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Phoenix girls end with two losses

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix girls varsity basketball team’s season concluded with losses to Bishop Ludden and Chittenango.

The Lady Firebirds’ season ends with a final overall record of 3-15.

Bishop Ludden outscored Phoenix 26-15 during the first and third quarters to come away with the win Jan. 31.

An efficient third quarter was also a benefit for Chittenango when it took on Phoenix Feb. 5. Chittenango cushioned a slim halftime lead by outscoring Phoenix 15-8 during the third quarter en route to a hard fought win.

Bishop Ludden (8-8) got off to a decent start when it took on the Lady Firebirds. By the end of the first quarter, they had built a five-point advantage. Bishop Ludden added to its lead during the second quarter, outscoring Phoenix by three points to take a 27-19 halftime lead.

Bishop Ludden all but put the game out of reach during the third quarter. Bishop Ludden outscored Phoenix by six points to extend its lead to 14 points by the end of the quarter. However, The Lady Firebirds kept battling and cut into Bishop Ludden’s lead. Unfortunately, Bishop Ludden’s lead proved to be insurmountable as it came away with a 53-41 win.

Leading the way for Phoenix was Katherine Oliver, who scored 13 points. Following Oliver was Sydney Patzke with eight points and Kimberly Holbrook with six points.

Meghan Barry chipped in 5 points while Kylie Wallace, Justice Mills and Shannon Dolan combined to score nine points. A pivotal third quarter run proved to be key in Chittenango’s (5-12) win over Phoenix.

After a competitive first quarter, The Lady Firebirds only faced a one-point deficit. The second quarter proved to be equally as competitive. Chittenango outscored Phoenix by a point to take a two-point lead into halftime at 12-10.

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Phoenix girls basketball loses to Bishop Grimes, Marcellus

200286940-001by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix girls varsity basketball team lost to Bishop Grimes and Marcellus last week.

Bishop Grimes outscored Phoenix 30-8 during the second and third quarters of their Jan. 24 game to come way with the win.

Unfortunately for the Lady Firebirds, it didn’t get any easier when they took on Marcellus Jan. 29.

After being outscored by Phoenix during the first quarter, Marcellus cruised to the win after outscoring the Lady Firebirds 49-21 the rest of the way.

Aiming for an upset, Phoenix had a two-point lead over Bishop Grimes following a competitive first quarter. However, Bishop Grimes stormed ahead during the second quarter, outscoring the Lady Firebirds by five points to take a three-point lead into halftime at 16-13.

Bishop Grimes began to pull away from Phoenix during the third quarter and built a 20-point lead by the end of the quarter.

Despite facing the large deficit, Phoenix refused to quit as it rallied to cut into Bishop Grimes’ lead during the fourth quarter.

The lead proved to be too much to overcome as Bishop Grimes came away with a 45-32 win.

Leading the way for Phoenix was Meghan Barry and Katherine Oliver, who both scored 10 points. Justice Mills followed with six points while Sydney Patzke chipped in three points for the Lady Firebirds.

The competition didn’t ease up any when Phoenix took on Marcellus.

The Lady Firebirds got off to a decent start, building a three-point lead over Marcellus by the end of the first quarter. Unfortunately for Phoenix, Marcellus began to take charge during the second quarter. Marcellus took a 22-17 halftime lead.

Marcellus refused to let up during the third quarter. The Mustangs outscored Phoenix by 11 points to extend their lead to 16 points.

During the fourth quarter, Marcellus outscored the Lady Firebirds by nine points to cap off a 55-30 win.

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