3rd-quarter run propels Syracuse to win over Seawolves

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse limited from 3, but still pulls out 64-49 win against Stony Brook Alexis Peterson attacked the hoop while being sandwiched by two Stony Brook defenders. The Seawolves’ Kori Bayne-Walker tumbled to the floor and drew a charge.Peterson turned around to stare at the ref and threw her hands up in disappointment.On Syracuse’s next possession, Peterson pump-faked to get her defender out of her path. She penetrated the paint again. Again the ref blew their whistle, this time for a charge.But within the next 60 seconds, Peterson turned the game from a tie to an SU lead that it wouldn’t give up. A mid-range jumper. A 3-pointer. A 34-31 lead. The third-quarter sequence flipped the game on its head and sparked a 16-5 SU run.“If I dwell on the turnovers then I’ll never be able to progress,” Peterson said. “… I just have to keep my team moving forward.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd after Syracuse faced a two-point halftime deficit, that’s what the Orange did.It was No. 20 SU’s (5-2) third-quarter turnaround that led to a 64-49 win against Stony Brook (4-4) on Sunday in the Carrier Dome. The Orange bumped a 26.7 field-goal percentage to 36.5 after scoring 20 second-half points in the paint compared to 10 in the first. After a lackluster opening two quarters ended with Syracuse down 25-23, 22 third-quarter points allowed it to cruise to victory over a team that has never beaten a ranked opponent.Other than switching from a zone full-court press to a man-to-man one — something Syracuse has typically done in third quarters this season — the difference came down to finishing plays, whether it be hitting open shots or forcing turnovers.“There was no adjustment to be made because we were doing the things we had in our game plan,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “You can’t make an adjustment until you figure out what you’re doing isn’t working. So there’s nothing to adjust.”With less than three minutes left in the third quarter and Syracuse up by only four, Isabella Slim was called for an illegal screen. But on Stony Brook’s next possession, Davion Wingate was met at halfcourt by Peterson, who trapped her along the sideline.Wingate picked up her dribble and rushed a pass that landed in Jade Phillips’ hands. Peterson flew up the court and served as the outlet for Phillips before laying in another easy two points.After seemingly every negative play in the third, the Orange answered it with a positive one.One possession after Wingate was trapped at midcourt, the Seawolves couldn’t cross it in time and turned it over due to a 10-second violation. Five free throws later and SU was on a 9-0 run, breaking open a game that was close just minutes earlier.“(When) you’re down their throat the whole second half and you’re pressing them and you’re up on the ball and not giving them a chance to get into their half-court offense, they start to lose energy,” guard Brittney Sykes said, “and that’s where we go on our run because it’s easy run-outs for those layups.”Earlier this week, Hillsman told reporters his team had to be more productive in the third quarter. Entering Saturday, the Orange had been outscored 105-90 in the third period this season compared to outscoring opponents by 65 in all other quarters. It needed fourth-quarter comebacks to stave off upset bids by Rhode Island, Washington and Fordham.But against Stony Brook, SU didn’t let it come to the final 10 minutes. The Orange took care of business a little bit earlier this time.“Once we started making shots, we started getting into our half-court traps,” Hillsman said. “We got some steals, got some man-ups, got some balls going to the basket, sat back in our pressure. That was the difference in the game.” Commentscenter_img Published on December 6, 2015 at 6:35 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img

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first_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. ELLSWORTH — Marathon runners often traverse entire cities, counties and even states to reach their final destinations. One race this weekend took it even further.Local runners were among the many who traveled to the Downeast stretch of the U.S.-Canada border for Sunday’s Bay of Fundy International Marathon. The event featured a full marathon, half-marathon, ultra marathon and 10K and took runners between Lubec and Campobello, N.B.“I love the Bay of Fundy races,” said Franklin runner Lisa Kearns, one of 592 runners competing in the four-race event. “[It’s] one of my favorite places to race and visit the towns in that area.”In the marathon portion of the event, Jamie Anderson of Amherst was the top local finisher with a time of 3 hours, 22 minutes, 39 seconds. Andrew Tiemann of Ellsworth placed 17th with a time of 3:44:57, and Harlan Brown of Bar Harbor placed 70th with a time of 4:55:51 to give the race three Hancock County finishers.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the half-marathon, two Dedham runners earned top-10 finishes with Karl Zukauskas placing fifth with a time of 1:32:26 and Lilian Calderwood crossing the finish line as the top female finisher with a time of 1:35:44 and place of eighth. Other local finishers included Sara Hunt of Dedham (14th), Daphne Lang of Orland (26th), Laura Anderson of Bar Harbor (63rd) and Christa Brey of Ellsworth (80th).“I wanted just to get out there and see how I could do,” said Brey, who placed in the top third of the 285-runner half-marathon field. “There’s always a lot of people, but everybody’s always able to spread out pretty quickly.”In the 10K race, Nick Brown and Jada Wensman of Ellsworth placed fifth and sixth with times of 44:54 and 45:00, respectively. Tom Murphy of Ellsworth (14th), Kearns (28th), Lloyd Harmon of Ellsworth (56th), Michael Buss (69th), Robin Emery (108th) and Ryan Connolly (120th) of Lamoine, Ken Huitt (127th) and Lydia Madrid (128th) of Orland and Cheryl Murphy of Ellsworth (140th) rounded out the local finishers.At the end of the day, the event’s bravest runners crossed the finish line to conclude the 31-mile ultra marathon. In that race, Bar Harbor’s Emily Rusiecki finished with a time of 5:56:02 to place 10th of 18 competitors.The 438 runners crossing the U.S.-Canada border were required to check in a day or two before the event and display their passports prior to the race. Registration sites were present on both the American and Canadian sides with runners being bused across the border to the proper starting locations if necessary.“They’ve made it so they can keep track of everybody while also making sure there’s nothing disrupting the race,” Brey said. “There’s no stopping once you get to the border.”With nearly 600 people competing in races of different lengths and difficulty levels, runners finished at all hours of the morning and afternoon. Yet regardless of the races in which they were competing, the mood at the finish line was a festive one.“When you get to the finish line, the streets of Lubec are lined with runners greeting each other and cheering you on,” Brey said. “It’s a great experience.” Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Posts Biocenter_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)last_img

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first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story “This means a lot to our community,” said head coach Dan Salisbury. “It was a great game and they (Marcellus) played us tough, but our kids hung in there.”Maybe it only figured that, after all the seasons spent in relative purgatory, Solvay, in order to win this battle between two undefeated (4-0) teams atop the Class B West division, would have to endure a long and stressful battle with Marcellus that stretched more than three hours and included a rash of penalties on both sides.The state Class B no. 15-ranked Bearcats temporarily silenced the state no. 10-ranked Mustangs and its large Homecoming crowd by scoring twice in the first three minutes to grab a 14-0 lead. It is difficult to easily measure the amount of catharsis felt by Solvay football players, coaches and fans as the clock ran out Friday night and the Bearcats had defeated Marcellus 42-35.Gone was a playoff drought that had stretched for more than a decade. Also gone was a streak of 12 consecutive defeats to the Mustangs that dated back to 2008, the Tom Anthony Silver Cup finally back in Solvay’s hands.“It’s crazy, it’s mayhem, but we deserved it,” said quarterback Brock Bagozzi, whose four touchdown passes helped the Bearcats withstand numerous Marcellus comebacks. A 60-yard pass from Bagozzi to Russ Tarbell setting up a two-yard scoring run by Jaimen Bliss, followed by a Marcellus punt that Elijah Wright blocked and Tyriq Block picked up and took to the end zone.Marcellus absorbed this and, with its own vaunted ground game, put together two scoring drives of its own to tie it, 14-14, by the middle of the second quarter, and would pull back even again at 21-21 late in the half after Blaine Franklin’s two-yard scoring dash got the Bearcats back in front.Perhaps the game’s most important play came after that third Mustangs touchdown, scored by Sean Tierney on a three-yard run with less than a minute left in the half.On the very next play from scrimmage, Bagozzi, from his own 45, threw deep down the right sideline and found a streaking Cullen Scott, the 55-yard TD putting Solvay in front for good.The Bearcats’ 28-21 halftime edge didn’t feel secure, given the way that Marcellus was moving the ball on the ground and the fact that Solvay would not have Bliss for the rest of the game due to injury.Bagozzi was still out there, though, and midway through the third quarter he again burned the Mustangs deep, this time with a 48-yard TD pass to Scott over the middle, doubling Solvay’s margin to 35-21.Tierney’s seven-yard scoring pass to Jared Sammon on fourth-and-goal brought the Mustangs back within seven, but early in the fourth quarter Bagozzi again threw deep over the middle, finding Tarbell for a TD that covered 54 yards early in the fourth quarter.Trailing 42-28, the Mustangs kept itself alive when Nick Kermes intercepted Bagozzi, setting up a short five that Kermes finished off from one yard out with 7:30 to play.After a defensive stop, Marcellus got the ball at its own 20 and, again churning up yards on the ground, drove to Solvay’s 25. But after an incomplete pass to the end zone, the Mustangs halted and, on fourth-and-11, Kermes caught a Tierney pass near the goal line, but was out of bounds.Able to run out the clock, the Bearcats claimed its fifth consecutive win, and all it needs now is to defeat Westhill next Friday at Al Merola Field to lock up the B West regular-season title. Tags: footballMarcellusSolvaylast_img

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