|IAC GIRLS BASKETBALL: MANWARING'S CAREER NIGHT LIFTS TIOGA TO COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN OVER NEWARK VALLEY (10 PHOTOS) (2018-02-06)
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER — Seniors Hannah Browne and Grace Manwaring, who enjoyed a career night, delivered from long distance late in the game to lead Tioga in a 52-51 come-from-behind win over Newark Valley here Tuesday night in IAC girls basketball action.
Tioga coach Joe Robinson said it was a fiercely-contested game.
“These girls know each other very well,” he said.
(Newark Valley coach Greg) Schweiger coaches a lot of our girls during the summer, so they are very familiar with each other,” noted Robinson. “They were really getting after each other tonight, it was a lot of fun.
“I have to give our girls a lot of credit, they dug deep and pulled one out,” added Robinson. “It’s a very nice win for us.”
Manwaring scored the first seven points of the game to give Tioga a 7-0 lead, but Newark Valley’s Maddy Sherwood countered with a pair of 3-pointers in a 12-0 run to give the Lady Cardinals a 12-7 lead.
Sherwood and Liz Ferguson knocked down 3-pointers in the second quarter to help Newark Valley to a double-digit lead, but Tioga freshman Eve Wood scored four points, and senior Emily Polo Rankin canned a 3-pointers to trim the deficit to 24-19 at the half.
Manwaring drained a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter, and scored 10 points, and Wood also canned a trey and score five points to fuel a 17-11 spurt that gave the Lady Tigers a 36-35 lead heading into the final eight minutes.
Bri Beebe connected on a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and scored 11 points to help Newark Valley to 46-40 lead with 2 1/2 minutes remaining.
Browne hit a pair of 3-pointers, her second tying the game at 49-49.
Manwaring then drained a 3-pointer from the right corner with 8 seconds remaining to give the Lady Tigers a 52-51 lead.
Newark Valley’s potential game-winner was off-the-mark at the buzzer.
Manwaring led Tioga with a career-high 23 points, including five 3-pointers, three rebounds, and two blocked shots, while Wood scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds, and senior Madi Teribury had six points, six rebounds, six assists, and one blocked shot.
Browne added six points, four steals, and three boards in the win, Polo Rankin chipped in with six assists, six rebounds, three steals, and one blocked shot, and junior Bekah Richter hauled down four boards.
Beebe led Newark Valley with 16 points, and Sherwood added 13.
Tioga, now 5-13, wraps up its 2017-18 campaign Thursday when it hosts Towanda.
IN PHOTO 1: Tioga's Grace Manwaring. ... PHOTOS COURTESY OF VINNIE TIMSHEK.