Cortland varsity girls basketball snaps a three-game losing streak on senior night

Cortland varsity girls basketball seniors. (Photo from Cortland Athletics Twitter).

The Cortland varsity girls basketball team had a successful senior night performance, as they upended East Syracuse Minoa 45-20. 

The Cortland Tigers jumped out to a 10-0 lead early in the first quarter, and they never looked back. 

“I am so proud of the girls and the way they played tonight,” said Cortland Head Coach Nolan Sinclair. “We came into this game off our first losing streak of the season. We needed to bounce back in a big way, and we did just that. The seniors did such an outstanding job of starting the game tonight. Their energy was electric. They played fast, but efficiently on the offensive end of the floor. Defensively, they communicated very well.” 

Seniors Marissa Gilmore and Shyanne Lewis not only did a great job of running the offense, but they also pressured ESM at the top of the Tiger’s halfcourt zone throughout the game. 

Cortland senior, Lyndise Babcock led the Tigers with 19 points and eight rebounds. Lewis recorded eight points, four rebounds, and three steals. 

“This game was exactly what we needed to get back on track,” said Coach Sinclair. “We are excited to finish the regular season strong heading to Oswego and Fulton before we prepare for the Sectional Tournament. We know that playing at Oswego and at Fulton are going to be very difficult games, but we are ready and look forward to the challenge.” 

The Lady Tigers (13-4) will travel to play Oswego (7-12) on February 13th at 6:45pm.