By Rob Potter
ELDRED December 7, 2007 Monday evening’s opening round game of the Eldred Central School Girls’ Basketball Holiday Tournament featured the Lady Wildcats of Livingston Manor versus the Roscoe Lady Blue Devils.
But the teams were unable to finish the game and determine a winner.
As the teams battled with 2:47 remaining in the third quarter, the lights went out at the school and a portion of the hamlet was plunged into darkness after high winds reportedly felled a few trees across some electric lines.
At the half, Manor was up 35-25, and by the time play was curtailed by a lack of lighting on the court, the Lady Wildcats were up by 14 points (45-31).
At that moment, Megan Ellison was high scorer for Manor with 10 points.
Roscoe’s Sky Dutcher had 14 points, while Taylor DeVantier contributed six points by sinking a pair of 3-point shots.
It’s kind of hard to ask a coach what they thought of a game that was called because the power went out, but both coaches gave it their best shot.
“We were sloppy, had a lot of turnovers and weren’t playing our game,” Roscoe Coach Becky Ahart said of her team, which is playing on the varsity level for the first time since the 2003-2004 season.
Manor Coach Kevin Clifford, said, “We did alright… we were a little sloppy at times, and we have some things to iron out.”
Game is completed
on Wednesday at RCS
The Lady Wildcats and Lady Blue Devils finished their game on Wednesday afternoon at Roscoe Central School.
Manor held its advantage and went on to record a 61-42 victory.
In the last 2:47 of the third period, the Lady Wildcats went on an 8-1 scoring run to take a 53-32 lead into the final quarter.
Marissa Diescher scored a team-best 16 points, while Ellison finished the contest with 14 points. Angela Trotti and Natalia Cruz added 11 points and 10 points, respectively, for the Lady Wildcats.
For Roscoe (1-1), Dutcher finished with a game-high 17 points, while Amanda Ladenhauf netted 10 points and DeVantier had eight points.
Manor (2-0) was scheduled to face the host Eldred Lady Yellowjackets last night in the tournament’s championship game.