Monday, February 6, 2017


LOCH SHELDRAKE--The Tri-Valley Lady Bears shook off first quarter jitters to defeat Chester in a non-league  59-30  win Saturday night in the final game of the 9th Annual Sullivan County BCANY Vs Cancer Classic tournament at Sullivan County Community College.

  Poor defense coupled with minimal offense allowed the Chester Hambletonians to jump out to a 13-8 first quarter lead. Nine of Chester's 13 points were off three treys by Bridget Burke, Julianna Garvey and Janeen Gomez. 
  The Bears immediate response resulted in good defense and an offense that outscored Chester 17-7 allowing Tri-Valley to take a 25-20 halftime lead.
  Leading the second quarter offense was guard Morgan Shamro who poured in nine points off of four two-pointers and a foul shot and two-pointers from Nicole Beach, Jill Mungeer, Samantha Raymond and Angie DiToro.
  Tri-Valley tied the game at 18-18 at 2:22 of the second quarter.
  The Bears kept the pedal to the metal outscoring the Hambletonians 16-6 in the third quarter and 18-4 in the final eight minutes of play.

  Shamro led the Bears third and fourth quarter scoring with nine points off three two-pointers and three foul shots.

  Tri-Valley's second, third and fourth quarter defense led to 30 turnovers by Chester. The Bears committed 13 turnovers.

  Shamro led TriValley's scoring with 19 points followed by Angie DiToro with 13 points off five two-pointers and three foul shots. Jaclyn Musa added eight points off three two-pointers and two foul shots.

  Abigail Dembek led Chester with seven points followed by Emee Go with six.
  Tri-Valley with the win upped their record to 9-6 and 1-0 in OCIAA Class C league play. Chester falls to 2-12 and 1-2 in OCIAA Class B league play.
  Tri-Valley coach John Tenbus in post-game remarks commented on the first quarter saying "it was sloppy and we turned the ball over too much and didn't play good defense."
  "We came out a little nervous playing on the big court and big atmosphere but we battled back real well and focused better from the second quarter on and were able to open it up from there," Tenbus added.

  Chester coach Peter Rickard admitted," I have a very young team and I'm pleased with our first half but Tri-Valley played very well and has a very good team."
  Rickard noted that Chester would be returning to Class C play in two years.                                                                


Tri-Valley's Samantha Raymond (44) prepares to shoot a layup in the Bears 59-30 win over Chester Saturday at the 9th Annual Sullivan County BCANY vs Cancer Classic at SCCC. Trailing the play are Chester's Abigail Dembek (22) and Janeen Gomez (33).


Tri-Valley's Jillian Mungeer (32) shoots over Chester's Bridget Burke (5) in the Bears 59-30 win Saturday at the 9th Annual Sullivan County BCANY vs Cancer Classic at SCCC.


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