Miranda Drummond scored a team-high 21 points Friday to lead visiting Harpursville to a 53-51 girls basketball upset of third-seeded Unadilla Valley in a Section Four Class C quarterfinal Friday.
The Storm trailed by six with less than 30 seconds to play, but Jordan Anderson and Amanda Off scored off steals to cut the Hornets’ lead to two.
Savannah Murray then sank two free throws with 15 seconds to go, but UV’s Jordan Davis hit a three-pointer to cut the lead to one seven seconds later.
Murray then made 1 of 2 free throws to cap the scoring with 6 seconds left. The Storm (15-2) failed to get a good look before the buzzer.
Savannah Murray scored 11 points for the Hornets, Tatianna Sosnowsky contributed 10 points and Shelby Medovich had nine.
“Medovich and Sosnowsky had big nights for them,” said UV coach Brandi Backus, whose team won the Midstate Athletic Conference championship last Saturday at Oneonta State with a victory over Unatego. “It may not look it in the scoring column, but they were the key to the game for them.”
Amanda Off scored a varsity-high 25 points for the Storm, who received 15 points from fellow senior Anderson.
“I could not ask anymore of my team,” Backus said. “They played their hearts out and never gave up. Down six points with 30 seconds left and they continued to fight their way back.
“This group of seniors has done so much for our program,” she continued. “They took their lumps early on, but they continued to get better and worked on their games. They should be proud of everything they accomplished in our program.”
Sixth-seeded Harpursville (16-3) will visit second-seeded Elmira Notre Dame (15-3) for a Section Four Class C semifinal Tuesday. The Crusaders advanced with a 42-6 rout of 10th-seeded Bainbridge-Guilford on Friday. Statistics were not reported by press time.