Hoosic Valley Stops Greenwich


The Indians of Hoosic Valley used balanced scoring and their trademark man-man defense to take control early and cruised to the 47-25 victory over the visiting Witches from Greenwich.

The visitors led just once in the contest scoring the opening bucket before the Indians went on a 10-0 run over the remainder of the period with Renee Serafin’s four points leading the way.

Valley center Alex Rifenburg opened the second quarter with a deep 3-ball giving the Indians a 13-2 advantage before Molly Brophy scored on a runner for Greenwich at the 6:20 mark, breaking an eight minute dry spell for the Witches attack.

Hoosic Valley used a 7-2 spurt to expand their lead to 20-6 midway through the period on a Zoe Neary free throw, a putback from Rifenburg and a pair of buckets by Serafin, and took a 21-8 lead into the break.

Two  minutes into the third with a 24-12 cushion the Valley put this one away.

Two knock down jumpers from Jessica Espey, a pair of scores from Sam Lanoue , a triple from Emaleigh Peckham and a Serafin deuce pushed the Indians lead to 37-15 and from there the decision was never in doubt for the home squad.

On the night nine players scored for the Valley with balance at the top, Serafin finishing with 10 points, Lanoue 9, Rifenburg 8, and Peckham 7 points for the 4-1 Indians.

Greenwich was led by Molly Brophy’s eight points with Emma Brophy netting seven for the 2-1 Witches.

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