Typically in post season play as a team continues to advance the games become more competitive. The Cambridge Indians’ journey to a Section II title followed the script with a pair of blowout wins in the first two rounds, a closer semifinal game with Hoosick Falls and an overtime victory in the championship contest over Mekeel Christian.
Thursday night facing Seton Catholic in a regional semifinal, the Indians went “off script”. While needing extra minutes to decide things in their last run, Cambridge put this one away by halftime racing out to a 44-18 lead at the break and coasting to the 75-50 victory over the Knights.
Midway through the first the Indians took control finishing the period on a 16-5 run to take a 28-11 advantage after eight minutes of play. Defensively forcing turnovers which fueled their transition game, Cambridge clicked on all cylinders finishing the half shooting 19 of 35 from the floor while assisting on 10 of the made buckets.
Freshman Sophie Phillips led the way offensively for the Indians finishing with 17 points, while her twin sister Lily and freshman Fiona Mooney both added 15 points to the Cambridge attack.
Next up for the Indians is a 1:00 tip on Saturday at SUNY Canton where they’ll face Section X champion Madrid-Waddington in a regional final.
Cambridge heads to Canton Saturday with a 24-1 mark, and victory, whether one-sided or in overtime, puts this remarkable squad in the state final four.