I’ve only seen the Cambridge girls play twice this season and that’s one game more than I needed to realize this was the best Class C squad I’d seen in quite a while. Why? They can beat you like a drum in multiple ways.
The Indians can guard, and turn you over which ignites their lethal transition game. They have knock down shooters, and a strong inside game. If that’s not enough they’re well coached and maybe most importantly they have great team chemistry.
I didn’t make the trip Saturday to Canton but by all accounts Cambridge showed all the things that make them, well Cambridge, in rolling over Madrid-Waddington 60-36 in the Class C regional final at SUNY Potsdam.
Cambridge led 14-12 after the first, and then went to work on the defensive end turning over Madrid-Waddington time and again, sparking a 16-0 run, and the Indians never looked back.
By the break the Indians had doubled up M-W at 32-16 and started the third period on an 11-0 streak leaving no doubt about their final four appearance next weekend at HVCC where Cambridge will face Millbrook in a 10 a.m. tip.
Sophie Phillips led the Indians in scoring with 17 points while Hellen Mooney added 15, and Bridey Nolan dropped 12 points drilling four triples.
With the win Cambridge improves to 25-1 on the season and now preps for a state semifinal, looking to unleash their multifaceted game two more times this final four weekend in Troy.