It was a perfect storm for the visitors from Cambridge Wednesday night in Schaghticoke. Over the first eight minutes of play the Lady Indians of the North scored on drives to the rim, jumpers from deep, converted seven of eight from the free throw line, and consistently pounded the offensive glass while defensively turning Hoosic Valley over eight times in the frame.
End result? A 20-0 run to start things, a 22-4 lead at the end of the quarter, and little doubt the rest of the way regarding the decision that played out as a 54-22 Cambridge victory, their 16th straight to start the season.
Lilly Phillips scored the first seven points of the night for Cambridge on an up and under move, a pair of free throws and a deep triple from the top.
A Fiona Mooney bucket, a 3-ball by Stasia Epler and three free throws by Sophie Phillips stretched the Cambridge lead to 15-0 with 3:18 remianing in the first.
A driving duece by Lilly and a wing triple by Sophie made it 20-0 , before a Sam Lanoue jumper at the 1:19 mark finally got the Valley on the board.
After a two minute dry spell by both squads to start the second frame, a Ruth Nolan steal and score followed by eight points from Lilly on a pair of deep hits, and a drive to the rack, gave the visitors a 32-6 advantage with 3:05 left in the period.
Triples by Sophie and Jaylyn Prouty sandwiched around a Lanoue long ball closed out the quarter as Cambridge took a 38-9 lead into the break.
In the third, after an Ashlyn Chartier score for the Valley, Cambridge went on a 13-2 spurt with Mooney, Prouty and the Phillips twins all tallying in the run.
Hoosic Valley’s Anna Jensen drilled a three to close the frame leaving the final eight minutes for simply details.
Lilly Phillips with 22 points led all scorers on the night with Sophie adding 11 for the 16-0 Indians who continue their roll through the regular season in dominant fashion.
Jensen’s seven points led the way for the Valley who have 10 wins on the season, but on this night were put to bed early by Cambridge.