The Bishop Canevin Girls Varsity Basketball got another chance at #1 ranked Rochester at home Thursday night. It was a much more competitive game but Rochester still prevailed with a 55-43 victory.
Canevin never led at Rochester on Saturday, but they took the first lead at home as Ashley Lippold scored on a layup off the opening tip to give BC a 2-0 lead. Mackenzie Huet scored five points for BC in the first quarter. Rochester had a four point lead after one quarter.
Huet added another basket and Josie Bochicchio pitched in with four points in the second quarter as the Crusaders tied the game at 19 late in the second quarter. But Rochester scored the final four points of the quarter, inlcuding a three-point shot before the buzzer to give the Rams a four point lead at the half.
That shot may have sparked the Rams to begin the third quarter as they hit four three-ponters in the third quarter as part of a 20 point outburst to push the lead to 15. Savanah Abbott scored four points in the quarter and Bochicchio hit the first of her two three’s on the night for BC in the quarter.
BC was able to cut the lead to 12 in the final quarter, but couldn’t get any closer than that.
Bochichhio hit another three to finish with a team-high 11 points. Rutanya Taylor added four points in the final quarter to finish with 10 points. Huet finished with 9 and Abbott had 8 points.
BC drops to 3-2 in section play, 4-2 overall. Rochester improves to 6-0 in section play. Bishop Canevin stays in section play next week, going to Eden Christian Academy on Monday night, and returning home to face Cornell on Thursday night.