HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Behind a career night from Chelsea Stevens, the Hoosick Falls Central School girls basketball team rolled to a 67-20 win over Cambridge Central School on Friday night.
Stevens went 8-for-15 from beyond the arc on Friday, setting a school record for most three-point baskets made and outscoring the Indians by herself, 26-20.
"I had to get a little less arc on my ball, and everything fell into place," Stevens said. "It was very nice, it was great to help out the team tonight."
Stevens started her outburst in the second quarter. With the Panthers leading 9-5, Stevens hit a trey in the right corner off a pass from Carsen Williams (7 points, 6 assists) to make it 12-5, then on the next possession Williams hit Stevens again, in nearly the same spot, to make it 15-5. Stevens would turn distributor on a pass to Olivia Schneider (7 points) to bump the lead to 12, then Williams hit Stevens twice more in the right corner to make it 13-7. To end the half, Stevens would connect on a three from the left corner to make it a 27-7 lead.
Stevens shot 5-for-6 from beyond the arc in the quarter.
"There is probably nobody that takes more shots than Chelsea," coach Eamonn DeGraaf said. "She is in here every night. It is by no surprise, she works for it. If people let her sit out there and shoot, she will make it most of the time."
With the lead at 20 entering the second half, the Panthers put their foot on the gas to close the game out in the third.
Rachel Pine (6 points) started the quarter by scoring off a pass from Williams, sparking a 26-0 run that spanned almost the entire quarter. As the buzzer was about to sound, Sarah Cuddihy (5 points) found Olivia Mooney (4 points) to get the Indians on the board and make it a 53-9 game.
In the fourth, Cambridge was able to get into double-digits when Cuddihy started finding a rhythm. She converted a turnover into a coast-to-coast layup to make it 56-14, then she found Mariah Coley for a basket and then on the next trip down hit a jumper. Stevens would hit her eighth three in the final frame, and she also put back an offensive rebound. After not pulling down a rebound in the first half, Stevens pulled down eight in the second half, including four on the offensive glass.
In the first quarter, Cambridge would get out to an early lead and would hold a 3-0 advantage through the first five minutes. Cuddihy found Snyder for a jumper to open the scoring. The Panthers, though, would go on a 7-0 run to end the quarter and take the lead for good.
Kelly Pine scored six points and hauled in eight rebounds for Hoosick Falls, while frontcourt partner Megan Flynn had six points and 10 rebounds.
"In our league, if you have two big girls they can do some damage," DeGraaf said. "[Flynn] had a great game the other night against Greenwich...We know Kelly is a great player. She knows her ability and she tends to go up strong."
Hoosick Falls heads into the winter break with a 3-2 record, 3-1 in the Wasaren League, while Cambridge falls to 1-4 overall and 1-4 in the Wasaren.