OSWEGO — The Oswego JV girls basketball team nipped Baldwinsville 42-40 on Thursday.

Oswego sprinted out to a 15-4 first-quarter lead. Baldwinsville closed the gap to four points in the second quarter. Oswego stretched its margin to nine by halftime.

The Bees made a run late behind a 19-point fourth quarter, but the JV Bucs held on for their first win of the season.

“After a 19-point loss in the opening game of the season last week, we bounced back in a big way. I was very proud of our team’s resilience and ability to stay composed,” Coach Ryan Lavner said. “We found ourselves in similar situations as the CBA game last Tuesday where we squandered a comfortable lead. We were able to make the adjustments this time around. That was a big step for our team as it showed our ability to learn from previous losses. It is only a loss if we do not learn something from it. Tonight we showed that we learned how to stay together and pick each other up when the momentum shifts.”

Sophia Babcock scored 13 points and Adriana Ellis scored 10 points to lead a balanced scoring attack for Oswego (1-3).

 

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