OSWEGO — The Oswego St. Paul’s Leprechaun 4th/5th grade travel girls basketball team ended the regular season on a high note Monday, as they beat Marcellus by a score of 32-15 at the Trinity Catholic School Gym.
Oswego split a doubleheader Oct. 16 at Soule Road Middle School. The Lady Buccaneers beat Liverpool, 18-15, but lost 28-24 to Cicero-North Syracuse.
The win over Marcellus moved Oswego to 7-3 on the season. They earned the second seed in Sunday’s season-ending single elimination tournament at Chestnut Hill Middle School in Liverpool.
For Sunday’s tournament, Oswego will play the winner of Central Square-Baldwinsville at 4 p.m. in the semifinal round. If Oswego wins, they move on to the championship game at 5 p.m.
Oswego 32, Marcellus 15: Oswego and Marcellus battled in a tight first half. Oswego led 12-8 at the break behind six points from Tenly Baker. Maria Sweet, Giada Pezzlo, and Deysha Cruz each had two points for the Lady Buccaneers.
Oswego kept grinding away in the second half and eventually pulled away for a victory. Sweet added eight in the second half. Pezzlo dropped six points, Baker had four, and Cruz contributed two.
For the game, Baker led the way with 10 points, Sweet and Pezzlo both had eight points, and Cruz totaled four. Also hitting the floor for Oswego were Abbie Ohnmacht, LaLa Mosqueda, Morgan Mills, Alyssa Britt, Kaelyn Bond, Maria Murray, and Lindsay Colasurdo.
Oswego 18, Liverpool 15: Oswego rallied from a one-point halftime deficit to beat the Lady Warriors in the first game of the doubleheader. Pezzlo and Baker led the way with six points each. Sweet had four points, and Cruz added two.
C-NS 28, Oswego 24: In the second game of the doubleheader, Oswego battled the first-place team in the league to a hard-fought game.
However, in the end, the Lady Shooting Stars triumphed over the Lady Bucs for the victory. Oswego only trailed 8-6 at half, but a wild second half saw both teams combine for a season-high 38 points.
Sweet’s 10 points led Oswego. Pezzlo and Cruz scored six points apiece. Baker contributed two points.