Josh Thomson is covering the Irvington vs. Jamestown game…
I’m pickup up the updates here in the second half with the Bulldogs in command 45-26 over Jamestown with 5:40 left in the third quarter.
At the half, the Bulldogs have been led by the deadly duo of Brittni Lai and Alexis Martins. Lai scored 14 in the first half and Martins had 12 points with 10 rebounds.
Update 1: Alyssa DiCampli nails a 3-pointer to extend Irvington’s lead to 20 points (50-30) with 3:35 left in the third quarter. DiCampli follows that up on the next series by dishing it off to Marley Giddins, who banks in her shot right under the basket.
Update 2: Lai just scored her 16th point of the game on a nice move to the basket, gives Irvington a 56-30 lead. Irvington calls a timeout with 1:42 left to go in the third quarter.
Update 3: Jamestown’s Haley Davis just misses a buzzer beater at the end of the third quarter. Irvington cruising in this one entering the fourth quarter with a 58-34 lead.
Update 4: DiCampli dishes off to Martins, who goes right up for the basket, 61-34 with just over six minutes to go.
Update 5: Irvington has played tight defense and most importantly has stayed out of foul trouble while doing so. Lai picks up the teams first foul here in the fourth quarter.
Update 6: Martins doesn’t give up on the play and fights for two points under the basket to give Irvington a 65-36 lead with 4:20 left.
Update 7: Laurilyn Gelardi extends the Irvington lead to 31 points connecting on two shots from the line (3:55 left) in the game.
Update 8: Giddins follows that up by getting to the line 30 seconds later, sinking both shots as Irvington leads 69-36.
Update 9: After 5-straight points for Jamestown, Irvington calls a 30 second timeout. The Bulldogs remain in control, 69-44.
Update 10: The reserves are in to finish off the victory for Irvington.
Update 11: Irvington wins the first round bracket game 69-49 and will face Mount Vernon in the championship tomorrow at 4 p.m.
Jamestown will face Kingston in the consolation game at the County Center at 2 p.m.
In the dominating win, the trio of Alexis Martins, Brittni Lai, and Marley Giddins combined for 57 of the teams 69 points. Martins finished with 20 points and was a monster on the boards matching her total rebounds she finished with last year in the tournament with 20 boards. For a second-straight year, Martins came just one rebound shy of tying the tournament record in boards (21) which was set by Danielle Hood from Panas in 2003.
Lai matched Martins pouring in 20 points on 8 of 14 shooting from the field and went 4-for-5 from the line, while Giddins scored 11 points in the second half to finish with a total of 17 points.