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GREENPORT — Columbia-Greene Community College faced one of the best teams in the country on Thursday afternoon and nearly toppled the giant, ultimately losing 83-70 to Onondaga CC at home in women’s basketball.
The Lady Twins fell behind early as Onondaga took a 6-2 lead and extended it to 12-4 with 5:43 to go in the first quarter.
C-GCC picked up the pace over the next two minutes, pulling within 12-9 before ending the stanza down 22-14.
The Lazers started the second quarter on fire, pulling ahead 33-15 before Twins’ All’aha Albright stopped the run by nailing two free throws.
C-GCC managed to get back on track and made a run of its own down the stretch. Catskill native Shayna Ostrowsky capped the comeback with a three-pointer with five seconds left as C-GCC headed into intermission facing a 42-39 deficit.
Albright closed out the first half with a team-high 18 points — 14 coming from the charity stripe. Ostrowsky had six, Tanisha Edge 11 and Chatham’s Destynie Summers four.
The Twins immediately cut the deficit to just one point entering the second half, 42-41, before OCC went on a 4-0 run to regain control.
C-CGG wouldn’t let the Lazers get away easy, though, with Edge draining a three to tie the game up at 46-46.
OCC went on a 9-0 run after the midway point in the third quarter en route to ending the stanza up 60-56.
In the fourth quarter, Edge did all she could to keep the game close, draining another trey early on to make it 62-59.
Slowly, but surely, the Lazers (13-2) showed why they are one of the top teams in the nation, pulling ahead late in the game, cruising to their 10th straight victory.
Albright led the Lady Twins with 28 points while Edge added 26, Summers seven, Ostrowsky six and Brooke Hapeman three.
OCC’s Sam Britton scored a team-high 24 points. Morgan Deland had 22 and Jaleya Bryant 10.
C-GCC (3-9) heads to SUNY Adirondack on Saturday to face Clinton CC at 2 p.m.


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