There were two very different girls basketball teams in the Seneca High School gym last Thursday night, when the LaFarge Wildcats visited the Indians for the last conference game before the holiday break.
Of course, there were the hosts, the undefeated Seneca Indians with their 6-0 record this season. The team’s overall record dating to 2009-2010 season is now 53-2. The last regular season conference game lost by the Seneca girls basketball team occurred in the 2008-2009 season when they lost to Ithaca 49-44 on Thursday, Feb. 12. The Indians have been the undefeated Ridge and Valley Conference Champions for the past two seasons.
Things are quite a bit different for the struggling LaFarge girls basketball team, which was forced at times last season to play games with only four players on the court as they compiled an 0-20 record. The Wildcats arrived in Seneca last Thursday with a 1-5 record. Their only win has been a come-from-behind, double-overtime 41-39 victory over the winless Weston Silver Eagles on Thursday, Dec. 15. The LaFarge girls basketball team has not posted a winning record in the past 10 years.
What happened in Seneca last Thursday?
The Indians defeated the visiting Wildcats 65-9. LaFarge did not score more than three points until late in the third quarter.
Seneca’s junior guard Logan Lessard had a field day running past Wildcat defenders to score 20 points mostly on lay-ups. She led all scorers. The Indians’ versatile senior forward Kalli Boland scored 16 points, despite spending a considerable amount of time on the bench.
Senior forward Sawyer Roberts, junior forward Heather Wall and freshman guard Taylor Redman each scored six points.
Rounding out the scoring for Seneca were Alexis Payne with five points Brianna Brockway with four points and Danielle Withey with two points.
LaFarge freshman Olivia Herken led her team in scoring with four points.
The Indians return to action on Thursday, Jan. 5, when they travel to Weston to take on the winless Silver Eagles—bring a pillow.