In the ladies match up, the Lady Pirates jumped out to a 7-0 lead and was in control, so it seemed, then Erin Shiflett and the Lady Eagles answered before the end of the first period. Meadville had battled back to tie Norborne at 9 all after one. The lead changed hands throughout the second period of the first half and ended with Norborne up 17-15 at the half.
The Lady Pirates would again trade leads several times with Meadville and at the beginning of the 4th period Norborne maintained a slim one point lead, and that’s how it went till the 3 minute mark when Sophomore Megan Shannon launched a 20 foot 3 and put Norborne up 4, followed by a clutch play by freshman Maddie Piper who would score 2 and go 1 for 2 from the foul line; Norborne was able to pull out a 34-26 victory.
Norborne was led by Senior Kalea Wood who put up 12, followed by 8 from Cheyenne Baxter who was strong defensively, especially at the post.
Meadville was led by Erin Shiflett with 8 followed by 7 from Emily Cowan.
Meadville is now 5-3 while the Lady Pirates remains unbeaten at 7-0.
The boys contest was close, for a short time, until Meadville’s full court press and another great night of perimeter shooting put them on top by 15 after the first. Norborne never gave up, but was unable to overcome Meadville’s pressure and the Pirates fell 67-28.
The Eagles were led by Derek Smith who dropped three three-pointers to open the game and went on to a 25 point night. The scoring by the Eagles was well spread out across the rest of the roster.
The Pirates were led by a valiant effort from Tyler McNelly who put up 9 in a losing situation.
Norborne falls to 3-4 and Meadville remains unbeaten at 8-0.