Watkins Glen hung around for three-plus quarters but couldn’t keep up Section 2’s Cambridge in Saturday night’s Class C state basketball title game at Hudson Valley Community College.
More specifically, the Senecas didn’t have anyone like Indians sophomore Sophie Phillips, who scored 24 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, handed out six assists and made three steals in her team’s 57-43 victory.
It marked the first state title in program history for Cambridge, which denied Watkins Glen a second state title in three seasons.
Watkins Glen 43
Cambridge breaks it open w a fantastic q4 to win the Class C state title. @Sophie_Philly hung 24 in the W, Stasia Epler added 14. 4 between 9-11 for WG in what was a great effort. 4 2021s & a 2022 in the starting lineup… the future is now 👀 pic.twitter.com/tm4s9wluAh
— Empire State Takeover (@NYSTakeover) March 17, 2019
Phillips, a sophomore, was rightfully selected as the tournament’s MVP. A slender 5-foot-11 point guard, she possessed quickness, speed, could drive in either direction, hit two three-pointers and found open teammates.
Watkins Glen trails Cambridge by 5 points with a minute and a half left in the 3rd quarter of the Class C NYS title game pic.twitter.com/mzqb7SHKBf
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— NYSPHSAA (@NYSPHSAA) March 17, 2019