CANAJOHARIE - The Fonda-Fultonville Lady Braves used a 28-0 run to easily race past the Galway Golden Eagles 76-22 Friday in the first game of the Canajoharie Tip-Off Tournament at Canajoharie High School.
The Lady Braves (1-0) dominated Galway (0-1) 45-5 in the second half to give Tom Nethaway his first win as interim head coach, while head coach Wendi Waters is on maternity leave.
The Lady Braves jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead, but Galway finished the first quarter on a 9-3 run.
Fonda-Fultonville’s Monica Derby (15) brings the ball upcourt while under pressure from Galway’s Courtney Soule (20) Friday night in the opening round of the Canajoharie Tip-Off Tournament at Canajoharie High School. (The Leader-Herald/Shaun Anich)
Monica Derby scored Fonda-Fultonville's first four points of the second quarter, but Galway hung around for most of the frame. Galway's Shelby Suits broke a two-minute scoring drought by converting two free throws before hitting a jump shot to pull Galway within five. With the score at 22-17 and under two minutes remaining in the half, Parslow made her second three-point shot of the game to ignite a late 9-0 run. Freshman Julianna Taylor scored the last four points of the quarter for Fonda-Fultonville.
"First half we had some nice open shots, we just didn't put them in the hole," said Nethaway. "The girls played much better in the second half with getting the open looks and putting the open looks in the basket."
There were plenty of open looks to be had for the Lady Braves in the second half, as their 9-0 second-quarter run manifested itself quickly in the third quarter.
Fonda-Fultonville scored 19 straight points before Raven Pink made a jumper for Galway to stop the bleeding.
Several Lady Braves contributed scoring in the 28-0 outburst. Jeananna Warner and Monica Derby each scored eight points, while Taylor scored six and Parslow scored five.
As impressive as Fonda-Fultonville's offense was in the runaway victory, it was their relentless defense that set the table.
"Defense is where it starts," said Nethaway. "If we play good solid defense it gets you those open fast breaks and stuff like that."
The Lady Braves' best offensive quarter was the fourth where they posted 23 points including the first 11 for either team. Parslow dominated throughout the quarter for Fonda-Fultonville, at one point scoring 11 straight points for the Lady Braves.
"Obviously, Emily Parslow put up big numbers," said Nethaway. "She's going to be our offensive scorer but as a team we've got to rally around her and we've got to have other girls scoring."
Four Lady Braves finished with double-digit points before all was said and done including Derby with 15, Taylor with 13, Warner with 12, and Parslow.
Fonda-Fultonville will face off against Canajoharie today for the Tip-Off Tournament title.
Fonda-Fultonville 76, Galway 22
Fonda-Fultonville10 21 22 23 - 76
Galway9 8 2 3 - 22
Parslow 8-3-21, Derby 6-3-15, Auriemma 1-2-4, Beddig 2-0-4, Taylor 5-2-13, Warner 4-4-12, Nethaway 1-1-3, Egelston 0-4-4. Totals 27-19-76.
Zawisa 2-0-4, Pink 2-0-4, Snyder 0-1-1, Chase 0-4-4, Breckenridge 1-1-3, Naughton 1-0-2, Suits 1-2-4. Totals 7-8-22.
3-point goals: Fonda-Fultonville 3 (Parslow 2, Taylor)