HORSEHEADS, NEW YORK - At the begining of the season, the Horseheads girls basketball teams said all of the right things, that is, until you brought up Binghamton. Something else flashed in their eyes when reporters brought up the Patriots. Three of their four losses during the 2011-2012 season, came at the hands of the Patriots. That lead to a simple message, "We want to beat Binghamton," said many of the players.
On Tuesday night, the Blue Raiders had their first crack at pay back. After Horseheads built up a 7-2 lead in the first quarter, the Blue Raiders began to pile it on, and the Patriots helped. The girls in blue forced 14 turnovers in the first, and Horseheads was all too willing to capitalize on everyone of them.
In a matter of four plays, Blue Raider, Tess Wicks connected on a three pointer, a long jumper from just inside the three-point line, and blocked a lay up attempt by Binghamton. Wicks and her teammates knew they had to step up, as guard Ellie Leszyk was carried off the court with an injury, with five minutes to play in the first quarter.
When the clock hit zero, Horseheads had earned a 63 to 42 win. Wicks lead the charge with 20, while Jen Chalk poured in 16. The Blue Raiders move to 8-0, and continue the momentum.