State Class AA semifinal at Hudson Valley Community College
Baldwin (20-1) vs Cicero-North Syracuse (20-2)
Baldwin defeated Deer Park to make their first trip to states. Cicero-North Syracuse features the No.1-rated junior in the country, Breanna Stewart, who has committed to UCONN. The 6'4" forward is six inches taller than any Baldwin player.
FINAL: Cicero-North Syracuse 55, Baldwin 35
Breanna Stewart had 28 points (10/13 FGs, 8/9 FTs) 14 rebounds, 7 blocks, 2 steals and 2 assists for Cicero-North Syracuse.
Corbin hits a pair of 3-pointers but this is too little too late for the Bruins.
Northstars break it wide open, 40-20, with 2:45 left. Baldwin has no answer for Stewart's size.
END OF THIRD QUARTER: Cicero-North Syracuse 47, Baldwin 22
Stewart is dominating in every aspect of this game, now up to 15 points as Cicero-NS opens lead to 21-11 with 4:45 to go in the first half.
Alex Hampton has six points for Baldwin who is having no success on the inside for obvious reasons - Stewart is altering every shot attempt from inside the arc, let alone in the paint.
Northstars starting to pull away early, 27-14 with 1:30 to go. Several Bruins with two fouls and Hudson and Greene each have three. Stewart comes out with 1:11 to go.
HALFTIME: Cicero-North Syracuse 28, Baldwin 14
Breanna Stewart has 18 points (6/9 FGS, 6/7 FTS), 7 rebounds, three blocks, two steals and countless altered shots
Breanna Stewart is literally a full head taller than Degraff and Greene and they will be tested mightilly as they attempt to contain the future Husky. Northstars lead 3-0 with 5:48 to go.
Keira Corbin (5-foot-3) versus Stewart (6-foot-4) on a drive to the basket, Stewart makes her second authoritative block.
Baldwin Bruins: Alex Hampton, Keira Corbin, Courtney Jackson, Janae Degraff, Katie Greene
Cicero-North Syracuse: Sarah Bowles, Brittany Paul, Abbey Timpano, Kelsey Mattice, Breanna Stewart
Katie Greene's basket makes it 11-9 Cicero-NS with 1:51 to go.
Stewart picks up her second foul with 32.3 seconds left in first quarter and remains in the game.
END OF FIRST QUARTER : 13 -9 Cicero-North Syracuse
Breanna Stewart has nine points (3-for-5 FG, 3-3 FT) 3 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals