BUFFALO, N.Y.-Randolph's season comes to an end despite Mckenna Maycock's 20 second half points. Randolph lost to Bishop Kearney in the Class C Far West Regional on Friday night at Buffalo State College, 64-48.
After the first quarter the Cardinals and the Kings were tied at 15, but Kearney opened up the game and outscored Randolph 16-3 in the second quarter. The Kings led 31-18 at the half. The Cardinals never gave up and were able to bring the game within single digits in the fourth quarter but Kearney was able to hold off Randolph and came away with the victory.
For most of the game Kearney was able to control the pace, led by Senior Captain # 11 Skyler Gausney-Jones. Gausney-Jones had 16 points on the night, Sophomore teammates # 0 Kharysma Bryant added 16 and # 22 Princella McCullough chipped in with 15. Gausney-Jones, Bryant, and McCullough combined for 47 of their teams 64 points.
Randolph had only 48 as a team. " We gave it our best shot. We weren't playing our typical game, we were hesitant. I've been saying all year when we play hesitant, that's when we struggle" said Randolph Head Coach Shawn Huntington.
Randolph has won 3 straight sectional titles, including this year. " It's sad" said Coach Shawn Huntington, " but it's not the end of the world, we were real young". Randolph finished the season with a 20-4 overall record. Coach Huntington also added " we had a good year, this was a rebuilding year for us".
The Cardinals are going to have success for years to come if Mckenna Maycock's play is any indicator. # 11 Maycock, a Sophomore guard, had a game-high 26 points on Friday, following a 36 point effort against Frewsburg and a 42 point game against Tapestry. "This will only fuel our fire" said Coach Huntington, " This will make her a better player, I've seen it before with her sister".
Bishop Kearney improves to 17-8 overall and will move on to represent the Far West in the Girls New York State Championships held in Glens Falls from March 15th- March 17th.