ELMIRA — Elmira Notre Dame overcame a 13-point halftime deficit to edge Corning 41-37 in overtime on Friday in the Josh Palmer Tournament girls division consolidation bracket.

The Crusaders got off to a strong start, with five points in the first 50 seconds with a bucket from Courtney Crater and a triple from Madison Wats.

Corning responded with a 10-2 run to end the quarter on five points from Erin Terwilliger and four points from Kenna Newman.

The Hawks then took control in the second quarter, outscoring Elmira Notre Dame 13-3 in the quarter. Lexie Easling had four points and Kenna Newman added four points. Corning’s defense held the Crusaders without a bucket for the first 5:55 of the frame for a 23-10 lead at halftime.

After halftime, the Crusaders 12-6 run in the third quarter to cut the Hawks lead to 28-22.

The fourth quarter started with a Watts jump shot that cut the Hawks lead to 28-24, followed by a response from Newman with 7:10 remaining.

Elmira Notre Dame then proceeded to to go on a 8-0 in the next five minutes, that included a trap defense from the Crusaders that bothered Corning getting the ball up the floor.

Mary Foster provided three of the eight points for the Crusaders during the run that put them up by three with 2:52 to go in the contest.

The ensuing Corning possession, Easing drilled a mid-range jump shot from the left side of the court to  cut the Crusader lead to one with 1:31 to go.

Kaliah Rivera was fouled the next possession for the Crusaders and made one free-throw to put them up by two at 34-32 with 59.4 seconds to go.

Elmira Notre Dame got the ball back after a turnover, but a missed shot put the ball in the hands of the Hawks with 35 seconds to go.

Corning put the ball in the hands of Newman and she delivered with a clutch jump shot with only 25 seconds to go in the contest to tie the game at 32.

Notre Dame and the Hawks each missed shots at the buzzer that forced overtime.

The Crusaders got the scoring started in the extra period with a three-pointer from Taylor Vandine for a 37-34 lead.

The next Corning possession, Lauren Beall converted a lay-up with a foul to tie the game at 37.

Crater then was fouled and made both free-throws with 2:17 remaining.

After empty possessions from both teams, Rivera was fouled with 1:06 to go and hit one of two free-throws that put the Crusaders up three.

Corning got a good look at a three-pointer to tie the game, but it rimmed out.

Newman had 13 points to lead the Hawks while Terwilliger and Easling each added seven points.

Rivera posted 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Crusaders.

“We just couldn’t get a shot to drop in the second half,” Corning head coach Mike Johnston said. “It was a solid effort today.”

Horseheads 59, Hornell 21

ELMIRA — Horseheads used speed and a strong first half to top Hornell 59-21 in the Josh Palmer Tournament girls division consolidation bracket on Friday.

Hornell started off the scoring when MacKenzie Congdon drilled a jump shot from the free-throw line that gave the Red Raiders an early 2-0 lead.

After that bucket, Horseheads stormed on a unprecedented 27-0 run that stretched in to the second quarter. The run included 10 points from Alli Richmond, seven points from Jenna Nickerson and six points from Jillian Casey.

The Blue Raiders ended the half up 35-4.

“I felt the kids came out strong today,” Horseheads head coach Andy Scott said. “We don’t normally press, but it was effective today.”

Horseheads outscored the Red Raiders 24-17 in the final 16 minutes.

Richmond had 12 points for the Blue Raiders, Nickerson posted nine points and Casey added eight points.

Jaden Sciotti recorded 10 points for Hornell.

Horseheads out rebounded the Red Raiders 34-12 in the contest including 16 offensive rebounds.

“The girls did a great job on the offensive and defensive glass,” said Scott. “I was pleased with their defensive close outs and enthusiasm. It was a great team win today.”

Girls National Division Semifinal

Elmira 60, Cardinal O’Hara 58

ELMIRA - Elmira blew a 18 point third-quarter lead, but held on to edge Cardinal O’Hara 60-58 on Friday in the Josh Palmer Tournament.

The Express held a 33-20 lead at the break, but were outscored 18-11 in the third quarter to cut the lead to 44-38 with Elmira star Kiara Fisher on the bench with foul trouble.

Cardinal O’Hara and the Express kept pace until 2:15 to play, when the Hawks went on a 7-3 lead that saw Elmira’s lead dwindle to 59-58 with 40 seconds left.

Mariah Gonzalez hit one of two free-throws for the Express to give them a 60-58 lead.

The Hawks final shot rimmed out and Elmira came away with the win.

Lexi Boorse had 18 points to lead the Express, Morgan Gentile added 12 points and Mariah Gonzalez had 11. Fisher had seven points as well as the best plus/minus on the team with a +20.

Seton Catholic 48, Bishop Kearney 43

ELMIRA - Seton Catholic won a back and forth contest 48-43 against Bishop Kearney on Friday.

Bishop Kearney found themselves up 21-16 at the end of the first half, but the Saints stormed back in the third quarter, cutting the deficit to 37-36.

Seton Catholic shut down Bishop Kearney in the fourth quarter only allowing six points to take home the victory.

Marina Maerkl had 13 points to lead the Saints, Ava McCann netted 12 points and Julia Hauer added 10 points and 15 rebounds.

Saniaa Wilson led Bishop Kearney with 15 points and 17 rebounds and Lytoya Baker chipped in 14 points.

Regional Division Consolation

Newark 59, Mansfield/North Penn 50

ELMIRA - Newark used a strong second quarter to top Mansfield/North 59-50 Penn on Friday.

Mansfield/North Penn outscored Newark 13-7 in the first quarter, but Newark took control in the second quarter outscoring Mansfield/North Penn 20-13.

The Reds outscored the Tigers 32-24 in the second half to take the victory.

Dylan Meyer had 15 points for Mansfield/North Penn and Nick Casper chipped in 11.

Clements Taylor had 31 points on 10-15 shooting and seven rebounds for Newark and Terry Anglin added 14 points.

National Division Consolation

Seton Catholic 63, Horseheads 61

ELMIRA - Seton Catholic edged Horseheads 63-61 in overtime on Friday.

After the Saints jumped out to a 35-26 lead in the first half, Horsheads clamped down on defense to hold Seton Catholic to only nine points in the third quarter.

The Blue Raiders were able to force overtime on the strength of 23 points from Lewis Clearwater, but fell short in the extra frame.

Michael Limoncelli had 12 points and Marcus Hayes chipped in 10 points for Horseheads.

Peter Hartick led the Saints with 19 points and 12 rebounds while Brett Rumpel posted 11 points.

Landon Prep 69, McQuaid Jesuit 48

ELMIRA - Landon Prep outscored McQuaid Jesuit 49-14 in the second half for a 69-48 victory on Friday.

Down 24-20 at the half, Landon Prep exploded for 29 points in the third quarter while forcing 10 McQuaid turnovers in the period.

Landon Prep forced five more turnovers in the fourth quarter to run away with the win.

Justin Patterson posted 16 points and nine rebounds for Landon Prep while Carin Reynolds chipped in 14 points and had six steals.

Connor Zamiara registered 15 points and seven rebounds for McQuaid.

National Division Semifinal

St. Peters 61, McDonogh 44

ELMIRA - St. Peters had four players in double figures as it topped McDonogh 61-44 on Friday.

Tied at halftime, St. Peters outscored McDonogh 37-20 over the final two frames.

Chris Ledium (16), Chris Clancy (14), Jordan Fox (12) and Kaleb Hicks (11) were all in double figures for St. Peters.

St. Peters outrebounded McDonogh 36-24.

Noah Locke scored a game-high 22 points for McDonogh.

Today's championship games

3:15 pm: Game #29-Regional Division 1 Championship: Newfield vs. Edison

5:00 pm: Game #30-Regional Division 2 Championship: Elmira Notre Dame vs. Johnson City

6:45 pm: Game #31-Girls Division Championship: Elmira vs. Seton Catholic

8:30 pm: Game #32-National Division Championship: Benedictine vs St Peters