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February 20, 2014

Sidney girls hang on for 45-41 sectional victory


Franklin 50, Delhi 14

Marisa Cawley finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds to lead Tri-Valley League champion Franklin to a victory over visiting Delhi of the Midstate Athletic Conference in the first round of the Section Four Class D Tournament.

Mariah McNeilly contributed a varsity-high 16 points for the Purple Devils (17-0), who got a triple-double of 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals from Jordan Beers.

McNeilly scored eight points in the opening quarter, which ended with third-seeded Franklin ahead, 16-4.

Mercedes Wakin scored a team-best four points for the 14th-seeded Bulldogs, whose season ended at 7-12.

Franklin will host T-V rival Morris at 6 p.m. Saturday in a sectional quarterfinal. Morris, which is seeded 11th, upset sixth-seeded Delaware League co-champion Davenport, 47-37.

Afton 29, Roxbury 26

Ashley Rogalski scored a team-high eight points to lead ninth-seeded Afton of the Midstate Athletic Conference to a first-round victory in the Section Four Class D Tournament.

Bailey Sherman put the Crimson Knights (10-9) ahead for good with a tiebreaking three-pointer late in the fourth quarter, when Afton outscored the eighth-seeded Rockets, 15-10.

“We got a couple of steals, but we just couldn’t capitalize on it,” Roxbury coach Lisa Faraci said.

Stacey Sprague’s game-high 10 points paced the Rockets of the Delaware League, whose season ended at 12-6.

Both teams struggled at the foul line, where Afton finished 12-for-27 and Roxbury shot 8-for-19.

Afton advanced to a sectional quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Saturday at top-seeded Southern Cayuga.

CV-S 57, Hancock 37

Jordan Loucks scored 17 of her game-high 26 points in the first half to lead host Cherry Valley-Springfield to a first-round victory in the Section Four Class D Tournament.

The Patriots (12-5) outscored Hancock, 15-4, in the second quarter to take a 14-point lead into halftime.

‘‘We were able to score a lot of fastbreak points,’’ Cherry Valley-Springfield coach Tim Dubben said.

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