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December 17, 2013

Davenport rallies to beat Delhi

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Kyle Moorby scored 14 points and Josh Davi finished with 13 to help visiting Davenport to a 52-40 non-league boys basketball victory over Delhi on Monday.

Davi had 10 of his points, including a pair of three-pointers, during the fourth quarter, when the Wildcats outscored Delhi, 18-9.

“We just didn’t match their intensity consistently,” Delhi coach Warren Kelly said.

The Bulldogs started fast, outscoring Davenport, 13-3, in the opening quarter. Alex Specht scored five of his game-high 16 points in the opening quarter.

“We were hurting them on the offensive glass and getting second-chance shots,” said Delhi coach Warren Kelly, who also received 10 points from Michael Staples.

Davenport rallied to take a 21-19 halftime lead, outscoring Delhi, 18-6, in the second quarter. Moorby scored seven points and Corey Hartman contributed all seven of his points in the period.

“They really revved up their defensive intensity,” Kelly said.

Matthew Finne and Andre Dewitt finished with eight points apiece for the Wildcats.

Delhi (4-2) will host Afton on Wednesday.

Windham 76, Jefferson 65

David Saunders scored a game-high 29 points to lead host Windham to a Delaware League victory.

Three other Warriors scored in double-figures. Majd Ismail had 14 points, Devon Drum contributed 13 and Zach Meyer scored 10.

James Quagliano had 28 points for Jefferson, which received 17 points from Hunter Minalga and 10 from Michael Greiner.

Windham (2-3, 2-2) will travel to Roxbury on Friday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

H-T 42, Andes 18

Christina Ferguson scored 11 points and Taylor Firmalino finished with 10 to lead host Hunter-Tannersville to a Delaware League victory.

Ferguson and Firmalino combined for nine of the Wildcats’ 15 second-quarter points to help H-T to a 26-10 advantage at halftime. Ferguson contributed five steals and Firmalino had 10 rebounds.

“We came out a little sloppy but really put it together in the second quarter,” H-T coach Ryan Funck said.

Shianne Coss and Jordan Day paced Andes with five points apiece.

The Wildcats (4-2, 3-2) will host Jefferson on Thursday.

Jefferson 38, Windham 22

Shiann Bellinger scored a game-high 17 points and had 10 steals to lead host Jefferson to a Delaware League victory.

Bellinger and Emily Wenner scored four points apiece as the J-Hawks outscored Windham, 10-0, in third quarter to take a 29-12 lead.

“We ramped up the defensive and stole a lot of passes for fastbreak layups,” Jefferson coach Scott Valens said of his team’s play in the third quarter.

Olya Rizzo contributed nine points for the J-Hawks (3-4, 2-4), who’ll travel to Hunter-Tannersville on Thursday.

Keily Linger led Windham (0-7, 0-4) with 11 points. The Warriors will host Roxbury on Wednesday.

Cooperstown 63, Herkimer 43

Liz Millea scored 29 points as visiting Cooperstown won in the Center State Conference.

Maggie Hall contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds for Cooperstown, which received nine points from Lucy Ford.

Hannah DeLude had 14 points for Herkimer.

Cooperstown (3-2, 2-1) will host Franfort-Schuyler on Friday.