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December 18, 2013

Unbeaten Schenevus routs Worcester

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A balanced squad from Schenevus ran its record to 6-0 with a 54-26 Tri-Valley League girls basketball victory at Worcester on Tuesday.

Four girls scored at least eight points. Sarah Mellor and Jen Walke had nine points apiece, and Sierra Bentley and Ceara Marlow each scored eight points for the Dragons, who led, 29-14, at halftime.

“The Marlow girl put in some good buckets inside early, Mellor had a few layups and a couple of wing jumpers, and Bentley would slide out and get some fastbreak layups,” Worcester coach Chris Kaltenbach said.

The Dragons are 4-0 in league play.

Six players scored four points apiece for Worcester (2-3, 0-3), which will travel to Morris on Thursday.

Milford 52, RS 32

Addy Lawson scored 10 of her game-high 23 points in the second quarter to lead host Milford to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Lawson also amassed 13 steals for the Wildcats, who led by 15 at halftime. Teammate Taylor Olmsted contributed eight points and nine rebounds.

Rebecca Smith led Richfield Springs (2-3, 1-2) with 11 points.

Milford (2-3, 1-2) will play at Franklin on Thursday.

Morris 39, Laurens 29

Alexis Forgit scored a game-high 11 points and Lexi Bookhout finished with 10 to lead visiting Morris to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Forgit had five points in the first quarter to help the Mustangs to a 13-2 lead.

Haley Wist scored eight points for Morris.

Charlotte Lee paced Laurens with 11 points, including three three-pointers.

The Leopards (3-3, 2-2) will play the host school in the first round of the Stamford Christmas tournament on Dec. 27.

SK 69, Stamford 29

Lexi DuBois scored a game-high 20 points to lead unbeaten South Kortright to a Delaware League victory on the road.

Teammates Sam Acuna and Kayla Warycha finished with 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Rams (7-0), who took a 49-13 lead into halftime.

Nora Hager led Stamford with eight points.

Stamford (2-1, 2-1) will host Gilboa on Thursday.


Cooperstown 55, Herkimer 43

Jordan Manikus scored his season high of 20 points and Christian Alexander contributed 16 as host Cooperstown won in the Center State Conference.

Manikus scored nine points in the second quarter in helping Cooperstown take a 32-24 lead into halftime.

But Herkimer scored the first seven points of the second half to make it a one-point game.

“I almost had a heart attack,” Cooperstown coach Dave Bertram said of his team’s start to the second half.

Then Alexander scored eight points during a 12-point Cooperstown to run to end the quarter.

“We locked down on defense and did an excellent job pressuring the ball,” Bertram said.

Park Summers scored 12 points for Cooperstown (3-3, 1-2), which will play at Frankfort-Schuyler on Friday.

Laurens 58, Morris 48

Mitchell Barra scored 18 of his game-high 27 points in the first half as visiting Laurens took an eight-point lead en route to a Tri-Valley League victory.

“He’s their biggest player, but he’s pretty versatile,” Morris coach Josh Hough said of Barra, who hit 11 field goals and went 5-for-6 from the line. “He can dribble and rebound.”

Anthony Monaco and Jared Conklin scored 10 and nine points, respectively, for the Leopards.

Ryan Morlock had 20 points to lead Morris. Morlock hit five of his six three-point attempts. Teammate Cameron Hill contributed 14 points and seven rebounds.

Morris (1-4, 1-3) will play Deposit in the first round of the Ray Clement Tournament on Dec. 27 at Morris.

Worcester 49 Schenevus 41

Tim Mould scored five of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to lead visiting Worcester to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Teammate Devin Adams also finished with 14 points, including three three-pointers, for the Wolverines.

Jacob Darling scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace Schenevus, which entered halftime tied at 19.

“He’s been really doing a lot for us, and helping on both ends of the floor,” Schenevus coach Kerry Mason said of Darling.

The Dragons (1-4, 0-3) will play at Gilboa on Jan. 3.


at Clark Sports Center

Skyler Taylor rolled a 224 game a 530 series, but Cooperstown’s boys lost to Little Falls in a Center State Conference match.

Cooperstown’s girls also lost to Little Falls. Broc Gilbert had a 279 series to lead Cooperstown.

at Owego Bowl

Caryn Balnis’ team-high 558 series included a 197 game to lead Oneonta High to a 5-0 Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory over Owego on Monday.

Abigail Loucks had a 507 series and Emily Loucks finished with a 494 series for the Yellowjackets.

Christa Bennett’s 213 game and 570 series paced Owego.

Oneonta (6-1) will travel to Chenango Forks today.


at Holland Patent

Sean Mebust finished first in the 50-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle to lead visiting Cooperstown to a 57.5-43.5 victory over Holland Patent.

Mebust touched first in the 50 free in 23.85 seconds and finished the 500 free in the 5:16.63.

Michael Kern contributed wins in the 200 free (2:07.67) and the 100 backstroke (1:06.07).

Cooperstown is 3-0.


Cooperstown 3, Herkimer 0

McKenna Hage and Caroline Leonard had nine kills apiece to lead visiting Cooperstown to a 25-23, 25-23, 25-21 Center State Conference victory Monday.

Kristin Ratliff contributed 14 assists for Cooperstown (5-0, 1-0), which will host Dolgeville today.


Marathon Duals

Sidney went 4-1 to place third out of seven teams in the Marathon Dual Meet Tournament on Saturday.

The Warriors (7-1) opened with a 48-18 victory over Groton. They followed with a 66-24 win over Marathon before beating Dryden, 40-27.

Sidney finished its day with a 57-18 loss to runner-up Cortland and a 45-15 victory over Spencer-Van Etten.

Vestal won the tournament.

Nicholas Jump was selected as Sidney’s outstanding wrestler for the tournament. Jump went 5-0 at 170 pounds. Austin Dean and Kai Sabada also went 5-0 for the Warriors, who received a 4-1 performance from James Martin.

Sidney will compete in the Battle in the Valley this weekend in Cobleskill.


A vast majority of Tuesday’s high school sports events were postponed because of snow, including one that likely would have put Franklin senior Jordan Beers into an elite club.

Franklin’s Tri-Valley League girls basketball game at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton was postponed. Beers needs 12 points to become the 11th girl in Section Four history to score 2,000 points.

Beers, in her sixth varsity season, is averaging 24.7 points in leading the defending Section Four Class D Purple Devils to a 3-0 start.

No new date has been announced for Franklin’s game at G-MU. Beers’ next chance to reach the milestone will come Thursday, when the Purple Devils host Milford.

Other girls basketball games postponed Tuesday were Afton at Delhi (rescheduled for today), Walton at Unadilla Valley (moved to Thursday), Hancock at Sidney (to Jan. 3) and Unatego at Oxford (to Jan. 6). Games postponed that have not been rescheduled were Davenport at Roxbury, Margaretville at Gilboa and Bainbridge-Guilford at Harpursville.

Four wrestling meets were postoned. B-G/Afton/Harpursville vs. Unatego at Afton was moved to Friday and Delhi at Walton will now be held Jan. 23. Oneonta High’s match at Chenango Forks and Sidney’s match at Greene have not yet been rescheduled.

In bowling, Walton’s meet against Sidney has not been rescheduled.