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December 21, 2013

Second-half rally leads Stamford girls past Downsville

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Nora Hager scored 11 of her 16 points during a 16-4 third-quarter run that helped host Stamford to a 41-28 Delaware League girls basketball victory over visiting Downsville on Friday.

Downsville led, 14-13, at halftime. In the second half, Stamford switched to a box-and-one to slow Kaileen Townsend, with Hager and Heather Dunning taking turns guarding her.

“That seemed to swing the game around,” Stamford coach Lonnie Nickerson said.

Hager hit a three in the third quarter along with a few fastbreak layups. Kimi Freer also had 16 points, to go along with nine rebounds and seven steals, for the Indians (3-2, 3-2), who will play Laurens on Friday in the Stamford Christmas Tournament.

Townsend finished with 16 points for the Eagles.

CV-S 47, Edmeston 22

Lauren Loucks scored a game-high 15 points to lead host Cherry Valley-Springfield to a win in the Tri-Valley League.

Loucks had seven points and teammate Jordan Loucks had six of her 13 points in the fourth quarter for Cherry Valley-Springfield (6-2, 3-1), which will host Franklin on Jan 8.

Brianna Dunham and Sydney Smith each scored five points apiece for Edmeston.

RS 48, G-MU 36

Kaity Richvalsky shared a game-high 15 points to lead visiting Richfield Springs to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton’s Meghan Meers scored the first field goal of the second half, a jumper,

to pull the Raiders to two points, but Richvalsky converted a three-point play shortly after to start a 7-0 run to give Richfield Springs a 37-28 lead, heading into the final quarter.

‘‘She helped to put it out of reach,’’ G-MU coach Jim Johnson said.

Meers had a team-best 15 points for the Raiders.

Richfield Springs (3-3, 2-2) will visit Deposit on Jan 6.

Sidney 63, Walton 21

Kelsey Decker scored a game-high 16 points to lead visiting Sidney to a win in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Connor Decker contributed 11 points for Sidney, which led, 28-12, at halftime.

Walton was led by Janine Velardi, who had six points. Teammate Destyni Twyman had three points, and grabbed team-highs of seven rebounds and five steals for Walton (0-7, 0-3), which hosts Oxford on Jan 8.

UV 55, Deposit 34

Taylor Davis scored a game-high 25 points to lead visiting Unadilla Valley to a victory in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Davis had 10 points in the first quarter as the Storm opened on a 16-4 run.

The Lumberjacks received a team-best 10 points from Hailey Linkroum,while three different players contributed for six points apiece, Brooke Murphy, Shelby Petterson, and Catherine Bush.

Bush also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds for Deposit (1-3) who will face Edmeston in the Morris Tournament at 2 p.m. on Dec. 27.

Margaretville 42, Andes 28

Sami Hunt had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead host Margaretville to victory in the consolation game of the Margaretville Tournament.

Annette Hogan, an all-tournament selection, contributed 11 points and four assists for the Blue Devils (2-3, 2-2), who will play Hunter-Tannersville on Jan. 6.

Shianne Coss, also an all-tournament pick, had 13 points to lead Andes.

Delhi 39, Oxford 27

Five Bulldogs scored at least five points to lead visiting Delhi to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Allison Hannigan led the way with nine points. Adelena Sackett finished with eight points, Tianna Blake scored seven and Allyce McIntosh had six and Karlye Heavey contributed five.

Sackett converted a three-point play in the fourth quarter to put the Bulldogs up by double digits.

McIntosh also nine rebounds for Delhi (3-3, 2-2), which will play Schenevus on Friday in the Ray Preston Tournament at Davenport.