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December 28, 2013

UV girls fall to Forks, 60-54

Staff Report

Taylor Davis scored a team-high 20 points Friday, but host Unadilla Valley suffered its first loss of the season as Chenango Forks earned a 60-54 victory in the opening round of the Unadilla Valley Tournament.

Alex Yoest had 10 of her game-high 27 points in the third quarter as the Blue Devils outscored the Storm, 14-7.

‘‘We couldn’t stop her,’’ UV coach Brandi Backus said of Yoest. ‘‘She was driving to the basket well.’’

Davis had eight points in the fourth quarter for Unadilla Valley (4-1), which received 16 points from Corrine Izard.

The Storm will meet Susquehanna Valley in the consolation game at 2:45 p.m. Saturday.

Chenango Forks will play Sherburne-Earlville in the championship game at 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

Davenport 50, Worcester 30

Sarah Haight scored a varsity-high 27 points to lead the host Wildcats to a victory in the first round of the Ray Preston Tournament.

Haight had 12 points, including two threes, in the second quarter as Davenport outscored Worcester, 16-8.

‘‘She was hitting from the inside and outside,’’ Davenport coach and tournament namesake Ray Preston said.

Jenna Lutz had nine points and 10 rebounds, and Ally More grabbed 10 rebounds for Davenport (3-2, 2-1), which will meet Schenevus in the championship game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Monica Ridgeway scored a team-best 10 points for Worcester, which will play Delhi in the consolation game at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Schenevus 54, Delhi 36

Sierra Bentley scored 16 points to lead Schenevus to a first-round victory at the Ray Preston Tournament in Davenport.

“Our foul shooting was the highlight,” said Dragons coach Tim Walke, whose team made 21 of 28 free-throw attempts. “It wasn’t a pretty game.”

Sarah Mellor had 10 points for Schenevus, which finished with 22 steals.

Inda Gillett’s eight points paced Delhi, which trailed, 25-11, at halftime. The Bulldogs will play Worcester at 6 p.m. Saturday in the consolation game. Schenevus will play Davenport for the championship at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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