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January 31, 2014

Unbeaten SK girls ride big second quarter to victory

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Lexi DuBois scored 10 of her game-high 14 points in a momentum-shifting second quarter, helping undefeated South Kortright to a 56-23 girls basketball victory at Downsville on Thursday in the Delaware League.

Tori Rockefeller contributed 13 points and Brianna Laing and Savannah Hobbie had 10 apiece for the Rams (15-0, 13-0), who are the state’s top-ranked team in Class D.

Virginia Gilkeson’s 10 points and 11 rebounds paced Downsville (7-6, 6-5), which held a 10-7 lead after one quarter. SK responded with a 21-4 run in the second period.

The Eagles visit Davenport at 1 p.m. Saturday.

H-T 51, Margaretville 43

Taylor Firmalino saved her best game of the season for Senior Night, leading host Hunter-Tannersville to a Delaware League victory with season-highs of 16 points and 17 rebounds.

Fellow senior Sam Dibbell had a game-high 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (8-6, 7-5), who took a 26-19 lead into halftime.

“Firmalino was huge tonight,” H-T coach Ryan Funck said. “We received double-doubles from two of our seniors and that was big. They played very, very well.”

Cora Bruno hit three three-pointers en route to a team-best 12 points for Margaretville, which received 11 points from Sami Hunt and 10 from Annette Hogan.

H-T is off until next Friday, when it hosts Stamford.

Gilboa 49, Andes 29

Kendall Thorington finished with game-highs of 16 points and five blocks to lead Gilboa to a Delaware League victory at home.

Skylie Roberts contributed 11 points and Mikayla Foster had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (9-6, 7-5), who took a 25-17 lead into halftime.

Shianne Coss’ 14 points paced the Mountaineers.

Gilboa hosts Margaretville at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Roxbury 48, Jefferson 31

Stacey Sprague scored 10 of her 16 points in the first half as visiting Roxbury opened a 10-point halftime lead en route to a Delaware League victory.

Devin Fox and Jade Meehan scored 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Rockets.

Emily Wenner contributed nine points for Jefferson (3-10), which travels to Stamford on Monday.

UV 46, Unatego 29

Taylor Davis scored seven of her game-high 20 points to lead a 21-3 first-quarter run that carried host Unadilla Valley to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

“We had Senior Night tonight and we just pressed right out of the gate,” UV coach Brandi Whitbeck said.

Corrine Izard contributed eight points for the defending MAC champion Storm (9-6, 8-3), who will play Harpursville or Sidney next week in a conference semifinal.

Marissa Woodard’s 15 points paced Unatego.

BOYS BASKETBALLGilboa 89, Middleburgh 84

Christian Cooper and Zach Perry scored season-highs of 33 and 31 points, respectively, to lead Gilboa to a non-league road win in overtime.

Cooper had six points in the extra period, when the Wildcats outscored Middleburgh, 10-5. He and Perry made four foul shots apiece in overtime, helping Gilboa to a 19-for-23 free throw performance.

Hunter Grace contributed 14 points for Gilboa, which rallied from a 38-31 halftime deficit. Cooper also grabbed 12 rebounds and Ben Standhart finished with seven points and eight assists.

Ryan Bechtold and Troy Hinkley scored 21 points apiece for Middleburgh, which received 20 points from Tanner VanAller and 14 from Adam McMullen.

Gilboa (11-3) visits Roxbury at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.