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February 1, 2014

Jackets girls clinch STAC East Division

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Afton led, 12-5, after one quarter. The Crimson Knights still had a seven-point lead entering the final quarter, when Payton Cutting scored six of her 10 points to help Afton pull away. Cutting also had nine rebounds.

Sierra Palmatier also had 10 points for the Crimson Knights (7-8, 5-6), who will play in the 5-8 mini MAC tournament, which starts Tuesday. It’s likely Afton will play Unatego or Greene.

Hancock 44, Walton 17

Hayley O’Connor had nine points for host Walton, which lost in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Kaitlyn Wormuth scored seven of her game-high 13 points in the first quarter for the Wildcats, who led, 13-4, after eight minutes.

The Warriors (0-16, 0-11) will play in a 9-12 MAC mini-tournament game Tuesday.

Laurens 53, Edmeston 41

Host Laurens went to the line a season-high 31 times and made 22 en route to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Taylor Kessler led the way, scoring a team-high 21 points, which included a 10-for-16 performance at the foul line.

“We’ve been trying to push the ball inside and that’s where a lot of that comes from,” Laurens coach Dean Marble said of his team’s ability to get to the line.

Shalyn Tilley, a senior, had 12 points on Senior Night for the Leopards (8-8, 6-6), who will travel to Morris on Wednesday.

Sydney Smith had 21 points for the Panthers.

Worcester 49, RS 44

Worcester trailed by four points in the third quarter before Jessica Peeters scored 10 straight points to give the host Wolverines for keeps in a Tri-Valley League victory.

Peeters hit both of her three-pointers during the run. She finished with 13 points. Madison Wright had 12 points and Gabby Travis finished with 10 for Worcester (4-12, 2-10), which received 11 rebounds from Jamie Thompson.

Worcester will play at Schenevus on Wednesday.

Kaity Richvalsky scored a game-high 22 points for Richfield Springs, which received 10 points from Vanessa Miller.

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