Brittney Herrick, one of eight seniors on Oneonta High’s roster, scored a game-high 14 points Tuesday to lead the Yellowjackets to a 69-24 Southern Tier Athletic Conference girls basketball victory over visiting Chenango Forks on Senior Night.
Fellow seniors Rachel Wessells and Mariah Ruff had 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the East Division champion Yellowjackets, who took a 35-13 lead into halftime.
Wessells’ point total was her season high.
“She shot the ball really well,” OHS coach Matt Miller said of Wessells, who scored eight points in the first quarter and had 10 by halftime.
Meg Burns, Ceili Getman, Maria DiMartin, Gabby Richardson and Marie Stiller also played their final regular-season home game for OHS.
“It was pretty emotional,” Miller said of Senior Night. “I don’t think the real emotions will come until the final game of the season. We still have four guaranteed games left. I think the girls know that, so you don’t get those authentic emotions. On the same token, it’s a reminder that the end is getting near. We don’t have much time left in this season and then these girls are moving on.”
DiMartin had seven points and Burns contributed six for the Yellowjackets (15-1, 11-0), who’ll travel to Windsor on Friday.
OHS will play at West Division champion Horseheads a week from today in a STAC semifinal. OHS beat HH in overtime last season to win the STAC championship.
The STAC final will be played Feb. 14. Central Division champion Owego will play Metro Division winner Maine-Endwell in the other semifinal.
Unatego 56, Afton 41
Marissa Woodard finished with a game-high 16 points and 16 rebounds to lead host Unatego to a victory in a first-round game of the Midstate Athletic Conference 5-8 tournament.
Woodard scored nine of her points in the second quarter for the Spartans, who took a 28-11 lead into halftime.