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February 10, 2014

SK girls continue perfect season

Staff Report

Brianna Laing scored a team-best 14 points Saturday, when South Kortright clinched an undefeated girls basketball regular season with a 45-28 Delaware League victory over visiting Gilboa.

Laing hit three three-point field goals for the Rams, who got all nine of Tori Rockefeller’s points on shots from behind the arc.

“It’s hit or miss with the threes this year,” SK coach Josh Burroughs said. “Sometimes, we don’t even look at shots from three-point range. But we want to shoot them when we’re open.”

Lexi DuBois contributed 12 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals for the Rams (17-0, 15-0), who took a 28-13 lead into halftime on Senior Night. SK, which is the state’s top-ranked team in Class D, honored its lone senior, Kayla Warycha.

Kendall Thorington’s eight points paced the Wildcats.

Delaware Mountain Division champion SK will play in its seventh straight Delaware League championship game at 5:30 p.m. Friday at SUNY Delhi. The Rams, who have won the last four DL crowns, will play Upper Delaware Division winner Davenport.

SK also won the DL title in 2008.

Davenport will make its 12th consecutive crossover appearance Friday. Davenport has three DL titles during that streak, winning it all in 2009, 2004 and 2003.

Margaretville 51, H-T 42

All but two of Annette Hogan’s game-high 23 points came in the second half as host Margaretville pulled away from 23-all halftime tie to win in the Delaware League.

Hogan made all three of three-pointers and went 6-for-6 from the line in the second half.

“She’s a little girl, but we moved her to the high post and that seemed to free her up,” Margaretville coach Kyle Holden said of Hogan.

With Margaretville ahead by five points early in the fourth quarter, Hogan hit a corner three-pointer that “gave the girls a little bit of breathing room,” Holden said.

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