The Daily Star
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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.
Sami Hunt contributed 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who recognized their five seniors before the game. Hogan, Hunt, Cecilia Galatioto, Isses Orrego and Kaitlin Short played their final games for Margaretville
Cora Bruno also had 10 points for the Blue Devils, who finished their season at 6-11.
Hunter-Tannersville was hurt by a 7-for-21 showing at the free throw line. Taylor Firmalino and Sam Dibbell scored 16 and 13 points, respectively, for the Wildcats.
INDOOR TRACKSection Four Class Meet
Sidney’s Dean Howard earned the lone title among area boys, and Sidney’s Jilleen Livingston and Walton’s Kim Kehr won events on the girls side during the Section Four Class Meet on Saturday at Cornell.
Howard placed first among Division II runners in the 600 meters. He crossed in 1 minute, 25.81 seconds.
Oneonta High’s Mat Robinson and Unadilla Valley’s Dylan Thompson each finished second. Robinson cleared 5-foot-10 to place second in the Division I high jump. Thompson finished in 4:35.45 to place second in the D-II 1,600.
On the girls side, Livingston’s won the D-II triple jump, covering 31-4 ½. She also placed second in the high jump at 4-8.
Kehr won the D-II shot put with a winning distance of 31-7 ¼.
Sidney, which placed fifth in the team standings with 78 points, also received a big day from Mallory Stillman. She placed second in the long jump (16-2 ¼) and third in the 55 dash (7.64).
Nicole Rajner of Sidney finished second in 1,500 race walk, crossing in 9:25.42.
Oneonta High’s Missy Emilio placed third in the D-I 600 in 1:43.56.
The Section Four State Qualifier will be held Saturday at Cornell.
BOWLINGSection Four Class C
Sidney’s boys won the Section Four Class C title Saturday at Mid-Way Lanes in Vestal.
The Warriors finished with a pinfall of 2,848 to beat runner-up Thomas A. Edison by 116 points. Walton placed sixth in the eight-team meet with 2,523.
Zach Nages led Sidney. His 639 series included a 246 game.
J.T. Smith of Walton rolled a 685 series. He had a high game of 231.
Section Four Class D
Mark Cordner rolled a 600 series to lead Bainbridge-Guilford’s boys to the Section Four Class D title Saturday at Mid-Way Lanes.
Cordner’s high game was 214.
B-G had a pinfall of 2,648. Runner-up Elmira Notre Dame had 2,506.
SWIMMINGSection Three Class C
Cooperstown senior Aaron Idelson won the Section Three Class C diving championship Saturday at Mexico.
Idelson scored 337.40 points over 11 dives.
He’ll be seeded 10th for the Section Three State Qualfier, which will start at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mexico.