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January 7, 2014

Townsend's 34 points lead Downsville to road win

STAFF REPORT

First-year Andes girls coach Courtney Hoyt is well aware of Kaileen Townsend’s talents on a basketball court.

That’s because Hoyt coached Townsend at Downsville last season.

“I fully expected that from her,” Hoyt said after Townsend scored 34 points to lead the visiting Eagles to a 60-37 Delaware League victory at Andes on Monday. “We knew from the get-go we were going to have trouble with her.”

Townsend scored 17 points and hit three of her six three-pointers as Downsville took a 20-6 lead after one quarter.

“(Townsend) was just making everything she threw up,” said Hoyt, a Downsville graduate. “Obviously, she’s a very strong player and she’s just as good at passing as she is at shooting.”

Townsend finished with 14 field goals, the same number Andes made.

Leigha LaTourette contributed 13 points for the Eagles.

Cheyenne Weaver had 13 points and six blocks to lead Andes (1-6), which will play host to Roxbury on Wednesday.

G-MU 35, Deposit 31

Tayler Nichols scored six of 11 points and Meghan Meers hit all four of her free throws as visiting Gilbertsville-Mount Upton outscored Deposit, 14-8, in the fourth quarter to win the non-league game.

Mackenzie Talbot scored 15 of her game-high 17 points through the first three quarters for the Raiders.

Catherine Bush had 12 points and five rebounds for the Lumberjacks, who shot 4-for-15 from the free throw line.

Deposit (2-5) will travel to Unatego on Wednesday.

RS 47, St. Johnsville 24

Rebecca Smith scored a game-high 19 points to lead host Richfield Springs to a non-league win.

Vanessa Miller contributed 10 points and grabbed a team-best 11 rebounds for the Indians (5-3, 2-2), who will host Laurens on Wednesday.

Kaity Richvalsky contributed eight points for RS, which held St. Johnsville to single digits in scoring in all four quarters.

Jessi Hagadorn had a team-high 10 points for St. Johnsville.

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