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January 9, 2014

Sidney girls down UV on half-court shot|

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Kelsey Decker capped a 19-point night by hitting a half-court shot just before the buzzer in overtime Friday to lift visiting Sidney to a 57-56 Midstate Athletic Conference girls basketball victory at Unadilla Valley.

“She hit a falling-down, half-court shot and it banked in,” UV coach Brandi Backus said of Decker’s winner. “She was maybe one or two steps over half-court.”

The Storm took a 56-54 lead on a three-pointer by Breanna Christian with 5 seconds left in overtime. Sidney then inbounded to Decker, who dribbled three or four times before hitting the winner.

“With only five seconds left, I didn’t think anything like that could happen,” Backus said.

UV also had a three-point lead late in regulation, but Rileigh Genung hit a three-pointer with 4.2 seconds to tie the score.

Bethany Karl had 14 points and Jolene Krom contributed nine for the Warriors.

Corrine Izard and Taylor Davis had respective 19- and15-point nights for UV (4-4, 3-1), which will travel to Hancock.

On Tuesday, Sidney’s boys defeated UV, 76-72, in double-overtime.

Morris 44, Schenevus 36

In a matchup of Tri-Valley League unbeatens, Haley Wist scored six of her 11 points in the fourth quarter to lead the visiting Mustangs to victory.

Morris (9-0) outscored Schenevus, 18-13, over the final eight minutes.

Kaylyn Oliver and Alexis Richards contributed four points apiece in the final quarter.

Richards and Lexi Bookhout had eight points apiece for Morris, which received 10 rebounds from McKenna Hungerford.

Schenevus (8-1, 4-1) received 11 points from Sarah Mellor.

Edmeston 36, Worcester 34

Nina Koch scored six points in the fourth quarter to help host Edmeston hold on for a Tri-Valley League victory.

Worcester, which trailed, 24-11, at halftime, outscored the Panthers, 15-8, in the fourth quarter. Kristina Walsh had all but two of her nine points in the fourth quarter to lead Worcester’s rally.

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