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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.

Koch had 11 points to lead Edmeston, one more than teammate Sydney Smith.

Gabby Travis’ 10 points paced Worcester.

The Panthers (3-7, 1-5) will travel to Schenevus on Friday.

Franklin 56, CV-S 44

Jordan Beers scored a game-high 32 points, including five threes, to lead the visiting Purple Devils to a victory in the Tri-Valley League.

Beers had 11 points, including three threes in the third quarter to help Franklin to a 41-36 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Marisa Cawley contributed six of her 19 points in the fourth quarter for Franklin.

Maddie Archer scored a team-high 24 points for Cherry Valley-Springfield (6-3, 3-2) which travels to Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Friday.

Oxford 29, Walton 26

Destyni Twyman and Megan McNamara scored six points apiece for Walton, which lost at home in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

McNamara hit a three-pointer with 1:05 to play to pull Walton to three points, but the Warriors never got any closer.

Taylor Vernooy grabbed six rebounds and had five steals for Walton (0-8, 0-4), which travels to Greene on Saturday.

‘‘Two evenly matched teams,’’ Walton coach Greg Backus said.

SK 62, Gilboa 37

Tori Rockefeller hit four three-pointers and matched her varsity-high of 31 points to lead visiting South Kortright to victory in the Delaware League.

Rockefeller had 11 points in the first quarter as the Rams opened on a 21-9 run.

Allison McGuire and Makayla Foster had eight points apiece for Gilboa (5-3, 3-3), which will face Franklin in the championship game of the Margaretville Tournament on Saturday.

B-G 67, Hancock 29

Morgan Bullis scored a game-high 15 points and grabbed a team-best 17 rebounds, to go along with five steals as host Bainbridge-Guilford won in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Bullis had 11 points in the third quarter as B-G outscored Hancock, 23-8.

Bainbridge-Guilford (5-4, 3-1) also received 12 points from Rebecca Reyes, 11 points from Abbey Smith and 10 points from Taylor Palmatier.

The Bobcats visit Deposit on Friday.

Jessica Worzel contributed a team-best 11 points for Hancock.

Milford 44, G-MU 29

Addy Lawson scored a game-high 18 points and had seven steals to lead host Milford to a victory in the Tri-Valley League.

Lawson went 4-for-6 from the field, including two threes and had 10 points in the second quarter as the Wildcats outscored G-MU, 10-0.

Taylor Olmsted contributed six points and a team-best nine rebounds for Milford, which also received 11 points from Maddy Zenir.

Milford (5-4, 2-3) will travel to Laurens on Friday.

Meghan Meers scored a team-best 13 points, and teammate Mackenzie Talbot had 10 points for Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.

Davenport 60, Stamford 36

Sarah Haight scored a game-high 30 points to lead visiting Davenport to victory in the Delaware League.

Haight had 10 points in the first quarter as the Wildcats took a 15-8 lead.

Jenna Lutz contributed 18 points and grabbed a team-best 13 rebounds for Davenport.

Nora Hager scored 10 of her team-high 18 points in the first quarter for Stamford (4-4, 3-3), which will visit Hunter-Tannersville on Friday.

Margaretville 43, Windham 16

Annette Hogan and Kaitlin Short scored 15 and 10 points, respectively, to lead visiting Margaretville in the Delaware League.

Hogan hit two of the Blue Devils’ five three-point field goals.

Keily Linger had six points and seven rebounds for Windham (0-9), which will travel to Davenport on Monday.

Roxbury 63, Andes 28

Stacey Sprague scored half of her game-high 20 points during a 22-6 first-quarter run that helped visiting Roxbury to a Delaware League victory.

Devin Fox and Haley Mosely had 13 and 10 points, respectively, for the Rockets.

Taylor Day’s eight points paces Andes, which will travel to South Kortright on Friday.

Downsville 43, Jefferson 32

Eleven of Kaileen Townsend’s game-high 21 points came during a 14-6 second quarter that helped host Downsville to a Delaware League victory.

Townsend three three-pointers in the second quarter, the last of which came from beyond half-court just before the halftime buzzer and gave the Eagles a 23-14 lead.

Townsend also had 12 steals. Leigha LaTourette finished with eight points for the Eagles (4-3, 3-2), who will travel to Roxbury on Friday.

Emily Wenner’s 15-point night included a 7-for-8 showing from the free throw line for Jefferson.

Harpursville 57, Delhi 39

Miranda Drummond scored a game-high 24 points and unbeaten Harpursville slowly pulled away for a Midstate Athletic Conference victory at home.

“Delhi played great,” Harpursville coach Kurt Ehrensbeck said. “I don’t know their record, but they played very well. They’ll be very, very good soon.”

Tatiana Sosnowski contributed 11 points for the Hornets (9-0, 4-0), who’ll host Unatego on Tuesday in a rematch of last season’s Section Four Class C final that Harpursville won.

Inda Gillett had nine points to lead Delhi (4-5, 2-3), which will host Unatego on Friday.

RS 51, Laurens 49

Rebecca Smith’s 23 points and 10 rebounds paced host Richfield Springs to a Tri-Valley League victory.

The Indians (6-3, 3-2) also received 12 points and 10 rebounds from Kaity Richvalsky, who hit a pair of free throws in the late going to help seal the win.

Charlotte Lee’s 21-point night included all three of her team’s three-pointers for Laurens (4-5, 2-3), who also received 10 rebounds from Lindsay Laing.

Unatego 46, Deposit 22

Marissa Woodard’s 13 points and 10 rebounds paced host Unatego to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Cassidy Newman also contributed 10 rebounds to go with her 10 points.

Coach Greg Bonczkowski said his team did a “nice job sharing the ball. Everyone made a basket,’’ he said.

Courtney Bullis had six assists and five steals for the Spartans (5-2, 3-1), who will travel to Delhi on Friday.

Greene 51, Afton 37

Visiting Greene bolted to an 11-0 lead after one quarter en route to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Katie Carey and Cierra Stoppkote had 16 and 15 points, respectively, to lead Greene in the victory.

Payton Cutting had seven points, which included a 5-for-6 showing at the free throw line, to lead Afton (4-4, 2-2), which will host Unadilla Valley on Friday.