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January 11, 2014

Richfield Springs girls upset Morris in Tri-Valley League

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Kaity Richvalsky had 15 points and four steals Friday, leading Richfield Springs to a 41-34 girls basketball upset of previously undefeated Morris in the Tri-Valley League.

Rebecca Smith and Jerikah Hext grabbed nine rebounds apiece for the Indians (7-3, 4-2), who outscored the Mustangs, 19-4, in the fourth quarter.

RS coach Stacey Mayne credited the Indians’ 28-8 second-half run to her team’s composure and defensive intensity.

Alexis Forgit’s 14 points paced the Mustangs (9-1, 5-1), who received 12 rebounds from Haley Wist.

Richfield Springs travels to Edmeston on Tuesday.

Oneonta 51, SV 29

Mariah Ruff had eight rebounds and seven steals to go along with a game-high 20 points as Oneonta High remained undefeated with a Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory on the road.

“It was a battle,” said OHS coach Matt Miller, whose team took a 23-18 lead into halftime. “We had three players (Ruff, Meg Burns and Maria DiMartin) with two fouls in the second quarter, so they had to come out. We got really, really good production from the kids who played those minutes.”

Brieanna Baker contributed nine points for the defending Section Four Class B and STAC champion Yellowjackets (8-0, 7-0), who put the game away with a 16-4 fourth quarter.

Maddie Blackman’s 11 points paced the Sabers, who were held to single-digit outputs in each period.

OHS visits Troy for a non-league game Saturday.

Sidney 53, Afton 51

Jolene Krom scored all 10 of her points in the fourth quarter, when Sidney outscored Afton, 21-7, to erase a 12-point deficit en route to a MAC victory at home.

‘‘We called a timeout with 5:40 left and switched to a full-court press,’’ Sidney coach Brad Aldrich said.

Sidney took the lead with 17 seconds left, then got a block from Bethany Karl 3 seconds later. Jolene Krom went on to make 1 of 2 free throws for the final margin, capping her 10-point night.

Bethany Karl finished with team-highs of 14 points and 11 rebounds for Sidney (4-5, 4-0), which hosts Delhi on Tuesday. Kelsey Decker contributed 13 points for the Warriors.

Payton Cutting’s game-high 18 points led Afton.

Unatego 44, Delhi 37

Marissa Woodard scored a game-high 19 points to lead visiting Unatego to a victory in the Midstate Athletic Conference

‘‘She was tough for us to defend,’’ Delhi coach Todd Bruce said.

Samantha Pikaard hit three threes in the first half, and Woodard contributed 13 points in the second half for the Spartans.

The Bulldogs made four threes in the fourth quarter to keep it close as Inda Gillett made two and Karlye Heavey and Addy Sackett sank one apiece.

‘‘We got hot from the perimeter,’’ Bruce said.

Delhi (4-6, 1-4) visits Sidney on Tuesday.

UV 53, Hancock 39

Taylor Davis scored a game-high 23 points, hitting three threes in the process, to lead visiting Unadilla Valley to a victory in the MAC.

Davis had 14 points in the first half, which ended with the Storm ahead, 30-17.

Kaitlyn Wormuth scored 11 points and grabbed a team-best 13 rebounds for Hancock (3-6, 2-2), which received 12 points and 10 rebounds from Caitlyn Smith.

Hancock (3-6, 2-2) visits Greene on Tuesday.

B-G 50, Deposit 37

Abbey Smith scored seven of her game-high 16 points in the opening quarter, leading Bainbridge-Guilford to a MAC victory on the road.

Smith helped the Bobcats (6-4) to a 13-4 lead after the first quarter. She also scored six in the second period, which ended with B-G ahead, 31-19.

Taylor Palmatier contributed 11 points for the Bobcats, who also won the third quarter, 8-7.

Haley Linkroum’s 11 points paced the Lumberjacks (2-6), who received eight points and seven rebounds from Shelby Pettersen.

Deposit visits Oxford on Tuesday.

Schenevus 49, Edmeston 39

Sarah Mellor’s 15 points paced host Schenevus (9-1, 4-1) to a Tri-Valley League win.

Ceara Marlow contributed 13 points for the Dragons, who took a 30-19 lead into halftime.

Edmeston received eight points apiece from Kelsey Bressett, Brianna Dunham and Nina Koch.

Schenevus travels to Franklin on Tuesday.

Milford 48, Laurens 36

Addy Lawson scored 18 of Milford’s 20 fourth-quarter points to lead the Wildcats to a Tri-Valley League road win.

Lawson finished with 30 points, including all four of the Wildcats’ three-pointers.

Maddy Zenir contributed 11 points for Milford, which outscored Laurens, 34-20, in the second half.

Courtney Sherry’s 12 points paced the Leopards (4-6, 2-4), who received 11 rebounds from Shalyn Tilley.

Laurens travels to Worcester next Friday.

Franklin 49, Worcester 11

Jordan Beers scored a game-high 13 points as Franklin cruised to a Tri-Valley League road win.

Marisa Cawley contributed 10 points for the Purple Devils, who went into halftime ahead, 29-9.

Ciera Ralph’s seven points paced the Wolverines (2-8, 0-6), who are at Milford on Monday.

CV-S 51, G-MU 35

Kylie Graham scored a game-high 18 points to lift Cherry Valley-Springfield to a Tri-Valley League victory on the road.

Graham scored nine points in the opening half, which ended with the Patriots ahead, 25-7.

“They put it away early,” G-MU coach Jim Johnson said. “We made some mistakes and they took advantage of them.”

Jordan Loucks contributed 12 points for the Patriots.

Mackenzie Talbot’s 15 points paced the Raiders (2-8, 1-5), who received 13 from Meghan Meers.

G-MU hosts Worcester on Tuesday.

SK 71, Andes 14

Tori Rockefeller scored eight of her game-high 17 points in the second quarter as host South Kortright took a 33-2 halftime lead en route to a Delaware League victory.

Rockefeller also had five steals and five assists for the Rams (10-0, 8-0), who received 10 points apiece from Brianna Laing and Lexi DuBois. Laing also had seven steals, and DuBois grabbed 10 rebounds.

The Rams host Jefferson on Tuesday.

H-T 46, Stamford 44

Host Hunter-Tannersville overcame a 17-4 first quarter deficit to earn a Delaware League victory at home.

Sophomore Taylor Thompson sank the go-ahead basket with 5 seconds left. Stamford had tied it 28 seconds earlier, when Brandy Fane converted two free throws.

Thompson finished with seven points, 12 rebounds and five steals for the Wildcats (6-3, 5-2), who held an 18-11 advantage in the fourth quarter.

H-T coach Ryan Funck, who received 11 points from Emma Wilson, said senior leaders Sam Dibbell and Taylor Firmalino had fouled out with six minutes to go.

Kimi Freer led the Indians with a game-high 18 points.

H-T is at Windham on Tuesday.

Roxbury 44, Downsville 31

Stacey Sprague scored a game-high 14 points and grabbed a team-best 11 rebounds to lead host Roxbury to a Delaware League win.

Jade Meehan and Shannon Sprague contributed 12 points apiece for the Roxbury, which outscored Downsville, 11-3, in the first quarter. Meehan had nine points in the opening quarter.

Roxbury (5-4, 5-2) hosts Gilboa on Tuesday.

Virginia Gilkeson scored a team-high 11 points for Downsville.