Jordan Beers scored a game-high 29 points and Marisa Cawley grabbed 27 rebounds as Franklin stayed undefeated by beating Cherry Valley-Springfield, 53-40, at home in a Tri-Valley League girls basketball game Friday.
“When I added up the totals, I couldn’t believe Marisa had that many rebounds,” Franklin coach Mike Dutcher said. “She has been averaging double figures in rebounds, but she has never had a game like this. CV-S has good players (inside), but she had a very good game.
“She’s a very good athlete,” he continued, “and if she can’t get in the right position to get the rebound, she is very good at tipping it to herself.”
Cawley, who also scored 12 points, had 16 rebounds in the second half.
Dutcher said he was also pleased with reserve forward Mara Stalter, who had five points, seven rebounds and six blocks. She replaced Haley Downin, who left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury.
“I really have to praise Mara,” he said. “She came in and played out of position, and gave us a really good game.”
Kylie Graham and Maddie Archer scored 10 points each to lead CV-S.
Franklin (6-0, 4-0) plays Friday at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.
Freshman Liz Millea scored a game-high 18 points as Cooperstown won at home in a Center State Conference Division III game.
“I think the biggest thing for us was we were working really well guarding in half-court defense,” Cooperstown coach Mike Niles said.
Maggie Hall and Sumer Murdoch had 10 points each for the Redskins, who also received nine points and 10 rebounds from Alannah Haggerty, and 11 rebounds from Nicole Cring.
Hayleigh Hansen scored 11 points to lead Hamilton.
Cooperstown (7-1, 3-0) hosts Sauquoit Valley on Wednesday.
Davenport 43, Andes 19
Sarah Haight scored a game-high 11 points as unbeaten Davenport won at home in the Delaware League.