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January 16, 2013

Beers rallies Franklin basketball past Morris

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Jordan Beers capped a 35-point night by going 5-for-6 from the line in the fourth quarter as unbeaten Franklin defeated Morris, 56-51, in a matchup for Tri-Valley League girls basketball powers Tuesday.

Beers, a junior, scored 24 points after halftime, when the unbeaten Purple Devils outscored Morris, 35-24.

“Jordan Beers is an all-around great player, which makes it very difficult to contain her for four quarters,” Morris coach Rhoda Flint wrote in an email to The Daily Star.

Amanda Flint and Kelsea Webster combined for all of Morris’ points as the Mustangs bolted to a 17-9 lead after one quarter. Flint had nine of her team-high 17 points in the first period.

Morris (7-2, 6-1) still led, 27-21, at halftime.

But Beers — a junior averaging better than 25 points — scored 13 points as Franklin went on a 20-7 run in the third quarter to take a 41-34 lead.

“What hurt us in the second half is we went 6-for-16 from the foul line and weren’t able to hit our outside shots,” Flint wrote.

Webster finished with 15 points for Morris, which will host Milford on Friday.

Marisa Cawley had 13 points and 18 rebounds for Franklin, which received eight points from Haley Downin.

UV 51, Harpursville 47

Amanda Off scored 14 of her 19 points in the second half when visiting Unadilla Valley erased a 10-point deficit to win in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Off had nine points in the final quarter as the Storm improved to 9-1 overall and 7-1 in the MAC. Harpursville suffered its second straight MAC loss.

“We played really well in the first half,” Harpursville coach Kurt Ehrensbeck said of his team, which committed seven turnovers in the fourth quarter. “We played as a team. In the second half, we played as individuals.”

Harpursville’s leading scorer, Miranda Drummond, had 17 points but only three in the second half. Her lone points of the second half came on a three-pointer with nine seconds left that cut the Hornets’ deficit to two.

The Storm’s Jordan Anderson was fouled on the ensuing possession. She made both free throws to cap a 12-point night.

Taylor Davis contributed 16 points, including three three-pointers, for the Storm.

On Friday, Harpursville will host Afton and UV will host Oxford.

Cooperstown 56, Mohawk 35

Lucy Ford and Sumer Murdock scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, pacing Cooperstown to a non-league win at home.

Liz Millea contributed 10 points for the Redskins, including six in the first quarter, which ended with Cooperstown leading, 17-0.

Murdock had seven steals and four assists. Nicole Cring pulled down nine rebounds, and had three blocks, three steals and three assists to go with five points.

The Redskins (9-2) host Mount Markham on Thursday.

Worcester 34, Laurens 25

Five of Monica Ridgeway’s 11 points were scored during a 13-5 third-quarter run that helped visiting Worcester to a Tri-Valley League victory.

“They trapped in the third quarter and we couldn’t handle it,” Laurens coach Allen Ruffles said. “We weren’t ready for it.”

Charlotte Lee had seven points for Laurens (0-7), which will travel to Schenevus on Friday.

Afton 53, Walton 40

Payton Cutting scored her season-high of 20 points and Ashley Rogalsky had her varsity high of 15 points as host Afton won in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

The Crimson Knights (7-5, 4-3) led, 24-22, at halftime. Walton’s Cortney Miller scored 13 of her team-high 15 points in the first half.

Then Afton switched from zone to man-to-man in the second half. Cutting guarded Miller in the second half and held her to two points.

Rogalsky scored six points in the third quarter, when Afton went on a 17-8 run to take a 41-30 lead.

Kate Werth contributed eight points for Afton, which will travel to Harpursville on Friday.

Hancock 45, Delhi 20

Ashley Banicky had 16 points and 12 rebounds in Hancock’s home victory in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Caitlin Wormuth scored all but two of her nine points in the second quarter when Hancock went on a 17-5 run to take a 21-9 halftime lead.

Katie Pardee had five points for Delhi.

Hancock (6-7) will travel to Deposit on Friday.

Edmeston 26, G-MU 22

Sydney Smith and Savanna Fistrowicz comined to score all nine of Edmeston’s fourth-quarter points in leading the Panthers in the Tri-Valley League.

Smith had five of her game-high 14 points over the final eight minutes, when Edmeston went on a 9-4 run. Smith also had six steals.

Edmeston (6-5, 3-4) will travel to Franklin at 6 p.m. Friday.

Lauren Hill had eight points for Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.

Schenevus 57, CV-S 36

Sarah Mellor scored 18 points and Taylor Spranger contributed 12 points and 15 rebounds to lead Schenevus to a home victory in the Tri-Valley League.

Sierra Bentley contributed 12 points and five assists for Dragons (5-3, 5-2), who will play host to Laurens on Friday.

Jordan Loucks and Kylie Graham each scored six points for Cherry Valley-Springfield.

Sidney 51, Deposit 31

Junior Rileigh Genung scored her varisty high of 14 points and Kelsey Decker finished with a game-high 19 points as Sidney won at home in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Brianna McClennon scored eight of her 10 points in the first half as the Warriors built 27-13 half time lead.

Likisha Allen scored 10 points to lead Deposit.

Sidney (3-8, 3-4) travels to Unatego on Thursday.

B-G 40, Oxford 17

Morgan Bullis scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Bainbridge-Guilford won on the road in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Abbey Smith contributed seven points, six steals and five assists in the victory.

B-G (7-5, 5-2) hosts Greene on Thursday.

Milford 39, Richfield Springs 35

Addy Lawson scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Milford (7-3, 5-2) to a Tri-Valley League road win.

Richfield Springs received 12 points and eight boards from Ashley Fuller. Kaity Richvalsky contributed 11 points and eights steals for the Indians, who will visit Cherry Valley-Springfield on Friday.

SKIING

Section Four meet

Aidan Cohane and Mattie Seamans earned first-place finishes to lead Windham’s boys and girls to victory in a Section Four meet at Belleayre.

Cohane finished in 24.24, edging teammate Russell Pelham’s 24.79.

Seamans’ 28.17 topped Windham’s Natalie Vining, who placed second with a time of 29.79.

Oneonta’s top girl was Patsy Earl-Richardson, finishing 14th (41.53). Kragh Dellelo paced the boys with a 16th place time of 36.66.

The next Section Four meet will be Friday at Windham.