Miquela Hanselman and Kayla Craft led by example Thursday.
Hanselman finished with a game-high 13 points and Craft contributed 11 as undefeated South Kortright cruised to a 39-28 girls basketball victory at Davenport.
“You just can’t get down against them,” said Davenport coach Ray Preston, whose team fell into a 14-3 hole after one quarter. “The thing that makes them tough is Craft and Hanselman are seniors and they show their senior leadership.”
The Wildcats (8-2, 6-2) committed 22 turnovers against the two-time defending Section Four Class D champion Rams, who improved to 13-0 on the season and 11-0 in the DL.
“You can’t give the ball away that much,” said Preston, who added that SK and Franklin of the Tri-Valley League – which features area scoring leader Jordan Beers – should be the teams to beat during sectionals next month.
“Those are the two best teams right now,” he said. “I don’t think Kortright is going to lose in the league.”
Sarah Haight’s 12 points and five steals paced Davenport, which received 10 rebounds from Jenna Lutz.
Davenport hosts Stamford on Monday.
Roxbury 44, Stamford 43
Kennedy Faraci scored 10 of her game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter, when visiting Roxbury rallied to clinch a Delaware League victory.
The Rockets outscored Stamford, 16-11, in the final period and won despite a 9-for-26 performance from the free throw line.
Cassie Ehrhart finished with 12 points and 18 rebounds for the Indians (8-4, 7-2), who had two possessions in the last 8 seconds but failed to score.
Kim Freer and Erin Hull contributed 11 points apiece for Stamford, which shot 10-for-21 at the foul line.
Stamford is at Davenport on Monday.
Annette Hogan scored a game-high 18 points, including four three-pointers, to lead the Blue Devils to a road victory in the Delaware League.
Tess Svoboda contributed 10 points for Margaretville, which secured the victory with a 17-7 advantage in the fourth quarter.