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January 26, 2013

OHS girls clinch East Division title

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Sierra Sangetti-Daniels had her season high of 14 points and Oneonta High clinched its third straight Southern Tier Athletic Conference East Division girls basketball title with a 70-37 win at Norwich on Friday.

Minnie Webster scored all 12 of her points as the Yellowjackets took a 15-8 lead after one quarter. The Yellowjackets (12-0, 10-0) extended their lead to 37-11 after outscoring the Purple Tornado, 22-3, in the second quarter.

Webster hit four three-pointer in the opening quarter.

“Webster’s first quarter was key for us tonight,” said OHS coach Matt Miller, whose team improved to 12-0 overall and 10-0 in STAC. “If she does not hit those four three-pointers I think the complexion of the game changes and we might be in a fight.

“I was very please with our second quarter,” he continued. “We were able to get some easy buckets in the flow of the offense.”

The game was a rematch of last season’s Section Four Class B final, which the Yellowjackets won for their record fifth straight sectional title.

Mariah Ruff scored a game-high 18 points for the Yellowjackets, who will play Class AA Penfield on Sunday at Onondaga Community College. Penfield returned all five starters from the team that advanced to the Class AA state final.

“This will be a big challenge for us,” Miller said. “We have not seen the likes of this team so far this year. They are big and very athletic. The key for us will be handling their press and getting into our offensive sets. A game like this can only help us coming down the stretch in the STAC playoffs and in sectional play.”

Breanna Cashman had 10 points to lead Norwich.

Unatego 48, Hancock 30

Casey Manzanero scored 15 points, and Robin Foster and Sarah Mannina each had nine as visiting Unatego won in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

The Spartans (11-2, 8-0), who will travel to Harpursville on Wednesday, led, 23-13, at halftime.

Ashley Banicky had 17 points for Hancock (7-7), which is at Deposit on Monday.

Deposit 39, Delhi 26

Justina Ellis’ 15-point night included four three-pointers as host Deposit won in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Ellis hit three threes in the first half in helping the Lumberjackets to a 21-11 lead.

Kaitlin Haynes and Agie Hook had nine points apiece for Delhi.

Deposit (3-1) will host Unatego on Monday.

Morris 48, Edmeston 32

Alexis Forgit and Haley Wist had respective 15- and 11-point nights to lead host Morris in the Tri-Valley League.

Savanna Fistrowicz had 14 points and 18 rebounds for Edmeston.

Morris (10-2, 8-1) will travel to Laurens on Monday.

RS 33, Laurens 14

Kaity Richvalsky scored a game-high 12 points as Richfield Springs won a Tri-Valley League game on the road.

Taylor Kessler’s nine points paced the Leopards (0-11, 0-8), who host Morris on Monday.

Franklin 50, Worcester 39

Marisa Cawley finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead undefeated Franklin to a Tri-Valley League win at home.

Area scoring leader Jordan Beers contributed 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Purple Devils (11-0, 9-0), who received 11 points, five assists and five rebounds from Haley Downin.

Jillian Perillo’s 11 points paced the Wolverines, who were outscored, 14-4, in the fourth quarter.

Franklin visits Edmeston on Wednesday.

Milford 36, CV-S 32

Addy Lawson had 15 points, 11 rebounds and six steals to lead host Milford (8-4, 6-3) to a Tri-Valley League win.

Lawson went 2-for-4 at the foul line and Marina Steele (10 rebounds) scored on a putback as the Wildcats scored the last four points to secure the victory.

Jordan Loucks and Maddy Archer had 12 points apiece to pace the Patriots, who trailed, 19-14, at halftime.

Milford hosts Schenevus on Wednesday.

BOWLING

at Fox Bowling Center

Cameron Luca threw a 233 game and a 593 series to lead Bainbridge-Guilford’s boys to a 4-0 Midstate Athletic Conference victory over Hancock.

Nik Tuttle’s 596 series included a 223 game for the Wildcats.

Hancock’s girls won, 4-0. They were led by Caitlin Slatcher, who rolled games of 180, 188 and 218 in a 586 series.

Morgan Bean had a 191 game for B-G.

Hancock will host Sidney on Tuesday.