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January 23, 2013

Morris girls down Stamford in OT

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McKenna Hungerford finished off a 14-point night by completing a three-point play with one second left in overtime to lift visiting Morris to a 52-49 non-league girls basketball victory over Stamford on Tuesday.

Stamford (8-3) tied the score at 49 when Cassie Ehrhart hit a layup in transition with six seconds left in the extra period.

The Indians pressed following Ehrhart’s basket.

Stamford coach Lonnie Nickerson said the Mustangs passed two or three times before Hungerford’s winning basket.

“We were probably a little bit out of position and a little tired,” Nickerson said of the winning basket. “It wasn’t exquisite. I think it went to (Kelsea) Webster. She dribbled to midcourt and found Hungerford underneath. It was just a scramble play.”

Webster also had 14 points and Amanda Flint contributed 11, including a three-pointer in overtime for Morris (9-2).

Ehrhart finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds for Stamford, which received 13 points from Kim Freer.

“There could be a very good chance these teams could meet again,” Nickerson said of a possible matchup in the Section Four Class D tournament. “It was two good teams and a worthwhile game to watch as a spectator.”

Stamford will host Roxbury on Thursday.

Unatego 40, Windsor 39

Casey Manzanero made a foul-line jumper with 30 seconds left to give Unatego a non-league win on the road.

Manzanero’s basket capped the scoring and finished her game-high 20-point night.

Windsor’s Karisa Sheriff missed a last-second shot from the baseline.

“Our kids did good job defensively to force them into a bad shot,” Unatego coach Greg Bonczkowski said.

Trailing, 37-33, with two minutes left, Unatego guard Sarah Mannina made a three-point basket. A minute later, Michaela Reynolds made a basket to give the Spartans a 38-37 lead.

Ten seconds later, Erika Corbin put Windsor up, 39-38, with two free throws. But Corbin missed two free throws after Manzanero’s basket.

Before Mannina’s three pointer, Unatego had not scored in the fourth quarter.

“Several times it didn’t appear that things were going to go our way,” Bonczkowski said, “but our kids battled through adversity and found a way.”

Corbin led Windsor with 14 points.

Mannina had nine points for Unatego (10-2, 7-0), which is at Hancock on Friday.

SK 52, Roxbury 41

Fifteen of Kayla Craft’s game-high 21 points came as the unbeaten Rams built a 12-point halftime lead en route to a Delaware League win at home.

“She did a nice job inside and outside again,” SK coach Josh Burroughs said of Craft, who also had nine rebounds.

Kayla Warycha scored eight points and served as the chaser in SK’s box-and-one defense on Kennedy Faraci. Warycha held Faraci to eight points.

“She did a solid job defensively,” Burroughs said.

Miquela Hanselman had 11 rebounds and six points, and Brianna Laing finished with 10 points and seven rebounds for SK (12-0, 10-0), which will travel to once-beaten Davenport on Thursday.

Allyce McIntosh led Roxbury with 12 points.

Margaretville 62, Andes 50

Annette Hogan and Tess Svoboda had 19 and 18 points, respectively, to lead visiting Margaretville to a Delaware League victory.

Hogan and Svoboda combined for 18 points during a 25-8 run in the second quarter that turned an eight-point deficit into a 33-24 halftime lead. Hogan, who finished with six assists, had 10 points in the quarter.

Sami Hunt contributed 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils.

Shianne Coss scored her varsity high of 24 points to lead the Mountaineers. Coss also grabbed 10 rebounds for Andes, which received 12 points from Sam Falco.

Andes (1-10, 1-9) will host Jefferson on Monday.

Davenport 48, H-T 35

Jenna Lutz scored a team-high 13 points as visiting Davenport won in the Delaware League.

“They did a better job driving the ball inside,” Hunter-Tannersville coach Nate Jones said. “They went to line 23 times, and we didn’t get nearly as many foul shots. They had 14 foul shots in the second half. They took it to the hole, and got us in foul trouble.”

Davenport’s Sarah Haight scored 12 points and had five assists, and teammate Kassie Jeffers contributed 10 points.

“They also out-rebounded us tonight and we were the bigger team,” Jones said. “So we definitely have to work on our rebounding.”

Sarah Murin scored 14 points for H-T (8-5, 5-5), which is at Margaretville on Jan. 30.

St. Johnsville 43, RS 32

Jerikah Hext and Ashley Fuller scored eight points each, but Richfield Springs lost a non-league game on the road.

Rylie Smith had a game-high 21 points and Sam Cleveland scored 11 points for St. Johnsville.

Richfield Springs (1-9, 0-8) is at Laurens on Friday.


CV-S 55, Schenevus 43

Kyle Jaquay, Wyatt Crowley and Ben Drugatz scored 16, 15 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the host Patriots to a Tri-Valley League victory.

The Patriots closed the first half on a 16-4 run to take a 28-22 lead into halftime.

Crowley and Drugatz had eight rebounds apiece for Cherry Valley-Springfield (8-4, 5-3), which will host Milford on Friday.

Robert Burton had a game-high 22 points for Schenevus.

H-T 52, Germantown 45

Dylan Legg had a game-high 18 points to go with eight rebounds, and Zach Mudge finished with 16 points and 18 steals as Hunter-Tannersville won a non-league game at Columbia Greene Community College.

Mudge had six points, and Legg and Jacob Davis had four apiece as the Wildcats took an 18-8 lead after one quarter.

Legg scored all but four of his points after halftime.

H-T (10-2) will host Gilboa on Friday.

Jefferson 59, Windham 50

John Quagliano and Isaac Anderson scored five points apiece in overtime to lead visiting Jefferson in the Delaware League.

Quagliano went 5-for-5 from the line in overtime, including three straight after he was fouled shooting a three-pointer. Quagliano finished with a team-high 18 points.

Nicholas Starheim and Michael Greiner had 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the J-Hawks.

David Saunders scored his varsity high of 25 points for Windham. Saunders also had 10 rebounds.

Jeremy Torres had 11 points and Luke Rasmussen finished with 11 rebounds for the Warriors (2-8, 2-7), who will host Downsville on Friday.

Unatego 74, Deposit 58

Kellen Komenda scored a game-high 17 points as Unatego won a Midstate Athletic Conference game on the road.

Tanner Winchester scored 16 points, Quinn Barnhart contributed 14 points, Tyler Butler had 12 points and Phil Youngs finished with 10 points for Unatego, which led 47-27 at halftime.

Matt Mills scored 15 points to lead Deposit (5-7, 2-5), which hosts Delhi on Friday.


Delhi 33, Walton 23

Russell Cobane’s pin of Quinn Harby at 145 pounds helped host Delhi to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

The Bulldogs also received a 4-0 win from Joe Brown at 132 pounds.

Logan Robinson (113) and Dylan Wood (126) had pins for Walton.