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February 23, 2013

MAC champ UV falls in C quarterfinal


Unatego 34, Tioga 24

Robin Foster tied her varsity best of 11 points, four of which came in the fourth quarter, to lead fifth-seeded Unatego past No. 4-seed Tioga in a Class C sectional quarterfinal.

“We played well defensively in the first quarter,” said Unatego Coach Greg Bonczkowski, whose team held the Tigers to two points through the first eight minutes. “We were able to get some easy baskets early.

“If you were going to score a basket, you had to earn it,” he continued. “Both teams played exceptionally hard.”

Bonczkowski said Foster, Marissa Woodard and Cassidy Newman keyed the Spartans’ interior play by grabbing a majority of the rebounds.

Sarah Mannina scored nine points and sank two three-pointers for the Spartans (16-4), who received fourt points apiece from Casey Manzanero and Woodard.

Natalie Burns’ eight points paced Tioga (15-5).

Unatego will host Newfield in a sectional semifinal on Tuesday. Eighth-seeded Newfield (14-5) advanced with a 47-35 upset of top-seeded Lansing (16-3) on Friday.


Lansing 72, B-G 52

Austin Bauerle hit three three-pointers en route to a game-high 26 points Wednesday, but 11th-seeded Bainbridge-Guilford lost a Section Four Class C opener on the road.

Bauerle also grabbed 15 rebounds and two blocks for Midstate Athletic Conference-affiliate B-G (10-8), which received 12 points from Brooks Harmon. Corbin Palmer contributed six points, six rebounds and five assists for B-G, which was outscored, 40-17, in the second half.

Ellington Hopkins’ 17 points paced sixth-seeded Lansing of the Interscholastic Athletic Conference. Thomas Townes contributed 15 points for Lansing (14-4), which received 10 points apiece from Ben Rourke and Jack Stevens. Hopkins hit four threes and Thomas Lange had three for all nine of his points.

Lansing visits third-seeded Elmira Notre Dame (15-3) for a sectional quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Saturday.

END advanced Wednesday with a 73-42 first-round defeat of 14th-seeded Delhi (8-10). Ben Denison hit three threes en route to a team-best 12 points for the Bulldogs.

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