The Daily Star
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Miquela Hanselman scored a game-high 18 points Monday to lead two-time defending Section Four Class D champion South Kortright to a 53-35 Delaware League girls basketball victory at Margaretville.
Hanselman’s night included an 8-for-10 showing at the free throw line. SK outscored the Blue Devils, 15-3, at the free throw line.
The unbeaten Rams played without senior forward Kayla Craft, a Fifth Team all-state pick a season ago. She averaged 17.6 points through SK’s first five games this season. Margaretville coach Kyle Holden said Craft missed the game with an unspecified injury.
“They’re still the team to beat,” Holden said of SK. “Even with Kayla Craft on the bench, they’re still very good.
“They were very aggressive tonight,” he continued. “We cut it to within eight points several times in the second half, but then we just ran out of gas.”
Brianna Laing scored 14 points and Tori Rockefeller contributed 11 for SK.
Sami Hunt scored 12 points to lead Margaretville (2-5, 1-3), which plays Wednesday at Andes.
Jefferson 50, Windham 10
Elissa Starheim had a game-high 15 points to go along with eight rebounds and six blocks to lead host Jefferson to a Delaware League victory.
Starheim had eight points and Emily Wenner contributed four points as the J-Hawks jumped out to a 17-0 lead after one quarter.
Jefferson (2-2, 2-2) will play host to Hunter-Tannersville on Wednesday.
Keily Linger had six points for Windham.
CV-S 38, Laurens 18
Lauren Loucks scored a game-high 12 points as Cherry Valley-Springfield won on the road in the Tri-Valley on Friday.
Jordan Loucks scored 10 points and Maddie Archer contributed eight for the Patriots.
Claire Fraser scored six points to lead Laurens (0-3, 0-2), which plays at Morris today.
H-T 76, Jefferson 35
Zach Mudge scored half of his game-high 22 points in the first quarter as Hunter-Tannersville took a 23-5 lead en route to a Delaware League victory at home.
“He had a real smooth start to the game,” H-T coach Chris Glennon said of Mudge, who also had eight steals and five assists. “He got out and ran, and had some nice baskets in the first quarter.”
Dylan Legg and Neal Statts contributed 16 points apiece for the Wildcats, who led, 42-15, at halftime. Legg also had five steals and Statts finished with 10 rebounds.
H-T (4-2, 2-1) will travel to South Kortright on Jan. 3.
James Reeves and Nicholas Starheim had 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the J-Hawks.
Schenevus 51, Worcester 22
Sophomore Jacob Darling’s varsity-high 12 points helped host Schenevus improve to 3-0 in the Tri-Valley League.
The Dragons (3-2) also received respective 16- and 15-point nights from Kevin Weinert and Robert Burton.
“It’s nice to see that,” Schenevus coach Kerry Mason said of Darling’s contribution. “It’s not just two guys. Jake did a nice job tonight. He’s a lanky kid, about 6-foot-1. He’s very athletic and did a nice job. He’s getting more comfortable in the low post.”
Darling also had six rebounds and four steals. Burton contributed four steals and Weinert had seven rebounds for Schenevus, which led, 25-3, at halftime.
The Dragons will host Morris on Jan. 4.
Jake Grover had six points to lead Worcester.