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Addy Lawson had a game-high 23 points, eight steals, six rebounds and five assists to lead visiting Milford to a 45-40 girls basketball victory over Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Friday in the Tri-Valley League.
Lawson scored 18 points in the second half, including seven from the free throw line to secure the victory for the Wildcats (2-1, 1-0).
“She put it away at the foul line,” Gilbertsville-Mount Upton coach Jim Johnson said of Lawson, who went 7-for-11 from the free throw line, including 3-for-4 in the last minute.
Tayler Nichols and Nikki Savarese had 10 points apiece to pace the Raiders (3-2, 2-1), who lost leading scorer Mackenzie Talbot to a right-ankle injury early in the second quarter.
“We’ve had five different players score in double figures in five games so far,” Johnson said. “I’d just like to have them all go into double digits at the same time.”
G-MU is at Cherry Valley-Springfield on Tuesday.
Oneonta 61, CV 39
Hayley Dower scored a game-high 19 points, including five three-pointers, to lead visiting Oneonta to a Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory.
“She had the hot hand tonight,” OHS coach Matt Miller said of Dower, who made 5 of 7 attempts from beyond the three-point arc.
Oneonta outscored the Warriors, 20-0, in the first quarter.
“We pressed like crazy,” Miller said. “Turnovers lead to a lot of easy buckets.”
Mariah Ruff scored eight points and had a team-high eight assists for OHS, which received 10 rebounds from Natalie Vanderlaan-Meyering.
Oneonta (4-0, 3-0) hosts Chenango Forks on Wednesday.
Allison Miller scored a team-high 10 points, including three threes, for the Warriors.
Morris 42, Worcester 35
Amanda Flint scored a game-high 14 points to lead visiting Morris to a Tri-Valley League victory.
Alexis Forgit had 12 points for the Mustangs.
Jillian Perrillo had a team-high 12 points for Worcester (2-1, 1-1) which plays Schenevus in the Ray Preston Tournament at Davenport on Dec. 27.
Franklin 44, RS 15
Jordan Beers scored 11 of her game-high 13 points in the first quarter to lead host Franklin to a Tri-Valley League victory.
Franklin outscored the Indians, 16-4, in the first quarter.
Beers also grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds to go with seven steals and four assists.
Haley Downin scored nine of her 11 points in the third quarter and grabbed 11 rebounds overall for the Purple Devils (4-0, 2-0), who visit Milford on Tuesday.
Ashley Fuller had a team-high six points for Richfield Springs.
UV 62, Delhi 18
Taylor Davis and Amanda Off scored 14 points each to lead UV to a home win in its Delaware League opener at home.
UV outscored Delhi, 26-2, in the first quarter and held the Bulldogs to one point in the fourth quarter.
Inda Gillett led Delhi with six points.
Jordan Anderson scored 12 points for UV (2-1, 1-0), which is at Walton on Tuesday.
Leigha Latourette scored a game-high 14 points and Downsville overcame a seven-point deficit in the first quarter to win on the road in the Delaware League.
Jefferson outscored the Eagles, 9-2, in the first quarter. Downsville followed with a 15-2 second quarter.
Kaileen Townsend contributed 10 points for Downsville.
Elissa Starheim had 10 points and 10 blocks for Jefferson (1-2, 1-2), which hosts Windham on Monday.
Sarah Mellor had 10 of her game high 19 points in a third-quarter run as Schenevus won on the road in the Tri-Valley League.
The Dragons outscored the Panthers, 24-8, in the third quarter to pull away from a 20-all tie at halftime. Taylor Spranger had 18 points and Sierra Bentley scored seven of her 11 points in the third quarter for Schenevus.
Savanna Fistrowicz finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds to lead Edmeston (1-3, 0-2), which is at Richfield Springs on Wednesday.
Cooperstown 80, M-E 29
Maggie Hall had a varsity high of 16 points and Sumer Murdock had 10 of her 15 points in a 26-0 first-quarter run as Cooperstown won a Division III game in the Center State Conference.
“We played full-court man-to-man and just kept turning them over,” Cooperstown coach Mike Niles said. “I think the big thing right now is we are playing pretty good defense together. The last couple of games we got off to a good start off of our pressure defense for sure.”
Nicole Cring had 10 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks and five steals for the Redskins, which also got 10 points from Micayla Church-Foster.
Jessie Murray led Morrisville-Eaton with 10 points.
Cooperstown (5-0, 2-0) is at Waterville on Wednesday.
Unatego 60, Walton 23
Casey Manzanero had a game-high 16 points as Unatego won at home in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Unatego had 22 assists, led by 10 from point guard Sarah Mannina.
Cortney Miller scored 13 points to lead Walton (2-3, 1-1).
Unatego (2-1, 2-0) is at Bainbridge-Guilford on Thursday.
CV-S 38, Laurens 18
Cherry Valley-Springfield defeated host Laurens, 38-18, in the Tri-Valley League.
No information was available from the home coach.