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January 15, 2014

Beers' 34 lead Franklin past Schenevus

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---- — Jordan Beers scored a game-high 34 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead host Franklin to a 61-47 Tri-Valley League girls basketball victory over Schenevus on Tuesday.

“She was very consistent in every quarter,” Franklin coach Mike Dutcher said of Beers, who went 5-for-6 from the foul line in the fourth quarter.

Marisa Cawley had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Purple Devils, who led 33-20 at halftime.

“I thought we extended the court well and were able to get some transition points tonight,” Dutcher said.

Sierra Bentley paced Schenevus with 21 points, including three three-pointers. Sarah Mellor contributed 18 points for the twice-beaten Dragons.

“We knew coming in that they were going to be prepared and organized,” Dutcher said. “I thought we did a good job of containing them.” Franklin (8-0, 6-0) will play at Richfield Springs on Friday.

Beers passed Spencer-Van Etten graduate Evie VanHouten (2,102 points), Milford graduate Shannon Weir (2,116), and Davenport graduates Samantha Meyerhoff (2,121) and Rena Goble (2,121) on Section Four’s all-time scoring list.

Beers has 2,126 points. Still ahead of her on the list are Windham graduate Erica Knolhoff (2,141), Odessa-Montour graduate Stefanie Collins (2,204), Candor grad Megan Shay (2,205) and Harpursville graduate Hannah Kimmel (2,692).

Milford 47, Morris 32

Addy Lawson scored a game-high 20 points and finished with 10 steals to lead host Milford to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Lawson’s seven first-quarter points keyed an 11-0 run by the Wildcats to start the game.

Maddy Zenir scored five points of her 12 points in the first quarter and contributed 10 rebounds. “This is a good win for us,” Milford coach Jim Weir said.

Alexis Richards and Haley Wist paced Morris (9-2) with seven points each.

The Wildcats (8-4, 5-3) will play at Edmeston on Thursday.

RS 41, Edmeston 28

Kaity Richvalsky scored eight of her game-high 13 points in the third quarter to lead Richfield Springs to a Tri-Valley League win at home.

Teammate Rebecca Smith also finished with 13 points and Vanessa Miller contributed eight for the Indians, who led, 15-12, at halftime.

“We turned the ball over and really struggled in the third quarter,” said Edmeston coach Russ McCall, who recieved 13 points from Kelsey Bressett.

Edmeston (3-9, 1-7) will host Milford on Thursday.

B-G 54, Walton 21

Morgan Bullis scored 10 of her game-high 14 points in the first quarter to lead host Bainbridge-Guilford in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

“We came out and played really well early,” said B-G coach Bob Conway, who also recieved six points and seven assists from Abbey Smith. Teammate Megan Ferrara contributed eight points for the Bobcats.

Megan MacNamara paced Walton with seven points.

B-G (7-4, 5-1) will host Oxford on Thursday.

Stamford 49, Margaretville 34

Kimi Freer scored six of her 16 points in the first quarter to help host Stamford to a Delaware League victory

Freer also finished with 16 rebounds. Teammates Heather Dunning and Hailey Jutrzenka contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Indians, who led, 28-21, at halftime.

Sami Hunt led Margaretville with 16 points and 24 rebounds and Annette Hogan finished with 11 points

Stamford (5-5, 4-4) will play at Morris on Thursday.

Downsville 64, Andes 37

Kaileen Townsend and Virginia Gilkeson finished with 20 points apiece to lead Downsville to a Delaware League victory over Andes at Roscoe.

Gilkeson, who scored 10 points in the first quarter, also finished with 17 rebounds. Townsend finished with 12 rebounds, and teammate Leigha LaTourrette contributed 12 points and four assists for the Eagles, who led, 33-15, at halftime.

Shiane Coss paced Andes with a game-high 22 points.

Downsville (5-4, 4-2) will play Margaretville in Roscoe on Thursday.

SK 63, Jefferson 18

Savannah Hobbie scored six of her 10 points as host South Kortright took a 17-8 lead after one quarter and went on to a Delaware League victory.

“She did a good job of getting post position tonight,” SK coach Josh Burroughs said of Hobbie, one of four Rams players in double figures.

Lexi DuBois had 16 points, Tori Rockefeller finished with 14 and Brianna Laing had 13 points for SK, which led, 30-10, at halftime. DuBois and Hobbie had 10 and eight rebounds, respectively, and Laing finished with six assists and four steals.

The Rams (11-0, 9-0) will host Hunter-Tannersville on Thursday.

Shania Speenburgh and Olya Rizzo had six points apiece for Jefferson.

UV 61, Afton 36

Taylor Davis hit four three-pointers and scored a game-high 30 points as visiting Unadilla Valley earned a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Davis scored 13 points as the Storm raced to a 26-4 lead in the first quarter.

“She’s tough,” Afton coach John Simonds said. “She’s a good player. She hit a three (in the first quarter), a couple of outside shots and a couple going to the basket. It’s pretty to defend that.”

Corrine Izard contrituted 10 points for UV.

Payton Cutting had 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Crimson Knights (4-6, 2-4), who will travel to Walton on Friday.

Harpursville 57, Unatego 37

Miranda Drummond scored 10 of her game-high 22 points in the first quarter to lead unbeaten Harpursville to a home victory in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

The Hornets (10-0, 6-0) led, 20-8, after one quarter and extended their advance to 30-13 by haltime.

“We worked on some things against the triangle-and-2 because we knew we’d see it, and we got some good looks out of it,” Harpursville coach Kurt Ehrensbeck said. “We started knocking down shots.”

It marked the first meeting between the teams since Harpursville’s 60-36 win over the Spartans in last season’s Section Four Class C final.

Shelby Medovich contributed 14 points for the Hornets.

Marissa Woodward had 17 points for Unatego.

“She’s tough and poses match-up problems,” Ehrensbeck said of Woodard, who scored 11 points after halftime. “We stayed man through three quarters and rotated different kids on her.”

Sidney 47, Delhi 36

Kelsey Decker scored 10 of her game-best 16 points in the second half as host Sidney pulled away for a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

The Warriors (5-5, 5-0) outscored Delhi, 33-21, in the second half.

Dawn Savino scored eight of her 10 points in the third quarter and Jenna McDonald had all five of her points in the fourth quarter for Sidney.

“Both sides play good defense tonight,” Sidney coach Brad Aldrich said. “The offenses were slow.”

Adelena Sackett had 10 points for the Bulldogs.

Sidney will travel to Deposit at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Roxbury 41, Gilboa 39

Devin Fox capped her game-high 17-point night by hitting a jumper in the lane with about a minute left that provided the winning points in Roxbury’s Delaware League victory at home.

Fox’s basket snapped a 39-all tie.

The Rockets outscored Gilboa, 8-1, over the final eight minutes.

Roxbury coach Lisa Faraci said her team switched from man to zone in the fourth quarter.

Fox, who went 6-for-6 from the free throw line, scored six points in the final quarter.

Jade Meehan contributed 11 points and six steals for the Rockets (6-4, 6-2), who will host South Kortright on Jan. 22.

Skylie Roberts, Kendall Thorington and Jana Travel all had eight points for Gilboa.

H-T 50, Windham 7

Seven of Sam Dibbell’s game-high 17 points came during a 15-2 first-quarter run that helped visiting Hunter-Tannersville to a Delaware League victory.

Taylor Firmalino contributed nine points for the Wildcats.

Mallory Grunenthal scored six points for Windham (0-11, 0-8), which will travel to Gilboa on Thursday.

CV-S 44, Laurens 33

Lauren Loucks’ 14 points paced host Cherry Valley-Sprinfield (8-3, 5-2) to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Taylor Kessler’s 11 points led the Loepards.

CV-S will travel to Morris on Friday.

Worcester 41, G-MU 37

Visiting Worcester used a 20-5 run in the fourth quarter to rally for a Tri-Valley League victory.

Jessica Peeters scored nine of her 11 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Wolverines’ rally 32-21 deficit after three quarters.

Cierra Ralph, Gabby Travis and Jessie Thompson scored nine, eight and seven points, respectively, for Worcester.

Mackenzie Talbot, Tayler Nichols and Jenna Bakhuizen each scored 10 points for Gilbertsville-Mount Upton (2-9, 1-6), which will travel Schenevus on Friday.