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January 22, 2014

Davenport holds off Margaretville

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---- — Annette Hogan’s three-point attempt just before the buzzer caromed off the back iron, allowing Davenport to escape with a 40-39 Delaware League girls basketball victory at Margaretville on Tuesday.

Hogan’s 2-for-2 showing at the foul line with 12 seconds left pulled the Blue Devils to 40-39.

Margaretville then fouled Emily Whipple, who missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with six seconds left. The Blue Devils rebounded, setting up the final sequence.

Sami Hunt had 15 points and 15 rebounds for Margaretville, which received 10 points from Hogan.

“They switched their zone defense to a man-to-man and we didn’t respond well,” said Margaretville coach Kyle Holden, whose team led the Wildcats, 23-22, at halftime.

Sarah Haight paced Davenport with a game-high 16 points. Jenna Lutz finished with 14 points for the Wildcats, who outscored the Blue Devils, 12-2, in the third quarter.

Margaretville (3-6, 3-5) will play at Middleburgh today.

Harpursville 59, Afton 41

Payton Cutting scored 12 points for Afton, but that was not enough for the Crimson Knights to defeat visiting Harpursville. Afton (5-7, 3-5) made a run in the second quarter, where they outscored Harpursville 20-14, but could not overcome Harpursville’s 25-point first quarter.

Miranda Drummond scored a game-high 26 points for the Hornets in the win. Teammate Shelby Medovich added 11 points.

Afton hosts Oxford on Friday.

SWIMMINGat New Hartford

Two school records fell as Cooperstown split two non-conference meets at New Hartford.

Cooperstown defeated Syracuse, 117-65, and fell to the host school, 111-84.

Sophomore Sean Mebust broke his school record in the 100-yard freestyle. He touched in a wimming time of 50.68 seconds to easily break the mark of 51.35 he set last season.

““He’ll go to states eventually,” Cooperstown coach Cheryl Rock said of Mebust, who also won the 200 individual medley in 2:09.76. “His goal is to get under 50 and he’s getting there.”

Aaron Idelson also broke his school record in diving while finishing second. Idelson had a score of 225.95 over six dives, breaking the previous mark of 218.10. Syracuse’s Josiah Bacon won the event with a score of 232.80.

Coopestown also earned wins from Ted Mebust in the 100 backstroke (1:00.73) and Ivan Bae-Braunstein in the 100 butterfly (1:03.42).

On Saturday, Idelson broke his school record en route to winning the Frontier League diving championships at South Jefferson.

Idelson, a senior, had an 11-dive score of 373.85, which broke his previous record of 331.80 set last season. He beat the runner-up from Sherburne-Earlville by 11 points.

“He’s really worked on his higher degree of difficulty dives,” Rock said. “He’s worked on his doubles and he’s really worked on his two and a halves.”

The remainder of the Frontier League Championships will resume Saturday back at Rome Free Academy.

WRESTLINGUnatego wins twice

Unatego followed a 55-13 victory over Greene with a 37-36 squeeze past Greene in a pair of Midstate Athletic Conference dual meets.

The Spartans sealed the victory over Greene at 220 pounds. Greene’s Jeff Pornbeck decisioned Riley Hanrahan, 5-3, to give Greene a 36-31 lead. The Trojans needed to win that match by a major decision (eight points) or better to win the match.

Unatego’s Bradey Bean earned a forfeit win at 285 to give the Spartans the victory.

The key match came at 120. Unatego’s Holden Smith and Keenan Bailey were tied at 5 in the third period. Bailey was assessed a penalty point for locking hands before Smith escaped to earn the victory.

Ryan Marszal earned a pin at 170 pounds for Unatego.

Against Delhi, Unatego’s Lucas DeJoy earned a 1-0 decision over Trey Mostert at 145 pounds with an escape in the third period.

Unatego also received pins from Troy Jones (152), Nate Wilsey (160) and Bean (285).

Bryan Ingram won by pin for Delhi at 195.

Unatego (5-1) will travel to Chenango Valley on Thursday.

BOWLINGat Sunset Lanes

Emily and Abigail Loucks rolled series of 557 and 546, respectively, to lead Oneonta High’s girls to a 5-0 Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory.

Emily Loucks had a 217 game. Abigail contributed a 213 and Jeanette Rock rolled a 195 game for the Yellowjackets (10-3), who will host Owego today.

at Clark Sports Center

Skyler Taylor rolled a 199 game and a 509 series for Cooperstown, which lost, 5-0, to visiting Central Valley.

Paige Hewitt’s 187 game for Cooperstown’s girls included three straight strikes. Hewitt finished with a 425 series in Cooperstown’s 5-0 loss.

at Greene

Mark Cordner’s 639 series included games of 276 and 203 as Bainbridge-Guilford defeated Greene, 3-1, in a Midstate Athletic Conference meet Monday.

Cameron Luca contributed games of 235 and 201 for the Bobcats, who received a 200 game from Ed Fuller.

Greene’s girls beat the Bobcats, 3-1. Hannah Flynn rolled a 204 game for B-G.