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January 25, 2014

Franklin girls make statement

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Jordan Beers scored 20 of her game-high 27 points in the first half Friday as the Franklin girls basketball team cruised to 51-33 victory over host Morris in a battle of state-ranked teams.

Beers, who also had eight steals and four three-pointers, improved her area-best varsity points total to 2,180 all-time. She remains fourth among Section Four girls basketball scorers, trailing Odessa-Montour’s Stefanie Collins (2,204), Candor’s Megan Shay (2,205) and Harpursville’s Hannah Kimmel (2,692).

Marisa Cawley finished with 12 points and 19 rebounds for the Purple Devils (10-0, 8-0), the state’s third-ranked Class D team.

Alexis Richards scored 11 points to pace the ninth-ranked Mustangs (9-4, 6-4), who received 10 rebounds from McKenna Hungerford.

Morris visits Edmeston on Tuesday.

Milford 42, Worcester 26

Addy Lawson scored a game-high 24 points to lead visiting Milford to victory in the Tri-Valley League.

Lawson had 10 points in the first quarter as Milford opened on a 19-0 run.

‘‘Every shot was balanced,’’ Worcester coach Chris Kaltenbach said of Lawson.

Monica Ridgeway scored a team-best six points for Worcester (3-11, 1-9), which will travel to Cherry-Valley Springfield on Tuesday.

CV-S 45, RS 40

Lauren Loucks scored 11 of her game-high 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead visiting Cherry Valley-Springfield to a Tri-Valley League win.

Jordan Loucks contributed 14 points for CV-S (10-4, 7-3).

Vanessa Miller had five of her team-best 12 points in the third quarter for Richfield Springs, which took a 30-29 lead into the fourth quarter.

Becca Smith grabbed a team-best 13 rebounds for the Indians (8-6, 5-5), who will visit Worcester on Friday.

Cooperstown 43, Herkimer 34

Lucy Ford had 10 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks to lead host Cooperstown in the Center State Conference.

Cooperstown limited Herkimer to nine points after halftime as Cooperstown rallied from a four-point deficit.

SJ Morosko had 12 points, and Liz Millea finished with nine points and four assists for Cooperstown.

Cooperstown (8-5, 4-3), will host West Canada Valley at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Davenport 44, Gilboa 26

Sarah Haight scored a game-high 18 points to lead host Davenport to a win in the Delaware League.

Jenna Lutz had 12 of her 14 points in the first half as Davenport took a 21-8 lead. She and Emily Whipple also grabbed 11 rebounds apiece for Davenport.

Makayla Foster had team bests of 12 points and 11 rebounds for Gilboa.

Davenport (8-3, 7-1) will travel to Hunter-Tannersville on Tuesday.

SK 51, Windham 11

Lexi DuBois scored a game-high 12 points to lead visiting South Kortright to victory in the Delaware League.

DuBois and Tori Rockefeller each had six points in the first quarter as the Rams opened on a 19-0 run.

Rockefeller finished with 11 points for South Kortright (14-0, 12-0), which is ranked No. 1 among Class D teams in the state.

‘‘They’re really quick and they don’t miss from down low,’’ Windham coach Jim Todaro said of the Rams.

Susannah Simpfenderfer had four points for Windham (0-14, 0-11), which will host Davenport at 4 p.m. on Jan 31.

Downsville 47, H-T 45

Kaileen Townsend scored a game-high 20 points and host Downsville took advantage of a Hunter-Tannersville squad that missed 20 of its 23 free throw attempts to win the Delaware League.

H-T outscored the Eagles, 20-12, in the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats never tied the score or took the lead over the final eight minutes.

Townsend and Leigha LaTourette combined to 5-for-6 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to help keep Downsville ahead.

LaTourette finished with nine points. Teammate Virginia Gilkeson finished with 10 points and nine rebounds, and Rebecca Mott also had nine rebounds for the Eagles (7-5, 6-4), who will host South Kortright on Thursday.

Sam Dibbell had 19 points to lead H-T.

Stamford 69, Andes 45

Nora Hager’s four three-pointers helped her to a game-high 20 points as visiting Stamford won in the Delaware League.

Kimi Freer had 13 points, and Heather Dunning and Brandy Fane scored 10 points apiece for the Indians, who led, 42-25, at halftime.

Shianne Coss scored her varsity high of 25 points for the Mountaineers (2-12), who will travel to Gilboa on Thursday.

Roxbury 43, Margaretville 38

Stacey and Shannon Sprague combined to score 12 points in the fourth quarter to rally visiting Roxbury to a Delaware League victory.

Stacey Sprague scored seven of her game-high 17 points over the final eight minutes. Shannon Sprague finished with 14 points for the Rockets, who outscored the Blue Devils, 16-10, in the fourth quarter.

Margaretville tied the score at 38 and went to the free throw line for a 1-and-1 with about two minutes left. The Blue Devils missed and Roxbury closed on a 5-0 spurt.

Sami Hunt had 16 points and 13 rebounds for Margaretville (3-8, 3-6), which will host Hunter-Tannersville on Saturday. The JV game will start at 2:30 p.m.

Delhi 49, Deposit 31

Six of Allison Hannigan’s game-high 18 points came during a 15-3 second-quarter run that helped host Delhi to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Hannigan, who also had eight rebounds, helped the Bulldogs to a 23-11 halftime lead.

“We switched from a 3-2 zone to a pressure man-to-man and I thought we got some run-outs and some easy buckets,” Delhi coach Todd Bruce said.

Addy Sackett then scored nine of her 11 points in the third quarter as Delhi increased its lead to 39-17.

The Bulldogs (7-7, 4-5) will travel to Greene on Tuesday.

Haley Linkroum had 17 points for Deposit.

Sidney 47, B-G 42

Connor Decker and Dawn Savino scored four points apiece in the fourth quarter to lead a balanced Sidney squad to a key Midstate Athletic Conference road victory.

The Warriors improved to 8-0 in league play. B-G (9-5) dropped to 7-2 in the MAC.

B-G took a 25-24 lead in the third quarter and trailed by two heading into the fourth quarter. But Sidney went on a run that pushed its lead to 10 points midway through the quarter. The Bobcats never got closer than the five points thereafter.

Kelsey Decker had 13 points for Sidney, which received nine points from Jolene Krom, eight from Connor Decker and seven from Savino.

Morgan Bullis had 11 points and 13 rebounds for B-G. Abbey Smith finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and Taylor Palmatier scored 13 points for the Bobcats, who will host Unadilla Valley on Monday.

UV 43, Greene 32

Taylor Davis scored 10 of her 15 points in the first half as Unadilla Valley took a 20-12 lead en route to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Emily Converse and Corrine Izard had 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Storm (8-7, 7-2), who will travel to Bainbridge-Guilford on Monday.

Unatego 45, Hancock 36

Marissa Woodard scored nine of her game-high 17 points in the third quarter and grabbed a season-best 21 rebounds to lead host Unatego to a victory in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Cassidy Newman and Samantha Pikaard had nine and seven points, respectively, for Unatego (7-5, 5-4), which will host Susquehanna Valley on Saturday.

‘‘We started to gain some confidence once the ball was going into the basket,’’ Unatego coach Greg Bonczkowski said.

Alexis Houghton and Kaitlyn Wormuth shared a team-best 12 points for Hancock.

Afton 58, Oxford 22

Ashley Rogalski scored nine of her game-high 19 points as host Afton took a 21-4 first-quarter lead en route to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Payton Cutting contributed 18 points, 12 rebounds, six steals and three assists for the Crimson Knights, who received eight points apiece from Bailey Sherman and Paige Polizzi.

Afton (6-7, 4-5) will travel to Unatego on Tuesday.

Harpursville 57, Walton 21

Miranda Drummond’s 16 points led Harpursville to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory at home.

Sarah Miller contributed 10 points for the Hornets (14-0, 9-0), who are the state’s top-ranked team in Class C.

Lacey Speidell’s nine points paced Walton (0-9 MAC), which trailed, 34-7, at halftime.

Harpursville visits Hancock on Tuesday.