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January 19, 2013

Mustangs girls down Wildcats

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Kelsea Webster’s game-high 20 points helped host Morris to a 45-38 Tri-Valley League girls basketball victory over Milford on Friday.

Webster had eight of Morris’ 11 points in the fourth quarter. She also hit 6 of 7 free throws during that span to turn back a Milford rally.

Addy Lawson had 19 points for Milford (7-4, 5-3), which trailed, 34-19, after three quarters. Peggy Paffenroth contributed seven points for the Wildcats.

Amanda Flint finished with eight points for the Mustangs (8-2, 7-1), who will travel to Stamford on Jan. 22.

Oneonta 64, Windsor 18

Mariah Ruff and Natalie Vanderlaan-Meyering had 16 and 14 points, respectively, as unbeaten Oneonta High cruised to a Southern Tier Athletic Conference win at home.

Ruff and Vanderlaan-Meyering combined for 17 first-quarter points as the Yellowjackets bolted to a 24-3 lead.

“We pressed in the first quarter and they struggled to get into their offense,” OHS coach Matt Miller said.

Vanderlaan-Meyering had 10 rebounds and seven blocks, and Ruff finished with eight assists.

OHS again played without senior guard Dani Nicosia, who has been out for close to a month after suffering a concussion.

“She’s had headaches every day since the concussion,” Miller said of Nicosia. “We’re hoping to get back sooner rather than later. When we play better teams, we’ll need that second ballhandler and someone who can score in transition.”

OHS will play at Norwich on Friday in a rematch of last season’s Section Four Class B final that the Yellowjackets won.

The following Sunday, the Yellowjackets will play Penfield _ a squad that advanced to the Class AA state final last season _ at Onondaga Community College.

UV 62, Oxford 28

Amanda Off and Jordan Anderson scored 18 and 17 points, respectively, to lead host Unadilla Valley in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Anderson scored all 17 of her points in the first half as the Storm opened a 37-12 lead.

UV (10-1, 8-0), which received 10 points from Taylor Davis, will travel to Greene on Thursday.

Megan Golden had 12 points for the Blackhawks.

Delhi 34, Walton 29

Kaitlin Haynes had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and earned its victory of the season in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

The Bulldogs, who had lost by 15- and eight-point deficits to Walton earlier this season, outscored the Warriors, 9-6, in the fourth quarter. Haynes had six points in the quarter, including 4-for-7 from the free throw line.

“Hustle,” said Delhi coach Jessica Laing, when asked what was different from the first two meetings against Walton. “You could just tell they really wanted this game. If there was a ball on the floor, they were diving to get it.”

Katie Pardee contributed seven points for Delhi (1-12), which will travel to Deposit on Friday.

Cortney Miller had seven points to pace Walton.

Stamford 57, Andes 35

Cassie Ehrhart scored a game-high 19 points to lead three Stamford players in double figures in the host Indians’ Delaware League victory.

Erin Hull had 12 points, and Kim Freer contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds for Stamford (8-2, 7-1), which will play host to Morris on Tuesday.

The following Stamford will play Upper Division rival Davenport Twice. Davenport also has one league loss.

Shianne Coss finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds for Andes.

CV-S 43, RS 22

Half of Jordan Loucks’ game-high 16 points came during an 18-7 second-quarter run that helped Cherry Valley-Springfield to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Lauren Loucks contributed nine points for the Patriots (7-5, 5-3), who received 15 rebounds from Kylie Graham.

The Patriots (7-5, 5-3) will travel to Milford on Friday.

Davenport 39, Gilboa 21

Cassie Wubbenhorst, Kassie Jeffers, Sarah Haight and Jenna Lutz all scored eight points to lead Davenport to a road win the Delaware League.

Brooke Koerner scored nine points to lead Gilboa (7-6, 5-5), which is at Downsville Jan. 28.

South Kortright 63, Windham 19

Kayla Craft scored a game-high 19 points as South Kortright stayed undefeated with a win at home in the Delaware League.

Keily Linger scored 11 points to lead Windham.

Sam Acuna scored 14 points, Miquela Hanselman had 12 points and Tori Rockefeller contributed 10 points for South Kortright (11-0, 9-0), which hosts Roxbury Tuesday.

Franklin 51, Edmeston 21

Haley Downin had 16 points and 10 rebounds as host Franklin stayed unbeaten with a Tri-Valley League win.

Jordan Beers scored 11 points and Marisa Cawley contributed eight points and 13 rebounds for the Purple Devils, who led, 15-2, after one quarter.

Shelby McCall scored 12 points to lead Edmeston.

Franklin (10-0, 8-0) will host Worcester on Friday.

Schenevus 46, Laurens 25

Sierra Bentley scored a game-high 11 points as Schenevus won at home in the Tri-Valley League.

The Dragons outscored Laurens, 20-0, in the first quarter.

Jazmine Maidens led Laurens with 10 points.

Taylor Spranger scored 10 points and Sarah Mellor had nine points for Schenevus (6-3, 6-2), which is at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Thursday.

Worcester 31, G-MU 18

Cassie Sklenka scored a game-high 11 points to lead host Worcester in the Tri-Valley League.

Whitney Gilbert scored six points to lead Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.

Worcester (6-4, 4-4) is at Franklin on Friday.

Harpursville 63, Afton 19

Miranda Drummond scored her 1,000th varsity point on a layup two minutes into play and Hapursville won at home in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Drummond scored 14 points, Savannah Murray finished with 12 points and Espy Gutierrez had all 10 of her points all in first quarter for the Hornets.

Bailey Sherman and Shakari Coss each scored five points to lead Afton.

Harpursville (9-2, 5-2) is at Walton Friday.

H-T 51, Downsville 44

Taylor Firmalino fell one rebound shy of a double-double as host Hunter-Tannersville earned a Delaware League victory.

Firmalino and Sarah Murin scored 14 points apiece for the Wildcats (8-4, 5-4), who received a game-high 15 points from Taylor Dart. Sam Dibbell grabbed a game-best 14 rebounds for H-T, which hosts Davenport on Tuesday.

Kaileen Townsend’s 12 points paced the Eagles, who faced a 30-24 deficit at halftime.

Margaretville 35, Roxbury 28

Sami Hunt scored 10 points to lead Margaretville to a Delaware League road win.

Annette Hogan contributed nine points and Tess Svoboda had eight for the Blue Devils, who rallied from a 13-9 halftime deficit.

Kennedy Faraci finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets (6-5, 5-4), who visit South Kortright on Tuesday.

SKIING

Section Four Meet

Aidan Cohane and Mattie Seamans led Windham to sweep of the boys and girls races in a Section Four Meet at Windham Mountain.

Cohane finished in 23.33, beating teammate Brandon Cohane’s 24.28.

Seamans crossed in 27.08, beating teammate Natalie Vining, who finished in 29.91.

Oneonta’s top finisher was Monica Scheinder, who finished 10th in 36.20. Kragh Dellelo had the top Oneonta boys finish. He placed 12th in 35.16.

The next Section Four meet is Friday at Plattekill.

WRESTLING

Sidney 48, Whitney Point 34

Nick Jump (160 pounds) and Austin Dean (285) had first-period pins to lead Sidney to a win at home in the opening round of the Section Four Duals.

Jump pinned Nick Knight in 12 seconds. Dean needed 1:01 to stop Caden Watson.

Dylan Gifford (138), Brandon Swislosky (145) won matches by decision for Sidney, which will face top-seeded Johnson City in the quarterfinals Saturday at Chenango Forks.

Newark Valley beat Unatego in another first-round match of the Section Four Duals.

BOWLING

at Galaxy Bowl

Zach Wood rolled games of 230 and 219 in a 646 series to Sidney’s boys to a 4-0 Midstate Athletic Conference victory over Afton.

Bryant Gray contributed a 233 game for the Warriors.

Sidney’s girls also won, 4-0. Madison Cutting had 427 series for Sidney, which will host Oxford on Wednesday.