Host Davenport jumped to a nine-point lead after the first quarter and went on to a 43-32 Delaware League girls basketball victory over Stamford on Tuesday.
The game marked the return of senior Sam Maidens, who has been sidelined since she injured an ACL in a summer league basketball game.
“It is definitely nice to have Sam back on the court,” said Davenport coach Ray Preston, who earned his 613th victory _ six shy of tying former Red Hook coach John Kuhn for the all-time state record. “She provides senior leadership and so much heart and hustle for our team. She probably played more than we expected tonight, but we will continue to get her into game shape for the stretch run.”
Davenport’s Sara Haight had a game-high 16 points to go along with eight rebounds and four blocks.
Haight sat out the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.
Cassie Wubbehorst contributed 11 points, six rebounds and six steals in the victory.
Stamford was led by Kim Freer’s 13 points and Naleah Meier’s 10 points.
The win gives the Wildcats (9-2, 7-2) a one-game lead over Stamford atop the Upper Division standings. The teams will play again Friday at Stamford.
Davenport will host Windham tonight.
Unatego 47, Afton 32
Senior Michaela Reynolds came off the bench to score her varsity high of 17 points to lead visiting Unatego to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
“She’s been coming on offensively,” Unatego coach Greg Bonczkowski said of Reynolds. “She’s been getting opportunities and she’s taking advantage of them. It’s nice to have an added offensive threat coming off the bench.”
The Spartans (12-2, 0-9) led by four at halftime before outscoring the Crimson Knights, 12-1, in the third quarter. Reynolds had six points in the third quarter.
Unatego also went from 11-for-11 from the free throw line, with Casey Manzanero’s 4 of 4 effort leading the way. Manzanero finished with 12 points.