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Brit Worgan

Staff Report

In a matchup of state-ranked Class B girls basketball teams, host Oneonta High held Chenango Valley to six second-half points en route to a 44-24 Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory Tuesday.

"That was as well as we've played this season," OHS coach Bob Zeh said of his 11-1 squad that improved to 8-1 in STAC. "We executed our offense and went 12-for-18 from the floor in the first half and we played great defense in the second half. We stayed in our 2-3 and it's kind of hard to score against it if you get after it. We're getting better at it."

OHS, ranked fifth in the state, led, 16-7, after one quarter over 16th-ranked CV.

Senior forward Val Ridgway scored six of her team-high 15 points in the first quarter. Sienna Wisse (13 points) and Erin Wolstenholme (eight points) each had four points in the first.

"We set good screens and executed our offense," Zeh said. "I feel we should score against to man-to-man teams. We only took three threes in the first half and all but one of our 12 field goals were layups."

The Warriors, who received 11 points from Mikayla King, dropped to 9-3.

The Yellowjackets are at Norwich on Jan. 29.

Oneonta 44, Chenango Valley 24

CHENANGO VALLEY (9-3): Caitlin Roberts 1 0-0 2, Dara DeGennaro 1 0-0 3, Mikayla King 2 5-6 11, Jillian Bobal 1 0-0 2, Khaylah Moss 2 0-0 4, Rebecca Cooney 1 0-3 2. TOTALS: 8 5-9 24.

ONEONTA (11-1, 8-1): Karsen Shultz 0 0-0 0, Katie Bredin 1 1-2 3, Dani Nicosia 0 0-0 0, Seneca Baldwin 0 0-0 0, Jenn Dilello 1 0-0 2, Lesley Harlem 1 0-0 3, Kasondra Hughes 0 0-0 0, Erin Wolstenholme 4 0-0 8, Val Ridgway 6 3-4 15, Sienna Wisse 6 0-0 13. TOTALS: 19 4-6 44.

Chenango Valley7 11 3 3 _ 24

Oneonta16 9 12 7 _ 44

Three-point field goals: C 3 (King 2, DeGennaro); O 2 (Harlem, Wisse). JV score: CV, 36-24.

Walton 52, Unatego 28

The same Walton squad that suffered an eight-point loss to the Spartans earlier this season used a 17-2 first-quarter run to win at home in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

"We shot well," Walton coach Gary Backus said of his team's play in the opening quarter, "and I thought we played very good defense. We moved the ball and got open looks."

Shelby Jennings scored six points and Holley Reynolds hit two three-pointers in the first quarter.

Devon Kaminsky finished with a game-high 15 points. She also grabbed 11 rebounds and had four assists for the Warriors (9-4), who improved to 5-2 in conference.

Shelby and Christa Jennings each contributed eight points for the Warriors, who play host to Sidney on Friday.

Stephanie Havens had nine points to lead the Spartans, who beat Walton, 44-36, in the teams' first meeting.

Walton 52, Unatego 28

UNATEGO: Stephanie Havens 4 0-0 9, Kajee Quick 0 0-0 0, Kayla Wong 1 0-0 2, Shelby Puffer 0 2-4 2, Amanda Peloso 1 1-2 3, Sarah Mannina 1 2-2 4, Casey Manzanero 0 4-4 4, Katrina Clark 0 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Woods 1 2-2 4. TOTALS: 8 11-14 28.

WALTON (9-4, 5-2): Justine Rutherford 0 0-0 0, Morgan Benson 2 0-0 4, Holley Reynolds 2 0-0 6, Christa Jennings 2 2-2 8, Bridgette Fletcher 0 1-2 1, Kendra Hoyt 1 0-0 2, Hunter Browne 2 0-0 6, Amy Conkling 1 0-0 2, Shelby Jennings 3 2-2 8, Devon Kaminsky 6 3-4 15. TOTALS: 19 8-10 52.

Unatego 2 13 6 7 _ 28

Walton17 14 8 13 _ 52

Three-point field goals: U 1 (Havens); W 6 (Reynolds, 2, C. Jennings 2, Browne 2). JV score: Walton, 63-20.

Greene 44, Sidney 37

Liz Wentlent finished with a game-high 15 points, including 10 in the second half, as visiting Greene won in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

The Trojans outscored the Warriors, 26-11, in the second half to erase a 26-18 halftime deficit.

"I think their defense got more aggressive," Sidney coach Brad Aldridge said. "They played a zone and were more active in the second half. We didn't move as quickly and kind of got bogged down."

Stephanie Simonds had 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead Sidney (6-6, 3-3), which received seven points apiece from Danielle Gravel and Katelyn Philpott.

Sidney visits Walton on Friday.

Greene 44, Sidney 37

GREENE: Abbey Wentlent 0 0-0 0, Anna Crumb 2 0-0 4, Andrea Day 0 0-0 0, Erin Smith 4 2-2 12, Jessica Brooks 5 2-4 12, Liz Wentlent 4 6-6 15, Rachel Turner 0 1-2 1. TOTALS: 15 11-14 44.

SIDNEY (6-6, 3-3): Danielle Martindale 1 3-4 5, Lyndsay Delello 1 2-5 4, Katelyn Philpott 3 1-2 7, Stephanie Morrow 1 0-0 3, Danielle Gravel 2 2-2 7, Brittany Ward 0 0-0 0, Stephanie Simonds 5 1-1 11. TOTALS: 13 9-14 37

Greene8 10 16 10 _ 44

Sidney15 11 7 4 _ 37

Three-point field goals: G (Smith 2, L. Wentlent); S (Morrow, Gravel). JV score: Greene, 47-21.

Downsville 45, Roxbury 22

Katelynn Peaster and Chelsea Taylor combined to score all but two of Downsville's points during a 15-3 third-quarter run that lifted the host Eagles in the Delaware League.

Peaster, who finished with a game-high 18 points, scored seven points in the third quarter, which ended with Downsville leading, 32-14. Taylor finished with 14 points.

"I just think we put some points on the board," Downsville coach Christine Baldauf said. "We haven't been doing a whole lot of scoring lately. It's a good confidence-booster for us."

The Eagles (8-4, 7-2) play host to Jefferson on Friday.

Rachel Meckes had 10 points for Roxbury.

Downsville 45, Roxbury 22

ROXBURY: Rachel Meckes 4 2-3 10, Jenna Johnston 1 0-0 2, Raven Sprague 0 0-0 0, Kennedy Faraci 3 1-3 9, Paulina Cowan 0 1-2 1, Brittany Bell 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 8 4-8 22.

DOWNSVILLE (8-4, 7-2): Krista Baxter 3 1-2 9, Roxanne Staubitz 1 0-0 2, Jessica Lacey 1 0-0 2, Kendra Deno 0 0-0 0, Katelynn Peaster 6 3-4 18, Chelsea Taylor 6 2-4 14, Kacie Walley 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 17 6-10 45.

Roxbury2 9 3 8 _ 22

Downsville8 9 15 13 _ 45

Three-point field goals: R 2 (Faraci 2); D 5 (Peaster 3, Baxter 2). JV score: Downsville won.

Oxford 56, Afton 31

Senior Jessie Winans, winner of the last four Daily Star Player of the Year awards in softball, injured her right ankle early in the second quarter of Afton's home loss in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

"She came down on her ankle," Afton coach John Simonds said of Winans, who recently signed a Division I letter of intent to play softball for Coastal Carolina. "I heard it pop. I think (the injury is) bad. We'll see. She's getting X-rayed right now."

Afton boys coach Dick Winans, Jessie's dad, said his daughter sprained her ankle, adding it didn't seem to be serious.

The Blackhawks, 6-0 in the MAC Division II standings, had six players score at least six points. Haley Witchella scored 11 points and Alyshia Crawford had 10 for Oxford, which led, 31-15, at halftime.

Stephanie Parsons had 15 points to lead Afton (4-7, 2-4), which plays host to Harpursville on Saturday.

Oxford 56, Afton 31

OXFORD (6-0 in MAC): Alyshia Crawford 5 0-0 10, Allie Nelson 2 0-0 4, Ginny Burdock 3 0-0 6, Kelli Whitehill 3 0-0 6, Jackie Heggie 3 0-0 6, Julie Heggie 4 0-0 8, Kayla Golden 0 1-4 1, Kim Shackleton 1 2-3 4, Haley Witchella 5 1-2 11. TOTALS: 26 4-9 56.

AFTON (4-7, 2-4): Nicole Mulieri 0 0-0 0, Jessie Winans 0 0-0 0, Stephanie Sherman 2 0-0 5, Payton Cutting 0 2-4 2, Rebecca Baudendistel 2 0-0 4, Britney Patten 2 1-2 5, Stephanie Parsons 4 6-8 15. TOTALS: 10 9-14 31.

Oxford15 16 16 9 _ 56

Afton6 9 7 9 _ 31

Three-point field goals: A 2 (Parsons, Sherman). JV score: Oxford, 33-16.

SK 59, Andes 42

Six points apiece from Renee Craft and Robin Ward during a 16-5 second-quarter run helped defending Section Four Class D champion South Kortright to a Delaware League road victory.

Craft finished with a game-high 23 points.

"Not only are they a bigger team, they're just so active on the glass," Andes coach Jeff Rhone said of the unbeaten Rams. "And their post players ran the floor very well."

Nikki Holdridge contributed 11 points for SK, which led, 30-15, at halftime.

Rachel Andrews had a season-high 20 points to go along with 10 rebounds and eighth-grader Mariah Ruff had 17 points for the Mountaineers (5-5, 3-4), who travel to Hunter-Tannersville on Thursday.

South Kortright 59, Andes 42

SOUTH KORTRIGHT: Courtenay Chambers 3 2-4 8, Amber Shortsleeve 0 2-2 2, Nikki Holdridge 3 5-9 11, Renee Craft 11 1-1 23, Cassie Howe 0 0-2 0, Ashley Moeller 2 2-2 6, Tallulah Guadagnino 0 0-0 0, Robin Ward 4 1-4 9, Sabrina Spaulding 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 23 13-24 59.

ANDES (5-5, 3-4): Ashley Terry 0 1-2 1, Mariah Ruff 5 6-8 17, Jenna Weaver 0 0-0 0, Gina Tait 0 0-0 0, Karli Tait 1 0-0 2, Kaitlin Mackay 1 0-0 2, Rachel Andrews 10 0-2 20. TOTALS: 17 7-12 42.

South Kortright14 16 12 17 _ 59

Andes10 5 10 17 _ 42

Three-point field goals: A 1 (Ruff). JV score: SK, 27-19.

Harpursville 66, B-G 50

Junior Hannah Kimmel had 25 points and seven rebounds as host Harpursville cruised in the MAC.

Alycia Kimmel, Hannah's cousin, contributed 20 points.

"It was brutal," Harpursville coach Kurt Ehrensbeck said. "It had the feel of a sectional game with a lot of intensity on both sides. It was one of the hardest played games I've seen in a long time."

The Hornets (9-3, 5-1) visit Afton on Saturday.

Randi Conway and Corrine Riegel scored 14 points apiece to lead Bainbridge-Guilford (8-5), which hosts Deposit on Friday.

Harpursville 66, B-G 50

BAINBRIDGE-GUILFORD (8-5): Randi Conway 3 4-7 14, Corrine Riegel 5 2-2 14, Chelsi Rosa 3 0-0 8, Shania Vandermark 2 4-5 8, Ashley Edwards 0 0-0 0, Amber Bauerle 0 0-0 0, Kimberly Brown 3 0-0 6, Kayla Davis 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 17 10-14 50.

HARPURSVILLE (9-3, 5-1): Savannah Murray 1 0-0 3, Erin Dietzman 4 0-0 8, Abby Klutts 2 3-6 7, Amanda Frayer 0 0-0 0, Alycia Kimmel 4 10-12 20, Hannah Kimmel 7 11-19 25, Kayleigh Livermore 1 1-2 3, Miranda Drummond 0 0-0 0, Erin Andrews 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 19 25-39 66.

Bainbridge-Guilford11 16 9 14 _ 50

Harpursville20 16 17 13 _ 66

Three-point field goals: B 6 (Conway 2, Riegel 2, Rosa 2); H 3 (Murray, A. Kimmel 2). JV score: Harpursville, 39-36.

UV 37, Delhi 21

Charlee Weidman and Jordan Andersen scored 12 and eight points, respectively, to lead Unadilla Valley in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Kristen Dandignac scored a season-high 12 points for the Bulldogs (0-12, 0-6), who travel to Unatego on Friday.

UV 37, Delhi 21

UNADILLA VALLEY: Terra Manwarren 0 2-2 2, Abby Grace 0 0-0 0, Amanda Off 3 0-0 6, Maggie Avolio 0 0-0 0, Lindsay Avolio 2 0-0 4, Charlee Weidman 5 2-4 12, Jordan Andersen 2 1-4 5, Amber Potter 3 2-4 8, Lacy Wheeler 0 0-0 0, Brittany Fairchild 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 15 7-14 37.

DELHI (0-12, 0-6): Marisa Chytalo 1 2-8 4, Erica Cantwell 0 0-0 0, Lainey Horohoe 0 0-0 0, Allison Maxwell 0 0-0 0, Kristen Dandignac 4 4-4 12, Sarah Burns 0 0-0 0, Britney Merriman 0 0-0 0, Suzie Fischetti 0 0-0 0, Kaci Anderson 0 1-2 1, Libby Buel 1 2-4 4. TOTALS: 6 9-18 21.

UV8 6 9 14 _ 37

Delhi3 5 4 9 _ 21

Three-point field goals: None. JV score: Delhi won.

Davenport 75, Margaretville 24

Sam Meyerhoff finished with 31 points, 12 rebounds, six steals and five assists as host Davenport cruised in the Delaware League.

Rebecca Hotaling contributed 14 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (9-2, 6-1), who received 13 points from Brittany Chase. Jackie Gilley contributed five points, eight assists and eight steals.

Davenport visits Roxbury on Thursday.

Davenport 75, Margaretville 24

MARGARETVILLE: Karla Nava 0 0-0 0, Genesis Quinones 0 0-0 0, Amy Filupeit 4 0-0 10, Danielle Hull 0 1-4 1, Michelle O'Reilly 1 0-0 3, Erica Faulkner 2 2-6 6, Erin Filupeit 1 0-0 2, Olivia Todd 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 9 3-10 24.

DAVENPORT (9-2, 6-1): Jackie Gilley 2 1-1 5, Kate Swantak 4 0-0 8, Katie Brown 1 0-0 2, Rebecca Hotaling 6 2-2 14, Emily Marsh 1 0-0 2, Brittany Chase 5 3-6 13, Sam Meyerhoff 11 4-6 31. TOTALS: 30 10-15 75.

Margaretville6 4 6 8 _ 24

Davenport22 17 19 17 _ 75

Three-point field goals: M (A. Filupeit 2, O'Reilly); D 5 (Meyerhoff 5). JV score: Davenport won.

Jefferson 49, Gilboa 37

Chelsea Martin scored 13 of her game-high 20 points in the first half as Jefferson won a Delaware League game on the road.

Bess Slicer contributed 17 points for the J-Hawks, who led, 25-17, at halftime.

Jessica Caputo scored 12 points to lead Gilboa (3-9, 1-7), which hosts Margaretville on Thursday.

Jefferson 49, Gilboa 37

JEFFERSON: Kristen Starheim 0 0-0 0, Chelsea Martin 6 6-8 20, Dani All 1 0-0 2, Kaity Clayton 0 0-0 0, Amy Thonneson 2 0-0 4, Bess Slicer 8 1-3 17, Vanessa Speenburgh , Dove Henry 1 1-2 3, Jordyn Hillis 1 0-0 3, Alyssa Jonker , Taylor Cammer 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 19 8-13 49.

GILBOA (3-9, 1-7): Heather Cunningham 0 0-0 0, Courtney Palmisano 4 1-2 9, Jessica Caputo 5 2-4 12, Jenna Danouski 2 1-2 7, Laura Potter 1 0-0 2, Jennifer Myers 0 0-0 0, Ashley Wagner 0 0-0 0, Brooke Koerner 1 1-2 3, Kayla Coons 2 0-0 4, Ashley Goguen 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 15 5-10 37.

Jefferson14 11 12 12 _ 49

Gilboa5 12 9 11 _ 37

Three-point field goals: J 3 (Martin 2, Hillis); G 2 (Danouski). JV score: Gilboa won.

H-T 41, Stamford 39

Alex Natale scored an uncontested layup with about a minute to play as Hunter-Tannersville rallied in the Delaware League on the road.

Natale scored eight of her 11 points in the final period, when the Wildcats outscored the Indians, 19-8. Her last basket made it 40-39.

The Indians had a couple of chances underneath with little time remaining but couldn't convert, Stamford coach Lonnie Nickerson said.

"We didn't play with poise when we needed to," Nickerson said. "We took the lead with about a minute to go. Then Natale went the distance."

Leanna VanValkenburg scored 11 points for H-T, which trailed, 31-22, entering the fourth quarter.

Sara Barnes scored 17 points to lead Stamford (4-8, 2-6), which shot 6-for-24 from the foul line. Sommers Gaddis contributed eight points.

Stamford hosts South Kortright on Thursday.

H-T 41, Stamford 39

HUNTER-TANNERSVILLE: Alex Natale 4 2-5 11, Maureen Pesciotta 0 1-5 5, Annie Butler 4 5-6 13, Leanna VanValkenburg 5 1-4 11, Denise Warren 0 0-0 0, Molly Constable 1 2-2 4, Toniann Morabito , Amy Loucks 0 0-0 0, Katie Drao 0 0-0 0, BettyJean D'Addario 0 1-2 1, Cheyanne Bell 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 14 12-24 41.

STAMFORD (4-8, 2-6): Emily Hull 0 0-0 0, Marlana Hinkley 3 0-2 8, Cassie Ehrhart 1 2-10 4, Amy Galleazzi 1 0-0 2, Emily Rion 0 0-0 0, Hope Hager 0 0-0 0, Sommers Gaddis 3 2-8 8, Sara Barnes 6 2-4 17. TOTALS: 14 6-24 39.

Hunter-Tannersville8 4 10 19 _ 41

Stamford16 4 11 8 _ 39

Three-point field goals: H 1 (Natale); S 5 (Hinkley 2, Barnes 3). JV score: H-T won.

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