Basketball

Deposit/Hancock defeated host Unatego, 46-40, in Midstate Athletic Conference girls basketball Saturday, Feb. 8, behind 24 points from Laycee Drake.

The win deals Unatego a first loss in the MAC, and creates a three-way tie atop the conference standings.

A slow offensive start saw D/H go ahead, 8-4, after one quarter. At halftime, the deficit was nine at 23-14.

The Spartans closed the gap in the third as Jenna Faulkner scored 12 of her team-high 21 points in a 17-12 run for the hosts. D/H held on late, however, to snap a 10-game Unatego win streak.

Drake had 10 field goals, one of them a 3-pointer, and went 3-for-5 from the foul line to lead all scorers with 24. Ariel Kellam had 12 and Madison Dawson contributed seven.

Faulkner finished with seven field goals, including Unatego’s lone triple, and went 6-for-7 at the line for 21 points. Meghan Perry followed with eight points and eight rebounds.

Morgan Perry returned after missing more than a week with illness, scoring two points while collecting a team-high 10 rebounds and recording four steals.

“It was a tough loss for our kids, hopefully we can bounce back,” Unatego coach Bob Zeh said. “I don’t want to take anything away from Deposit/Hancock but we are still a little under the weather and hopefully by playoff time we are a little healthier.”

The result sets up a tie atop the MAC as Delhi, Unatego and D/H each enter the final week of the regular season with one conference loss. Unatego already defeated Delhi, which defeated D/H, before Saturday’s clash.

Unatego (14-2, 7-1) will visit Sidney on Monday, Feb. 10.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Delhi 53, Cobleskill-Richmondville 29

Alex Haight scored 21 points to pace Delhi in a non-league win over Cobleskill-Richmondville.

The Bulldogs took a 21-18 lead into halftime before scoring 32 points in the second half while holding C-R to single digits in each frame.

“I’m really pleased with the defensive effort. We threw a defensive game plan at Cobleskill-Richmondville that we hadn’t used and we really just had one day to prep it,” Delhi coach Warren Kelly said. “I thought they did a really good job with it.”

Haight just missed a double-double with nine rebounds and five assists to go along with 21 points. Josh Baxter had nine points on three 3-pointers, while Garrett Pinney and Logan Aikens each scored five.

Tyler Bruce and Luke Branigan each scored two points, with Bruce passing out four assists while Branigan had five steals and three assists.

Delhi (15-2, 9-0) will play its final MAC regular-season game with a visit to rival Walton at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Westhill 75, Cooperstown 40

A poor shooting performance saw Cooperstown fall on the road to Section III Class B power Westhill.

The Warriors took a 17-6 lead after one quarter before scoring 28 more in the second for a 45-17 lead at halftime.

John Kennedy led the Hawkeyes with 10 points, rounding out a double-double with a team-high 15 rebounds and three blocks.

Spencer Lewis and Kaishaun Jefferson each scored eight points, and Joe Senchyshyn totaled six points with five rebounds.

Cooperstown (13-5, 8-0) will visit Mount Markham on Monday, Feb. 10, before finishing regular-season play Thursday, Feb. 13, at Westmoreland.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Deposit/Hancock 46, Unatego 40

Deposit/Hancock ..... 8 15 12 11 – 46

Unatego ..... 4 10 17 9 – 40

UNATEGO (14-2, 7-1): Paige McCoy 0 0-0 0, Alexa Lucia 0 0-0 0, Mallory Frazier 2 0-0 4, Jenna Faulkner 7 6-7 21, Maddie Wilsey 0 1-2 1, Meghan Perry 3 2-4 8, Morgan Perry 1 0-0 2, Hali Lucia 2 0-0 4. TOTALS 15 9-13 40.

DEPOSIT/HANCOCK: Mackenzie Mead 0 0-0 0, Laycee Drake 10 3-5 24, Ariel Kellam 5 2-4 12, Cierra Francisco 0 0-0 0, Avery Ostrander 1 0-0 3, Kaitlyn Macumber 0 0-0 0, Madison Dawson 3 1-2 7, Sarah Spence 0 0-0 0, Kelsey Young 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 19 6-11 46.

Three-point field goals: U 1 (Faulkner); DH 2 (Drake, Ostrander).

JV game: Unatego won.

BOYS BASKETBALL

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Delhi 53, Cobleskill-Richmondville 29

Delhi ..... 8 13 20 12 – 53

Cobleskill-Richmondville ..... 6 12 5 6 – 29

Cobleskill-Richmondville: Schettme 1 0-0 2, Pryor 2 3-3 7, Beevers 1 2-2 4, Salomon 0 0-0 0, VanDerwerken 3 2-4 8, Foote 0 2-2 2, Moole 1 4-4 6, Barlow 0 0-0 0, Becker 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 8 13-15 29.

DELHI (15-2, 9-0): Tyler Bruce 1 0-0 2, Michael Griswold 1 0-0 2, Logan Aikens 1 3-4 5, Alex Haight 8 4-6 21, Garrett Pinney 2 0-0 5, Luke Branigan 1 0-1 2, Josh Baxter 3 0-0 9, Justin Stewart 0 0-0 0, Preston VanWie 1 0-0 3, A.J. Aukstikalnis 1 0-0 2, Rich Lalosh 1 0-0 2, Hunter Sanford 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 20 7-11 53.

Three-point field goals: CR 0; D 6 (Baxter 3, Haight, VanWie, Pinney).

JV game: C-R won.

Westhill 75, Cooperstown 40

Cooperstown ..... 6 11 13 10 – 40

Westhill ..... 17 28 12 18 – 75

WESTHILL: Zawadzh 0 0-0 0, Gilmartin 3 1-2 8, Bogan 0 0-0 0, Kelley 8 2-3 18, Bryant 1 0-0 2, Donnelly 0 0-0 0, Sandborn 2 0-0 6, Brown Jr. 7 0-0 18, Thomai 1 1-2 3, Rouse 6 2-4 14, Allen 3 0-0 6.

COOPERSTOWN (13-5, 8-0): Ryan Lansing 1 0-0 2, Spencer Lewis 3 1-1 8, Kaishaun Jefferson 1 6-8 8, David Valmas 1 0-4 2, Kendall Haney 0 0-0 0, Dillon Burns 0 0-0 0, Joe Senchyshyn 3 0-1 6, Chris Ubner 1 0-0 2, Sam Grigoli 1 0-1 2, Alex Hage 0 0-0 0, Ian Quinn 0 0-0 0, John Kennedy 5 0-0 10. TOTALS 16 7-15 40.

Three-point field goals: W 7 (Brown Jr., Sandborn 2, Gilmartin); C 1 (Lewis).

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