Morgan Perry powers Unatego past SAS, 48-39

Ryan Ames | The Daily StarUnatego sophomore Alexa Lucia dribbles upcourt during the second half of Friday’s game against Syracuse Academy of Science at Unatego.

Morgan Perry netted a team-high 18 points to take host Unatego past Syracuse Academy of Science, 48-39, Friday, Jan. 3, in non-league girls basketball action.

Perry made seven field goals and went 4-for-6 from the foul line as the Spartans won their fourth consecutive game.

“It was just a real physical battle,” Unatego coach Bob Zeh said. “I knew it was going to be that kind of game. Like I told our kids, we scheduled some tough games, Oneonta, this one, the team games up in Cooperstown, to get ready for March because that’s how the competition is going to be.”

The Atoms did not shy away from contact against the Spartans as the visitors committed 17 fouls over 32 minutes of action. Unatego finished with 14 fouls.

Meghan Perry and Jenna Faulkner each dropped nine points while Madie Wilsey tallied eight points on four field goals.

Hali Lucia also had four points and drained the Spartans’ lone 3-pointer.

Unatego led, 24-16, at halftime and scored 24 more points in the second half.

The Spartans were outscored, 9-8, in the third quarter, but outscored the Atoms in every other frame.

“We tried to slow down a little bit and take care of the ball,” Zeh said of the second-half adjustments. “We can’t dribble it faster up the court than they can run and we turned it over a few times trying to force the issue.”

Allexius Pierce paced SAS with 15 points and was followed by nine points from Freeyl Pleasants and eight points from Ky’el Bradford.

Unatego (8-1) will host Unadilla Valley at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Delhi 50, Chenango Forks 37

Sylvia Liddle and Sophia Wakin each contributed a double-double to lead Delhi to a non-league win over Chenango Forks at SUNY Cortland.

Liddle scored 10 points and grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds as Wakin totaled a team-best 13 points along with 11 rebounds.

Liddle also had a season-high eight blocks and five assists, while Wakin collected seven steals and four blocks, each helping the Bulldogs erase a 19-17 halftime deficit.

“We ignited our offense with our defensive efforts in the second half,” Delhi coach Todd Bruce said.

The Bulldogs outscored Forks, 33-18, in the second half an finished with 14 blocks and 23 steals.

Five other players recorded points for the Bulldogs as Riley Mason scored 11 and Cella Schnabel registered six. Alanna Ruchar tallied five, Libby Lamport had three and Amanda Nealis contributed two. Schnabel also had five steals.

Bree Fargnoli scored 12 of her game-high 17 points in the first half and Bella Hovancik registered eight points for Chenango Forks.

“I thought Cella Schnabel’s defense on Fargnoli in the second half is what sparked our team,” Bruce said.

Delhi (5-2, 2-0) will host Bainbridge-Guilford for a Midstate Athletic Conference game at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Margaretville 34, Laurens 29

Margaretville downed Laurens in a home game Friday, despite a game-high 15 points and two 3-pointers from the Leopards’ Gabriela Andrades.

Taylor Stake led Blue Devils scorers with nine points on three field goals and a 3-for-4 clip from the free-throw line.

Paige Credaroli made a crucial contribution to Margaretville’s cause on the boards, snagging 13 rebounds, with eight of them coming on the offensive end.

Netalia Herrera, meanwhile, dished out five assists and also recorded six steals.

Margaretville outscored Laurens in each of the first three quarters of play, then withstood a 12-4 fourth-quarter run by the Leopards.

Margaretville will host Hunter-Tannersville at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Unatego 48, Syracuse Academy of Science 39

SAS.... 4 12 9 14 – 39

Unatego....11 13 8 16 – 48

SAS: Ajah Brown 2, Kennedy Cannon 0, Ky’el Bradford 8, Jviann Baker 0, Ronayshia Machural 0, Vazcee Robinson 0, Erykah Pasha 5, Freeyl Pleasants 9, Allexius Pierce 15.

UNATEGO: Paige McCoy 0 0-0 0, Lex Lucia 0 0-0 0, Mel Frazier 0 0-0 0, Kylie Mussaw 0 0-0 0, Tatum Codington 0 0-0 0, Jenna Faulkner 3 3-4 9, Madie Wilsey 4 0-0 8, Meghan Perry 4 1-2 9, Morgan Perry 7 4-6 18, Hali Lucia 1 1-4 4. TOTALS: 19 9-16 48.

Three-point field goals: U 1 (H. Lucia).

JV game: Unatego won.

Delhi 50, Chenango Forks 37

Delhi ….. 10 7 13 20 - 50

CF ….. 10 9 7 11 - 37

DELHI (5-2, 2-0): Libby Lamport 1 0-0 3, Riley Mason 4 0-0 11, Sylvia Liddle 4 2-4 10, Alanna Ruchar 1 3-3 5, Amelia O’Neill 0 0-0 0, Sophia Wakin 6 1-2 13, Jody Bray 0 0-0 0, Cella Schnabel 3 0-1 6, Fiona O’Neill 0 0-0 0, Cadence Wakin 0 0-2 0, Amanda Nealis 1 0-0 2, Abbie Leahy 0 0-0 0, Maggie Demeo/Meres 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 20 6-12 50.

CHENANGO FORKS: Sadie Zemanick 1 0-0 2, Bree Fargnoli 5 6-10 17, Raegan Arno 0 1-2 1, Bella Hovancik 4 0-0 8, Kaitlynn Eaton 1 0-0 2, Olivia Root 0 0-0 0, Sierra Eaton 1 4-8 7. TOTALS: 12 11-22 37.

Three-point field goals: D 4 (Mason 3, Lamport); C 2 (Fargnoli, S. Eaton).

JV game: Chenango Forks won.

Margaretville 34, Laurens 29

Margaretville …. 11 12 7 4 - 34

Laurens …. 8 7 2 12 - 29

MARGARETVILLE: Netalia Herrera 1 0-0 2, Olivia Balcom 1 0-0 2, Paige Credaroli 2 0-0 6, Maddy Storey 4 0-0 8, Taylor Stake 3 3-4 9, Antonia Falco 3 1-2 7. TOTALS: 11 4-6 34.

LAURENS: Gabriela Andrades 6 0-1 15, Skyler White 1 2-2 5, Katie Matson 1 1-1 3, Kaylie Dunham 0 3-3 3, Meghan Saggese 1 1-4 3, TOTALS: 7 7-11 29.

Three-point field goals: Margaretville 2 (Credaroli 2); Laurens 2 (Andrades 1, White 1).

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