Third-seeded Worcester outlasted scrappy sixth seed Gilbertsville-Mount Upton, 43-36, behind a team-high 15 points from Elizabeth Odell in the first round of the Tri-Valley League girls basketball tournament Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Worcester.

The Wolverines overcame a one-point deficit at halftime, outscoring the upset-minded visitors, 27-19, in the second half.

“I’m proud of my team’s resilience tonight earning this win against a strong G-MU team,” Worcester coach Chris Kaltenbach said in a media release. “A ton of credit goes to G-MU coach Tanya Barnes, her team came in very confident and with a very unique defense.”

Odell scored six of her career-high 15 in the third quarter as the Wolverines went ahead by one after the period.

Miriam Odell and Hailey Shalor, neither of whom had scored in the first three quarters, combined for 13 points in the fourth as Worcester saw off a late G-MU surge that saw Hannah Bonczkowski hit a 3-pointer to cut into an 11-point gap.

Ashlyn Marron also had eight of her game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter for G-MU. She totaled nine baskets on the night. Bonczkowski followed Marron with eight points on three baskets.

Elizabeth Odell tallied five baskets, including both of Worcester’s 3-pointers, and went 3-for-4 from the line for her 15. Delimar Vega-Haley totaled 12 on six field goals, while Shalor scored her seven on three baskets and a foul shot.

“Tonight was about balanced scoring for us, but very quietly Izzy Odell led us with her shooting and defensive rebounding,” Kaltenbach said. “Ashlyn Marron presented all sorts of problems inside tonight, I feel Miriam Odell did a solid job scrapping and making Marron earn everything.”

The first quarter saw both defenses unwilling to let the opposition convert anything easy, and neither side held a lead greater than three as Worcester took a 9-7 edge after one.

The Wolverines opened a five-point deficit at 14-9 as Vega-Haley scored a tough, contested layup midway through the second. The Raiders answered, however, as Marron scored before Vega-Haley committed her third foul on a charge in the next possession.

Kaitlyn Fuller cut the deficit to one with a second-chance effort before Olivia Held hit a foul-line jumper to give G-MU a 15-14 lead with two minutes left.

Elizabeth Odell hit two free throws for Worcester, but Marron had the final two points of the half to set up a 17-16 G-MU lead at the break.

Worcester (11-7) will visit second seed Franklin in the TVL semifinals Thursday, Feb. 6.

Franklin 37, Schenevus 36

Kayla Campbell went 17-for-21 from the foul line and scored a game-high 25 points as Franklin reached its date with Worcester by coming back against seventh-seeded Schenevus.

With the Purple Devils trailing by one, Campbell hit two free throws with six seconds remaining to avoid an upset.

“It’s just composure. She just has great composure,” Franklin coach Mike Dutcher said. “Tonight in the second half, we literally jumped on her back and she carried us through.”

Schenevus took a 17-5 lead after one quarter, and retained a 12-point lead at halftime, 22-10.

Franklin answered in the third quarter with an 18-6 run, as Campbell went 12-for-13 at the line with a 3-pointer in the frame, totaling 15 points as the hosts tied the game at 28.

“Credit to Schenevus. Both teams came out with energy, but their mental energy was just a little sharper,” Dutcher said. “We made some adjustments at halftime and challenged the girls.

“The whole team we did a much better job in the second half,” he continued.

Kayla Campbell finished with three baskets, two of them from beyond the arc, and 17 free throws for her game-high 25.

Marissa Campbell hit the other two 3-pointers for Franklin to total six points, while Alyssa Nowhitney scored four and Maddy Ackley had two.

Alexia Piercy and Autumn Jones paced Schenevus, each scoring nine points. Kelsey Burton had seven and Leanna Darling recorded five.

Franklin (13-2) will host Worcester on Thursday, Feb. 6.

Edmeston 37, Morris 36

Fourth-seeded Edmeston edged No. 5 Morris in the first round of the TVL playoffs at Edmeston.

With the score tied, 25-25, at the end of the third quarter, the Panthers did not take the lead until the last minute of the game and extended a four-point advantage on two free throws from Madison Bolton.

The Mustangs rallied back with a 3-pointer from Carissa Richards with five seconds left in the game, but never got the ball back as Edmeston escaped.

Bolton paced the Panthers with 13 points and a 10-for-10 performance from the charity stripe.

“I haven’t seen it quite that good (before), but good thing she was,” Edmeston coach Ken Plows said of Bolton’s free-throw shooting.

It was a back-and-forth affair right from the start as the Panthers led, 11-8, after eight minutes, but the Mustangs tied it at 19 at halftime with an 11-8 run of their own in the second quarter.

Each team tallied six points in the third quarter to set up the dramatic final frame of the game.

Edmeston hit nine field goals, compared to Morris’ 15, but held the upper hand in free throws with a 17-for-24 mark. The Mustangs went 4-for-8 from the line.

Logan Lund followed Bolton with seven points, while Lexi Williams and Maria Williams each contributed six points.

Lund also registered six steals, and Lizzy Williams (four points) pulled down 10 rebounds.

Morris received a team-high 10 points from both Kylie Brigham and Anastasia Edwards, along with five points from Richards.

Edmeston (10-8, 8-3) will visit top seed Cherry Valley-Springfield in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6.

Cherry Valley-Springfield 56, Milford 26

Top seed Cherry Valley-Springfield took care of visitin No. 8 Milford in the first round of the TVL playoffs.

The Patriots took a 24-7 lead after the first quarter and scored 32 points over the following three frames.

Sarah Lewis, Kendra McGovern and Joleen Lusk combined for 48 of Cherry Valley-Springfield’s total points as Lewis led with 17, McGovern had 16 and Lusk followed with 15.

Lusk earned a double-double with 11 rebounds while also recording three blocks. McGovern picked up five boards, six steals and five assists to go along with her 16 points.

The Patriots connected on 22 field goals and finished with a 5-for-8 clip on free throws.

The Wildcats were highlighted by Samantha Harvey’s seven points, five of them coming from the foul line.

Adrianna Greiner and LeeAnna West each registered four points while Abigail Clapper and Teegan Gale each had three points for Milford.

CV-S will host No. 4 Edmeston in the second round of the TVL tournament at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6.

TUESDAY’S RESULTS

Worcester 43, Gilbertsville-Mount Upton 36

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton ..... 7 10 6 13 – 36

Worcester ..... 9 7 8 19 – 43

WORCESTER (11-7): Jenna Morell 1 1-2 3, Lily Conroe 0 0-0 0, Iriyah Haley 0 0-0 0, Miriam Odell 3 0-0 6, Elizabeth Odell 5 3-4 15, Mackenzie Sutliff 0 0-0 0, Hailey Shalor 3 1-1 7, Sophia Adams 0 0-0 0, Delimar Vega-Haley 6 0-3 12. TOTALS 18 5-10 43

GILBERTSVILLE-MOUNT UPTON: Savannah Bresee 0 0-0 0, Hanna Bonczkowski 3 0-2 8, Rian Thatford 0 0-0 0, Ashlyn Marron 9 0-0 18, Olivia Held 2 0-0 4, Kaitlyn Fuller 3 0-1 6. TOTALS 17 0-3 36.

Three-point field goals: W 2 (E. Odell 2); GMU 2 (Bonczkowski 2).

Franklin 37, Schenevus 36

Schenevus ..... 17 5 6 8 – 36

Franklin ..... 5 5 18 9 – 37

FRANKLIN (13-2): Marissa Campbell 2 0-0 6, Gretchyn Ackley 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Nowhitney 2 0-0 4, Maddy Ackley 1 0-0 2, Leah Hyzer 0 0-0 0, Molly McLaughlin 0 0-0 0, Paige Dutcher 0 0-0 0, Sumer Golinski 0 0-0 0, Kayla Campbell 3 17-21 25, Zoe Warren 0 0-0 0, Lucia Temple 0 0-0 0, Meredith Shivers 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 8 17-21 37.

SCHENEVUS: Emily Craig 0 0-0 0, Cassandra Snyder 0 0-0 0, Alexia Piercy 4 1-7 9, Hannah Osborne 1 0-4 2, Beth Hoag 0 0-0 0, Autumn Jones 3 3-4 9, Kayleigh Bryant 1 1-2 4, Kadence Hoag 0 0-0 0, Kelsey Burton 3 1-2 7, Leanna Darling 2 0-0 5. TOTALS 14 6-19 36.

Three-point field goals: F 4 (M. Campbell 2, K. Campbell 2); S 2 (Bryant, Darling).

Edmeston 37, Morris 36

Morris.... 8 11 6 11 – 36

Edmeston.... 11 8 6 12 – 37

MORRIS: Carissa Richards 1 2-2 5, Hannah Wist 1 0-0 3, Kylie Brigham 5 0-0 10, Baylie Boglioli 0 0-0 0, Madison Aikins 0 2-2 3, Mollie Dugan 1 0-0 2, Anastasia Edwards 5 0-2 10, Katie Tilley 2 0-2 4, Stephanie Parker 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 15 4-8 36.

EDMESTON: Logan Lund 2 2-6 7, Lizzy Williams 1 2-2 4, Marissa Galley 0 1-2 1, Madison Bolton 1 10-10 13, Lexi Williams 3 0-0 6, Maria Williams 2 2-4 6. TOTALS: 9 17-24 37.

Three-point field goal made: M 2 (Richards 1, Wist 1); E 2 (Lund 1, Bolton 1).

JV game: Edmeston won.

Cherry Valley-Springfield 56, Milford 26

Milford.... 7 8 4 7 – 26

Cherry Valley-Springfield.... 24 10 14 8 – 56

MILFORD: Aubrey Hall 1 1-2 3, Abigail Clapper 1 0-0 3, Tionna Stone 0 0-0 0, Samantha Harvey 1 5-10 7, Adrianna Greiner 2 0-0 4, Teegan Gale 1 1-2 3, Tia Vagliardo 1 0-0 2, Sarah Munson 0 0-0 0, LeeAnna West 2 0-2 4. TOTALS: 9 7-16 26.

CHERRY VALLEY-SPRINGFIELD: Sarah Lewis 8 0-2 17, Zoe Climenhaga 0 0-0 0, Kendra McGovern 7 2-2 16, Emma Whiteman 0 0-0 0, Kelsey Girard 1 0-0 2, Allison Lennebacker 0 0-0 0, Joleen Lusk 6 3-4 15, Marijke Kroon 3 0-0 6. TOTALS: 22 5-8 56.

Three-point field goals: M 1 (Clapper); CV-S 1 (Lewis).

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