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2014-02-04 / Sports

Franklin Girls Stay Unbeaten; Delaware Girls Races Decided

'OUT OF MY WAY!' is what South Kortright's Tori Rockefeller (10) seems to be saying to Downsville defender Patty Hammond (5) on a drive to the basket in Thursday's Delaware League game. The host Eagles had a 10-7 lead at  the quarter break, but the Rams dominated the rest of the way in a 56-23 romp. Rockefeller, with 13 points, was one of four SK players to score in double digits, as Savannah Hobbie and Lexi DuBois had 12 apiece and Brianna Laing added 10. Ginny Gilkeson had 10 points to lead the Downsville offense. 'OUT OF MY WAY!' is what South Kortright's Tori Rockefeller (10) seems to be saying to Downsville defender Patty Hammond (5) on a drive to the basket in Thursday's Delaware League game. The host Eagles had a 10-7 lead at the quarter break, but the Rams dominated the rest of the way in a 56-23 romp. Rockefeller, with 13 points, was one of four SK players to score in double digits, as Savannah Hobbie and Lexi DuBois had 12 apiece and Brianna Laing added 10. Ginny Gilkeson had 10 points to lead the Downsville offense. The Franklin girls’ basketball team remained undefeated for the season with an easy 57-34 triumph over visiting Edmeston on Monday. The Purple Devils are now 11-0 in the Tri-Valley League and 13-0 overall.

Jordan Beers tallied 26 points to complete a three-game total of 90 points, and now has 2,270 overall for her career, a total which ranks second in Section IV history. The Devils built a 38-16 halftime lead on the strength of 21 of Beers’ points, and never looked back. Marisa Cawley chipped in with 21 more points for Franklin, and Sydney Smith paced the Panthers’ scoring with 10 points.

The teams in the girls’ half of the Delaware League championship have been decided. South Kortight, which did not play on Monday, is 13-0 in the league to top the Mountain Division, is 16-0 overall, and has an insurmountable three-game lead over second place Roxbury, with two to play. Despite a loss to Roxbury on Monday, Charlotte Valley is the Upper Division winner, sporting a 10-2 league and an 11-4 overall mark with two games remaining, and Hunter-Tannersville is in second with a 7-4 league slate.

The Wildcats had an 11-8 lead after the first quarter of the game at Roxbury, but the Rockets won the middle periods, 39-25, and finished with a 55-45 decision. Stacey Sprague and Devin Fox netted 16 points apiece and Shannon Sprague added 11 for the home forces, to offset 20 points by Sarah Haight and 15 by Jenna Lutz for the visitors.

In another Delaware Monday outing, host Margaretville had an eight-point lead after three quarters and, in the fourth, held off an Andes surge to win, 47-43. The Mountaineers’ Shianne Coss connected for 12 of her game-high 23 points in the last eight minutes, but it was not enough to overcome the Blue Devils. Sami Hunt netted 13 points, Annette Hogan 12 and Cora Bruno 11 for the home forces.

Also on Monday, Jefferson upset host Stamford, 49-35. The J-Hawks outscored the Indians, 31-23, in the second half to seal the verdict. Shiann Bellinger scored 15 points and Emily Wenner 14 for the winners, while Hailey Jutrzenka’s 14 points led the home forces.

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