2018-02-13 / Sports

Delaware League Semi Final Action Comes to a Close

By Rosie Cunningham

DOWNSVILLE - On Friday night, SK beat No. 4 Downsville, 64-44, in the semifinals of the league playoffs.

Jordan Finch had a doubledouble for the Rams, tallying 17 points and grabbing 11 boards in the win.

SK came out of the gate strong outscoring Downsville, 34-13 and the Eagles had a challenging time getting past the Rams’ defense.

“Winning felt great,” said Bella DuBois of SK. “If we play with sportsmanship, class and all around good team effort, the wins feel better.”

Senior Brooke Sarno and junior Mackenzie Swantak each had 11 points for the Rams. Junior Anna Reinshagen contributed nine points and had five assists as well as steals. Sophomore Azalyn Hillis-Brunson had with nine rebounds and nine assists in the win.

Downsville outscored the Rams in the second half, 31-30.

Offensive Eagle standout Kailee

Young scored 24 points and teammate Kenzie Hammond scored 17 points in the loss.

Stamford 51, Hunter-Tannersville 40

No. 2 Stamford defeated Hunter-Tannersville (No. 3) 51-40 Friday in the Delaware League semifinals at home.

Stamford’s Melanie Hoyt had a double-double, with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Senior Haley Steenland contributed 10 points, as well as six assists and five steals.

Stamford pulled ahead early on in the first quarter, but H-T outscored Stamford, 13-10, in the second quarter and the Indians’ led by four at the break.

Following the half, H-T got to within one point in the third quarter.

“Haley Steenland had a big night offensively along with both of the two Hoyt girls,” said Stamford Coach Lonnie Nickerson. “The girls played well together. Defensively, we switched up some things in the second half and some girls played very well, including Destiny Bertram and Elizabeth Vlahakis”

Stamford pulled away, out scoring H-T, 16-8 in the final period. H-T’s Shiann Ferguson scored 10 points in the loss.

“In a big game like that you need to take care of the ball,” Burroughs said about the championship game against Stamford. “Taking care of the ball and slowing down the Hoyt girls (Melanie and Madison) and (Haley) Steenland is key against them.”

Charlotte Valley 52, Margaretville 18

DAVENPORT - Charlotte Valley (No. 5) topped Margaretville 52-18 Friday night at home.

CV’s Jenna Lubbers scored 12 points and Kayla Beers scored 11 points.

The Wildcats held the Blue Devils without a single point for the first half and went into the break leading, 27-0.

Kayla Petry scored nine points in the loss.

No 5 Davenport will next play No. 6 Gilboa at home next Tuesday (tonight).

Gilboa 44, Roxbury 18

Gilboa handily took down the Rockets 44-18 in large part, due to their defensive efforts.

For the Wildcats, Hannah Bogdan led with 14 points. Samantha Lee had a team-high eight rebounds and six points while

Amaya Grant added eight points in the win.

For Roxbury Erin Garza tallied eight points in the loss.

Roxbury will face off against Margaretville tonight at 7 p.m., while Gilboa will play CV in Davenport in the last round of the mini-tournaments.

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