The Daily Star
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Natalie Vanderlaan-Meyering and Hayley Dower scored 13 points apiece to lead a balanced Oneonta High squad to a 67-37 Southern Tier Athletic Conference girls basketball victory at Johnson City on Wednesday.
Vanderlaan-Meyering also had nine rebounds and six blocks.
Mariah Ruff scored eight of her 11 points in first quarter as the unbeaten Yellowjackets bolted to a 20-7 lead.
“We had six different girls score in first quarter and everybody contributed,” OHS coach Matt Miller said. “Johnson City is definitely rebuilding this year. We knew going in we had a size advantage and an experience advantage over them. So we got to work on some things tonight. We played some man-to man defense.”
Kelsey Baker scored 10 points for Oneonta.
Chris Carpentieri led all scorers with 20 points for Johnson City.
Oneonta (10-0, 8-0) will host Windsor on Friday.
Jefferson 39, Andes 28
Elissa Starheim had a triple-double as Jefferson won at home in the Delaware League.
Starheim, a senior center, had 17 points, 12 blocks and 10 rebounds.
“She’s averaging a triple-double this year,” Jefferson coach Scott Valens said. “She’s been very consistent.”
Kelsey Little led Andes with eight points.
Jefferson (4-6, 4-6) will host Margaretville on Jan. 24.
SV 60, Oneonta 9
Cory Corkwell earned Oneonta High’s lone victory on the mat during a 60-9 Southern Tier Athletic Conference home loss.
Corkwell won, 3-2, over Teddy Storti at 285 pounds. Jimmy Verrelli (99) won by forfeit for the Yellowjackets, who are at Binghamton on Friday.
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Emily Loucks’ match-high 591 series included a 228 game as Oneonta High’s girls improved to 9-2 with a 5-0 Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory over Susquehanna Valley.
Cami Cleaveland (224 game), Caryn Balnis (192), Abigail Loucks (187) and Amy Hait (183) also helped the Yellowjackets, who’ll oppose Chenango Valley on Wednesday in a match that could decide the STAC East Division title.
OHS’ boys lost, 5-0. Mike Moran had a 533 series to lead the Yellowjackets, who oppose Norwich on Monday.