The Daily Star
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Junior guard Jordan Beers became Franklin’s all-time leading scorer in leading the host Purple Devils to a 70-61 Tri-Valley League girls basketball victory over visiting Morris on Friday.
Beers finished with 38 points and passed 1985 graduate Denise McNeilly atop Franklin’s scoring charts. McNeilly graduated with 1,643 points. Beers needed five points to go past McNeilly. Beers finished the night with 1,677 points.
“This is really a great day for Franklin,” Purple Devils coach Mike Dutcher said of Beers’ record.
Beers has been playing varsity basketball since the seventh grade.
Franklin (13-0, 11-0) took control by outscoring the Mustangs, 27-8, in the second quarter to take a 42-24 lead into halftime.
Marisa Cawley contributed 21 points, 21 rebounds and four blocks for Franklin, which will host Laurens on Tuesday.
Amanda Flint and Haley Wist had 15 and 14 points, respectively, for Morris, which trails Franklin by two games in the loss column in the West Division standings.
Davenport 52, Stamford 46
Sarah Haight scored a team-high 20 points to lead visiting Davenport in the Delaware League.
Cassie Wubbenhorst and Kassie Jeffers contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Wildcats, who went 15-for-20 from the free throw line. Wubbenhorst led the way with a 7-for-8 performance.
Naleah Meier had her varsity high of 22 points to lead Stamford (8-6, 7-4).
Hancock 54, Walton 29
Lea Newman scored 19 points and Ashley Banicky had 10 points and 14 rebounds as host Hancock (8-8, 5-6) cruised to a MAC win.
Cortney Miller’s 15 points paced the Warriors.
Hancock is the No. 7 seed for the MAC 5-8 Tournament and will visit No. 6 Afton on Tuesday or Wednesday in the semifinals. No. 4 Greene and No. 8 Sidney will meet in the other semi. The winners advance to the 5-8 final Feb. 12.
G-MU 32, Laurens 24
Mackenzie Talbot scored eight of her 11 points in the third quarter, keeping Gilbertsville-Mount Upton ahead en route to a Tri-Valley League win at home.
Taylor Kessler’s 10 points paced the Leopards, who trailed, 20-13, at halftime.
The Raiders (4-10, 3-8) are at Franklin next Friday.
RS 51, CV-S 39
Vanessa Miller finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds as Richfield Springs won in the Tri-Valley League.
Ashley Fuller grabbed 13 rebounds and Kaity Richvalsky scored 10 points for the Indians, who outscored Cherry Valley-Springfield, 20-10, in the fourth quarter.
Lauren Loucks’ 16 points paced the Patriots, who received 13 from Maddie Archer.
Richfield Springs hosts Schenevus on Tuesday.
Margaretville 38, Windham 21
Tess Svoboda scored a game-high 14 points as Margaretville won a Delaware League game on the road.
Keily Linger’s eight points and seven rebounds paced the Warriors (0-13), who visit Andes on Monday.
Oneonta 55, CV 44
Oneonta used a balanced scoring attack on Senior Night to gain a victory in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference.
Mariah Ruff scored 16 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had six assists for the Yellowjackets, who received eight points and seven steals from Maria DiMartin.
“This group of seniors has done some pretty impressive things in their high school careers. I feel very fortunate to have coached these kids throughout high school,” OHS coach Matt Miller said. “This group of kids is hardworking, dedicated and competitive, but most importantly they are a cohesive group, which has helped to make them very successful in whatever they have done.”
Chelsea Henige led Chenango Valley with 11 points.
Oneonta (13-1, 11-0) travels to Class A Troy on Saturday for a non-leaguer.
“We are expecting a battle tomorrow,” Miller said. “They are a very talented Class A school, which should be a good test for us.”
Harpursville 77, Sidney 37
Harpursville jumped to a 20-point first quarter lead and cruised to a road victory in the MAC.
Savannah Murray had a game-high 32 points and Miranda Drummond contributed 26 for the Hornets.
Kelsey Decker’s 14 points paced Sidney (4-11, 4-7).
B-G 52, Delhi 18
Bainbridge-Guilford’s Morgan Bullis had a game-high 19 points to along with 11 rebounds as the host Bobcats cruised in the MAC.
Tori Rifanburg contributed eight points for Bobcats, who earned the No. 4 seed for the MAC 1-4 Tournament and will visit Unadilla Valley for the semfinals.
Schenevus 33, Worcester 16
Schenevus jumped to a 19-3 first-half lead en route to a home victory in the Tri-Valley League.
Taylor Spranger had a game-high 12 points and Sierra Bentley contributed eight for the Dragons.
With the victory, Schenevus (9-3, 9-2) holds a two-game lead in the East Division over Cherry Valley-Springfield and Milford, with two games to play.
Cassie Sklenka scored six points to lead the Wolverines.
Schenevus plays at Richfield Springs on Tuesday.
SK 55, Gilboa 42
Kayla Craft scored a game-high 24 points as South Kortright won on the road in the Delaware League. Craft scored 14 points in the second quarter as the Rams pulled away from the hosts.
Miquela Hanselman contributed 12 points for the winners.
Brooke Koerner’s 17 points paced Gilboa (8-7, 6-6), which visits Jefferson on Tuesday.