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  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Little Falls rallies to beat West Canada Valley

  • JANUARY 17 GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP The Little Falls Mounties bounced back from their first loss of the season and overcame a six-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter to beat the West Canada Valley Indians 38-34 Thursday. Their second win over the ...
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  • LITTLE FALLS 38, WEST CANADA VALLEY 34
    The Little Falls Mounties bounced back from their first loss of the season and overcame a six-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter to beat the West Canada Valley Indians 38-34 Thursday.
    Their second win over the Indians gave the Mounties (10-1, 6-0 CSC-II) a two game lead in the Center State Conference’s Division II standings with four league games left to play. West Canada Valley (8-5, 4-2 CSC-II) had entered Thursday’s game with a chance to tie the Mounties at the top of the standings.
    The Indians scored the final 10 points of the third quarter to take a 32-26 lead. Baskets by Morgan Lynch and Alexis Fauvelle tied the game at 26 and Fauvelle’s three-point shot gave West canada valley the lead with 1:22 left in the period. The Indians got the ball back following a charging call against Little Falls and Carissa Tasovac banked in another three-pointer at the buzzer after Mikey Maxwell stole an offensive rebound from the hands of a Little Falls player. Sara Hall had missed an open jump shot and the Mounties had the initial rebound before Maxwell ripped the ball away and passed it out to Tasovac on the perimeter.
    West Canada Valley went cold in the fourth quarter but still held a 34-30 lead after Tasovac scored from the post with 4:09 left in the game. Tasovac’s two points were the sum of the West Canada Valley scoring in the fourth quarter as the Indians missed numerous chances to extend their lead early in the period.
    “We got some good shots,” West Canada Valley coach Meg Cullinan said. “We just couldn’t get the ball to go in. (The Mounties) made shots when they needed to.”
    Little Falls scored the final eight points of the game, all at the free throw line. Kelli Shepardson tie the game at the 2:19 mark and Hannah Becker gave Little Falls the lead 33 seconds later. The Mounties shot 8-for-10 in the final four minutes after attempting four free throws up to that point.
    “It came down to the line,” Little Falls coach Pam Munger said. “We know that going to the line keeps you in games they can hit those.”
    West Canada Valley had held a two-point lead at halftime but Little Falls started the second half with three-point baskets by Shepardson and Amy Hart to take the lead. The Mounties led 26-22 before West Canada Valley made its third-quarter run.
    “We reflected on Holland Patent at halftime,” Munger said, referring to Tuesday’s 40-27 loss in a game the Mounties led at haltime. “We reflected on Holland Patent at the end of the third quarter, too. The kids learned from that loss and they learned from the hard play.”
    Page 2 of 3 - Gen Schoff scored seven of her game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter and had six rebounds and three blocked shots for Little Falls. Shepardson added nine points and Sarah Bruins had eight rebounds.
    Fauvelle scored 11 points for West Canada Valley and moved within 11 of 1,000 for her varsity career. Tasovac added nine points and Maxwell had six rebounds and five steals.
    LITTLE FALLS MOUNTIES 38, WEST CANADA VALLEY INDIANS 34
    WEST CANADA VALLEY (8-5, 4-2 CSC-II) — Danielle VanName 0 0-0 0; Mikey Maxwell 3 0-0 6; Morgan Lynch 1 0-0 2; Hayley Yager 0 0-0 0; Sara Hall 1 4-4 6; Courtney Phillips 0 0-0 0; Carissa Tasovac 4 0-0 9; Alexis Fauvelle 5 0-1 11; Tessa Brown 0 0-0 0. Totals: 14 4-5 34.
    LITTLE FALLS (10-1, 6-0 CSC-II) — Kelli Shepardson 3 2-4 9; Hannah Becker 2 2-2 6; Kaitlyn Duesler 0 0-0 0; Gen Schoff 5 6-8 16; Cheyenne Rivenburg 1 0-0 2; Sarah Bruins 1 0-0 2; Amy Hart 1 0-0 3. Totals: 13 10-14 38.
    West Canada Valley    10  10  12    2 — 34
    Little Falls      9    9    8  12 — 38
    Three-pointers — West Canada Valley 2 (Fauvelle 1, Tasovac 1); Little Falls 2 (Hart 1, Shepardson 1). JV — West Canada Valley 33, Little Falls 24.
    COOPERSTOWN 66, MT. MARKHAM 35
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Lucy Ford scored 16 points to lead four Redskins in double figures Thursday as Cooperstown defeated the Mt. Markham Mustangs 66-35.
    Nicole Cring added 12 points, Sumer Murdock had 11 and Maggie Hall scored 10 for Cooperstown (10-2, 5-0 CSC-III), the Center State Conference’s Division III front-runners.
    Angela Bartlett hit four three-pointers and led Mt. Markham (2-9, 2-4 CSC-III) with 14 points. Morgan Westbrook added 10 points.
    COOPERSTOWN REDSKINS 66, MT. MARKHAM MUSTANGS 35
    MT. MARKHAM (2-9, 2-4 CSC-III) — Nadine Waite 1-0-2; Kelsey Collins 2-0-4; Michaela Carnegie 1-0-2; Angela Bartlett 5-0-14; Bryn Hoover 1-1-3; Morgan Westbrook 5-0-10. Totals: 15-1-35.
    COOPERSTOWN (10-2, 5-0 CSC-III) — Lexi Bloomfield 1-0-2; Elizabeth Millea 4-0-9; Sumer Murdock 4-1-11; S.J. Morosko 3-0-6; Nicole Cring 5-2-12; Maggie Hall 4-2-10; Lucy Ford 7-2-16. Totals: 28-7-66.
    Mt. Markham    10  12    6    7 — 35
    Cooperstown    20  19  17  10 — 66
    Three-pointers — Mt. Markham 4 (Bartlett 4); Cooperstown 3 (Murdock 2, Millea 1).
    POLAND 36, OLD FORGE 33
    WEBB, N.Y. — The Poland Tornadoes held on in the fourth quarter Thursday to beat the Old Forge Eskimos 36-33.
    The Tornadoes (7-7, 5-2 CSC-IV) had led 24-18 through three quarters before Old Forge scored 15 points in the fourth.
    Kierston Backus scored 12 points to lead Poland and Kara Morrison added nine.
    Katie Connell had 10 points, nine rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals for Old Forge (3-7, 1-5 CSC-IV).
    POLAND TORNADOES 36, OLD FORGE ESKIMOS 33
    POLAND (7-7, 5-2 CSC-IV) — Brianna Goggin 2-0-4; Mikayla Blumenstock 1-0-2; Paige Sullivan 2-1-5; Kierston Backus 4-4-12; Kara Morrison 3-3-9; Brooke Gipe 2-0-4. Totals: 14-8-36.
    OLD FORGE (3-7, 1-5 CSC-IV) — Katie Connell 3-4-10; Kayla Yuckel 1-0-3; Samantha Notley 1-6-8; Jodi Bolton 2-1-5; Mercedes Rice 2-1-5; Melissa Rockhill 1-0-2. Totals: 10-12-33.
    Page 3 of 3 - Poland      8    8    8  12 — 36
    Old Forge    10    2    6  15 — 33
    Three-pointers — Poland 0; Old Forge 1 (Yuckel 1).
    SAUQUOIT VALLEY 35, MORRISVILLE-EATON 32
    SAUQUOIT, N.Y. — Morgan Talma had a double-double for Sauquoit Valley Thursday in the Indians’ 35-32 win over the Morrisville-Eaton Warrriors.
    Talma scored 11 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for Sauquoit Valley (3-10, 1-5 CSC-III) which won for the first time in Division III play within the Center State Conference. Alyson Gaffney scored 14 points and had five steals while Jenna Mazza also had five steals and Brianne Cardillo had 10 rebounds.
    Jesse Murray had 16 points, 10 rebounds and six steals for Morrisville-Eaton (8-6, 1-5 CSC-III).
    SAUQUOIT VALLEY INDIANS 35, MORRISVILLE-EATON WARRIORS 32
    MORRISVILLE-EATON (8-6, 1-5 CSC-III) — Jesse Murray 16; Heidi Gorton 1; Emily Widger 5; Jen Hilts 4; Lauren Kellem 6. Totals: 14-1-32.
    SAUQUOIT VALLEY (3-10, 1-5 CSC-III) — Morgan Talma 11; Alyson Gaffney 14; Daniele Ricci 3; Casey Wakefield 1; Brianne Cardillo 6. Totals: 14-4-35.
    Morrisville-Eaton      4  11    6  11 — 32
    Sauquoit Valley      8  12    4  11 — 35  
    Three-pointers — Morrisville-Eaton 2 (Murray 2); Sauquoit Valley 3 (Gaffney 2, Ricci 1).
    ORISKANY 73, WESTMORELAND 34
    ORISKANY, N.Y. — The undefeated Oriskany Redskins scored 41 points in the first half Thursday en route to a 73-34 win over the Westmoreland Bulldogs.
    Christina Graziadei led the Redskins (12-0, 6-0 CSC-IV) with 16 points while Madison Zizzi scored 13 and Jordan Sahl had 10.
    Marina DeAngelo scored 17 points for Westmoreland (1-11, 1-5 CSC-IV).
    ORISKANY REDSKINS 73, WESTMORELAND BULLDOGS 34
    WESTMORELAND (1-11, 1-5 CSC-IV) — Marina DeAngelo 17; Kendra McGregor 9; Morgan Barber 4; Mackenzie Lane 2; Jessica Vallone 2.
    ORISKANY (12-0, 6-0 CSC-IV) — Christina Graziadei 16; Madison Zizzi 13; Jordan Sahl 10; Hannah Hoehn 7; Sara Barton 6; Shannon VanShufflin 6; Meriah Kotary 4; Lexi Drake 4; Caitlin Carlo 3; Brandi Gauthier 2; Brandi Zizzi 2.
    Westmoreland      4  11  13    6 — 34
    Oriskany    22  19  13  19 — 73
    Three-pointers — Westmoreland 3 (DeAngelo 3); Oriskany 4 (Van Shufflin 2, Carlo 1, Hoehn 1).

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