Marauders hold on for win

Girls’ Basketball

Sherburne-Earlville 62, Cooperstown 60

SHERBURNE – Sherburne-Earlville’s Courtney Kurtz hit two free throws in the final minute, and the Marauders survived two turnovers and a game-tying shot attempt by Cooperstown center Samantha Fox at the buzzer to beat Cooperstown Friday night.

It was S-E’s eighth straight victory – believed to be a school record – and first-ever Center State Conference division win over Cooperstown, a span covering four seasons.

“Cooperstown is a team you measure yourself by,” said S-E coach Jeff Barry. “They are a state-ranked team who won the division last year, and they’ll probably win the division this year. We’re one game behind, but we’ll need some help.”

The Marauders (12-4) made 12-of-17 free throws in the fourth quarter and Kurtz led four S-E players in double figures scoring 17 points. Karli Harris and Erin Dowdall netted 12 apiece, and Adrienne Cross had 11 points and 10 rebounds.



Cooperstown controlled play through most of the first quarter before the Marauders went on a 12-0 run to lead 20-14 early in the second. Harris had 10 points and Kurtz eight in a 24-14 second stanza to put their club up by seven.

S-E hosts Cincinnatus Wednesday.

Cooperstown: Lindsay Valentine, 0; Abigail Hall, 3 5-8-11; Lisa Covert, 0; Samantha Fox, 6 4-6-16; Jenny Potrukis, 1 0-0-2; Kaitlin Cring, 8 1-3-17; Katie Donnelly, 0; Jennifer Wehner, 7 0-2-14; Emily Dauchy, 0. Totals: 25 10-20-60.

S-E: Courtney Kurtz, 4 8-15-17; Megan Welshko, 2 1-2-5; Brenda Hoefler, 0; Adrienne Cross, 3 5-7-11; Samantha Crandall, 0; Megan Record, 1 0-0-2; Danielle Green, 0 3-6-3; Karli Harris, 4 1-2-12; Erin Dowdall, 4 3-4-12. Totals: 18 21-36-62.

Coop 14 14 16 16–60

S-E 11 24 11 16–62

Fouled out: (C) Potrukis. Three-point goals: (SE) Harris 3, Kurtz, Dowdall. JV: S-E won 58-54, Officials: O’Connor, Cuchiss.

Morris 42, G-MU 37

MORRIS – G-MU and Morris have split their four regular season meetings, but the Mustangs won when it counted most.

Gretchen Meyers hit two free throws in the final 20 seconds to seal Morris’ win, and Bobbi-Jean Bryden scored a team-high 19 points before leaving with an injury midway through the fourth quarter.

The Raiders trail Morris by two games in division play – both losses to Morris. G-MU beat the Mustangs in tournaments at Laurens and Oneonta earlier this season.

Dani Conway led G-MU with 14 points.

G-MU: Samantha Moreno 0 0-0 0, Ashlea Osborne 1 0-0 3, Cassandra Calamia 0 0-0 0, Brittney Peet 3 1-4 7, Danielle Conway 4 4-6 14, Samantha Brooks 0 0-0 0, Sierra French 0 0-0 0, Kala Armstrong 0 0-0 0, Brittney Rudnitsky 2 0-0 6, Terra Moore 2 3-4 7. Totals: 12 8-14 37.

Morris (11-4, 8-0): Bobbi-Jean Bryden 8 2-5 19, Brandee Decker 4 1-2 9, Gretchen Meyer 2 2-4 6, Kaitlin Meyers 1 0-1 2, Asia Carroll 0 0-0 0, Lindsey Shumway 0 0-0 0, Kayla Forgit 2 2-2 6, Hannah Schwarzhans 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17 7-14 42.

G-MU 8 7 10 12–37

Morris 8 10 10 14–42

Three-point field goals: (M) Bryden, (G) Conway 2, Rudnitsky 2, Osborne.

Fabius Pompey 59, Otselic Valley 48

SOUTH OTSELIC – Fabius-Pompey held off OV’s comeback run getting eight points from Lauren Scalisi in the last quarter to win a non-league game Friday night.

The Vikings rallied in the last quarter behind its pressure defense closing a double-digit deficit to as little as five points. “We’d close the lead then throw the ball away,” said OV coach Kevin Springer. “We’d get back into the game, but couldn’t quite finish that big run to get over the hump.”


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