Oxford, UV heading in different directions

Girls’ Basketball

Unadilla Valley 38, Oxford 22

NEW BERLIN – Unadilla Valley is heading in one direction, and the Blackhawks seem to be headed in the other after UV’s win Tuesday.

The Storm won their third straight game after snapping a 15-game winless streak last week. Meanwhile, Oxford lost its third straight contest since winning the Norwich Pennysaver Tournament 10 days ago.

“Tonight was a big win for us because Oxford already has some big wins this season,” said UV coach Brandi Backus. “Oxford plays intense defense, and I was surprised how well we handled it. I played a lot of girls, and they all came in ready to play.”

Katelyn Ross paced a balanced UV attack with 12 points, and Cierra Izard added eight. No Oxford player had more than four points.



Oxford: Daisy Murphy, 1 2-2-4; Alyshia Crawford, 0; Jenna Farwell, 1 0-0-2; Christi Baker, 2 0-1-4; Chantel Crandall, 0; Chelsea Farrell, 1 1-2-3; Hollyann Branham, 1 0-2-2; Felicia Tynan, 1 0-1-2; Haley Witchella, 1 2-8-4; Erin Law , 0 1-2-1. Totals: 8 6-18-22.

UV: Katrina Benson, 1 1-2-3, Amanda Button, 1 1-1-3, Sally Hartwick, 0 1-2-1, Cierra Izard, 3 2-4-8, Hannah Johnson, 1 2-4-4, Jessica Lorence 2 0-0-4, Catherine Thomas, 0; Katelyn Ross, 4 2-4-12, Jenna Rudnitsky 0, Sarah Talbot, 1 0-0-2 , Kristen Elliott, 0; Emily Sugar, 0 1-2-1. Totals: 13 10-19-38.

Oxf. 4 6 3 9–22

UVa 13 9 11 5–38

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (UV) Ross 2 JV: Oxford won 41-36. Officials: Neske, Rockefeller.

Norwich 44, Chenango Forks 33

NORWICH – Norwich took a double-digit lead into halftime, and led by as many as 18 points in the second half en route to its first win this season.

Michelle Testani hit two three balls in the second quarter scoring eight points to lead the Tornado to a 26-16 halftime lead. The advantage grew to 38-20 with less that two minutes left in the third quarter. Testani and Boyan Cox had a team-high nine points, and Emily Tackabury led the defense with nine rebounds. “It was a good win for us,” said Norwich coach Krista Porter. “A lot of people contributed to the scoring.”

Norwich hosts Maine-Endwell today.

Chenango Forks: Silverio, 0; Staiger, 2 0-0-4; VanTassel, 1 0-0-2; Bruet, 2 5-8-9; Shannon, 2 0-0-4; Foster, 1 2-2-4; Lord, 0 0-1-0; Ivan, 2 1-1-5; Spencer, 1 0-0-2; Matt, 1 1-2-3; Merriman, 0; Guth, 0. Totals: 12 9-14-33.

NHS: Tatyana Ithier, 0; M. Testani, 2 3-6-9; K. Collier, 2 2-4-6; C. Griffin, 0; Emily Tackabury, 4 0-0-8; Boyan Cox, 4 1-5-9; Chelsea Leibundgut, 2 1-2-5; Claire Sheldon, 0; Brooke Abbott, 1 0-0-3; Adrienne Sharp, 1 2-7-4. Totals: 17 9-24-44.

CFks 6 10 6 11–33

NHS 14 12 12 4–44

Fouled out: (N) Ithier. Three-point goals: (N) Testani 2, Abbott. JV: Norwich won 63-24. Officials: Blair, Miller.

Greene 70, Deposit 38

DEPOSIT – In almost a carbon copy of Monday’s win at Hancock, Greene dominated early and built a 40-11 halftime advantage.

“I was really happy with the intensity and unselfish play tonight,” said Greene coach Bill Case. “We moved the ball around well and rebounded well.”


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