Unadilla Valley 54, Walton 52
WALTON – Unadilla Valley won its first postseason game since the 2007-2008 season Wednesday night, and beat Walton for the third time this season to advance to Section IV Class C quarterfinals.
UV (14-5) used a 12-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to erase Walton’s seven-point lead and open a five-point lead of its own. Jordan Anderson and Amanda Off each made a pair of free throws lifting the lead to 54-49 in the final minute.
“I really thought that when we were down seven, that this could be the end of the season,” said UV coach Brandi Backus. “This group definitely wanted it, and all they talked about was going to Watkins Glen (UV’s next opponent). We have a lot of underclassmen, but they looked like a veteran team tonight.”
Anderson scored eight in the final quarter and was 5-for-6 from the free throw line. Sophomore Taylor Davis scored a game-high 19 for the Storm with Anderson netting 17 and Off tossing in 10 points.
UV plays at Watkins Glen on Saturday.
UV: Corrine Izard, 2 0-0-4; Taylor Davis, 6 6-7-19; Amanda Off, 4 2-4-10; Jenn Elliott, 0; Morgan Weidman, 0; Jordan Anderson, 4 8-11-17; Gabby Miner, ; Bridget Converse, 0; Brittany Fairchild, 0; Mikayla Fowler, 2 0-0-4. Totals: 18 16-22-54.
Walton: Mikaelan Cucciarre, 0 1-2-1, Victoria Jacquays, 0, Molly Maguire, 3 0-0-7, Erin Butler, 8 0-2-19, Carolyn Butler, 8 4-4-21, Cortney Miller, 2 01-4 , Hayley O'Connor, 0, Morgan Beardslee, 0. Totals: 21 5-9-52.
UVall 15 6 16 18–54
Walt. 5 17 15 15–52
Fouled out: (W) Maguire. Three-point goals: (W) E. Butler 3, C. Butler, Maguire. (UV) Davis, Anderson.
Marathon 60, Oxford 51
MARATHON – Marathon’s 6-foot-3 senior, Sam Courtney, took charge in the second half and led her club past Oxford in Wednesday’s Class C sectional playoff game.
Courtney was limited to six points in the first half before scoring eight quick points in the third quarter on her way to a 20-point half and 26 for the game. “She’s been around for a while, and I felt we did an excellent job on (Courtney) in the first half,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. “I thought that if we could keep that up for four quarters, we had a good chance of winning the game.”