Oxford cruises to blowout win

Girls’ Basketball

Oxford 70, Afton 20

OXFORD – Playing the first of three games in three days, Oxford rolled past visiting Afton Thursday in a make-up from Tuesday night.

Haley Witchella scored 21 points for Oxford, 17 in the first half as Oxford roared to a 41-8 advantage. The Blackhawks had eight points in the second quarter from reserve Lacey Barry, who finished the night with a varsity-high 16.

“We played the way we hoped to,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer, who said his team committed just eight turnovers in the game. “We wanted to get a lot of people into the the game, and everyone played a decent amount.”

Everyone in the Oxford lineup also found the scoring column. Julie Heggie added 14 points in the win for the Blackhawks, who moved into a tie for fourth in the Midstate Athletic Conference with Sidney. The Blackhawks host the Warriors tonight, then entertain Bainbridge-Guilford Saturday afternoon.

“It’s an important game for us (Friday),” Palmer said. “Step one was tonight, and step two is Friday.”

Afton: Makalliah Harris-Paladino, 1 0-0-2; Payton Cutting, 4 0-0-8; Kartrina Werth,0 ; Britney Patten, 4 0-0-8; Taylor Briggs, 1 0-0-2; Bailey Sherman, 0 0-2-0; Mikayla Sherman, 0; Subrina Brotzman, 0; Jessica Wenner, 0; Hartley Jennings, 0. Totals: 10 0-2-20.

Oxford: Emily Smith, 3 0-0-6, Allie Nelson, 1 0-0-2; Ginny Burdick, 1 1-2-3, Jackie Heggie, 3 0-0-6, Julie Heggie, 7 0-0-14; Kayla Golden, 1 0-0-2; Lacey Barry, 7 2-3-16, Haley Witchella, 10 1-3-21. Totals: 33 4-8-70.

Aft. 6 2 6 6–20

Oxf. 18 23 20 9–70

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: none. JV: not played. Officials: Berg, Sullivan.

B-G 54, Unadilla Valley 46

NEW BERLIN – Bainbridge-Guilford held off UV’s rally in the third quarter, and re-established command of the game with its full-court press in Thursday’s game.

“With about a minute left in the third quarter, we took the lead,” said UV coach Brandi Backus. “After that, we just threw the ball away against their press three or four times in a row. All of the sudden, their lead was back to 15 points.”

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