Oxford Girls Claim Edmeston Tournament Title
Published: January 3rd, 2022
By: Patrick Newell

Oxford 50, South Kortright 43

EDMESTON  - Just as it did the night before, Oxford used a strong start to the fourth quarter to propel it to victory.

The Blackhawks (6-3) scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to build a 42-31 lead en route to an Edmeston tournament championship over longtime Section IV power South Kortright on Thursday.

The Rams closed an eight-point deficit in the third quarter to three getting a 3 from Emily Andersen and a pair of free throws cutting the margin to 34-31 entering the final stanza.

Kyla Kelsey-Jones scored inside for Oxford in the first minute of the fourth off a feed from Ella Kelsey to start the Blackhawks’ run.

Ava Benjamin had the next four points for Oxford, and leading scorer Madalyn Barrows capped the spurt with a layup off a Benjamin pass to make it 42-31.

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South Kortright made a late-game run closing the deficit to 46-43 after a Kacey Eckert layup with two minutes left.

Oxford, though, secured the championship following two free throws from Barrows, and an Ella Kelsey layup.

Barrows had 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead Oxford.  Kyla Kelsey Jones added eight points and 13 boards, while Ella Kelsey and Ava Benjamin netted eight points each.

Oxford (6-3):  Madalyn Barrows 24, Kyla Kelsey-Jones 8, Ella Kelsey 8, Ava Benjamin 8, Naiomi Smith 2. Totals:  FG-22, FT 4-6-50.

SKortright:  Kacey Eckert 14, Emily Andersen 11, Caila Thomas 8, Madison Coberly 6, Adelynn Eckert 4.  Totals:  FG-15, FT 9-13-43.

Score by quarters

Oxfd.   15  11  8  16--50

SKrt  11  8  12  12--43

Three-point goals:  Oxford 2 (Barrows 2). South Kortright 4 (Andersen 2, Thomas, Coberly)


Tioga 51, Bainbridge-Guilford 29

BAINBRIDGE - In the Kazalski Tournament consolation game, Bainbridge-Guilford’s record fell to 1-4 on the season losing to Tioga.

The Bobcats pared a 26-11 halftime deficit to 29-22 after three periods as Johnna Henderson scored five, and Danielle McEntee added four points.

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The Tigers, though, responded with their best quarter of the game outscoring B-G 22-7.  Reese Howey scored seven of her 14 points, and Abby Foley netted six of her 13 points.

Henderson led the Bobcats scoring 11 points.

Tioga:  Abby Foley 13, Gabby Foley 4, Kyra Bailey 5, Julia Bellis 7, Reese Howey 14, Lily Mesler 4, Mariah Nichols 4. Totals:  FG-22, FT 3-8-51.

B-G (1-4):  Taylor Kazmirski 9, Danielle McEntee 7, Johnna Henderson 11, Abigail Wambacher 2 Totals:  FG-9, FT 10-14-29.

Score by quarters

Tioga  16  10  3  22--51

B-G      7    4   11   7--29

Three-point goals:  Tioga 4 (Howey 2, Bailey, Bellis). B-G 1 (Kazmirski).


Windsor 45, Sherburne-Earlville 29

NEW BERLIN - The long ball was the difference in Windsor’s Unadilla Valley consolation game victory over Sherburne-Earlville on Wednesday afternoon.

The Black Knights hit seven 3s, while S-E did not connect on a three ball giving Windsor a 21-0 advantage from long range.

Sydney Angelo had 15 points for Windsor with all of those points coming on three-pointers. Autumn Helstein also scored 15 for the victors.

Sherburne-Earlville was hurt by 12-for-61 (19.7) shooting in the game.  Chesnee Miller paced the Marauders with 10 points to go with four steals. Amelia Moyer added a team-high 14 rebounds.

 Windsor:  Cassie Belmore 1, Ashley Hagerman 2, Claire Beattie 4, Paige Smith 2, Sydney Angelo 15, Ella Peterson 6, Autumn Helstein 15. Totals:  FG-16, FT 3-8-45.

Sherburne-Earlville:  Alex Gryzmkowski 6, Chesnee Miller 10, Alexis James 8, Abby Shaver 2, Trinity Thornton 1, Amelia Moyer 2. Totals:  FG-12, FT 5-13-29.

Score by quarters

Windsor  11  7  17  10--45

S-E   4   12  6  7--29

Three-point goals:  Windsor 7 (Angelo 5, Ella Peterson 2). S-E:  none.

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