Oriskany girls move closer to division crown

The Oriskany girls basketball team inched closer to clinching the Center State Conference Division IV title with a 59-54 victory over visiting Poland on Friday night.

Christina Graziadei and Meghan Carlo led the Oriskany offense with 14 points apiece, while Jordan Sahl finished with nine rebounds, Meghan Carlo and Alyssa Balfe each had five steals, and Shannon VanShufflin and Carlo had four assists apiece.

Oriskany is 6-0 in the league and 9-3 overall, while Poland dropped to 4-2 in the league and 8-6 overall.

HP defeats RFA girls

The Holland Patent Lady Golden Knights scored a 45-42 road victory over Tri-Valley League foe Rome Free Academy.

Alyssa Curtis led HP with 15 points, as Allyson Freiermuth had eight and Aubree Kotary finished with six points.

Courtney Tasco paced RFA with 10 points, while teammates Lindsey Gates finished with eight points, Kayli Smith had six points and Alana Quance had five.

Rome dropped to 3-7 in the TVL and 6-9 overall, while HP improved to 5-3 in league play and 9-3 overall.

Camden trumps VVS

Lindsay Jones broke out for 26 points as Camden grabbed a 44-32 home victory over Vernon-Verona-Sherrill in a non-league matchup.

Jones found the bottom of the net for three three-pointers and Kiersten Leos added 13 points with three three-pointers as Camden moved to 3-8 overall with the win.

Paige Zupan finished with a team-high 13 points for the 7-6 Lady Red Devils.

Westmoreland still winless

The Westmoreland girls basketball team dropped a 46-30 decision against visiting CSC Division IV foe Old Forge.

Skyler Zawko finished with 20 points for 0-13 Westmoreland, which is 0-7 in the league.

VVS wins seventh straight

The VVS boys volleyball team stretched its undefeated streak to seven games following a 3-0 win over visiting Westmoreland. Set scores were 25-19, 25-13, 25-13.

Alex Rose hit 10 kills, three digs, two assists and a block to lead VVS, while Bobbie Mumford recorded an ace and eight assists, Jarrett Durant had four kills, and Josh Albro chipped in three aces and nine digs.

Bryan Harper contributed with 11 assists, five kills, two blocks and three digs for 1-3 overall Westmoreland, as Toby Fitzgerald added seven kills, three blocks and a dig, Jeremy Paine had seven kills and Jake Landry made 10 assists and three kills.

RFA topples New Hartford

The RFA boys bowling team captured a 8 1/2-2 1/2 win over host New Hartford in a Tri-Valley League matchup at Pin-O-Rama in Utica.

Kyle Snell led the Black Knights with a high game and series of 242 and 624, while Lucas Falcone added a 574 series.

VVS remains unbeaten

In other boys bowling action, VVS tallied an 11-0 victory over Camden at CAC Lanes in Sherrill.

Jayson Decker broke out with a high game of 287 and finished his day off with a 723 series to pace 8-0 overall VVS. Tristan Tormey also added a 702 series with a 253 game, and Brendan Thomas scored a 610 series.

A.J. Welch led Camden with a 637 series.

Win for Rome girls

The RFA girls bowling squad picked up an 8-3 triumph over New Hartford at Pin-O-Rama to move to 7-2 overall and 6-2 in the TVL. RFA’s Korena Kinney led all bowlers with a 633 series and a 235 game, while Megan Durgan added a 552 series.

VVS girls down Camden

In more girls bowling, VVS recorded a 9-2 win over Camden at Liberty Lanes.

Ashley Salisbury led the winners with a 477 series, while Rachael Schmeichel had a high game of 172. Caitlin Lyke led Camden with a 171 game and a 452 series.