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BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: RFA, Adirondack, Sauquoit, Oriskany, Mounties, Notre Dame and more

Posted 1/17/23

Check out these games and more: Grimes fuels RFA past Oneida in TVL boys basketball matchup; McLeod breaks 1,500 career points in RFA win.

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BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: RFA, Adirondack, Sauquoit, Oriskany, Mounties, Notre Dame and more


Grimes fuels RFA past Oneida in TVL boys basketball matchup

Uzziah Grimes scored 33, including six three-pointers, in the Rome Free Academy boys basketball team’s 95-80 win over Oneida in the Tri-Valley League Friday at home.

RFA jumped out to a 27-18 lead after a quarter and led 52-37 at the half.

Deandre Neal scored 13 for RFA, Jack Lawless had 12 and Isaiah DeJean had 10.

For Oneida, Austin DeGroat led the team with 22 points. Gavin Stone, Hayden Freebern scored 13, Bryson Carinci had 12 and Kannon Curro had 10.

RFA (5-7) travels to Utica-Notre Dame at 7 tonight in the TVL.

Oneida (3-7) plays at league opponent Whitesboro at 7 tonight.

McLeod breaks 1,500 career points in RFA win

Amya McLeod, second in scoring all-time for the Rome Free Academy girls basketball team, broke the 1,500-point barrier in the team’s 43-34 win at Oneida Friday in the TVL.

McLeod scored 26, giving her 1,523 in her career. She trails only Nikki Jo Rotolo, who scored 2,030 points from 2002 to 2006.

RFA led 14-7 after a quarter and 21-19 at the half.

Oneida’s Kennedy Curro led the team with 12 points and eight rebounds. Myah Rainbow and Kaylee French scored eight each.

RFA (9-3) hosts Utica-Notre Dame at 6:30 tonight in the league.

Oneida (5-5) hosts Fayetteville-Manlius in a non-league game at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Payne leads Adirondack past Sauquoit Valley

Ireland Payne scored 20 points to help the Adirondack girls basketball team beat host Sauquoit Valley 48-40 Saturday in the Center State Conference.

Holly Miller added 18 points for Adirondack.

Sauquoit led 17-9 after a quarter but Adirondack battled back to lead 22-21 at the half.

Sauquoit’s Makayla Land had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds and added seven assists. Alaina Weaver scored 16 to lead Sauquoit.

Adirondack (5-6) hosts Mount Markham at 7 tonight in the league.

Sauquoit (0-11) played at Clinton in the league Monday. Results were not available at press time.

Oriskany opens fast in win

The Oriskany girls basketball team ran out to a 13-5 first quarter lead and led 28-10 at the half at Stockbridge Valley in a 50-31 non-league win Saturday.

Jordyn Coleman of Oriskany had a game-high 12 points. Teammate Kaelyn Fabbio had 10 points. Aolani Roberts grabbed 12 rebounds.

Alissa Mazzye led Stockbridge led her team with nine points.

Oriskany (6-6) plays at Canastota at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the CSC.

Two double-doubles in Mounties’ win

Alexis Kress had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Olivia Brand had 11 points and 13 boards in a 45-36 win by the Little Falls girls basketball team at home over Waterville Saturday in the Center State.

Waterville led 13-2 after a quarter but the Mounties responded by outscoring them by six in the second and 10 in the third to take the lead.

Waterville’s Natalee Collins had a team-high 10 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks.

Little Falls (6-6) hosts Poland at 7 tonight in the league.

Waterville (4-6) is at Frankfort-Schuyler in the league at 7 tonight.

Notre Dame girls hoops struggles

The Notre Dame girls basketball team lost 68-65 in overtime to Baldwinsville Saturday then lost 69-49 to Catholic Central at its own Juggler Classic tournament.

Against Baldwinsville, the Jugglers trailed 26-25 at the half. They took a five-point lead headed into the fourth quarter. Baldwinsville forced overtime, where the Bees outscored the hosts 10-7 to win.

Baldwinsville statistics were not submitted.

Maggie Trinkaus scored 23, grabbed 12 rebounds and had five steals and four assists. Ella Trinkaus scored 10 and had eight rebounds. Sydney Sehring scored 10.

Against Catholic, the Jugglers fell behind 17-3 in the first quarter.

Statistics for Catholic were not submitted.

Notre Dame’s Ella Trinkaus had 17 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. Maggie Trinkaus had 12 points and Vita Waters scored 11.

Notre Dame (7-5) travels to Rome Free Academy in the TVL at 6:30 tonight.

New Hartford takes over in second half

The New Hartford girls basketball team trailed by three at the half against visiting Holland Patent Friday but rallied to win 44-28 in the TVL.

The Spartans outscored the Golden Knights by nine in the third and 10 in the fourth.

Statistics for New Hartford were not submitted.

HP’s Emily Carlson had eight points and nine rebounds. Teammate Kirsten Lighthall also scored eight.

New Hartford (6-2) played a TVL game at Central Valley Academy Monday. Results were not available at press time.

HP (5-6) hosts Thomas R. Proctor High of Utica at 7 tonight in the league.

Dolgeville wins big

The Dolgeville girls basketball team won 61-42 over visiting Canajoharie in non-league play Saturday. Kerisa Van Olst scored 21 for the Blue Devils and teammate Payton Comstock had 15 points and 15 rebounds for a double-double.

Dolgeville led 8-4 after a quarter then opened up the offense to take a 28-14 halftime lead.

Statistics for Canajoharie were not submitted.

Dolgeville (8-3) hosts West Canada Valley at 7 tonight in the Center State.


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