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VARSITY ROUNDUP: Basketball, hockey and volleyball

Posted 1/19/23

McLeod’s 36 points lifts RFA over Notre Dame, Proctor tops HP in OT and more.

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VARSITY ROUNDUP: Basketball, hockey and volleyball


McLeod’s 36 points lifts RFA over Notre Dame

Amya McLeod poured in 36 points to lead the Rome Free Academy girls basketball team past visiting Utica-Notre Dame 62-54 Tuesday in the Tri-Valley League.

Alysa Jackson and Mia Mirabelli contributed 10 points each for the Black Knights in the win.

The Knights led 12-11 after a quarter and built a 29-23 halftime advantage. Outscoring the Jugglers 20-10 in the third gave RFA a 16-point cushion.

Ella Trinkaus led Notre Dame with 24 points. Maggie Trinkaus added 13 points.

RFA remains atop the Colonial Division at 6-0 (10-3 overall). The Knights host New Hartford at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the league.

Notre Dame is the leader in the Pioneer Division at 6-1 (7-6 overall). The Jugglers host Holland Patent at 7 p.m. Friday in the league.

Proctor tops HP in OT

Trailing 23-15 at the half, the Thomas R. Proctor girls basketball team shut out host Holland Patent in the third quarter to get back in the game. The Raiders eventually won 42-39 in overtime for a TVL win Tuesday.

The Raiders outscored the Golden Knights 4-1 in overtime.

Proctor was led by Kaia Singleton with 10 points. Aniya Irrizary added nine.

Holland Patent’s Terra McLaughlin scored 23 points and had seven steals. Kirsten Lighthall had nine points and six rebounds. Michaela Cushman grabbed nine rebounds.

Proctor (6-4) hosts Whitesboro in the league at 7 p.m. Thursday.

HP (5-7) visits Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Friday in the league.

Big third keys Waterville

Waterville used a 20-2 third quarter to run away from host Frankfort-Schuyler in girls basketball Tuesday. Waterville won 55-36 in the Center State Conference matchup.

Waterville led 27-19 at the half then blew the game open.

Natalee Collins led the way with a game-high 20 points and had 14 rebounds for a double-double. Teammate Valorie Ford also had a double-double, with 16 points and 16 boards. Adrienne Neff contributed 12 points.

Frankfort’s leading scorer was Madison Kelly with 10 points. Nevaeh Grimes had six points and 10 boards.

Waterville (5-6) hosts Clinton at 7 tonight in the league.

Frankfort (3-10) hosts league foe Canastota at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

West Canada starts fast in win

The undefeated West Canada Valley girls basketball team took control early in a 57-38 win at Dolgeville Tuesday in the Center State.

West Canada ran out to a 17-9 first quarter lead and was up 30-15 at the half.

Reese Fellows scored 14 and had 17 rebounds for a double-double in the win. Analyce Grabowski and Erin Gorinshek had 13 points each and Hanna Burdick scored 11.

Dolgeville’s Payton Comstock had a double-double with a game-high 17 points and 11 rebounds.

West Canada is now 13-0 and will play at Adirondack at 6 tonight in the league.

Dolgeville (8-4) plays at Frankfort-Schuyler at 7 p.m. Monday in the league.

CVA basketball now 12-0

The Central Valley Academy boys basketball team defeated host New Hartford 72-65 Tuesday in a clash of teams at the top of the two TVL divisions. The Thunder’s win pushes the team’s record to 12-0.

CVA led 18-11 after a quarter and 30-25 at the half. The Thunder then outscored the Spartans by nine in the third to extend the lead. New Hartford rallied in the fourth but couldn’t get the game tied.

Jaylon O’Neal led CVA with 29 points and added five rebounds, five steals and four assists. Teammate Deacon Judd had 26 points, nine boards, three blocks and three assists.

Zach Philipkoski of New Hartford had a game-high 36 to push the career total of the program’s leading scorer over 1,500. He also had 13 rebounds for a double-double. Colton Suriano had a double-double as well, with 12 points and 11 boards.

CVA remains atop the Pioneer Division and will play at Camden at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the league.

New Hartford (7-6) leads the Colonial Division and will host RFA at 7 p.m. Friday.

Four Clinton players score two goals each

Drew Kopek scored two goals and added three assists to lead the Clinton girls hockey team to an 8-2 victory over league rival Oswego Tuesday on the road.

Kate Elbrecht, Mackinley Ronan and Kelsey Fuller added two goals each. Alyssa Nardslico added three assists while Sadie Davignon added two and Lauren Rey one.

Casey Clausen had 33 saves in the win.

Oswego had goals by Mia Fierro and Alaina Diblasi while Jordan Caroccio picked up an assist. Goaltenders Nyah Dawson and Chelsea Storms combined for 20 saves for the Buccaneers.

The Warriors improve to 8-2 on the season while Oswego falls to 5-5. Clinton plays next against South Glens Falls at 7:15 p.m. Friday at home at the Nexus Center in Utica.

Whitesboro scores six in hockey win

The Whitesboro hockey team needed a three-goal third period to come from behind in a 6-4 win at home over Oswego Tuesday.

Oswego led the Division 2 league game 4-3 after two periods. But the Warriors scored three in the third to turn a deficit into a lead.

Whitesboro’s Josh Bono had two goals and an assist and teammate Kaeden Wood scored twice also. Santino Pedulla scored and added two assists. Gavin Aceto also scored. Tyler Stivali had three assists and Jax Hall had two. Memphis Ferguson and Mitch Martin had one assist each.

Kris Matthews got the win in net, stopping 18 shots for Whitesboro.

Oswego’s Ian Cady had two goals and Brayden Miller had the other. Goalie Riley Wallace made 29 saves in the loss, allowing five goals. Whitesboro also scored an empty net goal.

Whitesboro (5-10) plays at Cortland/Homer at 7 tonight in the league.

Spartans rally for hockey win

New Hartford trailed 2-1 after two periods on the road against Christian Brothers Academy/Jamesville-Dewitt. The Spartans scored two goals in the third for a 3-2 comback win in Division 2.

Gabriel Syrotynski scored and had an assist for New Hartford. Rowan Gall and Chad Hull also scored. Derek Defazio, Anthony Falvo and Charles Gaetano each had an assist.

Michael Vetter made 16 saves to earn the win.

CBA’s Justin Buffum had 10 saves. Alex Binsack and Ben Bristol-Murray scored.

New Hartford (7-5-1) plays at Skaneateles at 6 p.m. Friday in the league.

Camden’s Bernabe earns two ski wins

Billy Bernabe had two wins in the Camden alphine ski teams first competition of the season Monday at Snow Ridge.

Teammate Dylan Poole had two 12th place finishes.

Brian Tolbert of Holland Patent had two second place finishes.

The next race is at McCauley Mountain on Monday.

Proctor volleyball shuts out Oneida

The Thomas R. Proctor High School girls volleyball team won in three sets over visiting Oneida Tuesday, with two close victories to close out the TVL victory.

The Raiders won the first set 25-14 before winning 28-26 and 25-22.

Izzy Yatassaye had five kills and three aces for Proctor while teammate Koko Jackson had five kills and two blocls. Ebby Sha had 19 assists and two digs.

Oneida’s Katie Kinney had six kills and a pair of aces. Saige Meehan had five kills, two blocks, two digs and two aces. Ella McKay had 12 assists, four digs and two blocks.

Proctor (2-9) visits New Hartford at 7 tonight in the TVL.

Oneida (6-6) visits RFA at 6:30 tonight in the league.

Canastota boys volleyball victorious

The Canastota boys volleyball team won 3-0 at home against Cincinnatus Tuesday in Section III.

The Raiders won sets 25-10, 25-9 and 25-6.

Canastota’s Jesse Demaintenon had five kills. Connor Farwell had nine aces.

For Cincinnatus, Eli Cree had three kills and six digs.

Canastota (4-1) hosts Oneida at 6:45 tonight in the league.

Cincinnatus (0-3) hosts Sauquoit Valley in the league at 5:30 tonight.

RFA JV girls beat Jugglers

The Rome Free Academy girls junior varsity basketball team won 43-32 over visiting Utica-Notre Dame Tuesday.

RFA led 12-9 after a quarter and 21-16 at the half.

RFA’s Sage Andrews scored 12 points and Caitlin Platis added 10 points.

Notre Dame’s Emma Johnson led her team with 11 points and Jenna Heron scored seven points.


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