Girls Basketball Roundup: Defense helps Mayfield get past Galway

Galway's Emma Smith, left, shoots over Mayfield's Lindsey Hampton during Wednesday's non-league girls basketball game at Mayfield High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

MAYFIELD — Defense is a focal point each game for the Mayfield Lady Panthers and it showed in their 38-27 non-league victory over the Galway Golden Eagles on Wednesday night at Mayfield Central School.

It was a seven-point lead for Mayfield heading into the fourth quarter. That is when the defense for the Lady Panthers showed their teeth as they held Galway to only two points in the final quarter.

“Last Friday when we played Warrensburg, it was a really high-energy game and we played exceptional defense,” said Mayfield coach Brian Moore. “Tonight, we got the stops when we needed to, but it wasn’t consistent enough, and we have so much potential to get better.”

In that fourth quarter, Mayfield would use the effort provided by Lindsey Hampton as she would score four of Mayfield six fourth quarter points to close the game. Hampton would lead all scorers with 13 points.

Mayfield would waste no time as they blitzed the Lady Eagles with a 7-0 run to start the game with Hampton scoring seven of her 13 points. After a timeout at the five-minute mark to stop the bleeding, Galway would respond and end the quarter on a 9-5 run with the help of Ryan Repepi’s five-point contribution.

Mayfield's Kelsey Meca, back, blocks a shot by Galway's Emma Smith (5) during Wednesday's Western Athletic Conference girls basketball game at Mayfield High School. Looking on are Mayfield's Lindsey Hampton (4) and Taryn LaFontaine (15). (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

In that first quarter the Eagles would lose starter Julia Reedy and would then turn to bench to pick up the slack. The bench for Galway would add 11 points on the night.

“We’ve got a big roster and with a few injuries we really did rely on our bench and what they provided for us tonight,” said Galway head coach Phil Meashaw.

The second quarter was dominated by the post-presence of Mayfield’s Katie LaGrange, as she would score six-straight points for the Lady Panthers, with each basket coming off of putbacks from missed shots. She would end the night with 10 points.

“Katie’s size puts us in a great position to get some nice high-low post action and combinations with some of our guards,” said Moore. “Our captains are Lindsey, Katie, and Taryn LaFontaine and between those three we look to get a big bulk of our offense and we are working hard to get everyone involved.”

Coming out of the locker room at halftime down by seven, Galway’s Emma Smith tried to muster up a comeback as she poured in five of her team’s seven third quarter points. She would end the night with a team-high seven points.

Galway's Emma Smith (5) drives to the basket as Mayfield's Jordan Miller (11) defends during Wednesday's Western Athletic Conference girls basketball game at Mayfield High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

However, Mayfield would share the wealth and use the scoring of four separate players to build a small yet comfortable lead heading into the final quarter.

“I got a good group of seven and we are going to work to get back to that defensive mentality that we had versus Warrensburg and keep this momentum from this game forward,” Moore said.

With this loss, Galway slides to 0-4 on the year and will look to get their first win when they travel to Northville to take on the Lady Falcons Friday night

For Mayfield, they improve to 2-1 on the year and will also hit the road Friday night to battle Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons in Schenectady.

Mayfield 38, Galway 27

Galway 9 9 7 2 — 27

Mayfield 14 10 8 6 — 38

Galway

Mancini 1-1-3, Smith 3-0-6, Reedy 1-0-2, Grant 1-2-4, Ripepi 2-1-6, Bishop 1-0-2, Reichard 2-0-4. Totals 11-4-27.

Mayfield

LaFontaine 1-0-2, Hampton 4-4-13, Miller 1-0-2, Meca 1-3-6, LaGrange 4-0-8, Hubiak 3-0-7. Totals 14-7-38.

3-point goals: Galway 1 (Ripepi); Mayfield 3 (Hampton, Meca, Hubiak).

WAC

OESJ 45, Bishop Gibbons 41

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Rebecca Trumble finished with a game-high 17 points to lead Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville to a WAC victory over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons.

The Lady Wolves outscored the Golden Knights 17-11 in the fourth quarter to earn the win.

Alexis Klock scored 10 points for OESJ (1-2 overall, 1-0 WAC), while Ashlee Shelmandine and Fontana LaCoppola each had eight points.

Abby Kienzle scored 10 points to lead Bishop Gibbons.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 45, Bishop Gibbons 41

Bishop Gibbons 11 1 18 11 — 41

OESJ 6 14 8 17 — 45

Bishop Gibbons

Jackson 1-2-4, M. Kienzle 1-0-3, Megyeri 3-1-8, A. Kienzle 4-1-10, Bessinger 0-1-1, Relyea 34-0-9, Ford 2-0-4, Santiago 1-0-2. Totals 16-6-41.

OESJ

Eggleston 0-2-2, Klock 4-1-10, Trumble 7-3-17, LaCoppola 3-2-8, Shelmandine 4-0-8. Totals 18-8-45.

3-point goals: Bishop Gibbons 3 (M. Kienzle, Megyeri, A. Kienzle); OESJ 1 (Klock)

Mekeel Christian 54, Fonda-Fultonville 42

SCOTIA — Maraya Davis scored 24 points to help Mekeel Christian Academy to a WAC victory over Fonda-Fultonville.

Jillian Ballard scored 11 points for Mekeel Christian.

Abigail Lombardoni scored 20 points to lead the Lady Braves (3-2 overall, 0-1 WAC), who had their three-game win streak snapped.

Mekeel Christian 54, Fonda-Fultonville 42

Fonda-Fultonville 12 9 14 7 –42

Mekeel Christian 14 19 9 12–54

Fonda-Fultonville

Duval 3-1-6, Wilder 1-0-2, Lombardoni 9-0-20, Atty 1-0-2, Smith 2-0-4, Whitcavich 4-0-8. Totals: 20-1–42.

Mekeel Christian

Mills 4-0-9, Lilienthal 2-0-5, Show 2-0-5, Ballard 5-1-11, Davis 10-0-24. Totals: 23-1-54.

3-point goals: Fonda-Fultonville 3 (Lombardoni 2, Duval); Mekeel Christian 7 (Davis 4, Lilienthal, Mill, Show).

Canajoharie 60, Northville 27

CANAJOHARIE — Mackenzie Bowerman scored 22 points to lift Canajoharie to a WAC victory over Northville. Alexz Lathers added 14 points for Canajoharie, which outscored the Lady Falcons 39-12 in the second half.

Mollie Krug scored 10 points for the Lady Cougars (2-1 overall, 1-0 WAC).

Kerrigan Groff scored 12 points to lead Northville (2-1 overall, 0-1 WAC).

Canajoharie 60, Northville 27

Northville 9 6 10 2 — 27

Canajoharie 8 13 18 21– 60

Northville

Frasier 1-0-3, Forsey 2-0-4, Ginter 1-0-2, Moore 0-2-2, Grotz 4-4-12, Mackey 2-0-4. Totals 10-6-27.

Canajoharie

Bowerman 9-3-22, Yacobucci 1-1-3, Hartlieb 2-2-7, Krug 4-1-10, Rickard 2-0-4, Lathers 7-0-14. Totals 25-7-60.

3-point goals: Northville 1 (Frasier); Canajoharie 3 (Bowerman, Hartlieb, Krug).

Duanesburg 62, Middleburgh 45

DUANESBURG — Madison Meyer scored 29 points to lead Duanesburg to a Western Athletic Conference victory over Middleburgh.

Allison O’Hanlon finished with 18 points for the Eagles, who improved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in WAC play.

Kelsey Terrell scored 20 points to lead Middleburgh.

Duanesburg 62, Middleburgh 45

Middleburgh 12 12 4 17–45

Duanesburg 11 22 17 12–62

Middleburgh

Palmatier 3-1-8, Bynum 0-1-1, Wayman 1-0-2, M Terrell 2-1-7, K Terrell 8-3-20, Geesner 1-0-2, Brown 2-1-5. Totals 17-7-45.

Duanesburg

Stealey 2-1-5, Cole 0-1-1, Meyer 12-3-29, O’Hanlon 8-0-18, Meyer 3-1-7, Quiernan 1-0-2. Totals 26-6-62.

3-point goals: Middleburgh 4 (M. Terrell 2, K. Terrell, Palmatier); Duanesburg 4 (Meyer 2, O’Hanlon 2).

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 56, Schoharie 44

SCHOHARIE — Taylor Meacham finished with 21 points to lead Berne-Knox-Westerlo to a WAC victory over Schoharie.

Alexis Wright netted 14 points for the Bulldogs, while Reagan Smith added 12 points.

Alexis Williams scored 19 points to lead Schoharie, while Julie Lehoe finished with 11 points.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 56, Schoharie 44

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 27 6 13 10 — 56

Schoharie 14 3 12 15 — 44

Berne-Knox-Westerlo

Lendrum 1-0-2, Meacham 8-0-21, Morrow 1-0-3, Smith 6-0-12, Tymchyn 2-0-4, Wright 5-4-14. Totals 23-4-56.

Schoharie

Cater 2-3-7, Fagnani 1-0-2, Lehoe 3-2-11, Towle 0-1-1, Vangasbeck 2-0-4, Williams 6-7-19. Totals 14-13-44.

3-point goals: Berne-Knox-Westerlo 6 (Meacham 5, Morrow); Schoharie 3 (Lehoe 3).

Center State Conference

Dolgeville 61, New York Mills 35

NEW YORK MILLS — Hannah Stack finished with 23 points and 20 rebounds to lift Dolgeville to a victory over New York Mills.

Sandra Gonyea had 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals for the Blue Devils, while Ryanne Williams had 10 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Isabella Nichols added eight points and eight rebounds for Dolgeville (4-0 overall).

Abbey Copperwheat had 23 points to lead New York Mills, while Jenna Jordan had 15 points.

Dolgeville is scheduled to host Canastota on Friday at 7 p.m.

Dolgeville 61, New York Mills 55

Dolgeville 11 17 15 18 — 61

New York Mills 11 13 13 18 — 55

Dolgeville

Gonyea 3-2-10, Williams 3-4-10, Spofford 2-1-5, Vanasse 0-1-1, Stack 11-1-23, Lamphere 2-0-4, Nichols 2-4-8. Totals 23-13-61.

New York Mills

Copperwheat 9-2-23, Stevens 1-0-2, Kat. Osika 1-0-2, Keator 1-3-5, Taylor 3-0-7, Jordan 5-5-15. Totals 20-10-55.

3-point goals: Dolgeville 2 (Gonyea 2); New York Mills 5 (Copperwheat 3, Taylor, Kat. Osika).

Foothills Council

Hudson Falls 40, Glens Falls 35

HUDSON FALLS — Brinley Inglee scored 23 points to lead Hudson Falls to a Foothills Council victory over Glens Falls.

Sovereign Strickland scored 14 points and Anna Bayle added 11 for Glens Falls.

Hudson Falls 40, Glens Falls 35

Glens Falls 13 4 11 7–35

Hudson Falls 9 8 8 15–40

Glens Falls

Cutter 1-0-3, Benway 1-0-2, Bayle 5-0-11, Williams 1-3-5, Strickland 5-2-14. Totals 13-5-35.

Hudson Falls

Inglee 9-2-23, Phillips 2-3-7, Varney 1-0-2, Davis 2-0-4, Casey 2-0-4. Totals 16-5-40.

3-point goals: Glens Falls 4 (Strickland 2, Bayle, Cutter); Hudson Falls 3 (Inglee 3).

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