Mayfield gets past Canajoharie, 66-40

Mayfield's Lindsey Hampton (4) chases down a loose ball as Canajoharie's Monica Hartlieb (10) and Alexz Lathers (22), and Mayfield's Katie LaGrange (15) look on during Wednesday's Western Athletic Conference game. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

MAYFIELD — When teams commit to the defensive side of the ball, normally wins follow. For the Mayfield Panthers that would hold true as they would dominate on both sides of the floor in their 66-40 victory over the Canajoharie Lady Cougars Wednesday night in a Western Athletic Conference contest held at Mayfield Central School.

While Mayfield would have command of the game heading out of the locker room for the second half up by nine points, the Panthers would really put the clamps on the Lady Cougars offense. Canajoharie was held to nine points in the quarter and would surrender seven turnovers to the Lady Panthers.

“The first half of the season it’s been me preaching and motivating them to work hard at halftime, and now they are doing it on their own and taking it by the reigns and motivating each other and themselves,” Mayfield head coach Brian Moore said.

Not only was the third quarter a dominate performance on the defensive side of the ball for Mayfield, but on offense as well. The Lady Panthers would score 20 points in the quarter and use a 10-2 run to stretch the lead to 41-24 with just over four minutes remaining in the quarter.

They were led in the quarter, as well as the game, by Lindsey Hampton who would score seven of her game-high 19 points.

Mayfield's Katie LaGrange (15) puts up a shot during Wednesday's Western Athletic Conference game against Canajoharie. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

“She is a Hampton, she has it in her blood and in her genetics,” Moore said. “She has always been a solid player but the last three games I feel like she has taken it to another level and is really coming into her own.”

For the Lady Cougars, they were hurt in the rebounding department as Mayfield would wind up with several offensive rebounds that resulted in second-chance scoring opportunities.

“For some reason, we did not box-out properly,” Canajoharie head coach Joe Fowler said. “We didn’t hustle to the loose balls and didn’t play our game tonight, we ended up playing their game.”

The opening quarter was tightly contested but with Canajoharie giving away six turnovers, the Lady Panthers were able to capitalize and put up 18 points to Lady Cougars 14.

Mayfield was led in the quarter by Kelsey Meca who would score six points with the help of two made 3-pointers. She would convert on two more three’s in the game and end her night with 16 points.

The second quarter saw a lot of Hampton at the free-throw line as she would get to the line a total of seven times and would connect on five of them. The Lady Cougars would manage to hang in the game before halftime with four points from Alexz Lathers.

Both Lathers and Monica Hartlieb would both chip in for a team high eight points.

For Mayfield, they will enjoy this win as well as being home for three of their last four games with their next match-up coming against their rival, the Northville Lady Falcons, Friday night.

“Having this stretch of home games with senior night being one of them is going to be a great for us and then we get to take on Middleburgh to finish the regular season,” Moore said.

The Lady Cougars will hope to right the ship Friday night when they host the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Lady Bulldogs.

“We have a couple of tough games coming up and if we can turn it around and play with more life then it will give us some momentum heading into the first round of sectionals,” Fowler said.

Mayfield 66, Canajoharie 40

Canajoharie 14 8 9 9 — 40

Mayfield 18 13 20 15 — 66


Bowerman 2-2-7, Yacobucci 1-4-6, Hartlieb 3-1-8, Krug 2-0-5, Fowler 0-1-1, Rebello 0-1-1, Rickard 0-2-2, Lathers 4-0-8, Ody 1-0-2. Totals 13-11-40.


Yuret 2-0-4, LaFontaine 1-1-3, Hampton 5-7-19, Miller 3-0-6, Meca 5-2-16, LaGrange 4-2-10, Hubiak 3-1-8. Totals 23-13-66.

3-point goals: Canajoharie 3 (Bowerman, Krug, Hartlieb); Mayfield 7 (Meca 4, Hampton 2, Hubiak).


Galway 48, OESJ 36

GALWAY — Emma Smith scored 15 points to lead Galway to a Western Athletic Conference victory over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville.

The win was the first of the season for the Golden Eagles.

Izzy Mancini added nine points for Galway (1-12, 1-6 WAC).

Fontana LaCoppola scored 12 points to lead OESJ (3-11 overall, 2-7 WAC), while Rebecca Trumble added eight points.

Galway is slated to travel to Duanesburg on Friday for a 7 p.m. game. OESJ is scheduled to face Dolgeville on Saturday at Fulton-Montgomery Community College at 4 p.m.

Galway 48, OESJ 36

OESJ 10 9 9 8 — 36

Galway 14 11 9 14 — 48

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville

Hart 2-2-6, Harmon 1-2-4, Klock 2-0-4, Trumble 3-1-8, LaCoppola 4-3-12, Shelmandine 1-0-2. Totals 13-8-36.


Mancini 4-1-9, Smith 6-2-15, Reedy 1-0-2, Grant 1-0-2, Ripepi 3-0-7, Wnuk 1-0-2, Bishop 2-2-6, Drouin 1-2-5. Totals 19-7-48.

3-point goals: OESJ 2 (Trumble, LaCoppola); Galway 3 (Smith, Ripepi, Drouin).

Duanesburg 59, Bishop Gibbons 42

DELANSON — Madison Meyer scored 28 points to power Duanesburg to a WAC victory over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons.

Allison O’Hanlon finished with 21 points for the Eagles, who improved to 10-4 overall and 5-2 in WAC play.

Jailene Santiago and Chloe Bessinger each had eight points for Bishop Gibbons (6-6 overall, 2-5 WAC), while Ava Megyeri added seven points.

Duanesburg 59, Bishop Gibbons 42

Bishop Gibbons 9 8 10 15 — 42

Duanesburg 10 18 14 17 — 59

Bishop Gibbons

M. Kienzle 1-0-3, Megyeri 3-0-7, Van Auken 2-0-4, A. Kienzle 1-3-5, Bessinger 2-4-8, Relyea 1-2-4, Tortello 0-1-1, Ford 1-0-2, Santiago 3-0-8. Totals 14-10-42.


Hallberg 3-0-6, Hack 1-0-2, M. Meyer 9-8-28, O’Hanlon 8-2-21, Ruth 1-0-2. Totals 22-10-59.

3-point goals: Bishop Gibbons 4 (Santiago 2, M. Kienzle, Megyeri); Duanesburg 5 (O’Hanlon 3, M. Meyer 2).

Mekeel Christian 63, Schoharie 37

SCOTIA — Avery Mills scored 24 points to lead Mekeel Christian Academy to a WAC victory over Schoharie.

Maraya Davis finished with 14 points for Mekeel Christian, while Jillian Ballard added 13 points.

Julie Lehoe scored 13 points to lead Schoharie, while Hannah Cater added eight points.

Mekeel Christian 63, Schoharie 37

Mekeel Christian 17 12 25 9 — 63

Schoharie 13 6 5 13 — 37

Mekeel Christian

Ballard 5-2-13, Davis 6-0-14, Lilienthal 3-0-7, Mills 10-1-24, Show 2-0-5. Totals 26-3-63.


Carter 3-2-8, Fagnani 2-1-5, Lehoe 4-3-13, Scheifer 2-0-4, Smith 0-2-2, Vangasbeck 1-2-5. Totals 12-10-37.

3-point goals: Schoharie 3 (Lehoe 2, Vangasbeck); Mekeel Christian 8 (Mills 3, Davis 2, Show, Ballard, Lilienthal).


Wells 41, Indian Lake-Long Lake 27

INDIAN LAKE — Sierra Mauro scored 19 points to lead Wells to a Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference victory over Indian Lake-Long Lake.

It was the fourth win in the last five games for the Indians.

Shelby Benton scored seven points to lead Indian Lake-Long Lake (1-5, 2-6), while Karmen Howe added six points.

Wells 41, Indian Lake-Long Lake 27

Wells 14 8 13 6 — 41

Indian Lake-Long Lake 3 7 8 9 — 27


Johnson 2-1-5, Brooks 2-0-4, Brown 1-1-3, Stuart 2-0-4, O’Rourke 2-0-4, Scribner 1-0-2, Mauro 8-2-19. Totals 18-4-41.

Indian Lake-Long Lake

Canaan 2-1-5, Benton 2-2-7, Howe 3-0-6, Oliver 0-1-1, Campbell 1-0-2, Deshaw 1-0-2, Ghostlaw 2-0-4. Totals 11-4-27.

3-point goals: Wells 1 (Mauro); Indian Lake-Long Lake 1 (Benton).

Center State Conference

Dolgeville 60, Westmoreland 31

WESTMORELAND — Hannah Stack had 17 points, 13 rebounds, two blocks and two steals to lead Dolgeville to a Center State Conference victory over Westmoreland.

The Blue Devils snapped a five-game losing streak with the win.

Ryanne Williams had 10 points, nine rebounds and two assists for Dolgeville (7-5 overall), while Bella Nichols finished with 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Joan Vanasse added nine rebounds for the Blue Devils, while Emily Frasier recorded eight points and five rebounds.

Emily Kernan scored 14 points to lead Westmoreland.

Dolgeville 60, Westmoreland 31

Dolgeville 17 18 14 11 — 60

Westmoreland 6 9 8 8 — 31


Gonyea 3-0-6, Spofford 2-0-4, LaGrange 1-0-2, Vanasse 1-1-3, Stack 8-1-17, Williams 5-0-10, Nichols 5-0-10, Frasier 4-0-8. Totals 29-1-60.


Kernan 6-2-14, L. Murphy 2-0-4, Pedersen 2-0-6, A. Murphy 1-4-7. Totals 11-6-31.

3-point goals: Dolgeville — none; Westmoreland 3 (Pedersen 2, A. Murphy).


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