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Girls Basketball Roundup: Fonda-Fultonville rolls past Mayfield

Fonda-Fultonville's Kyla Smith (1) goes up for a shot Mayfield's Lindsey Hampton (4) defends during Friday's Western Athletic Conference girls basketball game at Fonda-Fultonville High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

FONDA — The Mayfield Lady Panthers had the tough task of traveling to Fonda-Fultonville Friday night to take on the undefeated Lady Braves.

After an evenly played first quarter, the Lady Braves, ranked 10th in the state in Class B, picked up the tempo and ran away to a 62-23 win over Mayfield in a Western Athletic Conference matchup.

Carly Atty started the scoring for Fonda when she drove the lane and laid it in. Katarina Agerter put back a rebound for Mayfield to even the score.

Abby Lombardoni scored for the Lady Braves and Agerter made a free throw to pull Mayfield back to within one.

After Fonda’s Marilyn Whitcavitch hit a 10-foot jumper, Lindsey Hampton hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at six. With 5.1 seconds left in the quarter, Lombardoni scored on a turn-around jump shot to give the Lady Braves a two-point lead after the first quarter. A lead they wouldn’t lose for the rest of the game.

Fonda-Fultonville's Abby Lombardoni (15) is defended by Mayfield's Kelsey Meca (12) during Friday's Western Athletic Conference girls basketball game at Fonda-Fultonville High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

“In the first half, I thought we took good shots,” Fonda-Fultonville coach Flip Boshart said. “They just didn’t fall.”

The Lady Braves began to gain momentum in the second quarter as they outscored the Lady Panthers 12-4.

Atty, Abby Lombardoni and Lyndsay Lombardoni combined for five points to start the second period before Agerter put back a rebound for Mayfield to make the score 13-8.

The Lady Braves ripped off five more points. Lyndsay Lombardoni and Atty each scored a basket and Avery Cusack added a free throw. Hampton scored from in the lane to put the Lady Panthers into double digits but Abby Lombardoni closed out the first half scoring with a bucket to make the score 20-10 at the half.

The Lady Braves may have gotten some momentum in the second quarter but in the third quarter they were just plain rolling, outscoring Mayfield 23-11.

Fonda-Fultonville's Marilyn Whitcavitch (5) is defended by Mayfield's Katarina Agerter (21) during Friday's Western Athletic Conference girls basketball game at Fonda-Fultonville High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Atty got things started for Fonda with a 3-pointer. Lilliana Powers answered with a basket for Mayfield. Kyla Smith went back the other way and hit a 3-pointer and Abby Lombardoni made a free throw to put Fonda ahead 27-12.

Hampton nailed a 3-point shot with 5:17 remaining. That’s when the Lady Braves got another 3-pointer from Smith, baskets from Atty and Whitcavitch and nine points from Abby Lombardoni as they held Mayfield scoreless for over four minutes and went on a 16-0 run to blow the game wide open.

The Lady Panthers continued to fight as Cloey Dopp dropped in two 3-point shots to close out the third quarter with the score 43-21.

“We came out and played like we should have played, in the second half,” Boshart said. “I thought we played fast in the second half.”

The speed, defense and rebounding of the Lady Braves took over the game in the fourth quarter.

Atty, Cusack, Lyndsay Lombardoni and Krystal McSpirit combined to take Fonda on a 14-0 run to start the quarter.

With 2:33 remaining in the game Hampton scored the Lady Panthers only basket of the period.

Atty added another 3-pointer and Smith made two free throws to make the final score 62-23.

Atty and Abby Lombardoni led all scorers with 18 points each and Lombardoni also picked up eight rebounds, while Whitcavitch added seven.

Hampton led Mayfield with 10 points.

Fonda-Fultonville (9-0 overall, 6-0 WAC) will host Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville on Tuesday, while Mayfield (5-6 overall, 2-4 WAC) will try to bounce back when its hosts Berne-Knox-Westerlo on Tuesday.

Fonda-Fultonville 62, Mayfield 23

Mayfield 6 4 11 2 — 23

Fonda-Fultonville 8 12 23 19 — 62

Mayfield

Dopp 2-0-6, Hampton 4-0-10, K. Agerter 2-1-5, Powers 1-0-2. Totals 9-1-23.

Fonda-Fultonville

L. Lombardoni 2-1-5, Smith 2-2-8, Atty 7-1-18, Cusack 3-1-7, Whitcavitch 2-0-4, A. Lombardoni 7-3-18, McSpirit 1-0-2. Totals 24-8-62.

3-point goals: Mayfield 4 (Dopp 2, Hampton 2); Fonda-Fultonville (Atty 3, Smith 2, A. Lombardoni)

WAC

Canajoharie 48, Fort Plain 13

FORT PLAIN — Monica Hartlieb finished with 13 points as Canajoharie rolled to a Western Athletic Conference victory over Fort Plain.

The Cougars led 12-1 after one quarter and 22-1 at the half on their way to the win.

Victoriah Adams and Caitlyn Baker each had eight points for Canajoharie (4-4 overall, 3-3 Foothills).

Tiffany Hazzard scored five points to lead Fort Plain (0-9 overall, 0-6 WAC).

Canajoharie 48, Fort Plain 13

Canajoharie 12 10 6 20 — 48

Fort Plain 1 0 11 1 — 13

Canajoharie

Sala 1-0-2, Adams 4-0-8, Hartlieb 4-2-13, Baker 4-0-8, Rebello 2-2-6, Rickard 1-3-5, Clark 2-2-6. Totals 18-9-48.

Fort Plain

Crouse 2-0-4, Florian 1-1-3, Hart 0-1-1, Hazzard 2-0-5. Totals 5-2-13.

3-point goals: Canajoharie 1 (Hartlieb); Fort Plain 1 (Hazzard).

Schoharie 42, Northville 33

SCHOHARIE — Hannah Cater scored 11 points to help Schoharie to a WAC victory over Northville.

The Indians led 27-7 at the half before holding off a second-half rally by the Lady Falcons.

Alyssa Vangasbeck scored nine points for Schoharie and Julie Lehoe added eight.

Kerrigan Groff scored 12 points to lead Northville (5-7 overall, 3-4 WAC), while Brytney Moore added nine points.

The Lady Falcons are scheduled to host Mekeel Christian Academy on Tuesday.

Schoharie 42, Northville 33

Northville 1 6 14 12 — 33

Schoharie 12 15 5 10 — 42

Northville

Biche 0-1-1, Forsey 1-1-4, Frasier 1-0-2, Groff 5-2-12, Mackey 2-0-5, Moore 2-4-9. Totals 11-8-33.

Schoharie

Cater 5-0-11, Cater-Smith 1-0-2, Drinon 2-2-7, Fagnani 0-1-1, E. Lehoe 1-0-3, J. Lehoe 3-1-8, Vangasbeck 4-1-9. Totals 16-5-42.

3-point goals: Northville 3 (Forsey, Moore, Mackey); Schoharie 4 (Cater, Drinon, E. Lehoe, J. Lehoe).

Mekeel Christian 60, OESJ 22

SCOTIA — Avery Mills finished with 24 points to lead Mekeel Christian Academy to a WAC victory over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville.

The Lions led 28-6 at the half on their way to the win.

Mikyla Mitchell scored 16 points for Mekeel Christian (4-1 WAC).

Alexis Klock scored seven points to lead OESJ (0-8 overall, 0-7 WAC), while Shian Harman and Rebecca Tumble each had five points.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville is scheduled to travel to Fonda-Fultonville on Tuesday.

Mekeel Christian 60, OESJ 22

OESJ 1 5 6 10 — 22

Mekeel Christian 12 16 24 8 — 60

OESJ

Eggleston 0-1-1, Etherton 2-0-4, Harman 1-3-5, Klock 3-1-7, Trumble 2-1-5. Totals 8-6-22.

Mekeel Christian

Ballard 2-0-4, DeLaRosa 2-0-5, DiCarlo 2-0-4, Galarneayu 1-0-2, Mills 9-2-24, M. Mitchell 6-2-16, P. Mitchell 2-1-5. Totals 24-5-60.

3-point goals: OESJ — none; Mekeel Christian 7 (Mills 4, M. Mitchell 2, DeLaRosa).

Non-league

Madison 48, Dolgeville 40

MADISON — Christa Usborne finished with 16 points to lead Madison to a non-league victory over Dolgeville.

Mary Ellen Coleman added 13 points for Madison.

Hannah Stack scored 12 points to lead Dolgeville (4-5 overall), while Kerisa VanOlst finished with 11 points.

The Blue Devils are scheduled to travel to Poland on Monday.

Madison 48, Dolgeville 40

Dolgeville 8 6 17 9 — 40

Madison 14 11 12 11 — 48

Dolgeville

Stack 5-2-12, Williams 1-1-3, Kenyon 1-0-2, VanOlst 4-2-11, Frasier 1-0-2, A. Williams 0-2-2, Congdon 1-1-4, Spofford 2-0-4. Totals 15-8-40

Madison

B. Usborne 2-1-5, Sykes 1-0-2, Beldon 2-0-4, Broulette 1-0-2, C. Usborne 5-4-16, Mayne 2-1-6, Coleman 6-1-13. Totals 19-7-48.

3-point goals: Dolgeville 2 (VanOlst, Congdon); Madison 3 (C. Usborne 2, Mayne).

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