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Mayfield girls get past Stillwater, 50-41

Mayfield's Katarina Agerter (21) is pressured by Stillwater's Trinity Cutler (10) as she looks to make a move after receiving a pass during a Section II Class C first-round game Saturday at Mayfield High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

MAYFIELD — With sectionals underway, maintaining composure can prove to be one of the most valuable qualities to possess for any team seeking success.

For the Mayfield Lady Panthers, they showcased this poise in their 50-41 victory over the Stillwater Lady Warriors last night at Mayfield Central School in the first round of the Section II Class C playoffs.

With several key players in foul trouble all night for Stillwater, it created numerous opportunities for the Lady Panthers to capitalize at the free-throw line. Mayfield shot a grand total of 45 free-throws converting on 24 of them. Not great but it proved to be the difference in this game.

“Our girls have played with class and composure all year long,” said Mayfield head coach Brian Moore. “Tonight, it shined through, even though we didn’t shoot exceptionally well from the free-throw line the girls hung in there and I couldn’t be happier for them.”

With 5:26 left in regulation; the Lady Warriors clawed all the back to pull within two points by a score of 40-38.

Mayfield's Brianna Hubiak (11) and Stillwater's Lauren Conroy (23) battle for control of a rebound during a Section II Class C opening round game Saturday at Mayfield High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

From that point on, Mayfield closed out the game on a 11-3 run led by the effort put forth by Lindsey Hampton who scored eight of the teams final 12 points and ended with a team-high 16 points.

“Lindsey sets the tone every day in practice as a senior captain,” said Moore. “She just gets after it, hustling all night and leaving everything she has on the floor.”

In the first quarter, the game was paused after a made free-throw from Stillwater’s Marley Mueller that put her in the 1,000-point career club. She ended with a team-high 16 points.

“She is one of the girls in our program that plays all year long and wants to be great,” said Stillwater coach Matt LeMoyne. “It is nice for some of the younger kids in our school to have somebody to look up to and want to be like Marley. I am thrilled for her and glad she got to this milestone.”

Mayfield fell behind early in the first quarter before getting a scoring boost from Cloey Dopp off the bench and added seven quick points to give them a 13-9 lead.

Mayfield's Lindsey Hampton (4) dribbles the ball while under pressure from Stillwater's Brooke Pickett during a Section II Class C opening-round game Saturday at Mayfield High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

In the second quarter, the defense for Stillwater proved to be stifling as they made life difficult for the Lady Panthers not allowing any easy looks at the basket and allowing only eight total points. However, Mayfield didn’t do themselves any favors missing 10 of 16 free-throws.

As the two teams went into the locker room, it was Mayfield out front with a slim 21-19 lead.

“Our zone looks to slow teams up and luckily they [Mayfield] weren’t shooting great from three so I knew we were just a few back-to-back baskets away from getting back into the game,” stated LeMoyne.

When both sides became deadlocked at 25 apiece, the Lady Panthers used a 7-0 run to create separation from the Lady Warriors.

Dopp started the run with a 3-pointer and ended the quarter with eight points and 15 total on the night.

“Having Cloey come off the bench with 51 threes on the year under her belt, is a luxury to have,” Moore added. “She is going to be a great talent for many years to come.”

A turning point for Stillwater came with 1:50 remaining in the third quarter when point guard Brooke Pickett picked up her fifth foul, forcing her to leave the game and taking the Lady Warriors best ball-handler out of the game.

“Once we lost Brooke, I knew we were in trouble,” said LeMoyne. “She handles the ball most of the time for us and when she went out it forced our other girls into situations that they weren’t familiar with and we never fully recovered from it.”

Mayfield will look to continue their post-season run Wednesday night as they travel to Maple Hill to take on the second-seeded Lady Wildcats who defeated Voorheesville Saturday by a score of 70-48.

“We are happy we are still playing,” said Moore. “A lot of teams won’t be going to the gym on Monday so for us we are going to enjoy the win tonight but then it’s right into preparing for Maple Hill.”

Mayfield 50, Stillwater 41

Stillwater 9 10 12 10 — 41

Mayfield 13 8 17 12 — 50

Stillwater

Pickett 2-2-7, Cutler 1-0-2, Muller 5-4-16, Conroy 0-1-1, Lescault 1-0-2, Sheeham 4-1-11, Tanner 1-0-2. Totals: 14-8-41.

Mayfield

Dopp 4-5-15, Hampton 4-8-16, Hubiak 1-4-6, Meca 3-5-11, S. Agerter 0-2-2. Totals: 12-24-50.

3-point goals: Stillwater 5 (Molly Sheeham 2, Marley Mueller 2, Brooke Pickett); Mayfield 2 (Cloey Dopp 2).

Warrensburg 77,

Canajoharie 53

WARRENSBURG — Aubrey Ranous scored 26 points to lead fourth-seeded Warrensburg to a victory over Canajoharie in a first-round Class C matchup.

The Burgers outscored the Cougars 39-23 in the second half to pull away for the win.

Abigail Ranous had 26 points for Warrensburg, while Tenisha Tyrell added 14 points.

Monica Hartlieb scored 18 points to lead Canajoharie, while Kylee Rickard had 12 points. Angelina Clark added 11 points for the Cougars.

Warrensburg (18-3 overall) advances to face fifth-seeded Berne-Knox-Westerlo in the quarterfinals. The Bulldogs rolled to a 67-17 win over 12th-seeded Lake George in their first-round matchup Saturday.

Canajoharie finished its season with a 9-11 overall record.

Warrensburg 77, Canajoharie 53

Canajoharie 15 15 16 7 — 53

Warrensburg 15 23 20 19 — 77

Canajoharie

Adams 1-2-4, Clark 5-1-11, Fowler 2-0-4, Hartlieb 7-2-18, Prime 2-0-4, Rickard 5-2-12. Totals: 22-7-53.

Warrensburg

Boland 2-1-5, Langworthy 3-0-7, Abigail Ranous 8-5-21, Aubrey Ranous 11-4-26, Stevens 2-0-4, Tyrell 7-0-14. Totals: 33-10-77.

3-point goals: Canajoharie 2 (Monica Hartlieb 2); Warrensburg 1 (Sara Langworthy).

Maple Hill 78, Voorheesville 40

CASTLETON — Maple Hill put up 31 first-quarter points and got scoring from 11 players as the second-seeded Wildcats advanced to host Mayfield in the Class C quarterfinals Wednesday at Maple Hill High School.

Sophia Chevrier led Maple Hill with 12 points, while Karsyn Berger and Shannon Tacy had 11 points apiece and Paige Bleau finished with nine points.

Jenny Bogart led the Blackbirds with 11 points, while Renee Bogdany had seven and Lily Zanello hit a pair of 3-pointers for six points.

Maple Hill 78, Voorheesville 40

Voorheesville 17 9 7 7 — 40

Maple Hill 31 14 15 18 — 78

Voorheesville

Bogart 3-2-11, Bogdany 3-1-7, Gifford 1-0-3, Hunt 1-0-2, Morris 1-0-2, Rowland 0-3-3, Thayer 1-0-3, Whalen 0-3-3, Zanello 2-0-6. Totals: 12-9-40.

Maple Hill

Bennett 1-0-2, Berger 4-0-11, Bleau 4-0-9, Brewer 2-2-8, Chevrier 4-3-12, Haller 3-1-7, Hoffman 1-0-2, Seeberger 1-2-4, Smith 3-1-7, Strock 2-1-5, Tacy 4-3-11. Totals: 29-13-78.

3-point goals: Voorheesville 7 (Jenny Bogart 3, lily Zanello 2, Isabella Thayer, Marissa Gifford); Maple Hill 7 (Karsyn Berger 3, Hannah Brewer 2, Sophia Chevrier, Paige Bleau).

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 67, Lake George 17

BERNE — Taylor Meacham connected for 20 points as fifth-seeded Berne-Knox-Westerlo crushed No. 12 Lake George in opening-round action Saturday.

Alexis Wright added 13 points for the Bulldogs, while Renee Zieske and Hailey Lawrence added seven points apiece.

Mara Knoop led Lake George with seven points, while Gabby Marchello had four points and Emma Abrantes, Mikayla Duffy and Ava Pushor all finished with two points.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 67, Lake George 17

Lake George 4 3 5 5 — 17

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 17 19 19 12 — 67

Lake George

Abrantes 1-0-2, Duffy 1-0-2, Knoop 2-1-7, Marchello 2-0-4, Pushor 0-2-2. Totals: 6-3-17.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo

Coates 2-2-6, Lawrence 3-1-7, Meacham 8-1-20, Smith 3-0-6, Tymchyn 3-0-6, Wesley 1-0-2, Wright 5-3-13, Zieske 3-0-7. Totals: 28-7-67.

3-point goals: Lake George 2 (Mara Knoop 2); Berne-Knox-Westerlo 4 (Taylor Meacham 3, Renee Zieske).

Duanesburg 77, Rensselaer 33

DUANESBURG — Allison O’Hanlon hit five 3-pointers in her game-high 27-point performance to power Duanesburg into the quarterfinals.

Madison Meyer added 19 points for the Eagles, while Alex Moses finished with nine points.

Jordan VanWie led Rensselaer with 11 points, while Arianna Vogel and Mackenzie Brown finished with seven points apiece for the Rams.

Duanesburg 77, Rensselaer 33

Rensselaer 5 9 9 10 — 33

Duanesburg 16 22 22 17 — 77

Rensselaer

Allert 1-1-3, Brown 3-1-7, Lopez 1-0-2, Mann 0-1-1, Maxian 1-0-2, VanWie 4-2-11, Vogel 3-0-7. Totals: 13-5-33.

Duanesburg

Capron 1-0-2, M. Meyer 8-2-19, T. Meyer 0-2-2, Miakisz 2-0-4, A. Moses 2-4-9, E. Moses 1-0-2, Mulhern 1-4-6, A. O’Hanlon 9-4-27, K. O’Hanlon 1-0-2, Ruth 0-4-4. Totals: 25-2077.

3-point goals: Rensselaer 2 (Jordan VanWie, Arianna Vogel); Duanesburg 7 (Allison O’Hanlon 5, Alex Moses, Madison Meyer).

Hoosic Valley 44, Chatham 25

SCHAGHTICOKE — After being held to 10 first-half points, No. 6 Hoosic Valley put up 34 in the second half to turn back No. 11 Chatham and advance to play No. 3 Duanesburg in the Class C quarterfinals.

Sami Dickson led the Indians with 20 points, while Emaleigh Peckham had three 3-pointers for nine points, and Sam Lanoue had two 3-pointers for six points.

Hannah Taylor led Chatham with eight points, while Paige Eaton finished with seven and Naveah Daigle chipped in with four points.

Hoosic Valley 44, Chatham 25

Chatham 3 9 10 3 — 25

Hoosic Valley 2 8 17 17 — 44

Chatham

Cascioli 1-0-3, Deigle 2-0-4, Eaton 2-2-7, Engel 0-1-1, Madsen 1-0-2, Taylor 3-1-8. Totals: 9-4-25.

Hoosic Valley

Chartier 2-0-4, Dickinson 8-4-20, Jensen 0-3-3, lanoue 2-0-6, Peckham 3-0-9, Seales 0-2-2. Totals: 15-9-44.

3-point goals: Chatham 3 (Hailey Cascioli, Paige Eaton, Hannah Taylor); Hoosic Valley 5 (Emaleigh Peckham 3, Sam Lanoue 2).

Salem 52, Schoharie 35

SALEM — Mikayah Rushinski and Mackenzie Spencer connected for 16 points apiece to lead the Generals past Schoharie in their opening-round matchup.

Amber Terry finished with eight points and Brianna Boyark and Blake Riche round out the Salem scoring with six points apiece.

Hannah Cater led Schoharie with 16 points, while Alyssa Vangasbeck finished with seven.

Salem 52, Schoharie 35

Schoharie 7 8 12 8 — 35

Salem 18 5 12 17 — 52

Schoharie

Cater 7-2-16, Drinon 1-0-3, Fagnani 1-0-2, Lahoe 1-0-3, Smith 2-0-4, Vangasbeck 3-1-7. Totals: 15-3-35.

Salem

Boyark 3-0-6, Riche 3-0-6, Rushinski 4-6-16, Spencer 6-4-16, Terry 3-2-. Totals: 19-12-52.

3-point goals: Schoharie 2 (Haley Drinon, Emily Lehoe); Salem Mikayah Rushinski).

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