Pairings announced for Section IV tournament

Following is the schedule for the first- and second-round match-ups in the 2009 Section IV Class D high school basketball tournament.

Defensive switch propels Rams to Delaware County boys' title


By John Bernhardt
With 6:34 left to play in the second quarter, veteran South Kortright coach Bob VanValkenburgh had seen enough. His undefeated Rams were in free fall. When Hunter-Tannersville’s dynamic guard Zack Clark buried a 12-foot jumper from the left wing, the Wildcats had scored 10 consecutive points to take a 12-7 lead in Friday’s Delaware League Crossover Championship. VanValkenburgh knew his team needed a change and called for a time out.

Davenport girls cruise past South Kortright in crossover game


By John Bernhardt
The Davenport girls’ basketball team unleashed a dizzying display of hardwood skills Friday night in the Delaware League crossover championship game played before a packed house at SUNY Delhi.
New York’s top ranked girls Class D team used a little bit of everything in besting South Kortright, 45-31, to take the title. A stealthy full-court press, varied inside and outside offensive play, and a healthy dose of patience with the ball proved too much for the Mountain League Champions to overcome.

RCS boys top Andes; teams look ahead to sectionals

By Julia Green
Roxbury 60, Andes 46 (Wednesday)
Despite a change of venue in the Roxbury/Andes boys’ varsity basketball game Wednesday night, the outcome was the same as the last meeting between the two teams. A leak in the Andes gym roof led to the game’s relocation to Margaretville, where the Andes Mountaineers held a two-point lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Roxbury Rockets fired up their engines in the second, outscoring their opponents 18-5 to take a 29-18 halftime lead.

MCS girls headed to postseason

By Julia Green
Roxbury 52, Andes 41 (Tuesday)
Jessica Utsler and Jenna Johnston combined for 33 of Roxbury’s total 52 points when the Rockets defeated the visiting Andes Mountaineers 52-41 on Tuesday night at Roxbury. The Rockets tallied 10 points to Andes’ six in the opening quarter to take an early lead.

Hunter-Tannersville boys rally past Davenport for league title


By John Bernhardt
A trio of unsung heroes helped propel the Hunter-Tannersville Wildcats past Davenport during Monday night’s boys’ Delaware League playoff showdown in Stamford. H-T rallied past Davenport late in the fourth quarter to win a, seesaw battle, 39-36, and become the Upper Division Champions.

Margaretville girls clinch spot in sectional play

By Julia Green
SK 57, Roxbury 19 (Wednesday)
Jenna Johnston led Roxbury with seven points when the Roxbury Rockets hosted the visiting Rams of South Kortright on Wednesday night. The Rockets (2-12, 1-10) dropped a harsh 57-19 game to the Rams.

Andes, Roxbury boys secure spots in sectionals

By Julia Green
Roxbury 53, Jefferson 41 (Thursday)
Roxbury’s Ryan Skipper and DaVaun Morgan tallied seven points apiece in the opening quarter of Thursday’s home game against Jefferson to set the pace for the Rockets in a win that qualified them for sectional play. Skipper led the Rockets with a game- and season-high of 30 points, which included 13 field goals, a three-pointer and three points from the foul line.

Charlotte Valley boys' team outlasts ACS Mountaineers

By Julia Green
Davenport 89, Andes 47 (Thursday, Jan. 29)
The Andes Mountaineers moved to 8-7 overall and 4-7 in the league following an 89-47 defeat at the hands of the Charlotte Valley boys on Thursday.
“We knew we were going to have a tough time going in,” said Andes Head Coach John Bernhardt. “But we did well for a long time.”

MCS girls edge DCS Eagles

By Julia Green
Downsville 36, Margaretville 38 ( Jan. 29)
It all came down to the fourth and final quarter of the Margaretville Blue Devils’ league win over Downsville on Thursday night. Brandi Balcom hit 10 of her 14 total points in the quarter and Casey Hubbell iced two of two free throws in the closing minutes to extend the Blue Devils’ lead to seven.

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