MCS girls split games

By John Bernhardt
It was an unusual kind of girls’ basketball game in Tannersville last week.  Hunter-Tannersville downed Margaretville, 41-35, in a contest that proved far more competitive than their first encounter three days previously in the finals of the MCS Booster Club Tourney. 

The Wildcats enjoyed a huge advantage at the foul line, taking 20 foul shots during the game and making nine.  Margaretville wasn’t awarded a single foul shot in the contest.
The foul shooting disparity proved to be the difference in the contest.  The contest was close throughout with no more than two points separating the two teams into the fourth quarter.  Down by only four points with 45 seconds to play, a Blue Devils three-point attempt back-rimmed with H-T rebounding and Margaretville forced to foul.

Megan McKenna scored seven of her nine points in the second quarter with both teams scoring 11 points, and the Wildcats ahead 17-15 at the half.  Tess Svoboda scored six of Margaretville’s 10 third-period points.  Only five Samantha Dibble foul shots kept the Cats in the lead, 26-25, during the third frame.

Dibble finished with a game-high 13 points, followed by Sarah Murin’s 11.  Murin downed five of seven foul shots for H-T.

Tess Svoboda pulled down 10 rebounds for Margaretville.  Annette Hogan dished out six assists.
MCS jumped in front early and beat visiting Windham, 39-22 on Friday.
Annette Hogan scored 19, Tess Svoboda tallied six points and Katie Short added four points to lead the Blue Devils’ offense.