Lee Fisher hooks 500th hoops win


By John Bernhardt
He’s the dean of all the Delaware League coaches and perhaps the dean of all the coaches in Section IV. Anyone familiar with Class D high school basketball in New York State knows the name Lee Fisher. Fisher is in his 35th season as the boys’ coach of the Charlotte Valley Central School Wildcats in Davenport. Last week, Fisher’s Wildcats edged Worcester, 52-48, in an overtime thriller, presenting their coach with his 500th career win.

Roxbury hoops score wins

By John Bernhardt
Perhaps it was the single digit temperatures and the frigid cold. Maybe it was the excitement and distractions of the upcoming holidays. Whatever the reasons, last week was a difficult one for local high school basketball teams. In 11 games played, only the Roxbury boys and girls’ teams found the winning column. Kyle CiarvianoKyle Ciarviano

Kennedy Faraci continues to be a force on the hardwoods for the Roxbury girls. The gifted sophomore finds herself on the leaders’ board of area girls’ scorers and added 27 more points in two games last week. Faraci dropped in 15 points in the Rockets’ 44-29 loss against Downsville on Tuesday, then scored 12 more when Roxbury upended Gilboa, 38-26, on the Rockets’ home court later in the week.

Gilboa boys are winners at MCS tournament

By John Bernhardt
Tournament MVP Joe Cooper was an unstoppable force for Gilboa at the Margaretville Booster Club’s Varsity Tournament last weekend. Cooper, who can play any position on the floor, hit from inside and out, scoring 31 points to lead the Wildcats past Roscoe, 64-51, then added 22 more when Gilboa downed Margaretville, 64-30, in the championship game Saturday.

MCS girls win consolation game; Franklin tops Gilboa in championship game

By John Bernhardt
Jesse Terrano buried three, three-point shots in the first period, the last one breaking a 13-13 tie with only nine seconds left in the quarter, as Franklin surged past Gilboa to win the 2010 Margaretville Booster Club Varsity Basketball Tournament.

Roxbury boys take two; team runs record to 3-1

By John Bernhardt
The Roxbury boys were road warriors last week winning games at Milford and Windham to run their season record to 3-1.

The Rockets capitalized on a second- and third-quarter surge to edge Milford, 47-44, in a nonleague contest, then swarmed Windham, 48-19, in their Delaware League opener later in the week.

Roxbury girls post wins over WAJ, Andes

By John Bernhardt
Kennedy Faraci is a player. The Roxbury sophomore guard launched her season with two impressive outings, leading the Rockets to season-opening victories over Windham and Andes.

MCS wins first two in girls’ hoop

By John Bernhardt
Strong inside play lifted the Margaretville girls to a lopsided season-opening wins in Andes and Windham.

Strong defense propels Rams to tournament win

By John Bernhardt
A swarming, opportunistic defense help propel the South Kortright Rams to the championship of their annual season-opening Thanksgiving Tourn-ament last weekend.

New RCS girls' hoop coach takes team back to basics

By John Bernhardt
First-year Roxbury coach Lisa Faraci is hoping to help her girls rediscover the joy and excitement in playing basketball.

Faraci, who coached the girls’ soccer team in the fall, is focusing on fundamentals in the preseason that she hopes will become a strong basketball foundation for her Rockets.

Andes girls' team looking to rebuild

By John Bernhardt
Andes co-coach Glenn Reynolds gave a huge sigh of relief Monday night when he learned that his senior point guard Gina Tait had not broken her wrist. With a roster decimated by graduation and the transfer of sharp-shooting point guard Mariah Ruff, losing Tait was one hit Reynolds would do anything to avoid.

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