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Basketball results mixed for girls' teams; Lady Rockets post first win of the season

By Julia Green
Downsville 54, Andes 43 (Wednesday, Jan. 21)
Mariah Ruff led Andes with 19 points, including three three-pointers when Andes hosted Downsville last Wednesday. The Mountaineers also got 11 rebounds apiece from Karli Tait and Rachel Andrews and six assists and five steals from Ruff.
Andes led by two points at the end of the first quarter, but relinquished the lead in the second, when Downsville went on a 13-5 scoring run.


Margaretville girls split pair in week's basketball action

By Julia Green
Margaretville 39, Windham 29
The Margaretville girls improved to 7-3 overall after a convincing 39-29 win at Windham last week Tuesday.
The Blue Devils were led by Erica Faulkner, who tallied all of her team-high 11 points in the second half, when Margaretville outscored Windham 30-16. Faulkner also had 13 rebounds for Margaretville.


SK nips RCS in boys' hoop thriller

By Julia Green
SK 55, Roxbury 51 (Jan. 13)


Local ski teams compete at Plattekill, Windham

Boys’ varsity skiers from Roxbury Central School took three of the top seven places at Friday’s giant slalom competition at Plattekill Mountain. Garret Hinkley, Nate Liddle and Alex Riordan finished fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively, with times of 28.84, 29.18 and 29.86.


Hoop teams grapple with weather-affected schedules

By Julia Green
Charlotte Valley 55, Roxbury 46 (Jan. 8)
Despite a competitive first quarter in which the Roxbury Rockets outscored Charlotte Valley 15-14, they found themselves in a hole after the second quarter out of which they couldn’t quite dig themselves.


Girls' basketball teams battle as they face top-tier league competition

By Julia Green
SK 44, Margaretville 22 (Jan. 8)
The Margaretville girls’ varsity basketball team played host to the Rams of South Kortright on Thursday night in a game rescheduled due to inclement weather. The host Blue Devils (5-3, 2-3) fell to the Rams 44-22.


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Margaretville girls advance to championship; Andes posts first win of the season

By Julia Green
Downsville 43, Andes 31 (Dec. 10)
Point guard Mariah Ruff scored 14 points for the host Mountaineers and Karli Tait added nine rebounds and four steals when Andes played host to the Downsville Eagles last Wednesday.
“I thought we did OK early,” said Head Coach Jeff Rhone. “I thought we defended them fairly well in the first half and then in the course of the game we couldn’t stay with them. They were pretty athletic and we just didn’t defend well at all in the second half and especially in the third quarter. And they totally out-rebounded us.”
The Eagles outscored the Mountaineers 18-9 in the first half, including a 14-3 run in the second quarter.


Host Blue Devils fall in first round of Booster Club tourney; Roxbury boys win on the road

By Julia Green
Roxbury 65, Gilboa 35 (Dec. 9)
“I thought we played well,” said Roxbury Head Coach Tom Faraci of his team’s convincing victory over Gilboa last Tuesday. “We came out with some energy and played some decent defense.”
The Rockets posted a 65-35 Delaware League victory over the host Wildcats, led by senior Ryan Skipper who tallied 29 points for RCS. DaVaun Morgan added 13 points and Tim Douglas tallied 12.


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