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2017-02-15 / Sports

Bulldogs Down Wildcats, Reach MAC Final, Set Eyes on B-G


HELD BALL — Hancock’s Malorie Rutledge and Delhi’s Olivia Wakin battle for the ball during Friday’s Midstate Athletic Conference semifinal game. The visiting Bulldogs defeated the Wildcats, 56-30, to advance to the championship game against Bainbridge-Guilford this Saturday at 6 p.m. at SUNY Delhi. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter HELD BALL — Hancock’s Malorie Rutledge and Delhi’s Olivia Wakin battle for the ball during Friday’s Midstate Athletic Conference semifinal game. The visiting Bulldogs defeated the Wildcats, 56-30, to advance to the championship game against Bainbridge-Guilford this Saturday at 6 p.m. at SUNY Delhi. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter HANCOCK — The Delaware Academy girls’ basketball team easily avenged a prior loss to Hancock in Friday’s Midstate Athletic Conference semifinal game. The visiting Bulldogs, seeded third in the tournament, grabbed a 24-8 lead in the first eight minutes, and lengthened the lead to 39-10 in the second stanza over the second-seeded Wildcats.

The second half of the game was a standoff, and the visitors finished with a 56-30 romp. Kaitlynn Finch had a game-high 12 points, and Addy Sackett added nine. Logan Bruce provided 11 assists, and Olivia Wakin grabbed nine rebounds.


SET TO PASS — Delhi’s Anna Post grabs a loose ball in front of Hancock’s Laycee Drake during the visiting Bulldogs Friday victory that avenged a prior loss to the Wildcats. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter SET TO PASS — Delhi’s Anna Post grabs a loose ball in front of Hancock’s Laycee Drake during the visiting Bulldogs Friday victory that avenged a prior loss to the Wildcats. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Laycee Drake led the Wildcat offense with 11 points and Marjorie Rutledge added eight.

The DA girls will face undefeated and top-seeded Bainbridge Guilford. In the other Friday semifinal, the Bobcats defeated fourth-seeded Sidney, 69-36.

B-G had a 36-24 lead at the half and outscored the Warriors, 23-4, in the fourth period.

Abbi Selfridge poured in 24 points for the Bobcats, who also got 15 points from Megan Palmatier and 11 by Kori Thornton. Ariyahna Bernard netted 13 points for Sidney, and Carolee Pierce added nine.

Also on Friday in the MAC, Unatego, the fifth seed, cruised past eighth seeded Unadilla Valley, 52-26, Hezel Haehnel tallied 16 points to pace the Spartans, with Bailey Faulkner adding eight. No Storm players scored more than five points.



WHO IS GUILTY? — Laycee Drake of Hancock gets fouled on her way to the basket by two Delhi players, Logan Bruce and Anna Post, during the Bulldogs’ 56-30 win on Friday. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter WHO IS GUILTY? — Laycee Drake of Hancock gets fouled on her way to the basket by two Delhi players, Logan Bruce and Anna Post, during the Bulldogs’ 56-30 win on Friday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter

MOVING THROUGH — Hannah Morley of Delhi dribbles around the defense of Hancock’s Gina Tan during Friday’s game. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter MOVING THROUGH — Hannah Morley of Delhi dribbles around the defense of Hancock’s Gina Tan during Friday’s game. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter

LOOKING TO SHOOT —Kayla Spangenberg of Delhi looks to get off a shot in Friday’s MAC semifinal game, as Hancock’s Alexis Houghton defends. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter LOOKING TO SHOOT —Kayla Spangenberg of Delhi looks to get off a shot in Friday’s MAC semifinal game, as Hancock’s Alexis Houghton defends. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter

IT’S MY BALL! —Delhi’s Olivia Wakin grabs a loose ball in front of Andrea Wadeson and Gina Tan of Hancock during Friday’s MAC semifinal, which the visiting Bulldogs won handily. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter IT’S MY BALL! —Delhi’s Olivia Wakin grabs a loose ball in front of Andrea Wadeson and Gina Tan of Hancock during Friday’s MAC semifinal, which the visiting Bulldogs won handily. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter

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