January 7, 2014


DeRuyter’s girls dribble to the top

The DeRuyter Central girls’ basketball team took over first place in Division V of the Center State Conference Monday evening with a 38-20 win over visiting Stockbridge Valley.
The Rockets are now 3-1 in the league and 4-1 overall, while the Cougars fell to 2-1 league and overall.
The Cincinnatus volleyball team improved to 5-0 in the Central Counties League at 6-0 overall with a 25-10, 25-6, 25-8 win over visiting DeRuyter, while visiting Stockbridge Valley dropped McGraw to 0-5 league and overall with a 25-14, 25-15, 25-13 win.
DeRuyter 38, Stockbridge Valley 20: Junior guard Sam Gordon scored a game-high 15 points and freshman forward Andrea Chapman added 14 for the Rockets, who led 13-4 after one quarter and 19-4 at halftime after shutting the Cougars out in the second quarter.
Olivia Marshall’s 12 points paced Stockbridge Valley.
DeRuyter hosts Tyburn Academy Thursday at 6 p.m. and Madison Saturday at 1 p.m. in a pair of non-league games.
Cincinnatus 3, DeRuyter 0: Senior middle hitter Sydney Burritt had six aces, four kills, four digs, an assist and a block and senior setter-outside hitter Mallory Cobb seven kills, seven assists, two aces and two digs for the Red Lions. Senior middle hitter Kasey Price had five kills and two aces, senior setter-outside hitter Danielle Wood seven assists, three kills and an ace and senior outside hitter Justine McGraw three kills.
“Our serving seemed to be too tough for them to handle so they weren’t able to get much going,” Cincy coach Macy Cobb said. “We played strong in many aspects of the game and all members of the team contributed in the win. Our passing was better than over the weekend in the Hamilton tourney, where we placed first in the White Bracket. That enabled us to work out some bugs in our offense that appeared after such a long layoff over the holidays.”
The Rockets (1-3, 1-5) got three kills, two aces and two digs from senior middle hitter Alyssah Brown while junior setter-outside hitter Ciara LaClair had three assists, an ace and a kill and senior outside hitter Allison O’Herien a kill and two digs.
Cincy will next see action Saturday in the Sherburne-Earlville Tournament, while DeRuyter hosts non-league opponent New York Mills Wednesday and visits McGraw Thursday in a league match.
Stockbridge Valley 3, McGraw 0: “We didn’t pass as well as we usually do, but Brittany Purcell (senior setter) did the best she could to put up some really nice sets for our hitters,” Eagles coach Kristin Russell said. “Taylor Tobias (senior right side-outside hitter) did a great job in the back court not letting the ball hit the floor.”
Purcell had seven assists, four digs, an ace and a kill and Tobias 10 digs and an ace, while sophomore outside hitter Sarah Leach had five kills and a dig. Nicole Jacobs had 10 aces and two kills for the Cougars (3-1, 3-1), while Tiffani Jacobs had four kills, eight assists, two aces and two digs, Emily Laurin eight kills, two digs and two assists and Dani Webb a kill, eight assists, two aces and two digs.
McGraw hosts Living Word Academy Wednesday in a non-leaguer, the JVs starting at 5 p.m., before Thursday’s match with DeRuyter.


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