Alyssa Mullins scored 18 points, including 11 in the first half, and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead host Vestal to a 52-44 victory over Corning on Tuesday in Southern Tier Athletic Conference girls basketball.
Jen Shelp finished with 11 points (all in the first half), 7 rebounds and 5 assists and Noelle Patterson also scored 11 points for the Golden Bears (9-3).
The Hawks hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter and trailed 18-13, but Vestal turned up the defensive pressure in the next two periods.
“Once we locked away that part of their game, we were able to extend the lead in the second quarter,” Vestal coach Joe Reynolds said.
“We built a steady lead through the first three quarters.”
Corning (6-9) was able to control the final quarter against Vestal’s reserves, outscoring the Golden Bears 16-1, but could not take control.
Olivia LeBaron scored 12 points to lead the Hawks.
Norwich 63, Windsor 25: At Norwich, Jenny Borfitz scored 23 points as the Purple Tornado (11-5) rolled past visiting Windsor.
Maine-Endwell 55, Ithaca 34: At Ithaca, Martine Bosch scored 13 points as the Spartans topped the Little Red for the second time this season.
Owego 45, Johnson City 29: At JC, Emily Merrill scored all 15 of her points in the first half and Jill Silvanic hit three 3-pointers as the Indians cruised to a STAC vic-tory.
Chris Carpentieri scored 21 points for Johnson City (5-10) with 16 of them coming in the second half.
Union-Endicott 54, Elmira 44: At U-E, Nicole Kaczmarczyk scored 17 points and Alexis Eastman tallied 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Tigers beat Elmira for the second time this season.
Abbie Topping led the Express with 14 points.
Horseheads 78, Binghamton 40: At Horseheads, Amanda Schiefen and Jen LaViola scored 14 points each for Horseheads (13-3). Hannah Spencer scored 10 points while Jessica Spencer added eight to lead the Patriots.
Seton Catholic Central 54, Susquehanna Valley 39: At SCC, Lauren Miller scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Saints beat SV for the second time this season.
Seton Catholic Central (9-6) made an impressive 21 of 24 from the free throw line.
Maddie Blackman scored nine points for the Sabers.
Candor 60, Thomas A. Edision 24: At Elmira Heights, Sierra Szwec scored 20 points and Miranda Russell added 13 to lead Candor to a win in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game.
Caitlin Yartym scored nine points and grabbed eight rebounds and Katelyn Warren snagged 12 rebounds for the Crusaders, who were hosting an Organ Donor Awareness Night.
“You don’t often see teams from opposite schools come together for one cause and that’s what made this night special,” said Edison coach Terry Day, who hopes this event will help his brother Tim receive a heart transplant.”
Tioga 43, Newark Valley 27: At Tioga, Taylor Ayres scored a game-high 15 points as the Indians pulled away.
Kaitlyn Stubbs added seven points and four steals for Tioga, which held the Cardinals without a point for a 12-minute span in the second and third quarters and held a 31-5 advantage over the two periods.
Hannah Luszczek scored 10 points to lead NV.
Trumansburg 51, Groton 27: At Trumansburg, a trio of double-digit scorers led a balanced Blue Raiders attack.
Megan McIntyre, Chloe Mount and Anna Shelley scored 12 points apiece to lead Trumansburg, which outscored Groton 15-2 in the first quarter.
Allyson Black scored a game-high 15 points for the Indians.
Hancock 53, Walton 11: At Hancock, Caitlyn Wormuth scored 16 points and Lexi Houghton added 12 points and 12 rebounds as Hancock cruised in the first round of the Mini MAC Tournament. Hancock will host Deposit next Tuesday while Walton hosts Oxford.
Deposit 46, Oxford 21: At Deposit, Kylie Papagelos scored 11 points and made 6 steals as Deposit won a Mini MAC game.
Elmira Notre Dame 65, Spencer-Van Etten 63: At S-VE, Darius Garvin tipped and stole an S-VE inbounds pass, raced down the court and hit a layup with seven seconds left to lift Notre Dame (15-1), which is ranked fourth in the state in Class C.
Derek Carman tied the game for the Panthers, knocking down a jumper with 48 seconds left. The teams traded turnovers before Notre Dame used its foul to give, leading to Garvin’s heads-up play.
A last-second S-VE three-pointer was off the mark.
Garvin scored 12 points and Jonas McCaig hit five 3-pointers for 15 points for Notre Dame, which knocked down 11 3-pointers in the game.
Elliot Deppe scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Carman added 24 points and 15 boards.
Newark Valley 41, Tioga 38: At Newark Valley, Connor Coleman scored 16 points, including five in the final quarter as the Cardinals held off Tioga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game.
Coleman and Tom Dunnett combined for all eight NV points in the fourth quarter, all from the free-throw line as Coleman hit 5 of 8 and Dunnett 3 of 4.
Parker Hendershot had 12 points to pace Tioga.
Candor 48, Thomas A. Edison 41: At Candor, James Thompkins scored 18 points as Candor held on for a win.
Thompkins hit a layup with under three minutes remaining, giving the Indians a five-point lead. Adam Shumaker grabbed an offensive rebound and put in a layup on the next possession, but Candor’s defense wouldn’t allow the Crusaders to get any closer.
Kevin Jensen scored 15 points, including hitting 5 of 6 free throws in the fourth quarter, for Candor.
Brandon Michaud led Edison with 12 points.
Marathon 61, Whitney Point 49: At Marathon, Ryan Tillotson hit six free throws in the final minute to seal the victory for Marathon (9-6). Tillotson finished with 13 points while Dan Lincoln scored 14 and grabbed 13 rebounds.
Gabe Shrauger tallied 20 points to lead Whitney Point.