Susquehanna Valley held off visiting Union-Endicott’s second-half rally to win, 45-43, in a nonleague girls basketball game Monday night.
The Sabers led, 37-28, heading into the fourth quarter, but the Tigers, led, by Courtney Petticoffer’s 10-point second half, inched back into the game.
Mikayla Krause hit a 3-pointer inside of 20 seconds and after an SV turnover, the U-E closed to within two on a layup. The Tigers’ halfcourt attempt at the buzzer missed.
Vestal 71, Ithaca 57: At Ithaca, Alyssa Mullins led five players in double-figures with 17 points as the Golden Bears won a Southern Tier Athletic Conference game.
Jen Shelp and Annie Ulrich scored 14 points apiece, Baylee Burghardt added 11 and Noelle Patterson chipped in 10 for Vestal.
Katherine Marte scored 12 points to lead Ithaca.
Elmira 55, Johnson City 35: At Elmira, Abbie Topping scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Express.
McKenna Becker scored 10 points and Kate Weaver added nine points and six rebounds for Elmira, which jumped to a 15-4 first-quarter lead.
Christina Carpentieri scored a game-high 18 points for the Wildcats.
Dryden 32, Spencer-Van Etten 17: At Dryden, Vanessa Scott scored a game-high eight points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Lions won a nonleague game.
Erin Daley added seven points and nine rebounds and Vicky Leyburn also scored seven points for Dryden.
Mallory Van Ness scored four points to lead the Panthers.
Towanda (Pa.) 45, Tioga 34: At Tioga, Kaitlin Hallabuk scored a game-high 13 points to lead the Black Knights in a nonleague game.
Alliesha Koss added 10 points for Towanda (5-17). Taylor Ayres scored seven points to lead Tioga (6-11).
Waverly 60, Chenango Forks 45: At Forks, sophomore Peyton Miller scored a varsity-high 20 points to help the Wolverines pull away in a nonleague game.
Hunter Bodine added 10 points for the Wolverines. Andrew Ziegenfus led the Blue Devils with 20 points.
Oneonta 59, Marathon 44: At Marathon, Jordan Gutierrez scored 24 points, including 13 in the third quarter, leading the Yellowjackets in a nonleague contest.
Albert Odero scored 16 points and Paul Bischoff added 11 for Oneonta (15-2), which held a 22-9 scoring advantage in the third.
“The third quarter was where most of the damage was done,” Marathon coach Jim Howard said. “They’re extremely quick and I don’t have anyone that can guard those big guards (Gutierrez and Odero).”
Matt Tebbe scored 11 points and Dan Lincoln scored seven points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Olympians.
Dryden 81, Johnson City 67: At JC, the Wildcats fell behind 23-8 after the first quarter and saw their season come to an end. With the loss, JC (7-11) was eliminated from Section 4 Class A playoff contention.
Matt Czeitner led JC with 17 points and Ali Abel-Ferretti scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead the Purple Lions.