The DeRuyter girls’ varsity volleyball team delivered a three set sweep over host Cincinnatus during the teams annual “Dig Pink” Stage IV Breast Cancer Awareness match Thursday. The Rockets posted winning set scores of 25-11, 25-11 25-15 over the Lions in the Central Counties League contest.
In CCL boys’ basketball, DeRuyter was an 86-55 winner over Otselic Valley.
In girls’ basketball, Hamilton scored a 54-21 non-league win over McGraw.
DeRuyter 3, Cincinnatus 0: “We played on our heels for much of the game,” Cincinnatus coach Mallory Cobb said. “Although we were able to show some moments of brilliance, it was not enough. We tried to adjust to fill holes in our defense, but DeRuyter always found the new holes that we left open. DeRuyter played well and was able to pick apart our serve receive. We seem to be stuck in the mud with our feet, which does not help our passing and getting the ball where it needs to be.”
Keely Worlock powered DeRuyter (7-0 league, 12-1 overall) with 11 assists and two kills. Kali Lidell had seven assists, three aces and two digs. Graycee Forrest delivered six digs, five kills and three aces while Kayla Buchovecky added a team high six kills. Jaidan Degear served up seven aces, three digs and two kills. Kaitlin Donaghue had five aces and four digs. Alynna Kanaby served five aces and three
digs with Sawyer Mierke having three kills.
For Cincinnatus (0-7 league, 0-11 overall), Aubree Nate had eight digs and three kills. Vanda Sherrod contributed nine digs and two aces with Jayda Mudge adding three digs and two kills. Alexis Ludlow had three digs as Hannah Merchant and Alexis Aldrich each added to two digs. Kiana Guinn served up two aces.
Cincinnatus will travel to Cooperstown Tuesday for a non-league match at 7 p.m. DeRuyter will hit the road to play a CCL match at Stockbridge Valley Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m.
DeRuyter 86, Otselic Valley 55:
DeRuyter kept its undefeated season intact Thursday as the Rockets (6-0 league, 11-0 overall) raced to a 28-8 lead in the first quarter and never looked back against visiting Otselic Valley.
Tristan Worlock led five DeRuyter players into double figures with 15 points. Trey Foster added 14 points while Gavin Richardson chipped in with 12 points. Dylan Skeele and Riley Glisson each netted 11 points for the Rockets.
Lane Adams scored a game high 22 points for Otselic Valley (0-5 league, 1-7 overall). Braeden Davis collected 19 points for the Vikings.
DeRuyter will face Brookfield Saturday at 2:45 p.m. in a day of CCL boys’ basketball at Madison. Otselic Valley will clash with Cincinnatus in the 1 p.m. game Saturday at Madison.
Hamilton 54, McGraw 21: Hamilton (10-1) held McGraw in single digits every quarter beginning with a 16-3 advantage in the first quarter. The Hamilton advantage grew to 29-9 by halftime.
Alexis Stiles led McGraw (3-6) with nine points.Emily Fish pitched in with six points.
Lindsey Speer led Hamilton with 16 points. Kyleigh Pearson collected 15 points and Ashley La Ruffa netted 11 points for Emerald Knights.
McGraw will host Hamilton in a rematch Wednesday at 7 p.m.