Local sports roundup: Dec. 11-16

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Norwich boys win thriller at Oneonta

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Norwich 62, Oneonta 57
ONEONTA – Norwich dug deep, really deep, to preserve its unbeaten record.
Playing at longtime rival Oneonta Wednesday, the Purple Tornado erased a 15-point first-half deficit closing the half on a 22-2 run en route to their fifth victory of the season.
“Oneonta is a tough place to play,” said Norwich coach Brian Collier. “But it was a great learning experience. We closed out a game in a hostile environment, and we responded well to adversity.”
Carlos Ithier scored a career-high 26 points, none of those more important that a three-point play midway through the fourth quarter that raised the Norwich lead to nine points.
Prior to Ithier’s “and one,” Jordan Vinal converted a key bucket to initiate a mini run. Vinal closed out the night with 11 points, eight rebounds, and four assists.
“We came out a little overanxious, and they made some tough shots early in the game,” Collier said.
After Norwich scored the first four points of the game, the ‘Jackets took charge closing the quarter on a 17-4 salvo. The lead grew to as many as 16 points in the second quarter before NHS regrouped.
“We gathered ourselves early in the second quarter,” Collier said. “Tre Bonham came in and gave us some good minutes and some steals. The tide started to turn when we made them play in the halfcourt. We got some stops, and were more patient on the offensive end.”
Still, Oneonta kept coming led by Daniel Njoku’s 29-point evening. Njoku had four of his team’s eight three-pointers, and Oneonta’s two late threes kept it a two-possession game.
“Oneonta is a good team that is very well coached, and obviously they can shoot the three,” Collier said  “We never could shake them.”
Norwich plays at perennial Section III power Jamesville-Dewitt Friday night in a non-league contest. “That will be a huge challenge for us,” Collier said. “Traditionally, they’re not only one of the best teams in Section III, but in New York State.”
Norwich:  Jake Walsh, 4 0-0-9; Tre Bonham, 2 0-0-4 ; Cameron Edwards, 1 0-0-2 ; Carlos Ithier, 12 1-2-26 ; Dashawn King, 1 0-0-2; Matt Parrella, 0; Jordan Vinal, 5 0-0-11 Jamison Luke, 3 2-2-8 . Totals: 28 3-4-62
Oneonta: David Wessells, 3 0-0-7; Daniel Njoku 9 7-7-29; Mark Keaton, 1 0-0-2; Nate Jump, 0; Jacob Robinson, 0; Sam Goff, 2 0-0-5; Rostin Turley, 0; Garrett Hassard, 6 0-2-14. Totals:  21 7-9-57.
Nor.    8   24   13  17–62
OHS   17  10  13  17–57
Three-point goals: (N) Walsh, Ithier, Vinal. (O) Njoku 4, Wessells, Goff, Hassard 2. JV: Oneonta won.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Greene 43, Oxford 9
OXFORD – Katie Carey buried a three with 1:30 left in the first half, and Emily Montelione knocked down an 18-footer helping Greene take a 13-point lead into halftime in Wednesday’s win at Oxford.
“We came out with a lot of energy and enthusiasm, and it was a 10-point game deep into the second quarter,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. “Defensively, I was pleased with how we played. Greene just has a lot more offensive firepower than us.”
Carey led the Trojans with 16 points, and Alyssa Sands added eight. Greene used its entire roster and played its reserves the majority of the fourth quarter.
Oxford plays at Hancock on Friday.
Greene:  McKenna Sergi, 2 0-0-4 ; Sophia Brown,  0 0-2-0; Alyssa Sands, 3 2-6-8; Emily Montelione, 2 0-0-4 ; Mary Klecha, 0; Nicole Flohr,  3 1-2-7; Mary Borchardt, 1 0-0-2; Audrey Platta, 0, Katie Carey,  7 1-3-16; Maria Brown, 1 0-0-2. Totals: 19 4-9-43
Oxford:  Sara Hodge, 0; Kylie Roys,  ; L. Kriz, 0; J. Murrer, 1 0-0-2; L. Karn, 0, ; Diamond, 0; H. Ryan, 0 1-2-1; R. Ehly, 1 0-0-2; Seiler, 0; Tefft,  2 0-0-4. Totals:  4 1-2-9
Gr       9  10  13  10–43
Oxf      2    4    1    2–9
Three-point goals: (G) Carey.

BOWLING

Oxford, Sidney split match
SIDNEY – Oxford’s girls rolled a season-best 2,318 pins taking all four points from Sidney Wednesday afternoon.
Erin Howard was red-hot from the start tossing a 206 opening game for the Blackhawks en route to a match-best 591 triple.
Emily Howard and Savannah Beech turned in strong performances as well rolling 489 and 467 series’ respectively.
The Warriors’ boys claimed a 4-0 shutout as well topped by Nate Gorshack’s 607 series.
Phil Smith led Oxford with a 532.
Varsity honor scores
Boys
Oxford (2,222):  Phil Smith, 532.
Sidney (2,837): Brandon MacPherson, 203, 202; Andy Gray, 201, 221; Nate Gorshack, 224, 203, 607; Tanner Boice, 207.
Girls
Oxford (2,318):  Erin Howard, 206, 188, 197, 591; Savannah Beech, 467; Emily Howard, 180, 489.
Sidney (2,090):  Marina Mazzarella, 211, 531.
GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Norwich 56, Oneonta 35
NORWICH – Even in a 21-point victory over Oneonta, Norwich coach Josh Bennett felt like his club had to battle.
“For a number of years, we couldn’t get over the hump (against Oneonta),” Bennett said. “For some reason we struggle against them, and we feel every time we play them, the game will be contested.”
The majority of Norwich’s victory margin came on the strength of a 21-8 fourth quarter.
Bridget Murphy canned two threes and scored 10 of her 12 points to ignite the Purple Tornado offense. Megan Komendarek and Shelby Benjamin added four points on the inside to aid the effort.
“They made some shots that they don’t usually make, and we were a little sloppy,” Bennett said. “We got it going in the fourth quarter and started moving the ball well.”
Komendarek staked Norwich to a 10-point halftime lead scoring 10 of her 14 points. Reserve Kate Dowdall added five off the bench including one of her two threes in the game.
Benjamin added 10 points in the win for the unbeaten Tornado. Norwich hosts Section III AA standout Utica Proctor on Friday.
“They have five stellar athletes, and I’m looking forward to that game,” Bennett said. “It will be a challenge for us.”
Oneonta:  Bazdekis, 5 1-2-13; Microni,  2 0-0-6; Goo, 0 3-6-3; Herrick, 0 2-2-2; Baker, 2 0-0-4; McGraw,1 0-0-2 ; Thomas, 0; Gaisford, 0; Mackey, 1 0-0-2 ; T. Mackey 1 1-2-3; Calhoun, 0; Johnson, 0. Totals: 12 7-12-35 .
Norwich: Cierra Sherman,0 ; Hansen, 1 1-2-3; Gabby MIrabito, 0 2-2-2 ; K. Dowdall,3 0-0-8; Kara Evans, 1 0-0-2; K. Seary,1 0-0-2 ; M. Maynard, 1 0-0-3; M. Komendarek, 7 0-0-14; B. Murphy 4 2-2-12; S. Benjamin, 3 3-6-10. Totals:  21 8-12-56.
OHS    10  5  12  8–34
Nor     15  15  5  21-56
Three-point goals: (N) Murphy 2, Dowdall 2, Maynard, Benjamin. (On) Bazdekis 2, Microni 2.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Sherburne-Earlville 66, Clinton 59
SHERBURNE – Sherburne-Earlville coach Kevin Vibbard has said many times that good defense leads to good offense.
After a let’s-forget-about-it first half, the Marauders’ defense arrived in the third quarter as they rallied to beat Clinton in Tuesday night’s Center State Conference division opener.
“We talked at halftime about picking up the intensity,” Vibbard said. “We worked hard, we rotated on defense, we rebounded, and we ran the floor.”
It was an inside-outside amalgamation that led to a 27-4 third stanza turning an 11-point halftime deficit into a 12 point lead.
Sam Tuttle scored eight of his career-high 19 points in the third, Gavin Giroux scored six points on the inside, while Dylan Seymour banged home two threes.
Tuttle finished with 11 rebounds and Giroux eight boards to go with his season-high 18 points. Seymour wound up with his season-high as well netting 14.
“Gavin and Sam played great off each other, and they really dominated the inside tonight,” Vibbard said, whose club improved to 4-1 on the season.
Sherburne-Earlville’s junior varsity notched its fifth straight win to remain unbeaten on the season.
S-E hosts Holland Patent Friday.
SE:  Tyler Rodriguez, 2 0-0-5; Tyler Bigford, 0 0-0-0; Keegan Fredricks, 0; Matt Hull, 2 4-6-8; Dylan Seymour, 5 1-2-14; Ian Fleming, 1 0-0-2; Ian Fredricks, 0; Gavin Giroux, 7 4-6-18; Sam Tuttle, 8 3-4-19. Totals:  25 12-18-66
Clinton:  Casey, 0; Matt Hobika, 10 1-5-26; Brendan D’Oleo, 3 2-2-10; Wilcox, 0; Lee, 0; Burkle, 2 1-2-6; Fritz Gale, 5 0-0-11; Ben Glindinger, 2 2-3-6. Totals:  22 6-12-59
S-E      8   13  27  18–66
Cli.      19  13   4    23-59
Three-point goals: (Cl) Hobika 2, D’Oleo 2, Burkle, Gale, (SE) Seymour 3, Rodriguez.  JV:  Sherburne-Earlville won 46-8.

Greene 49, Oxford 34
OXFORD – Greene swung the momentum of the game in less than a minute.
Trojans guard Jordan Harrington hit a three-point to start the sec0nd half, and after an Oxford miss, Harrington pumped in another three keying a 9-0 spurt.
“We were just dismal in the second half. We couldn’t make a basket,” said Oxford coach Tim Davis.
Davis’ statistics revealed 3-for-26 shooting from the field over the final two quarters. That works out to an 11.5 percent clip, a statistic that doesn’t lend itself to winning basketball.
“We missed layups…we missed everything,” Davis said. “We had just played a great second quarter. We were patient, we were getting good shots, and everyone was contributing. We just didn’t play well in the second half.”
Greene scored 35 of its 49 points over the final two quarters.
Joe Miranda led the way for the victors with 13 points, Harrington netted 12, and Luke Day added 10 markers.
Kevin Davis scored nine to lead the Blackhawks.
Oxford plays at Hancock Friday.
Greene:  Dalton Brower, 2 0-0-4; Jordan Harrington, 4 0-0-12; Coy Austin, 10-0-3; Luke Day, 3 4-4-10; Josh Harrington, 1 0-0-3; Luke Erickson, 1 2-3-5; Mike Walters, 0; Breven Gilmore, 0; Joe Miranda, 6 1-2-13. Totals:  18 7-9-49.
Oxford:   Josh Nelson, 3 1-3-7;  K. Davis, 2 4-4-9; Harry Oliver 1 0-0-2; J. Davis, 1 0-0-3; Damion Maricle, 0; Trent Lyons, 2 0-0-4; Neer, 1 0-0-2; Ehly, 0; Camadine, 0; Crawford, 0; Gonzalez, 3 0-0-7; Tefft, 0. Totals: 13 5-7-34 .
Gr           9   5   17  18–49
Oxf       13  12   5     4-34
Three-point goals:  (G) J. Harrington 4, Austin, Josh Harrington. (O) K. Davis, Gonzalez, J. Davis.

Unadilla Valley 53, Unatego 40
OTEGO – Unadilla Valley leaned on its defense to pick up a road victory over Unatego Tuesday evening.
The Storm picked up 15 steals, and pulled away in the second half allowing just four baskets over the final two quarters.
Ryan Postma scored a game-high 18 points for UV, and he added six steals and three deflections.
“We played much better defense in the second half, and we ran our offense to get good, quality shots,” said UV coach Matt Osborne. “Postma and Hanslmaier had strong second halves as we controlled the tempo and the boards.”
Ethan Grey posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Brett Hanslmaier contributed 11 points and eight boards.
Tyler Simmons and Andrew Jackson handed out four assists apiece.
UV:  Andrew Jackson, 1 0-0-2; Ryan Postma, 6 5-6-18; Geof Keach, 0; Mason Merelo, 0; Ethan Grey, 7 0-0-14; Tyler Simmons, 3 2-3-8; Brett Hansmaier, 5 1-1-11; Marcus Granger, 0; Mason Mickalunas, 0. Totals:  22 8-10–53.
Unat.  Zach Youngs, 3 0-2-6; Cooper Thayer, 0 3-4-3; Jarid Smith, 3 0-0-6;Harris, 0; A. Dunn, 0; Dean Reed, 5 3-4-13; Braeden Beadle, 2 2-4-7; Scott 0; Carey, 0 0-2-0.  Totals: 15 9-16-40.
UV      15  13  15  10-53
Una   10  14  10   6–40
Three-point goals:  (UV) Postma, (U) Beadle.

Delhi 47, Bainbridge-Guilford 38
DELHI – Mike Hurlbert and Conor Gioffe each hit three-pointers in the quarter to allow Delhi to create a double-digit lead in Tuesday’s win over visiting Bainbridge-Guilford.
Ben Branigan had 14 points to pace the Bulldogs – 7 in each half.
Trevor Halaquist scored 10 points to top the Bobcats’ scorers.
B-G: Kyle Rideout, 0; Trevor Halaquist, 4 1-1-10; Decker, 0; Zach Ouimet, 4 0-2-8; S. Jones, 2 1-2-5; Capalupo, 0; Rowe, 0; T. Johnson, 4 1-3-9; A. DeGroat, 3 0-0-6. Totals:  17 3-8-38
Delhi:  Gillespie, 0; J. Simons, 3 0-0-6; B. Branigan, 5 3-5-14; Azkens, 1 0-0-3; McKeegan, 0; M. Hurlbert, 4 0-0-9; Conor Gioffe, 3 2-6-9; C. Brewster, 2 1-2-6. Totals:  18 6 -13-47
BG       9  10   9  10–38
Del      13  14  15  5–47
Three-point goals:  (D) Gioffe, Hurlbert, Branigan, Askens.

BOWLING

Sherburne-Earlville 5, Canastota 0
Sherburne-Earlville’s boys remained unbeaten topping the 3,000-pin mark with a shutout of Canastotat Tuesday.
Will Philhower eclipsed the 700 mark rolling a 701 series that was highlighted by a 255 game. Zach Miles notched a 637 triple to complement Philhower.
“Will, Zach, and Tyler (Coughlin), were great, and Jordan (Mullen) and Nick (Oley) rounded it off with good games to help us get to the 3,000 mark,” said S-E coach Don Philhower. “They guys have been working really hard in practice, and it showed tonight. They made all of the adjustments.”
Honor scores
S-E (3,027):  Jordan Mullen, 202; Nick Oley, 203; Tyler Coughlin, 203; Zach Miles, 243, 206, 637; Will Philhower, 223, 223, 255, 701.
Canastota (2,260):  Robert Roscoe, 222.
JV:  S-E won 5-0.

Norwich boys blank Forks
NORWICH – Dylan Gladstone finished with 247 and 244 games rolling a 642 series to lead Norwich’s boys to a 5-0 shutout win over Chenango Forks.
The Tornado girls suffered a 5-0 setback, however, Tornado kegler Leah Anne Humphrey earned overall match honors for high game (229) and high series (560).
Boys
Norwich 5, Chenango Forks 0
CF (2,229): Gage Hubbard, 202.
Norwich (2,746):  Dustin Rifanburg, 231; Nick Deady, 219; Corey Huggins, 202; Dylan Gladstone, 247,244, 642.
JV:  Norwich won 5-0
Girls
Chenango Forks 5, Norwich 0
Honor scores
CF (2,391):  J. Wallace, 497; L. Hendrickson, 484; Becky Shoemaker, 507.
Norwich (2,005):  LeahAnne Humphrey, 229, 560.
JV:  Norwich won 5-0.

Bernstein set Section IV record

ITHACA – What a start to the season for Norwich senior David Bernstein.
The Norwich indoor track and field athlete set a new Section IV record in the weight throw at Saturday’s Bomber Invitational at Ithaca College.
Bernstein shattered a 3-year-old record with a throw of 57 feet, 10 inches. He is the first athlete in the section to eclipse 50 feet in the weight throw, and his head coach, Shaun Horan, said Bernstein broke the old record with all six of his throws.
“A lot has changed from last year,” Horan said. “We ordered him a weight, so he was able to practice with it over the summer. He was able to get his footwork down, and Coach (Tom) Stoddard has had David do a lot of explosive stuff with his training.”
Bernstein is coming off a banner season last spring when he was one of the top discus and shot put throwers in all of section.
Horan said it was a nice touch at the Bomber Invitational as the meet wound down with the throwing event.
“Indoor meets can be really chaotic because so many events are going on at the same time,” Horan said.  “The meet was basically over except for the eight guys still throwing with David. Everyone on the team was there to watch (David’s) record, so that was kind of neat.”

MAC names scholar-athletes

BAINBRIDGE – Midstate Athletic Conference secretary-treasurer, Greg Warren, announces the 2015 Midstate Athletic Conference scholar-athletes for the 2015 fall sports season. Listed are Chenango County athletes, only:

Afton:  Joe DeVona, cross country; Daphne Knapp, cross country; Alex Alford, field hockey; Joe DeVona, boys’ soccer; Nicole Haynes, volleyball. Tyler King, football; Allison Wylubski, cheerleading; Tim Kelly, golf.
Bainbridge-Guilford:  Rebecca Wlasiuk, cheerleading; Jon Castle, football; Tristan Watford, golf; Daniel Norris, boys’ soccer; Abbi Miller, girls’ soccer; Abi Selfridge, volleyball.
Greene:  Katie Anderson, field hockey; Isaac Hadac, football; Derick Heisler, golf; Brandon Whitaker, boys’ soccer; Grace Retz, girls’ soccer; Nicole Flohr, girls’ swimming; Gloria Stracquadanio, volleyball.
Oxford:  Corey Marshman, football; Genevieve Gorman, girls’ soccer; Samantha Mack, volleyball; Kate Cirello, golf.
Unadilla Valley:  Colby Moore, football; Nathaniel Garry, boys’ soccer; Hunter Lakin, girls’ soccer; Keanna Schrag, volleyball; Abby Avolio, cross country.

Norwich earns top-five state ranking
SYRACUSE – In a release by the New York State Sports Writers Association, the Norwich boys’ basketball team earned a top-five state ranking.
Coming off a tournament championship win over New Hartford earlier this month and a comfortable road win over Owego, the Purple Tornado are presently ranked number five in the Class B poll.
Norwich’s unbeaten record will be put to the test this week with dates against Oneonta and Section III power Jamesville-Dewitt. names scholar athletes

PUBLISHED:  Sunday, Dec. 11-13

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Oxford 42, Elmira Notre Dame 23
OXFORD – Oxford’s adjustments in one week’s time paid big dividends Saturday afternoon.
Losers to Elmira Notre Dame seven days earlier, the Blackhawks controlled tempo and took care of the ball in a 19-point victory.
“We played man defense last week, and this week we played all zone,” said Oxford coach Tim Davis. Davis said his team gave up too much dribble penetration, which allowed for baskets around the rim or kick-out passes to open shooters. “We had to keep the guy in front of us, contest long shots, and make sure we rebound.”
Oxford did all of those things holding END to 22 percent shooting for the night and just one second-half basket.
Josh Nelson led Oxford with 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting. Nelson was often on the receiving end of a Kevin Davis assist.
Davis scored 15 points to go with 13 rebounds and eight steals.
The Blackhawks host Greene on Tuesday.
END:  Shank, 4 1-2-11; Clark, 3 0-0-7; Brown, 1 2-2-5; Cook 0; Raupers, 0; Minch, 0; Wirth, 0; Bauco, 0; Stanley, 0. Totals:  8 3-4-23.
Oxford:   Josh Nelson, 7 2-2-16; K. Davis, 4 6-9-15; Harry Oliver 0 4-4-4; J. Davis, 1 0-0-3; Damion Maricle, 1 0-0-2; Trent Lyons, 1 0-0-2; Neer, 0; Ehly, 0; Camadine, 0; Crawford, 0; Gonzalez, 0; Tefft, 0. Totals:  14 12-15-42.
END     10  8  2  1–23
Oxf. 10  11  6  13-42
Three-point goals: (O) J. Davis, K. Davis. (E) Clark, Shank 2, Brown.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Norwich captures own title

Norwich 45, West Genesee 33
NORWICH – Norwich figured it out on the defensive side of the ball, and that was curtains for West Genesee.
The Purple Tornado surrendered just 18 points over the Section III AA school to capture the 2015 Rentals To Go title Saturday night at Jack Jones Gymnasium.
“I think we just wore them down,” said Norwich coach Josh Bennett. “We just played full-court man defense from the opening tip to the final horn. As the game went on, they started to miss more open jumpers and turn it over a little more.”
Junior center Meghan Komendarek earned most valuable player honors. Komendarek ruled the paint – on both ends of the floor — finishing with a game-high 16 points to go with double figures rebounds.
The Purple Tornado’s Shelby Benjamin and Makenzie Maynard were also named to the all-tournament team.
West Genny grabbed a 15-8 lead in the opening stanza converting a number of baskets in transition. “We were a little sloppy early in the game and gave up some easy baskets,” Bennett said. “We did very well on the defensive end once we shored that up.
“We rotated well on defense, ran the court well, and we made them play up and down the court the whole game.”
Norwich turned the tide in the second quarter. Komendarek scored five points and Kate Dowdall came off the bench to can a big three.
NHS stretched the lead to nine in the third giving up just one bucket to the visitors. Komendarek again scored a pair of baskets on the interior, and Bridget Murphy complemented her teammate banging home a three.
Unbeaten Norwich returns to action Tuesday when it hosts Oneonta.
WG:  Case, 0; Farmer, 1 0-0-3; Bednarski, 0; Campagua, 0; Chawgo, 4 1-1-10; McKenzie Smith, 5 0-1-13; Mello, 0 0-0-0; Lazore, 2 0-0-5; Madison Smith, 0 2-2-2. Totas:  12 3-3-33
Norwich:  Hansen, 0 1-2-1; K. Dowdall, 1 0-0-3; Kara Evans, 1 2-5-4; K. Seary, 1 0-0-2; M. Maynard, 0 2-2-2; M. Komendarek, 6 4-6-16; B. Murphy, 3 3-4-10; S. Benjamin, 3 1-2-7. Totals:  15 13-21-45.
WG     15   6   2   10–33
Nor.    8  13  11  13–45
Three-point goals:  (N) Dowdall, Murphy. (WG) Mc. Smith 3, Farmer, Chawgo, Lazore.

Sherburne-Earlville Tournament
Rome Free Academy 61, Sherburne-Earlville 35
Bainbridge-Guilford 58, Unadilla Valley 27
SHERBURNE – Sherburne-Earlville ran into a buzzsaw Saturday night in the finals of its annual tournament.
RFA’s Tiana Pugh was named the most valuable player after a 23-point night, and teammate Miranda Gifford nailed five three balls en route to 19 points.
Both players did all of their scoring in the first three quarters as RFA built a 56-22 lead.
“They shot the ball really well. I saw them play the night before (against Bainbridge-Guilford), and they didn’t shoot that well,” said S-E coach Karen Mulligan. “Pugh was the focus of our defense, so we obviously didn’t do a good job with that.”
Sherburne-Earlville misfired on a number of close-range shots in the first half. Mulligan said if her team made a few more of those, it might have changed the tone for the second half.
Lilly Berg scored 10 points for S-E and Savannah Irwin netted eight. Both Marauders were named to the all-tournament team.
“Rome Free Academy is a good team, and they’re a ‘AA’ school,” Mulligan said. “It’s not necessarily a bad loss. Our league schedule starts next week, so that’s where our focus is now.”
Bainbridge-Guilford dominated the second half in picking up a 31-point victory in the tourney’s consolation game.
Abi Selfridge scored 10 points in the third quarter, while Megan Palmatier scored three buckets on the inside as the Bobcats stretched their lead to 25 points after an 18-2 outburst.
Selfridge led B-G with a game-high 23 points, while Palmatier scored 12. Selfridge and Becca Reyes were the Bobcats’ all-tournament team selections.
Championship Game
RFA:  Emilee Finley, 3 1-2-8; Selena Campos, 1 0-0-2; Kaylee Holmes, 1 0-0-2; Ana Loso, 0; Erin Reilly, 0; Sharifa Taylor, 0; Emily White, 0; Amanda Wilbert, 1 0-0-2; Miranda Gifford, 5 4-4-19; Hannah Skibitski, 1 0-0-2; Kelsey McCaskill, 0; Tiana Pugh, 7 7-8-23; Brittany Armstrong, 1 0-0-3. Totals:  20 12-14-61.S-E:  Morgan Simpson, 0 1-4-1; Miranda Wright, 2 0-2-4; Lexi Elderkin, 1 0-0-3; Kaitlyn Furner, 0; Savannah Irwin, 2 2-2-8; Emily Stanton, 0 0-2-0; S. Franklin, 0; Crystal Beckwith, 2 2-2-7; Lilly Berg, 4 0-1-10; M. Mullenax, 1 0-0-2. Totals:  12 5-13-35
RFA  19  19  18  5–61
S-E   8   7   7  13-35
Three-point goals:  (RFA) Gifford 5, Pugh 2, Finley, Armstrong. (SE) Berg 2, Irwin 2.
Consolation Game
Bainbridge-Guilford 58, Unadilla Valley 27
UV: Carpenter, 0; Sierra Badger, 1 3-4-6; J. Oglesby, 1 0-0-3; H. Lakin, 1 2-3-4; G. Del Sontro, 0 1-2-1; S. Meade, 3 0-0-6; A. Oglesby, 0; K. Fairchild, 2 0-0-4; E. Anderson, 0; M. Winton, 0; M. Williams, 0; B. Brown, 1 0-3-2; Nogaret, 0; S. Bard, 0. Totals:  9 7-14-27.
B-G     13  15  18  12–58
UVa    10   9   2   6-27
Three-point goals: (UV) Badger, J. Oglesby.  (BG) Kori Thornton 2, B. Reyes.

WRESTLING

Oxford competes at Viking Duals
HOMER – By virtue of a forfeit in the final match of the day, Homer edged out Oxford at the Viking duals Saturday.
The Blackhawks established an early advantage led by Kordell Huntley’s pin at 285 pounds in the lead-off bout.
However, Homer strung together wins over the next three weight classes to regain the advantage.
Picking up pinfall victories for the Blackhawks were Adam Brady (126), Corey Marshman (145), Charlie White (152), and Garett Sylstra (182).
Brendan Gager (120) earned a major decision victory, while Dakota Friedel (195) accepted a forfeit.
Earlier in the tournament, Oxford dispatched Port Byron-Union Springs, 54-36.
Oxford winners:  Kordell Huntley (285) pinned Reno Gaffney;  Brendan Gager (120) dec. Noah Thomas, 14-6; Adam Brady (126) pinned John Denkenberger, 4:35. Corey Marshman (145) pinned Charles Lines, 2:36. Charlie White (152) pinned Collin Cronk, :43. Garett Sylstra (182) pinned Parker Thomas, :40; Dakota Friedel (195) won by fft.
Oxford 54, PB/Union Springs 36
Oxford winners:  Cooper Rice (99) won by fft. Brendan Gager (120) pinned Greg Hawaczyk; Adam Brady (126) pinned Scott Gonyou, :54. ZachTepfenhart (132) pinned Zach Dennis, :55. Darren Law (138) pinned Kyler Hall, :45. Corey Marshman (145) pinned Dillon Wilmarth, :53; Dakota Friedel (195) pinned Aaron Clark, :30; 285:  Kordell Huntley (285) won by fft.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Norwich 78, Owego 63
OWEGO – At less than its best, Norwich still had plenty to outgun Owego Friday night.
Jordan Vinal scored a career-high 20 points, Tre Bonham came off the bench for 19, and Jamison Luke added 16 points for Norwich (4-0), which was playing its first road game of the season.
“We got into early foul trouble, we didn’t play great defense, but we persevered through some adversity and were able to stretch the lead out in the second half,” said Norwich coach Brian Collier. “It was a great learning experience for us.”
Norwich had a season-high 18 turnovers and, uncharacteristically, gave up 15 offensive rebounds to the Indians. “The turnover and offensive rebounds, (Owego) was able to turn those into points,” Collier said. “It was not a good recipe for us.”
Vinal, though, proved a steady hand at point guard. Vinal shot 7-for-11 from the field, while Bonham was firing on all cylinders from the moment he came into the game.
“Jordan played outstanding throughout the game, and we was able to get whatever he wanted when he wanted it,” Collier said. “Tre picked it up tonight where he left off in practice. He was aggressive and ready to play tonight.”
Despite the turnovers and giving up a season-high 63 points, Norwich scored with ease in transition. When it wasn’t in transition, Norwich found openings in the halfcourt led by Luke’s 16 inside points.
Carlos Ithier contributed 11 points in the victory.
Norwich plays at Oneonta (4-1) Wednesday. “We’ll have to play better when we go over there,” Collier said.
Norwich:  Jake Walsh, 1 0-0-2; Pop Veale,  0; Tre Bonham, 7 2-2-19 ; Cameron Edwards, 2 0-1-4 ; Carlos Ithier, 4 2-2-11 ; Dashawn King, 3 0-2-6; Michael Carson, 0; Matt Parrella,  0; Alex Wehrli, 0; Jordan Vinal, 6 7-11-20; Jamison Luke,7 2-2-16 . Totals: 30 13-20-78.
Owego:   Kevin Crossgrove, 0 0-1-0; Robert Shank, 2 2-2-7; Will Gladney, 4 3-5-11; Ethan Ripic, 5 3-4-16; Logan Neira, 2 0-0-4; Cole Paradies, 1 1-4-3; Chris Riley, 5 1-1-11; Simon Davis, 3 7-9-13. Totals:  21 17-26-63.
Norw 18  20  17  23-78
Oweg 14  18  9   22-63
Three-point goals: (N) Bonham 3, Ithier, Vinal. (O) Ripic 3, Shank.

Greene 65, Bainbridge-Guilford 47
GREENE – Greene’s offense caught fire in the middle two periods opening up a 29-point lead in Friday’s home victory over Bainbridge-Guilford.
Leading by just three after one, the Trojans’ Luke Day led the offense over the next two periods scoring all 15 of his points.
Coy Austin, Jordan Harrington, and Mike Walters all contributed three buckets during the same time span.
“We started slow, but played great in the second and third quarters,” said Greene coach Chris Rice. “We still need to work on starting stronger and making good decisions with the ball on a more consistent basis.”
Jordan Harrington added 11 points and Walters scored a season-high 10.
Halaquist three threes in fourth
B-G:  Kyle Rideout, 0; Trevor Halaquist, 5 4-5-17; N. Decker, 0; Zach Ouimet, 0 1-1-1; Sean Jones, 4 4-6-13; A. Capalupo, 0; A. Rowe, 0; Tyler Johnson, 1 0-0-2; Alex DeGroat, 5 4-4-14. Totals: 15 13-16-47
Greene:  Luke Day, 6 3-3-15; Jordan Harrington, 5 0-0-11; M. Walters, 5 0-0-10; Joe Miranda, 3 2-4-8; C. Austin. 3 0-0-8; L. Erickson, 2 0-0-5; Br. Gilmore, 2 0-0-4; B. Kiney, 1 0-0-2; D. Borchardt, 1 0-0-2; D. Brower, 0; Jos. Harrington, 0; A. Brigham, 0; P. Nelson, 0; C. Klecha, 0. Totals: 28 5-7-63.
B-G     6   8  15  18–47
Gre     9   24  25  7-65
Three-point goals: (BG) Halaquist 3, Jones. (G) Harrington, Austin 2, Erickson.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Sherburne-Earlville 62, Unadilla Valley 48
SHERBURNE – Lilly Berg passed the 1,000-point mark for her career as Sherburne-Earlville advanced to the finals of its own tournament on Friday night.
Berg needed 21 for the milestone, and reached that total from the foul line in the third quarter. She finished with 24 for the game, while teammate Savannah Irwin — also closing in on 1,000 career points — led S-E with 25.
The Marauders play for the tournament championship Saturday night at 7:45 p.m.
UV:  Sierra Badger, 7 3-4-19; Julia Oglesby, 3 4-5-10; Hunter Lakin, 2 0-0-4; G. Del Sontro, 0; Shelby Meade, 2 0-2-4; K. Fairchild, 1 1-2-3; E Anderson, 1 0-0-2; M. Winton, 0 0-2-0; M. Williams, 2 0-0-4; B. Brown, 1 0-2-2. Totals: 19 8-17-48.
S-E: Morgan Simpson 1 1-2-3; Wright, 0 1-2-1; Elderkin, 0; K. Furner, 3 0-2-6; Savannah Irwin, 8 7-12-25; Stanton, 0 1-2-1; Beckwith, 0; Berg, 4 16-20-24; Mullenax, 0. Totals:  17 16-40-62
UV      11  15   9  13-48
S-E      14   15   25  8-62
Three-point goals: (UV) Badger 2. (SE) Irwin 2.

Norwich 68, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill 28
NORWICH – Norwich overwhelmed  V-V-S from the outset to advance to the finals of the Rentals to Go Tournament Friday night.
NHS raced to a 43-15 halftime advantage with Makenzie Maynard scoring 12 points, Meg Komendarek netting nine, and Kara Evans eight off the bench.
Maynard led Norwich with 14 points, Komendarek had 13, and Evans 12.
Norwich plays West Genesee in the championship game Saturday at 7:45 p.m.
VVS: De Paul, 0; Kider, 3 2-4-8; Joanis, 0; Thieme, 0; D’Agostino, 0 1-2-1; Ho John, 0; Pitman, 1 3-7-5; Field, 6 2-4-14. Totals:  10 8-17-28.
Norwich: Sherman, 2 0-0-4; Hansen, 1 0-2-2; Mirabito, 1 0-0-3; K. Dowdall, 3 0-0-7; K. Evans, 5 2-6-12; Seary, 3 0-0-6; M. Maynard, 6 0-2-14; M. Komendarek, 5 3-4-13; B. Murphy, 2 2-2-7; S. Benjamin, 0 0-2-0; S. Gage, 0. Totals:  28 7-16-68.
VVS    11   4    6  7-28
Nor.    23  20  17  8–68
Three-point goals: (N) Maynard 2, Dowdall, Mirabito, Murphy.

Laurens 55, Oxford 17
(Thursday)
Oxford:  Sara Hodge, 0; Kylie Roys, 1 1-2-3; L. Kriz, 0; J. Jurrer, 0; L. Karn, 1 0-0-3; Diamond, 2 0-0-4; H. Ryan, 0 1-2-1; R. Ehly, 0 1-2-1; Seiler, 1 0-0-3; Tefft, 1 0-1-2. Totals:  6 3-7-17.
Laurens: Rachel Soucia, 3 1-2-10; Faulkner, 1 0-0-2; Laing, 3 0-2-8; Johnson, 1 0-0-2; Taylor Kessler, 10 1-4-21; Charlotte Lee, 5 1-1-14; Dutcher, 0; Kabana, 0. Totals:  24 3-9-55.
Oxf.    0   2   8   7–17
Laur.  16   12   15  13-55
Three-point goals:  (O) Karn, Seiler, (L) Lee 3, Soucia.

BOWLING

Norwich boys top Oneonta
NORWICH – Dylan Gladstone topped the 200 mark in every game finishing with a match-high 655 series in Norwich’s 5-0 sweep of Oneonta.
Gladstone capped his day with a 247 series.
The Tornado girls fell by a 4-1 count losing the last two games. LeahAnne Humphrey’s 461 series led Norwich.
Boys
Norwich 5, Oneonta 0
NHS (2,678): Zack Clipston, 207; Dylan Gladstone, 202, 206, 247, 655; Dustin Rifanburg, 234.
Oneonta (1,828):  No honor scores.
Girls
Oneonta 4, Norwich 1
Norwich (1,848): LeahAnn Humphrey, 181, 461.
Oneonta (1,985): Abigail Loucks, 200,183,506;; Emily Loucks, 199, 483.

Norwich takes Schwan tourney

NORWICH – If Norwich was looking for a statement victory, it found it Tuesday night in emphatic fashion.
In a rematch of last year’s Class B semifinal playoff game, Norwich avenged the defeat – and then some – blasting Chenango Valley 69-31 at Jack Jones Gymnasium Tuesday night.
This one, indeed, was a statement worthy of three exclamation points.
“We definitely came out with a purpose to play hard, and we wanted to play hard the whole game,” said Norwich coach Brian Collier. “Not just play hard for a half or three quarters, but the whole game as a unit. We definitely gave a great effort.”
Norwich’s offense struggled through most of the first two quarters, but thankfully, the defense was doing its job limiting the Warriors to just 12 first-half points.
Defensive standouts, Cameron Edwards and Jordan Vinal, were assigned to defend the Warriors’ top scoring threats, Mark Mullins and Caleb Hertzog respectively. CV’s duo was averaging well over 30 combined points per game thus far, but managed just 12 total points on this evening.
“Cameron gave yet another great effort, and Jordan played very well. Too. on defense,” Collier said.
Norwich found its offensive stride in the second half when it determined that more patience was needed against the Chenango Valley zone defense.
Carlos Ithier, held to just two points in first half, canned a three ball early in the third to kickstart the Norwich offense. Ithier had seven points in the quarter, Jamison Luke netted six of his game-high 15, and Luke was also responsible for outlet passes that led to three transition layups for Norwich.
“Between the six-minute mark and about the three-minute mark, we were able to stretch the lead from about 15 to 25,” Collier said. “We got stops on defense, and we were able to get out and transition for easy baskets.”
Ithier and Vinal reached double figures scoring as well netting 10 apiece.
Norwich’s JV team picked up a 42-31 victory in the night’s prelim. JT Vinal had 12 points and 10 boards, and Zach Race scored 10 points to go with six rebounds.
The Purple Tornado (3-0) play at Owego (1-1) Friday night.
CV:  Matt Molesky, 0; Kevin Grady, 0; Caleb Hertzog, 4 0-0-8; Nick Ostrom, 2 0-0-5; Owen Klepfer, 1 0-3-2; Austin Schlicht, 1 0-1-2; Mark Mullins, 1 2-4-4; Alex Irving, 0; Assas Murreld, 1 0-0-2; Nate Carey, 0 0-2-0. Totals: 13 4-13-31
Norwich:  Jake Walsh,  2 0-2-4; Pop Veale,  2 2-2-7; Tre Bonham, 1 0-0-3 ; Cameron Edwards, 1 0-0-2; Carlos Ithier, 4 1-1-10; Dashawn King, 3 1-1-8; Michael Carson, 1 0-0-2; Matt Parrella,  2 0-0-4; Alex Wehrli, 1 2-2-4; Jordan Vinal, 4 1-1-10; Jamison Luke, 7 1-1-15. Totals: 28 9-11-69 .
CVa       9   3   11   8–31
Norw.   14   8  25  22–69
Three-point goals: (N) Veale, Bonham, Ithier, King, (CV) Ostrom. JV:  Norwich won 42-31.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

Unadilla Valley 65, Waterville 62
WATERVILLE – Playing its fourth game in five days, Unadilla Valley withstood a furious Waterville rally to even its mark at 2-2 on the season Tuesday night.
UV’s three-pronged offensive attack of Brett Hanslmaier, Ryan Postma, and Andrew Jackson helped the Storm build a 15-point lead after three quarters.
Jackson had seven in the last quarter, Postma hit six free throws over the final eight minutes, and Hanslmaier chipped in with two buckets to stem the host club’s momentum.
Hanslmaier and Postma each scored 19 in the win, and Jackson, just a freshman scored 17.
Waterville made seven of its eight three-pointers in the final quarter scoring 31 points in the last stanza to double its point total.
UV:  Andrew Jackson, 7 1-3-17; Ryan Postma, 5 7-11-19; Geoff Keach,  0 ; Mason Merlo, 0 ; Ethan Grey,  2 2-4-6; Tyler Simmons 1 2-2-4; Matt Turner, 0; Brett Hanslmaier,  9 1-2-19; Marcus Granger, 0 Mason Mickalunas,  0. Totals: 24 13-22-65.
Wat. Brandon English, 4 0-0-12; Keith Prindle, 0 1-2-1; Matt Batison, 5 3-4-13; Isaiah Spooner, 6 1-3-14; Kyle Timian, 1 0-2-3; Hunter Brown, 1 0-0-3; Nick Salm 2 0-0-5; Nate Murray, 0 1-2-1; Sam Tower, 2 0-0-4; Airen Yager, 1 3-6-5. Totals:  22  10-19-62
UV      14   16   15   18-65
Wat.     7   12   12   31-62
Three-point goals:  (UV) Jackson 2, Postma 2. (W) English 4, Spooner, Timian, Brown, Salm.

G-MU 55, Morris 50
COPES CORNERS — G-MU didn’t come close to beating Morris last season.
Clearly the tide has changed in one season.
The Raiders’ Nate O’Hara and Mickenson Clune both finished with double-doubles lifting their club to a win over the Mustangs Tuesday night.
O’Hara pumped in 20 points — keyed by four three balls – and grabbed 10 rebounds. Clune, a sophomore, chipped in with 15 points and 12 boards. G-MU point guard Hunter Lockwood added nine points and five assists.
The Raiders controlled the fourth quarter after trading leads with Morris through the first 24 minutes.
Morris:  Matt Murphy, 5 2-2-15; Brent Wist, 0 0-0-0; Sam Ernst, 0 0-0-0; Nick Hill, 2 0-0-5; Mike Murphy, 4 3-3-11; Ryan Morlock, 5 0-0-15; Robert Child, 0 2-2-2; Connor Bjorvand, 0 2-2-2. Totals:  16 9-9-50.
G-MU:  Hunter Lockwood, 2 5-8-9; Matt Lyons, 0 0-0-0; Dylan Nichols, 1 2-2-5; Matt Delaney, 0 0-0-0; Andrew Baker, 1 0-0-2; Ethan Butts, 2 0-0-4; Mickenson Clune, 7 1-8-15; Nate O’Hara, 5 6-7-20. Totals: 18 14-25-55.
Morris           11   11  16  12-50
G-MU           14  11  12  18–55
Three-point goals:  (M) Morlock 5, Matt Murphy 3, Hill, (G) O’Hara 4, Nichols.

captures Schwan tourney

 

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