Local Sports Roundup: Dec. 17-23

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Dec. 23

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Johnson City 84, Norwich 81 (4 OT)
JOHNSON CITY – This one might be an early candidate for Section IV basketball’s game of the year.
In a contest highlighted by clutch shots and big plays, Johnson City survived a last-second shot attempt from Norwich to hang on for a three-point victory in four overtimes Wednesday.
Yes, you read that right.  Four overtimes.
“It’s the best game I’ve been a part of. Unbelievable,” said Norwich 7th-year head coach Josh Bennett.
Asked to sum up the biggest plays of the game, Bennett said:  “There were about 25 of them.”
The loss was Norwich’s first this season, but the Tornado didn’t make it easy on the Wildcats at all.  JC hit big shots at the end of the first and second overtime to extend the game.
Vivian Ladd drained a fall-away bank shot to knot up the contest and force extra period number two. In second OT, dazzling point guard Angie Yarborough pumped in a jump shot to force the third extra session.
The dramatics flipped to Norwich’s side at the end of the third OT period when senior Bridget Murphy swished a three ball off a set play to set up the final overtime.
Norwich had the ball at the end of the fourth OT, but was unable to summon another clutch bucket. “I’m disappointed and devastated for my kids, because in every overtime, we had the lead with a minute and a half or two minutes to go,” Bennett said.  “To be honest, I don’t know how my kids were standing at the end of the game, or how their kids (Johnson City) were standing.”
Yarborough, who had 16 points in the victory, was clearly the difference-maker for JC. “She’s an electric player,” Bennett said. “She makes them 35 points better.”
Meghan Komendarek had a game-high 22 points for Norwich before fouling out late in the fourth overtime, while Murphy scored a career-high 20.
“I can’t think of any player (for us) that got on the floor tonight who didn’t make an impact,” Bennett said.
Norwich:  T. Hansen, 4 0-0-8; Dowdall, 0; Evans, 1 1-2-3; K. Seary, 4 0-0-8; M. Maynard, 3 5-7-11; Meghan Komendarek, 8 6-8-22; Bridget Murphy, 8 2-5-20; Shelby Benjamin, 3 2-4-9. Totals:  31 16-26-81.
JC:  Glory Thomas, 4 0-0-10; Morgan Chilson, 6 0-0-18; MollyBurdick, 6 0-2-12; Sedlacker, 0; Stetts, 4 0-3-8; Angie Yarborough, 3 9-16-16; Bradham, 2 1-5-6; Weiss, 1 0-0-2; Vivian Ladd, 4 7-8-15. Totals:  29  17-34-84
Score by quarters    (OT aggregate)
Norwich  13   16    9   13  30-81
JCity       12   15   11  13  33-84
Three-point goals: (JC) Chilson 6, Yarborough, Thomas 2, (N) Murphy 2, Benjamin.

WRESTLING

Norwich 55, Chenango Forks 27
CHENANGO FORKS – Just as it did last weekend at the Owego Duals, Norwich had a convincing and decisive answer to a loss.
“After the Vestal match (last weekend) we came out like a house of fire, and we did that again tonight,” said Norwich coach Bob Hagenbuch. “That one hurt last night, so It was nice to see the guys bounce back.”
Jakob Franklin moved up to 195 pounds to start the match, and grabbed a second-period pin over Jacob Gould in 2:33. “That was a huge win to set the tone for the match,” Hagenbuch said. “Jake has worked hard in the wrestling room, and his confidence is growing.”
The usual suspects for Norwich picked up victories for Norwich. Eli Rodriguez (106) remained unbeaten with a pin; Dalen Geislinger (126) won by decision, Zach Mills claimed a major decision at 132, Ty Rifanburg received a forfeit at 138, and Cole Rifanburg notched a pin in the first period at 145 pounds, and Nick Murphy rounded out a terrific string of victories for NHS with a pin.
Gaining respect in defeat was Dusten Marvin at 160, who lost a tight 6-4 decision to Forks’ Jeremiah Allen. “Allen is a tough competitor and a tough opponent,” Hagenbuch said. “Dusten saved us team points only losing by two.”
Perhaps the most satisfying win of the evening was garnered by Brennan Slater at 170. Slater avenged two prior losses to Mike Riggins sticking Riggins in 5:39.
“Brennan went after him,” Hagenbuch said. “It doesn’t matter if Brennan is wrestling the number one seed or the last seed. He thinks he’s going to win. That’s what I love about him.”
Norwich is idle until the Windsor Christmas Tournament next Monday and Tuesday.
Results
195:  Jake Franklin (N) pinned Josh Gould, 2:33. 220:  Zane  Burns pinned Dakota Hall, 1:49. 285:  Cole Wiggins (N) lost to Dustin Gould by pin, 1:50. 99: Mikey Squires (N) won by fft. 106:  Eli Rodriguez (N) pinned Jacob Bogue, 1:25. 113: Nick Glanille (N) pinned Gabby Reyes, :42. 120:  Cristobal Cabello lost to Pat Borelli (JC) by pin, :52. 126: Dalen Geislinger d. Chris Borrelli, 11-5. 132: Zach Mills (N) dec. Justin Rouse, 13-4. 138: Ty Rifanburg (N) won by fft. 145:  Cole Rifanburg (N) pinned Jacob Topa, :38. 152:  Nick Murphy (N) pinned Braxton Stoutmoran, 3:36. 160:  Dusten Marvin (N)  lost to Jeremiah Allen (CF), 6-4. 170:  Brennan Slater (N) pinned Mike Riggins, 5:39.  182:  Chris Pohlhamus won by fft.
JV:  120:  Seth Wessels (N) won by pin over Zach Burton, 3:50. 145: Keegan Wright  (N) lost to Nate Valla, 3:58.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Unatego 57, Oxford 40
OXFORD – A poor shooting performance combined with Unatego’s strong second half sent Oxford to its fourth loss of the season Wednesday night.
After the Blackhawks (3-4) closed to within three early in the third, Unatego’s Braeden Beadle led his team on an offensive surge.
“We came out and pressed in the third and got some turnovers, but then that stopped working,” said Oxford coach Tim Davis. “A couple times we gave up easy baskets, and they shot the ball in the second half better than they have been shooting all season.”
Beadle had 11 of his team-high 17 points in the third with a traditional three-point play paired with two three-pointers.
Oxford finished 12-for-47 from the field from inside the three-point arc with Davis citing 14 missed layup-area shots.
“We did not make the easy shots, and a couple of times our defense was not functioning well,” Davis said. “We did not play well.”
Kevin Davis scored 19 points to lead Oxford, which plays Whitney Point Dec. 29 at the Greene Tournament.
Unatego:  Zach Youngs, 2 0-1-4; Cooper Thayer, 1 0-0-2; J. Smith, 4 1-6-10; Dean Reed, 5 2-2-12; Braeden Beadle, 5 5-5-17; Derek Beames, 4 1-2-0; Z. Carey, 1 0-0-3. Totals:  22 9-16-57.
Oxford:  Damion Maricle, 2 0-0-4; Jason Davis, 0; Josh Nelson 1 1-2-3; Rece Camadine, 2 0-0-4; A. Crawford, 0; Trenton Lyons, 1 1-2-3; Angelo Gonzalez, 0 2-2-2; Steven Ehly, 0; Kevin Davis, 7 3-4-19; Harry Oliver 2 0-0-5. Totals:  15 7-10-40.
Unat   10  12 22  13–57
Oxfo     9   7  14   10–40
Three-point goals: (U) Beadle 2, Carey, Smith. (O) K. Davis 2, Oliver.

Dec. 22

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Norwich 90, Johnson City 79
NORWICH – Norwich coach Brian Collier believed Johnson City was the best team in Section IV.
Collier may need to reassess his rankings.
Norwich rebounded from last weekend’s 25-point loss to Jamesville-Dewitt becoming the first section team to beat the Wildcats this season.
Jordan Vinal poured in a career-high 33 points for Norwich. Vinal was clutch from the foul line making 12 of 12 in the final eight minutes and 16 points overall in the fourth.
Carlos Ithier had his third straight 20-point night finishing with 21.
“I felt Johnson City was the best team in Section IV, and nothing that happened tonight takes away from that assumption,” Collier said. “They are so talented, they’re athletically gifted, and they have guys that can make shots.”
Yes, but certainly Norwich is no slouch in those categories, either.
Late in the game, Norwich made a critical defensive stop – one of the few must-haves on defense all night.
JC had the ball under its basket needing a three to tie. Patrick Garey received the inbounds pass, but was unable to get off a shot thanks to the defensive effort of Tornado junior guard Tre Bonham.
Norwich forced a miss, and then hit two free throws on the other end to make it a two-possession game with less than two minutes to play.
“All night we talked about getting defensive stops, and we had a hard time doing that,” Collier said. “We changed our defense in the fourth quarter to slow them down and force them to think about it more. Our guys executed that to perfection.”
Vinal is Norwich’s first 30-point scorer in six seasons, and he did so on just 14 shots from the field.  “Jordan doesn’t take a lot of shots, but the ones that he does are good shots,” Collier said. “He overcame his struggles from the Jamesville-Dewitt game, and you can see his confidence growing.”
Norwich (6-1) is idle the next two weeks before resuming its STAC league schedule. Collier said this may not be the last time his club sees Johnson City.
“I haven’t seen all of the teams from the West, but I wouldn’t be surprised if these two teams are playing for the STAC championship,” he said.
Norwich:  Jake Walsh 2 0-1-5; Tre Bonham, 3 5-8-12; Cameron Edwards, 2 1-2-5; Carlos Ithier, 8 4-7-21; Dashawn King, 3 0-1-6; Matt Parrella, 0; Jordan Vinal, 9 13-13-33; Jamison Luke, 2 4-6-8. Totals:  29 27-38-90.
JC:  Hector Lopez, 0; Stephen McDonald, 1 0-1-3; Shafeez Hisea, 9 2-2-20; Jake Thompson 0 1-2-1; Patrick Garey, 6 0-0-16; Ken Johns, 8 3-4-21; Dominic Nadz, 3 1-2-8; Brandon Holliday, 3 0-2-6; Dashawn Bradburg, 1 0-0-2.
NHS    18   18  21  33-90
JCi.      21  19  21  18–79
Three-point goals:  (JC) Garey 4, McDonald, Johns 2, Nadz.  (N) Bonham, Ithier, Walsh, Vinal 2.

Greene 56, Deposit 45
GREENE – Fast out of the gates, Greene built a nine-point lead after one period en route to its fourth straight victory Monday night.
The win also stretched the Trojans’ Midstate Athletic Conference mark to 4-0 as well.
“We’re winning game with our defense,” said Greene coach Chris Rice. “We’re still having some trouble on the offensive end, but we shot 86 percent from the free throw line tonight.”
Luke Day and Jordan Harrington had 19 and 18 points in that order to lead Greene. Harrington scored seven in the third quarter to hold off Deposit, and Day along with Joe Miranda scored seven in the final quarter.
Miranda iced the victory hitting 5 of 5 free throws.
Deposit:  Keefe, 0; Anderson, 1 4-8-6; Ronnie Ballard, 9 2-2-20; Curtis, 1 0-0-2; Cardew 3 1-1-7; Tarbox, 1 0-0-3; Santamaria, 0; Schaeffer, 3 1-1-7; Wank, 0; Pettersen, 0. Totals:  18 8-12-45.
Greene:  Dalton Brower, 2 0-0-4; Jordan Harrington, 6 3-4-18; Luke Day, 8 2-2-19; Josh Harrington, 0; Luke Erickson, 1 0-0-2; Mike Walters, 1 0-0-2; Breven Gilmore, 1 2-2-4; Joe Miranda, 1 5-5-7. Totals:  20 12 -13-56
Deps. 11   10  16   8-45
Gre.    20   6  12  13–56
Three-point goals (D) Tarbox.  (G) Jor. Harrington 3, Day.

G-MU 59, Bainbridge-Guilford 52
BAINBRIDGE – Less than a month into the season, G-MU is well on its way to doubling or tripling its three wins from a season ago.
The Raiders dug out of a 10-point hole in the first quarter to rally for the non-division win Monday at Bainbridge-Guilford.
Nate O’Hara, Ethan Butts, Andrew Backer, and Hunter Lockwood led a second-half charge in which the Raiders held a 37-24 advantage.
O’Hara had nine of his team-high 17 after halftime, Butts contributed four buckets, Baker hit a pair of threes, and Lockwood scored seven of his 11.
Butts and Mickenson Clune totaled 10 points apiece giving G-MU four players in double figures scoring.
B-G was led by Sean Jones’ 15 points. Trevor Halaquist tacked on 12.
GMU:  Hunter Lockwood, 3 3-5-11; Dylan Nichols, 0; Andrew Baker, 2 0-0-6; Matt Delaney, 1 2-2-5; Ethan Butts, 5 0-0-10; Mickenson Clune, 5 0-0-10; Nate O’Hara, 5 6-6-17. Totals:  21 11-13-59
B-G: Kyle Rideout, 2 0-0-6; Trevor Halaquist, 3 4-4-12; Nick Decker, 0; Zach Ouimet, 3 0-0-6; Sean Jones, 6 1-2-15; Trevor Johnson, 2 1-2-5; Alex DeGroat, 2 4-6-8. Totals:  18  10-14-52.
GMU  10  12  19  18–59
B-G     20   8   11  13–52
Three-point goals: (G) Lockwood 2; Baker 2, Delaney, O’Hara. (BG) Rideout 2 Halaquist 2, Jones 2.

WRESTLING

Johnson City 39, Norwich 37
JOHNSON CITY – Norwich coach Bob Hagenbuch will remember Tuesday night’s dual meet at Johnson City as the one that got away.
The Wildcats parlayed three pins in the latter third of the match into a two-point win over the Purple Tornado. “Losing by only two really stings,” Hagenbuch said. “It’s the one loss you never forget as a coach.”
Norwich was buoyed early on when Cole Rifanburg (145) earned a 2-1 decision over highly regarded Tyler Brazinski.
Back-to-back forfeit wins for NHS’s Mike Squires (99) and Eli Rodriguez (106) gave the Tornado matmen a 31-30 lead.
At 113 pounds, Chance Ruland built a big lead through two periods over NHS’s Nick Glanville, and withstood Glanville’s takedown clinic in the final period to hang on for a 14-12 victory.
JC acquired its decisive pins at 220, 285, and 120 pounds — all spots where Norwich is extremely inexperienced on the varsity level. “We just can’t give up the pins. We give up just one pin, we win the dual,” Hagenbuch said.
Picking up pinfall wins for Norwich were Brennan Slater at 170 pounds and Jake Franklin at 182 pounds.
Norwich wrestles at Chenango Forks Wednesday.
Results
132:  Ty Rifanburg (N) dec. Tim Reed, 10-2. 138:Isaiah Colgan (JC) pinned Zach Mills, 4:43. 145:  Cole Rifanburg (N) dec. Tyler Brazinski, 2-1. 152: Corey McCormick (JC) dec. Dusten Marvin, 10-7. 160:  Justin Bidwell (JC) dec. Nick Murphy, 5-2. 170:  Brennan Slater (N) pinned Devin Costick, 5:54. 182:  Jake Franklin (N) pinned John McPeek, 3:27. 195:  David Kennedy (JC) won by fft. 220:  Daniel Guillaume pinned Cole Wiggins, :51. 99:  Mike Squires (N) won by fft. 106:  Eli Rodriguez (N) won by fft.  113:  Chance Ruland (JC) dec. Nick Glanville, 14-12. 120:  John Vasquez (JC) pin Cris Cabellero, :29:  126:  Dalen Geislinger (N) pinned Calib Casteline, :17.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Sherburne-Earlville 62, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill 58
SHERBURNE – Savannah Irwin had the best scoring night in Sherburne-Earlville girls’ basketball history.  And the Marauders need every point.
Irwin matched her own school record with eight three-pointers as she finished with a school-record 40 points.
“I don’t think she took any bad shots tonight,” said S-E coach Karen Mulligan. “She was in the zone early on, so when someone is shooting like that, you give them the green light.”
Irwin had all eight of her treys in the first three quarters — and 33 of her points –staking her club to a 15-point lead over the well regarded Red Devils.
“They are an athletic team with girls that can get to the rim,” Mulligan said. “They got back into it in the fourth, but we made stops when we needed them.”
Irwin scored her remaining points from the foul line to help her team hold on. Lilly Berg added 11 points in the victory.
“We spent a lot of energy the night before coming back, so that was a concern,” Mulligan said. “We just came out of a five-game stretch over the last week and a half, and we won all five games. That was huge for us going into Christmas break.”
The Marauders play Hamilton Monday.
VVS:  Kyleigh DePaul, 2 0-0-5; Alexa Kiser, 5 3-3-13; Joenis, 0; Thieme, 4 0-0-8; Kaitlyn Reader, 7 5-5-21; Hojohn, 0; Pitman, 2 0-0-5; Field, 3 0-0-6. Totals:  23 8-8-58.
S-E: Morgan Simpson, 0; Miranda Wright, 0 2-4-2; Lexi Elderkin, 3 0-07; Furner, 0 1-2-1; Savannah Irwin, 12 8-12-40; Emily Stanton, 0 1-2-1; Shay Franklin, 0; Crystal Beckwith, 0; Lilly Berg, 2 7-8-11. Totals:  17 19-28-62.
S-E:     13   16   21   12-62
VVS      8   15   12  23–58
Three-point goals: (V) Kaitlyn Reader 2, Kayleigh Depaul, Terese Pitman. (SE) Savannah Irwin 8, Lexi Elderkin

Greene 41, Deposit 35
GREENE – On a night when its offense struggled, the Trojans just enough offense to rally past Deposit Tuesday night.
Greene closed the game on a 16-3 run after trailing 32-25 early in the fourth quarter.  Most of those points came from the foul line as Greene went 12-for-14 from the charity stripe during the spurt.
“We’ve been struggling from the line all season,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton. “We did a lot of foul shooting in practice yesterday, and I told (the team) that at some point we would have to make free throws in a close game. I didn’t know that would happen the next day, but I’m glad we executed at the line tonight.”
Greene scored 10 straight points from the foul line to take a two-point lead, and freshman McKenna Sergi’s driving bucket upped the lead to four. Alyssa Sands finished off the scoring with two more points.
Katie Carey led Green with 16 points, eight of those coming from the foul line in the final quarter. Nicole Flohr contributed seven points and seven rebounds.
Deposit:  Kassi Cook, 5 4-7-17; Ballard, 1 0-2-2; Martin, 2 1-5-6; Rynewson, 2 0-0-6; Whitehead, 0 0-2-0; Seymour, 2 0-0-4. Totals:  13 5-16-35
Greene:  McKenna Sergi, 2 2-2-6; Brown, 0; Alyssa Sands, 1 3-3-5; Montelione, 1 1-2-3; Klecha, 0; Nicole Flohr, 2 3-6-7; Borchardt, 0; Platta, 0; Katie Carey, 3 8-10-16; Emma Smith, 0; M. Brown, 2 0-0-4. Totals:  11 17-23-41.
Dep.   11   9   7   8–35
Gr.      15   5   5  16-41
Three-point goals:  (G) Carey 2, (D) Cook 3, Martin.

Unatego 52, Oxford 25
OXFORD – Unatego scored the majority of its first-half points from the foul line, and on defense it forced 27 Oxford turnovers in the opening two quarters in Tuesday’s road victory over the Blackhawks.
Bailey Faulkner scored 16 points to lead the Spartans, while Hazel Haehnel and Megan Faulkner netted nine apiece.
“When you turn the ball over as many times as we did in the first half, you cannot win games,” said Oxford coach Chris Palmer. “That and the foul shots were the story of the game.”
Faulkner scored 10 of her points after halftime breaking loose for open spot-up jumpers. “Unatego started to spread the ball around better in the second half and shot it better,” Palmer said. “Faulkner found open spots and was able to knock down shots.”
Hannah Ryan scored seven to lead Oxford. The Blackhawks host Walton Tuesday,
Unatego:  Cassidy Frazier, 1 0-0-2; Cerar, 0; Carey, 1 0-0-2; Bailey Faulkner,6 4-7-16; Megan Faulkner, 2 5-8-9; Sam Pikaard, 1 3-4-6; Emily Slawson, 1 0-0-2; Hezel Haehel, 2 5-8-9; Walker, 1v1-2-3; Barker, 0 1-2-1; Sullivan, 1 0-0-2. Totals:  16 19-31-52
Oxford: Sara Hodge, 0; Kylie Roys, 0 0-2-0; Jackie Murrer, 0; Leah Karn, 1 0-0-2; K. Dimond, 2 2-2-6; Hannah Ryan, 2 2-9-7; Raigen Ehly, 3 0-2-6; Rachel Seiler, 1 0-0-2;Martinez, 0; Johnson, 0; R. Tefft, 1 0-0-2. Totals: 10 4-15-25.
Unat   14  7   15  14–52
Oxf       7  4   11   3–25
Three-point goals: (U) Pickaard, (O) Ryan.

Unatego 40, G-MU 15
OTEGO – Unatego held G-MU to just one bucket in the first half in Monday night’s non-league victory over the Raiders.
Sam Pikaard scored a game-high 15 points for the Spartans to match G-MU’s total scoring output.
GMU: Elaina Palada, 1 0-0-2; Banks, 0; Lull, 0; Jocelyn Duncan, 2 2-4-6; Kelsey Ross, 2 2-5-7; Jillian Butts, 0 0-2-0; M. Hammond, 0. Totals: 5 4-13-15.
Unatego:  Cassidy Frazier, 1 0-2-2; Cerar, 1 0-0-2; Carey, 0; Bailey Faulkner, 1 1-2-3; Megan Faulkner, 2 2-5-6; Sam Pikaard, 7 0-0-15; Emily Slawson, 1 0-0-2; Hezel Haehel, 1 2-2-4; Walker, 1 2-2-4; Barker, 1 0-0-2; Sullivan, 0 0-2-0. Totals:  16 7-15-40.
GMU  0   2   6   7-15
Unat.  10  9 13  8-40
Three-point goals: (G) Ross. (U) Pikaard.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Unadilla Valley 52, Walton 45
NEW BERLIN – Unadilla Valley’s strong first half proved just enough in Tuesday’s victory over Walton.
Tyler Simmons rained down a trio of three balls in the second quarter sparking his club to a 28-17 halftime advantage.
The Storm stumbled in the third quarter giving away most of its lead before settling in during the fourth. Ryan Postma and Brett Hanslmaier had nine points over final quarter.
“We played well in spurts, but we need to keep our level of intensity and not let teams back in it,” said UV coach Matt Osborne. “We executed at the end and made our free throws.”
Hanslmaier led UV with 16 points, while Postma and Simmons split 20 points down the middle.
Walton:  Blake Hitt, 5 1-1-14; Shane Merwin, 1 0-0-2; Hanley, 0; Tim Vandermark, 1 0-0-3; Alex Sorochinsky, 3 0-0-7; Alex Tweedie, 4 3-4-14; Justin Beers, 0 3-6-3; G. Griffin, 1 0-0-2. Totals:  15 7-12-45.
UV:  Andrew Jackson 1 2-2-4; Ryan Postma, 2 6-8-10; Geoff Keach, 0; Ethan Grey, 2 2-2-6; Tyler Simmons, 3 1-4-10; Brett Hanslmaier, 6 4-7-16; Marcus Granger, 0; Mason Mikalunas, 3 0-0-6. Totals: 17 15-23-52.
Wal     6    11   18  10–45
UV     12   16   10  14–52
Three-point goals:  (W) Hitt 3, Vandermark, Tweedie 3, Sorchinsky (UV) Simmons 3.

Bainbridge-Guilford 60, Harpursville 46
HARPURSVILLE – The pregame speech struck a chord with B-G sophomore Trevor Halaquist.
Halaquist scored 16 of his career-high 38 points in the fourth quarter as the Bobcats completed a furious rally Tuesday night at Harpursville.
“We really talked about (Trevor) and Sean (Jones) trying to pick up a little on offense,” said B-G coach Greg Warren of his directives toward his two top scorers. “That happened.”
What also happened was a complete turnaround on defense. After surrendering 32 points and falling behind by 16 at the break, B-G contained Harpursville’s top scorer Payton Dean, and virtually shut out the rest of the squad.
“Our defense really was the difference,” Warren said, whose club held a 44-14 advantage in the second half. “We weren’t challenging team, but we came out and made a strong effort as a team.”
Jones added 11 points to the Bobcats’ scoring, and Pete Ouimet was noted by Warren for his tremendous defense.
With the win, B-G evened its MAC record at 2-2.
B-G:  Kyle Rideout, 1 1-1-4; Trevor Halaquist, 13 6-11-38; Decker, 0; Pete Ouimet, 2 0-0-4; Sean Jones, 5 1-2-11; Tyler Johnson, 0 1-2-1; Alex DeGroat, 1 0-0-2. Totals:  22 9-16-60.
Harp. Paugh, 1 0-0-2; Karanka, 1 0-0-2; Rouse, 0; Hendrickson, 1 0-0-3; Villano 2 3-5-7; Finnegan, 2 2-2-6; Clapper, 0; Lippert, 0 0-2-0; Payton Dean 9 8-14-26. Totals:  16 13-23-46
B-G     12   4   20  24-60
Harp   17   15  6   8–46
Three-point goals:  (BG) Halaquist 6, Rideout. (H) Hendrickson.

Dec. 21

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Sherburne-Earlville 74, New York Mills 68
NEW YORK MILLS – Sherburne-Earlville overcame an 11-point deficit to start the fourth quarter rallying for a non-division victory over New York Mills Monday night.
After a Lilly Berg bucket drew S-E (6-2) to within two points with 1:57 to play, Savannah Irwin drained a three with 1:33 left giving her club a 69-68 lead.
Berg and Miranda Wright sandwiched hoops around a Morgan Simpson free throw to cap the victory.
“It was a good game to win on the road in a loud environment,” said S-E coach Karen Mulligan. “With Lilly and Savvy in foul trouble, I was happy to see other people step up.”
Berg did lead her club in scoring  — despite picking up her fourth foul in the third quarter — with 24.
Lexi Elderkin put together her second straight big scoring night netting 16, Wright posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Irwin scored 11.
The Marauders host Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Tuesday.
S-E:  Morgan Simpson 2 1-4-5; Miranda Wright, 6 0-0-12; Lexi Elderkin, 6 0-0-16; Kaitlyn Furner, 1 0-0-2; Savannah Irwin, 4 2-4-11; Emily Stanton, 1 0-2-2; Crystal Beckwith, 0; Lilly Berg, 11 2-4-24; Madison Mullenax, 1 0-0-2. Totals:  32 5-16-74.
NYM:  Abbey Copperwheat 6 0-0-12; A. Fitzgerald, 0; Megan Crist, 3 0-2-7; Cassidy Albright, 12 9-9-38; Lavier, 1 3-6-5; Stevens, 1 0-0-2; C. Mackey, 2 0-4-4. Totals:  25 12-21-68
S-E      13  15   21  25–74
NYM    14   26  20   8–68
Three-point goals:  (N) Albright 5, Crist. (SE) Elderkin 4, Irwin.

Unadilla Valley 37, Walton 29
WALTON – Big second halves from Julia Oglesby and Sierra Badger carried Unadilla Valley to a road win at Walton Monday night.
Oglesby scored 10 of her 14 points in the third quarter turning a halftime deficit into a two-point lead entering the fourth.
Badger had nine in the fourth – including the game’s lone three ball — matching Oglesby’s game-high point total.
Oglesby also pulled down 12 rebounds.
UV:  S. Badger, 6 1-1-14; Julia Oglesby, 6 2-3-14;H. Lakin, 0 1-2-1; G. Del Sontro, 0; Shelby Meade, 2 0-0-4; A. Oglesby, 0; Fairchild, 1 0-0-2; Anderson, 0; Winton, 0; Williams, 1 0-0-2; Brown, 0; Bard, 0. Totals: 16 4-6-37.
Walton: Huntress, 0; K. Smith, 1 5-9-7; Maguire, 1 1-2-3; Wagner, 0; Crandall, 9; Clough, 2 1-6-5; Twyman, 1 0-0-2; Cobb, 0; O. Harby, 5 2-7–12. Totals:  10 9-24-29.
UV      10   1   12   14-37
Wal       7   8    6    8–29
Three-point goals: (UV) Badger.

INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD

CORTLAND – Norwich junior Ben Ericksen broke a 3-year-old school record at Saturday’s Section IV indoor track and field meet at SUNY Cortland.
Ericksen set a new mark in the 3,200 meters breaking Jamie Zieno’s 2012 standard. Ericksen ran a 10:13.45 breaking Zieno’s record by 4 1/2 seconds.
Elsewhere, Norwich seniors Thomas Reilly and David Bernstein went one-two in the shot put. Reilly threw the shot 48-7 1/2, while Bernstein tossed the shot 46-3.
NHS senior Katelyn Shaver had the team’s only other top-three finish placing third in the shot put with a toss of 35-11 1/2.

BOWLING

S-E boys beat Norwich
EARLVILLE – In a battle for Chenango County bragging rights, Sherburne-Earlville’s bowling team extended its unbeaten record taking all five points from Norwich Monday afternoon.
Zach Miles again led the Marauders rolling a match-664 triple, while Jordan Mullen fashioned a 645 triple.
“The varsity had another very good night reaching 3,000 pins,” said S-E coach Don Philhower. “Zach is really on fire lately, and the rest of the guys were very good. Our guys really enjoyed bowling against Norwich. They have a good team down there.”
Norwich’s Dustin Rifanburg paced his club tossing a 630 series.
Honor scores
NHS (2,789):  Corey Huggins, 223; Zach Clipston, 214; Dustin Rifanburg, 234, 210, 630; Dylan Gladstone, 204, 223.
S-E:  Jordan Mullen, 236, 207, 202, 645; Nick Oley, 222; Tyler Coughlin, 211; Zach Miles, 215, 231, 218, 664; Will Philhower, 236.
JV:  S-E won 3-2.

Greene boys, girls split with Hancock
GREENE – Green’s boys took all four team points from Hancock Friday afternoon, while the Wildcats girls returned the favor blanking the Trojans.
Greene’s Brandyn Capra rolled team-highs for game (208) and series (544) as the Trojans amassed 2,357 total pints.
Greene’s girls totaled 1,720 pins led by Courtney Pratt’s 368 series.

Dec. 18-19

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Jamesville-Dewitt 79, Norwich 54
DEWITT – The son of Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim did a number on the Purple Tornado Friday night.
Jimmy Boeheim poured in 39 points against Norwich lifting his team to a runaway victory.
Boeheim recorded the highest individual point total against a Norwich team in over 30 years, the 79 points allowed is the most Norwich has given up in five seasons, and the 25-point loss is the most lopsided since Norwich’s 27-point loss to Johnson City to end the 2011 season.
Coach Boeheim’s namesake displayed an all-around offensive game scoring inside and outside. “He’s the best player we’ve seen this year, and probably the best player we’ll see all season,” said Norwich coach of Boeheim.
Norwich made a game of it rallying from a double-digit deficit to tie the game at 29-29 with one minute left in the first half. Over the last minute of the second and the first four minutes of the second half, J-D scored 15 straight points to create a 15-point bulge.
“We just had that lull like we did in the Oneonta game,” Collier said. “We have to be a more complete team that plays all 32 minutes.”
J-D shot 50 percent from the field and received 14 points from Boeheim’s brother Buddy Boeheim.
Carlos Ithier scored 20 points on the Norwich side giving him 46 points in two games this week. Dashawn King came off the bench to add 13.
Norwich hosts Johnson City on Monday night. “That will be a great test for us to see if we can bounce back,” Collier said. “Johnson City is probably the best team in Section IV.”
Norwich:  Jake Walsh,  0; Pop Veale, 0; Tre Bonham, 0 1-2-1; Cameron Edwards, 1 0-0-2; Carlos Ithier, 8 3-4-20; Dashawn King, 4 3-4-13; Michael Carson, 0; Matt Parrella,  0 0-2-0; Alex Wehrli, 0; Jordan Vinal,  4 0-0-9; Jamison Luke,  4 1-4-9. Totals:  21 8-16-54.
J-D: Echols, 0; Noda, 1 0-0-2; Davis, 0; Lavette, 1 1-1-3; Jimmy Boeheim, 16 6-7-39; Carlin, 4 0-0-10; Greene, 0; Buddy Boeheim, 6 1-2-14; Wilson, 0 1-2-1. Totals 32 10-14-79
NHS    16  13  14  11–54
J-D      23  11  26  19–79
Three-point goals:  (N) King 2, Ithier, Vinal, (JD; Carlin 2, Benson, B. Boeheim, J. Boeheim.

Sherburne-Earlville 58, Holland Patent 46
SHERBURNE – Sherburne-Earlville stuck with basic man-to-man defense for 32 minutes, but it was a brand of man defense for which Holland Patent was ill prepared.
The Marauders (5-1) picked up their fifth win in six games Friday night building their margin to nearly 20 points in the second half. “We didn’t wait for the second half to start playing great defense. We played excellent defense the whole night,” said S-E coach Kevin Vibbard. “We helped with the dribble penetration, and we dominated the rebounding.”
Ian Fleming, Matt Hull, and Ian Fredricks took turns lifting the S-E offense.
Fleming hit three threes in the first quarter lifting his club to a seven-point lead. Hull took advantage of Holland Patent’s pressure defense scoring 11 of his 15 in the third, and Fredricks came off the bench in the fourth to spell foul-plagued started Gavin Giroux, Fredricks scored eight of his season-high 10 in the last quarter.
“Ian stepped up and played some very good minutes for us,” Vibbard said.
Fleming wound up with 14 points for the Marauders, who are idle until a Dec. 28 date versus Oneonta at the Unadilla Valley Tournament.
HP:  Jacob Starsberg, 2 0-0-4; Turner Reimold, 4 3-3-13; Hailer, 0; Colin Litz, 2 2-2-7;  Dave Spoon, 0 2-2-2; Nate Cassidy, 1 2-2-4; Nick Palmer 3 0-1-6; Colin Corrigan, 2 0-1-4; Kyle LaPointe, 1 1-2-3; Hunter Raehm, 1 0-0-2; Dalton Scarlett, 0 1-2-1; Steve Smyth, 0. Totals: 16 11-15-46.
SE:  Tyler Rodriguez,0 ; Tyler Bigford,0 ; Keegan Fredricks, 0; Matt Hull, 5 5-7-15; Dylan Seymour, 2 0-1-4; Ian Fleming, 5 1-2-14 ;Ian Fredricks,  5 0-0-10; Gavin Giroux, 4 0-0-8 ; Sam Tuttle,  3 1-2-7. Totals; 24 7-13-58.
HP         9  11  12  14–46
S-E      16  12  20  10–58
Three-point goals: (HP) Reimold 2, Spoon. (SE) Fleming 3. JV: Sherburne-Earlville won (6-0 overall).

Oxford 69, Hancock 37
HANCOCK – Handcuffed on offense in its previous outing, Oxford broke out for its best scoring output of the season shooting 51 percent from the field in a 32-point win at Hancock Friday night.
“We came out and applied good pressure on defense, and we ran the floor well in transition,” said Oxford coach Tim Davis
Kevin Davis hit two threes in the opening quarter and scored 10 of his 16 points as the Blackhawks raced to a 21-4 lead.
Josh Nelson was steady in each quarter, and bucketed nine in Oxford’s 24-point third quarter en route to a career-high and game-high 19 points on 9 of 12 shooting.. Jason Davis contributed a trio of trifectas finishing with a season-best nine points.
Kevin Davis added a team-high 10 assists.
Oxford:   Damion Maricle, 1 0-0-3; Jason Davis, 3 0-0-9; Josh Nelson, 9 1-1-19; Rece Camadine, 0; Austin Crawford, 3 0-0-7; Steven Ehly, 1 0-2-2; Angelo Gonzalez, 0; Dan Woodford, 2 0-0-4; Nick Neer, 3 0-0-7; Kevin Davis, 6 1-2-16; Harry Oliver, 1 0-0-2. Totals:  29 2-5-69.
Hancock:  J. Gross, 1 0-2-3; R. Tooley, 3 2-2-8; Slatcher, 0; T. Chapman, 2 0-0-5; Bass, 2 3-4-8; L. Bass, 1 4-9-6; Simmons, 1 2-2-4; Worobey, 1 1-4-3; McDowell, 0. Totals:  11 12-24-37.
Oxf     21  11  24  13–69
Hanc    4   7    8   18–37
Three-point goals: (O) K. Davis 3, J. Davis 3, Crawford, Neer, Maricle. (H) Chapman, Bass, Gross.

Greene 39, Sidney 36
SIDNEY – Greene found its offense in the nick of time.
The Trojans earned a rare road victory at Sidney Friday night when Jordan Harrington drained a tie-breaking three-pointer with two seconds remaining.
The Trojans scored nearly half of their points over the last eight minutes with Harrington, Luke Day, and Joe Miranda combining for 17 points.
“We fell behind, but we never game up and pulled it out in a tough environment,” said Greene coach Chris Rice. “Sidney is a strong and physical team.”
Harrington led Greene with 15 points, while Miranda and Day scored nine apiece.
Greene:  Dalton Brower, 1 0-0-2; Jordan Harrington, 6 0-2-15; Coy Austin, 1 0-0-2; Luke Day, 4 0-0-9; Josh Harrington, 0 0-2-0; Luke Erickson, 0; M. Walters, 0; Breven Gilmore, 1 0-0-2; Joe Miranda, 3 3-6-9. Totals:  16 3-6-39.
Sidney:  Trevor Dutton, 1 3-5-6; Alex Hoskins, 1 2-3-4; Steven Smith, 0; Kyle Smith, 2 2-3-8; Zack Green, 1 0-0-3; Ethan Finch, 0; Collin Karl, 4 7-10-15; M. Folks, 0. Totals:  9 14-21-36.
Gre.      8   9    7  17-39
Sidn.   10  10  8  8–36
Three-point goals: (S) Dutton, K. Smith 2, Green. (G) Jord. Harrington 3, Day.

Bainbridge-Guilford 52, Afton 41
AFTON – Trevor Halaquist and Sean Jones combined for 36 points sparking the Bobcats to their second win of the season Friday night at Afton.
Halaquist and Jones were particularly effective in the second half. Halaquist scored 12 of his game-high 20 after halftime, and Jones helped his team open a 10-point lead in the third quarter netting nine of his 16 points.
Conor Graven-Briggs and Kyle Hinman led Afton with 15 and 13 points respectively.
B-G:  Kyle Rideout, 0; Trevor Halaquist,7 3-5-20 ; N. Decker,  1 0-0-2; Zach Ouimet,  1 3-4-5; Sean Jones,  5 4-6-16; A. Rowe, 0; Tyler Johnson,  0; Alex DeGroat,  4 1-3-9. Totals:  18  11-18-52.
Afton:  Ives, 0; Youngs, 2 1-2-5; M. Graven Brigs, 1 0-1-2; Hubbard, 0; Joe DeVona, 1 0-0-3; Conor Graven-Briggs, 6 0-1-15; Latorre, 1 1-1-3; Kyle Hinman, 4 5-7-13. Totals:  15 7-12-41
B-G     7  13   19  13-52
Aft      9   10   9  13–41
Three-point goals: (BG) Halaquist 3, Jones 2. (A) C. Graven-Briggs 3, DeVona.

BOWLING

Norwich boys eke out win
NORWICH – By virtue of a dominant first game, Norwich scratched out a win over Susquehanna Valley winning the all-important aggregate total by 17 pins.
Norwich captured the opening game by 133 points, and despite losing the next two games, had enough of a lead to hang on for the 3-2 win.
Corey Huggins led a trio of 600-plus-series bowling rolling a 641 series to lead NHS. Nick Deady fashioned a solid 619 triple, while Dylan Gladstone finished with a 616.
Sus Valley’s front-running girls team swept all five points from the Purple Tornado.
Boys
Norwich (2,928):  Dustin Rifanburg, 224; Nick Deady, 219, 220; 619; Corey Huggins, 232, 223, 641; Dylan Gladstone, 219, 225, 616.
SV (2,911):  Adam Sandwicki, 201, 225; Marcus Miller, 254, 637; Nate Smith, 254, 207, 607; Nick Miller, 245.
Girls
SV (2,358):  Rachel Weyant, 188, 206, 521; Alyssa Barrett, 206, 504.
Norwich (1,748):  No honor scores.

WRESTLING

OWEGO – If people were underestimating Norwich’s team before the Owego Duals this weekend, they aren’t now.
The Purple Tornado stormed to an 8-1 record over the two-day tournament with the only setback coming to Vestal by a 45-36 count.
Norwich rolled over highly regarded Deposit, 55-18, early Saturday morning to set up a big day.  “There were a lot of people who felt like Deposit was the second-best team coming in,” said Norwich coach Bob Hagenbuch. “When the match was over, people knew we were the real deal. I thought it was going to be a close match, but we shocked everybody with the score.”
Norwich also handled traditional Section IV powers Union-Endicott (55-28) and Newark Valley (46-28) before closing with a narrow win over Middletown (43-37).
Cole Rifanburg, Dalen Geislinger, and Eli Rodriguez had perfect weekends with each finishing with 9-0 records. Rifanburg was a pinning machine using just 12 minutes of mat time in his nine wins.
Rodriguez shifted between 99 and 106 points throughout the two days to extend his unblemished mark.
Finishing with 8-1 records were Ty Rifanburg and Zach Mills; Brennan Slater, Nick Glanville, and Mikey Squires had seven wins, while Jake Franklin and Nick Murphy finished with six victories apiece.
“Jake Franklin had seven wins all of last year, and he had six just this weekend,” Hagenbuch said.
Norwich wrestles Johnson City Tuesday and Chenango Forks Wednesday before heading into the Christmas break.
Match results: Norwich 48, Susquehanna Valley 30; Norwich 55, Owego 24; Norwich 63, Oxford 18; Norwich 61, Ithaca 15; Norwich 55, Deposit-Hancock 18; Norwich 55, Union-Endicott 28; Vestal 45, Norwich 36; Newark Valley 46, Norwich 28; Norwich 43, Middletown 18.
Norwich 69, Oxford 18
Results
195:  Jakob Franklin (N) pinned Dakota Friedel, :30. 220:  Dakota Hall (N) won by fft.  285: Kordell Huntley (O) pinned Cole Wiggins, :18. 99:  Mike Squires (N) pinned Cooper Rice, 1:00. 106:  Eli Rodriguez (N) won by fft. Nick Glanville (N) won by fft. 120:  Gabe Glanville (N) dec. Brendan Gager, 6-0. 126: Adam Brady (Ox) won by fft. 132: Ty Rifanburg (N) pinned Darren Law, :34. 138: Zach Mills (N) won by fft. 145:  Cole Rifanburg (N) won by fft. 152: Dusten Marvin (N) pinned Charlie White, 5:15. 160:  Nick Murphy (N) pinned Hunter Davenport, 1:39. 170:  Brennan Slater (N) won by fft. 182:  Garett Sylstra (O) won by fft.

VOLLEYBALL

Little Falls 3, Sherburne-Earlville 0
SHERBURNE – Little Falls edged the Marauders by just two points in the opening game, and went on to defeat S-E Friday night in three straight.
Lauren Shepardson had nine assists, and Abby Mosher finished with six kills to lead Little Falls.
Alexa Bates put away 11 kills and had six digs for the Marauders (0-7).
Game scores:  27-25, 25-14,25-23.
Leaders
S-E:  Alexa Bates, 11 kills, 3 blocks, 6 digs; Taylor Grant, 5 aces, 8 digs; Kaylee Scott, 10 digs, 4 kills.
LF:  Lauren Shepardson, 9 assists, 2 kills; Abby Mosher, 3 kills, 6 aces, 3 digs; Shelby Muller, 3 kills, 4 digs.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Greene 50, Sidney 43 (OT)
SIDNEY – Greene rallied from an early 11-point deficit getting contributions from all 10 of its players in an overtime victory at Sidney Saturday afternoon.
The Trojans controlled the overtime period from the outset crashing the offensive boards. Greene scored the first six points of OT with all three buckets coming on putbacks.
“The offensive rebounding was the key to the game,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton.  “We turned it over and rushed some shots early, but we were able to settle ourselves down.”
With Greene’s leading scorer, Katie Carey, the focus of Sidney’s defense, McKenna Sergi stepped up on the offensive end scoring a career-high 19 points.
“I’ve been saying for a while that McKenna will be a scorer because she can get to the rim,” Gorton said. “She got to the rim tonight, and she also harassed (Sidney) into turnovers.”
Carey was no slouch on the stat sheet, though, contributing 13 rebounds, four assists, and five steals.
The rest of the Trojans all played their part either on the offensive or defensive side of the ball. Guard Alyssa Sands came back from first-half injury to score eight points after halftime and add four offensive rebounds.
“All 10 of our kids played in each half, and all of them did something on the defensive end that led to points on offense,” Gorton said. “We’re 2-0 in the division with both wins on the road. That’s a great way to start.”
Greene plays Deposit on Tuesday.
Greene:  McKenna Sergi,  9 0-0-19 ; Sophia Brown,  2 0-0-4 ; Alyssa Sands, 3 2-5-8 ; Emily Montelione, 1 0-1-2; Nicole Flohr,   3 2-4-8; Mary Borchardt,  0 1-2-1; Audrey Platta,  0 2-2-2, Katie Carey, 2 1-2-5; Maria Brown, 0.  Klecha,  0. Totals:  20 9-17-50.
Sidn.  M. Gravelin, 0; Grover, 1 0-0-2; Jenna McDonald, 5 6-8-16; Barrows, 2 0-0-4; Pierce, 0 1-2-1; Bernard, 0 0-2-0; Decker, 0 0-2-0; Howard, 0 0-2-0; Hawkins, 0; Jolene Krom, 7 0-0-18, Newell, 0. Totals:  15 9-18-43
Gre.    14   6   9  11 10–50
Sidn.   17   7  3   15   3–43
Three-point goals: (G) Sergi, (S)  Krom 4.

Sherburne-Earlville 70, Canastota 28
CANASTOTA – Sherburne-Earlville snapped out of a two-quarter fog to dominate the third quarter in Friday night’s blowout victory over Canastota.
The Marauders (5-2) led by just five points at halftime, but took the suspense out of the outcome with a 31-0 third quarter.
Lilly Berg scored 10 of her 21 points in the third stanza, Miranda Wright netted six, and seven different S-E players contributed to the scoring output.
“We were a little flat  in the first half, so I was pleased with the way we came out in the third quarter,” said S-E coach Karen Mulligan. “We were able to turn them over out of our half-court trap.
“We just need to have that focus and intensity to start the game.”
Wright and Savannah Irwin finished with 11 points apiece in a winning effort.
The Marauders play at New York Mills Monday.
S-E: Morgan Simpson,  1 0-0-2; Miranda Wright,  4 3-3-11; Lexi Elderkin,  3 0-0-6; Kaitlyn Furner,  3 2-3-8; Savannah Irwin,  4 2-2-11; Emily Stanton,  2 1-3-5; Shay Franklin,  2 0-0-4; Crystal Beckwith, 0; Lilly Berg,  10 1-2-21; Madison Mullenax,  1 0-0-2. Totals: 30 9-13-70 .
Canastota:  Zoe Seymour, 0 1-2-1; Kacey Coshel, 2 0-0-5; Jade Shimer, 3 0-5-6; April Dobrosski, 3 3-5-9; Leanne Hannon, 0 4-4-4; Cierra Jaquin, 0 1-2-1; Cassy Soucia, 1 0-0-2. Totals:  9 9-18-28.
S-E      10  16  31  13–70
Can      9   12     0   7–28
Three-point goals:  (SE) Irwin, (Ca) Coshel.

Delhi 46, Unadilla Valley 25
NEW BERLIN – Delhi closed the game out scoring the final 14 points to defeat Unadilla Valley on the road Friday night.
The Bulldogs, 2015 Midstate Athletic Conference finalists, used their entire bench rotating players in and out of the game.
“We were within 10 points most of the game and had it down to seven with four minutes to go, they just wore us down,” said UV coach Brandi Backus.
Sierra Badger scored seven points to lead UV.
UV:  Sierra Badger, 2 2-2-7 ; J. Oglesby, 0 3-4-3; H. Lakin, 0 0-2-0 ; G. Del Sontro,  2 1-1-6; S. Meade,  1 0-2-2; A. Oglesby,  2 0-0-5; K. Fairchild, 0 ; E. Anderson, 0; M. Winton, 0; M. Williams,  0 2-4-2; Nogaret, 0, Totals:  7 8-18-25 .
Delhi: McAteer, 0; Bruce, 2 2-4-7; Wakin, 0 0-2-0; Finch, 2 5-7-11; Post, 1 0-0-2; Heavey, 1 0-0-3; Sackett, 5 0-0-10; Morley, 0 0-2-0; Spangenberg, 1 1-2-3; Hannigan, 3  0-0-6; C. Wakin, 1 0-0-2. Totals; 16 10-19-46.
UV         5   7   7   6-25
Del      11  10  9  17-46
Three-point goals:  (D) Finch 2, Bruce, Heavey. (UV) Badger, Del Sontro, A. Oglesby.

Harpursville 33, G-MU 26
Unatego 40, G-MU 15
COPES CORNERS – G-MU’s record fell to 1-7 overall after non-league losses to Harpursville and Unatego last week.
The Hornets hit four three-pointers – from four different players – during a 16-3 second quarter to open a 23-10 halftime lead over the Raiders.
Kelsey Ross scored 11 points for G-MU in the loss.
Versus Unatego, G-MU was held to just two points in the first half to fall behind by 17 points.  “Their defense just smothered us throughout the game,” said G-MU coach Jim Johnson of Unatego.
Sam Pickard scored 15 points to lead the Spartans.
G-MU plays at the Unadilla Valley Tournament Dec. 28, 29.
GMU:  Kinzie Mccumber  0 0-0 0  Elaina Palada 0 0-0 0  Madison Banks 0 0-0 0,  Madolin Lull 3 0-0 6,  Jocelyn Duncan 2 3-6 7,  Kelsey Ross 4 1-4 11,  Jillian Butts 0 0-0 0,  Meredith Hammond 0 0-0 0.  Totals 10 4-10 26
3 pt Kelsey Ross 2
Harpursville:  Kayli Smith 0 0-0 0, Ashley Howell 4 0-0 10, Allison Storrs 5 0-0 12  Abbey Hunt 2 0-0 6  Sydney Schultz 1 0-0 3 Payton Woloszyn 0 0-0 0 Samantha Cower 1 0-0 2. Totals 13 0-0 33.
Harpursville   7   16   8     2 – 33
GMU              7     3    6  10 -26
Three-point goals:  (H) Ashley Howell 2  Allison Storrs 2  Abbey Hunt 2 Sydney Schultz 1. (G) Kelsey Ross.
Unatego 40, G-MU 15
GMU:  Kinzie Mccumber  0 0-0 0,  Elaina Palada 1 0-0 2,  Madison Banks 0 0-0 0,  Madolin Lull 0 0-0 0,  Jocelyn Duncan 2 2-6 6,  Kelsey Ross 2 2-5 7,  Jillian Butts 0 0-2 0,  Meredith Hammond 0 0-0 0.  Totals 5 4-13-15
Unatego:  Cassidy Frazier 1 0-2 2,  Deanna Cerar 1 0-0 2,  Bailey Faulkner 1 1-2 3,  Meghan Faulkner 2 2-5 6,  Samantha Pickard 7 0-0 15,  Emily Slawson 1 0-0 2,  Hezel Haehnel 1 2-2 4,  Kallie Walker 1 2-2 4, Karin Barker 1 0-0 2,  Mariah Sullivan 0 0-2 0.  Totals 16 7-15 40
Unatego  10  9  13  8 -40
GMU         0   2   6  7 -15
Three-point goals: (G) Ross, (U) Pickard.

Hancock 60, Oxford 20
HANCOCK – Hancock took charge against visiting Oxford from the opening tip racing to a 40-12 halftime lead Friday night.
Ashley Drake and Nicole Picozzi had 13 points apiece for the Wildcats.
Oxford:  Hodge, 2 0-0-4; Roys, 0; Kriz, 0; Murrer, 0; Leah Karn, 2 0-0-4; K. Diamond, 3 0-0-6; Ryan, 0; R. Ehly, 0; Martinez, 0; Rachel Seiler, 3 0-0-6; Tefft, 0. Totals:  10 0-0-20.
Hanc:  Houghton, 4 2-2-10;  Picozzi, 5 1-2-13; S. Young, 0;  G. Tomi, 1 1-3-3; Ashley Drake, 6 0-2-13; Lizzy Simpson, 3 3-8-9; J Worzel, 0; Evanitsky, 2 0-0-4; Rutledge, 3 0-1-8. Totals:  24 7-18-60.
Oxf        6     6    4   4-20
Han    18   22  15   5-60
Three-point goals: (H) Rutledge 2, Picozzi 2, Drake.

Dec. 17

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Norwich 51, Utica Proctor 44
NORWICH – For the second time in less than a week, Norwich dug itself out of a big first-quarter hole.
Without the aid of a shovel, Norwich climbed back into the game and controlled the final three periods to defeat visiting Utica Proctor in a non-league clash Thursday night at Jack Jones Gymnasium.
“I think we were a little taken aback in the beginning of the game,” said Norwich coach Josh Bennett. “(Utica Proctor) is the type of team that is in your face all the time on defense. We had trouble moving the ball in the first quarter, and because the pressured us so heavily, we were a little timid.”
The timidity subsided as Norwich adjusted to the pace of play. Down by eight after one period, Meghan Komendarek helped lead the Norwich turnaround as the Tornado flipped the scoreboard tying the game up at 18 at the half.
Komendarek scored 14 of her team-high 21 points after halftime, and Makenzie Maynard drained four free throws in the final moments to secure the victory. Maynard added 12 points in the victory.
“We found a rhythm in the second half, and you could see the momentum switch our way,” Bennett said. “Meghan had a definite physical advantage inside on their bigs, but as dominant as she was inside, she got some great entry passes from her teammates.”
Shelby Benjamin,  Bridget Murphy, Kassidy Seary, and Maynard were all credited with tremendous passes to set up Komendarek’s inside work.
With the victory, Norwich improves to 6-0 overall.
UP:  Casab, 0; Ramos, 0; Harmon, 4 3-7-11; Elliott 8 6-6-23; Davis 2 0-0-4; Williams, 2 2-4-6; Wade, 0; McClain, 0. Totals:  16 11-17-44.
Norwich: Hansen 1 0-0-2; K. Dowdall, 0; Kara Evans,0 ; K. Seary, 2 2-4-6; M. Maynard, 3 5-5-12; M. Komendarek, 9 3-5-21; B. Murphy 2 1-2-6; S. Benjamin, 2 0-0-4. Totals:  19  11-16-51.
UP       11   5  11  17–44
NHS    3  13  13 22–51
Three-point goals: (N) Maynard, Murphy, (UP) Elliott.

Sherburne-Earlville 64, Holland Patent 54
HOLLAND PATENT – Lilly Berg was her dominant self on the inside, while junior Lexi Elderkin had her breakout game of the season in the Marauders’ victory Thursday night at Holland Patent.
Berg scored a game-high 28 points — 16 in the first half – while Elderkin dropped a career-high 17 highlighted by four three-pointers.
“We’ve been waiting for a game like that from (Lexi),” said S-E coach Karen Mulligan. “We’ve encouraged her to shoot, and she did a much better job being aggressive and knocking down outside shots.”
While she didn’t score, Kaitlyn Furner was credited for her tough defense in the second half checking Holland Patent’s Ally Livesey. “Kaitlyn did a tremendous job not letting Livesey touch the ball in the second half,” Mulligan said.
S-E (4-2) plays at Canastota Friday.
S-E: Morgan Simpson, 0; Miranda Wright, 3 0-2-6; Lexi Elderkin, 6 1-2-17; Kaitlyn Furner,  0; Savannah Irwin, 5 0-0-11; Emily Stanton, 1 0-0-2; Shay Franklin, 0; Crystal Beckwith, 0; Lilly Berg, 13 2-3-28; Madison Mullenax, 0. Totals:  28 3-7-64
Holland Patent:  Madison Brown, 1 0-0-2; McKenna Wiliams. 4 3-3-11; Skylar Keeling, 4 0-2-11; Ally Livesey, 5 5-7-15; Shannon Harrison, 5 2-2-13; Jackie Freiermuth, 1 0-0-2; Lindsay Marsden, 0 0-2-0. Totals:  20 10-16-54
S-E      18  18  16  12-64
HP         9  17  13  15-54
Three-point goals:   (SE) Elderkin 4, Irwin 1. (HP) Keeling 3, Harrison.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Delhi 54, Unadilla Valley 43
NEW BERLIN – Unadilla Valley has defended its home court pretty well over the past three seasons.
Delhi, however, was not vexed by the road confines at UV High School notching an 11-point win Thursday evening.
“Delhi shot it very well from the perimeter and defended from endline to endline,” said UV coach Matt Osborne. “We were only 16-for-44 from the field, and a lot of the misses were due to their tight defense.”
Delhi’s balanced scoring was led by Conor Gioffe’s 14 points.
Ryan Postma scored 14 to go with six steals and seven rebounds to lead UV, while Brett Hanslmaier scored 11 points.
Delhi:  Gillespie, 0; Justin Simonds, 5 2-4-12; Ben Branigan, 1 0-0-3; Conor Aikens, 1 1-1-3; McKeegan, 0; Max Hulbert, 4 0-0-10; Conor Gioffe, 5 3-5-14; Nate Craft, 0 0-2-0; Cody Brewster, 4 2-2-12; Rich Craft, 0. Totals:  20 8-14-54
UV:  Andrew Jackson, 1 2-4-4; Postma, 5 1-2-14; Keach, 0; Ethan Grey, 4 0-0-10; T. Simmons, 1 0-0-2; Brett Hanslmaier, 4 3-4-11; Marcus Granger, 1 0-0-2; Mason Mickalunas, 0. Totals:  16 6-10-43.
Del      14  10  17  13–54
UV      11   8   11  13-43
Three-point goals: (UV) Postma 3, Grey 2. (D) Branigan, Hulbert 2, Gioffe, Brewster 2.

G-MU 59, Sharon Springs 46
SHARON SPRINGS – Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton ran its unbeaten streak to four games Wednesday night topping winless Sharon Springs by 13 points.
Returning all-star Nate O’Hara scored a team-high 17 points, and sophomore guard Hunter Lockwood added 12.
“We’ve gotten off to a good start this season, and the boys have worked really hard on improving their skills,” said G-MU coach Greg Bonczkowski. “We are playing solid basketball and getting contributions from a lot of different players.”
In addition to a win over Morris last week, the Raiders picked up victories over Charlotte Valley and Milford. Below are box scores from those contests:
GMU:  Hunter Lockwood, 4 3-3-12; Matt Lyons, 0; Dylan Nichols, 4 0-0-8; Matt Delaney, 2 2-2-8; Andrew Baker, 0; Ethan Butts, 4 1-2-9; Mickensen Clune, 1 3-5-5; Nate O’Hara, 6 2-3-17. Totals:  21 11-15-59.
SS: Tomaszewski, 9 4-4-25; Ouellette, 1 1-3-3; Joesifek, 0; Skolski, 0; Maye, 4 1-1-9; A. McFadden, 1 2-4-4; Kendle, 2 0-0-5. Totals: 17 8-12-46.
GMU  20  12  9  18–59
SS        13   6   16  11-46
Three-point goals: (S) Tomaszeski 3, Kendle.
G-MU 63, Charlotte Valley 52
G-MU:  Hunter Lockwood, 3 3-6-10; Matt Lyons, 0; Dylan Nichols, 0; Matt Delaney, 1 0-0-3; Andrew Baker, 2 2-2-7; Ethan Butts, 7 3-4-17; Mickenson Clune, 5 2-3-12; Nate O’Hara, 2 8-8-14. Totals:  20 18-23-63.
CV:  Eric Merwin, 0; Talbot, 0; Nick Lutz, 0; Ryan Finne, 13 6-7-37; Marvin Jester, 2 0-0-4; Corey Kopf, 4 0-2-11; Wamsley, 0; Sellevold, 0. Totals: 19 6-9-52.
CV       15  15  6   16-52
GMU  18  13  10  22-63
Three-point goals: (G) O’Hara 2, Butts, Baker, Lockwood, (CV) Finne 5, Kopf 3.
G-MU 58, Milford 43 (Dec. 4)
G-MU:  Hunter Lockwood, 0 10-14-10; Matt Lyons, 0; Dylan Nichols, 1 1-2-4; Matt Delaney, 2 0-0-6; Andrew Baker, 1 0-0-3; Ethan Butts, 5 2-5-12; Mickenson Clune, 4 1-5-9; Nate O’Hara, 4 6-8-14. Totals:  17 20-34-58.
Milford:  Mertz, 4 0-0-9; Zupo, 4 0-3-8; G. Earls, 2 0-0-6; Hall, 2 0-0-4; Banks, 0; Williams, 0; Holliday, 0; Courter, 0; Lang, 1 3-4-5; Tiffany, 3 2-3-11; Hall, 0. Totals:  16 5-10-43.
GMU   14  15  17  12-58
Milf   12   8   6  17–43
Three-point goals: (M) Tiffany 3, Earls 2, Mertz, (G) Nichols, Delaney 2, Baker.
Delhi 56, G-MU 37 (Nov. 24)
Delhi:  Justin Simonds, 1 3-4-5; Ben Branigan, 5 0-0-11; Conor Aikens, 1 0-0-2; Quinn McKeegan, 0; Max Hulbert, 0; Conor Gioffe, 8 2-2-20; Nate Craft, 5 2-5-12; Cody Brewster, 0 1-2-1; Rich Craft, 2 1-2-5. Totals: 22 9-15-56.
GMU: Hunter Lockwood, 4 2-5-12; Matt Lyons, 0; Dylan Nichols, 1 3-4-5; Matt Delaney, 1 0-0-2; Andrew Baker, 1 3-4-5; Ethan Butts, 2 0-0-4; Mickenson Clune, 4 0-3-8; Nate O’Hara, 0 1-2-2. Totals: 13 9-18-37.
Del      10  19  13  14–56
GMU    6    9   11  11–37
Three-point goals: (D) Gioffe 2, Branigan 1. (G) Lockwood 2.

BOWLING

S-E boys run mark to 5-0
COOPERSTOWN – Sherburne-Earlville extended its unbeaten record to 5-0 Wednesday at Cooperstown picking up a 5-0 shutout.
Zach Miles led the Marauders for the second straight match posting a match-high 640 series.
“The varsity has another good night,” said S-E coach Don Philhower. “Zach was on again. He is really putting up some nice scores. The rest of the guys bowled well to pace us.”
Honor scores
S-E (2,845):  Jordan Mullen, 223; Tyler Coughlin,211; Zach Miles, 224, 226, 640; Will Philhower, 204, 200.
Cooperstown (2,030):  None.

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