Oxford 38, Deposit 37
OXFORD – After a relatively staid three quarters, the action, intensity, and excited likely reached a season high for Oxford over the final eight minutes.
Nick Neer, playing the role of receiver, took a long inbounds pass from Harry Oliver, and drove for the winning layup as the Blackhawks nipped the Lumberjacks Thursday evening.
“Nick is a pretty relaxed kid, but the last few minutes were crazy,” said Oxford coach Tim Davis.
Not much was happening on the offensive side for Oxford for three quarters as Deposit brought a 26-21 lead into the fourth.
Just 1 1/2 minutes into the last quarter, the ‘Jacks extended their lead to 28-22. Oxford senior Kevin Davis kick-started the offense draining a trifecta at the 6:32 mark cutting the deficit in half.
Davis picked up a steal on the next possession, and he pulled up for the tying three just 19 seconds after his first three ball.
From there, it was back-and-forth. Deposit moved out to a four-point lead, but Oxford responded with eight straight points. Jason Davis, Angelo Gonzalez, and Neer all had buckets during the spurt.
However, Deposit took the lead one more time as Jacob Tarbox hit a three, and David Schaeffer made two free throws with five seconds left giving Deposit a 37-36 lead prior to Neer’s winning hoop.
“We shot the ball awful all night, but by beating Deposit, we’re now tied with them in the standings and have the head-to-head tiebreaker,” Tim Davis said.
Dep. Keefe, 0; Paul Anderson, 2 0-0-4; Ronnie Ballard, 5 3-3-13; J. Winans, 1 0-0-3; Jacob Tarbox, 2 0-0-5; David Schaeffer, 2 2-2-6; J. Wank, 2 0-0-4; Marshall Petterson, 1 0-0-2. Totals: 15 5-5-37.
Oxford: Damon Maricle, 0; Jason Davis, 2 0-0-4; Josh Nelson, 1 3-8-5; Rece Camdine, 1 0-0-2; Trent Lyons, 1 0-0-2 ; Angelo Gonzalez, 2 1-2-5; Nick Neer, 3 0-1-6; Kevin Davis, 2 4-6-10; Harry Oliver, 2 0-0-4. Totals: 14 8-17-38.
Dep. 8 7 11 11-37
Oxf. 10 6 5 17-38
Three-point goals: (O) Davis 2. (D) Winans, Tarbox.
Greene 66, Hancock 47
GREENE – Greene continued to take care of business in the Midstate Athletic Conference, and combined with Delhi’s loss Thursday night, moved into first place after downing Hancock Thursday.
Jordan Harrington and Luke Day led the Trojans’ offense in the first half combining for 20 points as Greene built a 12-point lead. For Day, it was his first game back after missing the previous two due to injury.
“We’re playing well, but we are still missing some easy shots,” said Greene coach Chris Rice. “We got a lot of good bench play (tonight) from our younger guys.”
Harrington finished with a game-high 19 points and Day scored 15 in his return.
Hancock: Gross, 0; Tooley, 2 6-6-10; R. Slatcher, 1 4-6-7; E. Bass, 2 1-2-5; L. Bass, 1 3-4-5; S. Simmons, 3 1-1-9; N. Worobey, 5 1-3-11. Totals: 14 16-22-47.
Greene: Dalton Brower, 2 1-3-5; Jordan Harrington, 7 2-2-19; C. Austin, 1 0-0-2; Luke Day, 7 0-0-15; B. Kinney, 0; D. Borchardt, 0; Josh Harrington, 0 1-1-1; L. Erickson, 3 1-1-8; M. Walters, 3 1-3-7; B. Gilmore, 3 0-0-6; J. Miranda, 2 0-0-4. Totals: 28 6-10-66
Han. 8 11 9 19–47
Gre. 17 14 19 16–66
Three-point goals: (H) Simmons 2, Slatcher. (G) Jor. Harrington 3, Day.
Vernon-Verona-Sherrill 77, Sherburne-Earlville 65
VERNON – Sherburne-Earlville had no answer for Vernon-Verona-Sherrill forward Davey Moffett – again.
Moffett, who was the MVP of the Sherburne-Earlville Tournament last month, poured in 32 points leading the Red Devils to their second win over the Marauders this season.
Moffett scored 10 in the third quarter helping his club extend its lead to 15 points.
“There were times when he was unstoppable,” said S-E coach Kevin Vibbard. “The rest of his team fed off of him. We would double down on him, and he would kick out to a teammate for a three.”
While Moffett did have his way for most of the game, the Marauders were definitely in the hunt for more than 1 1/2 quarters.
Five turnovers over the last three minutes of the first half spurred a 14-2 V-V-S run to snap a 27-27 tie.
“That was the ballgame right there,” Vibbard said. “From that point we were battling back.”
Gavin Giroux led S-E with 20 points, Matt Hull scored 16, and Sam Tuttle netted 10. The Marauders return to the court Friday at Sauquoit Valley.
Moffett 10 in third 28 through three periods. Nine in first.
S-E: Tyler Rodriguez, 2 0-2-5; Tyler Bigford, 1 0-0-2; Matt Hull, 6 3-5-16; Dylan Seymour, 1 0-0-3; Ian Fleming 3 1-1-9; Ian Fredricks, 0; Gavin Giroux, 9 2-4-20; Sam Tuttle, 4 2-2-10. Totals: 26 8-14-65.
VVS: Matt Hilts, 1 1-2-4; Zack Bitz, 6 1-1-14; Jake Engler, 0; Ryan Palmer, 3 2-2-8; Davey Moffett, 10 10-10-32; R. Turley, 3 0-0-6; Matt Nell, 1 1-1-3; Jordan Schaeffer, 1 0-0-2; Davey Roden, 3 2-2-8. Totals: 28 17-18-77.
S-E 16 13 18 18–65
VVS 22 19 21 15–77
Three-point goals: (SE) Rodriguez, Hull, Seymour, Fleming 2; (V) Bitz, Moffett 2, Hilts.
Unadilla Valley 72, Waterville 46
NEW BERLIN – It was a little bit of old and a little bit of new that sparked Unadilla Valley to a big first -half performance in Thursday’s non-league win over Waterville.
Senior Brett Hanslmaier and freshman Andrew Jackson supplied a big chunk of the Storm’s first half offense. Hanslmaier had an even dozen points in the first half, as did Jackson.
Jackson completed his game with a season-high 21 points, while Hanslmaier had 14 points and five blocked shots.
“We played outstanding defense and shot the ball really well tonight,” said UV coach Matt Osborne, whose club jumped out to a 39-24 lead at intermission. “It was a complete team effort.”
Tyler Simmons added 11 points and four assists in the victory, and Ethan Grey posted nine points, six rebounds, and five blocked shots.
Waterville: English, 0; Prindle, 0; Battson, 2 0-0-5; I. Spooner, 6 8-11-21; Kyle Timian, 2 2-2-6; Brown, 1 0-0-2; Caten, 1 0-0-2; Nick Salm, 0 3-4-3; N. Murray, 1 2-3-4; A. Yager, 1 1-3-3. Totals: 14 16-23-46.
UV: Andrew Jackson, 7 4-9-21; Ryan Postma, 1 0-1-2; D. Schwab, 0 0-2-2; Geoff Keach, 2 0-0-5; Ethan Grey, 4 1-1-9; Tyler Simmons, 4 2-6-11; Matt Turner, 0 2-2-2; Brett Hanslmaier, 7 0-0-14; Lance Gage, 0; Marcus Granger, 0; C. Ferguson, 2 0-1-4; Mason Mikalunas, 2 0-0-4. Totals: 29 9-22-72.
Wat: 7 17 10 12–46
UV 20 19 18 15–72
Three-point goals: Spooner, Battson, (UV) Jackson 3, Keach, Simmons.
Bainbridge-Guilford 60, Walton 51
BAINBRIDGE – Bainbridge-Guilford made a big push in the final three minutes to rally past Walton and even its MAC division mark at 4-4 on the season.
Down three points to the Warriors with three minutes remaining, Trevor Halaquist hit a three ball to even the game up.
Down the stretch, the Bobcats (5-8) made 9 of 12 free throws.
Halaquist had 18 points, five steals, and five assists; Zach Ouimet posted a double-double with 16 points and 15 boards, Sean Jones had 13 points and 10 boards, and Tyler Johnson finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
“It was our best game this year as far as closing a game out,” said B-G coach Greg Warren. “We were down late in the game, but we responded.”
B-G hosts South Kortright on Tuesday.
B-G: Trevor Halaquist, 5 5-10-18; Decker, 0; Zach Ouimet, 7 2-2-16; Sean Jones, 4 4-4-13; Rowe, 0; Tyler Johnson, 4 3-4-11; Alex DeGroat, 1 0-0-2. Totlas: 22 14-20-60.
Walton: Hitt, 1 0-0-3; Merwin, 1 0-0-2; Somers, 1 0-0-2; Vandermark, 0; Beardslee, 0; Sorochinsky, 4 0-0-9; Tweedie, 11 3-4-27; Beers, 1 0-0-2; Griffin, 3 0-0-6. Totals: 22 3-4-51.
B-G 8 19 15 18-60
Wa. 6 16 18 11-51
Three-point goals: Tweedie 2, Sorochinsky, Hitt. (BG) Halaquist 3, Jones.
Norwich bowlers sweep Oneonta
ONEONTA – Norwich’s bowling team posted its best overall team score of the new year sweeping five points from Oneonta Thursday afternoon.
Four of the five Tornado keglers posted honor scores with at least one 200 game. Zach Clipston had his second straight strong outing rolling a 610 series, and Dustin Rifanburg netted a 608 triple.
The Tornado girls overcame a first-game loss to the Yellowjackets taking the next two games to pick up a 4-1 victory.
Megan Turner’s 500 series paced the NHS girls.
Norwich (2,882): Corey Huggins, 218; Zach Clipston, 211, 214; 610; Dustin Rifanburg, 236; 608; Dylan Gladstone, 205, 210.
Oneonta: (1,848): None.
JV: Norwich won 5-0.
Norwich 4, Oneonta 1
Norwich (2,083): Megan Turner, 201; 500; LeahAnn Humphrey, 454.
Oneonta (2,045): Emily Loucks, 184, 523; Abigail Loucks, 233, 185; 577.
Susquehanna Valley 67, Norwich 52
CONKLIN – Although the postseason is still over a month away, the road to sectional championship just got significantly tougher for the Purple Tornado.
Defending Class B state champion Susquehanna Valley defeated Norwich for the third time in two seasons to again stake its claim as one of the top teams in the section.
The Sabers finished the first half on a 14-5 run, and built their lead to as many as 20 points in the third quarter.
“The things we talked about before the game were that we had to value the basketball, rebound, and defend their guards,” said Norwich coach Josh Bennett. “We turned it over about 20 times in the first half, gave up four threes and about eight or nine offensive rebounds. I told the team that we should be cheering (being down only nine) considering how poorly we enacted our game plan.”
Veteran returning players Erin Nolan and Shayna Lee had 16 points apiece in the victory. Lee was the outside shooting threat nailing a pair of three balls, while Nolan, a 6-foot-1 center, did most of her damage in the painted area.
Tornado junior guard Makenzie Maynard led Norwich’s furious comeback in which it pared the big deficit down to as little as five points in the fourth quarter. Maynard scored nine of her team-high 17 points in the final quarter.
Bennett said his team “went for broke” and was scrambling and trapping all over the court to get back into the game. “We forced them into what we were
doing in the first half,” Bennett said. “But to be honest, I think we ran out of gas.”
Norwich (9-4) now needs to win out in order to preserve its standing among Section IV seeds, but the likely bet is that NHS will have to play either SV or Seton Catholic Central in a road playoff game next month.
“Did the road get a lot tougher for us? It did,” Bennett said. “It was a good learning experience for us. You have to come out against a great basketball team and play well from the beginning. (Susquehanna Valley) didn’t win a state championship by not being a good team. They are a team that proved it can handle all situations.”
NHS: Sherman, 0; T. Hansen, 1 2-4-4; Mirabito, 0; K. Dowdall, 0; K. Evans, 1 2-4-4; K. Seary, 3 0-0-6; M. Maynard, 7 2-3-17; M. Komendarek, 3 3-6-9;B. Murphy, 3 0-0-6; S. Benjamin, 1 4-5-6. Totals: 19 13-22-52.
SV: Holly Manchester 2 0-0-4; Courtney Knapp, 1 2-2-5; Shayna Lee, 7 0-0-16; Hannah Haskell, 3 2-2-9; Caitlin Knapp, 6 1-3-13; Olivia Gorman, 2 0-0-4; Erin Nolan, 5 6-9-16. Totals: 26 11-16-67
NHS 11 14 11 16–52
SV 17 17 14 19-67
Three-point goals: (SV) Lee 2, C. Knapp, H. Haskell. (N) Maynard.
Norwich 46, Windsor 23
NORWICH – Wednesday night a trio of Norwich seniors were honored for their contributions to the program, and those same three grapplers were heavy contributors to a dual meet victory over the visiting Black Knights.
Dalen Geislinger, Nick Murphy, and Dusten Marvin were all recognized before the match with their parents.
Geislinger cruised to a win by technical fall, Murphy won by injury default, and Marvin moved up in weight and picked up a pin.
Marvin, wrestling at 160 pounds, gave up an early takedown, but never relented.
“I was really proud of how they wrestled tonight,” said Norwich coach Bob Hagenbuch. “Dusten had a great match and nice win against a tough kid. He got taken down early, but he battled and wore him down.”
With few exceptions, Norwich was taken the full six minutes in nearly every victory.
Ty Rifanburg (126) grabbed a hard-fought 4-0 decision over Windsor’s Nick Kennedy in a showcase matchup.
“We got the mat time, and that was a good thing,” Hagenbuch said. “I like our guys wrestling six minutes. They’re in phenomenal shape, and it showed tonight.”
Setting the tone early for Norwich was Nick Glanville at 113 pounds and Geislinger at 120. Glanville won by major decision, and Geislinger pitched a shutout blanking his foe, 17-0.
Norwich will take six wrestlers to the prestigious Eastern States Class Friday and Saturday at Sullivan Community College.
113: Nick Glanville (N) dec. Corey Schwartz , 14-4. 120: Dalen Geislinger dec. Darren Dixon, 17-0. 126: Gabe Glanville lost to Dylan Morgan (W), 13-1.132; Ty Rifanburg (N) dec. Nick Kennedy, 4-0. 138: Zack Mills (N) tech fall over Christian Ludwig, 15-0. 145: Nick Murphy (N) dec. Simon Friedman by injury default. 152: Cole Rifanburg (N) dec. Mike Wilmot, 11-0. 160: Dusten Marvin pinned Dante Pultz, 5:05. 170: Brennan Slater dec. Gaby Zakrajsek, 3-1. 182: Jake Franklin dec. Cody Anderson, 9-1. 195: Braxton Acquisto-Ray won by fft. 220: Evan Decker dec. Dakota Hall, 6-4. 285: Kole Saposki by fft. 99: Eli Rodriguez (N) pinned Dylan Wilmot, 2:09. 106: Mke Squires (N) dec. Mike McDaniels, 8-1.
Walton-Delhi 56, Oxford 30
OXFORD – Walton-Delhi picked up steam with pins at 99, 106, and 113 pounds to erase an 18-12 deficit in Wednesday’s dual meet win at Oxford Wednesday night.
The Blackhawks picked up just two victories after the opening five matches — two of which resulted in the home team receiving forfeits.
Brendan Gager (120) won by pinfall dismissing Austin Merwin in 2:37, and Darren Law (132) stuck Syles Bakker in 3:32.
170: Brenden Cairns (WALD) won by fft. 182: Garett Sylstra (OASH)won by fft. 195: Dakota Freidel (OASH) pinned Bailey Wood (WALD) (Fall 2:21) 220: Devin Castillo (WALD) pinned Aidan Ingraham (OASH) (Fall 3:42) 285: Kordell Huntley (OASH) won by fft. 99: Chandler Merwin (WALD) pinned Cooper Rice (OASH) (Fall 0:59) 106: Caleb Robinson (WALD) pinned Cole Rice (OASH) (Fall 0:59) 113: Bryce Bracchy (WALD) pinned Jadon Fritschler (OASH) (Fall 2:41) 120: Brenden Gager (OASH) pinned Austin Merwin (WALD) (Fall 2:37) 126: Michael Bryden (WALD) tech fall over Adam Brady (OASH) (TF 17-1 0:00) 132: Darren Law (OASH) pinned Syles Bakker (WALD) (Fall 3:32) 138: Tabor VanValkenburg (WALD) won by fft 145: Dylan Wood (WALD) won by fft. 152: Dakota Coffey (WALD) dec. Corey Marshman (OASH) 7-0. 160: Dawson Beers (WALD) won by fft.
B-G/A/H 42, Deposit-Hancock 33
BAINBRIDGE – Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville kept its dual meet mark perfect against Midstate Athletic Conference competition turning back a stiff test from Deposit-Hancock Wednesday.
Down early to D-H, the Bears’ Body Oleksak put his team on the board with a tight 2-0 decision win over River Burgess.
Still, it wasn’t until Cody Ferrara’s win at 120 pounds that the Bears started to roll. Chris Cirigliano dominated Dean Raymond at 126 pounds in a clash of sectional champions garnering a 14-2 major decision.
With nearly every B-G/A/H wrestler moving up a classification – and sometimes two — the match was clinched at 182 pounds when Austin Carr tech-falled Derek Shafer.
195- Ethan Wormuth D/H pinned Vincent Caiti BGAH 1:26. 220- Dylan Mondore BGAH won by forfeit. 285- Zach Gifford D/H won by forfeit. 99-Brody Oleksak BGAH dec. River Burgess 2-0. 106- Owen Wormuth D/H won by forfeit. 113- Castin Ostrander D/H won by forfeit. 120- Cody Ferrara BGAH dec. Devin Todd D/H 5-2. 126 -Chris Cirigliano BGAH major dec. Dean Raymond D/H 14-2. 132- Levi Wormuth D/H dec. Kevin Hubbard BGAH 7-4. 138- Colby Hall D/H pinned Hayden Lewis BGAH 1:22. 145- Ben Bivar BGAH won by forfeit. 152- Shane Hoover BGAH dec. Trevor Stiles D/H 3-1. 160- Madison Hoover BGAH pinned Devin Decker D/H 3:09. 170- Bradley Wilson BGAH won by forfeit. 182- Austin Carr BGAH TF Derek Shafer D/H 15-0 4:30.
Norwich boys top Windsor 4-1
Led by Dylan Gladstone and Zach Clipston, Norwich’s boys bowling team took four out of five team points from Windsor Wednesday afternoon.
Gladstone opened with a 257 game en route to a match-high 656 series. Clipston was the lone bowler from either team to eclipse 200 in all three games finishing with a 641 series.
The Tornado’s Corey Huggins and Dustin Rifanburg also had a pair of 200-plus games.
Norwich’s girls took it on the chin falling to the Black Knights, 6-0. Katie Binelli’s 188 series led Norwich.
NHS Honor scores: C. Huggins, 201, 211; Z. Clipston, 232, 206, 203, 641; Dustin Rifanburg, 210, 205; Dylan Gladstone 257, 202, 656.
Windsor: Nate Smalley, 211;Austin Hughes, 202; Kramer Peterson, 232; Trevor Kimble, 222, 257, 651.
NHS: Katie Binelli, 188
Windsor: Linsey Auders, 487.
Greene 36, Walton 25
GREENE – While its offense was not as sharp as usual, the Greene defense was on point after the opening minutes in Wednesday’s victory over visiting Walton.
After trailing 10-2 at the outset, Greene finished the half on a 15-5 run, and opened the lead to double digits for good after an Alyssa Sands three early in the fourth.
“We asserted ourselves in the second quarter, and we played well into the third,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton. “Our defense has been the most consistent part of our team, and it was really good again.”
Sands and Katie Carey had 12 points apiece to lead the Trojans (9-3). That duo accounted for all but two of Greene’s second-half points.
Eighth-grader Emma Smith added eight in the win.
The Trojans host Hancock on Friday.
Walton: Huntress, 1 1-2-3; Smith, 1 0-0-3; Maguire, 0; Wagner, 2 0-0-5; Crandall, 0; Clough, 3 0-3-6; Twyman, 0; Cobb, 0; O. Harby, 3 2-8-8. Totals: 10 3-13-25.
Greene: M. Sergi, 0; S. Brown, 0; A. Sands, 5 1-2-12; E. Montelione, 1 0-0-2; Klecha, 0; N. Flohr, 0 2-2-2; Borchardt, 0; A. Platta, 0; K. Carey, 4 4-5-12; E. Smith, 4 0-0-8. M. Brown, 0. Totals: 14 7-9-36.
Wal 10 5 6 3–25
Gre. 11 6 12 7–36
Three-point goals: (G) Sands. Smith, Wagner.
Bainbridge-Guilford 55, Deposit 19
DEPOSIT – Bainbridge-Guilford held Deposit to one field goal in the second half, and outscored the Lumberjacks 19-0 in the third quarter to pull away for the blowout victory Wednesday night.
Deposit regrouped after a slow start to pull within 26-16 at the half.
“We seemed to be a little sluggish in the first half, and Deposit did play well,” said B-G coach Bob Conway. “At halftime, we talked about picking up the intensity a little bit, and we played a lot harder.”
Abi Selfridge had 22 points and 12 rebounds for B-G – 11 points in each half — and Becca Reyes along with Megan Palmatier stepped up their offense in the second half.
Reyes and Palmatier both had 12 points, Palmatier finished with 10 rebounds, and Jillian Cannistra had a team-high five steals.
Winners of seven straight, B-G (9-3) hosts Walton Friday.
B-G: Nordberg 2 1-1-5; A. Miller, 0 1-2-1; Abi Selfridge, 7 8-11-22; O’Hara, 0; J. Cannistra, 1 0-0-3; Becca Reyes, 4 2-3-12; Thornton, 0; Megan Palmatier, 5 2-5-12. Totals: 19 14-22-55.
Dep. Cook 2 1-2-5; Ballard, 1 0-2-3; Martin, 0; Straus 0; Vandermark, 0; Whitehead, 3 0-0-6; Seymour, 1 2-2-5. Totals: 7 3-6-19.
BG: 18 8 19 10–55
Dep 5 11 0 3–19
Three-point goals: (BG) Reyes 2, Cannistra. (D) Ballard, Seymour.
Unadilla Valley 41, Hancock 39
HANCOCK -Brooke Brown hit a big three late in the fourth, and Julia Oglesby had UV’s last five points as the Storm battled back from an early deficit to beat Hancock Tuesday night on the road.
Oglesby team-high 13-point output came entirely in the second half as UV made up a seven-point shortfall after one quarter.
“It is a long bus ride and we had a slow start, but we finally got it going in the second half,” said UV coach Brandi Whitbeck. “Julia and Hunter (Lakin) stepped up big tonight.”
Lakin was consistent with her scoring throughout the game finishing with a season-high 12 points.
UV: S. Badger, 0 2-2-2; Julia Oglesby 6 1-2-13; Hunter Lakin, 4 4-5-12; Del Sontro, 1 0-0-2; S. Meade, 2 0-0-5; A. Oglesby, 0; K. Fairchild, 1 0-2-2; Anderson, 0; Williams, 0; B. Brown, 2 0-0-5; Bard, 0. Totals: 16 7-11-41.
Hancock: Houghton, 5 2-3-12; Gina Tin, 0; Ashley Drake, 5 4-6-16; L. Simpson, 0 2-4-2; Worzel, 1 4-6-7; Evanitsky, 1 0-2-2; Rutledge, 0. Totals: 12 12-20-39.
UV 4 7 14 16-41
Han 12 4 11 12-39
Three-point goals: (UV) Brown, Meade. (H) Drake 2, Worzel.
Oxford 63, Harpursville 40
OXFORD – Oxford hit its offensive stride in a 21-8 second period to build a 16-point halftime lead in Tuesday’s home win over Harpursville.
While Kevin Davis was again the show-stopper on offense scoring 25, it was a collective team effort that enabled the Blackhawks to grab a 35-19 halftime lead.
“We had nine different guys score in the first half, and we had a good full-court defensive effort from a bunch of guys,” said Oxford coach Tim Davis. “We settled down in the second quarter, and things started to go a lot better.”
Davis added nine rebounds, nine steals, and eight steals, and Trenton Lyons netted 13 points in the victory.
Davis has 52 points over his last two games — his best two-game stretch of a five-year varsity career.
Oxford moved to 6-6 overall, and hosts Deposit on Thursday.
Harpursville: G. Paugh, 1 2-2-4; D. Koranka, 3 5-6-11; Colby Hendrickson, 0; Dan Villano, 1 1-2-3; Dakota Lippert, 0; Billy Stolpinski, 0; Payton Dean, 8 6-15-22; Noah Barriger,0. Totals: 13 14-25-40.
Oxford: Damon Maricle, 1 0-0-2; Jason Davis, 1 0-0-2; Josh Nelson, 2 0-0-4; Rece Camadine, 1 0-0-2; Austin Crawford, 0; Trenton Lyons, 5 2-4-13; Steve Ehly, 0; Angelo Gonzalez, 1-2-2-4; Nick Neer, 2 1-2-5; Kevin Davis, 11 0-1-25; Harry Oliver, 3 0-0-6. Totals: 27 5-9-63.
Harp 11 8 15 6–40
Oxford 14 21 15 13-63
Three-point goals: (O) Davis 3, Lyons.
Unadilla Valley 64, Hancock 44
HANCOCK – Unadilla Valley buried Hancock with a torrent of offensive rebounds turning the momentum of the game around in a hurry in Tuesday’s road victory.
As a team, the Storm pulled down 23 offensive rebounds, a statistic that lent itself to at least 20 more shots at the basket.
“We came out flat and didn’t shoot it well in the first half,” said UV coach Matt Osborne.
Despite the poor shooting, UV erased a six-point deficit in the first quarter to take a six-point lead into halftime.
Tyler Simmons hit two first-half threes for UV finishing with a season-high 17 points.
UV easily controlled the second half behind Simmons, Brett Hanslmaier, and Ethan Grey.
Hanslmaier had 11 of his 16 points after intermission, and added a team-best 14 rebounds. Grey filled up the stat sheet with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists.
“We put more pressure on them in the second half, and we played better defense,” Osborne said.
UV: Andrew Jackson, 3 0-0-6; Ryan Postma, 4 0-0-9; D. Schwab, 0; G. Keach, 0; Ethan Grey, 5 1-3-12; Tyler Simmons, 7 1-2-17; Matt Turner, 0; Brett Hanslmaier, 7 2-5-16; Lance Gage, 0; Marcus Granger, 0; Ferguson, 0 2-2-2; M. Mikalunas, 0 2-2-2. Totals: 26 8-14-64.
Hancock: Joe Gross, 2 0-3-4; Ryan Tooley, 2 2-4-6; Ryan Slatcher, 2 0-1-5; Evan Bass, 1 0-0-2; Lane Bass, 6 5-9-19; Seth Simmons, 3 0-0-6; Worobey, 1 0-0-2. Totals: 17 7-17-44.
UV 12 16 18 18–64
Han. 18 4 13 9–44
Three-point goals: (UV) Simmons 2, Postma, Grey. (H) Slatcher, Bass 2.
Deposit 44, Bainbridge-Guilford 40
DEPOSIT – Foul trouble plagued Bainbridge-Guilford in the fourth quarter as Deposit captured the nip-and-tuck clash Tuesday evening.
The two clubs traded leads through the first three quarters, and it wasn’t until Marshall Petterson cashed in on a three ball in the final 90 seconds that Deposit took control.
“We had two starters foul out and another one with four fouls,” said B-G coach Greg Warren. “We’re not a deep team, and that hurt what we were trying to do.”
Trevor Halaquist made five three-pointers for the Bobcats leading the way with 17 points. “We played good halfcourt defense all game until the last two minutes,” Warren said. “We had that little collapse and gave up some putbacks. It was a tough break; this is a game we wanted to win.”
B-G hosts Walton on Thursday.
B-G: Rideout, 1 0-0-2; Trevor Halaquist, 6 0-0-17;Decker, 0 2-2-2; T. Ouimet, 3 1-2-7; Jones, 3 0-0-6; Johnson, 1 0-0-2; DeGroat, 0 4-4-4. Totals: 14 7-8-40.
Deposit: Tarbox, 2 3-6-7; Anderson, 2 1-1-5; Schaeffer, 1 1-4-3; Carew, 0 4-4-4; Wank, 1 1-3-3; Pettersen, 1 0-0-3; Ronnie Ballard, 6 7-11-19. Totals: 13 17-29-44.
BG 12 11 9 8–40
Dep. 11 8 12 13-44
Three-point goals: (BG) Halaquist 5, (D) Pettersen.
Norwich beats Binghamton
BINGHAMTON – Norwich got off to a fast start led by Cory Huggins as it took four of five points from Binghamton Monday afternoon at Binghamton.
Huggins opened with a 236 game and finished with a team-high 600 series. Nick Deady added a 211 game for Norwich.
The Tornado girls were swept by the Patriots, 5-0. Leah Anne Humphrey paced NHS with a 451 triple.
Norwich won 4-1
NHS (2,780): Cory Huggins, 236, 202, 600; Nick Deady, 211.
Binghamton (2,762): Jeremy Warren, 214; Alex Gilbert, 226; tyler McNeill, 200; Austin Murray, 237.
JV: Norwich won 5-0.
Binghamton 5, Norwich 0
Norwich (1,914): LeahAnne Humphrey, 451.
Binghamton (2,232): Destiny Keesee, 224, 497; Lauren McNeill, 203, 198, 569.
JV: Norwich won 5-0.
Norwich 2nd at Leo J. Sammon Memorial Tournament
ILION – Norwich put together a team performance more to its liking taking home the second-place team trophy at Saturday’s Leo J. Sammon Memorial Tournament hosted by Central Valley Academy.
Just 11 days earlier Norwich was seventh in the Windsor Christmas Tournament.
“I wouldn’t say this is a bounce-backbecause the caliber of competition at Windsor is so high, but we won the matches we were supposed to win, and we dominated where we were supposed to dominate,” said Norwich coach Bob Hagenbuch. “We just have to get a little better at winning the close matches.”
Of the 11 wrestlers Norwich brought, 10 finished among the top five in their respective weight classes. Six of those grapplers reached the finals with Nick Glanville (106), Ty Rifanburg (126), and Cole Rifanburg (138) nailing down titles.
For Glanville, it was his first tournament championship. “It was a huge step in the right direction for Nick,” Hagenbuch said.
Ty Rifanburg rolled to the 126-pound title. He pinned or tech-falled every opponent, and did not surrender a single point.
“He dominated like he should have, and he looked really strong and quick,” Hagenbuch said of Rifanburg. “He’s really tough on top, he’s scoring, and not just content to ride the kid out.”
Cole Rifanburg picked up a 9-2 decision victory in the finals to bank yet another individual crown.
“We’re starting to peak as a team, and we have a lot of big tournaments coming up,” Hagenbuch said.
Following Wednesday’s home dual meet with Windsor, Norwich has the Eastern States Classic, the Section IV Duals, and the STAC Tournament on the horizon.
Team scores: Central Valley, 184; Norwich, 163; Liverpool, 126.5; Cortland, 123.5; Lowville, 99; RFA, 97; Little Falls 84; Whitesboro, 65; Oneida, 60; Oswego, 46.5; Poland, 36; Mount Markham, 29; Berne-Knox, 21.
99: Jon Charles (CV) dec. Eli Rodriguez (N); 5-2. 106: Nick Glanville (N) pinned Eric Bardo, 3:05. 120: CJ Waltz (CV) dec. Dalen Geislinger (N), 7-1; 126: Ty Rifanburg (N) pinned Dom Dellaposta (Wh), 3:54. 138: Cole Rifanburg (N) dec. Isaiah Brookman, 9-2. 170: Jalen Barron (Liv) pinned Brennan Slater (N), 1:34.
Bears capture Ross Cordell Rotary Tournament
ONEONTA – Coming off its first Windsor Christmas Tournament championship, B-G/A/H captured the Ross Cordell Rotary Tournament team title for the third straight year Saturday evening at Oneonta High School.
The Bears, fielding just 10 wrestlers out of 15 possible weight classes, racked up 207.5 points to top runner-up Burnt Hills by 20.
Also in the 18-team field, Sherburne-Earlville was 10th and Unadilla Valley placed 12th.
“With five open weights for tournaments, we’re doing what we have to do, and that is look for bonus points,” said Bears longtime coach Brandon MacNaught. “We had 40.5 bonus points, and we won by 20. That is what we have to do to compete at a high level. Obviously, due to various circumstances, we are set up to be a better tournament team than a dual meet team.”
The Bears placed seven of their 10 wrestlers in the finals winning three individual championships.
Brody Oleksak won at 99 pounds; Chris Cirigliano captured the 113-pound crown with a decisive pin; and Madison Hoover claimed the 152-pound crown.
Nine of 10 B-G/A/H wrestlers finished among the top four.
Sherburne-Earlville senior Jack Buell continued to steam forward with his unbeaten record intact. Buell rolled to the 195-pound championship with a pin of Levittown’s Ricky Almonte in 2:52.
Team scores (18 teams): BGAH, 207.5; Burnt Hills, 187.5; Levittown, 165; Cob.-Richmondsville, 156; Walton-Delhi, 149. Sherburne-Earlville (10th, 83); Unadilla Valley (12th, 68).
Local results in finals
99: Brody Oleksak (B) dec. Greg Hotaling (C-R), 8-1; 113: Chris Cirigliano (B) pinned Dylan Callahan (Sch), 1:20. 120: Marc Bain (Lev) dec. Cody Ferrara, 8-3; 132: Chris Gramuglia (BH) dec. Kevin Hubbard (B), 7-1. 138: Dylan Wood (Wal) dec. Ben Bivar (B), 8-3; 152: Madison Hoover (B) dec. Brian Bucci (Saug), 20-9. 160: Ricky Stamm (Le) dec. Austin Carr (B), 10-5. 195: Jack Buell (SE) pinned Ricky Almonte (L), 2:52.
Marathon 46, Greene 40
GREENE – Marathon made up a nine-point deficit in the second half to halt Greene’s seven-game winning streak, Saturday night in a non-league contest.
After Katie Carey hit two free throws for Greene to tie the game at 40 late in the fourth, the Olympians finished the game on a 6-0 spurt.
“We had a stretch in the third quarter where we turned it over five times in six possessions,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton. “We were doing well running, but got a little sloppy and they took advantage.”
Cassidy Marsh hit three three-pointers in the third quarter to bring the Olympians back. Marsh led her team with 17 points, and Megan Contri scored 15.
Carey had 16 points for Greene, but was limited to two free throws in the second half. McKenna Sergi stepped up on the offensive end in the second half scoring all 10 of her points.
Greene hosts Walton on Wednesday.
Marathon: Clark, 4 0-0-8; Bush, 0; Harris, 0; Krebs, 1 1-2-3; Barber 0; Cassidy Marsh, 5 4-6-17; Allen, 1 0-0-2; Megan Contri, 5 5-8-15; Tallman, 0 1-2-1. Totals: 16 11-18-46.
Greene: McKenna Sergi, 4 1-1-10; A. Sands, 1 2-4-4; Montelione, 1 1-2-3; N. Flohr, 1 1-1-3; Platta, 1 0-0-2; K. Carey, 5 4-6-16; E. Smith, 1 0-0-2. Totals: 14 9-14-40.
Mar. 9 9 16 12–46
Gre. 7 12 14 6–40
Three-point goals: (M) Marsh 3. (G) Carey 2, Sergi.
Norwich prepares for defending state champs
Norwich was one of the best Class B girls’ basketball teams in the state last season, yet it had to watch the intersectional playoffs from afar as Susquehanna Valley captured the state championship last March.
The Purple Tornado were a play or two away from occupying the spot that the Sabers rode to Hudson Valley Community College earning the mantle of number one in the state.
Wednesday evening, Norwich invades SV territory for an opportunity at some payback. Not only that, the Purple Tornado need a victory to improve their postseason seeding.
“We want to get into a better position than Sus Valley in the seedings so the playoffs can go through Norwich all the way to the Arena (Floyd Maines),” said Norwich coach Josh Bennett.
In the driver’s seat right now is Seton Catholic Central, who edged Norwich by two last Friday, and beat SV by nine in December. It may be too much to expect the Saints to come back to the pack, so the number two seeding spot – and the right to host a potential sectional semifinal – will probably be determined by this outcome.
“I think what’s being understated is the importance of playing at home in the playoffs,” Bennett said. “It’s at least a 4- to 6-point difference, and that’s a lot to overcome.”
When the two clubs’ starting lineups are announced, at least half a dozen players will carry with them all-state recognition from a season ago. Each team has three all-state players returning to the fold, and in fact, Sus Valley returns nearly its entire team.
That said, Bennett believes his team is well prepared for the challenge.
“There’s no question in my mind and my team’s mind that we can play with (Sus Valley),” Bennett said. “Having played Seton the way that we did has given us a lot of confidence. We think that Seton is probably a little stronger than Sus Valley right now, and we played Seton a lot tougher.”
Bennett knows that certain teams match up differently than others, and maybe that is why Seton narrowly edged Norwich. Regardless of the matchup game, Norwich has forwards in Meghan Komendarek and Shelby Benjamin that rank comparably with any forward duo in Section IV.
Norwich also has athleticism at guard in Bridget Murphy at point guard, while Makenzie Maynard is a returning all-state swing player who can score from the outside or driving to the basket.
Perhaps the unsung hero of the group is senior forward Kassidy Seary, who scores less than two buckets a game, but is the consummate team player taking care of all the dirty work that does not reveal itself in traditional statistics.
“We need to value the ball and get shots,” Bennett said. “If we do that, good things will happen.”