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February 19, 2014

Laurens boys bump Delhi; Davenport, Milford advance


Gilboa 63, Worcester 25

Christian Cooper scored a game-high 21 points and Zach Perry finished with 18 to lead fourth-seeded host Gilboa to a first-round victory in the Section Four Class D Tournament.

Ben Standhart scored eight of his 10 points in the first quarter for the Delaware League co-champion Wildcats, who held a 22-7 advantage after eight minutes.

“We were able to force their guards into turnovers,” Gilboa coach Andrew Dumas said.

Cooper and Perry combined for 17 points in the third quarter, when Gilboa outscored the Wolverines, 20-3. Perry also finished with six steals and five assists.

Tim Mould paced 13th-seeded Worcester (9-9) with nine points.

Gilboa (15-3) will host fifth-seeded Southern Cayuga of the Interscholastic Athletic Conference at 7 p.m. Friday in a Section Four Class D quarterfinal.

Milford 65, Deposit 52

Peyton Griffiths scored 14 of his game-high 23 points in the first quarter as third-seeded host Milford opened the Section Four Class D Tournament with a victory over Deposit of the MAC.

Griffiths also had seven assists and four three-pointers for the Wildcats, who received 17 points and three threes from Will Ward.

“They played hard and their kids were very athletic,” said Milford coach Frank Spurchase, whose Tri-Valley League champions took a 43-30 lead into halftime. “It was a tough game. They definitely didn’t play like a 14-seed.”

Devin Schmitz paced Deposit (7-12) with 20 points and Gary Fineout scored 10.

Max Lang grabbed 10 rebounds for Milford (18-1), which will host sixth-seeded South Kortright at 7 p.m. Friday in a Section Four Class D quarterfinal.

SC 70, CV-S 32

Ben Drugatz scored a team-high 11 points as visiting Cherry Valley-Springfield of the Tri-Valley League was eliminated from the Section Four Class D Tournament in the opening round.

The 12th-seeded Patriots (10-8) stayed close for most of the first half, but fifth-seeded Southern Cayuga rode a late run in the second quarter to a 33-21 lead at halftime.

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