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February 22, 2014

SK stuns T-V champs to reach semi|

Staff Report

The Delaware League has a 50-50 chance at winning the Section Four Class D Boys Basketball Tournament.

South Kortright and Davenport beat a pair of Tri-Valley League teams Friday to advance to a head-to-head meeting in a sectional semifinal Thursday at Oneonta State.

The sixth-seeded Rams upset third-seeded T-V champion Milford, 69-66, while second-seeded Davenport topped No. 10 seed Laurens, 42-35.

The winner of Thursday's semifinal will play top-seeded Edmeston or No. 5 seed Southern Cayuga in the sectional championship game March 1 back at O-State.

Edmeston rebounded from its first loss of the season, to Milford in the T-V championship game this past Saturday at O-State, with a 67-49 sectional quarterfinal victory over eighth-seeded Stamford of the Delaware League. Southern Cayuga also knocked off a Delaware League affiliate, defeating fourth-seeded Gilboa, 73-65, on Friday.

Edmeston and Southern Cayuga also will play a Section Four Class D semifinal Thursday at O-State. The times for each semifinal will be determined next week.

Southern Cayuga is looking to give the Interscholastic Athletic Conference back-to-back sectional champions as Marathon defeated Morris of the Tri-Valley League, 60-55, last season.

SK 69, Milford 66

Tyler Lamport made a pair of free throws with 6 seconds left to lead visiting South Kortright to an upset in a Section Four Class D quarterfinal.

Lamport, who finished with a game-high 23 points, helped the Rams (15-4) erase an eight-point deficit with two minutes left.

That's when Milford leading scorer Peyton Griffiths fouled out. All of South Kortright starters -- Lamport, Griff Metzko, Ty Magnan, Tyler Faulk and Dan Nelson -- scored in the last two minutes. The Rams ended up outscoring Milford, 26-18, in the fourth quarter.

"I was very pleased with the fact that all five starters contributed," SK coach Bob VanValkenburgh said.

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