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December 19, 2013

OHS boys ride threes to STAC victory

Staff Report

Jordan Gutierrez scored a game-high 35 points and hit three of Oneonta High’s 11 three-point field goals Wednesday as the Yellowjackets topped host Windsor, 75-64, in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference boys basketball game.

“He did a little bit of everything,” OHS coach Jerry Mackey said of Gutierrez, who finished with 13 field goals and went 6-for-8 at the foul line. “It all came in the flow of the offense. They went to a triangle-and-two on Jordana and Skylar Thompson at one point and we got some big buckets from other players.”

Those buckets were three-pointers by George Foti (three), Paul Bischoff (one) and Brock Eichler (one). Thompson also made three threes as OHS fell one short of its season high for baskets from behind the arc.

The Yellowjackets (4-1, 3-1) rallied from a 21-13 deficit after one quarter by scoring at least 20 points in each of the next three. OHS pulled to 34-33 at halftime, then outscored the Black Knights, 42-30, in the second half.

“We’ve got to shore up the defense because we allowed 21 points in the first quarter,” Mackey said. “But rallying was a pretty good reaction to that.”

Bischoff, Foti and Thompson scored nine points apiece for OHS, which hosts a STAC game against Owego on Friday.

UV 70, Walton 58

Sophomore guard David Dufresne hit five three-pointers en route to a varsity-high 32 points, leading host Unadilla Valley to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

“He was making shots from just about everywhere,” UV coach Matt Osborne said of Dufresne, who finished with 12 field goals and went 1-for-2 at the foul line. “He’s a jump-shooter and he can elevate over the zone and score. We kept reversing the ball and he’d make a move to get open for a jump shot.”

Nick White contributed 15 points for the Storm (4-1, 2-0), who outscored Walton, 45-27, over the second and third quarters.

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