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December 19, 2013

OHS boys ride threes to STAC victory

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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.

Colin Adam matched Dufresne with 32 points for Walton, which received 12 points from Michael Lindsay. Adam’s night included eight of the Warriors’ 10 three-pointers, with six coming in the second half.

UV, which took a 38-25 lead into halftime, visits Deposit on Friday.

Sidney 76, Hancock 41

Wyatt McKee scored a game-high 18 points to lead host Sidney to a victory in the MAC.

McKee had nine of his 18 points in the first quarter, when the Warriors opened on a 19-7 run.

‘‘He had some good post moves,’’ Sidney coach Mike Brazee said of McKee.

Ryan Smith scored seven of his team-best 16 points in the opening quarter for Hancock.

Nick Meno and Bill Kozak contributed 15 and 11 points, respectively, for Sidney (1-3, 1-1), which travels to Walton on Friday.

Delhi 61, Afton 35

Brandon Lein scored a team-best 10 points to lead host Delhi to a MAC win.

The Bulldogs, which took a 28-19 lead into the second half, also received nine points apiece from Brandon Mole and Connor Gioffe, and eight points from Mitch Reed.

‘‘It was nice that everyone contributed tonight,’’ Delhi coach Warren Kelly said.

Delhi (5-2, 1-1) visits Harpursville on Jan. 7.

Matt Olin had a game-high 13 points for Afton.

Unatego 66, Oxford 53

Tanner Winchester scored a game-high 29 points to lead visiting Unatego to a victory in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

‘‘He played one heck of a game,’’ Unatego Cal Locke said of Winchester, who had 12 field goals and went 3-for-4 at the foul line.

Kellen Komenda contributed 18 points, including two threes in the second quarter that helped the Spartans close the first half on an 11-0 run.

“That was the difference in the game,’’ said Locke, whose team took a 31-21 lead into halftime.

Unatego (2-3, 2-0) hosts Bainbridge-Guilford on Friday.

Cameron Heggie hit five threes en route to a team-best 23 points for Oxford.

Harpursville 57, B-G 46

Ryan Jones and Kyle Hanvey scored 13 points apiece, but visiting Bainbridge-Guilford fell in the MAC.

Mike Carlin contributed 11 points, seven rebounds and four steals for the Bobcats (0-6, 0-2), who were outscored, 25-16, in the final quarter.

Devon Dean’s 17 points paced Harpursville, which received 14 from Jon Andrews.

B-G visits Unatego on Friday.

Franklin 47, G-MU 42, OT

Derek Beers finished with a game-high 33 points, a team-high 12 rebounds, six steals and five three-point field goals to lead host Franklin to an overtime win in the Tri-Valley League.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton’s Nathaniel O’Hara had a team-best 14 points, including four threes. His final one beat the regulation buzzer to send the game into overtime.

Beers sparked a 7-2 advantage for Franklin in the extra period with a layup off a steal to put the Purple Devils ahead, 42-40. Matt D’Angelo followed with his only three-pointer of the game to give Franklin a five-point cushion.

“That was huge,’’ Franklin coach Darryl Beers said of D’Angelo’s shot. “G-MU had a lot of energy. They never quit.”

Franklin (2-3, 1-2) visits Milford on Friday.

Milford 69, RS 59

Peyton Griffiths’ team-best 23 points led Milford to a Tri-Valley League win on the road.

Max Lang contributed 12 points and Will Ward had 11 for the Wildcats, who took a 33-18 lead into halftime.

“They are a very well-balanced team,” Indians coach Bill Stevens said of Milford. “We are a young team playing with only six players, but we keep on working. I felt that we defended well for the most part. They just had too many weapons and we made too many mistakes on offense.”

Roman Hula’s game-high 27 points paced Richfield Springs, which received 16 from Tommy Worobey.

Gilboa 63, Margaretville 58, 2OT

Christian Cooper and Hunter Grace hit two free throws apiece late in the second overtime to lead Gilboa to a key victory in the Delaware League.

Cooper finished with 15 points and Grace had 12 for the Wildcats, who received a game-best 23 points from Zach Perry. Perry hit a three-pointer near the end of the first overtime to tie the score at 54 and set up a second extra period.

Matt Van Valkenburg finished with 17 points and six assists for the Blue Devils (4-1, 2-1), who received 13 points from Kyle Short, 12 from Cooper Reither and 10 from Yair Sanchez.

Margaretville will compete in the Downsville Tournament, which runs Dec. 27-28. The Blue Devils will open against Roscoe at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 27.

SK 63, Stamford 52

Griff Metzko went 7-for-8 from the foul line in the fourth quarter, when host South Kortright made 18 of 26 free throws to secure a Delaware League victory.

“We did a good job shooting foul shots down the stretch,” said SK coach Bob VanValkenburgh, whose team went 26-for-39 from the free throw line overall. “It was a back-and-forth game. The score doesn’t indicate how close it was.”

Stamford tied the score at 49 with about three minutes left. The Rams (5-2, 4-2) then closed on a 14-3 run.

Metzko finished with a game-high 17 points for SK, which received 16 points from Tyler Lamport and 11 apiece from Tyler Faulk and Tyler Magnan. Metzko and Lamport also had five steals apiece for the Rams, who held top Stamford scorer Gregg Mattice to five points.

Jesse Hults’ 16 points paced the Indians, who held a 25-22 lead at halftime.

SK will compete in the Pat Grasso Tournament at Laurens from Dec. 27-28. The Rams open against Milford at 5 p.m. Dec. 27. That game will be followed by tournament host Laurens and Hancock at 7 p.m. The consolation and championship games are set for Dec. 28.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Afton 38, Delhi 34

Payton Cutting scored a game-high 12 points to lead visiting Afton to a victory in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Allison Hannigan had six of her team-best 11 points in the third quarter before fouling out for the Bulldogs, which went into the fourth quarter facing a 24-20 deficit.

‘‘She was our answer in the post,” Delhi coach Todd Bruce said. “After that, we didn’t have one.”

Bailey Sherman contributed eight of her 10 points in the fourth quarter for Afton.

Delhi (2-3) visits Oxford on Friday.

Roxbury 44, Windham 21

Stacey Sprague scored a game-high 15 points to lead visiting Roxbury to a Delaware League win.

Roxbury, which took a 28-9 lead into halftime, also recieved 10 points from Shannon Sprague.

Keily Linger had a team-best nine points for Windham (0-8, 0-5), which travels to Davenport on Jan 8.