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December 21, 2013

Junior's torrid scoring leads OHS

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Junior Jordan Gutierrez scored 30 points and Oneonta High improved to 5-1 with a 71-56 Southern Tier Athletic Conference boys basketball victory over visiting Owego on Friday night.

Gutierrez has scored 65 points in his last two games, including 35 in the Yellowjackets’ victory at Windsor on Wednesday.

“He can hit that 6- to 8-footer off balance and he’s explosive enough to get to the rim, and he can finish regardless of the angle,” OHS coach Jerry Mackey said of Gutierrez. “Plus, he has such a quick release that a lot of times you’re stuck in no man’s land. He’s gone for 30-plus the last two games and he’s probably taken two bad shots total. It’s not like he’s get these totals on 42 shots a game.”

Gutierrez’s night helped to offset a 30-point night by Owego’s Will Gladney.

“The Gladney kid is a beast,” Mackey said. “He’s a legit post kid.”

The Yellowjackets (4-1 in STAC) outscored the Indians, 18-9, in the second quarter to take a 37-21 lead into halftime. Owego sliced its deficit to 15 points heading into the fourth quarter. The Indians got as close as 10 points in the final quarter, but Gutierrez hit two of his four three-pointers in the final quarter to keep OHS comfortably ahead.

“If he played last year, we probably win six to seven more games,” Mackey said of Gutierrez. “We’re enjoying it right now and it’s all coming within the flow of the offense.”

Albert Odero had 15 points and George Foti contributed 12 for the Yellowjackets, who’ll travel to Chenango Forks at 3 p.m. Monday.

Davenport 68, Laurens 64

Matt Finne and tournament MVP Kyle Moorby combined for seven points in overtime as host Davenport won the championship game of the Lee Fisher Tournament.

Finne had four points in overtime, when the Wildcats outscored Laurens, 8-4. Finne hit two free throws in overtime to put Davenport ahead for keeps.

The teams combined to make 16 three-pointers – eight apiece.

Laurens’ Jared Conklin led the way five threes. He also went 7-for-7 from the free throw line and scored a game-high 26 points. Teammate Mitchell Barra had 21 points, including three threes.

“I’ll tell you, it started right off Conklin,” tournament namesake and Davenport coach Lee Fisher of the teams’ shooting from behind the arc. “He’s tough.”

Josh Davi hit four of Davenport’s eight threes and finished with 14 points. Moorby had a team-high 17 points, one more than teammate Finne, who hit two threes.

Davenport is 7-0.

Jefferson 47, Worcester 41

James Quagliano scored a team-high 14 points to lead Jefferson to consolation win in the Lee Fisher Tournament.

“He was a steady scorer for us tonight,’’ Jefferson coach Rick Cammer said.

Quagliano earned a spot on the all-tournament team for the J-Hawks, who also received 12 points from Michael Greiner and 10 points from Hunter Minalga.

George Clement, an all-tournament selection, went 4-for-5 from the free throw line. He scored six of his game-16 points in the third quarter.

Jefferson (1-5, 0-4) will host Downsville on Jan 7.

Milford 59, Franklin 29

Unbeaten Franklin went on a 14-0 spurt in the second quarter en route to a Tri-Valley League victory at home.

“The second quarter was the difference,” Milford coach Frank Spurchise said of his squad holding Franklin scoreless in the period to take a 28-9 halftime lead. “We played really well defensively.”

Max Lang scored a game-high 17 points, 11 coming in the first quarter as Milford took a 14-9 lead. He also grabbed eight rebounds.

Peyton Griffiths contributed 12 points for the Wildcats (6-0, 4-0), who will play South Kortright in the Laurens Christmas Tournament on Friday.

Derek Beers’ seven points paced the Purple Devils.

Unatego 72, B-G 43

Kellen Komenda and Tanner Winchester scored 21 and 14 points, respectively, to lead host Unatego to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Komenda’s night included four three-pointers.

“He’s just a good shooter,” Unatego coach Cal Locke said of Komenda. “They’re not necessarily open threes, but he just takes them. His defense was good today, too.”

Shane Bucci contributed eight points and seven rebounds for the Spartans (3-3, 3-0), who will host Owego at 1 p.m. Jan. 3.

Lucas Butcher had 14 points to lead Bainbridge-Guilford.

UV 59, Deposit 51

David Dufresne scored a game-high 24 points and Nate Shackleton finished with 21 points to lead visiting Unadilla Valley in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Shackleton went 3-for-4 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to help the Storm seal it.

Dufresne and Shackleton also combined to hit all five of UV’s three-pointers. Dufresne, a sophomore, had three.

“He’s very athletic,” UV coach Matt Osborne said of Dufresne.

The Storm (5-1, 3-0) will play Oxford in the opening round of the UV Tournament on Dec. 27.

Matt Mills and Ron Ballard had 14 points apiece for Deposit.

Roxbury 42, Windham 37

Matt Faraci, Will Rendler and Sam Nash combined to score 15 points in the fourth quarter as host Roxbury rallied for a Delaware League victory.

Faraci scored six of his team-high 12 points in the fourth quarter. Rendler scored half of his 10 points and Nash had four of his team points over the final eight minutes, when the Rockets outscored Windham, 18-9.

Devin Drum had 13 points and David Saunders finished with 11 for the Warriors.

Gilboa 61, Stamford 56

Christian Cooper scored seven of his game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter, when host Gilboa pulled away for a Delaware League victory.

Zach Perry contributed four his 10 points in the final quarter as the Wildcats outscored Stamford, 21-17, over the final eight minutes.

“It’s really hard to match up with Stamford’s size,” Gilboa coach Andy Dumas said. “We had to make some adjustments to that.”

Hunter Grace finished with 13 points for Gilboa (3-1, 2-0), which will host Schenevus on Jan. 3.

Jesse Hults scored 13 of his team-high 19 points in the second half for Stamford, which received 13 points from Gregg Mattice.

Edmeston 60, CV-S 28

Logan Vibbard and Brandon Fallon each scored 13 points to lead host Edmeston to victory in the Tri-Valley League.

Vibbard and Fallon combined for 19 points in the first half as the Panthers took a 15-point advantage heading into halftime. Fallon also contributed 14 rebounds, one fewer than teammate Nick DeVries.

‘‘They controlled the pace for us,’’ Edmeston coach Darren Belden said.

Edmeston (7-0, 5-0) will face Brookfield in the first round of the Morris Tournament at 5 p.m. on Dec 27.

Dustin Collins had a team-high eight points for Cherry Valley-Springfield.

Sidney 72, Walton 50

Billy Kozak matched his varsity-high of 27 points to lead visiting Sidney to a Midstate Athletic Conference win.

Kozak had 17 points in the first half, including four threes, as the Warriors held a 41-27 lead at halftime.

‘‘He was very hot in the first two quarters,’’ Walton coach David Gardepe said.

Wyatt McKee had 20 points and a team-best 13 rebounds for Sidney, which will face Fort Plain on Dec. 27 in the Dick White Tournament at Cooperstown.

Michael Lindsay contributed a team-high 13 points for Walton (1-4), which will visit Stamford on Jan 3.

RS 39, G-MU 32

Tommy Worobey and Roman Hula had 15 and 13 points, respectively, as host Richfield Springs won in the Tri-Valley League.

Nathaniel O’Hara had 10 points to lead Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.

Germantown 69, H-T 46

Jake Davis had 12 points, five assists and three steals for Hunter-Tannersville, which lost a non-league at Columbia-Greene Community College.

Jordan Radcliffe contributed seven points for the Wildcats (2-5), who will host Stamford on Jan. 9.

Matt Marrish had 24 points to lead Germantown (6-0).