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February 1, 2014

Oneonta boys improve to 12-2 with 57-43 victory at home

Staff Report

Albert Odero, Jordan Gutierrez and Paul Bischoff scored six points apiece to account for all of Oneonta’s High scoring a key third period that helped the host Yellowjackets to a 57-43 Southern Tier Athletic Conference boys basketball victory over Chenango Valley on Friday.

OHS (12-2) outscored the Warriors, 18-13, in the third period to take a 44-35 lead.

Odero finished with a game-high 20 points.

“They did a good job on Jordan,” OHS coach Jerry Mackey said of Gutierrez, who finished with nine points. “They had early help and doubled him, but Albert picked up the slack.”

Of Odero’s increased point production as of late, Mackey said: “When he’s going toward the rim, he can finish right or left. He’s a tough matchup. He’s starting to settle in and he’s realizing where his looks are.”

Bischoff finished with 15 points and George Foti had nine for the Yellowjackets, who outscored CV, 31-21, in the second half.

Mark Mullins had 12 points to lead CV.

Oneonta will host Windsor on Monday.

Cooperstown 50, F-S 43

Park Summers scored a game-high 17 points to lead host Cooperstown to victory in the Center State Conference.

Jordan Manikas had seven points before leaving with an injury in the first quarter, when the Hawkeyes (9-7) outscored Frankfort-Schuyler, 17-8.

Christian Alexander contributed 14 points for Cooperstown, which took a 27-22 lead into halftime.

Mark Spina scored 11 points to pace F-S.

Cooperstown hosts Waterville on Monday.

UV 63, Unatego 56

David Dufresne and Brett Hanslmaier each scored six points in the first quarter to lead host Unadilla Valley to a MAC victory.

The Storm (12-4, 9-2) handed Unatego it’s first MAC loss of the season. They jumped to a 21-6 lead after eight minutes, but Unatego rallied to cut its deficit to four points with 1:20 left.

Nate Shackleton made two of his seven free throws with with 40 seconds left to secure the victory for UV, which will play a MAC 1-4 Tournament semifinal on the road Friday.

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