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February 4, 2014

OHS boys pull away from Windsor

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Jordan Gutierrez’s 18-point night paced four Oneonta High players who scored at least eight points as the host Yellowjackets beat Windsor, 65-44, in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference boys basketball game Monday.

“Ideally, that’s what we’d hope for,” OHS coach Jerry Mackey said of his team’s balance. “We put three guys in double-figures and (Brock) Eichler gave us good minutes off the bench. It’s a good win against an opponent with don’t match up with size-wise. We knew it would be a grind.”

Albert Odero and Paul Bischoff scored 14 points apiece, and Eichler contributed eight points.

The Yellowjackets (13-2) built a 46-38 lead after three quarters and then outscored the Black Knights, 19-6, over the final eight minutes.

OHS hit four of its seven three-pointers in the final quarter, including two by Gutierrez.

“They killed us inside in the third quarter,” Mackey said of quarter that Windsor center Nate Wrighter scored nine of his team-high 17 points. “We adjusted the drops and slides in our zone (in the fourth quarter), we ran a couple of times on some misses and Jordan hit some threes.”

Eichler scored all eight of his points in the final quarter.

The Yellowjackets took a 32-23 lead into halftime. Bischoff scored nine points and Odero had eight in the first half.

Oneonta will host Chenango Forks on Wednesday.

Waterville 71, Cooperstown 52

Christian Alexander scored nine of his game-high 24 points as host Cooperstown took a three-point lead, but Waterville responded with a 28-6 second-quarter run en route to a Center State Conference victory.

“We came with a lot of energy in the first quarter,” Cooperstown coach Dave Bertram said. “We were boxing out and running, and then we got tired. We fell off in the second quarter and they kept running. They got a lot of second and third opportunities until they scored.”

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