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.”
Cooperstown played without starter Jordan Manikus, who suffered a season-ending injury Friday against Frankfort-Schuyler. Manikus broke his right hand.
Park Summers and Raymond Cabrera scored six points apiece for Cooperstown (9-8), which will travel to Dolgeville on Thursday.
GIRLS BASKEBALLFranklin 57, Edmeston 34
Senior Jordan Beers scored 21 of her game-high 26 points in the first half to lead host Franklin to a Tri-Valley League win.
Beers hit all four of her three-pointers in the second quarter as the Purple Devils outscored Edmeston, 20-6, to take a 38-16 lead into halftime.
“We switched to man in the second quarter, picked up the tempo and were able to score in transition,” Franklin coach Mike Dutcher said.
Beers also had 11 rebounds and eight steals for West Division champion Franklin, which improved to 13-0 overall and 11-0 in the league.
Marisa Cawley scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Franklin, which will host Gilbertsville-Mount Upton today. This game was moved up from Wednesday.
Sydney Smith paced Edmeston with 10 points.
Roxbury 55, Davenport 45
Devin Fox and Shannon Sprague each scored six points in the second quarter when Roxbury erased a three-point first quarter deficit to earn a Delaware League victory over Upper Division leader Davenport.
The Rockets outscored the Wildcats, 20-13, in the second quarter and then added to their lead with a 19-12 advantage in the third period.
Fox and Stacey Sprague each scored 16 points for the Rockets (10-5, 10-3). Sprague also grabbed 14 rebounds and teammate Shannon Sprague finished with 11 points and five steals on a night when Roxbury turned the ball over three times.
Sarah Haight scored a game-high 20 points and teammate Jenna Lutz had 15 for Davenport.
Roxbury will host Andes on Wednesday.
Jefferson 48, Stamford 35
Shianne Bellinger’s game-high 15 points paced Jefferson to a Delaware League road victory.
The J-Hawks started the game on a 9-0 run and led throughout.
Emily Wenner contributed 14 points for Jefferson.
Hailey Jutrzenka scored 14 points to lead Stamford (9-7, 7-6).
Stamford will travel to Davenport on Wednesday.
Margaretville 47, Andes 43
Sami Hunt scored 13 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as host Margaretville earned a Delaware League victory.
Annette Hogan had 12 points and Cora Bruno contributed 11 for the Blue Devils (4-10, 3-8), who will host Windham today.
Andes’ Shianne Coss scored 12 of her game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter, but the Mountaineers never got closer than four points.
Aidan Cohane and Sophia Jaeger led Windham’s boys and girls teams to victory during a Section Four meet Friday.
Cohane placed first on the boys side with a time of 34.92. Joe Pelham (37.14) and Malcolm Seamans (38.45) finished second and third, respectively, for the Warriors, who finished with a score of 72.06. Runner-up Margaretville, paced by Danny Conroy’s fourth-place finish, was second at 80.10.
Jaeger finished at 38.55, narrowly beating teammate Mattie Seamans (38.85), as Windham won with a score of 77.40. Roxbury placed second at 82.61. The Rockets were led by Kailie Vanloan, who finished third in 41.01.