Oneonta High’s boys climbed out of a 13-point halftime deficit by holding Susquehanna Valley to eight points in the second half of a 64-50 Southern Tier Athletic Conference basketball victory Thursday at OHS.
The Yellowjackets (9-1, 6-1) trailed, 42-29, at halftime.
“We played with more energy,” OHS coach Jerry Mackey said of outscoring the Sabers, 35-8, over the final two quarters. “We gave up a lot of easy looks in the first half. We had a lot of poor close-outs and their guards went crazy with dribble penetration.
“Offensively, we were standing around hoping Jordan would do things,” he continued.
Jordan Gutierrez scored 34 points for the Yellowjackets. Albert Odero contributed 18 for OHS.
Oneonta outscored SV, 18-3, in the third period.
Late in the third quarter, OHS forced a steal on the defensive end and passed ahead to Odero, who dunked it.
“That got the crowd going,” Mackey said.
When George Foti hit a three-pointer late in the quarter, OHS took a 47-45 lead into the final quarter.
“We turned them over quite a bit and got out and ran,” Mackey said of his team’s 17-5 fourth-quarter run.
Jason Fiorentino had 22 points to lead the Sabers.
“We’re only good if we play with energy,” Mackey said. “In the second half, we started Ben Southern, Kevin Smith, Paul Bischoff, Albert and Jordan, and the energy level was great.”
The Yellowjackets will travel to Walton on Monday.
Davenport 38, Margaretville 31
Davenport defenders limited visiting Margaretville to 10 points after halftime en route to a Delaware League victory.
“I thought we played really strong defense,” Davenport coach Lee Fisher said. “In the first half we were switching zone and man, but in the second half we went to man defense and we played well.”
Margaretville, which received nine points from Kyle Short, led, 21-18, at halftime.
Davenport (8-0) outscored the Blue Devils, 11-3, in the third quarter. Josh Davi scored four of his game-high 13 points in that quarter.
“We were controlling the boards as well,” Fisher said.
Kyle Wamsley finished with 12 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats. He had four points in the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats will host Windham on Monday.
Downsville 46, Roxbury 35
David Doig scored all but of his team-high 16 points as host Downsville built a 31-16 halftime lead en route to a Delaware League victory.
Doig also had 11 rebounds.
“Our guards did a nice job finding him in the paint and he did a great job finishing tonight,” Downsville coach Kevin Wilbur said of Doig, a 6-footer.
Justin Baxter and Billy Smith had 15 and 13 points, respectively, for the Eagles (5-4, 3-2), who will travel to Gilboa on Monday. Smith contributed eight steals as well.
William Rendler and Matt Faraci had 16 and 13 points, respectively, for Roxbury.
Stamford 60, H-T 30
Greg Keating’s 16 points helped host Stamford to a Delaware League victory.
Keating and Matt Anderson had eight points apiece as Stamford outscored Hunter-Tannersville, 28-6, in the third quarter to take a 53-21 lead into the final quarter.
Anderson, who had five rebounds and four steals, and Gregg Mattice had 12 points apiece. Mattice also had 12 rebounds.
The Indians (7-3, 4-2) will travel to Margaretville on Wednesday.
Jordan Radcliffe had 11 points for the Wildcats.
B-G 58, Hancock 54
Mike Carlin and Lucas Butcher combined to hit five free throws in overtime as host Bainbridge-Guilford earned a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
The Bobcats trailed by four with 50 seconds left in regulation. Butcher converted a three-point play off an inbounds play and Carlin made a free throw with 17 seconds left to force overtime.
Carlin finished with 20 points. Butcher had 16 points and Kyle Hanvey finished with 10 for the Bobcats (1-7), who will travel to Deposit tonight.
Ryan Smith and Eli Holton had 21 and 19 points, respectively, for Hancock.
Gilboa 56, Jefferson 18
Ben Standhart’s 24 points paced Gilboa to a Delaware League victory at home.
Zach Perry contributed 14 points and Hunter Grace had 11 for the Wildcats (5-2, 3-1), who will host Downsville on Monday.
Michael Greiner and Nathan Jonker had eight points apiece for Jefferson.
Sidney 57, Afton 45
The host Warriors switched to a zone before outscoring Afton, 22-10, in the fourth quarter of their Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
“We were having trouble guarding them, so we switched to a half-court trap and then back to zone, and that seemed to work,” Sidney coach Mike Brazee said.
Wyatt McKee scored eight of his 11 points in the final quarter. Sidney sealed the victory by going 7-for-8 from the line down the stretch. Nick Meno (12 points) went 4-for-4 and Trey Larson (13 points) went 3-for-4.
Billy Kozak scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half for Sidney (4-5, 4-1), which will host Delhi on Wednesday.
Kyle Hinman had 15 points to lead Afton, which received 10 points from Matt Olin.
Cooperstown 56, Central Valley 48
Mallory Arthurs scored six of her 10 points as visiting Cooperstown went on a 15-6 run in the third quarter that helped it to a Center State Conference victory.
Cooperstown trailed, 31-29, at halftime.
“We thought we could press and in the second quarter they scored 19 points,” Cooperstown coach Mike Niles said. “Then we just tried to play a half-court game and built some separation.”
Midway through the final quarter, SJ Morosko turned a steal into a layup and Maggie Hall hit a three-pointer as Coopestown took a 12-point lead.
Liz Millea had a game-high 16 points. Hall finished with 14 points. Lucy Ford had nine points, 15 rebounds and nine blocks.
Arthurs also had 10 rebounds for Coopestown (6-3, 3-2), which will host Vernon-Verona-Sherrill at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Walton 51, Oxford 35
Pins by Logan Robinson (126 pounds) and Dylan Wood (132) helped Walton to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
BGAH 75, UV 12
Chris Cirigliano (106 pounds), Collin Hotaling (113), Austin Carr (132), Michael David Robinson (145), Jamie Griswold and Colby Foster (170) all earned pins in Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville’s Midstate Athletic Conference victory on the road.
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Skyler Taylor strung together eight strikes in a 247 game for Cooperstown, which dropped a Center State Conference match to Sauquoit Valley, 4-1.
Taylor had a 596 series.
Paige Hewitt’s 340 series paced Cooperstown’s girls, who also lost, 4-1.