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January 11, 2014

Worcester boys win in overtime

Staff Report

Tim Mould hit the only field goal in overtime and Worcester boys basketball teammate Jacob Grover made the only free throw in the extra period as the Wolverines edged host Franklin, 51-48, in the Tri-Valley League on Friday.

“It was basically a battle of attrition in overtime,” said Franklin coach Darryl Beers, whose team was outscored, 3-0, in the four-minute period. “Both teams battled so hard during regulation that everyone was tired. A lot of guys played a lot of minutes.”

Worcester trailed, 46-45, before Derek Pross hit a three-pointer with 10 seconds to go in regulation. Franklin’s Derek Beers then drove the lane and hit a short jumper to force overtime, where the Wolverines got a basket from Mould and made 1 of 8 foul shots for the win.

Devin Adams hit six threes and finished with a 18 points for Worcester, which received 16 points from Mould.

Beers scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Purple Devils (2-6, 1-5), who received 10 points from Matt D’Angelo.

Franklin visits Schenevus on Wednesday.

Edmeston 74, Schenevus 28

Linton Wainright scored a game-high 18 points to lead undefeated host Edmeston to a victory in the Tri-Valley League.

Wainwright and Logan Vibbard scored eight and seven points, respectively, in the second quarter as Edmeston took a 34-10 lead at halftime.

Vibbard finished with 17 points, including three threes, for Edmeston (11-0, 7-0), which travels to Richfield Springs on Wednesday.

Jacob Darling scored a team-best 13 points for Schenevus.

Milford 54, Laurens 42

Will Ward scored a game-high 18 points to lead the host Wildcats to a Tri-Valley League win.

Peyton Griffiths had 12 of his 17 points in the second half, when Milford outscored Laurens, 27-20.

‘‘It was a very competitive game,’’ Milford coach Frank Spurchise said.

Edwin Rivera scored 10 of his team-high 17 points in the first half for Laurens. Teammate Mitchell Barra contributed 11 points, including a 7-for-7 effort from the free throw line.

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