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January 14, 2014

Balance is key for OHS boys

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The Daily Star

---- — Five Oneonta High players scored at least eight points and the Yellowjackets opened a 19-point halftime lead en route to a 72-43 non-league boys basketball victory Monday at Walton.

Paul Bischoff scored a team-high 16 points – 13 coming before halftime – to lead the Yellowjackets, who received 14 points from George Foti. Bischoff hit both of his three-pointers during a 21-7 first-quarter run for OHS.

Albert Odero and Jordan Gutierrez had 13 points apiece for OHS. Odero had 11 points in the first half, which ended with OHS ahead, 43-24.

Gutierrez came into the night averaging an area-best 28.2 points.

“He’s a very good shooter,” Walton coach Dave Gardepe said of Gutierrez. “He’s very calm and composed and he doesn’t take bad shots.”

Brock Eichler contributed eight points for the Yellowjackets (10-1), who will travel to Johnson City on Wednesday.

Michael Lindsay scored 16 points to lead Walton, which will travel to Bainbridge-Guilford on Wednesday.

SK 64, B-G 42

Tyler Lamport’s 18 points paced five players who scored at least eight points as visiting South Kortright earned a non-league victory.

Griff Metzko had 14 points, Brett Post finished with 10, and Tyler Magnan and Dan Nelson had eight points apiece for the Rams, who led, 37-19, at halftime.

“They applied pressure and we turned it over,” Bainbridge-Guilford coach Greg Warren said.

Lucas Butcher had 16 points, six rebounds and three steals for the Bobcats, who received nine points and seven rebounds from Dylan Moffitt.

B-G (1-9) will host Walton on Wednesday.

Milford 64, Worcester 22

Fourteen of Peyton Griffiths’ game-high 19 points came as visiting Milford built a 32-12 halftime advantage en route to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Paul Van Warner finished with 11 points, including three of the Wildcats’ nine three-pointers.

Milford’s defense also forced 32 turnovers.

“They’re good,” Worcester coach Jim Kenyon said of Milford. “It’s going to be a good battle Friday night between Milford and Edmeston. That should be a pretty good game.”

Milford (11-0, 7-0) will host Edmeston (11-0, 7-0) on Friday in a battle of Tri-Valley League unbeatens.

Jacob Grover had six points for Worcester (6-5, 5-2), which will host Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Wednesday.

Gilboa 65, Downsville 37

Hunter Grace scored 17 of his game-high 26 points in the first half to help Gilboa to a Delaware League victory at home.

Teammate Zach Perry contributed 18 points and amassed 13 rebounds for the Wildcats who led, 33-21, at halftime.

James Eck paced Downsville with 11 points, including three three-pointers.

Gilboa (6-2, 4-1) will host Roxbury on Wednesday.

Jefferson 60, H-T 53

Michael Greiner scored eight of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to help host Jefferson erase a 10-point deficit and earn a Delaware League victory.

With 2:48 left in the fourth quarter, Greiner completed a three-point play at the foul line to give Jefferson the lead for keeps.

The J-Hawks sealed with 14 seconds left. Caleb Lapinel stole an inbound pass before converting a three-point play that gave Jefferson a six-point lead.

Hunter Minalga had 15 points and James Quagliano finished with 11 for the J-Hawks.

Dylan Legg paced Hunter-Tannersville with a game-high 23 points, and teammate Jordan Radcliffe contributed 14.

Jefferson (2-9) will host South Kortright on Wednesday.

Davenport 64, Windham 32

Kyle Moorby scored 12 points and Michael Libby finished with 11 to lead Davenport to a Delaware League victory at home.

Teammates Josh Davi and Matthew Finne contributed 10 points apiece for the Wildcats, who trailed by two after one quarter.

“We came out sort of flat, but the guys really came back,” Davenport coach Lee Fisher said.

David Saunders and Luke Rasmussen led Windham with 10 points each.

Davenport (9-0) will play at Downsville on Wednesday.

Owego 71, Unatego 52

Tanner Winchester scored a game-high 20 points, including four three-pointers, but visiting Unatego fell in a non-league game.

Winchester and teammate Kellen Komenda combined for 12 points in the second quarter for the Spartans, who trailed, 37-30, at halftime. Komenda finished with 13 points.

“They were extremely balanced and they really hurt us on the boards,” said Unatego coach Cal Locke, whose team lost, 64-63, to Owego earlier this season.

Will Gladney led Owego with 17 points, and teammates Brandon Hathaway and Zane Paradies finished with 15 and 13 points, respectively.

Unatego (5-5, 5-0) will play at Harpursville on Wednesday.