The Daily Star
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Shelby Oliver scored 13 of her varsity-high 22 points during a 27-point third quarter as Gilboa beat visiting Downsville, 64-49, in a Delaware League girls basketball game Wednesday.
The junior guard had three of her four three-point baskets in the third quarter as the Wildcats outscored the Eagles, 27-15.
“She just got hot, and she lit it up,” Gilboa coach Melinda Koerner said.
Sara Coons scored 17 points, and Brooke Koerner contributed 12 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for Gilboa (6-3, 4-2), which is at Windham on Friday.
Leigha Latourette scored 14 points and Samantha Bingay had 11 points to lead Downsville.
Unatego third in Fla.
Unatego celebrated New Year’s Eve with a win, 39-18, over Seven Rivers, on Monday in the Magenta Bracket consolation game of the KSA Events Holiday Tournament in Buena Vista, Fla.
Unatego went 2-1 in the three-day tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, losing only to the eventual bracket winner, Benjamin School of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
“I think it was a great experience for the team and the girls,” Unatego coach Greg Bonczkowski said. “It is not every day that a high school team gets to travel on an airplane and go to Florida to play in a first-class facility. The ESPN complex is incredible. A lot of college campuses don’t have that kind of facility. We practiced in the HP Fieldhouse, which hosts the men’s NCAA Division I basketball tournament many years.
“For the girls to have that experience,” he continued, “is something I think they will remember for a long time. The whole aspect of traveling as a team, I think is something that will help bring them together.”
Against Seven Rivers, of Lecanto, Fla., Casey Manzanero scored a game-high 18 points and Sarah Mannina had nine points for Unatego.
On Dec. 29, Benjamin School beat Unatego, 50-47, when Riley Burke made two free throws with 12 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Unatego missed four three-point shots on its final possession.
“It was back and forth. I think the lead changed on six straight possessions,” Bonczkowski said. “They would be a Class B-sized school. It was a really good game between two good teams, and I think it could have gone either way.”
Manzanero scored 11 points and Mannina scored nine points to lead Unatego.
Benjamin won the championship game by 20 points over Portsmouth, Ohio.
In the first-round game on Dec. 28, Unatego beat Erie Central Tech from Pennsylvania, 47-31.
Manzanero, Cassidy Newman and Marissa Woodard scored 10 points apiece to lead the Spartans.
Unatego (5-2, 3-0) is at Deposit today.
Brookfield 55, Edmeston 40
Linton Wainwright scored a game-high 16 points, including four three-point shots, but six days after upsetting Morris, Edmeston lost on the road in a non-league game.
“We played lights out against Morris,” Edmeston coach Darren Belden said. “It was the first time we had all our players healthy and we put it all together. Then we come back to school today and (starting guard) Logan Vibbard is home sick. Hopefully, we can get him back for the league game on Friday.
“We played hard, we just did not play smart and quick,” he continued. “(Brookfield) hustled a little bit better than we did. It seemed like they got to every loose ball.”
Austin Head scored 14 points and Jake Cowan had 11 to lead Brookfield.
Nick DeVries scored nine points for Edmeston (3-4, 2-2), which hosts Milford on Friday.
Deposit 45, Hancock 44
Matt Mills made a free throw with 6.8 seconds left to give Deposit a road win in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Mills led Deposit with 14 points.
Hancock (0-7, 0-3) led by five points with two minute left, but Deposit scored the final six points. Tyler Philips scored 27 points, including six three-point shots, to lead the Wildcats, who host Bainbridge-Guilford on Friday.
Norwich 43, Oneonta 39
Cory Corkwell, Thomas Fischer and Kirkland Dolan had pins, but Oneonta lost on the road in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference match.
Norwich won the first six contested matches, losing only a forfeit at 126 pounds.
James Longo (145 pounds) won a decision for the Yellowjackets, and Dalton Ormsby (126), Dillon Farrell (160) and Krishan Choppra (195) won forfeits.
Oneonta will host the Cordell Rotary Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
at Owego Bowl
Emily Loucks rolled a 528 series, and Cami Cleaveland and Caryn Balnis contributed games of 208 and 203, respectively, to lead Oneonta High’s girls to a 4-1 Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory over Owego.
Oneonta’s girls improved to 6-1.
The Yellowjackets’ boys fell, 5-0. Chris Hamilton had the high series of 495 that included a 192 game for OHS (2-6), which will host Chenango Forks on Monday.