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January 5, 2013

Griffiths leads Milford over Edmeston

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Nine of Peyton Griffiths’ game-high 23 points came in the final quarter, when visiting Milford pulled away for a 45-35 Tri-Valley League boys basketball victory over Edmeston on Friday.

The Wildcats outscored Edmeston, 16-6, over the final eight minutes.

Griffiths and Will Ward both hit three-pointers early in the fourth quarter as Milford began to pull away.

“He hit some tough shots and we lost track of him a couple of times,” Edmeston coach Darren Belden said of Griffiths. “He’s a good player. He’s quick and he has a quick shot. We had good defense on him a couple of times and he still made it.”

Ward finished with nine points and Max Lang had eight for Milford.

Logan Vibbard’s 11 points paced the Panthers, who received 17 rebounds from Brandon Fallon, and eight points and 15 rebounds from Nick DeVries.

Edmeston (3-5, 2-3) will travel to Cherry Valley-Springfield on Tuesday.

B-G 57, Hancock 47

Corbin Palmer scored nine of his 18 points in the third quarter to help visiting Bainbridge-Guilford to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

B-G trailed by a point at halftime before outscoring the Wildcats, 19-7, in the third quarter to take a 43-32 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Hancock cut its deficit to four points in the fourth quarter, but with about three minutes left, Palmer went to the line for a 1-and-1. He hit the first before missing the second. Austin Bauerle rebounded the miss, scored on a putback and was fouled. He completed the three-point play and extended B-G’s lead to eight points.

Bauerle, who had 24 rebounds, four assists, four blocks and three steals, shared team-high scoring honors with Palmer, who had seven rebounds and four assists. Teammate Lucas Butcher had 11.

Tyler Phillips scored a game-high 30 points for Hancock. He scored all 12 of Hancock’s second-quarter points on four three-pointers. Phillips finished with seven threes.

The Wildcats (0-8, 0-4) will play host Laurens in the consolation game of the Pat Grasso Tournament at 6 p.m. Saturday.

CV-S 53, Franklin 40

Isiah Montgomery had 22 points and 15 rebounds as Cherry Valley-Springfield won at home in the Tri-Valley League.

Montgomery left the game midway through the fourth quarter with an injured left knee after a Franklin player landed on him.

“We had a big scare,” CV-S coach Terry Brant said. “We don’t know how serious it is. We’re hoping it is just a hyper-extension, but he said he heard a pop. They are going to ice it, and we’ll see where he is after that.”

Of Montgomery’s performance, Brandt said: “He was a big factor tonight. He played a real good game.”

Derek Beers scored 16 points and Alex Brownell had 11 points to lead Franklin.

Kyle Jaquay scored 17 points for CV-S (6-2, 3-1), which hosts Edmeston on Tuesday.

Harpursville 69,

Delhi 39

Mason Dean had 23 points as Harpursville won a Midstate Athletic Conference game on the road.

Dean had four three-point baskets and went 5-for-7 from the foul line.

Justin Koranka scored 12 points, and Devon Dean and Jon Andrews scored 10 points each for Harpursville.

Tom Liddle and Brandon Simonds scored 10 points apiece to lead Delhi (5-3, 2-2), which plays at Unatego on Tuesday.

RS 59, Worcester 29

Undefeated Richfield Springs received 10 points apiece from Keegan Wheelock-Tanner, Joseph Kelly and Benjamin Smith in a Tri-Valley League road win.

“They’re real good up and down the court,” Worcester coach Jim Kenyon said of the Indians, who improved to 8-0. “They’re so fast, they’re like a college team.”

Lucas VanRiper contributed eight points for RS, which held Worcester to zero field goals in a 17-2 first quarter.

Jordan Wood’s nine points paced the Wolverines (2-5, 0-4), who committed 26 turnovers.

“That killed us,” said Kenyon, whose team visits Milford on Tuesday.

Laurens 52, G-MU 39

Ryan Holmes hit all four of his three-pointers in a 16-6 first quarter for Laurens (2-5), which started strong in a Tri-Valley League road win.

“They weren’t open shots, either,” Gilberstville-Mount Upton coach Rick Mohrien said of Holmes, who finished with a team-high 19 points. “We had hands in his face and he was knocking them down.”

Tim French scored 20 of his game-high 24 points after halftime, which the Raiders entered in a 30-12 hole.

“He did a good job of getting to the basket in the second half,” Mohrien said of French, who made 11 field goals. “He got us back in the game and helped us cut the deficit from 18 points to eight at one point.”

G-MU (0-7, 0-4) travels to Morris on Tuesday.

Morris 67, Schenevus 37

Levi Decker scored 19 points and Mike DeLuca had 18 to lead visiting Morris in the Tri-Valley League.

Decker contributed six assists and DeLuca grabbed 12 rebounds, including 10 in the offensive end.

“He was very active on the boards,” Schenevus coach Kerry Mason said of DeLuca, who scored nine points in a 16-10 second quarter that put the Mustangs ahead, 29-15, at halftime.

Kevin Weinert’s 14 points paced the Dragons (3-3, 3-1), who visit Richfield Springs on Tuesday.