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January 26, 2013

Sidney boys down B-G, 61-45

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Bill Kozak hit six three-pointers and scored a game-high 22 points as host Sidney beat Bainbridge-Guilford, 61-45, Friday in a Midstate Athletic Conference boys basketball game.

“B-G sits in a 2-3 zone and we were moving the ball well,” Sidney coach Mike Brazee said of Kozak’s big night from behind the arc. “We were getting some high-low stuff inside and that led to nice looks on the perimeter.”

The Warriors (12-1, 8-0) held the Bobcats to 11 points in taking a 16-point lead into halftime.

“We were just playing good man-to-man in the halfcourt,” Brazee said. “We were getting the ball out of Corbin Palmer’s hands and not allowing him to get it back. Hunter Sowersby did a great of not letting him get the ball after he gave it up.”

Damian Zimmer scored 14 points and Brandon Walters contributed eight for Sidney, which will travel to Deposit on Monday.

Palmer scored 15 points, one more than teammate Brooks Harmon. Austin Bauerle finished with 11 for B-G, which played Sidney to a 34-34 standoff in the second half.

Norwich 53, Oneonta 39

Skylar Thompson and Alec Picinich scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, but Oneonta High dropped a Southern Tier Athletic Conference game at home.

The Yellowjackets (6-8, 3-7) were within six points with about four minutes left.

“We had a couple of chances to get closer and then they turned the corner on us a couple of times and hit some free throws,” OHS coach Jerry Mackey said.

Zan Stewart had 14 points to lead the Purple Tornado.

“Against STAC competition, it’s hard to compete when you have two guys in double-figures,” Mackey said. “You need that third guy. But I was proud of the effort, the way we played together and that they cared.”

OHS will travel to Chenango Valley on Friday.

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