The Daily Star
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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.
H-T 61, Gilboa 50
Zach Mudge scored a game-high 25 points and led a Hunter-Tannersville squad that outscored visiting Gilboa, 20-3, from the free throw line en route to a Delaware League victory.
Mudge went 9-for-11 from the foul line, and had five assists and five steals.
“To solve Gilboa’s team defense, you have to attack the basket and that was our focus in the second half. You can’t play on the perimeter. You have to run plays against their man-to-man and you have to be disciplined.”
H-T (11-2, 8-1) led by seven entering the fourth quarter and outscored Gilboa, 16-12, over the final eight minutes.
Mudge and Dylan Legg combined to 8-for-10 from the line in the fourth quarter. For the game, H-T went 20-for-31.
Legg finished with 15 points and eight rebounds for H-T, which will host Margaretville on Tuesday in a matchup of once-beaten Upper Division rivals.
Hunter Grace, Tyler Latta and Christian Cooper had 17, 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Gilboa.
Stamford 64, Roxbury 45
Greg Mattice’s game-high 19 points included a 11-for-13 showing from the free throw line as visiting Stamford won in the Delaware League.
“They had a lot of (free throws) in the fourth quarter and they hit the offensive boards hard, too,” Roxbury coach Tom Faraci said of the Indians.
Greg Keating scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half when Stamford opened a 29-18 lead.
Erik Ehrhart contributed 17 points for the Indians.
Eric Shultis and Derek Cowan had 13 and 10 points, respectively, for Roxbury (4-7), which will travel to Jefferson on Tuesday.
Worcester 39, Franklin 30
Tim Mould had 11 points, and J.T. Horne and Jordan Wood contributed nine points apiece as host Worcester earned its third straight victory, in the Tri-Valley League.
Horne and Mould also had 12 and nine rebounds, respectively.
Worcester used a triangle-and-2 defense designed to slow Derek Beers and Alex Brownell. Through three quarters, the Wolverines held Beers and Brownell to a combined three field goals with Anthony Hewitt, Devin Adams and Wood serving as the primary chasers.
Beers warmed up in the fourth quarter and finished with a game-high 16 points. Zack McNeilly contributed 11 points for the Purple Devils, who trailed by least eight points throughout the fourth quarter.
Worcester (5-7, 3-6) will travel to Richfield Springs on Tuesday.
Schenevus 57, G-MU 29
Robert Burton spearheaded a 21-6 first-quarter run by scoring eight of his game-high 21 points in leading host Schenevus to a Tri-Valley League victory.
Burton hit two threes in the first quarter and three more in the third quarter.
“The deeper the better,” Schenevus coach Kerry Mason said of Burton’s range.
Kevin Weinert, on the mend from a high ankle sprain, contributed 13 points for the Dragons (4-5, 4-7), who will travel to Milford on Tuesday.
Tim French had 16 points to lead Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.
Greene 58, UV 32
Justin Hofer and 14 points and David Dufresne contributed 12, but visiting Unadilla Valley lost in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Dan Treadwell scored 13 of his game-high 20 points in the first half, helping the Trojans to a 28-13 lead. Treadwell also had nine assists. Teammate Justin Ekstorm contributed eight points and 12 rebounds for the Trojans (10-3, 7-2), who will visit Delhi on Tuesday.
UV (7-7) is 6-3 in the MAC.
Unatego 73, Hancock 46
Five Spartans scored at least eight points during their Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
Kellen Komenda scored 15 of his game-high 20 points in the opening half as the Spartans took a 35-22 lead.
Quinn Barnhart had 11 points, one more than Tanner Winchester and two more Phil Youngs. Tyler Butler contributed eight points for Unatego.
Ryan Smith and Tyler Phillips had 12 points apiece, and Eli Holton finished with 11 for Hancock (0-14), which will travel to Harpursville on Tuesday.
South Kortright 53, Davenport 47
Trevor Holdridge’s 16 points led a balanced South Kortright attack as the host Rams won in the Delaware League.
Dylan Cole mad a three-pointer with 30 seconds left to give SK a four-point lead. Anthony Salcido capped the scoring on two free throws in the closing seconds.
Griff Metzko contributed 10 points and Salcido had 9, including 7-for-7 from the free throw line for the Rams, who went 16-for-18 from the free throw line.
“This was a really well played game. You know going into a game with Davenport that coach Fisher is going to have them ready to play,” SK coach Bob VanValkenburgh said. “I am not sure I have had a team shoot that well from the free-throw line ever.”
Matt Finne had 10 points and Kyle Moorby contributed nine for the Wildcats.
SK (10-3) improved to 7-3 in league play.
Margaretville 66, Jefferson 29
Margaretville opened a 24-point lead in the first half and cruised to a home victory in the Delaware League.
Mitch Hull had a game-high 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who received 10 points and 10 assists from Kyle Short.
James Reeves led Jefferson with 12 points.
Margaretville (12-1, 8-1) will play at Hunter-Tannersville on Tuesday.
Milford 47, CV-S 29
Peyton Griffiths scored a game-high 17 points as visiting Milford won in the Tri-Valley League. Will Ward contributed 12 points on four three-pointers.
Kyle Jaquay scored nine points for Cherry Valley-Springfield (8-5, 5-4), which will host Richfield Springs on Friday.
Downsville 43, Windham 41
David Saunders had 20 points and 10 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double, but host Windham lost in the Delaware League.
Justin Baxter scored 15 points and Billy Smith had 14 for the Eagles, who gave up a three-pointer to Saunders as time expired.
Morris 62, Edmeston 41
Mike DeLuca and Cody Myers scored 14 points apiece to lead visiting Morris to a Tri-Valley League win.
Levi Decker contributed 11 points for the Mustangs, who outscored Edmeston, 39-16, in the second half.
Logan Vibbard’s 16 points paced Edmeston (4-9, 3-6), which is at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Monday.
RS 69, Laurens 56
Joseph Kelly had 19 points, Lucas VanRiper scored 16 and Benjamin Smith finished with 13 as Richfield Springs (10-2, 7-2) won at home in the Tri-Valley League.
The Indians, who took a 37-24 lead into halftime, also received 11 points from Steven Holland.
Mitchell Barra’s 19 points paced Laurens (7-6).
Richfield Springs hosts Worcester on Tuesday.
Walton 63, Harpursville 53
Dalton Kaminsky had 19 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks to lead Walton to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory at home.
Trevor Zandt finished with 15 points and Eric Zimmerman has 12 for the Warriors (4-10, 4-5), who held a 31-19 lead at halftime.
Justin Koranka’s game-high 20 points paced Harpursville, which received 13 from Devon Dean.
Wyatt Finn contributed nine points and five blocks for Walton, which has won four of its last five games. The Warriors host Deposit on Wednesday.
Delhi 51, Deposit 47
Ben Denison scored 13 points and Brandon Simonds had 12 for Delhi, which stayed ahead with solid free throw shooting in the final period for a MAC win on the road.
Simonds went 8-for-8 for all of Delhi’s points from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, when both teams scored 16 points.