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.