Mitch Hull scored 10 of his game-high 16 points in the first quarter Wednesday, leading the Margaretville boys basketball team to a 41-31 Delaware League victory over visiting Davenport.
The Blue Devils improved to 14-2 overall and 10-2 in the DL to keep pace with Stamford in the race for the Upper Delaware Division title. Stamford also moved to 10-2 in the DL on Wednesday, with a 44-41 victory over visiting Hunter-Tannersville.
Margaretville will host Stamford on Friday. The winner will clinch the Upper Delaware title and advance to the Feb. 15 crossover championship game against Delaware Mountain Division champion South Kortright.
“It was a close game the first time we played,” said Margaretville coach Jeremey Marks, whose team won at Stamford, 48-42, on Jan. 11. “They’re similar to us. They have some shooters, some guys inside and both teams play tough D and run on offense. It should be a good game.”
Hull’s quick start Wednesday led Margaretville to a 17-6 advantage over Davenport in the first quarter. He also grabbed seven rebounds for the Blue Devils, who tok a 31-14 lead into halftime.
Matthew Finne’s eight points paced the Wildcats.
Margaretville last won the DL crossover in 1995, with a 67-64 defeat of South Kortright. The Blue Devils clinched their division in 1996, too, but their crossover against SK that year was canceled because of flooding, according to records kept by The Daily Star.
B-G 60, Walton 46
Austin Bauerle had 22 points, 23 rebounds and three blocks to lead seventh-seeded Bainbridge-Guilford to a semifinal win over No. 6 host Walton in the Midstate Athletic Conference 5-8 Tournament.
Brooks Harmon contributed 15 points for the Bobcats (10-7), who held a 29-18 lead at halftime.
Dalton Kaminsky scored 15 points to pace Walton (5-12), which received 12 from Colin Adam. Walton will host Delhi in the consolation game of the 5-8 tournament Wednesday.
B-G advanced to the MAC 5-8 final at fifth-seeded Unadilla Valley on Wednesday.