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February 13, 2013

Unatego boys return to MAC final


Tanner Winchester’s game-high 16 points led Unatego’s boys to a 56-46 basketball victory over visiting Greene in a Midstate Athletic Conference semifinal Tuesday.

The second-seeded Spartans (13-4, 11-1) will play top-seeded Sidney (16-1) in the MAC final at 4 p.m. Saturday at Oneonta State. It marks the third straight year Unatego and Sidney will meet in the final. Sidney won in 2010 and Unatego prevailed last season.

Kellen Komenda and Tyler Butler contributed 10 points apiece for the Spartans, who outscored the Trojans, 15-8, in the fourth quarter.

Brandon Davis and Zach Wentlent had 16 and 11 points, respectively, for Greene.

In addition to Unatego’s boys playing in the MAC final, the Spartans girls also will play for a league final Saturday. Unatego’s girls will oppose Unadilla Valley at 2 p.m. Saturday at O-State.

Spartans boys coach Jim Knight said it will be the first time since 1984 that Unatego’s boys and girls will play for league championship in the same season. Back then, Unatego played in the Susquenango Association.

Cooperstown 58, Hamilton 52

Ethan Bliss scored a game-high 22 points, including four three pointers, to lead visiting Cooperstown to a win in the Center State Conference.

Jordan Manikas and Jack Donnelly scored 15 and 10 points, respectively, and each went 5-for-6 from the line in the fourth quarter.

Ben Yavone and Logan Bailey paced Hamilton scoring 15 and 13 points, respectively.

The Redskins (10-8, 7-5) will await sectional seeding, which will be out Thursday.

CV-S 41, Worcester 37

Kyle Jaquay scored a game-high 13 points to lead host Cherry-Valley Springfield to a win in the Tri-Valley League.

Wyatt Crowley contributed nine points and nine rebounds for the Patriots (10-7).

J.T. Horne had 12 points to pace the Wolverines, who closed to three points in the fourth quarter.

Jordan Wood contributed nine points for Worcester.


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