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February 13, 2013

Unatego boys return to MAC final

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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.


Section Four Championships

Windham’s Aidan Cohane swept the slalom and giant slalom titles and a pair from Windham split the girls titles during the Section Four Championships at Belleayre Mountain.

Cohane beat teammate Russell Pelham in both boys races. Both qualified for the state meet along with Brandon Cohane (Windham); Alan Kochan (Hunter-Tannersville); Malcom Seamans (Windham); Joe Pelham (Windham) and Caleb Todd (Margaretville). Windham’s Tristan Jaeger is the alternate.

Windham’s Mattie Seamans won the girls slalom title. Teammates Samantha Simpfenderfer and Natalie Vining finished second and third, respectively.

In giant slalom, Windham’s Sophia Jaeger placed first. Simpfenderfer finished second and Cayley Woodbeck of Windham was third.

Seamans, Simfenderfer, Vining, Jaeger and Woodbeck will join Lucy Davis (Windham) and Kaelie VanLoan (Roxbury) at the state meet. Sydney Schuster of Windham is the alternate.

The state meet will be held Feb. 25-26 at Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua.


Center State Conference Championships

Cooperstown’s Ryan Barrow rolled nine strikes and a spare during a 287 game to lead the Redskins to a sixth-place finish in the Center State Conference Championships at Rome.

Barrow’s 287 was the highest of the tournament. He also led Cooperstown with a 628 series in the 12-team tournament.

Barrow and teammate Keith Thayer placed third and fifth, respectively, on the Division I All-Star B team.

Chris Harloff was an honorable mention selection for the Redskins.

Cooperstown’s girls finished last in the 11-team tournament. Chelsea Beckwith led the Redskins with a 131 game and a 379 series.