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January 10, 2013

Blue Devils need OT to beat Davenport

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Kyle Short scored six of his game-high 20 points in overtime when visiting Margaretville scored 13 unanswered points to beat Davenport, 45-32, in a Delaware League boys basketball game Wednesday.

Davenport’s Justin Fisher tied the score at 32 with 47 second left in regulation. He hit a jumper from just inside the three-point line and was fouled. His free throw tied the score.

“We’re a young team, four sophomores starting,” Davenport coach Lee Fisher said. “We had to battle to get back into the game. After we tied the score, I don’t know, maybe it took too much out of us.”

Short had eight points in first quarter as Margaretville took a 14-6 lead. He went 6-for-6 from the foul line in overtime.

“From our perspective, I think you just treat it like a victory,” Fisher said. “Margaretville, they’re one of the better teams in the area. I think our young kids played hard tonight.”

Mitch Hull scored 13 points and Ryan Sanford scored 10 points for Margaretville (8-1).

Fisher had a team-high 10 points for Davenport (3-5), which will host Downsville on Friday.

H-T 52, Stamford 50

Neal Statts got his points at the right time for host Hunter-Tannersville, which won in the Delaware League.

Statts scored three of his five points from the foul line in the final 1:30 seconds, helping the Wildcats hold off the Indians’ fourth-quarter comeback.

After making two free throws to give H-T a 51-48 lead with about 90 seconds left, Statts made one of two free throws with seven seconds left to make it 52-50.

Stamford’s Matt Anderson missed a two-point shot at the buzzer. It was the Indians’ first league loss of the season.

“It was a total game of runs,” H-T coach Chris Glennon said. “Look at quarter scoring. It tells the whole story. They led by three at halftime. We stormed them in the third quarter, then they came back in the fourth.

“The fourth quarter, it was nip-and-tuck,” he continued. “They never took the lead at the end, but we could not get away from each other.”

Zach Mudge scored a game-high 23 points for H-T. He made four three-point baskets and also had six assists and six rebounds.

Anderson scored a team-high 18 points for Stamford (8-2, 6-1), and Erik Ehrhart and Geoff Mattice scored 11 points each.

Dylan Legg scored 16 points for H-T (6-2, 4-1), which is at Windham on Friday.

Seton 53, Oneonta 42

An up-and-down season for the Yellowjackets hit a low note during a Southern Tier Athletic Conference road loss.

Oneonta (5-6, 2-5) trailed, 34-15, at halftime.

“We were absolutely crushed on the boards,” Yellowjackets coach Jerry Mackey said. “There were second, third and fourth shots on trips, we had bad turnovers and we didn’t compete very hard.”

Traditionally one of the strongest teams in the conference, this isn’t typical SCC powerhouse.

“On Friday, I know we’ll start Jake Mykytyn and Alec Picinich,” Mackey said. “I’ll have to watch the rest of the guys on tape. We’ve had five guys score 10 or more points this year, so we have pieces in spots, but our attention to detail and ballhandling continue to give us trouble.”

Mykytyn scored 15 of his team-high 19 points in the fourth quarter, when OHS went on a 21-9 run to make the score respectable. Picinich contributed 10 points and Kevin Smith had seven.

Michael Korchak had 19 points and Patrick Gosney finished with 12 for the Saints.

The Yellowjackets will travel to Susquehanna Valley on Friday.

Gilboa 67, Jefferson 40

Hunter Grace and Zak Perry combined for 18 points during a 22-4 first quarter that helped visiting Gilboa to a Delaware League victory.

Grace scored 10 of his 15 points and Perry had eight of his game-high 19 in the opening eight minutes. Christian Cooper and Kevin Dudley contributed 10 and nine points, respectively, for the Wildcats.

John Quagliano scored his varsity high of 22 points for Jefferson, which received 10 points from Nicholas Starheim.

Roxbury 59, Downsville 24

Eight of Dakota Caronia’s game-high 16 points came as the host Rockets opened a 21-8 lead in the first quarter and Roxbury went on to a Delaware League victory.

Will Rendler had 10 points, one more than teammates Matt Faraci and Spencer Hinkley, as the Rockets (4-4) improved to 4-1 in league play.

Roxbury will host Gilboa on Friday.

Billy Smith had six points to lead Downsville.

Greene 53, Walton 39

Colin Adam scored 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, but host Walton lost in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Down by one after the half, Greene outscored the Warriors, 29-14, in the second half.

Dan Treadwell had a game-high 19 to lead Greene, which received 13 points from Brandon Davis and 10 from Justin Ekstrom.

Walton’s Eric Zimmerman tied Adam’s team-high 12 points, all points coming on three-pointers.

Walton (0-9, 0-5) will host Bainbridge-Guilford on Friday.