All but three of Colin Adam’s 12 points came in the fourth quarter, including a 7-for-8 performance from the free throw line, as host Walton surprised Bainbridge-Guilford, 70-61, in a Midstate Athletic Conference boys basketball game Friday.
“It’s a nice win for us,” said Walton coach Gary Williams, whose team improved to 1-9 and handed B-G its second loss of the season. “We played a lot smarter. We moved the ball well, we passed well and defensively we played together. We’ve seen some improvement. It’s been coming and we finally put it all together in one night.”
Dalton Kaminsky scored a team-high 20 points and teammate Eric Zimmerman had his season-high of 19 points, including five three-pointers for Walton, which outscored the Bobcats, 27-19, in the fourth quarter.
“He’s shot the ball real well throughout the year,” Williams said of Zimmerman, who had eight points in the fourth quarter. He also finished with four steals and three assists. “But this was his best overall game. He hit some big shots and made some good decisions all night long.”
Kaminsky also had 13 rebounds and five blocks, and Adam finished with nine rebounds and six assists.
Austin Bauerle had a game-high 26 points _ including 18 in the first half _ for B-G, which received 16 points from Corbin Palmer.
Walton will travel to Afton on Tuesday.
SV 60, Oneonta 45
Visiting Oneonta High hit eight three-pointers, including three each by Skylar Thompson and Jake Mykytyn, but the Yellowjackets fell on the road in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference.
Susquehanna Valley, the ninth-ranked Class B team in the state, received a game-high 27 points from 6-foot-8 center Brendan Normile.
“I am very pleased with our effort tonight,” said OHS coach Jerry Mackey, whose team trailed, 45-39, after three quarters. “We are still not executing for 32 minutes, which you need to do when you are playing the quality of teams we have been playing.”