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January 13, 2013

Warriors knock off Bobcats

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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.”

Senior center Mitchel Couch returned to the lineup after missing about a month. Couch scored seven points.

“He gave us quality minutes, but he is still working his way back into game shape,” Mackey said.

Mykytyn finished with 15 points – five more than Thompson.

The Yellowjackets (5-7, 2-5) will play host to Windsor on Thursday.

Sidney 54, Delhi 30

Visiting Sidney opened the second half on a 21-6 run and cruised to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Damian Zimmer scored 13 points and Bill Kozak contributed 11 for the Warriors.

“We were not ready for their defensive intensity to start the second half,” Delhi coach Warren Kelly said. “The open looks we were getting in the first half were contested by them in second half.”

Brandon Simonds scored 13 points for Delhi (5-5, 2-4), which will travel to Hancock on Tuesday.

UV 65, Afton 26

Justin Hofer scored seven of his game-high 18 points during a 22-5 second quarter that helped host Unadilla Valley to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Hofer also had seven rebounds. Nick White scored all six of his points in the second quarter.

Bryant Maynard contributed nine points – one more than teammates Nate Mackey, David Dufresne and Hank de Glee. Dufrense also had 12 rebounds for the Storm (6-5, 5-1), who will travel to Harpursville on Wednesday.

Joe Schearer and Ben Schearer had eight points apiece to lead Afton.

Worcester 50, CV-S 47

J.T. Horne scored a game-high 22 points to lead host Worcester to an upset in the Tri-Valley League.

“This is a great win for our program,” Worcester coach Jim Kenyon said of his 3-5 squad. “The kids did everything we asked of them tonight offensively and we gave great effort defensively and on the boards.”

Horne made both ends of a 1-and-1 with eight seconds to cap the scoring.

“I need to recognize our point guard, Anthony Hewitt,” Kenyon said. “He did a great job of directing the offense for us.”

Kyle Jaquay scored 11 points and Isiah Montgomery contributed 10 points for Cherry Valley-Springfield (7-3, 4-2).

Worcester, 1-4 in league play, will travel to Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Friday.

Morris 62, RS 50

Levi Decker and Mike DeLuca scored 20 and 18 points, respectively, as visiting Morris handed Richfield Springs its first loss of the season, in the Tri-Valley League.

DeLuca had 11 points in the first half as the Mustangs built a 37-22 lead.

“They broke our press,” said Richfield Springs coach Bill Stevens, whose team is 8-1 overall and 5-1 in league. “They had quite a few run-outs against our press. They’re a good team. We had to back off of our press in the second half.

“It’s been a pattern for us,” he continued. “We don’t get going in the first half and this time we didn’t come back.”

Benjamin Smith had 16 points to lead the Indians, who received 13 points from Keegan Wheelock-Tanner and 11 from Joseph Kelly.

RS will travel to Milford on Wednesday.

Milford 65, Schenevus 47

Peyton Griffiths made 11 field goals en route to a game-high 27 points as Milford rallied for a road victory in the Tri-Valley League.

“He’s just such a playmaker,” Schenevus coach Kerry Mason said of Griffiths, who also went 4-for-6 at the foul line. “He’s explosive from the wing and when he gets into the paint, he just creates so much havoc for a defense. He can jump and once he gets in those creases, he can just go up over the top of people. And he sees the floor so well he can kick it out to Ward or Rutledge. He’s just a dynamic playmaker.”

Ward and Rutledge, who each sank three three-pointers, contributed 13 points apiece for the Wildcats, who turned a 16-8 first-quarter deficit into a 30-24 halftime lead.

Kevin Weinert complemented his season-high 24 points with 11 rebounds for the Dragons (3-5, 3-3), who are at Cherry Valley-Springfield on Wednesday.

Laurens 46, Edmeston 37

The host Leopards went 6-for-7 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to earn a Tri-Valley League victory.

For the game, Laurens went 14-for-23 from the line. Edmeston finished 4-for-14 from the line.

“Our goal during the season is we want to make as many free throws as the other team attempts,” Laurens coach Andy Carr said. “We did that tonight.”

Laurens (5-5, 3-3) outscored Edmeston, 27-19, in the second half. Pheonix Howard scored all eight of his points after halftime. Ryan Holmes had 11 points and six assists, and Mitchell Barra contributed eight points and 13 rebounds for the Leopards, who will host Franklin at 7 p.m. Saturday in their Coaches vs. Cancer night.

Logan Vibbard had nine points to lead the Panthers.

Franklin 44, G-MU 36

All 16 of Derek Beers’ points came as Franklin built a 15-point halftime lead and the host Purple Devils hung on for a Tri-Valley League victory.

Beers hit four three-pointers before halftime.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton went to a box-and-one on Beers in the second half.

Tim French scored 12 of his 19 points in the second half for the Raiders, who narrowed their deficit to three points with about 3 ½ minutes left in the fourth quarter.

But Alex Brownell and Matt D’Angelo scored off inbounds plays to help Franklin restore its lead. Brownell finished with 15 points.

Franklin (2-4, 1-4) will travel to Laurens at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Margaretville 48, Stamford 42

With Margaretville holding a one-point lead and about 1:30 left, Kyle Short was fouled shooting a three-pointer and made all three free throws to help the visiting Blue Devils to a Delaware League victory.

Short scored nine points in the fourth quarter, including 6-for-7 from the line, as Margaretville outscored the Indians, 18-13.

“We didn’t take care of the ball,” Stamford coach Greg O’Connell said. “All year I’ve been pleased with my team being poised and we were not poised in the last three minutes tonight.”

Short finished with 12 points, one more than teammate Ryan Sanford. Cooper Reither had 10 points for the Margaretville, with six coming in the final quarter.

Greg Mattice had 13 points for Stamford (8-3, 6-2), which will host Windham on Tuesday.

Davenport 53, Downsville 18

Eight of Michael Libby’s 14 points came during a 16-4 first-quarter run that helped host Davenport to a Delaware League victory.

Josh Davi’s 15-point night included three three-pointers for the Wildcats (4-5), who led, 24-10, at halftime.

Billy Smith and Dayton Frey had six points for Downsville.

Davenport travels to Hunter-Tannersville on Tuesday.

SK 57, Jefferson 46

Anthony Salcido scored a season-high 26 points to lead South Kortright to a Delaware League victory on the road.

Salcido hit 11 field goals – including the Rams’ only three-pointer – and went 3-for-7 at the foul line for SK, which took a 32-21 lead into halftime.

The Rams played without top scorer Trevor Holdridge. Jefferson coach Rick Cammer said he was unsure if Holdridge’s absence was related to illness or injury or both.

James Reeves scored 15 points and Nicholas Starheim had 13 to pace the J-Hawks (0-8), who are off until a Jan. 22 game at Windham.

Gilboa 56, Roxbury 38

Gilboa used a 25-8 run to begin the second half and went on to a road victory in the Delaware League.

Zak Perry scored a game-high 17 points and Tyler Latta contributed 16 for the Wildcats, who received 12 points from Hunter Grace.

Dakota Caronia scored 11 points to lead Roxbury (4-5, 4-2), which will host South Kortright on Wednesday.

H-T 65, Windham 24

Dylan Legg scored 17 points and Neal Statts had 15 to lead Hunter-Tannersville, which won on the road in the Delaware League.

Zach Mudge contributed 13 points for the Wildcats.

Luke Rasmussen had 11 points for Windham (2-5, 2-5), which will travel to Stamford on Tuesday.