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January 18, 2013

Balanced Jackets top Windsor


Alec Picinich and Mitchel Couch scored in double figures Thursday, leading the Oneonta High boys basketball team to a 48-41 Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory over visiting Windsor.

Picinich scored a team-best 13 points for the Jackets, who received 11 from Couch and at least five from four others.

“We played pretty well,” said OHS coach Jerry Mackey, whose team took control with a 12-6 second quarter for a 23-16 lead at halftime. “We got some stops and we made some shots. Everybody played in the first half and we maintained the lead.”

Paul Bischoff contributed seven points, Skylar Thompson and Jacob Mykytyn had six apiece, and Thomas Slicer scored five for the Yellowjackets (6-7, 3-6), who are off until a Jan. 25 home game against Norwich.

“Going forward, we would like to see that,” Mackey said of the Jackets’ offensive balance. “To beat teams like Norwich and Chenango Valley, though, we’ll need to put more on the board than 48 (points).”

Josh Cady finished with a game-high 16 points for the Black Knights, who received 10 from Nate Wrighter.

Davenport 66, Gilboa 62

That seemingly comfortable 18-point lead Davenport took into the fourth quarter stood at three points when Justin Fisher stepped to the free throw line with 41 seconds left.

Fisher hit both free throws to cap a 14-point night and host Davenport held on for a Delaware League victory.

“I should have been a dentist,” Davenport coach Lee Fisher said in reference to Gilboa’s 26-12 fourth-quarter run. “A root canal would have been a lot easier.”

Coach Fisher said he ran through all of his timeouts as Gilboa made its run. Christian Cooper led the way, scoring all but one of his 15 points over the final eight minutes.

Along with Justin Fisher’s 14 points, Michael Libby had 15, and Corey Hartman and Kyle Moorby scored 10 apiece for Davenport, which outscored Gilboa, 41-24, over the middle quarters.

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