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January 18, 2013

Balanced Jackets top Windsor

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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.

“A little bit,” Fisher said when asked if his team’s offense has picked up during the season. “We’re certainly taking the time to do more shooting. The kids are starting to build confidence in themselves and their teammates. Most of our shots were in the paint.”

Hunter Grace and Tyler Latta had 17 and 16 points, respectively, for Gilboa.

Davenport (5-7) will travel to Stamford at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Margaretville 49, Roxbury 41

Kyle Short made five of Margaretville’s eight three-pointers to help the host Blue Devils to a Delaware League victory.

“We’re going to try to take what the defense gives us,” Margaretville coach Jeremey Marks said of team’s eight threes. “We had some good looks tonight. We needed them. It was a tough defensive game.”

Kyle Short scored a game-high 17 points, including three threes in the first quarter. Short also hit a three in the fourth quarter just after Roxbury had hit a three midway through the fourth quarter.

Cooper Reither finished with eight points and two threes, and Mitch Hull had eight points and eight rebounds for the Blue Devils (10-1, 7-1), who will host Jefferson a week from today.

Eric Shultis had 16 points to lead Roxbury.

SK 65, Windham 24

Trevor Holdridge and Dylan Cole scored 17 and 15 points, respectively, as South Kortright cruised to a Delaware League road win.

Eleven of Holdridge’s points game in the first half, which ended with the Rams up, 36-9.

David Sauders scored 13 for the Warriors (2-8, 2-8), who will host Jefferson in a non-leaguer Tuesday.

H-T 58, Downsville 36

Zach Mudge scored 34 points in leading Hunter-Tannersville to a road win in the Delaware League.

Downsville (1-9, 1-5) led, 22-21, at halftime. But Mudge scored 25 points in the second half.

Justin Baxter had 11 points to lead the Eagles, who will host Gilbertsville-Mount Upton in the rescheduled consolation game of the Downsville Tournament at 5 p.m. Saturday.