Austin Bauerle finished with a game-high 17 points and a team-best 15 rebounds Wednesday, leading the Bainbridge-Guilford boys basketball team to a 61-46 victory over Hunter-Tannersville in the opening round of the Shalkey/Mokay Invitational at Delhi.
Brooks Harmon contributed 10 points, five rebounds, four steals, three assists and two three-pointers for the Bobcats, who received 15 points, five rebounds and a team-high 10 assists from Corbin Palmer.
Neal Statts’s 16 points paced the Wildcats, who trailed, 38-21, at halftime in the season opener for both teams.
Zach Mudge hit two three-pointers en route to 12 points for H-T, which will play Downsville in the consolation game at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Bainbridge-Guilford will meet tournament host Delhi in the championship game at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Delhi 61, Downsville 30
Ben Dension scored a game-high 17 points to lead host Delhi to a first-round victory in the Shalkey/Mokay Invitational.
Brandon Simonds hit two three-pointers in the first quarter, scoring eight of his 10 points as the Bulldogs finished the period with a 17-3 advantage.
Tom Liddle contributed 10 points, five steals and two threes for Delhi, which received a team-best nine rebounds from Alex Specht in the season opener for both teams.
Sophomore Dayton Fey scored a team-high 10 points for Downsville.
Worcester 54, SS 17
J.T. Horne scored a varsity-high 24 points to lead Worcester to a season-opening win over non-conference guest Sharon Springs.
“He’s been in double digits before, but this is his biggest night for us,” Worcester coach Jim Kenyon said. “He had a nice game all-around.”
Senior forward Horne also had 14 rebounds and four steals for the Wolverines, who held a 10-0 lead after one quarter.
“Sharon Springs lost pretty much everybody from last year,” Kenyon said. “They’re really down.”
Devin Adams had 10 points and Anthony Hewitt scored eight for Worcester, which opens Tri-Valley League play Dec. 11 at Edmeston.