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December 3, 2012

Dynamic duo leads Patriots to Remy crown

The Daily Star

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Kyle Jaquay and Isiah Montgomery combined for 40 points Saturday, leading Cherry Valley-Springfield to a 47-42 boys basketball victory over host Milford in the championship game of the Anton Remy Tournament.

“The two biggest things are giving credit to the two kids who scored 40 of their 47 points,” Milford coach Frank Spurchise said. “Montgomery gave us some trouble underneath. He’s 6-foot-1 or so, but he can jump out of the doggone gym and he’s good around the basket. Jaquay went 8-for-10 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter and that was huge. The end of the game came down to pretty much him hitting the free throws.”

Jaquay, who scored 12 points in the final period, shared tournament MVP honors with Montgomery as the two helped the Patriots to a 2-0 start this season.

Peyton Griffiths scored 17 points and fellow all-tournament selection Paul VanWarner had four for the Wildcats (1-1), who rallied from a 16-4 deficit after one quarter to pull to 20-18 by halftime.

“We couldn’t stop Montgomery inside and we were cold,” Spurchise said. “We woke up in the second quarter and we came back and took the lead at one point. It was a good game. That’s the way it’s going to be in the Tri-Valley League this year.”

Milford is off until Dec. 12, when it hosts Unadilla Valley in a non-league game.

Franklin 35, Roxbury 25

All-tournament selection Alex Brownell, a senior guard, hit a varsity-best six three-pointers en route to a game-high 20 points as Franklin won the consolation game of the Anton Remy Tournament in Milford.

Brownell scored all of his points before the fourth quarter for the Purple Devils (1-1), who received nine points from Derek Beers.

Dakota Caronia’s eight points paced the Rockets (0-2), who received five from all-tournament pick Spencer Hinkley.

Franklin hosts Schenevus on Dec. 11.

Schwan Tournament

Bill Kozak scored 18 points to lead Sidney to a 41-34 consolation victory in the Tom Schwan Tournament in Norwich.

Patrick Gosney and Michael Korchak scored 12 points each for Seton Catholic Central.

On Friday, Sidney lost to Utica Notre Dame, 66-49, in the opening round.

Simon Pitman scored 34 points for Notre Dame and Kevin Warmack had 18.

Kozak and Mike Ward scored 13 points apiece for Sidney (1-1), which hosts Owego on Dec. 10.

B-G 55, Delhi 47

Brooks Harmon and Corbin Palmer combined for 19 of Bainbridge-Guilford’s 32 second-half points as the Bobcats rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to beat the host school in the final of the Shalkey/Mokay Tournament.

“Their defense stiffened up on us,” Delhi coach Warren Kelly said. “We started shooting quite poor in the second half. We also had a hard time rebounding against them. They got more offensive rebounds than we could afford to give up. As a team, we didn’t have five guys crashing like we needed on defense.”

All-tournament picks Ben Denison and Brandon Simonds had 16 and 14 points, respectively, to lead the Bulldogs. In the first half, Simonds had 12 points and Denison had 10 as the Bulldogs took a 35-23 lead into halftime.

But B-G outscored Delhi, 32-12, in the second half.

Harmon finished with 16 points and all-tournament selection Palmer had 13 for the Bobcats, who received respective 10- and nine-point nights from Lucas Butcher and Nick Gronowski.

Tournament MVP Austin Bauerle had seven points for B-G.

H-T 55, Downsville 31

All-tournament pick Zach Mudge scored his varsity-high of 28 points to lead Hunter-Tannersville to a consolation victory in the Shalkey/Mokay Tournament at Delhi.

Mudge and sharp-shooting counterpart Justin Baxter scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, in the first quarter as H-T took a 20-16 lead. Mudge hit two of his four three-pointers and Baxter had four of his five threes in the opening eight minutes.

“Both boys put on a shooting clinic,” H-T coach Chris Glennon said.

Glennon said he switched from zone to man-to-man in the second quarter. Dylan Legg guarded Baxter – an all-tournament selection – and held him to one three-pointer over the final three quarters.

“Dylan locked him down,” Glennon said.

Sophomore Mike Tancredi contributed 10 points and seven rebound for the Wildcats (1-1), who travel to Davenport on Thursday.

S-E 55, UV 31

Justin Hofer scored nine points to lead Unadilla Valley in the Sherburne-Earlville Tournament consolation game.

Austin Jasper scored 18 points, Juliene Alsheimer had 13 and Mick Khoury contributed 12 for the Marauders.

UV (0-2) plays a non-league game at Milford on Dec. 12.