The Daily Star
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Alec Picinich’s 16 points led Oneonta High to a 58-46 non-league boys basketball victory Tuesday at Unatego.
Twelve of Picinich’s points came in the first half, which ended with the Yellowjackets leading, 34-18.
Skylar Thompson contributed 14 points and Noah Sheehan’s eight-point night included two three-pointers for the Yellowjackets (2-3), who received nine points from Mitchel Couch.
Down, 48-24, after three quarters, Unatego rallied in the fourth, outscoring Oneonta 22-10, but it was “too little, too late” according to Spartans coach Jim Knight.
Quinn Barnhart and Tanner Winchester scored 12 points apiece for the Spartans (1-2), who’ll host Walton on Thursday.
Oneonta will play host to Chenango Valley on Friday.
Morris 52, CV-S 39
Mike DeLuca and Levi Decker finished with 19 and 18 points, respectively, to lead host Morris past a foul-prone Cherry Valley-Springfield squad in the Tri-Valley League.
“They had some foul trouble,” Morris coach Dave Sander said of the rematch of last season’s Tri-Valley League crossover final that Morris won, 55-40. “Their big guns, (Kyle) Jaquay and (Isiah) Montgomery, were in foul trouble. That was part of the reason. They lost their offensive threats. At the end of the third quarter and beginning of the fourth, they were both sitting.”
Decker hit four three-pointers and DeLuca contributed two from behind the arc.
“They played hard,” Sander of the Patriots. “They have a lot of new guys and we have a lot of old guys. We’re not up to where we should be right now.
“But they played hard,” he continued. “They rebounded really well. Montgomery is tough to keep off the glass.”
Jaquay scored 12 points and Montgomery finished with eight.
Morris (2-0, 1-0) will play host to Worcester on Friday.
Edmeston 56, Worcester 35
Logan Vibbard had 22 points, nine rebound and seven steals to lead host Edmeston to a Tri-Valley League victory.
Nine of Vibbard’s points came in the third quarter, when the Panthers outscored Worcester, 20-10, to take a 48-31 lead.
“He grabbed a bunch of steals that quarter,” Edmeston coach Darren Belden said of Vibbard.
The Panthers’ Jordan Ruffles suffered a left knee injury early in the third quarter and left in an ambulance.
Linton Wainwright contributed 10 points for Edmeston (2-1, 1-0), which will travel to Schenevus on Friday.
Anthony Hewitt had nine points to lead Worcester.
Schenevus 41, Franklin 36
Eleven of Kevin Weinert’s game-high 21 points were scored during a 19-3 second-quarter spurt that lifted visiting Schenevus in the Tri-Valley League.
Robert Burton contributed 13 points for Schenevus. He hit both of his three-pointers in the second quarter, which ended with the Dragons leading, 26-12.
Franklin (1-2, 0-2) rallied in the fourth quarter, when Derek Beers scored 10 of his team-high 19 points. The Purple Devils closed their deficit to four points but got no closer.
Matt D’Angelo contributed nine points for Franklin, which will travel to Richfield Springs on Friday.
Delhi 62, Walton 45
Brandon Simonds scored a game-high 19 points to lead visiting Delhi to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
Cameron Murphy scored a team-high 10 points, and Trevor Zandt contributed six points, eight rebounds, and five steals for the Warriors (0-3), who visit Unatego on Thursday.
Harpursville 45, Afton 38
Mitch Decker hit five three-pointers in a 15-point night, but host Afton fell in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Mason Dean scored seven of his game-high 16 points in the first quarter as the Hornets took a 20-12 lead.
Afton (1-3, 1-2) will travel to Bainbridge-Guilford on Thursday.