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December 13, 2012

Blue Devils rally to beat H-T


Junior Kyle Short scored 17 of his varsity-high 23 points in the second half as host Margaretville rallied for a 66-60 Delaware League boys basketball victory over Hunter-Tannersville on Wednesday.

Short hit three of his six three-pointer and went 3-for-4 from the line as Margaretville outscored the Wildcats, 23-8, in the third quarter to turn a 31-21 halftime deficit into a 43-39 lead.

“He definitely got hot in the third and fourth quarters,” Blue Devils coach Jeremey Marks said of Short. “He got good looks and knocked them down. Matt VanValkenburg had 10 assists and created some of those opportunities.”

The Blue Devils (4-1, 2-1) went 11-for-19 from the line in the fourth quarter to seal it. Mitch Hull, Ryan Sanford and Short went a combined 8-for-11 from the line over the final eight minutes.

Sanford finished with 16 points, Hull had 11 and Cooper Reither contributed 10 for the winners.

“One of the things about this team is we’re unselfish,” Marks said. “On any given night, any one of our guys can step up.”

Zach Mudge scored 12 of his team-high 16 points in the first half in helping H-T to a 10-point halftime advantage. Dylan Legg and Neal Statts had 15 and 13 points, respectively, for the Wildcats.

Margaretville will travel to Windham on Friday.

Richfield Springs 65, G-MU 33

Benjamin Smith scored a game-high 14 points to lead visiting Richfield Springs to a Tri-Valley Conference victory.

Lucas VanRiper scored 12 points _ two more than teammate Roman Hula.

“They came out strong and took care of the ball,” said Gilbertsville-Mount Upton coach Rick Mohrien, whose team trailed, 26-2, after the first quarter.

G-MU (0-3, 0-1), which received 12 points from Tim French, visits Milford on Friday.

Roxbury 73, Jefferson 30

All but three of Spencer Hinkley’s game-high 15 points were scored as the host Rockets built a 23-point first-quarter lead en route to a Delaware League victory.

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