Visiting Unatego dominated the middle to upper weight classes en route to a 50-21 Midstate Athletic Conference wrestling victory over Walton on Thursday.
The Spartans won the final seven weight classes, including two forfeit wins.
The run started with Lucas DeJoy’s 55-second pin of John MacRabie at 138 pounds. Codie Nichols followed with a technical fall victory at 145 over Dawson Beers, and Kevin Thayer and Leland Slawson had back-to-back first-period pins at 152 and 160.
Slawson, a senior, announced earlier this week that he has signed a letter of intent to wrestle for Briar Cliff University next season.
Ryan Marszal capped the run with an 11-4 win over Mike Beers at 182.
Walton received pins from Logan Robinson (113) and Dakota Coffey (132).
Unatego 56, Walton 46
Kellen Komenda scored 14 of his game-high 19 points in the first half as Unatego won its Midstate Athletic Conference opener at home.
Unatego led, 21-7, after one quarter.
“We came out in man-to-man pressure defense and jumped on them pretty good,” Unatego coach Jim Knight said. “We got a lot of points in transition and we got the tempo where we wanted it.”
Komenda, the Spartans junior shooting guard, made three three-point shots.
“We’ve been waiting for him to do that this year,” Knight said. “He’s always a good defender, but he’s been in a little bit of a shooting slump this year. Tonight, he finally started hitting some shots.”
Quinn Barnhart had 13 points and eight rebounds, and Tanner Winchester contributed 11 points for Unatego (2-2, 1-0), which will host Oxford on Wednesday.
Trevor Zandt led Walton with 12 points, one more than teammate Colin Adam.
B-G 65, Afton 40
Lucas Butcher scored a game-high 21 points and had four assists to lead host Bainbridge-Guilford in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Corbin Palmer and Brooks Harmon contributed 15 and 12 points, respectively, for the Bobcats, who outscored Afton, 18-7, in the third quarter to extend a seven-point halftime lead to 50-32.
Rick Parsons had 14 points to lead the Crimson Knights, who received nine points from Joe Schearer.
Austin Bauerle had nine points, 11 rebounds and five assists for B-G (4-0), which plays host to Harpursville on Wednesday.
SV 71, Cooperstown 30
Ethan Bliss scored a team-high 13 points, but the Redskins lost on the road in the Center State Conference.
Noah Sims had eight points for Cooperstown (1-3, 0-2), which will playt Mount Markham on Tuesday.
Sauquoit Valley’s Collin Jackson had a game-high 20 points. Teammate Brady Murphy contributed 16 points.
Roxbury 52, Andes 25
Kendal Sprague’s varsity high of 18 points led host Roxbury to a Delaware League victory.
The senior center had eight field goals and two free throws for the Rockets, who also received 12 points from Kennedy Faraci and 10 points from Shannon Sprague.
Sam Falco led Andes with seven points.
Roxbury (3-2, 3-2) hosts Windham on Wednesday.
Annette Hogan scored her varsity-high of 19 points to lead host Margaretville to a Delaware League victory.
“She was getting to the basket,” Margaretville coach Kyle Holden said of Hogan.
Hogan had 15 of her varsity-high 19 points in the first half as the Blue Devils outscored Windham, 21-8, in the first half.
Margaretville (2-4, 1-2) will host South Kortright on Monday.
Keily Linger scored a team-high eight points for the Warriors.
Davenport’s Delaware League home game against Stamford was postponed because the Wildcats didn’t have enough healthy players, Davenport coach Ray Preston said.
Preston said a number of his players are ill.
He added the game will be rescheduled at a later date.