The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY - otsego county news, delaware county news, oneonta news, oneonta sports

Local Sports

March 2, 2013

Strong first half leads Delhi men to Region III semi

Staff Report

Sean Scott had 14 points and nine rebounds Friday to lead second-seeded SUNY Delhi to a 63-50 men’s basketball victory over visiting North Country Community College in a Region III Tournament quarterfinal.

Stefan Bock contributed 10 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Broncos (27-4), who advanced to a regional semifinal at 1 p.m. Saturday against sixth-seeded Hudson Valley CC (20-11).

Delhi quickly fell into a 15-9 hole about 10 minutes into the quarterfinal but closed the first half on a 27-8 run for a 36-23 lead at the break.

“We played tremendous defense,” Delhi coach Rob Schoener said of what sparked the Broncos’ first-half run. “We did a great job defensively and on the glass. Our lead was pretty comfortable the entire second half. They didn’t get within double digits in the second half.”

The Broncos finished with a 41-30 advantage in rebounds and caused 22 turnovers, with 14 coming on steals.

Steve Carder had a game-high 29 points and nine rebounds for seventh-seeded North Country (17-12), which received 10 points from Michael Boyea.

Top-seeded Herkimer County CC (28-3) will play fourth-seeded Mohawk Valley CC (20-10) at 3 p.m. Saturday in the other semifinal at Delhi.

Saturday’s winners will advance to the Region III title game at 1 p.m. Sunday at Delhi. The Region III champion receives an automatic berth to the NJCAA Division III Tournament, which runs March 14-16 at Sullivan CC.

Delhi is ranked eighth among NJCAA D-III programs, two spots behind Herkimer. Hudson Valley, which upset third-seeded Tompkins Cortland CC, 60-51, and Mohawk Valley are not ranked.


Onondaga 89, Delhi 59

Yaya Soto scored 20 points, but seventh-seeded Delhi closed its season with a quarterfinal loss to No. 2 Onondaga CC in the Region III Tournament at Mohawk Valley.

Delhi coach Amber Devantier said Soto earned first-team honors from the Mountain Valley Conference and third-team accolades from the region for the Broncos, who finished at 14-15.

Text Only
Local Sports

Additional Content
Join the Debate
Additional Resources
CNHI News Service

Is Israel justified to conduct its military campaign against the Hamas in Gaza?

Undecided/no opinion
     View Results