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December 5, 2012

Cooperstown boys drop season opener

The Daily Star

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Ethan Bliss scored a team-best 22 points Tuesday, but defending Section Three Class C champion Cooperstown lost its season opener in boys basketball, 57-49, to visiting Sherburne-Earlville.

Cooperstown trailed, 36-35, entering the fourth quarter. The Marauders followed with a 21-point period with the help of 12 points from Austin Jasper. He finished with a game-high 27 points.

Bliss hit five three-pointers for the Redskins, who received nine points apiece from Noah Simms and Grant Davine.

The Redskins return no starters and three varsity players from their 2011-12 squad, which fell to OTC Middle College in overtime during the Class C state semifinals.

Cooperstown visits Morrisville-Eaton on Thursday.

Stamford 43, SK 38

Greg Mattice finished with 11 points and 22 rebounds to lead Stamford to a Delaware League home win over the defending Section Four Class D champions.

Greg Keating hit a field goal late in the fourth quarter that put the Indians up by three points, and Erik Ehrhart followed with two free throws.

Ehrhart, who had five assists and seven points, and Mattice are Stamford’s only returning varsity players.

Matt Anderson scored a team-high 14 points for the Indians, including four three-pointers.

Trevor Holdridge led South Kortright (1-1, 1-1) with a game-high 17. Anthony Salcido contributed three three-pointers and 14 points.

Stamford (2-0, 2-0) plays Gilboa on Thursday in the opening round of the Margaretville Holiday Tournament.

Oneonta 38, Windsor 24

Paul Bischoff led visiting Oneonta to a win in its Southern Tier Athletic Conference opener with 14 points.

After taking a 16-14 lead into halftime, the Yellowjackets outscored the Black Knights, 17-4, in the third quarter to take control. Bischoff scored 11 of his 14 in the period.

Oneonta (1-2, 1-0) travels to Norwich on Thursday.

B-G 54, Laurens 45

Austin Bauerle and Corbin Palmer had 14 points apiece to lead host Bainbridge-Guilford to a non-league victory.

Bauerle also grabbed 12 rebounds, one more than Tyler Johnson for team-high honors. All of Corbin’s points came from the free throw line, where he made 14 of 15 attempts.

Brooks Harmon contributed 11 points and four blocks for the Bobcats (3-0), who host Afton on Dec. 13.

Mitchell Barra scored a game-high 22 points and David Fraser had 12 to pace the Leopards (1-1), who trailed, 35-17, at halftime.

RS 57, SS 22

Joe Kelly scored a game-high 10 points to lead Richfield Springs to a non-league road victory over Sharon Springs in its season opener.

Lucas VanRiper contributed eight points for the Indians, who held a 28-5 lead after one quarter.

Deposit 43, Afton 35

Matt Mills scored a game-high 20 points to lead visiting Deposit to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

James Westfall scored eight of his team-high 12 points in the fourth quarter for Afton (0-1), which hosts Hancock on Friday.

Roxbury 39, Davenport 33

Derek Cowam scored a game-high 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead host Roxbury to a Delaware League victory.

Matthew Finne had two three-pointers and a team-best eight points for Davenport.

Dakota Caronia had nine points and six rebounds for Roxbury (1-2, 1-1), which visits South Kortright on Thursday.

Windham 47, Jefferson 43

David Saunders scored a team-high 15 points to lead visiting Windham to a Delaware League victory.

James Reeves had a game-high 17 points for Jefferson, which shot 4-for-20 from the free throw line. That effort included a 1-for-8 showing in the fourth quarter, when Jefferson outscored Windham, 11-7.

“That makes a difference,” Jefferson coach Rick Cammer said.

Jefferson (0-1) visits Roxbury on Tuesday.

Margaretville 44, Gilboa 42

Kyle Short, Mitch Hull and Cooper Reither scored in double digits to lead Margaretville to a Delaware League road win.

Short paced the Blue Devils, who held a 10-4 after one quarter, with 12 points. Hull and Reither scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Gilboa, which missed four shots in the last 8 seconds, returns to Margaretville on Thursday for a first-round game in the Margaretville Holiday Tournament.