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November 21, 2012

New-look OHS boys fall in Drago opener

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Alec Picinich scored 12 points Tuesday to lead an all-new starting five for the Oneonta High boys basketball team, which fell, 52-42, to visiting Johnson City in the season-opening Anthony C. Drago Tournament.

“We’ve got a long way to go,” said Oneonta’s Jerry Mackey, coaching his first basketball game two days after leading the Yellowjackets girls soccer team to a runner-up finish in the Class B state final. “We missed a lot of shots we feel confident we’ll make at some points this season.”

Oneonta lost seven seniors to graduation, including starters Bryce Wooden, Mike Calkins, David Wright, Sean Getman, Ryne Rivino and Ben Payton. Picinich joined fellow senior Mitchel Couch, juniors Paul Bischoff and Mike Wolstenholme, and sophomore Skylar Thompson in the Jackets starting five Tuesday.

Mackey said the 6-foot-6 Couch left with his second foul early in the second quarter, when the Wildcats went on a 19-10 run to take a 33-23 lead into halftime.

“That hurt us,” Mackey said. “He was controlling the glass pretty good.”

Point guard Thompson finished with nine points, including two of Oneonta’s four three-pointers. Couch, who finished with three fouls, and Noah Sheehan contributed seven points apiece.

“He’s a sophomore who played pretty well for us tonight and gave us some points off the bench in the first half,” Mackey said of Sheehan, who scored all seven of his points in the second quarter. “Overall for the first night, there are things we can certainly build upon. But it’s nice to get going.”

Max Marshall sank three threes en route to a game-high 13 points for Johnson City, which received 11 points from Quinton Johnson.

The Wildcats will play Ithaca in the Drago championship game at 7:15 p.m. Friday. OHS and Seton Catholic Central will meet in the consolation game at 5:30 p.m. Friday. All four teams play in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference.

OHS will be collecting non-perishable food items from today through Friday to support Opportunities For Otsego’s Holiday Basket Program. Fans may donate canned or boxed food in barrels near the gymnasium during the Drago Tournament.

JC 52, Oneonta 42

DRAGO TOURNAMENT

First Round

JOHNSON CITY (1-0): Henry Pellicciotti 0 0-0 0, Colin Arvanitakis 2 2-2 6, Matt Czeitner 2 4-4 9, Nykien Social 0 0-0 0, Ricky Balles 1 0-0 3, Quinton Johnson 5 1-2 11, Vincent Trayling 1 0-0 2, Nick Chilson 1 0-0 2, Max Marshall 5 0-0 13, Cameron Gregory 0 0-0 0, Matt Topa 0 0-0 0, Lucas Reigelman 0 0-0 0, DaShawn Jones 3 0-0 6. TOTALS: 20 7-8 52.

ONEONTA (0-1): Skylar Thompson 3 1-2 9, Ben Southern 0 0-0 0, Mike Wolstenholme 1 0-0 2, Paul Bischoff 1 0-0 2, Noah Sheehan 3 0-0 7, Thomas Slicer 0 0-0 0, Alec Picinich 4 4-5 12, Kevin Smith 0 0-0 0, Trevor Wolf-Gould 0 0-0 0, Taharen Willams 0 0-0 0, Mitchel Couch 3 1-4 7. TOTALS: 16 6-11 42.

Johnson City 14 19 5 14 – 52

Oneonta 13 10 8 13 – 42

Three-point field goals: J 5 (Czeitner, Balles, Marshall 3); O 4 (Thompson 2, Sheehan, Wolf-Gould).

JV games: Johnson City def. Oneonta; Ithaca def. Seton Catholic Central.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Gilboa 47, C-D 36

Brooke Koerner finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds to lead Gilboa to a victory over Cairo-Durham in the Hunter-Tannersville Booster Club Tournament championship game.

Koerner scored 14 points in the second quarter, when the Wildcats (2-0) outscored C-D, 18-9, to take a 27-18 lead into halftime.

Koerner shared tournament MVP honors with C-D’s Nichole Zacchio, who scored a team-best 17 points.

Gilboa’s Sara Coons contributed nine points and 13 rebounds en route to a tournament All-Star honor. She had 17 points in the Wildcats’ 52-49 first-round win over H-T.

Gilboa 47, C-D 36

H-T BOOSTER TOURNAMENT

Championship

CAIRO-DURHAM (1-1): Giovanna DeCamp 0 0-0 0, Maureen Selner 4 0-0 8, Taylor Caputo 1 1-2 3, Allison Lonergan 0 0-0 0, Nichole Zacchio 8 1-2 17, Brittany Hoose 2 0-0 6, Julia Daly 0-0 0, Kayla Waite 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 14 2 2-4 36

GILBOA (2-0): Jana Traver 1 0-0 0, Ashley Vogiatzis 0 0-0 0, Shelby Oliver 2 2-3 6, Allison McGuire 4 0-2 8, Kira Oliver 0 0-0 0, Sara Coons 4 1-2 9, Brooke Koerner 7 7-12 21, Brianna Alacci 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 18 10-19 47.

Cairo-Durham 9 9 9 9 – 36

Gilboa 9 18 9 11 – 47

Three-point field goals: C 2 (Hoose 2).

Co-MVPs: Brooke Koerner, Gilboa; Nichole Zacchio, C-D.

Tournament All-Stars: Sara Coons, Gilboa; Taylor Firmalino, H-T; Taylor Dart, H-T; Keily Linger, Windham; Maureen Selner, C-D.

JV consolation: Gilboa def. Cairo-Durham.

H-T 69, Windham 11

Sarah Murin’s 16 points led Hunter-Tannersville (1-1) to a triumph in the consolation game of the H-T Booster Club Tournament.

Taylor Dart scored all 11 of her points in the first quarter, which ended with H-T ahead, 25-3. Fellow tournament All-Star Taylor Firmalino scored 14 points and Samantha Dibbell had 10 for the Wildcats, who host Roxbury on Nov. 29.

Keily Linger also earned a tournament All-Star honor for Windham (0-2), which had no player score more than three points.

H-T 69, Windham 11

H-T BOOSTER TOURNAMENT

Consolation

WINDHAM (0-2): Mallory Grunethal 1 0-0 3, Rachel Iacono 1 0-0 3, Julie Vining 0 1-2 1, Wila David 1 0-0 2, Keily Linger 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 4 1-2 11.

HUNTER-TANNERSVILLE (1-1): Rae Goss 4 0-4 8, Heather Murin 2 0-0 4, Taylor Dart 5 1-5 11, Taylor Firmalino 6 2-2 14, Sarah Murin 7 1-2 16, Samantha Dibbell 5 0-0 10, Emily Farrell 2 0-0 4, Ema Wilson 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 32 4-13 69.

Windham 3 3 3 2 – 11

Hunter-Tannersville 25 10 16 18 – 69

Three-point field goals: W 2 (Grunethal, Iacono); H 1 (Murin).

JV championship: H-T def. Windham.