Things are looking up for Oneonta High, even though it fell short in a boys basketball game Friday.
Jacob Mykytyn returned from a fall-season injury and scored a team-best 22 points for the Yellowjackets, but visiting Chenango Valley prevailed, 60-53, in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference game.
“We all feel much better about where we are now than three weeks ago,” OHS coach Jerry Mackey said. “And we’ll feel better about it three weeks from now.”
Mackey said Mykytyn broke his left foot and left wrist in an October motorcycle accident and was cleared to play his first game of the season Friday. He matched teammate Skylar Thompson (14 points) with four three-pointers for OHS (2-4), which lost all of its starters from last season to graduation and was three injured players down Friday night.
Zach Collins scored a game-high 26 points for the Warriors, who received 19 from Chris Ruffo.
“CV’s tough because they have two great players,” Mackey said. “We defended them pretty well, but they still got 26 and 19 points.”
Oneonta, which trailed, 28-27, at halftime, visits Chenango Forks on Tuesday.
SK 65, Gilboa 60
Trevor Holdridge scored a game-high 37 points to lead visiting South Kortright to a Delaware League victory.
Holdridge scored 20 points in the second half, helping the Rams (3-2) rally from a 32-31 deficit at halftime.
Teammates Anthony Salcido and Griff Metzko contributed 11 points apiece. Holdridge hit four three-pointers and Salcido made three.
Zak Perry scored a team-high 16 points, Christian Cooper had 15 points and 15 rebounds, and Hunter Grace contributed 11 points for Gilboa (3-3, 0-2), which visits Stamford on Tuesday.
H-T 55, C-A 44
Zach Mudge finished with a game-high 24 points, 10 rebounds, six steals and five assists to lead host Hunter-Tannersville to a non-league victory over Coxsackie-Athens.
Mudge scored 21 points in the first half, which ended with the Wildcats (3-2) ahead, 36-22.