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December 11, 2013

Gutierrez & Co. lead Jackets to STAC triumph

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Jordan Gutierrez finished with a game-high 27 points and nine rebounds to lead Oneonta High to a 66-41 boys basketball victory over Chenango Valley on Tuesday night in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference.

Gutierrez hit five of Oneonta’s season-high 12 three-point field goals. George Foti contributed four threes for the Yellowjackets (3-1, 2-1), who got one apiece from Albert Odero, Mike Wolstenholme and Brock Eichler.

“Jordan started out with three threes to start the game, so they switched to box-and-one on him,” OHS coach Jerry Mackey said. “Then Wolstenholme hit a three and Albert Odero and Ben Southern each made a basket. They stayed in the box-and-one and then Foti came in and hit three threes, so they went back to man.”

Foti finished with 12 points and Odero had 11 for the Jackets, who took a 36-21 lead into halftime.

Gutierrez followed with 10 points in a 21-10 third period for OHS, which received seven from Odero in the quarter.

“We had good spacing, so it was tough for them to double (Gutierrez),” Mackey said. “We had a good start and it’s good to see the other kids step up. Jordan’s going to get his for sure, but it’s good to see that happen when other guys are scoring, too.”

OHS visits Windsor for a STAC game Dec. 18.

Deposit 58, B-G 52

Kyle Hanvey had 15 points and five steals for Bainbridge-Guilford, which lost a non-league game at home.

Mike Carlin contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats (0-4), who were outscored, 21-9, in the fourth quarter.

“We just couldn’t buy a basket and we didn’t execute well,” B-G coach Greg Warren said. “We did a nice job up to that point. We pressed most of the game and played pretty good defensively, but execution hurt us at the end.”

David Schaeffer’s game-high 19 points paced the Lumberjacks, who received 14 from Gary Fineout.

B-G opens its Midstate Athletic Conference schedule Thursday at Afton.

LF 63, Cooperstown 52

Christian Alexander scored 11 of his game-high 20 points in the second quarter, but host Cooperstown fell in the Center State Conference.

Park Summers contributed 14 points and Grant Davine finished with seven for the Hawkeyes.

“We turned the ball over at the end and didn’t get great shots in the fourth quarter,” Cooperstown coach Dave Bertram said.

The Hawkeyes (2-2, 0-1) host West Canada Valley on Friday.

Windsor 66, Sidney 48

Nick Meno paced Sidney with a game-high 17 points, but the Warriors fell short in a non-league game at home.

Nathan Reiter finished with 15 points to lead Windsor (2-1), which received all 10 of Frank Martino’s points in the second quarter. Martino helped the Black Knights to a 37-19 lead at halftime.

“We went cold and they continued to execute,” said Sidney coach Mike Brazee, who also received 12 points from Wyatt McKee.

Bill Kozak contributed eight points for the Warriors (0-2), who host Greene on Friday.

Stamford 60, Windham 48

Senior forward Gregg Mattice finished with game-highs of 20 points and 19 rebounds to lead unbeaten Stamford to a Delaware League win at home.

“He’s the best or second-best rebounder I’ve ever coached,” Stamford coach Greg O’Connell said of Mattice, who’s averaging 20 points and 15 rebounds during the Indians’ 4-0 start to the season. “He’s not real tall, but he’s extremely strong.”

Mattice also had four steals for the Indians (3-0 in DL play), who received 16 points from younger brother Geoff Mattice, 12 from Glen Cioccari, six steals from Greg Keating and six assists from Colby Fancher.

Majd Ismail and David Saunders scored 16 points apiece to pace the Warriors (0-3, 0-2), who trailed, 29-19, at halftime.

“We’d get up big on them and they’d come back,” O’Connell said. “I give Windham all kinds of credit. They’re going to give some teams some problems if they play as well and as hard as they did tonight.”

Stamford will play Gilboa at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the opening round of the Margaretville Tournament, which features Roscoe against the host Blue Devils at 7 p.m. Thursday. The consolation and championship games are set for 1 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

SK 49, Roxbury 28

Griff Metzko scored a team-high 19 points to lead visiting South Kortright to a Delaware League victory.

Tyler Lamport contributed 14 points and Tyler Magnan had 10 for the Rams, who took a 30-12 lead into halftime.

Matt Faraci’s game-high 20 points paced the Rockets (0-5, 0-3), who visit Jefferson on Thursday.

Laurens 50, Franklin 25

Jared Conklin hit all four of his three-pointers in the opening quarter, when Laurens outscored host Franklin, 21-4, en route to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Conklin finished with 14 points for the Leopards, who received 13 points from Mitchell Barra.

“They must have shot about 80 percent in the first half,” Franklin coach Darryl Beers said of Laurens, which hit six of its seven threes before halftime. “We probably shot about 8 percent. We couldn’t put the ball in the ocean.”

Matt D’Angelo and Derek Beers scored eight points apiece for the Purple Devils (1-3, 0-2), who host Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Dec. 18.

Milford 58, Schenevus 24

Peyton Griffiths scored 12 of his game-high 18 points in the first quarter, when Milford used a 21-6 run to start its Tri-Valley League road victory.

Max Lang contributed 13 points and Will Ward had 10 for the Wildcats, who took a 30-12 lead into halftime.

Jacob Darling’s 11 points paced the Dragons (1-2, 0-2), who visit Cherry Valley-Springfield on Friday.

Edmeston 66, Morris 30

Nick DeVries scored a game-high 16 points to lead host Edmeston to a Tri-Valley League victory.

“We started out on the press and we worked it into our big guys tonight,” said Edmeston coach Darren Belden, who also received 15 points from Logan Vibbard and 14 from Brandon Fallon.

Fallon and DeVries, who grabbed eight rebounds apiece, each scored 10 points apiece in the Panthers’ 27-3 first quarter.

Ryan Morlock and Cameron Hill paced Morris with 10 points each.

Edmeston (5-0, 3-0) plays at Laurens on Thursday.

Worcester 56, CV-S 47

Wyatt Crowley’s free throw with 5 seconds left tied the score at 44, but host Cherry Valley-Springfield fell in overtime in the Tri-Valley League.

“We just couldn’t finish in overtime,” said CV-S coach Terry Brant, whose team was outscored, 12-3, in the extra period.

Devin Adams and Tim Mould finished with 18 points apiece for the Wolverines, who benefited from an 8-for-12 showing from the foul line in overtime.

Dustin Collins contributed 12 points for the Patriots (1-3, 0-2), who host Schenevus on Friday.

RS 60, SS 46

Tommy Worobey finished with a game-high 21 points, including four three-pointers, to lead host Richfield Springs to a non-league victory.

Kyler Mower contributed 13 points and Roman Hula finished with 11 for the Indians, who amassed 27 points from three-point range.

“We’re a real young team and we can shoot from time to time,” RS coach Bill Stevens said.

Gregg Ovellette and Tyler Bainchine paced Sharon Springs with 14 points apiece.

Richfield Springs (2-0, 1-0) will play a Tri-Valley League game at Worcester on Friday.

Davenport at H-T

Davenport athletic director Cheryl Butler said via email that Tuesday’s Delaware League game at Hunter-Tannersville was postponed. The game, she said, has been tentatively rescheduled for tonight.

GIRLS BASKETBALLUnatego 43, G-MU 30

Marissa Woodard scored a game-high 23 points on 10 field goals and a 3-for-3 effort at the foul line to lead visiting Unatego (2-1) to a non-league victory.

“She just dominates inside,” G-MU coach Jim Johnson said. “She’s a big girl who’s pretty agile and has some nice moves. We got it down to six points and she just took over. She’s tough to stop.”

Mackenzie Talbot scored 12 points and Tayler Nichols had 10 for the Raiders (1-4), who visit Morris on Friday.