Derek Beers ranked first among scorers Friday, but he’s still No. 3 at home.
Sophomore guard Beers scored a varsity-high 39 points to lead the Franklin boys basketball team to a 62-48 victory over visiting Richfield Springs. His point total fell six points shy of the single-game program record set by 1983 Franklin graduate Chris Schneider.
“He’s still one point behind me, too,” said Beers’ father and Franklin coach Darryl Beers, a 1986 graduate. “I made sure he knew that.”
Still, neither of the males hold bragging rights in the Beers household. That’s because senior guard Jordan Beers, who became the all-time scoring leader in The Daily Star’s circulation area Friday night, sits atop the family tree with a girls basketball program record of 45 points.
“He still has a couple more years to break that, though,” Darryl Beers said of Derek, who scored 13 points in the first quarter and 13 more in the fourth Friday. “It was tied going into the fourth quarter, but he was feeling it. They had no answer for him.”
Beers also had 11 rebounds and six steals for the Purple Devils (4-6, 3-5), who outscored the Indians, 24-10, in the final period.
Roman Hula’s 12 points paced Richfield Springs, which received 11 from Tommy Worobey and 10 apiece from Bryan Hill and Kyler Mower.
Franklin visits Edmeston on Tuesday.
G-MU 40, Schenevus 39
Nathaniel O’Hara scored a game-high 15 points to lead Gilbertsville-Mount Upton to its first victory of the season as the Raiders won at home in the Tri-Valley League.
“We limited our turnovers in the second half,” said first-year G-MU coach Matt Johnson, whose team trailed, 19-14, at the break. “It was an exciting game right down to the end.”
Christopher Cole contributed 11 points for G-MU (1-11, 1-8), which rebounded a missed free throw on the back end of a 1-and-1 opportunity with three seconds left to secure the victory.
Robert Burton’s team-best 14 points, which included three threes, paced the Dragons.
G-MU hosts Laurens on Tuesday.
CV-S 44, Morris 33
Ben Drugatz’s 13 points led Cherry Valley-Springfield to a Tri-Valley League victory at home.
The Patriots (7-5, 5-3), who took a 21-11 lead into halftime, were capitalized on 13 bench points.
Mike Murphy led Morris with 13 points.
CV-S hosts Milford on Tuesday.
LF 71, Cooperstown 46
Christian Alexander scored a game-high 17 points, but visiting Cooperstown fell to Little Falls in the Center State Conference.
Alexander had eight points, including two threes, in the first quarter, which ended with Cooperstown behind, 20-14.
Jordan Manikas contributed 11 points for Cooperstown (7-6), which will visit West Canada Valley on Thursday.
Mitchell Baumeister, Rahmere Green and Brian Ewanyk scored 16 points apiece for Little Falls.
Davenport 55, Roxbury 41
Kyle Moorby scored a team-high 14 points to lead host Davenport to a Delaware League win.
Corey Hartman had nine of his 13 points in the first quarter as the Wildcats opened on a 18-12 run.
Moorby contributed five points in the second quarter to give his team a 18-point advantage at halftime.
Josh Davi scored 11 points for Davenport (11-0), which will visit Gilboa on Thursday.
William Rendler and Matt Faraci had 15 and 14 points, respectively, for Roxbury, which will travel to South Kortright on Tuesday.
Gilboa 72, Windham 46
Christian Cooper scored a game-high 27 points to lead visiting Gilboa to a Delaware League victory.
Cooper had 16 points in the first quarter, which ended with the Wildcats ahead, 30-10.
Devin Drum contributed nine of his team-best 15 points in the first half for the Warriors, who trailed, 51-18, at the break.
Zach Perry scored nine of his 23 points in the third quarter for Gilboa, which will travel to Downsville on Tuesday.
David Saunders had 11 points for Windham (3-7, 2-6), which will host Stamford on Tuesday.
SK 65, H-T 36
Ty Magnan scored nine of his game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter as South Kortright won a Delaware League game on the road.
Tyler Lamport contributed 18 points, Griff Metzko had 16 and Dan Nelson scored 10 for the Rams, who closed with a 24-7 advantage in the fourth quarter.
“We had 25 turnovers and that was a big difference in the game,” H-T coach Chris Glennon said. “We gave them a lot of transition points.”
Mike Tancredi grabbed 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (3-7, 2-5), who host Margaretville on Tuesday.
Stamford 72, Jefferson 32
Matt Anderson had nine of his game-high 13 points in the third quarter to lead Stamford to a Delaware League victory at home.
Teammate Gregg Mattice grabbed 14 rebounds to go with his 10 points, eight of which came in the first quarter.
Glen Cioccari contributed 11 points and five steals for Stamford (9-3, 5-3), which took a 34-21 lead into halftime.
Caleb Lapinel’s 11 points paced the J-Hawks.
Stamford visits Windham on Tuesday.
Margaretville 63, Downsville 42
Kyle Short hit three of his six three-pointers in the fourth quarter, leading Margaretville to a Delaware League win at home.
Short finished with 11 of his game-high 20 points in the final period, when the Blue Devils (8-2, 4-2) outscored Downsville, 25-12.
Cooper Reither contributed 15 points and seven assists for Margaretville, which finished with 12 threes. Teammates Alex Serdiouk and Matt VanValkenburg scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Justin Baxter had four of Downsville’s five three-pointers en route to a team-best 18 points for the Eagles, who received 12 points from Zach Doig and 10 from David Doig.
Margaretville travels to Hunter-Tannersville on Tuesday.
Unatego 48, Greene 45
Tanner Winchester scored a game-high 21 points to lead the host Spartans to their seventh victory in the MAC.
Kellen Komenda contributed 13 points for Unatego (7-5, 7-0), which will visit Sidney on Tuesday.
Zach Wentlent had a team-best 14 points for Greene, which will host Bainbridge-Guilford on Tuesday.
Walton 58, Afton 40
Jared Beach scored a game-high 17 points to lead host Walton to a victory in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Beach had two threes in the first quarter as the Warriors opened on a 16-8 run.
Michael Lindsay and Colin Adam contributed eight points apiece for Walton (4-8, 2-4), which will host Delhi on Wednesday.
Darien Heath and James Westfall each scored 11 points for Afton.
Delhi 69, Hancock 63
Hancock’s Eli Holton scored a game-high 31 points, but host Delhi (6-5, 2-4) held on for a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.
Alex Specht’s 19 points paced the Bulldogs (6-5, 2-4), who received 13 points from Nate Denison and 11 from Michael Staples.
Delhi took a 35-16 lead into halftime but allowed 28 points in the third period, when it was outscored by 13 points. The teams traded baskets in the fourth quarter, when they scored 19 points apiece.
Delhi travels to Walton on Wednesday.
Oxford 51, B-G 41
Lucas Butcher hit three three-pointers en route to 15 points, but Bainbridge-Guilford dropped a home game in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Mike Carlin contributed 10 points for the Bobcats (1-10, 1-7), who received four steals apiece from Butcher and Dylan Moffit (eight points, seven rebounds).
Kevin Davis’ game-high 20 points paced Oxford, which received 14 from Cameron Heggie.
B-G is at Greene on Tuesday.