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January 24, 2014

Unatego boys cruise past Hancock

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Kellen Komenda finished with a game-high 19 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead host Unatego to a 63-39 boys basketball rout of Hancock on Thursday night in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

‘‘He brings a high level of intensity to the team,’’ Unatego coach Cal Locke said of Komenda.

Tanner Winchester contributed 18 points on 8-for-9 shooting from the floor for the Spartans (9-5, 9-0), who will host Afton on Tuesday.

Eli Holton scored a team-best 17 points and Ryan Smith had 12 for Hancock, which trailed, 31-20, at halftime.

Sidney 44, B-G 23

Nick Meno’s game-high 11 points led Sidney to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory on the road.

Wyatt McKee contributed 10 points for the Warriors, who outscored Bainbridge-Guilford, 25-7, in the second half.

“We did a good job of controlling the tempo in the first half,” Bobcats coach Greg Warren said. “They amped up the pressure and trapped a lot in the third quarter, which we kind of expected but didn’t adjust to well.”

Lucas Butcher’s nine points paced B-G (1-13, 1-8), who received 10 rebounds from Mike Carlin.

The Bobcats host Unadilla Valley on Wednesday.

Greene 63, UV 50

Nick White scored a team-high 18 points, but Unadilla Valley lost a MAC game at home.

Nate Shackelton contributed 14 points and David Dufresne had 11 for the Storm (10-4, 7-2), who faced a 29-16 deficit at halftime.

“We got off to a slow start,” UV coach Matt Osborne said. “We looked a little timid against their size and we didn’t shoot the ball well early. We cut it to seven at one point early in the fourth quarter but just couldn’t get the defensive stops we needed.”

Justin Ekstrom scored 18 points for the Trojans, who received 16 from Brandon Davis and 13 from Zach Wentlent.

The Storm visit Bainbridge-Guilford on Wednesday.

Cooperstown 51, Herkimer 44

Christian Alexander scored a game-high 21 points to lead visiting Cooperstown to a Center State Conference win.

Alexander had nine points in the first quarter as Cooperstown opened with a 21-9 run.

Jordan Manikas and Grant Davine contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Hawkeyes (8-7), who host Frankfort-Schuyler on Jan 31.

Mitchell Scherer scored a team-best 18 points for Herkimer.

Davenport 56, Gilboa 49

Matthew Finne scored a game-high 20 points to lead undefeated Davenport to a Delaware League win on the road.

Finne hit two threes en route to eight points in the second quarter, when Davenport (12-0) outscored Gilboa, 19-11, to take a 26-21 lead into halftime.

“They’re a hard team to focus on one guy,” Gilboa coach Andy Dumas said. “They’re pretty balanced.”

Kyle Moorby contributed 11 points for Davenport.

Christian Cooper’s 19 points paced Gilboa, which received 10 rebounds from Zach Perry.

Gilboa hosts Hunter-Tannersville on Monday.

Margaretville 38, Roxbury 37

Cooper Reither hit a foul-line jumper at the buzzer to lift visiting Margaretville to a Delaware League victory.

Roxbury (2-8) missed the front end of a 1-and-1 free throw opportunity with 6 seconds left.

“They threw an outlet pass off the rebound and we kind of missed the steal,” Roxbury coach Tom Faraci said. “It was one of those bang-bang plays. Reither just shot it up from free throw line and it went in.”

Matt Van Valkenburgh’s 11 points paced the Blue Devils, who received eight points apiece from Reither, Dylan Shaffer and Kyle Short.

Matt Faraci scored a game-high 15 points for the Rockets, who host Jefferson on Jan. 31.

SK 61, Windham 39

Tyler Lamport scored a game-high 19 points to lead host South Kortright to a victory in the Delaware League.

Griff Metzko contributed 18 points for the Rams, who took a 35-14 lead into halftime.

David Saunders scored a team-best 16 points for Windham.

South Kortright (12-3, 9-2) hosts Downsville on Jan 31.

H-T 53, Downsville 51

Jake Davis scored the winning field goal with 3 seconds left to lift Hunter-Tannersville to a Delaware League win at home.

Davis capped the scoring with a three-pointer from the left wing for the Wildcats, who relinquished a 50-47 cushion with 40 seconds left. Billy Smith and Justin Baxter made back-to-back baskets off of H-T turnovers to give the Eagles a 51-50 edge with 10 seconds to play.

Dylan Legg then found Davis, who finished his 12-point performance with his only basket of the fourth quarter. Legg finished with a team-best 14 points for the Wildcats (5-7, 4-5), who travel to Gilboa on Monday.

Smith scored a game-high 21 points for Downsville, which received 15 from Baxter and 12 from David Doig.

GIRLS BASKETBALLMiddleburgh 53, Margaretville 29

Sami Hunt scored 10 points and Annette Hogan grabbed 10 rebounds, but visiting Margaretville lost a non-league game Wednesday.

Amanda Roney finished with a game-high 17 points and Taylor Cater had 16 for Middleburgh, which is led by former Margaretville boys basketball coach Greg Johns.

Margaretville girls coach Kyle Holden said Johns was honored during the game for earning his 100th career victory earlier this season. Johns’ career also includes a stint as Middleburgh’s boys basketball coach.

BOWLINGat Clark Sports Center

First-year bowler Dakota Terrell rolled a 244 en route to a varsity-best 658 series to lead Cooperstown’s boys to a 4-1 victory over visiting Holland Patent.

The Hawkeyes also received varsity-high games from fellow seniors Nick Winne (191) and Rodger Kane (150).

Cooperstown’s girls lost, 5-0.

WRESTLINGOneonta 45, CF 39

James Longo’s pin at 145 pounds sparked Oneonta’s late comeback as the Yellowjackets topped host Chenango Forks in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference.

Sam Sherrill (152), Austin Scheer (160) and Kirkland Dolan (170) followed with pins to give OHS an insurmountable lead, at 45-33 with one bout to go.

The Jackets also received pins from Jimmy Verrelli (106) and Mitchell Spaziani (113), a 5-2 decision from Antonio Pentaris (138) and a forfeit victory from Lucas Chiappisi (99) to help overcome deficits of 15-0 and 33-18.

Owego 40, Oneonta 39

Kirkland Dolan and Krishan Chopra closed with back-to-back victories, but Oneonta High lost a tight dual meet to STAC rival Owego at Chenango Forks.

Trailing, 40-30, with two bouts remaining, OHS got a six-point pin from Dolan at 182 pounds before Chopra earned three points with a 5-0 decision at 195 for the final margin.

Dolan improved to 27-1 this season, with his loss coming against Unatego’s Ryan Marszal during the Ross Cordell Oneonta Rotary Tournament earlier this month.

OHS also received victories from Facundo Frattini (220, decision), Lucas Chiappisi (99, forfeit), Mitchell Spaziani (113, forfeit; Antonio Pentaris (132, pin), Dalton Ormsby (138, pin), and James Longo (152, decision).

Walton 42, Delhi 27

Host Walton rode a string of six straight victories to a dual meet win in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Dylan Wood’s forfeit at 132 pounds sparked the run as Dakota Coffey (138, decision), Hunter McCall (145, decision), John MacRabie (152, pin), Dawson Beers (160, decision) and Quinn Harby (170, pin) followed with triumphs.

Mike Bryden’s pin at 126 highlighted Delhi’s efforts.

Walton (4-7, 3-1) hosts Cooperstown on Tuesday.

Unatego 45, CV 21

Lucas DeJoy (152 pounds), Ryan Marszal (170) and Riley Hanrahan (195) won by pin to lead Unatego to a non-league victory at Chenango Valley.

Nate Wilsey contributed a 6-3 decision over Nate Pert for the Spartans (6-1), who won four matches by forfeit.

Unatego will compete in the eight-team Rondout Valley Duals on Saturday. The field also features Oneonta High, Arlington, Ausable Valley, Chaminade, Cornwall, Goshen and Rondout Valley.

Norwich 42, Sidney 34

Matt Higgins (132), Nicholas Jump (170) and Kai Sabada (195) pinned their respective opponents, but Sidney lost a non-league dual meet on the road Wednesday.

Brandon Swislosky contributed a 20-12 major decision over Colton Langille at 160 pounds for the Warriors, who won two matches by forfeit. The latter, awarded to David Gannon at 113 pounds, gave Sidney a 34-31 edge with two bouts to go.

Cole Rifanburg’s first-period pin of Chse Northrop at 120 pounds gave the Purple Tornado the lead for keeps as Carter Hubbard followed with a 16-0 technical fall over Ryan Arnold at 126 to secure the team triumph for Norwich.

Tioga 56, BGAH 13

Madison Hoover’s 9-0 major decision at 145 pounds paced Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville in a non-league road loss Wednesday.

Josh Lindsey (113), Jacob Andrews (132) and Jamie Griswold (152) contributed victories by decision for BGAH, which trailed, 22-3, after five matches. BGAH pulled to 27-16 before Tioga closed with six straight wins.