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January 28, 2014

Indians knock off unbeaten Davenport

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All but four of Matt Anderson’s game-high 16 points came after halftime as Stamford’s boys erased a six-point deficit to hand host Davenport its first loss of the season, 58-48, in a Delaware League basketball game Monday.

The Indians outscored Davenport, 20-8, in the fourth quarter. Gregg Mattice scored seven of his 15 points in the final quarter for Stamford.

“Gregg was tough underneath,” Davenport coach Lee Fisher said of Mattice.

Fisher added that his team did not shoot well in the second half, when it was held to 17 points.

Anderson finished with two three-pointers. Glen Cioccari contributed 15 points for the Indians.

“(Stamford is a) good team that hurt us on the boards,” said Fisher, whose team is 13-1.

Matthew Finne had 13 points, and Josh Davi and Kyle Moorby scored 12 points apiece for the Wildcats, who received five assists from Corey Hartman. Moorby fouled out with five minutes left.

Davenport will host Hunter-Tannersville on Wednesday.

Delhi 54, Harpursville 53

Jacob Zinkievich hit a layup in traffic with about 2 seconds left to lift visiting Delhi to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

“We tried to tell the kids when we get past half-court, we have to attack the basket,” Delhi coach Warren Kelly said of his message during a timeout with 11 seconds left. “(Zinkievich) had two guys around him and he had to shoot it off balance. It hit a couple pieces of the rim before going through.”

The Bulldogs had a one-point lead and were at the line for a 1-and-1 with 15 seconds left. They missed the free throw and Harpursville threw a long outlet pass that led to layup by Jon Andrews, giving the Hornets a 53-52 lead. Andrews finished with a team-high 17 points.

Delhi (8-6, 4-5) was led by Nate Denison, who scored his varsity high of 24 points. Denison’s total included four three-pointers.

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