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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.

“Once he started hitting outside shots, Harpursville was concerned with him,” Kelly said. “They came out to defend the three and he’d shot fake and drive, or shoot a pull-up jumper.”

Denison scored 10 points in the first quarter and six more in the final quarter.

Ben Branigan finished with 10 points for the Bulldogs, who will travel to Greene on Wednesday.

Gilboa 56, H-T 41

Zach Perry had 24 of his game-high 28 points in the first half as host Gilboa cruised to a Delaware League victory.

Ben Standhart’s 22-point night included three three-pointers for Gilboa (10-3, 8-2), which will travel to Middleburgh on Thursday.

Dylan Legg scored 16 points and Joey Radcliffe contributed 10 for Hunter-Tannersville.

Windham 68, Jefferson 48

David Saunders and Devin Drum scored 21 and 19 points, respectively, as visiting Windham won in the Delaware League.

Saunders and Drum scored eight points apiece during the second quarter, when the Warriors turned a 16-13 deficit into a 35-26 halftime lead.

Nathan Jonker scored 12 points and James Quagliano contributed 10 for the J-Hawks (2-11), who will travel to Roxbury on Friday.

GIRLS BASKETBALLB-G 43, UV 36

Twenty points and 21 rebounds from Morgan Bullis helped host Bainbridge-Guilford to a key Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Nine of Bullis’ rebounds were on the offensive end.

The Bobcats (10-5) improved to 8-2 in conference and moved into third place alone in the standings. Unadilla Valley is 7-3, which is good for fourth place in the MAC.

B-G took a 15-8 lead after one quarter. Bullis scored 10 points, including a 6-for-6 showing from the free throw line. Bullis, who came into the game shooting about 40 percent from the line, went 8-for-8.

“We’ve been working on it all year,” B-G coach Bob Conway said of Bullis’ free throw shooting. “Free throw shooting hasn’t been one of the better aspects of her game. But her form is better and she’s just getting more confident. Tonight, everything went in for her.”

UV rallied to tie the score at 19 late in the second quarter, but the Bobcats took the lead for keeps when Rebecca Reyes hit a three-pointer about 20 seconds before halftime.

Conway singled out the defensive play of Megan Ferrara on Corrine Izard and Marissa Thornton on Taylor Davis.

“They did a really nice job to hold those two kids to 10 points,” Conway said.

Ferrara also had six points and 12 rebounds.

B-G will travel to Delhi on Friday.

Emily Converse had 12 points to lead the Storm.

Sidney 43, Hancock 39

Rileigh Genung scored all 13 of her points in the second half, nine of them in the decisive fourth-quarter, to help host Sidney to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Kelsey Decker scored 13 and Bethany Karl grabbed 10 rebounds for the Wariors (9-5, 9-0).

Hancock pulled to three points with less than a minute left when it fouled Kelsey Decker, who went 1-for-2 from the line to seal it for Sidney.

Kaitlyn Wormuth scored 13 to lead Hancock.

Sidney will host Oxford today.

Stamford 46, Walton 24

Kimi Freer scored seven of her game-high 16 points in the second-quarter to lead a 21-3 Stamford spurt that carried the visiting Indians to a non-league victory.

Walton’s Destyni Twyman grabbed nine rebounds and had four steals for the Warriors (0-14, 0-9), who will travel to Deposit today.

Greene 57, Deposit 29

Jessica David scored 15 points to lead visiting Greene in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Kylie Papagelos and Haley Linkroum had nine points apiece for Deposit (3-11), which will host Walton tonight.