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January 29, 2014

Komenda's 27 points lead Spartans boys past Afton

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Kellen Komenda scored 27 points, Tanner Winchester didn’t miss a shot from the field and Unatego’s boys slowly pulled away from visiting Afton for a 68-52 Midstate Athletic Conference basketball victory Tuesday.

The Spartans (10-5, 10-0) led, 29-19, at halftime and extended the lead in the third quarter when Komenda scored 14 points and hit all three of his three-pointers.

“He really carried us in the second half,” Unatego coach Cal Locke said of Komenda, who was honored on Senior Night. “He also had five assists and that shows how much we were relying on him to generate offense in the second half. He also made a bunch of free throws down the stretch.”

Winchester went 7-for-7 from the field and finished with 16 points.

Kyle Hinman scored 22 points to keep Afton within shouting distance for much of the night.

“He’s a good player,” Locke said of Hinman, a sophomore. “He’s a big kid with a high release. He’ll be a tough matchup for teams for a couple of years.”

Jared Jones contributed nine points for Unatego, which will travel to Unadilla Valley on Friday.

Margaretville 38, Windham 27

Matt Van Valkenburg scored 12 points to lead host Margaretville to a Delaware League victory.

Kyle Short hit three three-pointers for nine points and Dylan Shaffer finished with seven points for the Blue Devils. Short and Shaffer grabbed nine rebounds apiece for Margaretville (10-3, 6-3), which play at Stamford today.

David Saunders had 12 points to lead Windham.

BOWLINGat Galaxy Bowl

It’s safe to say Sidney’s Bryant Gray likes the conditions at Galaxy Bowl.

Gray followed a 724 series in Sidney’s 6-0 Midstate Athletic Conference victory over Walton on Monday with a 706 series in Sidney’s 6-0 MAC win over Greene on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s series included marks in all 30 frames. He rolled games of 245, 233 and 228 in helping Sidney to a season-high pinfall of 3,221. Tyler Boice also had a 700 series Tuesday that included games of 267 and 237. Zach Nages (661) and Jon Gorshack (614) contributed 600-plus series for the Warriors.

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