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January 9, 2013

Fast start carries Unatego's boys


Tanner Winchester and Quinn Barnhart combined for 18 first-quarter points as Unatego bolted to an 18-point lead en route to a 58-44 Midstate Athletic Conference boys basketball victory over visiting Delhi on Tuesday.

Winchester scored all 10 of his points and Barnhart had eight of his game-high 17 points in the opening eight minutes as the Spartans opened a 22-4 lead.

“The half-court defense did it and we scored a lot in transition,” Unatego coach Jim Knight said.

Barnhart tied his season high for scoring and also grabbed 10 rebounds. Phil Youngs contributed 12 points and Kellen Komenda finished with eight for the Spartans.

“We’re averaging four (players) in double figures,” Knight said. “We share the ball and everyone gets out and runs. We don’t count on one guy, that’s for sure.”

Unatego (5-3, 4-0) will host Harpursville on Thursday in its Coaches vs. Cancer game. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

B-G 56, Deposit 47

Twenty-three points apiece from Austin Bauerle and Corbin Palmer lifted Bainbridge-Guilford to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Bauerle’s night included five three-pointers and 15 rebounds. Palmer also had five rebounds and six assists.

Austin Decker had 16 points to lead the Lumberjacks.

B-G (7-1, 4-1) travels to Walton on Friday.

Sidney 67, Afton 29

Hunter Sowersby hit three three-pointers and scored 11 of Sidney’s first 14 points in leading the Warriors to a Midstate Athletic Conference road victory.

Sowersby finished with a game-high 16 points. Damian Zimmer, Nick Meno and Brandon Walters contributed 11, nine and eight points, respectively, for Sidney, which led, 18-9 after one quarter and 32-16 at halftime.

Mitch Decker had nine points for Afton in its first Coaches vs. Cancer game.

The Crimson Knights (2-8) will travel to Unadilla Valley on Friday.

UV 93, Hancock 37

Justin Hofer scored 12 of his game-high 20 points in the first quarter as Unadilla Valley won at home in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

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