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January 9, 2013

Fast start carries Unatego's boys

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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.

Hofer scored two three-point baskets and also had seven rebounds and three steals. The Storm led 27-6 after one quarter.

Tyler Phillips led Hancock with 17 points.

Hank de Glee scored 14 points, Kyle King had 13 points and David Dufresne scored 12 points for UV (5-5, 4-1), which hosts Afton on Friday.

Waterville 66, Cooperstown 34

Ethan Bliss had a team-high 15 points, but Cooperstown lost a Center State Conference game on the road.

John Piersma and Jacob Knutti scored 18 points each for Waterville (9-0, 6-0), which leads CSC Division III.

Cooperstown (4-5, 2-3) plays at Sherburne-Earlville on Thursday.

CV-S 59, Edmeston 55

Isiah Montgomery scored 14 points and Kyle Jaquay contributed 13 points as visiting Cherry Valley-Springfield won in the Tri-Valley League.

“It was a total team effort tonight,” CV-S coach Terry Brant said. “Wyatt Crowley and Dustin Collins had big games for us,” added Brant.

Logan Vibbard had a game-high 22 points in the loss.

The Patriots (7-2, 4-1) will travel to Worcester on Friday.

Richfield Springs 69, Schenevus 50

A 25-9 second-quarter run lifted unbeaten Richfield Springs to a Tri-Valley League victory.

The Indians (8-0, 5-0) turned a six-point first-quarter deficit into a 35-25 halftime lead.

Joseph Kelly had 16 points, two more than teammate Keegan Wheelock-Tanner for the Indians, who’ll host Morris on Friday.

Kevin Weinert had 20 points to lead Schenevus, which received respective 12- and 10-point nights from Robert Burton and Jacob Darling.

Milford 56, Worcester 25

Max Lang had eight points and 10 rebounds to lead host Milford (6-2, 5-0), which won in the Tri-Valley League.

Peyton Griffiths contributed 13 points for the Wildcats, who will travel to Schenevus on Friday.

Morris 60, G-MU 21

Host Morris jumped out to a 25-point halftime lead and cruised to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Mike DeLuca scored 18 points and Levi Decker contributed 10 points for Morris (7-1, 5-1).

“It was a good team effort tonight, especially on the defensive end,” said Morris coach Dave Sander, whose team had 15 steals.

Jason Barrows and Tim French each had seven points to lead Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.

Morris travels to Richfield Springs on Friday.