“Offenisvely, we’re playing a little better,” Laurens coach Andy Carr said. “We’re running the floor better. The last four games, our offense has come from our defense.”
David Fraser had eight points and 14 rebounds, and Mitchell Barra contributed 10 rebounds for the Leopards (7-5, 5-3), who led, 35-16, at halftime. Howard scored 11 points in the first half with eight of those points coming off of steals.
Robert Burton scored a game-high 26 points for Schenevus. He hit five of his six three-pointers in the second half.
Laurens will travel to Richfield Springs on Friday.
Oxford 48, UV 47
Andrew Golden capped a 31-point night by hitting a driving layup with 6.5 seconds left as visiting Oxford won in the Tri-Valley League.
Golden secured a long rebound before making an aggressive drive into the lane.
“He muscled his way to the basket,” UV coach Matt Osborne said of Golden’s go-ahead basket.
On UV’s last possession, Justin Hofer drove the lane and collided with Golden. There was no foul but the ball went out of bounds off of Oxford with 1.7 seconds. The Storm lobbed the ball into Hofer, whose tip went off the glass and off the front of the rim and out as time expired.
Hofer, who scored 31 points and surpassed 1,000 points as a varsity player in UV’s 62-43 win at Harpursville on Thursday, finished five points on 2-for-14 shooting from the field.
“They played a 3-2 zone and always had one guy concentrating on Justin,” Osborne said. “He did not shoot the ball well and he had some open looks.”
Golden scored 17 points after halftime.
Nate Shackelton had 10 points to lead the Storm (7-6, 6-2), who will travel to Greene on Friday.
Sidney 61, Unatego 48
Seven Sidney players scored at least five points and the Warriors rode a 32-point first half to win in a matchup of Midstate Athletic Conference unbeatens.