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February 2, 2013

Buzzer-beater sinks CV-S boys

Staff Report

Keegan Wheelock-Tanner made his second basket count in a big way Friday night.

Wheelock-Tanner’s layup fell through at the buzzer as Richfield Springs escaped with a 55-54 Tri-Valley League boys basketball victory at Cherry Valley-Springfield.

“Keegan got the ball on the wing, drove to the hoop and made a left-side, backhanded layup,” said CV-S coach Terry Brant, whose team rallied from a 27-16 halftime deficit to take the lead in the fourth quarter. “It rolled around the rim and went in at the buzzer. The buzzer was going off as the ball went in.”

The shot capped a five-point night for Wheelock-Tanner, who also went 1-for-2 at the foul line. Joseph Kelly scored a game-high 21 points and Steven Holland had 11 for the Indians.

Kyle Jaquay finished with 18 points and eight rebounds for the Patriots (8-6, 5-5), who got 10 points from Wyatt Crowley, 11 rebounds from Ethan Drugatz and three threes from Jake Ostrander.

CV-S is at Milford on Wednesday.

Laurens 52, G-MU 26

Mitchell Barra scored 13 points and David Fraser had a double-double as host Laurens won its Senior Night game in the Tri-Valley League.

Fraser finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Leopards (8-6, 4-4), who took a 33-12 lead into halftime. Ryan Holmes contributed 11 points for Laurens, which honored seniors Pheonix Howard, Josiah Wenck, Bryan Segina, Fraser and Holmes.

Tim French scored 17 points to lead Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.

Morris 69, Franklin 22

West Division champion Morris (13-1, 11-1) jumped to a 36-15 first-half lead and cruised to a home victory in the Tri-Valley League.

Levi Decker scored a game-high 21 points, including 15 in the first quarter, when he had all four of his three-pointers. Cody Myers contributed 13 points for the Mustangs, who are at Brookfield for a non-leaguer Thursday.

Zach McNeilly’s six points paced Franklin.

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