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February 12, 2013

Milford, RS headed for clash

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Peyton Griffiths’ 14 points led visiting Milford to a 57-39 Tri-Valley League boys basketball victory at Worcester on Monday, setting up a huge game Wednesday at Richfield Springs.

With a win, Milford (12-3, 11-1) will clinch the Tri-Valley League East Division title. A loss will force a playoff between Milford and Richfield Springs, which would be played Thursday at Laurens.

The East Division winner will play West Division champion Morris at 8 p.m. Saturday in the crossover final at Oneonta State.

Steven Banks contributed 11 points, including three three-pointers, for Milford.

The Wolverines were paced by J.T. Horne’s 11 points. Jordan Wood contributed 10 points for the Wolverines (5-9, 3-9), who will play at Cherry Valley-Springfield today.

RS 77, Sharon Springs 37

Host Richfield Springs cruised to a non-league home behind Joe Kelly’s game-high 18 points.

Fourteen of Kelly’s points came in the first quarter, which ended with RS leading, 32-7.

The Indians (14-2, 11-2) will host Milford Wednesday. They need to win to force an East Division tiebreaker Thursday at Laurens.

RS lost to the Wildcats, 56-45, on Jan. 16 at Milford Peyton Griffiths led Milford with 17 points. Kelly had 10 points to lead the Indians.

CV-S 54, Schenevus 50

Host Schenevus whittled a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to three with 10 seconds left before falling in a Tri-Valley League game.

“I give our guys a lot of credit,” Schenevus coach Kerry Mason said. “They never game up and kept fighting back until they ran out of time.”

Down three, The Dragons had possession with 10 seconds left, but Cherry Valley-Springfield made a steal to seal it.

Senior Kevin Weinert had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Schenevus (5-10, 5-8), which received 14 points from Robert Burton.

A balanced Patriots squad was led by Dustin Collins’ 12 points. Wyatt Crowley had 11, Ben Drugatz finished with 10 and Jake Spencer had nine.

Crowley had six points, and Kyle Jaquay (seven points) and Collins had five apiece in the fourth quarter, when the Patriots outscored Schenevus, 19-11.

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