images_sizedimage_334040038

Photo by Cheryl CloughRyan Carr of Laurens battles Maine-Endwell-s Willis Stocks (50) for a rebound as Aaron Laing watches during the championship game of the Anthony C. Drago Tournament on Friday at Oneonta High.

Laurens could hold on for only so long Friday night.

Tournament MVP Joe Powell scored 11 of his game-high 26 points in the third quarter as Maine-Endwell pulled away for a 71-38 boys basketball victory over the Leopards in the championship game of the Anthony C. Drago Tournament at Oneonta High.

"The Powell kid is unreal," said Laurens coach Andy Carr, whose Class D team trailed its Class A foe, 33-25, at halftime. "He can light it up in a hurry.

"They picked the tempo up and put pressure up front and were able to get some steals and finish on the other end," Carr said of the second half. "They just picked it up full court and took us out of rhythm. We're not used to that pressure defense. They are on you pretty well. I think that's the difference between big and little schools. We don't see pressure like that in our league."

All-tournament selection John Connolly contributed 17 points for the Spartans (2-0), who received 10 points from Willis Stocks.

"We stayed with them for a half, but didn't have enough forces to stay with them for four quarters," Carr said. "It's a good tournament for us before our league starts. It puts us out there against good competition. I'm happy with a split."

All-tournament selection Aaron Laing had 12 points and seven blocks. Jordan Dilello, also named to the all-tournament squad, scored eight points. Ryan Carr contributed five points and eight steals.

M-E beat Southern Tier Athletic Conference rival Oneonta, 65-56, in a Drago opener Tuesday. Laurens downed Metropolitan, 66-62, in Tuesday's other first-round game.

Friday's consolation game was canceled as Metropolitan did not travel to Oneonta because all-tournament selection Kalief William died Thursday (see story on Page C1).

Laurens (1-1) hosts Bainbridge-Guilford on Monday.

M-E 71, Laurens 38

ANTHONY C. DRAGO TOURNAMENT

Championship

LAURENS (1-1): Ryan Carr 2 0-0 5, Aaron Hart 0 0-0 0, Matt Struckle 0 2-2 2, Jordan Dilello 4 2-2 8, Chris Gilbertson 1 1-2 4, Jesse Tilley 1 0-0 2, Aaron Laing 4 4-10 12, John Welch 0 0-0 0, Jordon Davis 1 1-2 3. TOTALS: 13 10-24 38.

M-E (2-0): Eric Thompson 1 0-0 3, Tom Connolly 0 1-2 1, Marcus Osovski 0 0-0 0, Ty Yesensky 1 0-0 2, Joe Powell 9 4-4 26, Brian Ruby 2 0-0 5, John Connolly 8 0-0 17, Kevin Ludwig 1 0-0 3, Pat Barrett 1 0-0 2, Cory Adrian 1 0-0 2, Willis Stocks 5 0-0 10. TOTALS: 29 5-6 71.

Laurens12 13 8 5 _ 38

M-E12 21 21 17 _ 71

Three-point field goals: L 2 (Carr, Gilbertson); M 8 (Thompson, Powell 4, Ruby, J. Connolly, Ludwig).

Tournament MVP: Joe Powell, Maine-Endwell.

All-tournament team: John Connolly (M-E), Jordan Dilello (Laurens), Aaron Laing (Laurens), Alex Mirabito (Oneonta), Monte Richardson (Oneonta), Kalief William (Metropolitan).

SK 78, Worcester 24

Charlie Darling and Kyle Hotaling each scored 13 points as host South Kortright opened its season with a rout in its Thanksgiving tournament.

The Rams (1-0) held a 23-0 lead after one quarter and 40-12 advantage at halftime.

Joe Kaufman scored 11 points and Dan Many had 10 for South Kortright, which plays Roxbury in the championship at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Rams and Rockets met in the Section Four Class D championship last year, with Roxbury winning, 50-46. The teams have faced each other nine times over the past two seasons.

Josh Hunt scored 10 points for Worcester, which meets Schenevus in the consolation game at 6 p.m. Saturday.

SK 78, Worcester 24

SK THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT

First round

WORCESTER (0-1): Tim Bristol 1 2-3 4, Kyle Wood 0 0-0 0, Ryan Sklenka 0 2-4 2, Garret Roe 0 0-0 0, Ralph Basso 1 0-3 3, Josh Hunt 5 0-0 10, John Buscema 0 0-0 0, Tim Lehenbauer 0 0-0 0, David DuBois 0 0-0 0, Regan Althiser 1 0-0 2, Bobby Putnam 0 0-0 0, Jason McHargue 1 0-0 2, Wil Gil 0 0-0 0, Cody Evans 0 1-2 1. TOTALS: 9 5-12 24.

SK (1-0): Eric Burns 3 0-0 6, Ryan Dorosky 0 1-2 1, Joe Kaufman 5 0-0 11, Tanner Metzko 4 0-0 8, Ladd Hanselman 1 0-0 2, Josh Palmatier 3 0-0 6, Rashawn Herrington 3 1-4 8, Charlie Darling 4 5-7 13, Jon Denario 0 0-0 0, Damon Gardner 0 0-0 0, Dan Many 5 0-0 10, Kyle Hotaling 6 1-2 13. TOTALS: 34 8-15 78.

Worcester0 12 6 6 _ 24

SK23 17 23 15 _ 78

Three-point field goals: W (Basso); S (Kaufman, Herrington).

JV score: SK def. Worcester.

Roxbury 61, Schenevus 16

DaVaun Morgan's game-high 27 points led Roxbury to a season-opening victory in the first round of the South Kortright Thanksgiving Tournament. The Rockets led, 36-2, at halftime.

Ryan Skipper contributed 10 points for Roxbury, which plays South Kortright in the final at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Andrew Beams had eight points for the Dragons (0-1), who face Worcester in the consolation at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Roxbury 61, Schenevus 16

SK THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT

First round

SCHENEVUS (0-1): Andrew Beams 4 0-0 8, Roger Dixon 0 1-4 1, Michael Hanford 0 0-0 0, Zac Sostack 0 0-2 0, Matt Fancher 2 1-7 5, Jon Peeters 0 0-0 0, Michael Turner 0 0-1 0, Josh Weber 0 0-0 0, William Weinert 1 0-2 2. TOTALS: 7 2-16 16.

ROXBURY (1-0): Owen Sanford 2 0-0 4, Garrett Hall 0 1-2 1, Earl Thomas 1 0-0 2, David Clark 3 0-0 6, Ryan Skipper 5 0-0 10, Matt Cammer 0 1-2 1, DaVaun Morgan 9 9-18 27, Andrew Merwin 2 0-0 4, Tim Douglas 2 0-0 4. TOTALS 24 9-22 61.

Schenevus2 0 8 6 _ 16

Roxbury26 10 17 8 _ 61

Three-point field goals: None.

JV score: Schenevus def. Roxbury.

Mohawk 58, Edmeston 57

John LeClair scored a game-high 31 points as Mohawk earned a victory in the opening round of the Little Falls Tournament.

Jim Taglia contributed 14 points for Mohawk, which went 20-for-38 from the foul line.

"What killed us was poor foul shooting," said Edmeston coach Christine Nichols, whose team went 11-for-23 from the line. "They went to the line 38 times and that's a lot. That's what hurt us."

Blake Vibbard had four three-pointers and 17 points to lead the Panthers (0-1), who received 11 points and eight rebounds from Jake Baulch and 10 points and nine rebounds from Adam Simmons.

Edmeston plays in the consolation game at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Mohawk 58, Edmeston 57

LITTLE FALLS TOURNAMENT

First round

MOHAWK: John LeClair 8 13-19 31, Jim Taglia 4 4-11 14, Mac Werenczak 1 0-0 2, Ryan Hunt 2 0-0 6, Winston Smithson 0 1-2 1, Mike Scudder 1 0-0 3, Todd Jackson 0 1-2 1. TOTALS: 16 20-38 58.

EDMESTON (0-2): Ryan Giordano 1 0-0 2, Blake Vibbard 4 5-7 17, Adam Simmons 5 0-2 10, Jake Baulch 4 3-4 11, Derek Schoellig 1 1-5 3, Eric Bennett 2 2-4 6, Jordan Williams 1 0-1 2, Alex Stevens 3 0-0 6. TOTALS: 20 11-23 57. Mohawk20 13 8 17 _ 58

Edmeston11 19 7 20 _ 57

Three-point field goals: M 6 (LeClair 2, Taglia 2, Hunt 2); E 4 (Vibbard 4).

{"HeadlineLight14"/}Girls Basketball

Edmeston 57, Afton 49

All-tournament selection Taylor Ross scored a game-high 17 points as host Edmeston won its Thanksgiving Tournament with a victory over Afton in the final.

Jackie Davis had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Panthers (2-0), who opened an 18-7 lead after one quarter. Tournament MVP Emily Slentz scored five points.

All-tournament pick Jessica Winans scored a game-high 15 points for Afton (1-1). Britney Patten contributed 12 points and Heather Simonds had 10.

Oxford beat Gilbertsville-Mount Upton in the consolation game. Results were not called into The Daily Star by press time Friday.

Edmeston (2-0) hosts Deposit at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Edmeston 57, Afton 49

Edmeston Tip-Off Tournament

Championship

AFTON (1-1): Stephanie Parsons 1 2-7 4, Nicole Mulieri 1 0-2 3, Jessica Winans 4 4-5 15, Heather Simonds 3 3-9 10, Rebecca Baudendistel 0 0-0 0, Britney Patten 3 6-9 12, Ashley Davy 0 1-2 1, Stepahanie Sherman 1 2-4 4. TOTALS: 13 18-38 49.

EDMESTON (2-0): Ashley Mumbulo 0 0-0 0, Stephanie Cronnell 1 1-2 3, Emily Slentz 2 1-4 5, Samantha Martin 3 0-2 6, Brittany Martin 3 1-2 7, Taylor Ross 6 5-7 17, Emily Bliss 0 2-2 2, Suellyn Tophoven 0 0-0 0, Alexis Brazee 1 0-1 2, Jackie Davis 5 5-9 15, Lauren Olsen 0 0-1 0. TOTALS: 21 15-30 57.

Afton7 15 11 16 _ 49

Edmeston18 10 12 17 _ 57

Three-point field goals: A 5 (Mulieri, Winans 3, Simonds).

Tournament MVP: Emily Slentz, Edmeston.

All-tournament team: Taylor Ross (Edmeston), Tanya Barnes (Gilbertsville-Mount Upton), Jessica Winans (Afton), Alyshya Crawford (Oxford), Haley Witchella (Oxford).

Morris 38, Deposit 17

Kayla Card's game-high 10 points helped host Morris to a season-opening victory in the first round of the Joan Martin Thanksgiving Classic. Chrissy Banks contributed six steals and Erika Anderson had eight rebounds for the Mustangs (1-0), who play Hamilton in the championship game at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Morris 38, Deposit 17

JOAN MARTIN THANKSGIVING CLASSIC

First round

DEPOSIT (0-1): Melissa Martin 0 0-4 0, Brittany Stanton 1 0-0 2, Kristin Matthews 2 0-0 4, Cydney Romanafski 0 0-0 0, Nikkia Russell 2 0-0 5, Melissa Niehays 0 0-0 0, Tia Scott 1 0-0 2, Brittini Merrell 1 0-0 2, Tara Mason 0 0-0 0, Jackie Niznansky 0 0-0 0, Chelsea Russell 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 8 0-4 17.

MORRIS (1-0): Kayla Card 4 1-2 10, Erika Anderson 2 2-8 6, Stacia Maricle 2 0-0 4, Victoria Goodspeed 0 2-2 2, Leah Clark 0 0-0 0, Sabrina Hansen 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Hite 3 0-0 6, Caty Weatherbee 1 0-1 2, Chrissy Banks 4 0-0 8, Emily Gregory 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 16 5-13 38.

Deposit5 2 6 4 _ 17

Morris10 4 12 12 _ 38

Three-point field goals: D 1 (N. Russell); M 1 (Card).

JV scores: Schenevus beat Downsville; Franklin beat Deposit.

Hamilton 72, Downsville 53

Kylie Martin's game-high 20 points led Hamilton to a season-opening win in the first round of the Joan Martin Thanksgiving Classic at Morris.

Jordan Peterson contributed 16 points, Katie Baker scored 12 and Katie Weeks had 10 for the Emerald Knights, who outscored the Eagles, 24-9, in the third quarter.

Allison Townsend scored a team-high 15 points to lead Downsville. Katelynn Peaster contributed 11 points for the Eagles (0-1), who play Deposit in the consolation game at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Hamilton 72, Downsville 53

Joan Martin Thanksgiving Classic

Friday's First Round

DOWNSVILLE (0-1): Krista Baxter 2 1-2 7, Allison Townsend 5 5-6 15, Kirstie Alers 3 0-0 6, Mary Early 2 0-0 4, Roxanne Staubitz 3 3-4 9, Savannah Pillans 0 1-2 1, Katelynn Peaster 3 4-6 11. TOTALS: 18 14-20 53.

HAMILTON (1-0): Jenna Whyatt 0 2-2 2, Katie Baker 3 3-4 12, Katie Weeks 4 0-0 10, Jordan Peterson 6 4-8 16, Katherine Keebler 1 0-0 2, Hilary Hanson 0 0-0 0, Kylie Martin 7 6-7 20, Calyn Fisher 2 0-0 4, Kate King 0 0-0 0, Trisha Neal 0 0-0 0, Sara Whyatt 2 2-2 6. TOTALS: 25 17-23 72.

Downsville13 16 9 15 _ 53

Hamilton19 22 24 7 _ 72

Three-point field goals: D 3 (Baxter 2, Peaster); H 5 (Baker 3, Weeks 2).

JV score: Schenevus beat Downsville.

RS 48, Delhi 25

Katie Moshier had a game-high 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead host Richfield Springs in the first round of its tip-off tournament.

Bekah Havens contributed 16 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Indians (1-0), who meet Heuvelton at 6 p.m. Saturday in the championship. Heuvelton beat Fort Plain, 49-40.

The Indians led, 20-17, at halftime.

Jean Viafore had eight points and 17 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs, who play Fort Plain at 4:15 p.m. Saturday in the consolation game.

Richfield Springs 48, Delhi 25

RS Tip-Off Tournament

First round

DELHI (0-1): Shylabeth Parenteau 0 0-0 0, Amanda Maxwell 0 0-0 0, Abby Oliver 1 0-0 2, Josie Elwell 2 0-0 4, Kathryn Krick 1 1-2 3, Katie Darling 3 0-0 6, Felicia Finch 0 0-0 0, Erica Cantwell 1 0-0 2, Jean Viafore 2 4-6 8, Kristen Dandignac 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 10 5-8 25.

RICHFIELD SPRINGS (1-0): Elaina Clickman 0 0-0 0, Karena Molloy 1 0-0 2, Taylor VanWinkler 1 0-0 2, Bekah Havens 5 4-6 16, Megan Hill 1 1-2 3, Katie Moshier 11 3-4 25, Samantha Calkins 0 0-0 0, Victoria Yaciuk 0 0-0 0, Hannah Starr 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 19 8-12 48.

Delhi6 11 4 4 _ 25

Richfield Springs9 11 15 13 _ 48

Three-point field goals: R 2 (Havens 2).

JV scores: NY Mills 47, Fort Plain 17; Delhi 28, Richfield Springs 9.

Recommended for you