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CHERYL CLOUGH Hunter-Tannersville's Kyle Friedman tries to dribble away from Cherry Valley-Springfield's Sam Dubben, left, and Todd Fraiser in a Section Four Class D Tournament opener Sunday at CV-S.

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Senior guard Rashawn Herrington scored a game-high 28 points Saturday to lead defending Class D boys basketball state champion South Kortright to a 59-36 quarterfinal victory over Roxbury in the Section Four Class D Tournament.

Herrington hit all three of his three-pointers in the first quarter en route to 14 of SK's 19 points in the opening period.

"He came right out and hit a three to open the game," said 27th-year SK coach Bob VanValkenburgh, who won his first state title last season with the help of Herrington.

Tanner Metzko, a starter on last season's 26-0 state-championship team, contributed 13 points and helped keep Roxbury scoring leader DaVaun Morgan to a season-low seven points. Brandon Tuttle had 12 points for the second-seeded Rams (18-1), who took a 33-14 lead into halftime. Junior varsity call-up Dakota Caronia paced the seventh-seeded Rockets (12-7) with 10 points.

SK advanced to a semifinal against third-seeded Morris on Tuesday at Oneonta State. The time for the game, which pits Delaware League champion SK against Tri-Valley League winner Morris, will be determined when the other semifinalists are set today.

SK 59, Roxbury 36

Section Four Class D Quarterfinal

7-ROXBURY (12-7): DaVaun Morgan 3 1-2 7, David Clark 0 0-0 0, Andy Merwin 1 1-1 3, Garrett Hall 1 0-2 2, Dylan Stock 1 0-0 2, Kyle Ciaravino 4 0-2 9, Ed Williams 1 0-0 2, Joe Camillone 0 1-2 1, Dakota Caronia 4 1-1 10. TOTALS: 15 4-10 36.

2-SOUTH KORTRIGHT (18-1): Ladd Hanselman 0 0-0 0, Trevor Holdridge 0 0-0 0, Jon Denario 1 0-0 2, Tanner Metzko 5 0-0 13, Cody Burns 0 0-0 0, Rashawn Herrington 12 1-2 28, Charlie Darling 1 0-2 2, Damon Gardner 0 0-0 0, Brandon Tuttle 5 2-2 12, Anthony Logan 0 0-0 0, Mike Kaufman 0 0-2 0, Jesse Bjorkander 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 25 3-8 59.

Roxbury4 10 9 13 _ 36

South Kortright19 14 22 4 _ 59

Three-point field goals: R 2 (Ciaravino, Caronia); S 6 (Metzko 3, Herrington 3).

Davenport 66, Laurens 46

Mike Ontl's team-high 19 points helped host Davenport win a Class D quarterfinal game.

Davenport led, 23-7, after one quarter and led the remainder of the game.

The top-seeded Wildcats were coming off their first loss of the season _ a 56-46 defeat to South Kortright in the Delaware League championship Feb. 19.

"If you don't (respond), you know what's going to happen," Davenport coach Lee Fisher said. "You lose and that's it. You can't afford to let up. Lose one and you're done. That's the way it is."

The one thing Davenport didn't do was find a way to stop Matt Struckle, who finished with a game-high 31 points, including 12 of 14 from the foul line.

"He's very fast and, boy, he shot well," Fisher said. "He took the ball to the basket. He got fouled. We had quite a few people in foul trouble. When he takes off you either have to be in front of him or won't catch him. He played an exceptionally fine game."

Brendan Chase had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (18-1), who received 14 points and five assists from Buddy Adam. Robert Meyerhoff had eight rebounds.

Davenport plays in a semifinal Tuesday at Oneonta State. The Wildcats will face the winner of today's game between Andes and Cherry Valley-Springfield.

Davenport 66, Laurens 46

Section Four Class D Quarterfinal

8-LAURENS (11-8): Matt Struckle 8 12-14 31, Jordon Davis 0 2-4 2, Chris Gilbertson 0 0-0 0, Jesse Tilley 3 1-4 7, Dan Snyder 0 0-0 0, Justin West 0 2-2 2, Nick Segina 1 2-2 4, Anthony Marmet 0 0-0 0, Matt MacLochlan 0 0-0 0, Jamil Lindsay 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 12 19-26 46.

1-DAVENPORT (18-1): Michael Zimmerman 0 0-0 0, Justin Maidens 0 0-0 0, Buddy Adam 5 3-4 14, Jake Whaley 0 0-0 0, Todd Vester 1 2-2 4, Mike Ontl 9 1-2 19, Kyle Maison 0 0-0 0, Ryan Maker 1 0-0 2, Brian Quigley 0 0-0 0, Brad Teator 0 0-0 0, Robert Meyerhoff 2 1-2 5, Brendan Chase 6 4-6 16, Michael Ballard 1 0-0 3, Troy Palmer 0 0-0 0, Garrett Reynolds 1 0-0 3. TOTALS: 26 11-16 66.

Laurens7 17 12 10 _ 46

Davenport23 16 9 18 _ 66

Three-point field goals: L 3 (Struckle 3); D 3 (Adam, Ballard, Reynolds).

Morris 50, Afton 46

Justin Utter's team-high 13 points helped third-seeded Morris to a Class D quarterfinal victory at home.

Joe Utter went 2-for-2 and Eric Smith 1-for-2 from the foul line in the final minute to seal the victory for the Mustangs (16-3), who outscored Afton, 18-8, in the fourth quarter. The sixth-seeded Crimson Knights (8-11) led, 38-32, after three quarters.

Morris coach Dave Sander said his team held Afton scoreless for a span of 3:14 in the fourth quarter.

Smith, who finished with 12 points, assisted Justin Utter on a back-door cut to give Morris a 47-46 lead with just under a minute to play. Smith then hit his free throw to push the lead to 48-46.

Joe Utter got fouled after grabbing a rebound off an Afton miss with 1.5 seconds left. He made both foul shots to seal it for the Mustangs.

Joe Utter had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Morris, which received eight points and six rebounds from Shawn Forgit.

Adam Rupakus and Mike Muller each scored 14 points to lead Afton.

Morris meets second-seeded South Kortright at Oneonta State on Tuesday.

Morris 50, Afton 46

SECTION FOUR CLASS D

Saturday's Quarterfinal

6-AFTON (8-11): Adam Davis 1 0-0 2, Mike Muller 4 6-10 14, Corey Mohrien 2 0-2 4, Andy Sanford 0 0-0 0, Dylan Wilson 2 0-0 5, Corey Westfall 3 1-2 7, Adam Rupakus 4 5-9 14. TOTALS: 16 12-23 46.

3-MORRIS (16-3): Corey Forgit 1 0-0 2, Shawn Forgit 4 0-1 8, Josh Myers 0 0-0 0, Colby Hull 1 0-0 3, Eric Smith 4 3-6 12, Nick Rozanski 1 0-0 2, Jared Weidman 0 0-0 0, Joe Utter 3 4-6 10, Justin Utter 5 3-4 13, Garrett Decker 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 19 10-17 50.

Afton12 14 12 8 _ 46

Morris10 11 11 18 _ 50

Three-point field goals: A 2 (Wilson, Rupakus); M 2 (Hull, Smith).

Andes 52, Gilboa 40

Eric Reed scored his season-high 30 points to lead No. 12 Andes to a first-round upset of fifth-seed Gilboa on the road in Class D.

Reed went 7-for-8 from the foul line in the fourth quarter for Mountaineers (10-9), who have beat the Wildcats in two of four meetings this season.

Cody Ruff contributed 10 points for Andes, which visits fourth-seeded Cherry Valley-Springfield at 6 p.m. today.

Joe Cooper scored his season-high 28 points to lead Gilboa (12-6). John Denora scored 10 points for the Wildcats.

"We just didn't get in synch and we didn't get the shots," Gilboa coach Andy Dumas said.

Andes 52, Gilboa 40

SECTION FOUR CLASS D

Saturday's First Round

12-ANDES (10-9): Russell Koronowski 0 0-0 0, Josh Bonifacic 2 3-6 7, Sage Beemer 1 0-0 2, James Litaker 1 1-2 3, Eric Reed 9 9-11 30, Cody Ruff 3 4-8 10. TOTALS: 16 17-27 52.

5-GILBOA (12-6): Mike Hull 0 0-0 0, Stephen Voorhees 0 0-0 0, Justin Kovacevich 3 0-0 7, Derek Briggs 0 0-0 0, Nate Spillane 0 0-0 0, Tyler Latta 1 0-0 2, Joe Cooper 12 3-5 28, John Denora 0 3-4 3, Doug Campbell 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 16 6-9 40.

Andes13 11 14 14 _ 52

Gilboa9 8 13 10 _ 40

Three-point field goals: A 3 (Reed 3); G 2 (Kovacevich, Cooper).

CV-S 63, H-T 45

Kyle Flint had 10 points and 17 rebounds to help fourth-seeded Cherry Valley-Springfield (14-5) to a first-round victory in the Section Four Class D Tournament. The game was originally scheduled for last Tuesday but was delayed by heavy snowfall that prevented No. 13 H-T (7-11) from traveling until Sunday.

Alex Shuster scored 10 of his game-high 20 points in a 19-13 second quarter for the Patriots, who took a 34-25 lead into halftime. Shuster also grabbed eight rebounds for CV-S, which got 11 points from Shawn Cope.

We pulled away a little bit in the second quarter," CV-S coach Terry Brant said. "The bigs were the difference with Kyle and Alex. They were consistent."

Kyle Friedman's 17 points paced the Wildcats, who received 10 points from Dylan Outtrim.

CV-S will host No. 12 Andes at 6 p.m. today in a sectional quarterfinal. The winner advances to a Tuesday semifinal against top-seeded Davenport at Oneonta State.

CV-S 63, H-T 45

Section Four Class D First Round

13-HUNTER-TANNERSVILLE (7-11): Kyle Friedman 7 1-3 17, Dylan Outtrim 4 2-6 10, Jay Michael 2 0-2 4, Zach Davis 1 0-0 2, Nick Clark 3 2-4 8, Joe DiVirgilio 0 0-0 0, Danny Legg 1 2-2 4, Zach Mudge 0 0-0 0, Laszlo Hajnoczi 0 0-0 0, Neil Statts 0 0-0 0, Tyler Kelacher 0 0-2 0. TOTALS: 18 7-19 45.

4-CHERRY VALLEY-SPRINGFIELD (14-5): Kyle Flint 4 2-2 10, Todd Frasier 3 0-2 6, Shawn Cope 5 0-0 11, Seth Drugatz 1 2-2 4, Sam Dubben 0 2-2 2, Jacob Hoag 2 4-7 8, Alex Shuster 8 4-6 20, Ben VanAlstine 1 0-0 2, Richard Whiteman 0 0-0 0, Brett Adams 0 0-0 0, Collin Lamouret 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 24 14-21 63.

Hunter-Tannersville12 13 7 13 _ 45

CV-S15 19 13 16 _ 63

Three-point field goals: H 2 (Friedman 2); C 1 (Cope).

CLASS C

Sidney 54, END 51

Aaron Wood scored on an open layup with 7.6 seconds remaining to give sixth-seeded Sidney the lead for good in a Section Four Class C quarterfinal victory on the road.

The Warriors (16-4) led, 37-20, at halftime, but watched the third-seeded Crusaders rally in the second half.

"We shot the ball really, really well in the first half," Sidney coach Mike Brazee said. "Our unofficial stats had us 14-for-22 in the first half."

Elmira Notre Dame (16-3) outscored Sidney, 31-17, in the second half. The Crusaders took their first lead since the first quarter with 2:01 remaining in the fourth when Kevin Minchin hit two foul shots for a 51-50 lead.

After trading possessions without either team scoring. END lost the ball out of bounds with 12.6 seconds remaining. Sidney called a timeout.

"We said there's plenty of time," Brazee said. "Get the ball down there and get the ball to the basket. We don't need a three or anything. There's still plenty of time."

That play didn't materialize as planned, Brazee said, but Wood got loose at midcourt with the ball. He got past one END player and went one-on-one with another for a layup and a 52-51 lead with 7.6 seconds left. He also was fouled, but missed the ensuing free throw.

The Crusaders pushed the ball upcourt, but missed a layup. Dylan Umbra (11 points) grabbed the rebound and was fouled with 1.2 seconds remaining.

He made both free throws for the final margin.

END missed a half-court shot as time expired.

Brazee said Sidney went scoreless for about an eight-minute span between the third and fourth quarters, which coincided with END switching from a man-to-man defense to a zone trap.

"I think we got a little bit tentative," he said. "We didn't continue to be aggressive. We settled for the first shot instead of working the ball. Fatigue may have had something to do with it, too. It was very hot in their gym. We might have run out of gas."

Alex Heil finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Sidney. Wood had seven points and six assists. Tanner Westcott scored a team-high 15 points.

Sidney visits second-seeded Groton at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Sidney 54, END 51

Section Four Class C Quarterfinal

6-SIDNEY (16-4): Alex Heil 6 1-1 13, Aaron Wood 3 0-2 7, Joe Petroski 0 0-0 0, Andy Kozak 3 0-0 7, Nick Burpoe 0 0-0 0, Josh Wilce 0 0-0 0, Dylan Umbra 2 5-6 11, Corbin Curley 0 1-2 1, Tanner Westcott 6 3-5 15. TOTALS: 20 10-16 54.

3-ELMIRA NOTRE DAME (16-3): Sean Lynough 1 0-0 2, Shane Manning 1 0-0 3, Kevin Minchin 4 3-3 13, Ethan Monachino 7 0-0 17, Sean O'Connor 0 2-2 2, Pat O'Connor 1 0-0 2, Mike Skordynski 0 0-0 0, Zach Stephens 1 0-0 2, Joe Thurber 4 2-2 10. TOTALS: 19 7-7 51.

Sidney17 20 12 5 _ 54

Elmira Notre Dame10 10 17 14 _ 51

Three-point field goals: S 4 (Wood, Kozak, Umbra 2); E 6 (Manning, Minchin 2, Monachino 3).

S-VE 57, Walton 54, OT

Sean Byrne scored four of his 10 points in overtime as visiting Spencer-Van Etten outscored the fourth-seeded Warriors, 8-4, in overtime for a quarterfinal victory.

Walton trailed, 47-46, late in regulation. Steve Kaminsky gave the Warriors the lead, 49-47, on a three-pointer with 9.9 seconds remaining.

Tyler Walker (10 points) tied it seconds later for the fifth-seeded Panthers. Walker got loose in the open court and scored on a layup with about five seconds left.

Walton coach Gary Williams said Phil Hanley attempted a half-court shot at the buzzer, but it was off the mark.

"It was a good game," Williams said. "I think we had an eight-point lead in the second quarter. Then they made a run and were ahead at halftime.

"The second half was just tight," he continued. "Neither team could really get more than a four- or five-point lead. ... They were tough on the boards. They had great balance and, overall, that was kind of the difference. They just had more kids involved in the scoring than we did."

Kaminsky finished with a game-high 19 points for Walton, which finishes 16-4. Dan Gehl contributed 15 points and 15 rebounds for the Warriors, who received 12 points from Tyler Magnis.

S-VE 57, Walton 54, OT

Section Four Class C Quarterfinal

5-SPENCER-VAN ETTEN (15-3): Kurtis Ahart 0 2-2 2, Ben Beauchamp 4 0-0 8, Ryan Bunce 0 0-0 0, Sean Byrne 4 2-3 10, Corey Harrington 0 0-0 0, J.J. Klimekoski 0 0-0 0, Ricky Linblad 0 0-0 0, Jason Muckey 0 0-0 0, Lam Nguyen 0 0-0 0, Alex Smith 4 0-0 8, Jim Steiner 3 0-0 8, Jared Thoman 2 0-2 4, Phillip Vennel 3 0-0 7, Justin Vennel 0 0-0 0, Tyler Walker 5 0-1 10. TOTALS: 25 4-8 57.

4-WALTON (16-4): Robertny LeRouge 0 0-0 0, Kyle Baxley 0 0-0 0, Phil Hanley 0 1-2 1, Tyler Magnis 4 3-4 12, Dale Morley 2 2-2 6, Justin Knapp 0 0-2 0, Steve Kaminsky 7 0-0 19, Dan Gehl 5 5-7 15. TOTALS: 18 11-17 53.

Spencer-Van Etten13 11 13 12 8 _ 57

Walton15 8 13 13 4 _ 54

Three-point field goals: W 6 (S. Kaminsky 5, Magnis); S 3 (Steiner 2, Vennel).

Groton 74, Unatego 45

Will May scored 14 points, but visiting Unatego lost a Class C quarterfinal.

Ethan Tilebein scored a game-high 24 points for No. 2 Groton (14-3), who received 21 points from Nick Conway.

The Indians led, 42-28, at halftime.

Carter Carey and Dale Rifenbark each contributed six points for the Spartans, who finish 14-6.

Groton 74, Unatego 45

Section Four Class C Quarterfinal

7-UNATEGO (14-6): Will May 5 3-4 14, Carter Carey 3 0-0 6, Dale Rifenbark 2 2-2 6, Cody Komenda 2 0-0 5, Cody Chambers 2 0-0 4, Jeff Jones 2 0-0 4, Dan Shelton 2 0-0 4, Dillion Maxson 0 2-2 2, Lucas Decker 0 0-0 0, Tom Feudi 0 0-0 0, Aaron Foster 0 0-0 0, Brian Maruszewski 0 0-0 0.

2-GROTON (14-3): Ethan Tilebein 7 7-7 24, Nick Conway 7 4-4 21, Keegan Donovan 3 0-1 8, Josh Senter 2 4-6 8, Nick Coombs 1 2-4 4, Logan Wannall 1 0-0 3, Brandon Ayers 1 0-0 2, Allen Gallo 1 0-0 2, Sam Wright 1 1-2 1, Isiah Young 0 1-2 1, Aaron Dann 0 0-0 0, Kevin Forney 0 0-0 0, Greg Murray 0 0-0 0, Brandon Peckham 0 0-0 0, Nick Rongo 0 0-0 0, Jake VanBenschoten 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 23 19-26 74.

Unatego16 12 6 11 _ 45

Groton17 25 16 16 _ 74

Three-point field goals: U 2 (Komenda, May); G 9 (Conway 3, Tilebein 3, Donovan 2, Wannall).

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