Basketball

Delhi knocked off defending Class C state champion Cooperstown, 56-45, at home in its first game of the season Tuesday, Dec. 3.

The Bulldogs jumped ahead, 32-22, at halftime, which proved to be the difference after a tightly contested second half saw Delhi score 24 points to Cooperstown’s 23.

Delhi made 21 field goals, including four 3-pointers, while Cooperstown finished with 16 field goals and six 3-pointers.

Tyler Bruce highlighted the Bulldogs’ offense with 16 points. He hit four field goals, with half of them coming beyond the arc, and went 6-for-9 from the free-throw line.

Delhi also saw contributions from Alex Haight (15 points), Luke Branigan (six), Josh Baxter (six) and Hunter Sanford (five).

Delhi was 10-for-19 in free throws.

The Hawkeyes got 31 of their 45 total points from the duo of Spencer Lewis and John Kennedy. Lewis had 17 points on six field goals, including five 3-pointers, while Kennedy made four field goals and six free throws. Jalah Wimberly totaled 6 points on two baskets, one a 3-pointer, and one free throw.

Cooperstown struggled from the charity stripe, going 7-for-16 on the game.

Delhi (1-0) will host Onteora at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Cooperstown (0-1) will look to bounce back in the Sherburne/Earlville Tournament on Friday, Dec. 6.

Milford 57, Downsville 43

Lawson Williams had 22 points to lead all scorers as a young Milford team stifled host Downsville to improve to 2-0.

The Wildcats took a 13-12 lead into the second quarter, where they outscored the Eagles, 10-2.

“We came out and changed to a 2-3 zone. We had been working on it, and they did a nice job with it,” Milford coach Gregg Eggleston said. “We made them take shots they didn’t want to take and that was a real positive.”

The Wildcats held a 23-14 lead at halftime and grew the deficit to 15 after three quarters.

Williams, a junior, totaled a double-double with 11 rebounds.

“He’s still got a lot to learn, he’s very green, but he’s a good player,” Eggleston said. “He finds a way to get the ball into the basket.”

Williams leads an underclassmen-heavy roster that Eggleston said is missing 11 players from last season. Louis Banks scored nine and Ethan Jubar had eight, while Martin Thorsland had six for the Wildcats.

Eggleston also noted a two-point, eight-steal performance from junior Darrick West and quality minutes from sophomore Michael Brown during the third quarter.

“I legitimately have zero seconds of varsity experience, so there’s a lot of learning going on but they are doing a nice job,” Eggleston said. “It’s just being patient with them. They are quick learners and work hard on defense which will take them quite a ways, but we have work to do.”

Louie Banker and Logan Cicio paced Downsville with 10 points. Cicio left the game in the third quarter with a lower-body injury.

Unatego 57, Franklin 34

Austin Faulkner paced Unatego with 19 points as the Spartans evened their record with a home victory.

Unatego held a 26-17 lead at halftime that expanded to 14 points after three before pulling away in the fourth.

Faulkner made eight field goals and was 3-for-6 from the line to lead all scorers. Owen Reed scored 14 points and Shea Barber had nine while five other Spartans scored. Unatego did not make a 3-pointer.

Leo Temple and Matt Serrao each had 11 points to pace Franklin. Temple had four field goals and went 3-for-7 from the line, while Serrao also made four field goals, one of them a 3-pointer.

Unatego (1-1) will visit Chenango Forks on Thursday, Dec. 5.

Jefferson 63,

Cherry Valley-Springfield 40

Cole Lapinel totaled 25 points to lead all scorers as Jefferson improved to 2-0 with a win over visiting CV-S.

The J-Hawks held the Patriots to eight first-half points and a took a 23-point lead into the break.

Lapinel had nine field goals, two of them from beyond the arc, for his 25. Dakota Schafer was also in double digits with 14 points on seven field goals.

Drew Socci had eight points and Seth Wade scored seven for Jefferson.

Austin Yerdon paced CV-S with 12 points. Caleb Carpenter had nine points on three 3-pointers, and Luke Dubben hit a pair of 3s for eight points.

Jefferson (2-0) will host Margaretville at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Sherburne-Earlville 76,

Sidney 65, OT

Sherburne-Earlville got past host Sidney in overtime despite 25 points from Jon Palmatier.

Tied 60-60 at the end of the fourth quarter, Sherburne-Earlville scored 16 points in the extra frame while the Warriors managed five.

Leading the way for Sherburne-Earlville were Noah Posson’s 16 points, followed by 12 points from Gabe Irwin and Bobby Hill as well as 10 points from Troy Fleming.

Hill and Preston Eaves each hit two 3-pointers and Taylor Grymkowski had the other as Sherburne-Earlville finished with six makes from beyond the arc.

Palmatier made nine field goals, including three 3-pointers, and four free throws. Devon Chabot and Liam Matthews followed as Chabot recorded 16 points on seven field goals and two free throws, while Matthews made five field goals and one free throw.

The Warriors totaled 27 field goals, went 8-for-22 from the free-throw line and made three 3-pointers.

Sidney (1-0) will play in the Deposit/Hancock Tournament at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.

BOYS BASKETBALL

TUESDAY’S RESULTS

Delhi 56, Cooperstown 45

Delhi....14 18 16 8 - 56

Cooperstown....5 17 7 16 - 45

DELHI (1-0): Tyler Bruce 4 6-9 16, Michael Griswold 0 0-0 0, Logan Aikens 0 1-2 1, Alex Haight 7 1-4 15, Luke Branigan 3 0-0 6, Josh Baxter 2 0-0 6, Preston VanWie 1 0-0 2, A.J. Aukstikalnis 0 0-0 0, Rich Lalosh 2 1-2 5, Hunter Sanford 1 2-3 5. TOTALS: 21 FG 10-19, 56.

COOPERSTOWN (0-1): Ryan Lansing 2 0-1 4, Jalah Wimberly 2 1-2 6, Spencer Lewis 6 0-1 17, Kaishaun Jefferson 0 0-0 0, David Valmas 1 0-0 2, Kendall Haney 0 0-2 0, Joe Senchyshyn 1 0-0 2, Christopher Ubner 0 0-0 0, Sam Grigoli 0 0-0 0, Alex Hage 0 0-0 0, John Kennedy 4 6-10 14. TOTALS: 16 7-16 45.

Three-point field goals: D 4 (Bruce 2, Baxter 2) C 6 (Lewis 5, Wimberly 1).

Milford 57, Downsville 43

Milford ..... 13 10 20 14 – 57

Downsville ..... 12 2 14 15 – 43

DOWNSVILLE: Louie Banker 4 2-5 10, Triston Reed 3 1-2 9, Kyle Fitch 3 0-0 8, Logan Cicio 3 4-6 10, Nate Valentine 1 0-0 2, Logan Cazzolla 0 0-1 0, Dustin Fenescey 0 1-4 1, Steven Gummoe 1 0-0 3. TOTALS 15 8-18 43.

MILFORD (2-0): Darrick West 0 2-2 2, Riley Stevens 0 2-4 2, Sawyer Eckberg 2 0-1 4, Jayden Vass 0 0-0 0, Louis Banks 4 0-2 9, Martin Thorsland 3 0-0 6, Ethan Jubar 4 0-0 8, Lawson Williams 7 5-8 22, Zach Brown 2 0-0 4, Tanner Morrissey 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 22 9-17 57.

Three-point field goals: D 5 (Reed 2, Fitch 2, Gummoe); M 4 (Williams 3, Banks).

JV score: Downsville won.

Unatego 57, Franklin 34

Franklin ..... 9 8 11 6 – 34

Unatego ..... 13 13 16 15 – 57

UNATEGO (1-1): Miles Mohrien 0 1-2 1, Shea Barber 3 3-4 9, Tori Gue 1 0-0 2, Rickie Brennan 2 0-0 4, Destin Zeecik 2 0-2 4. Owen Reed 7 0-0 14, Austin Faulkner 8 3-6 19, Dakota Roe 2 0-0 4. TOTALS 25 7-14 57.

FRANKLIN: Matt Serrao 4 2-3 11, Brandon Gregory 1 0-0 3, Cole Ruff 1 0-2 2, Brian Johns 2 0-0 5, William Mettler 1 0-0 2, Leo Temple 4 3-7 11. TOTALS 13 5-12 34.

Three-point field goals: U 0; F 3 (Serrao, Gregory, Johns).

JV game: Unatego won.

Jefferson 63,

Cherry Valley-Springfield 40

Cherry Valley-Springfield ..... 5 3 15 17 - 40

Jefferson ..... 18 13 17 15 - 63

JEFFERSON (2-0): Ethan Cole 1 0-0 2, Damien Merwin 0 0-0 0, Drew Socci 4 0-0 8, Creed Mattice 1 0-0 3, Dan Fallo 0 2-2 2, Cole Lapinel 9 5-9 25, Dakota Schafer 7 0-0 14, Eric Parker 0 0-0 0, Seth Wade 3 1-4 7, John Cole 0 2-2 2, Evan Staroba 0 0-0 0, Eddie Minalga 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 25 10-17 63.

CV-S: Silas Wilson 0 0-0 0, Larry Kroon 0 0-0 0, Austin Yerdon 3 4-6 12, Luke Dubben 3 0-0 8, Dylan Smith 1 0-0 3, Michael Freer 2 0-0 4, Caleb Carpenter 3 0-0 9, Griffin Barrett 0 0-0 0, Owen Johnson 2 0-0 4, Kyle France 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 14 4-6 40.

Three-point field goals: J 3 (Lapinel 2, Mattice); CVS 8 (Carpenter 3, Dubben 2, Yerdon 2, Smith).

JV score: Jefferson won.

Sherburne-Earlville 76, Sidney 65 OT

Sherburne-Earlville....13 15 12 20 16 – 76

Sidney.... 19 9 12 20 5 – 65

SHERBURNE-EARLVILLE: John Oley 4 1-9 9, Taylor Grymkowski 3 0-0 7, Preston Eaves 3 0-0 8, Gabe Irwin 2 7-8 12, Jacob Sutherland 1 0-0 2, Bobby Hill 4 2-2 12, Troy Fleming 4 2-2 10, Noah Posson 8 0-0 16. TOTALS: 29 FG 12-22 76.

SIDNEY: Devon Chabot 7 2-2 16, Devon Johnson 0 0-0 0, Liam Matthews 5 1-4 11, Jon Palmatier 9 4-7 25, Glenn Rogers 1 0-0 2, Peyton Mosher 4 1-4 9, Nick Gravel 0 0-4 0, Alec Fogarty 0 0-0 0, Chris Prentice 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 27 FG 8-22 65.

Three-point field goals: S-E 6 (Eaves 2, Hill 2, Irwin 1, Grymkowski 1); S 3 (Palmatier 3).

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