Delhi boys top Afton in MAC

JARED BOMBA | The Daily Star Delhi’s Tyler Bruce finishes a breakaway layup around Afton’s Equan Patterson during the first quarter of a Midstate Athletic Conference game Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Tyler Bruce scored 19 points as Delhi earned its 10th win with an 86-23 decision over visiting Afton on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Midstate Athletic Conference boys basketball.

The Bulldogs led, 20-7, after one quarter, before a 35-5 advantage in the second produced a 55-12 lead at halftime.

Bruce finished with nine field goals for 19 points, followed by Rich Lalosh with 12. Preston VanWie had 11, Luke Branigan totaled 10 and Josh Baxter had nine, all via 3-pointers.

Collin Sadler led Afton with seven points on three field goals and a free throw.

Smothering defense and transition baskets created the halftime gap, as Delhi totaled 27 steals, five of them by Lalosh. The Bulldogs assisted on 25 of 37 field goals.

“I thought the kids played good defense and I was really pleased with the assist total,” Delhi coach Warren Kelly said.

Delhi (10-1, 5-0) will host Oxford on Friday, Jan. 17.

Cooperstown 63,

Utica Academy of Science 46

A double-double from John Kennedy and 10 points from Chris Ubner helped Cooperstown win its 10th straight game with a victory over Utica Academy of Science in Center State Conference Division III.

A 15-5 run in the third quarter helped the Hawkeyes expand on a 29-25 halftime lead.

Kennedy paced the Hawkeyes with 22 points on 10 field goals and a pair of foul shots, while also collecting a team-high 18 rebounds and three blocks.

Ubner hit two of Cooperstown’s four 3-pointers, totaling 10 points on four field goals.

Spencer Lewis followed with seven points as well as five rebounds and three steals, while Ryan Lansing totaled seven points with six assists and four rebounds. Kaishaun Jefferson contributed six points.

The Hawkeyes (10-2, 6-0) will visit Section III Class B power Westhill at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.

Walton 65, Unadilla Valley 52

Dylan Jacob scored a game-high 19 points as Walton held off a second-half surge from host Unadilla Valley in the MAC.

The Warriors took a 30-16 lead at halftime, but a 20-13 UV advantage in the third made it a seven-point game entering the fourth. Walton held on with a 22-16 edge in the fourth.

Jacob had five field goals, one of them a 3-pointer, and was 8-for-8 from the foul line for his 19. Lucas Walley also hit a triple, totaling four field goals and a 3-for-4 effort from the line for 12 points.

Morgan Condon recorded 11 points on five field goals, and Cody Ray made it four Warriors in double figures with four field goals and a pair of foul shots.

Caleb Parker paced Unadilla Valley with 18 points, hitting two 3-pointers and eight baskets total. Brock Davis followed with 15 points, making five field goals, three of them from long range.

UV (2-9, 1-4) will visit Hancock at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.

Cherry Valley-Springfield 43,

Franklin 42

Balanced scoring powered visiting Cherry Valley-Springfield as the Patriots held off a Franklin team looking for its first Tri-Valley League win.

The Purple Devils led, 24-20, before a 12-2 CV-S advantage in the third created a six-point Patriots lead entering the fourth. Franklin cut the deficit to one and had a shot to win it late, but could not convert.

“We are right there every game it seems, we just have one quarter where we struggle to score,” Franklin coach Skylar Thompson said. “That’s kind of been the story of our season. We are right there, we are improving every week, and we had a good look at a good team that’s beaten other teams in our league tonight.”

Silas Wilson led six CV-S scorers with 11 points on five field goals and a free throw. Austin Yerdon had 10 points, Luke Dubben had eight and Caleb Carpenter totaled seven for the Patriots.

Leo Temple notched a game-high 14 points to lead Franklin, which also got 11 points from Matt Serrao. Brandon Gregory contributed eight, followed by Brian Johns with seven.

Franklin (1-8, 0-4) will visit Milford at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.

Edmeston 58, Laurens 32

Josh Martin topped all scorers as Edmeston made it 11 wins in a row with a TVL win over visiting Laurens.

The Panthers led by five, 25-20, at halftime before outscoring the Leopards, 33-12, in the second half. Edmeston owned the fourth quarter, 20-6.

“Our help defense got better in the second half and that’s what the turning point was,” Edmeston coach Darren Belden said.

Three of Martin’s eight field goals came from long range, and he did not attempt a free throw.

Forward Greg Devries contributed 15 points for the Panthers along with seven rebounds. Logan Williams recorded six rebounds and passed out six assists.

Omar Andrades finished with 13 points on four field goals for Laurens, and went 3-for-3 from the free-throw line.

Edmeston (11-1, 6-0) will travel to Morris at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.

Morris 60, Milford 48

Scott Murphy led all scorers with 21 points as Morris evened its record with a TVL win over visiting Milford.

The Wildcats took a 24-23 lead into halftime, but the Mustangs owned the second half, 37-24.

Murphy had eight baskets, one of them a 3-pointer, and hit four free throws to finish with 21. He also passed out seven assists.

Scott Strain hit four from long range to follow with 18 points for Morris. Hamid Williams had eight points and Matt Burtis had seven along with four steals and nine rebounds.

Lawson Williams totaled 17 points to lead Milford, and completed a double-double with 14 rebounds.

Morris (6-6, 3-2) will host Edmeston at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.

Richfield Springs 55,

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton 45

Dylan Hosford had a varsity-high 31 points, including nine 3-pointers, as Richfield Springs raced past host Gilbertsville-Mount Upton in the TVL.

Hosford hit 10 field goals in total and went 2-for-2 from the foul line as the Indians’ top scorer.

“He came out and made some shots and got some confidence,” Raiders coach Greg Bonczkowski said. “He had two 3s in the first quarter and three 3s in the second quarter.”

Richfield Springs’ next highest scorer was Cameron Duncan, who finished with eight points.

Despite Hosford’s career game, Gilbertsville-Mount Upton brought the score back within six points in the fourth quarter, but could not seal the comeback.

“We just didn’t shoot the ball very well tonight,” Bonczkowski said. “I was proud of my kids’ effort. We fought back and made it a ball game at the end.”

The Raiders outscored the Indians, 21-8, in the last frame.

Ethan Newman (12) and Gavin Bonczkowski (11) provided more than half of G-MU’s offense as the pair combined for 23 points.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton (5-4, 2-3) will visit Worcester at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.

Sharon Springs 75, Schenevus 48

Seth Keller and Connor Mickel totaled 42 points for Sharon Springs in its TVL win over host Schenevus.

Keller and Mickel each scored 21 points to pace the visitors.

The Spartans shot particularly well from beyond the arc as they concluded with 11 3-pointers.

Peyton Darling scored a game-high 27 points for the Dragons on 10 field goals and a 5-for-5 mark on free throws.

Schenevus slotted four deep balls on Darling’s two and one each from Zach Burton and Daniel Merwin.

The Dragons’ offense came alive in the second half as they tallied 31 points after a 17-point output in the first half.

Schenevus will host Cherry Valley-Springfield at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.  

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

Delhi 86, Afton 23

Afton ..... 7 5 6 5 – 23

Delhi ..... 20 35 23 8 – 86

DELHI (10-1, 5-0): Tyler Bruce 9 0-0 19, Logan Aikens 3 0-1 6, Garrett Pinney 2 0-0 4, Luke Branigan 4 2-6 10, Josh Baxter 3 0-0 9, Justin Stewart 3 0-0 7, Preston VanWie 4 1-2 11, A.J. Aukstikalnis 1 0-0 2, Rich Lalosh 6 0-0 12, Hunter Sanford 2 2-2 6. TOTALS 37 5-11 86.

AFTON: Equan Patterson 2 0-0 6, Anthony Paoletti 0 0-0 0, Michael Roach 1 0-0 2, Dylan Weeks 0 0-0 0, Scott Merrill 2 0-0 6, Colin Sader 3 1-2 7, Alex Commesso 0 0-0 0, George Palmatier 1 0-0 2. TOTALS 9 1-2 23.

Three-point field goals: D 7 (Baxter 3, VanWie 2, Bruce, Stewart); A 4 (Merrill 2, Patterson 2).

JV game: Delhi won.

Cooperstown 63,

Utica Academy of Science 46

Cooperstown ..... 12 17 15 19 – 63

UAS ..... 10 15 5 16 – 46

COOPERSTOWN (10-2, 6-0): Ryan Lansing 3 1-x 7, Spencer Lewis 3 0-x 7, Kaishaun Jefferson 3 0-x 6, David Valmas 1 0-x 2, Kendall Haney 1 0-x 3, D Burns 0 0-x 0, Joe Senchyshyn 2 0-x 4, Chris Ubner 4 0-x 10, Sam Grigoli 1 0-x 2, Alex Hage 0 0-x 0, Ian Quinn 0 0-x 0, John Kennedy 10 2-x 22. TOTALS 28 3-x 63.

Three-point field goals: C 4 (Ubner 2, Lewis, Haney).

Walton 65, Unadilla Valley 52

Walton ..... 13 17 13 22 – 65

Unadilla Valley ..... 6 10 20 16 – 52

UNADILLA VALLEY (2-9, 1-4): Brock Davis 5 2-2 15, Devon Fairchild 2 1-2 7, Caleb Parker 8 0-0 18, Blaine Rifanburg 2 0-0 4, Cameron Osborne 1 0-0 2, Tim Postma 3 0-0 6, Joe Ray 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 21 3-4 52.

WALTON: Max Jacobs 0 1-1 1, Carson Watkins 0 0-0 0, Jacob Pomeroy 0 0-0 0, Garett Babcock 2 0-0 6, Morgan Condon 5 0-0 11, Kyle Wright 2 0-0 6, Cody Ray 4 2-2 10, Lucas Walley 4 3-4 12, Dylan Jacob 5 8-8 19, Noah Aubin 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 22 14-15 65.

Three-point field goals: UV 7 (Davis 3, Fairchild 2, Parker 2); W 7 (Babcock 2, Wright 2, Condon, Walley, D. Jacob)

JV game: UV won.

Cherry Valley-Springfield 43, Franklin 42

Cherry Valley-Springfield ..... 11 9 12 11 – 43

Franklin ..... 14 10 2 16 – 42

FRANKLIN (1-8, 0-4): Matt Serrao 4 0-0 11, Brandon Gregory 3 0-0 8, John Davis 0 0-0 0, Cole Ruff 1 0-0 2, Brian Johns 3 0-0 7, Leo Temple 6 2-6 14, Nick McWeeney 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 17 2-6 43.

CV-S: Silas Wilson 5 1-5 11, Larry Kroon 0 0-2 0, Austin Yerdon 5 0-0 10, Luke Dubben 4 0-0 8, Dylan Smith 1 0-0 2, Michael Freer 2 0-0 5, Caleb Carpenter 2 1-2 7, Kyle France 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 19 2-9 43.

Three-point field goals: F 6 (Serrao 3, Gregory 2, Johns); CVS 3 (Carpenter 2, Freer).

JV game: CV-S won.

Edmeston 58, Laurens 32

Laurens …. 11 9 6 6 - 32

Edmeston …… 12 13 13 20 - 58

EDMESTON (11-1, 6-0): Brendan Ashton 1 0-0 2, Greg DeVries 5 5-5 15, Tyler Graham 0 0-0 0, Tyler Jennings 1 0-0 2, Garrett Lum 1 0-2 3, Josh Martin 8 0-0 19, Shane Smith 1 0-0 2, Logan Williams 2 1-2 5, Nick Wetherbee 0 0-0 0, Andy Veseley 0 0-0 0, Nate Jennings 4 0-0 10. TOTALS: 23 6-9 58.

LAURENS: Omar Andrades 4 3-3 13, Jesse Chase 1 0-0 2, Brock Mann 1 0-0 3, Rylie Nemitz 0 0-0 0, Zach Shaul 0 0-0 0, Cyller Cimko 0 0-0 0, Jordan Weir 3 1-4 7, Chris Long 3 1-3 7. TOTALS: 12 5-10 32.

Three-point field goals: E 6 (Lum, Jennings 2, Martin 3), L 3 (Andrades 2, Mann).

Morris 60, Milford 48

Milford ..... 13 11 14 10 – 48

Morris ..... 13 10 17 20 – 60

MORRIS (6-6, 3-2): Garrett Aikens 0 0-0 0, Hamid Williams 2 2-4 8, Scott Murphy 8 4-7 21, Jake Goodspeed 2 0-2 5, Scott Strain 7 0-1 18, Jacob Spoor 0 0-0 0, Matt Burtis 3 1-2 7, Rafael Arshi 0 0-0 0, Jan Meyer 0 0-0 0, Jon Child 0 1-5 1. TOTALS 22 8-21 60.

MILFORD: Darrick West 0 0-0 0, Riley Stevens 2 0-0 5, Sawyer Eckberg 3 0-0 7, Jayden Vass 0 0-0 0, Louis Banks 4 4-7 12, Ethan Jubar 2 1-2 5, Lawson Williams 7 3-8 17, Zach Brown 1 0-3 2. TOTALS 19 8-20 48.

Three-point field goals: Mo 8 (Strain 4, Williams 2, Murphy, Goodspeed); Mi 2 (Stevens, Eckberg).

JV game: Morris won, 44-42.

Richfield Springs 55,

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton 45

Richfield Springs.... 16 15 16 8 – 55

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.... 6 12 6 21 – 45

RICHFIELD SPRINGS: Cameron Duncan 3 0-2 8, Dylan Hosford 10 2-2 31, Damon Thomson 0 0-0 0, Connor Scheffler 0 0-0 0, Austin Bowman 2 2-2 6, Matthew Palmer 0 0-0 0, David Leonard 1 0-0 2, Darren Brown 0 0-0 0, Jacob Bennett 1 2-2 4, Brady Young 0 4-5 4, Brady Cowan 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 17 10-13 55.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton: Dylan McVey 3 0-0 8, Samuel Piedmonte 3 0-0 7, Dominick Carey 2 0-0 4, Ethan Newman 5 2-2 12, Gavin Bonczkowski 5 1-1 11, Brandon Harris 0 0-0 0, Dominick Hartwell 1 0-0 3, Isaiah Stockdale 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 19 3-3 45.

Three-pointers: RS 11 (Duncan 2, Hosford 9); G-MU 4 (McVey 2, Piedmont 1, Hartwell 1).

JV game: RS won.

Sharon Springs 75, Schenevus 48

Schenevus.... 8 9 17 14 – 48

SCHENEVUS: Daniel Merwin 1 0-0 3, Wyndham Spooner 4 0-0 8, Zach Burton 1 0-0 3, Andrew Hamilton 0 0-0 0, Ethan Lapre 1 0-0 2, Dylan Brunedge 1 0-0 2, Hugh Gallagher 0 0-0 0, Peyton Darling 10 5-5 27, Owen Schneider 1 1-2 3. TOTALS: 19 6-7 48.

SHARON SPRINGS: Seth Keller 21, Connor Mickel 21.

Three-point field goals made: S 4 (Darling 2, Burton 1, Merwin 1); SS 11.

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