Lawrence leads sluggish Oneonta past Windsor

JARED BOMBA | The Daily Star Oneonta’s Zyeir Lawrence puts back a rebound during the second half of a Southern Tier Athletic Conference boys basketball game Thursday, Jan. 9, at Oneonta’s Drago Gymnasium.

Oneonta’s Zyeir Lawrence scored 17 points and galvanized a sluggish Yellowjackets team to a 65-42 win in Southern Tier Athletic Conference boys basketball Thursday, Jan. 9, at Oneonta’s Drago Gymnasium.

Five days after defeating the Black Knights, 78-19, on their home floor, OHS looked poised for a similar romp early with a 10-0 run to start the game behind six points from Lawrence. But a sloppy end the quarter and half saw the visitors trail by just four, 22-18, at halftime, doubling their three-quarter total from Saturday, Jan. 4.

OHS reasserted itself in the third, with Lawrence scoring six in the quarter and controlling the boards and defensive paint for the Yellowjackets. Graham Wooden scored seven in the frame as a 23-14 run made the deficit 45-32 after three.

Wooden scored 13 of his game-high 25 in the fourth quarter to close it out for Oneonta.

Wooden made three of his eight field goals from beyond the arc and went 6-for-9 from the line to total his 25. Lawrence had seven field goals and went 3-for-5 from the stripe to total 17.

Kevin Kurkowski had eight points on three field goals, while Carter Mackey scored five and Matt Shultz had four for OHS.

Jack Beattie paced Windsor with 17 points.

Oneonta (8-1) will host Maine-Endwell at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.

Unatego 60, Walton 57

Walton’s Dylan Jacob eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in his varsity career, but the Warriors fell to visiting Unatego.

Jacob surpassed 1,000 points with a lay up in the second quarter before Walton took a 32-25 lead at halftime.

Jacob, who finished with 12 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists and four steals for his first triple-double of the season, became the third male athlete in school history to break 1,000 points and the first since 1980 when Rick Lambrecht reached the milestone.

“The atmosphere was great,’’ Walton coach Dave Gardepe said. “Dylan had a lot of family members that hadn’t seen him play in a while there.”

Kyle Wright and Lucas Walley (13 rebounds) each registered 12 points and Morgan Condon tallied 10 for the Warriors.

Shea Barber scored 13 of his game-high 23 points in the second half for the Spartans.

Owen Reed (seven points), Austin Faulkner (10 points) and Barber each had six points during the fourth quarter for Unatego.

Trailing, 49-41, to start the final frame, the Spartans used a 19-8 run to secure the victory.

Unatego also received nine points from Miles Mohrien, four points each from Notorious Gue and Destin Gecik and three points from Rickie Brennan.

The Spartans scored on a putback with 40 seconds left to put them ahead, 58-57, and expanded on their one-point advantage 20 seconds later with a pair of free throws.

Walton (5-4, 2-1) will visit Unadilla Valley for a Midstate Athletic Conference game at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. 

Delhi 76, Unadilla Valley 45

Alex Haight scored a game-high 22 points to lead visiting Delhi to a MAC victory over Unadilla Valley.

Haight hit nine field goals and converted 4-of-5 free throws to lead all scorers.

The Bulldogs led, 38-27, at halftime, and received 18 points from Luke Branigan and nine points from Logan Aikens.

Caleb Parker contributed a team-best 15 points and eight rebounds while Brock Davis finished with nine points for the Storm.

Unadilla Valley (2-8, 1-3) will host Walton at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Worcester 58, Morris 57

Ryland Evans scored a game-high 27 points as Worcester edged host Morris in a very tight Tri-Valley League contest.

Evans had nine field goals and was 9-for-14 from the line to give the Wolverines the decision in a contest that never featured a deficit larger than one between periods.

“It was a tough game. It was back-and-forth, just really tough,” Morris coach Gerard Joy said. “It’s a tough loss for us. We were right there. We just couldn’t finish.”

James Odell joined Evans in double figures with 12 points, followed by Isaiah Haley and Aaron Lorette, each with six points.

Jake Goodspeed and Scott Murphy combined for 37 points to lead Morris. Goodspeed hit a trio of 3-pointers for a team-high 21 points and had four steals. Murphy had six field goals, two of them triples, to total 16 points along with seven assists.

Matt Burtis had a team-high 11 rebounds along with five points, while Scott Strain and Hamid Williams each had six points for the Mustangs.

Despite the loss, Joy expressed optimism about his young team’s chances to make the league playoffs in what is shaping up to be a very competitive January in the TVL.

“I think there is a lot to be decided and it’s nice when it’s like this. Everybody has to show up every night,” Joy said. “We are a kind of a dangerous team. I think we can still maybe fight our way into the top four.”

Morris (5-5, 2-2) will host Milford at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Laurens 49, Franklin 47

Laurens edged Franklin in a TVL contest.

“(It was) closer than I wanted it to be,” Laurens coach Andy Carr commented.

Omar Andrades scored a team-high 19 points on seven field goals, including five baskets from beyond the arc. Chris Long hauled down 14 rebounds for the Leopards, and Jesse Chase and Jordan Weir each registered nine rebounds apiece.

Carr said that Purple Devil Matt Serrao scored a total of two free throws in the first half, but then roared to life after halftime, picking up 14 points in the third quarter.

The closing moments of the game were tight as Laurens got the ball down on the baseline to Long, who found Andrades in the corner. Andrades nailed a 3-pointer that put the Leopards up by five, 49-44, with 16 seconds to go in the game.

Matt Serrao next countered with a 3-pointer of his own to put the Purple Devils within two points.

Franklin had the chance to tie the game with a 1-and-1 at the free throw line, but missed the front end, allowing Jesse Chase the chance to chase down the rebound and help cement the victory.

Laurens (4-5, 2-2) will square off against Worcester at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 in a Coaches vs. Cancer charity event to be held at Laurens.

Edmeston 92, Schenevus 37

Josh Martin drained nine 3-pointers en route to a 35-point performance as visiting Edmeston beat Schenevus in the TVL.

Martin provided more than a third of the Panthers’ offense on 13 total field goals.

Nathan Jennings recorded 17 points and Logan Williams tallied 11 points, rounding out Edmeston’s top-three scorers.

The Panthers finished with 37 field goals, including 14 3-pointers.

At halftime, Edmeston was leading, 52-27, before scoring 40 more points in the second half.

The Dragons were led by Peyton Darling’s 18 points on six field goals and 5-for-6 mark from the foul line.

Hugh Gallagher and Owen Johnson (six points each) followed Darling.

Schenevus totaled 15 field goals, with one coming from deep.

Edmeston will host Laurens at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Sharon Springs 49, Gilbertsville-Mount Upton 34

Seth Keller scored 18 points as Sharon Springs rode an early advantage to a TVL win over Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.

The Spartans took a 19-4 lead after one quarter and a 23-11 at halftime. G-MU continued to make its way back in the third, trimming the deficit to 30-24 with a 13-7 edge in the frame, but Sharon Springs regained control with another 19-point frame in the fourth.

Keller had four field goals and made eight free throws to lead all scorers with 18 points. Connor Mickel also reached double figures for the Spartans with 13 points on six field goals.

Samuel Piedmont paced G-MU with 14 points on six field goals, and Gavin Bonczkowski had seven for the Raiders.

Richfield Springs 52, Milford 39

Cameron Duncan scored a game-high 17 points on eight field goals as Richfield Springs downed Milford Thursday in league-game action.

The Indians tipped the odds in their favor with a crucial 20-6 second quarter run. Dylan Hosford added 14 points to Richfield Springs’ cause on six field goals.

Lawson Williams led the Milford attack with 10 points and nine rebounds, and Martin Thorsland also racked up nine rebounds for the Wildcats.

“We were scrappy,” Milford head coach Greg Eggleston said. “Richfield Springs is a very good team. They wear you down with their man-to-man defense and their full-court pressure.

“They’re just in your face all the time, and it wears on you,” Eggleston continued.

With the loss, Milford falls to 4-6 overall, and 1-3 in league play.

Milford will host Gilbertsville-Mount Upton at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13.

 Greene 55, Sidney 42

Nate Barry’s 20 points guided Greene past host Sidney in the MAC.

Barry hit 10 field goals to lead all scorers. Greene also got scoring from Nate Parker (12 points), Evan Walters (10) and Trent Rapp (eight).

The Warriors struggled to score all game, but finished with a strong fourth quarter, outscoring Greene, 16-14.

Jon Palmatier had 16 points as Sidney’s high scorer. Devon Chabot was next with 11 points, Liam Matthews finished with nine and Devon Johnson had six.

The Warriors held the advantage in 3-pointers, concluding with five while Greene made one.

Sidney (5-6, 2-2) will host Walton at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Oneonta 65, Windsor 42

Windsor ..... 8 10 14 10 – 42

Oneonta ..... 14 8 23 20 – 65

ONEONTA (8-1): Isaac Medina 0 0-0 0, Graham Wooden 8 6-9 25, Matt Shultz 2 0-0 4, Kevin Kurkowski 3 0-0 8, Khysani Atkinson 0 0-0 0, Tanner Russin 1 0-0 2, Khi Atchinson0 2-2 2, Aidan Mackey 0 0-0 0, Zyeir Lawrence 7 3-5 17, Carter Mackey 2 0-0 5, Cole Platt 1 0-0 2. TOTALS 24 11-16 65.

WINDSOR: Jack Beattie 6 4-4 17, Nick Riley 0 0-0 0, Charlie Baez-Rodriguez 0 0-0 0, Andrew Segrue 0 0-2 0, Jordan Starley 0 0-0 0, Jim Lindsley 3 1-3 7, Riley Payne 0 0-0 0, K.J. Hagley 3 2-2 9, Issac Galusha 0 0-0 0, Ethan Reed 1 4-6 6, Zach Hagerman 1 1-2 3. TOTALS 14 12-19 42.

Three-point field goals: O 6 (Wooden 3, Kurkowski 2, C. Mackey); W 2 (Beattie, Hagley).

JV game: Oneonta won, 59-26.

Unatego 60, Walton 57

Unatego ….. 15 10 16 19 - 60

Walton ….. 11 21 17 8 - 57

WALTON (5-4, 2-1): Carson Watkins 0 0-0 0, Max Jacobs 0 0-0 0, Jacob Pomeroy 0 0-0 0, Garett Babcock 3 0-0 9, Morgan Condon 5 0-0 10, Kyle Wright 5 0-0 12, Lucas Walley 6 0-1 12, Dylan Jacob 4 3-3 12, Noah Aubin 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 24 3-4 57.

UNATEGO: Miles Mohrien 4 0-0 9, Shea Barber 9 2-5 23, Andy Adams 0 0-0 0, Notorious Gue 1 1-2 4, Jacob Ryan 0 0-0 0, Rickie Brennan 1 1-2 3, Destin Gecik 2 0-2 4, Owen Reed 2 2-3 7, Austin Faulkner 4 1-3 10, Dakota Roe 0 0-0 0, David Fletcher 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 23 7-17 60.

Three-point field goals: W 6 (Babcock 3, Wright 2, Jacob); U 6 (Barber 3, Mohrien, Gue, Faulkner).

JV score: Walton won.

Delhi 76, Unadilla Valley 45

Delhi ….. 23 15 16 22 - 76

Unadilla Valley ….. 9 18 15 3 - 45

DELHI: Tyler Bruce 4 0-0 8, Michael Griswold 0 0-0 0, Logan Aikens 3 2-4 9, Alex Haight 9 4-5 22 ,Garrett Pinney 1 0-0 2, Luke Branigan 5 6-8 18, Josh Baxter 2 0-0 5, Preston VanWie 1 1-1 3, A.J. Aukstikalnis 2 0-1 4, Rich Lalosh 2 0-0 4, Hunter Sanford 0 1-2 1. TOTALS 29 14-21 76.

UNADILLA VALLEY (2-8, 1-3): Brock Davis 2 3-6 9, Devon Fairchild 0 2-2 2, Danny Anderson 1 0-0 3, Dylan Nichols 0 0-0 0, Caleb Parker 6 3-4 15, Blaine Rifanburg 0 0-0 0, Cameron Osborne 2 1-1 5, Tim Postma 1 2-4 4, Joe Ray 2 2-2 7. TOTALS: 14 13-19 45

Three-point field goals: D 4 (Branigan 2, Baxter, Aikens); U 4 (Davis 2, Anderson, Ray).

JV score: Delhi won.

 Worcester 58, Morris 57

Worcester ..... 9 12 17 20 - 58

Morris ..... 9 13 17 18 – 37

MORRIS (5-5, 2-2): Hamid Williams 2 2-2 6, Scott Murphy 6 2-5 16, Jake Goodspeed 9 0-0 21, Scott Strain 3 0-0 6, Jacob Spoor 0 0-0 0, Matt Burtis 2 1-2 5, Rafael Arshi 0 0-0 0, Jan Meyer 0 1-2 1, Jon Child 1 0-0 2. TOTALS 23 6-11 57.

WORCESTER: James Odell 4 3-6 12, Jeremy Southworth 1 0-2 3, Jack Ballard 0 0-0 0, Michael Countryman 1 0-2 2, Jonah Meiser 0 0-0 0, Ethan Lengel 0 0-0 0, Ryland Evans 9 9-14 27, Isaiah Haley 2 1-2 6, Aaron Lorette 2 2-2 6, Dawson Rielly 0 0-0 0, Jacob Schoeberl 0 0-0 0, Marcus Mould 1 0-0 2, Jeffrey Kolka 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 20 15-27 58.

Three-point field goals: M 5 (Goodspeed 3, Murphy 2); W 3 (Odell, Southworth, Haley).

JV game: Worcester won, 43-34.

Laurens 49, Franklin 47

Franklin …… 12 11 16 8 - 47

Laurens ….. 20 16 9 4 - 49

FRANKLIN: Matt Serrao 7 4-5 22, Nick McWeeney 0 0-0 0, Brandon Gregory 2 0-0 4, Alan Dumond , John Davis 0 0-0 0, Cole Ruff 0 2-4 2, Brian Johns 4 0-0 10, William Mettler 0 0-0 0, Leo Temple 4 1-2 9, James Meyers 0 0-0 0, George Machala 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 17 7-11 47.

LAURENS (4-5, 2-2): Omar Andrades 7 0-0 19, Jesse Chase 1 0-0 2, Brock Mann 2 0-0 6, Rylie Nemitz 0 0-0 0, Zach Shaul 1 0-0 3, Jordan Weir 3 4-4 10, Chris Long 3 3-5 9. TOTALS: 17 7-9 49.

Three-point field goals: Laurens 8 (Andrades 5, Mann 2, Shaul 1), Franklin 6 (Serrao 4, Johns 2).

Edmeston 92, Schenevus 37

Edmeston.... 26 26 25 15 – 92

Schenevus.... 13 14 8 2 – 37

EDMESTON: Greg DeVries 2 1-2 5, Brendan Ashton 1 0-0 3, Tyler Jennings 2 0-2 5, Garrett Lum 4 0-0 9, Nathan Jennings 5 2-2 17, Josh Martin 13 0-0 35, Shane Smith 1 0-0 2, Logan Williams 5 1-2 11, Andy Wesley 2 0-0 5. TOTALS: 37 5-7 92.

SCHENEVUS: Daniel Merwin 1 0-0 2, Wyndham Spooner 3 0-0 6, Zach Burton 1 0-0 2, Ethan Lapre 0 1-2 1, Hugh Gallager 3 0-0 6, Peyton Darling 6 5-6 18, Owen Schneider 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 15 6-8 37.

Three-point field goals made: E 14 (Martin 9, Ashton 1, T. Jennings 1, Lum 1, N. Jennings 1, Vesley 1); S 1 (Darling).

Sharon Springs 49, Gilbertsville-Mount Upton 34

G-MU ..... 4 7 13 10 – 34

Sharon Springs ..... 19 4 7 19 – 49

SHARON SPRINGS: Colin Brown 1 0-0 3, Nate MacFadden 3 0-0 6, Seth Keller 4 8-18 18, Wyatt Patterson 1 0-0 2, Brandon Palmer 0 2-2 2, Connor Mickel 6 1-2 13, Carson Valhos 2 1-2 5. TOTALS 17 12-20 49.

GILBERTSVILLE-MOUNT UPTON: Samuel Piedmonte 6 1-3 14, Zach Grabo 0 2-4 2, Dominick Carey 1 0-0 2, Ethan Newman 1 0-0 2, Gavin Bonczkowski 2 3-3 7, Dominick Hartwell 1 0-2 3, Isaiah Stockdale 1 1-2 4. TOTALS 12 7-14 34.

Three-point field goals: SS 3 (Keller 2, Brown); GMU 3 (Piedmont, Hartwell, Stockdale).

Richfield Springs 52, Milford 39

Richfield Springs ….. 8 20 9 15 - 52

Milford ….. 12 6 12 9 - 39

RICHFIELD SPRINGS: Cameron Duncan 8 1-3 17, Dylan Hosford 6 0-0 14, Damon Thomson 0 0-0 0, Connor Scheffler 1 0-0 2, Austin Bowman 1 1-4 3, Matthew Palmer 2 0-0 4, David Leonard 0 0-0 0, Darren Brown 0 0-0 0, Brady Young 3 0-0 6, Jacob Bennett 2 2-2 6. TOTALS: 23 4-9 52.

MILFORD (4-6l, 1-3): Darrick West 0 0-0 0, Riley Stevens 5 5-7 16, Sawyer Eckberg 1 0-0 3, Jayden Vass 0 0-0 0, Louis Banks 1 0-0 3, Martin Thorsland 1 1-1 3, Ethan Jubar 1 0-0 2, Lawson Williams 3 3-4 10, Zach Brown 0 0-0 0, Tanner Morrissey 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 13 9-12 39.

Three-point field goals: RS 2 (Hosford 2); M 4 (Stevens 1, Eckberg 1, Banks 1, Williams 1).

Greene 55, Sidney 42

Greene.... 12 16 13 14 – 55

Sidney.... 6 6 14 16 – 42

GREENE: Evan Walters 4 2-2 10, Nate Barry 10 0-4 20, Drew Erickson 0 2-2 2, Nate Parker 6 0-1 12, Alec Frair 1 0-0 3, Trent Rapp 4 0-1 8, Nolan Butler 0 0-2 0, Josh Titus 0 0-0 0, TOTALS: 25 4-12 55

SIDNEY: Devon Chabot 5 0-0 11, Devon Johnson 2 0-0 6, Liam Matthews 4 1-3 9, Jon Palmatier 6 2-2 16, Glenn Rogers 0 0-0 0, Peyton Mosher 0 0-2 0, Nick Gravel 0 0-0 0, Alec Fogarty 0 0-0 0, Anthony Morris 0 0-0 0, Chris Prentice 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 17 3-7 42

Three-pointers: G 1 (Frair); S 5 (Chabot 1, Johnson 2, Palmatier 2)

JV game: Greene won.

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