OHS boys get revenge on Warriors

Benjamin Patton | The Daily StarOneonta High’s Noah Sheehan, top, tries to wrestle the ball away from Chenango Valley’s Caleb Hertzog during Friday night’s Southern Tier Athletic Conference game at OHS.

George Foti scored a game-high 19 points, including four three-point field goals, to lead host Oneonta High to a 63-47 boys basketball victory over Chenango Valley in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference on Friday.

Foti made three threes and scored 11 points in the third quarter, when the Yellowjackets extended their 25-23 halftime lead with a 22-15 run.

Albert Odero had 12 of his 17 points in the second half, which included an alley-oop dunk off an assist from Noah Sheehan. Odero’s dunk gave OHS a 15-point lead 1:30 into the fourth quarter.

Odero closed with eight points in the fourth quarter, helping OHS finish with a 16-9 spurt.

Brock Eichler and Josh Davi contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Oneonta (9-4), which avenged a 55-54 loss to the Warriors earlier this season.

Caleb Hertzog had a team-best 14 points and Mark Mullins finished with 10 for Chenango Valley.

OHS travels to Chenango Forks next Friday.

Cooperstown 64, Herkimer 57

Tyler Bertram capped his game-high 27-point night with a 9-for-10 effort at the free throw line in the fourth quarter as Cooperstown won a Center State Conference Division II game at home.

All of Bertram’s free-throw attempts came in the final period, when Cooperstown outscored Herkimer, 24-19.

“We were down at halftime.

We were asleep and not playing that well,” said Bertram’s father, Cooperstown coach Dave Bertram. “We inched our way back on the third quarter.”

Tyler Bertram hit two of his four threes in the third quarter, when Christian Alexander scored six of his 21 points. The Hawkeyes (7-6, 4-2) went on a 19-11 run in the third period to erase a 27-21 halftime deficit.

Alexander, who went 3-for-3 at the foul line, blocked six shots. Travis Thompson grabbed 11 rebounds for Cooperstown, which received five steals from Tyler Bertram.

Andrew Mason’s 16 points led four double-digit scoring efforts for Herkimer (8-6, 2-4), which received 14 points apiece from Adam Kirkpatrick and Tom Ferri, and 10 from Derek Newman.

Cooperstown hosts a non-league game against Tri-Valley League East Division winner Milford at 8:30 p.m. Monday.

The game will follow a non-league battle of unbeatens as Cooperstown’s girls will host South Kortright (13-0) at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Cooperstown (12-0) is ranked second among Class C girls teams in the state. SK started the week as the state’s top-ranked Class D girls team.

Milford 61, Worcester 29

Will Ward finished with game-high 21 points and seven steals to lead host Milford to Tri-Valley League victory that clinched the West Division title for the Wildcats.

Milford received double-doubles from Jake Tabor and Max Lang. Tabor had 12 points and a varsity-best 17 rebounds, and Lang finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Milford (12-2, 9-1), which took a 27-14 lead at halftime, visits Cooperstown for a non-league game at 8:30 p.m. Monday.

“It’s going to be an interesting local game,” Milford coach Frank Spurchise said. “We haven’t played them in years.”

Delhi 90, Hancock 26

Brandon Lein had a varsity-best 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the visiting Bulldogs cruised to a win in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Four other Delhi players scored in double figures. Matt Ennist had 17 points, Alex Cantwell scored 13, Cody Brewster finished with 11 and Max Hulbert contributed 10.

Ennist also grabbed a team-best 12 rebounds for Delhi (12-1, 7-1), which hosts Walton on Tuesday.

Ryan Tooley scored a team-best seven points for Hancock.

Sidney 52, Deposit 35

Nick Meno scored a game-high 14 points to lead host Sidney to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory that marked its sixth win in a row.

“We changed up a little bit of our defense after Christmas,” said Sidney coach Mike Brazee, whose team hasn’t lost since falling to Moravia in the STOP-DWI Tournament in Binghamton last month. “We’re applying a little more pressure. We just kind of amped up our defense a little bit to try to get some easier transition baskets and it’s been working.”

Wyatt McKee contributed 13 points for the Warriors (9-4, 7-1), who took a 27-15 lead into halftime.

Devin Schmitz (three three-pointers) scored 11 points to pace the Lumberjacks.

Sidney visits Unatego on Tuesday.

UV 53, Harpursville 34

Ryan Postma scored 10 of his team-high 15 points in the third quarter, when visiting Unadilla Valley went on an 18-9 run in its Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Postma hit two of his three three-pointers in the quarter and finished with seven rebounds.

Ethan Grey also hit three threes and had 10 of his 13 points in the opening quarter for the Storm, who took a 23-16 lead into halftime.

Brett Hanslmaier contributed 13 points for UV (9-4, 6-2), who host Oxford on Tuesday.

Devon Dean’s game-high 20 points paced the Hornets.

Greene 60, Unatego 57

Senior Tanner Winchester scored 33 points, but the visiting Spartans fell in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Winchester hit a three-pointer with about 10 seconds left in regulation that forced overtime. Winchester hit another three in overtime. He also had a look at a potential tying three-pointer at the end of overtime that didn’t drop.

“He was very consistent throughout the game,” Unatego coach Cal Locke said of Winchester, who went 10-for-12 from the free throw line.

Jared Jones contributed 12 points for the Spartans, including three three-pointers.

“He shot it pretty well tonight,” Locke said of Jones. “He creates a lot for us.”

Jordan Harrington, Joey Miranda and Luke Day had 19, 14 and 12 points, respectively, for the Trojans.

Unatego (5-8, 4-4) will host Sidney on Tuesday.

B-G 42, Oxford 33

Ryan Jones scored 10 of his team-high 15 points in the second half to help Bainbridge-Guilford to a Midstate Athletic Conference road victory.

Jones hit two three-pointers in the third quarter and another in the fourth quarter as the Bobcats outscored Oxford, 21-13, after halftime.

Zach Smith had 12 points and Bailey Green contributed 10 for B-G, which held the Blackhawks to two field goals in the second half.

Kevin Davis had 15 points for Oxford.

B-G (5-8, 4-4) will host Greene on Wednesday.

Afton 76, Walton 73

Longtime Afton coach Dick Winans was asked if he could remember a game in which teams combined to make 24 three-pointers?

“Nope,” said Winans, whose team earned a Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Blake Hitt made eight of Walton’s 14 three-pointers and finished with a team-high 26 points.

“He was draining them from all over,” Winans said of Hitt. “He was shooting some from halfcourt and they were going in.”

Michael Lindsay contributed four threes and 22 points for the Warriors.

Kyle Hinman had a team-high 26 points for Afton.

He scored eight points in the fourth quarter, when the Crimson Knights outscored Walton, 19-14. Hinman hit two free throws with about 30 seconds left that gave Afton a four-point lead.

Darien Heath hit four of the Crimson Knights’ 10 three-pointers. He finished with 17 points. Caleb Stulir hit three threes and also had 17 points for Afton (4-7, 2-5), which will travel to Harpursville on Tuesday.

Stamford 55, Margaretville 54

Matt Anderson hit a 12-footer along the baseline with 2.8 seconds left to lift host Stamford to a Delaware League victory.

The Indians (11-1, 8-1) called timeout with 13 seconds left and trailing, 54-53.

Anderson came off a screen and hit a catch-and-shoot jumper to give Stamford the lead. Margaretville did not get off a final shot.

“We run it where Matt reads two picks and decides which pick to run off,” Stamford coach Greg O’Connell said.

“The guy who set the pick from the wing kicked it to Matt toward the corner.”

Margaretville hit five of its six three-pointers in the first half. Cooper Reither hit all four of his three-pointers and Matt Van Valkenburg had a three as the Blue Devils took a 34-30 into halftime.

“They shot unbelievable in the first half,” O’Connell said.

Van Valkenburg scored a game-high 19 points and Reither finished with 16.

Jesse Hults had 16 points, including three three-pointers, to lead five Indians who scored at least seven points.

“We have five different guys who can score and it’s been some different each night,” O’Connell said of his squad.

Geoff Mattice had 12 points and 13 rebounds, Colby Fancher finished with eight points and four assists, Glen Cioccari had five points and six assists for Stamford, which will host Hunter-Tannersville on Tuesday.

SK 78, Jefferson 55

Ty Lamport scored a game-high 26 points to lead host South Kortright to a victory in the Delaware League.

Ed Newman and Ryan Sluiter had 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Rams, who took a 41-29 lead into halftime.

SK (10-2, 7-1) visits Jefferson at 4:45 p.m. Monday.

Michael Greiner scored a team-best 14 points for the J-Hawks, who received 13 from Tyler Mead and 11 from James Quagliano.

Roxbury 58, Gilboa 44

Matt Faraci scored a game-high 28 points to lead host Roxbury to a Delaware League win.

Faraci had 13 points in the first half, helping the Rockets to a 27-16 lead at the break.

‘‘He was consistent for us,’’ Roxbury coach Tom Faraci said of his son.

Will Rendler finished with 10 points, a team-high 11 rebounds and eight assists for Roxbury (4-7), which visits Gilboa on Monday.

Mychal Grant scored a team-best 16 points, including four threes, and Ben Standhart contributed 14 points for Gilboa.

Windham 48, H-T 43

Majd Ismail went 7-for-8 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to help host Windham rally for a Delaware League victory.

Ismail scored a game-high 23 points.

Zach Meyer hit a key three-pointer in the final quarter for Windham, which outscored Hunter-Tannersville, 16-9, over the final eight minutes.

Chase Plattner and Jake Davis had 14 and 10 points, respectively, for H-T.

Windham (1-9, 1-6) will host Margaretville at 6 p.m. Monday.

Edmeston 51, Morris 48

Linton Wainright and Clayton Lyon finished with 13 points apiece for Edmeston, which rallied for a Tri-Valley League victory on the road.

“We had a chance,” said Morris coach Chris Garcia, whose team took a 35-33 lead into the fourth quarter. “We gave up a couple of and-ones to (Kyle) King and Wainright and couldn’t get the momentum back.”

Ryan Morlock’s late shot from just inside half-court went wide right as Edmeston held on to improve to 11-4 overall and 8-2 in the T-V.

Morlock finished with 10 points for the Mustangs (9-4, 7-3), who received a game-high 15 points from Michael Murphy and 14 more from Aidan Staib (eight rebounds). Morris made seven threes in the loss, including four from Staib.

King scored 11 points for the Panthers, who closed on an 18-13 run in the final period.

Morris hosts a non-league game against Davenport on Tuesday.

Laurens 61, G-MU 32

Senior Edwin Rivera scored eight of his season-high 12 points during a 19-5 first-quarter run that helped host Laurens to a Tri-Valley League victory on Senior Night.

“He was at the top of our 2-3 zone and he got some steals on ball reversals and easy buckets,” Laurens coach Andy Carr said of Rivera (six steals), one of five seniors honored.

Senior Mitchel Barra had 16 points and 11 rebounds. He scored nine points in the second quarter as the Leopards took a 29-15 lead into halftime.

Jared Conklin, also a senior, finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and six steals.

Laurens (12-2, 9-1) will travel to Cherry Valley-Springfield on Jan. 30.

Nate O’Hara had 15 points to lead Gilbertsville-Mount Upton.

Schenevus 40, CV-S 30

Jacob Darling scored a game-high 17 points to lead host Schenevus to a Tri-Valley League victory.

Kyle Darling had 13 points and made all of his three three-pointers in the first half for Schenevus, which took a 15-10 lead into the break. Kyle Darling also grabbed a team-best eight rebounds.

The Dragons went 8-for-10 at the free throw line in the fourth quarter, when they outscored the Patriots, 14-11.

Schenevus (7-7, 5-5) hosts Milford for a Coaches vs. Cancer game next Friday.

Scott Plows finished with a team-best 14 points for Cherry Valley-Springfield.

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