NHS boys finding shooting touch

Boys’ Basketball

Norwich 67, Maine-Endwell 64

ENDWELL – Norwich avoided a three-game losing streak shaking off a poor second quarter and overcoming a seven-point halftime deficit Saturday afternoon.

Josh Borfitz came off the bench to score a varsity-high 17 points. Vaughn Labor added 10, and Patrick Coates scored all eight of his points in the third quarter. “It was by far our best shooting game,” said Norwich coach Mark Abbott. “It was a good win after playing hard the previous two games, but we were kind of useless on the offensive end in those games.”

A key switch on the defensive end changed the Tornado’s fortunes as well. Abbott moved from a man-to-man to a morphing zone that had the appearance of a man-to-man defense. “We had good pressure on the ball, switched on everything, and it took them out of their offensive rhythm,” Abbott said. “They had trouble figuring out if it was man-to-man or zone.”



Norwich (2-2) is at Johnson City Tuesday.

Norwich: Tim Clark, 1 4-5-7; Chris Mattingly, 2 0-0-4; JPatrick Coates, 4 0-0-8; Corey Dietrich, 1 0-0-3; Nate Foote, 1 3-4-6; Josh Borfitz, 6 1-2-17; Vaughn Labor, 5 0-0-10; Tyler Saroka, 0 0-1-0; David Carson, 2 0-0-4; Brian Wightman, 0 2-2-2; Justin Ballin, 1 0-0-2; Craig Berg, 2 0-0-4. Totals: 25 10-14-67.

M-E: Eric Thompson 0, Ryan Armstrong 0, Tyler Yesensky 0, John Zdimal, 6 0-0-18; Joseph Powell 8 0-0-16, Ryan Fettermann 3 0-0-7, Kuzawinski, 3 3-6-10; Christopher Swartz , Daniel Okesson 1 0-0-3, Cory Adrinan 2 0-0-5; Stephen Federowicz 0 3-3-3, Brian Ruby 1 0-0-2. Totals: 24 6-9-64.

NHS 18 13 19 18–67

M-E 14 24 12 14–64

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (ME) Zdimal 6, Adrian, Federman, Kuzawinski, Okesson. (N) Borfitz 4, Clark, Dietrich, Foote. JV: Norwich won 47-45. Officials: Ehrie, Miner.

G-MU 54, Morris 51 (OT)

MORRIS – Playing its second overtime game in as many days, G-MU came out on top against a hot-shooting Mustangs club.

Morris hit for nine three-pointers to hang with the Raiders, who were led by Peter Schmidt’s 22 points. Cody Hall added 12 for G-MU (1-1) including four in the extra period. “We made plays when we had to and the other team didn’t,” said G-MU coach Bill Hartman. “We didn’t defend the three well in regulation, but the good news is that we took that away in overtime.”

Morris: Andrew Chase 3 0-0 7, Steve Hansen 2 0-0 5, Sean Babbitt 3 0-0 9, Justin Chase 0 0-0 0, Adam Shumway 1 0-0 2, Brad Bourgeois 0 0-0 0, Dillon Anderson 3 3-5 9, Will Hickein 0 0-0 0, Matt Conroe 2 0-0 6, Eric Smith 2 1-3 6, Andre Lynch 0 0-1 0, Stephen Maricle 3 0-2 7. Totals: 19 4-11-51.

G-MU: Luke Acanfora 0 0-4 0, Kaleb Barnes 0 0-0 0, Victor Foster 2 0-0 4, Cody Hall 3 4-6 12, Chris Lanza 3 3-6 9, Jared Martin 0 0-0 0, Peter Schmidt 8 6-10 22, Tim Sloan 2 0-0 4, Tyler Wildfeir 1 1-4 3. Totals: 19 14-30-54.


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