Susquehanna Valley 92, Norwich 91
NORWICH – Susquehanna Valley, despite dropping nine of 12 events, was able to use its superior depth in most events to edge the Purple Tornado Friday night at Echentile Natatorium.
Clinging to a one-point lead over Norwich entering the penultimate 100-yard breaststroke, the Sabers used a one-three-four finish to build a seven-point edge and just about clinch the victory.
“We have some quality swimmers, we’re just lacking some experience,” said second-year coach Jon Aikins, who said that nearly half the roster has little or no varsity experience. “Overall, we performed fairly well.”
Dan Wenzel, Trey Ostrom, andTalon Schroeder topped the Tornado with four overall wins – two individual events and two relays. Ryan Cambron contributed a first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke.
200 medley relay: (N) D. Wenzel, R. Cambron, T. Schroeder, T. Ostrom, 1:55.90; 200 free: (N) Talon Schroeder, 2:06.25. 200 IM: (N) Dan Wenzel, 2:11.73. 50 free: (N) Trey Ostrom, 25.36. Diving: (SV) Derek Linebaugh, 161.20. 100 fly: (N) Talon Schroeder, 1:09.34. 100 free: (N) Trey Ostrom, 57.92. 500 free: (N) D. Wenzel, 5:24.40. 200 free relay: (SV), 1:58.93. 100 backstroke: (N) Ryan Cambron, 1:03.77. 100 breaststroke: (SV) Eric Lipski, 1:15.81. 400 free relay: (N) Schroeder, Cambron, Ostrom, Wenzel, 3:50.58.
Otselic Valley 67, Stockbridge Valley 38
SOUTH OTSELIC – Otselic Valley senior David Cerasani went over the 1,000-point mark for his career scoring 24 points to go with eight assists and six steals in the Vikes’ win over Stockbridge Valley Friday.
Cerasani has 1,0002 points for his career, and is the third Vikings boy with 1,000 career points.
Tyler Davis added 12 points and Justin Shapley bucketed 10 for OV. “Our defense was more than they could handle,” said OV coach Dave Loomis. “We created turnovers, and that gave us chances to score.”
The Vikings host Brookfield Tuesday.
SV: Rood, 0; Dickerman, 2 0-1-4; Burgin, 0 3-4-3; Hardle, 3 0-0-6; Bartlett, 0 0-2-0; Mennig, 0; B. Marshall, 3 4-15-10; Egleston, 2 1-2-5; M. Marshall, 0; Collins, 3 47-10. Totals: 13 12-31-38.