Greene in position to win Holiday Showcase

Boys’ Basketball

Greene 61, Unatego 55

GREENE – Greene reached the finals of its own Holiday Showcase dealing Unatego its second loss of the season on Tuesday night.

Scott Gorton’s three-pointer early in the fourth quarter gave Greene the lead for good, 45-44. Unatego was within 54-53 in the last 90 seconds when a Gorton layup, a Greene defensive stop, and a Mark McDermott hoop created some breathing room.

Gorton finished with 24 points, and McDermott scored 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.

Unatego held a 36-34 lead at halftime receiving 15 points from Cody Comenda. Comenda had just two points after halftime.

“We did a much better job defensively in the second half,” said Greene coach Jeff Paske. “We’re similar teams, the difference is that we had Mark on the inside. It’s good to get to the finals with a chance to win it. We’ve haven’t won this tournament before.”



The Trojans meet Dryden tonight at 8:30 p.m.

Unatego: Cody Komenda, 6 2-5-17, Cody Chambers, 4 5-6-13, Jeff Jones, 0, Charlie D'Angelo, 2 0-0-4, Carter Carey, 1 1-2-3, Dillon Maxson, 4 0-2-8, Lukas Decker, 0, Dale Rifenbark, 5 0-0-10. Totals: 22 8-15-55.

Greene: Kyle Gorton, 0; Evan Moxley, 0 0-1-0; Brendan Kinne, 2 2-2-6; Scott Gorton, 8 4-7-24; Alex Driscoll, 2 1-2-5; Brian Day, 2 5-6-10; Mike Hollings, 1 0-1-2; Mark McDermott, 5 4-5-14. Totals: 20 16-24-61.

Unat. 14 22 7 12–55

Gre. 17 17 5 22–61

Fouled out: (U) Chambers. Three-point goals: (G) S. Gorton, Day, (U) Komenda. JV: Greene won 40-36 over Dryden in championship game. Officials: Szelkowski, Kroh.

B-G 71, Harpursville 49

BAINBRIDGE – Bainbridge-Guilford won for the first time this season placing four kids in double figures in its highest scoring game in two seasons.

“We didn’t shoot that well from outside, but nine three-pointers makes up the difference,” said B-G coach Ben Nelson. “We took care of the ball on offense better than we have been, and the defense was pretty good.”

Steve Patten’s 18 points led B-G (1-4). Ryan Porter was next with 15, Justin Pepper had 12 points to go with 21 rebounds, and Travis Colburn netted 11.

B-G plays Deposit on Jan. 6.

Harpursville: Travis Snow, 0 2-5-2, Troy Gates, 0, Chad Baxter, 4 0-0-10, Ryan Dalpiaz, 3 0-0-6, Brandon Strong, 0 0-1-0, Nathan Dean, 1 1-2-3, Tyler Boudreau, 7 3-5-18, Kirt Alexander, 2 2-2-6, Stephen Edwards, 2 0-0-4, Stephen Johnson, 0. Totals: 19 8-15-49 .

B-G: Matthew Robinson, 0; Jordan Smith, 1 3-3-6; Travis Colburn, 4 0-1-11; Steve Patten, 7 0-0-18; Ryan Gardner, 0; Ricky Stone, 0; Ryan Porter, 7 1-2-15; Austin Bauerle, 2 1-2-6; Billy Holden, 1 1-4-3; Justin Pepper, 5 2-5-12. Totals: 27 8-17-71.

Harp. 12 17 12 8–49

B-G 18 11 23 19–71

Fouled out: (BG) Porter. Three-point goals: (BG) Smith, Colburn 3, Patten 4, Bauerle, (H) Baxter 2, Boudreau. JV: B-G won 60-30. Officials: Reynolds, Berg.


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