Bainbridge-Guilford 67, Unadilla Valley 54
BAINBRIDGE – Surging Bainbridge-Guilford won for the seventh time in eight games Wednesday evening, and is just one game out of the MAC playoff mix with one week of games to play.
Ryan Porter had his first 20-20 game scoring 25 points and grabbing 20 rebounds. Porter figured heavily in the Bobcats’ big third quarter when they outscored UV 24-7. “(Porter) was just a beast in the third quarter, and his rebounding was impressive,” said B-G coach Greg Warren.
The Bobcats’ defense also held UV’s leading scorer Justin Hofer in check. Hofer, Chenango County’s top scorer at just over 20 per game, had 12 last night, and many of those points came in the final quarter. “We did a good job of keeping Hofer from penetrating, and we didn’t give him a lot of clean looks at the basket,” Warren said.
B-G junior Austin Bauerle added 13 points and 10 rebounds, Brooks Harmon scored 13, and Corbin Palmer just missed a triple-double scoring 10 points, grabbing 10 boards, and dishing out eight assists.
Brett Smith led UV with 16 points.
“We’re doing what we can to stay in the hunt, and I’m proud of the way the kids are playing,” Warren said.
UV: Kurt Haycook, 0 2-4-2; Jack Wilcox, 3 4-7-10; Jesse Ranger, 1 0-0-2; Brandon Miles, 2 4-6-8; Justin Hofer, 5 1-2-12; Nate Mackey, 0; David Anderson, 2 0-0-4; Brett Smith, 6 1-2-16; Nate Shackelton, 0. Totals: 19 12-21-54.
B-G: Ryan Porter, 11 3-8-25; Austin Bauerle, 5 1-1-13; Brooks Harmon, 3 5-6-12; Corbin Palmer, 2 6-8-10; Lucas Butcher, 2 0-0-4; Ray Frederick, 1 1-3-3; Dalton Johnson, 0; Tim Walts, 0; Ben Miritsch, 0. Totals: 24 16-24-64.
UV 16 9 7 22–54
B-G 11 17 24 15–67
Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (B) Bauerle 2, Harmon, (UV) Smith 3, Hofer. JV: UV won 57-29.
Sidney 45, Oxford 44
SIDNEY – Sidney held off Oxford’s fourth-quarter rally as neither team scored over the final two minutes and 20 seconds Wednesday evening.
The Blackhawks had two shots under its own basket for the lead with less than 10 seconds left that were off the mark. “We had some opportunities at the end, but I don’t think we ever had the lead at any point in the game,” said Oxford coach Tim Davis.
Oxford trailed by 12 entering the last quarter, and Justin Schray’s eight points in the final quarter spurred the comeback. Sidney’s last point, Joe Matzel’s free throw with 4:33 left in the fourth, was the final margin of victory.