ONEONTA - Traveling to Oneonta, the Norwich boys’ varsity basketball team knocked off their long time rivals 62-57. Norwich would be down early but with the help of a big second quarter, came back to win it.
The first quarter did not start off in Norwich’s favor. The Purple Tornado went in to the opposing gym and fell a little flat in the opening minutes, only scoring eight points to Oneonta’s 17. Knowing that the rest of the game couldn’t continue like this, Norwich lit a fire underneath themselves and went out to dominate the second quarter. The Purple Tornado out scored Oneonta 24-10 in the second quarter to open up their lead that would eventually win them the game.
The final two quarters went back and forth between the two teams, trading baskets and matching point totals until the final whistle. It was Norwich’s big second quarter that would win them the game and keep their record perfect.
Norwich was led by senior leader Carlos Ithier who scored 26 points on the night, shooting 12-19 from the field.
The Norwich boys will play again Friday, December 18, when they play Jamesville-Dewitt.
Team statistics: Norwich; Jake Walsh, 4-0-0 9. Tre Bonham, 2-0-0 4. Cameron Edwards, 1-0-0 2. Carlos Ithier, 12-1-2 26. Dashawn King, 1-0-0 2. Jordan Vinal, 5-0-0 11. Jamison Luke, 3-2-2 8. Oneonta; Davis Wessells, 3-0-0 7. Daniel Njoku, 9-7-7 29. Katon Mark, 1-0-0. Sam Goff, 2-0-0. Garrett Hassard, 6-0-2 14.
Score by quarter:
Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Norwich 8 24 13 17 62
Oneonta 17 10 13 17 57
OXFORD - Hosting Greene, Oxford’s girls’ varsity lost big 43-9.
Things just didn’t go Oxford’s way yesterday, December 16. The Blackhawk girls were kept under double didget points all game as Greene piled on the points. Oxford went up 2-0 to start the game, but that would be their only lead of the game. Greene went on to score nine in the first quarter and 10 in the second in what would eventually be the only points that they needed to win.