Marauders make statement on ‘D’

Evening Sun Report

Boys’ Basketball

S-E 53, Ilion 23

ILION – Sherburne-Earlville’s sterling defensive effort Thursday night helped it atone for a loss to Ilion in last year’s sectional semifinals.

“They ended our season last year, so that was definitely on our minds when we played tonight,” said S-E coach Kevin Vibbard. “We shut them down in every way; there was some serious defense being played.”

Ilion was held without a point from the midway point of the first quarter until the two-minute mark of the second, a 10 1/2-minute stretch in which S-E rattled off 22 straight points.

Gabe Fowler canned four three balls and had all 16 of his points at the break leading the Marauders (3-0) to a 32-8 lead.

Wilson Rose added 15 in the win. “It was just outstanding man-to-man defense, and everyone that came into the game played with that same level of intensity,” Vibbard said.

S-E: Ken Knickerbocker, 0; Corey Fitzgerald, 0; Gabe Fowler, 6 0-0-16; Jon Pinney, 3 2-2-8; Drew Doscher, 2 1-2-6; Wilson Rose, 5 5-8-15; Caleb Johnson, 1 0-0-2 ; Garrett Porack, 2 0-0-4; Tom Niles, 0; Dan Lee, 1 0-0-2; Sconzo, 0. Totals: 20 8-12-53.

Ilion: Jordan Marryot, 0; Brian white, 0; Chris Stefanec, 0; Dean Viti, 5 0-0-11; Steve Dylan, 2 0-0-4; Eric Lachacz, 2 2-5-6; Greg Goldbin, 0 0-2-0; Mike McAvarey, 1 0-0-2. Totals: 10 2-7-23.

Score by quarters

S-E 17 15 13 8–53

Ilion 5 3 8 7–23

Fouled out: none. Three-pointers: (I) Viti. (SE) Fowler 4, Doscher. JV: Ilion won 56-48. Officials: Rashford, Davis.


S-E 56, Cooperstown 6

SHERBURNE – Even though the match was well in hand by the time the 152-pounders stepped onto the mat, there was no lack for excitement in S-E’s opening-match victory Thursday over Cooperstown.

“It was the match of the night,” said S-E assistant coach Brian Hicks of Wheeler Brunschmid’s victory over Josh White.

White came into the meet as the number two ranked Section III wrestler at 145 pounds, while Brunschmid was coming off a fourth-place sectional finish last winter.

Brunschmid took command of the match in the second period with a reversal and went on to win 9-5. “It was a packed house and we have 34 kids on our squad,” Hicks said. “This is why they’re here.”

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