OV cruises, Windsor escapes against NHS

Boys’ Basketball

Otselic Valley 73, Stockbridge Valley 41

SOUTH OTSELIC – Otselic Valley, who had one of its tougher tests earlier this season against the Indians, had no such trouble Friday night.

David Cerasani scored a game-high 22 points, and Taylor Duell played an all-around floor game scoring 10 points, pulling down 13 rebounds, and pocketing seven steals. Brad Wentworth came off the bench to score 13 points. “They were a little shorthanded tonight, otherwise it probably would have been a closer game,” said OV coach Dave Loomis.

Stockbridge Valley: Johnson, 1 2-2-4; Smith, 3 2-4-9; Bartlett, 3 3-7-9 ; Dickerman, 3 0-2-7; Eggleston, 2 0-0-4; Halsey, 0; Marshall, 3 2-3-8. Totals: 15 9-18-41.

Otselic Valley: Chris Olin, 0; Taylor Duell, 4 2-2-10; Cerasani, 8 3-7-22; Tyler Davis, 2 0-0-4; Brad Wentworth, 5 1-2-13; Eric Wentworth, 0 2-2-2; Justin Shapley, 3 0-0-6; Adam Duell, 1 0-0-2; Dillon Brown, 3 0-0-6; Corey Williams, 1 0-0-2; Robert Guyer, 3 0-0-6; Jamin Selan, 0; Ryan Meigs, 0. Totals: 30 8-13-73.

SVa 8 17 6 10–41

OVa 27 19 17 10–73

Fouled out: (S) Dickerman, Team fouls: (S) 13 (OC) 17. Officials; Kroh, Duvarney. Three-pointers: (OV) Cerasani 3, Wentworth 2, (S) Dickerman, Smith. JV: OV won.

Windsor 64, Norwich 62

WINDSOR – Brenton Jones made a hard drive to the baseline, and hit about an 10-foot floater with eight seconds remaining to give Windsor a two-point home victory Friday night.

Norwich made up five points in the final minute to knot the game. Tim Clark hit a three-pointer at the 57-second mark cutting the deficit to 62-60, and following a defensive stop, Clark hit two free throws with 15 seconds remaining. Norwich’s last-second shot attempt to tie the game was off the mark.

“We had good balance and a great effort,” said Norwich coach Mark Abbott. “Windsor is a tough place to play and they came in with just one loss. We played them almost even right to the buzzer.”

Charles Sopata and Joe DiNardo did all of the scoring in the fourth quarter until Jones’ basket scoring nine points apiece. Sopata led with 19 points, and DiNardo’s three ball put Windsor up five points.

Norwich took a seven-point halftime lead getting 10 points from Nate Foote and eight from David Carson. Sophomore Josh Borfitz fueled the Tornado offense in the second half hitting four of his five three balls. Foote led Norwich with 16 points and Borfitz had 15.

“The problem with the fourth quarter is that it was our one bad shooting quarter,” Abbott said. “We went cold and they didn’t. Our players fought hard, and I wasn’t sure how we would respond after the Seton game. We played an outstanding game, but were just beaten at the end by a good team.”

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