S-E shows more late-game magic; Oxford finishes off perfect division record

Boys’ Basketball

S-E 54, Canastota 53

SHERBURNE – Sherburne-Earlville’s uncanny late-game magic reared itself one more time Friday evening.

Garrett Porack grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed free throw from Ethan Sconzo, and sunk a short baseline jumper with eight seconds left for the one-point margin of victory over the Raiders.

Canastota led most of the game and nearly avenged a 24-point loss to S-E (11-9) on its home floor last month. “Canastota didn’t look like a team playing out its season; they showed a lot of character tonight,” said Marauders coach Kevin Vibbard.

Porack, who sat much of the second half with foul trouble, led S-E’s balanced scoring with 12 points. Brett Nelson had 10 and Sean Boise scored nine. The victory was the 10th this season for a Marauders by six points or less. “The kids really have learned how to win,” Vibbard said. “They are willing to do what it takes at the end to win.”

S-E will learn of its sectional seeding and matchup this week in the Section III playoffs.

Canastota: Matt Rapasodi, 0; Ceiro, 0; D. Arner, 0; Pat Micaroni, 1 2-2-5; Nick Marsi, 5 0-0-10; Rob Argentine, 1 2-2-4; Ryan Merrell, 0; Anton Motley, 0; Kevin Digaspari, 5 0-1-10; Brett Olden, 0; Jon Sicilia, 6 1-1-14; Jon Coonrod, 0; Tom Zupan, 4 2-4-10. Totals: 22 7-10-53.

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