Norwich puts Tuesday’s loss behind it

Norwich 67, Whitney Point 15

WHITNEY POINT – Any lingering thoughts about its loss to Windsor the night before were tucked away in a hurry at Whitney Point Wednesday.

Corey Dietrich scored nine in the first period, and Vaughn Labor seven points vaulting the Tornado to a 22-2 lead. Head coach Mark Abbott subbed regularly the last three quarters, yet the Golden Eagles struggled to find the hoop. Until late three-pointers by Ben Manwaring and Anthony Pagano, the Golden Eagles were perilously close to not reaching 10 points for the game.

The 15 points surrendered by Norwich is a record in Abbott’s 23-year tenure, as is the six-point yield in the first half when Norwich mounted a 38-6 advantage. “We talked a long time before the game about getting back on track,” Abbott said. “We played with a lot of energy and intensity. It was a good effort.”

Dietrich led three Norwich players in double figures scoring 17. Josh Borfitz had 12, and freshman Seth Thomsen bucketed 10.

Norwich (10-2) plays at Susquehanna Valley tonight.

Norwich: Casey Edwards, 2 0-0-5; Richie Bonney, 3 1-2-7; Corey Dietrich, 5 5-6-17; Tim Clark, 1 2-2-4; Josh Borfitz, 2 1-2-5; Vaughn Labor, 3 3-3-9; Seth Thomsen, 4 2-2-10; David Carson, 1 0-0-2; Derek Hughes, 1 2-3-4; Cory Law, 1 0-0-2; Andrew Austin, 0 2-2-2; Christian Hotaling, 0. Totals: 23 18-22-67.

Whitney Point: Dan Arseneau, 0; Nate Florczynkowski, 0 1-2-1; Sean Kane, 0; Zach Kellicut, 0 2-2-2; Ben Manwaring, 1 2-2-5; Jeremy Maslin, 1 0-0-2; Anthony Pagano, 1 0-0-3; Michael Pond, 0; Corey Ward, 1 0-0-2. Totals: 4 5-6-15.

NHS 22 16 14 15–67

WPt. 2 4 2 7–15

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (WP) Pagano, Manwaring, (N) Dietrich 2, Edwards. JV: Norwich won 54-36. Officials: Barker, Duvarney.

Oxford 72, Deposit 41

OXFORD – The trio of Alex Champlin, Cory Seiler, and Brett Trask combined for 35 points in the first half leading Oxford to a 21-point halftime lead and its fifth straight win.

Trask opened the game with a three-pointer, and the Blackhawks ran that lead to 25-11 at the first turn. “We were running the floor well and got some easy, uncontested baskets,” said Oxford coach Tim Davis.

Champlin led with 24 points, Seiler was next with 18, and Trask tacked on 13. The Blackhawks (8-3) are at Harpursville Saturday night.

Deposit: Robert Babcock, 1 4-4-7; Corey Lenio, 3 0-0-6; Zach Matthews, 3 2-2-8; Brett Merrill, 2 0-2-5; Mike Mills, 5 2-2-13; Nate Mills, 1 0-2-2; Ben Thomas, 0; Jon Wist, 0. Totals: 15 8-12-41.

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