Marauders stay in division title hunt

Boys’ Basketball

Sherburne-Earlville 63, Mt. Markham 58

WEST WINFIELD – Sherburne-Earlville defeated Center State Conference Division II leader Mt. Markham on Friday, and moved to within one game of the Mustangs in the standings.

In a game of runs, the Marauders (5-3, 8-7) had the last one, a 6-0 salvo to break away from a 55-54 game. Cameron Yerton hit a three-pointer, and Sean Boise converted essential free throws to close out the win.

Early in the game, S-E finished the first quarter on a 12-1 salvo, and built its lead to 30-14 with three minutes left in the first half. Mt. Markham bundled together an 18-2 rush to knot the game by halftime. “I felt we showed a lot of character, especially on the road, to bounce back and play a good second half,” said S-E coach Kevin Vibbard.

Boise led the Marauders with 25 points on 8-for-13 shooting, and Yerton scored 11.

S-E hosts Waterville on Tuesday.

S-E: Randy Briggs, 0 0-1-0; Cameron Yerton, 4 0-0-11; Andrew Parks, 1 0-0-2; Paul Romanenko, 3 1-2-8; Doug Parks, 1 4-4-6; Sean Boise, 9 5-6-25; Ethan Johnson, 1 2-3-5; Matthew Piazzi, 2 2-2-6. Totals: 21 14-18-63 .

MM: Troy Barrett, 2 0-1-4; Matt Casale, 6 0-0-13; Jack Caraher, 4 3-7-11; Derek Seifried, 0; Rich Lusby, 0; Brad Niederlander, 5 0-0-11; Josh Diehl, 0 1-2-1; Dan Spicer, 0 1-2-1; Tyler Curtain, 8 1-2-17. Totals: 25 6-14-58.

S-E 18 14 15 16

MM 10 22 16 10

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (SE) Yerton 3, Romanenko, Boise 2, Johnson. (MM) Neiderlander, Casale. JV: MM won 47-42. Officials: Grimaldi, Jones.

Otselic Valley 70, Cincinnatus 57

SOUTH OTSELIC – Otselic Valley regrouped in the second half, and erased Cincinnatus’ seven-point halftime lead to win for the 11th time this season.

Dusty Davis came alive with a career-high night. Davis, who was averaging under 10 points a game coming into the contest, was mired in a recent scoring slump averaging just 5.5 points over the last four games. The junior forward broke through in a big way netting 34 points.

“Thirty-four points is a big night for anybody,” said OV coach Dave Loomis. “(Davis) had been struggling to find his range, but he was able to take the ball inside, and did a nice job for us.”

Ethan Rounds added his second straight double-double finishing with 11 points and 12 rebounds. “Cincinnatus came to play tonight, and they gave us more than we could handle in the first half,” Loomis said. “We made a little adjustment at halftime, and tightened up defensively.”

Cinc: Shevalier, 1 2-2-5; Joe Peri, 5 3-6-15; Lindley, 4 5-7-14; Rheinheimer, 4 4-5-12; Loomis, 4 2-4-10; Brown, 0 1-4-1; Baldwin, 0; Bowman, 0. Totals: 18 17-28-57.

OV: Trevor Marston, 0; Brock Rounds, 1 2-2-4; Chris Neal, 3 2-3-8; Dusty Davis, 13 7-7-34; D. Comfort, ; Karl Graham, 1 5-8-7; E. Rounds, 5 1-1-11; Jeff Pittsley, 3 0-16. Totals: 26 17-22-70.

Cincy 11 23 10 13–57

OV 11 16 22 21–70

Fouled out: (OV) Pittsley. Three-point goals: (OV) Davis. (C) Lindley, Peri 2. JV: OV won in overtime to improve to 14-1 overall. Officials: Ferrarese, Carson.

Walton 69, Greene 46

WALTON – Tyler Magnis scored 25 points for Walton, and had 14 of those markers in the opening two quarters as the Warriors fashioned a 32-21 halftime advantage.

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