Tornado Boys Overcome Poor Start
Published: December 13th, 2010
By: Patrick Newell

Boys’ Basketball

Norwich 52, Owego 46

OWEGO – A week after cruising past Owego in the finals of the Tom Schwan Tournament, Norwich found the road to victory over the Indians Friday night much bumpier.

The Tornado overcame a poor start and a 12-point deficit to defeat Owego for the second time this season. The Tornado missed their first nine shot attempts and were 2-for-18 from the field the first eight minutes. “We played very poor offense in the first quarter,” said Norwich coach Mark Abbott. “We settled for jump shots off the first pass, then stood and watched. We didn’t play with a lot of effort at either end of the floor.”

Abbott used 10 players in the first quarter to find some chemistry on the floor. What ultimately worked was playing more aggressive on the offensive end to put Owego on the defensive.

Dennis Oralls was 4-for-4 from the foul line in the second stanza, and Jacob Kelly made 3-for-4 from behind the charity stripe as Norwich closed the deficit to one point at halftime.

After an even third quarter, Norwich grabbed the lead and held it in the fourth despite four Owego three balls.

Jon Foulds, held to just seven in the game, scored on a basket, and followed that with a three-pointer. Sophomore Kyle Edwards also connected from beyond the arc to give Norwich breathing room. Oralls helped secure the win making 7-of-8 from the foul line to finish with a team-high 15 points. Oralls added eight rebounds and six assists, while Seth Thomsen pulled down a team-high 11 boards. For the game, Norwich went 21-for-26 from the foul line.

“The one good thing that came out of this is that we did win the game,” Abbott said. “Maybe the subplot was that we learned a lesson, and that need to be ready to play in the first quarter.”

Norwich hosts Elmira Free Academy Tuesday in a non-league matchup.

NHS:  Kyle Edwards, 3 0-0-7; Nate Ashton, 0 0-1-0; Dennis Oralls, 1 13-15-15; Patrick Taylor, 1 0-0-2; Josh Favaloro, 2 2-2-6; Jacob Kelly, 2 3-4-8; Frank Somich, 0; Seth Thomsen, 2 3-4-7; Jon Foulds, 3 0-0-7; Zach Martinson, 0 0-0-0. Totals:  14 21-26-52.

Owego:  Matt Worchocki, 5 0-1-10; Nick Larrabee, 3 0-0-8; Stephen Yanchus, 5 1-1-13; Jake Shelley, 0; Robbie Black, 1 0-0-3; Mark Merritt, 4 3-4-12; D.J. Mest, 0. Totals:  18 4-6-46.

Norw.   7  15  8  22–52

Owe. 17   6  7  16–46

Edwards, Kelly, Foulds. (O) Yanchus 2, Larrabee 2, Black, Merritt.  JV:  Owego won 59-50. Officials:  Van Woert, Ehrie.

Otselic Valley 57, McGraw 38

Otselic Valley 72, Tyburn Academy 45

SOUTH OTSELIC – Otselic Valley won back-to-back games this weekend winning in Central Counties League play over McGraw on Friday, and following that up with a non-league win at Tyburn Academy on Saturday.

Trevor Marston, Jeff Pittsley, and Dusty Davis all had 12 rebounds in the win over McGraw. Pittsley led all scorers with 19 points and Davis had 18. “McGraw has a pretty good-sized team, and rebounding was big for us,” said OV coach Dave Loomis. “We did a good job keeping the pressure on them all night, and we were happy to have the win.”

Pittsley followed up his double-double with another double-double scoring a career-high 35 points to go with 14 rebounds. Marston added 12 points for OV (3-0).

“It’s been a pretty good start for us and the kids are playing hard, especially on the defensive end,” Loomis said.

OV is at Stockbridge Valley Tuesday.

McGraw: Kenyon, 3 7-10, 13; Whible, 3 0-0-6; Cowen, 3 0-0-7; MOrse, 3 0-0-6; Chambers, 2 0-0-4; Smith, 0 0-1-0; Hakes, 1 0-0-2; Burr, 0; Lavitsky, 0. Totals 15 7-11-38.

OV: Nate Stark, 0; Mike Larkin, 0; Dusty Davis, 9 0-0-18; Trevor Marston, 2 1-2-5; Karl Graham, 2 2-3-6; D.J. Worden, 0 1-2-1; Dylan Comfort, 0; Adam Monroe, 2 4-8-8; Jeff Pittsley, 8 0-0-19. Totals: 23 8-15-57.

McG 11 12 7 8–38

POV 15 12 16 14–57

Three-point goals: (M): Cowen, (OV) Pittsley 3. Officials: Davis, Szelkowski. JV: McGraw won.

OV 71, TA 45

OV: Nate Stark, 0 2-2-2; Alan Lewis, 0; Mike Larkin, 1 0-0-2; Dusty Davis, 1 1-2-4; Trevor Marston, 5 1-4-12; Karl Graham, 2 0-0-4; D.J. Worden, 2 2-2-6; Doug Day, 0; Dylan Comfort, 1 0-0-2; Adam Monroe, 1 0-0-2 ; Charles Bishop, 0 ; Cody Morgan, 0; Erich Petersen, 0; Jeff Pittsley, 16 2-3-35; Christian DeBottis, 1 0-0-2. Totals: 30 8-13-71.

TA: Simmons, 0; Faiola, 5 2-5-12; Covich, 6 3-5-16; Carter, 0; Quigley, 4 0-0-8; Fenzl, 4 1-4-9; Carr, 0. Totals: 18 6-14-45.

OV 15 24 17 15–71

TA 13 6 13 13–45

Three-pont goals: (T) Covich, (OV) Pittsley, Marston, Davis

S-E Tournament

Baldwinsville 72, S-E 51

Unatego 65, Unadilla Valley 33

SHERBURNE – Baldwinsville, down 34-25 midway through the third quarter, finished the stanza on a 16-0 run, and outscored the Marauders 47-17 the final 12 minutes to win the S-E Tournament championship game.

William Hythun had 31 points for Baldwinsville, 18 of those in the second half. Kevin Drain heated up in the second half, too, scoring 19 of his 21 points.

“They were very big, and that hurt us in the second half,” said S-E coach Kevin Vibbard. “They could not miss in the second half.”

Branden McDaniel scored 18 to lead S-E, who advanced to the finals with a 58-51 victory over Unadilla Valley.

Randy Briggs scored 16 for the Marauders and Ethan Johnson 13 for S-E. Justin Hofer bucketed 22 points to lead the Storm, who got back into the game in the third quarter trimming a 13-point halftime deficit to six.

Unatego bolted to a 14-2 lead after one quarter, and cruised past the Storm in the consolation game. Tyler Butler scored 12 points to lead four Unatego players in double figures scoring.

Baldwinsville:  Ben Trudell, 0; Brett Charbonnera, 0; Nick Riley, 3 0-0-6; Eric Tommarello, 1 0-0-3; Chris Thayer, 1 2-2-4; Richard Kompf, 0 2-2-2; Kevin Roy, 2 0-0-5; William Hythun, 14 1-2-31; Kevin Drain, 10 1-6-21. Totals: 31 6-12-72.

S-E:  Randy Briggs, 2 6-7-10; Cameron Yerton, 1 0-2-3; Cody Williams, 0; Paul Romanenko, 2 0-0-6; Branden McDaniel, 7 4-4-18 ; Cole Hodges, 2 0--0-4; Ethan Johnson, 2 0-0-6; Matt Piazzi, 2 0-0-4. Totals:  18 10-13-51.

Bald. 7   16  20  29–72

S-E 13  14  9   15–51

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (SE) Romanenko 2, Yerton, Johnson 2, (B) Roy, Hythun 2, Tommarello.

Unatego 65, UV 33

Unatego: Tyler Butler, 4 3-5-12; Dillon Maxson, 5 1-4-11; will May, 4 3-6-11; Travis Woods, 5 1-2-11; Carter Carey, 4 1-2-10; Tom Feudl, 2 0-0-4; quinn Barnhart, 1 0-4-2; Cody Smith, 1 0-2-2; Lukas Decker, 0 1-3-1; Trevor Komenda, 0 1-2-1; Dan Shelton, 0. Totals: 26 11-29-65.

UV:  Jesse Ranger, 1 2-2-4; Brandon Miles, 2 4-4-9; Justin Hofer, 1 2-4-5; Brett Smith, 3 1-1-9; Travis Conklin, 2 0-0-4; Mason Talbot, 1 0-0-2. Totals: 10 9-11-33.

UV 2 9 7 15—33

Unat. 14 20 21 15–65

Three-point goals: (UV) Smith 2, Miles, Hofer, (U) Carey, Butler.

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals:  (SE) Yerton 1, Johnson 2, Romanenko 2 B) Roy, Tommarello, Hythun 2.  JV: Baldwinsville beat S-E 40-30 in championship. Officials: Fletcher, McPeek.

S-E 58, UV 51

UV:  Jack Wilcox, 0 1-3-1; Jesse Ranger, 1 0-2-3; Brandon Miles, 0; Justin Hofer, 9 2-2-22; David Blomquist, ; Brett Smith, 2 0-0-5; Travis Conklin, 5 4-8-14; Mason Talbot, 1 0-0-2; David Anderson, 2 0-0-4.Totals:  20 7-13-51.

S-E:  Randy Briggs, 5 5-8-16; Cameron Yerton, ;3 0-4-6 Cody Williams, 0; Paul Romanenko, 2 2-4-6; Branden McDaniel, 5 1-3-11; Cole Hodges, 0; Ethan Johnson, 4 5-11-13; Matt Piazzi, 3 0-0-6. Totals:  22 13-30-58.

UVall 10   8  19  14–51

S-E 18  13 12  15–58

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