Foulds' big night leads Norwich into Greene finals

Boys’ Basketball

Greene Holiday Showcase

Norwich 65, Delhi 33

GREENE – Norwich senior Jon Foulds matched the third highest point total in head coach Mark Abbott’s 25-year tenure scoring 35 points Wednesday night to lead the Tornado into the finals of the Greene Holiday Showcase.

The Tornado meet Greene tonight at 7 p.m. for the championship. “He just had a great game, and the good thing is that the guys were looking for Jon. They knew he was on,” said Norwich coach Mark Abbott.

Foulds scored inside, outside, and from the foul line. He had 11 of his team’s first 12 points and 17 by the end of the first quarter. In one six-second stretch, Foulds scored six points toward the end of the first quarter. He had a breakaway layup where he was intentionally fouled. He added two free throws after the foul, then scored on a layup on the ensuing inbounds pass.

Meanwhile, the Tornado defense wreaked havoc forcing 18 Delhi turnovers in the first half to build a 36-12 lead. Seth Thomsen had nine of his 15 points in the first half as he and Foulds dominated the interior. “Jon and Seth were just a little too athletic for them,” Abbott said. “When we got the ball inside, they either converted, were fouled or both. It was a tough matchup for Delhi.”

The win moved Norwich’s unbeaten record to 7-0 on the season. “It felt good to play tonight,” Abbott said. “We haven’t played in a while, and were a little rusty.”

Delhi: Ben Gifford, 3 1-2-8, Anthony Salerno, 0 2-2-2, Lucas Cipperly, 5 0-2-11, Tom Telian, 2 0-0-4, Tyler Hymers, 2 0-3-4, Ben Dennison,1 0-1-2 , Jacob Sackett, 0, Jimmy King, 0. Totals: 14 3-10-33.

NHS: Kyle Edwards, 1 0-0-3; Nate Ashton, 1 0-0-2; Dennis Oralls, 1 0-0-2; Patrick Taylor, 0 1-2-1; Josh Favaloro, 0 0-0-0; Jacob Kelly, 0 2-2-2; Ian Weaver, 0 0-0-0; Grady Thompson, 0 0-0-0; Seth Thomsen, 4 7-9-15; Jon Foulds, 11 9-12-35; Eric Walling, 0 0-0-0; Zach Martinson, 2 0-0-5. Totals: 20 19-25-65.

Delhi 7 5 10 11–33

NHS 20 16 14 15–65

Fouled out: (D) Hymers. Three-point goals: (N) Foulds 4, Edwards, Martinson, (D) Gifford, Cipperly. JV: Norwich beat CV in the finals. Officials: Blair, Springer.

Greene 50, Chenango Valley 47

GREENE – Greene jumped out to 10-0 lead at the outset, built its lead to as many as 15 in the third quarter, and held on in the fourth to reach the finals of its own tournament.

“This was huge win for us,” said Greene coach Rick Smith. “The lack of foul shooting hurt us, and we could have made it easier on ourselves. Luckily we had that good start...the kids played their guts out.”

Jeff Carlin hit a pair of three-pointers in the third stanza allowing the Trojans to stretch their 10-point halftime lead. Carlin led Greene with 15 points, Dan Treadwell scored nine, and junior forward Isaiah Webb ripped down 17 rebounds.

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