UV boys win third straight game

Boys’ Basketball

Unadilla Valley 54, Oxford 48

NEW BERLIN – Unadilla Valley defeated Oxford for the first time since the 2007 Midstate Athletic Conference championship game, and won its third straight game in the process on Friday night.

Unadilla Valley was led by Justin Hofer’s 16 points. Mitch MacDuff was next with 14, and Travis Conklin added 11. UV built its lead to 15 points at the end of the three quarters, and staved off the Blackhawks, who went 13-for-17 from the foul line in the fourth, and had the deficit down to six points. “We executed our game plan, and we have new guys stepping up and being more aggressive offensively,” said UV coach Matt Osborne. “Conklin and MacDuff had their best games this season.”

Justin Schray scored 15 for Oxford and Andrew Golden added 14 in the loss.

Oxford: Justin Schray, 4 5-7-15; Ryan Moore, 0 4-4-4; John Wonka, 1 1-2-3; Andrew Golden, 5 3-4-14; Booker Davis, 2 2-2-6; Eric Dilfer, 0; Caden Izard, 1 2-2-4; Quincy Davis, 0 2-2-2. Totals: 13 19-23-48.

UV: Jack Wilcox, 1 3-4-5; Jesse Ranger, 0; Brandon Miles, 0; Justin Hofer, 6 1-2-16; Brett Smith, 2 3-4-8; Travis Conklin, 3 5-9-11; Mason Talbot, 0; Mitch MacDuff, 4 5-7-14. Totals: 16 17-28-54.

Oxf. 8 10 6 24–48

UVa. 15 5 19 15–54

Fouled out: (UV) Smith, Miles. (O) Izard, B. Davis, Wonka. Three-point goals: (O) Schray 2, Golden. (UV) Hofer 3, Smith, MacDuff. JV: UV won. Officials: Shumway, Ploutz.

Seton Catholic Central 54, Norwich 44

BINGHAMTON – Beating Seton Catholic Central on the Saints’ home floor Saturday night proved too tall a task for Norwich.

The Saints, buoyed by 6-foot-10 Bob Garbade and aided by 6-foot-7 forward Cole Smothers, sent Norwich to its first loss of the season dominating the the third quarter to establish command of the game.

Garbade had 23 points, 10 of those coming during a decisive third quarter in which Seton outscored Norwich (10-1) 19-7. “They had 10 blocked shots in the game, and every time we got into the paint, if we didn’t get to the foul ine, it seemed like the shot was blocked,” said Norwich coach Mark Abbott. “It was a case of them being a little too big for us inside. We were getting pretty good shots from the outside, we just went cold.”

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