Norwich picks up momentum

Boys’ Basketball

Norwich 47, Maine-Endwell 42

NORWICH – After losing three of its previous five games, Norwich regained some momentum heading into postseason play defeating Maine-Endwell Thursday evening in a non-league matchup at Jack Jones Gymnasium.

NHS (13-5) held the Spartans scoreless the final three minutes, and finished the game on an 8-0 run.

Kyle Edwards tied the game at 42-42 hitting a three ball after a fine delivery from Michael D’Abbracio at the 2:44 mark.

Neither team was particularly efficient on the next several possessions. M-E turned it over for the second time during its closing dry spell after an offensive foul with 67 ticks left on the clock. Norwich’s Mike Sutton missed a three on the ensuing possession before Seth Thomsen was fouled on an offensive rebound. Thomsen hit one of two free throws giving Norwich the lead for keeps.

Maine-Endwell missed its share of shots down the stretch, and Steve Eggleston’s three-point attempt with 20 seconds for the tie was just short.

NHS senior Dennis Oralls hit 4-for-4 from the foul line in the last 30 seconds allowing Norwich to pull away.

Edwards and Oralls each scored 15 points in the victory, and Eric Walling came off the bench to score eight.

M-E: Matt Fedorchak, 1 1-2-3; Alec Wisniewski, 4 4-4-12; Steve Eggleston, 1 1-2-4; Adam Gallagher, 0; Kyle Gallagher, 4 0-0-9; Nick Vachon, 0; Jake Sniicki, 1 0-0-2; Chris Heimes, 5 2-4-12. Totals: 16 8-12-42.

Norwich: Kyle Edwards, 5 1-2-15; Danny Carson, 0; Dennis Oralls, 2 9-12-15; Michael Sutton,2 0-0-4; Grady Thompson, 0; Seth Thomsen, 2 1-2-5; Ian Weaver, 0; Eric Walling, 3 0-0-8; Storm Cook, 0; Grant Brightman, 0; Michael D’Abbraccio, 0. Totals: 14 11-20-47.

M-E 9 18 9 6–42

NHS 10 13 12 12–47

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (N) Edwards 4, Oralls 2, Walling 2. (ME) Gallagher, Eggleston. Officials: Davis, Berg.

Oxford 43, Bainbridge-Guilford 42

OXFORD – Oxford beat Bainbridge-Guilford for the second time this season, while also avenging a one-point home loss to the Bobcats in December Thursday evening.

Caden Izard hit one free throw to tie the game at 41-41. After the Blackhawks’ Andrew Golden drew a charge on B-G’s Ryan Porter, Oxford converted the go-ahead basket against B-G’s full-court press. Golden completed a layup after a feed from Justin Schray.

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