Unatego’s Quickness Too Much For Oxford
Published: December 19th, 2013
By: Patrick Newell

<strong>Boys’ Basketball</strong>

Unatego 66, Oxford 53

OXFORD – Unatego’s guard-laden offense had too much quickness for Oxford in Wednesday’s Midstate Athletic Conference battle.

Tanner Winchester consistently beat the Oxford defense into the lane finishing with a game-high 29 points. Winchester and teammate Kellen Komenda also split four three-pointers.

“They screen well and get open looks, but they also do a lot of driving to the basket,” said Oxford coach Tim Davis of Unatego. “We just needed a couple more quick guys to match them.”

Oxford trailed by nine early in second quarter. Three straight three-pointers by Cameron Heggie and two buckets from Matt Moore helped tie the game at 21-21. Unatego finished the quarter on an 11-0 run, and kept the lead in double digits for most of the second half. “We never could respond from their run at the end of the first half,” Davis said.

Heggie led Oxford with 23 points, Kevin Davis scored 15, and Moore had 11. Oxford is idle until Dec. 27 when it plays at the Unadilla Valley tournament.

Unatego: Kellen Komenda, 5 6-6-18; Joel Van Alstine, 2 0-0-4; Corbin Henry, 2 2-2-6; Tanner Winchester, 12 3-4-29; Braedon Beadle, 2 0-0-5; Jon Forte, 0; Josh Youngs, 0; Eric Hartshorn, 0 2-2-2; Shane Bucci, 1 0-0-2; Jared Jones, 0. Totals: 24 13-14-66

Oxford: Matt Moore, 5 0-1-11; Cam Heggie, 9 0-1-23; Jeff Lawton, 0; Greg Brewer, 1 0-1-2; Lane Barry, 0; Kevin Davis, 5 4-7-15; Adam Camiel, 0; Jake McConnell, 1 0-0-2. Totals: 21 4-10-53.

Unat 11 21 16 18–66

Oxfd 8 13 16 16–53

Fouled out: (O) Barry. Three-point goals: (O) Heggie 5, Moore, Davis. (U) Komenda 2,, Winchester 2, Beadle. JV: Unatego won by two. Officials: Killian, Vinsevich.

Unadilla Valley 70, Walton 58

NEW BERLIN – Despite 10 three-pointers from Walton, Unadilla Valley won for the fourth time in five outings Wednesday night.

Tied after one period, UV outscored the Warriors 25-12 in the second period to take command. Sophomore David Dufresne scored 15 of his season-high 32 points in the second stanza. “We defended much better in the second quarter,”&#8200;said UV&#8200;coach Matt Osborne. “We put more pressure on them, and were able to get some easy baskets.”

Nick White added a season-high 15 for UV, most of those points coming on drives to the basket.

Colin Adam had eight three-pointers for Walton, and matched Dufresne’s 32 points.

UV (2-0, 4-1) plays at Deposit Friday.

Walton: Jared Beach, 1 1-2-4; Eric Zimmerman, 0; Steven Klein, 3 1-2-8; Cameron Murphy, 0; Tyler Rubera, 0; Wyatt Finn, 0; Michael Lindsay, 6 0-0-12; Colin Adam, 12 0-0-32; Trevor Zandt, 1 0-0-2; Christian Rutherford, 0. Totals: 23 2-4-58.

UV: Bryant Maynard, 1 0-0-2; David Schwab, 0; Dalton Miner, 0 2-2-2; Steven Gillette, 0; John Schermerhorn, 0; Nick White, 7 1-2-15; David Dufresne, 12 1-2-32; Brett Hanslmaier, 2 0-0-4; Nate Shackleton, 3 2-2-9; Mason Alford, 1 0-0-2; Willie Lamont, 1 0-0-2; Chris Stone, 0; Hank deGlee, 0 2-2-2. Totals: 28 8-10-70.

Walt. 13 12 15 18–58

UVa. 13 25 20 12–70

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (UV) Dufresne 5, Shackleton 1, (W) Adam 8, Klein 1, Beach. JV: UV won. Officials: Brady, Wilsey.

Greene 67, Deposit 46

DEPOSIT – Greene finished the game on a 19-0 run to win for the second time this season Wednesday at Deposit.

Deposit started the fourth quarter on a 13-2 spurt to close to within 48-46. Zach Wentlent kicked off the Greene outburst with one of his three three balls, and scored 14 points in the quarter to finish with a game-high 27 points.

“We started the game energetic, and we finished it behind the senior leadership of Wentlent, (Justin) Ekstrom, and (Brandon) Davis,” said Greene coach Rick Smith.

Ekstrom had 15 for Greene (2-1), and Davis recorded his third straight double-double scoring 13 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Greene hosts Harpursville Friday.

Greene: Zach Wentlent, 8 8-13-27; Luke Day, 2 0-0-4; Joe Miranda, 0; Luke Erickson, 0; Cameron Race, 0; Justin Ekstrom, 7 1-2-15; Josh Hurlburt, 0; Brandon Davis, 5 3-4-13; Colin Brooks, 4 0-0-8. Totals: 26 12-19-67

Deposit: Ron Ballard, 2 4-4-8; Jaden Winans, 1 0-0-3; Gary Fineout, 4 4-4-13; Matt Mills, 3 0-0-8; Devin Schmitz, 4 0-0-10; David Schaeffer, 2 0-0-4; Jon Hollen, 0. Totals; 16 8-8-46.

Gr. 19 14 13 21–67

De. 10 9 12 15–46

Fouled out: None. Three-point goals: (G) Wentlent 3. (D) Fineout, Winans, Mills 2, Schmitz 2.

Harpursville 57, Bainbridge-Guilford 46

HARPURSVILLE – Harpursville asserted control in the fourth quarter to pull away for the win over B-G Wednesday.

Devon Dean had 17 points for the Hornets and Jon Andrews 14. Mitch Livermore scored six of his eight points during a 25-16 Harpursville fourth quarter.

“They just executed better than us down the stretch,” said B-G coach Greg Warren. “They had a big size advantage, and were able to exploit that late in the game.”

Kyle Hanvey and Ryan Jones scored 13 points apiece for B-G. Mike Carlin added 11 points, seven rebounds, and four steals, and Lucas Butcher dished out six assists.

B-G plays at Unatego Friday.

B-G: Dylan Moffitt, 2 0-0-4; Adam Bauerle, 0; Bailey Green, 0; Cole Webb, 0; Lucas Butcher, 1 2-2-5; Ryan Jones, 6 1-2-13; Kyle Hanvey, 6 1-4-13; Mike Carlin, 4 1-2-11. Totals: 19 5-10-46 .

Harpursville: Tyler Graham, 0; Devon Dean, 6 5-6-17; Colton West, 3 3-5-9; Matt Johnson, 1 0-0-2; Mitch Livermore, 4 0-0-8; Jon Andrews, 5 3-4-14; Tyler Gates, 1 0-0-2; Logan Dietzman, 1 0-0-2; Silas Weickel, 1 1-2-3. Totals: 22 12-17-57.

B-G 11 11 8 16–46

Hap. 8 12 12 25–57

Fouled out: (BG) Moffitt. Three-point goals: (H) Andrews, (BG) Butcher, Carlin 2. JV: Harpursville won 42-29.

Blessed Virgin Mary 66, Otselic Valley 36

SOUTH OTSELIC – Jim Payne scored 26 points for Blessed Virgin Mary in Tuesday’s victory at Otselic Valley.

BVM scored 25 points in the opening quarter bloating its advantage to 17 points. “Despite the score, I thought we played a little better and did some things well,” said OV coach Dave Loomis. “Blessed Virgin Mary has everyone back from last year, and we knew they would be strong. We looked better in this game, and I&#8200;hope we can get back into the win column.”

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