Norwich weathers stiff challenge from Black Knights

Boys’ Basketball

Norwich 63, Windsor 52

WINDSOR – If there is a better four-win team in Section IV out there, Norwich coach Tom Collier would like to see it.

Norwich weathered a tough test from the Black Knights asserting control of Friday night's game late in the third quarter. "We expected a tough game; Windsor has always been a tough place to play," said Norwich coach Tom Collier. "They have a lot of size, and we have trouble with big teams."

Norwich mixed inside play with the three-point shot to turn the game in its favor. Michael Oralls scored a season-high 19 points, nine in the second half as he worked the high-low post game with Jamison Luke and Zan Stewart.

Carlos Ithier hit clutch threes in each of the final two quarters, Jordan Vinal canned a dagger three in the fourth, and Stewart also nailed a pivotal three. Stewart finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Luke scored 10 for Norwich, who remained unbeaten in Southern Tier Athletic Conference division play.

"We were able to execute our offense better in the second half," Collier said. "We didn't play as well in the first half, but we did hit some big shots in the second. We were able to get some stops and steals to change the momentum."

Collier pegged Ithier's defensive ball pressure on Windsor's point guards as critical, although Windsor did manage some success inside with leading scorer Michael Beebe touching up the Tornado for 18 points.

"Credit to Windsor, they had a good game plan for us and played well," Collier said. "They gave us a good battle; we needed to be tested."

Norwich hosts Susquehanna Valley on Tuesday.

Norwich captured the JV game, 83-48, behind 22 points from Michael Carson and 15 from Alex Wehrli.

Norwich: Jake Walsh, 0; Chris Trevisani, 0; Michael Oralls, 6 7-12-19; Matt Parrella, 0; Carlos Ithier, 3 0-1-9; Cameron Edwards, 1 0-0-3; Colin Stewart, 0 2-2-2; Zan Stewart, 7 2-3-17; Tre Bonham, 0; Jordan Vinal, 1 0-0-3; Jamison Luke, 5 0-1-10. Totals: 23 11-19-63 .

Windsor: Jake Woodrow, 0 2-2-2; Marc Latini 3 1-1-8; Nate Wrighter, 3 3-4-9; Michael Beebe, 7 4-7-18; Nate Hagerman, 0; Dustin Blake, 3 0-0-7; Stephen Centorani, 0; Jake Conroy, 1 2-2-4; Corey Hagerman, 0 4-6-4. Totals: 17 16-22-52.

Norw. 12 16 20 15–63

Winds. 13 15 15 9–52

Fouled out: (N) C. Stewart. Three-point goals: (N) Ithier 3, Edwards, Z. Stewart, Vinal. (W) Latini, Blake. JV: Norwich won 83-48.

Sherburne-Earlville 56, Holland Patent 52

SHERBURNE – A fourth-quarter push allowed Sherburne-Earlville to hold off upset-minded Holland Patent in Friday night’s game.

Holland Patent, just a one-win club in Center State Conference play, took the lead by one after a strong third quarter. With S-E’s leading scorer Ben Khoury on the bench mending an injury, the visiting club seemed to take control.

“They challenged us, just like they did up at their place,” said S-E coach Kevin Vibbard.

Leading by just three with 90 seconds to go, S-E’s Keith Rose had a big offensive rebound and putback. After Rose missed the free throw on a three-point play attempt. Gavin Giroux was fouled on the offensive rebound. Giroux hit two free throws to secure the win. Holland Patent nailed a meaningless three as time ran down.

“We’ve done a good job of finishing games, but as a one-win team, Holland Patent has played us as well as anyone in our division,” Vibbard said.

Khoury, who returned in the fourth quarter, led S-E with 18 points, and Brady Elderkin finished with 13.

The Marauders face Sauquoit Valley Wednesday.

HP: Sam Miles, 0; Stephen McGahey, 8 3-5-19; Turner Reinold, 0 0-1-0; Jake Storsburg, 4 1-2-13; Fernando Chavez, 0 ; Brandon Batson, 1 2-2-5 ; Colton Litz, 1 2-2-4; Matt Hughes, 0; Matt Harter, 3 5-5-11 . Totals: 17 13-17-52.

S-E: Ian Fleming, 0 ; Matt Hull, 3 1-5-7; Dylan Seymour, 3 0-0-6 ; Derek Capria, 1 0-0-2 ; Keith Rose, 2 0-1-4 ; Ben Khoury, 5 7-10-18 ; Brady Elderkin, 3 6-6-13; Jonah Piatti, 0; Gavin Giroux, 2 2-2-6 . Totals: 19 16-24-56.

HPat 9 14 19 10-52

S-E 17 13 11 15-56

Fouled out: none. Three-point goals: (SE) Khoury, Elderkin. (HP) Storsburg 4, Batson.

Sidney 70, Bainbridge-Guilford 31

SIDNEY – Bainbridge-Guilford struggled to put points on the board Friday night in a road loss to Sidney.

Nick Meno and Wyatt McKee had 17 points apiece for the Warriors.

Zach Smith had more than half of B-G’s points finishing with 16 in the loss.

B-G: Trevor Halaquist, 0; Adam Bauerle, 0; Bailey Green, 1 0-0-3; Sean Jones, 1 0-0-3; Dylan Moffitt, 1 0-0-2; Ryan Jones, 1 3-4-5; Kyle Hanvey 1 0-0-2; Zach Smith, 6 2-4-16; Alex DeGroat, 0 . Totals: 11 5-8-31.

Sidney: Nick Meno, 7 0-0-17; Brandon Bessett, 1 0-0-2; Anthony Ruling, 1 0-0-2; Kyle McMillan, 0; Trevor Dutton, 3 0-1-8; Alex Hoskins, 1 1-3-3; Wyatt McKee, 6 5-6-17; Tom Hoskins, 1 1-2-3; Zak Green, 3 3-5-10; Riley Howland, 0 1-4-1; Trey Larson, 2 2-4-6. Totals: 26 13-25-70.

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