Big fourth quarter lifts UV past Bobcats

Boys’ Basketball

Unadilla Valley 72, Bainbridge-Guilford 60

NEW BERLIN – A furious fourth quarter allowed Unadilla Valley to avert an upset bid from Bainbridge-Guilford in Wednesday night’s home contest.

UV’s Ethan Grey and Ryan Postma each scored eight points in the fourth quarter, and the duo also hit four free throws apiece down the stretch to cinch up the game.

B-G led after each of the first three quarters, and took a six-point lead into the last eight minutes. Senior Zach Smith spearheaded the B-G attack scoring a career-high 28 points before fouling out with three minutes to play. Smith did most of his scoring in the first half netting 19 points. “Smith shot it very well, and did a good job of taking it to the basket,” said UV coach Matt Osborne. “We focused on him and Ryan Jones in the second half, and we were able to slow them down.”

Grey led UV with 22 points and Postma scored 18 in the victory. Hank deGlee tickled twine for 11 more.

Jones added 14 in the B-G loss. “It was a heck of an effort on our part, we just couldn’t finish it off,” said B-G coach Greg Warren.

UV plays at Delhi Friday.

B-G: Trevor Halaquist, 0; Adam Bauerle, 1 0-0-2 ; Bailey Green, 3 0-1-7; Sean Jones, 1 3-5-5; Dylan Moffitt, 1 0-0-2; Ryan Jones, 5 2-6-14; Kyle Hanvey 0; Zach Smith, 11 3-6-28; Alex DeGroat, 1 0-0-2. Totals: 23 8-18-60.

UV: Drake Winnicki, 0; Ryan Postma, 6 4-4-18; Dylan Thomsen, 0 2-7-2; Steven Gillette, 1 0-0-2; Jon Schermerhorn, 1 0-0-2; Ethan Grey, 6 8-11-22; Tyler Simmons, 1 1-2-4; Brett Hanslmaier, 2 1-2-5; Sam Tuttle, 3 0-0-6 ; Hank deGlee, 5 1-3-11. Totals: 25 17-29-72.

B-G 17 19 14 10–60

UVa 15 18 11 28–72

Fouled out: (BG) Smith. Three-point goals: (UV) Postma 2, Grey 2, Simmons. (BG) Smith 3, R. Jones 2, Green. JV: UV won. Officials; DuMond, Furman.

Sidney 51, Oxford 35

OXFORD – Sidney clinched a tie for the MAC regular season title pulling away from Oxford in the second half of Wednesday’s game.

After Kevin Davis scored the initial basket of the second half for Oxford, Sidney embarked on a 13-2 run led by three buckets from Tom Hoskins and a three ball from Zak Green.

Oxford, for its part, took care of the ball and had clean looks at the basket, but struggled from the field most of the evening hitting 31 percent of its shots for the game. That included an 0-for-11 effort from behind the three-point line.

“Sidney is a pretty good shooting team, and we just didn’t make shots tonight,” said Oxford coach Tim Davis, whose club fell to 6-10 overall.

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