Norwich Boys Edge Out Long Time Rival Oneonta

By: Jim Testani

Basketball

Norwich

ONEONTA - Traveling to Oneonta, the Norwich boys’ varsity basketball team knocked off their long time rivals 62-57. Norwich would be down early but with the help of a big second quarter, came back to win it.

The first quarter did not start off in Norwich’s favor. The Purple Tornado went in to the opposing gym and fell a little flat in the opening minutes, only scoring eight points to Oneonta’s 17. Knowing that the rest of the game couldn’t continue like this, Norwich lit a fire underneath themselves and went out to dominate the second quarter. The Purple Tornado out scored Oneonta 24-10 in the second quarter to open up their lead that would eventually win them the game.

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The final two quarters went back and forth between the two teams, trading baskets and matching point totals until the final whistle. It was Norwich’s big second quarter that would win them the game and keep their record perfect.

Norwich was led by senior leader Carlos Ithier who scored 26 points on the night, shooting 12-19 from the field.

The Norwich boys will play again Friday, December 18, when they play Jamesville-Dewitt.

Team statistics: Norwich; Jake Walsh, 4-0-0 9. Tre Bonham, 2-0-0 4. Cameron Edwards, 1-0-0 2. Carlos Ithier, 12-1-2 26. Dashawn King, 1-0-0 2. Jordan Vinal, 5-0-0 11. Jamison Luke, 3-2-2 8. Oneonta; Davis Wessells, 3-0-0 7. Daniel Njoku, 9-7-7 29. Katon Mark, 1-0-0. Sam Goff, 2-0-0. Garrett Hassard, 6-0-2 14.

Score by quarter:

Team 1 2 3 4 Total

Norwich 8 24 13 17 62

Oneonta 17 10 13 17 57

Oxford/Greene

OXFORD - Hosting Greene, Oxford’s girls’ varsity lost big 43-9.

Things just didn’t go Oxford’s way yesterday, December 16. The Blackhawk girls were kept under double didget points all game as Greene piled on the points. Oxford went up 2-0 to start the game, but that would be their only lead of the game. Greene went on to score nine in the first quarter and 10 in the second in what would eventually be the only points that they needed to win.

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The second half was much of the same as Greene continued to score and kept Oxford away from the basket. The Blackhawks only scored three points all second half in their loss; while Greene earned 24 in the same half.

Team statistics: Greene; Surgie, 2-0-0 4. Sands, 3-2-6 8. Monetleone, 2-0-0 4. Flohr, 3-1-2 7. Barchurte, 1-0-0 2. Kerry, 7-1-3 16. Brown, 1-0-0 2. Oxford; Meir, 1-0-0 2. Ryan 0-1-2 1. Teft, 2-0-0 4.

Score by quarter:

Team 1 2 3 4 Total

Greene 9 10 13 11 43

Oxford 2 4 1 2 9

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton

GILBERTSVILLE - The GMU girls’ varsity basketball team played their fourth game in six days yesterday, Wednesday, December 16. Hosting Sharron Springs, GMU won 31-19.

Both teams got off to a slow start but once GMU got going they didn’t stop. The score was all tied up after the first quarter as both teams had nine a piece. In the second quarter is where GMU would begin to build their lead, out scoring their opponent four to two.

GMU was lead by Jocelyn Duncan who earned 15 points over the course of the game. Duncan and her team mate Kelsey Ross, who scored 14, combined for 29 points last night.

To start off the third quarter things got a little hairy for GMU. Sharron Springs began to close the gap and GMU was up by only one point to start the fourth. “We finally had a good fourth quarter,” said GMU coach Jim Johnson. “We went out and scored 11 and kept them away from the basket. This being our fourth game in six days, I’m really happy to see the girls go out and do well late in the game.”

Team statistics: Sharron Springs; Sydney Seedeger, 2-1-2 5. Mary Fucci, 1-0-2 2. Briana Reissen, 1-0-0 2. Alison Cross, 2-0-0 4. Cianna Keller, 3-0-4 6. GMU; Madeline Lowell, 1-0-0 2. Jocelyn Duncan, 7-1-5 15. Kelsey Ross, 3-7-9 14.

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