Basketball: Unadilla Valley Boys Pick Up First Win
Published: December 24th, 2021
By: Patrick Newell

 Unadilla Valley 54, Oxford 40

NEW BERLIN - Something had to give as Unadilla Valley and Oxford’s clubs went into Wednesday’s MAC clash seeking their first win of the 2021-2022 season.

It was the Storm that broke through using a big third quarter to assert command of the matchup.

Leading Oxford (0-6) by five points to start the second, the Storm (1-4) cashed in with five of their seven 3s in the game to extend the margin to 12 points.

Zach Fleming connected on a pair of trifectas in the quarter on his way to a game-high 20 points. Zach Smith, Trason Murray, and Ben Gorrell also contributed 3 balls.

Gorrell wound up with a double-double scoring 11 points, while grabbing 10 rebounds.

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Ethan Fleury (17) and Ethan Ehly (13) combined for 30 of Oxford’s points in a losing effort.

UV hosts Sherburne-Earlville Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Oxford (0-6):  John Rovente 8, Ethan Fleury 17, Ethan Ehly 13, Daniel Tucker 2, Justin Christian 0. Totals:  FG-14, FT 9-14-40.

Unadilla Valley (1-4):  Zach Fleming 20, Colin Gilbert 4, Keegan Platt 2, Zach Smith 5, Trason Murray 4 Trent Marinelli 8, Ben Gorrell 11. Totals:  FG-23, FT 1-2-54

Score by quarters

Oxford  9  10  12  9--40

U. Vall. 14 10 19 11--54

Three-point goals:  Oxford 3 (Ethan Fleury 2, Ethan Ehly. Unadilla Valley 7 (Fleming 4, Smith, Murray, Gorrell.

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Girls’ Basketball: Delhi holds off Oxford girls

Delhi 45, Oxford 41

DELHI - Delhi, one of the Midstate Athletic Conference’s best clubs in recent years, connected for big free throws down the stretch to escape with a four-point victory over Oxford (4-3) on Wednesday night.

The Blackhawks led by one entering the fourth, and held the advantage until the final two minutes.

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Sylvia Liddle hit two free throws for Delhi with two minutes left giving her club the lead for good at 42-41.  Within under a minute to play, Liddle helped seal the victory with two more free throws.

Oxford was hurt by 16-of-61 shooting in the game, which converts to just 26 percent.

Madalyn Barrows scored 15 points to top Oxford, Ella Kelsey scored 12, and Kyla Kelsey-Jones pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds.

Liddle had 15 points and 18 rebounds for Delhi.

Delhi:  Sylvia Liddle 15, Julia Baxter 9, Amanda Nealis 8, Libby Lamport 5, Abbie Leahy 4, Alyssa Gioffe 2, Natalie Vredenburgh 2.Totals:   FG-16, FT 13-27-45.

Oxford (4-3):  Madalyn Barrows 15, Ella Kelsey 12, Kyla Kelsey Jones 5, Ava Benjamin 5, Bailey Chesebro 2, Taylor Smith 2. Totals: FG-16, FT 6-12-41.

Score by quarters

Delhi  6  12  14  13--45

Oxford. 11  12  10  8--41

Three-point goals:  Delhi:  none. Oxford 3 (Ella Kelsey 2, Kyla Kelsey-Jones.

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Unatego 64, Unadilla Valley 32

WELLS BRIDGE - Unadilla Valley was unable to keep pace with Unatego’s high-powered offense in Wednesday’s loss to the Spartans.

Unatego led by 14 at the half, and quickly bumped the lead to over 20 points in the third quarter.

Kylie Mussaw and Maddie Wilsey had three buckets apiece in the third as the Spartans headed to the fourth with a 50-26 lead.

“We played well in the first half, then the wheels fell off,” said UV coach Brandi Whitbeck. “Unatego is impressive…probably the best (team) we’ve seen.”

Mussaw had 19 in the win and Wilsey added 18.

Jaiden Schrag scored 15 points to top UV.

UV (1-5):  Isabella Potter 2, Jaiden Schrag 15, Kadence York 6, Keona Courtright 7, Madison Sayles 2, Bella Jones 2.  Totals:  FG-14, FT 6-8-32

Unatego:  Alexa Lucia 8, Kylie Mussaw 19, C. Van Deusen 2, Maddie Wilsey 18, N. Swift 2, L. Craft 10, Tatum Codington 5. Totals:  FG-28, FT 6-12--65

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Score by quarters

UVall  8  12   6   6--32

Unat.  19  15  16  15--64

Three-point goals:  UV - none. Unatego 2 (Mussaw, Codington)

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Boys’ Basketball

DeRuyter 75, Otselic Valley 50

SOUTH OTSELIC -  A close game at halftime turned into a runaway win for DeRuyter in Wednesday night’s victory over Otselic Valley.

“We executed our plan in the first half to stay with DeRuyter; however, in the in the second half, their defense showed up and created a lot of fast-break opportunities,” said OV coach Jake Preston.

DeRuyter didn’t have many offensive contributors, but the ones that did, came up big-time.

Gavin Richardson led DeRuyter with 33 points, and Andrew Glisson added 26.  Forrest Ryder chimed in with nine points and 16 rebounds.

Braeden Davis had 19 points to lead the Vikings, Drew Sibila chipped in with 11, and Cole Warren had nine points and 10 rebounds.

DeRuyter assumed command in the third quarter outscoring the Vikings 25-6 to create a 21-point lead.

DeRuyter:  Andrew Glisson 25, Ryder Forrest 9, Gavin Richardson 33, Colton Roberts 8. Totals:  FG-32, FT 6-13-75.

Otselic Valley:  Drew Sibila 11, Levi Lyon 6, Braeden Davis 19, Jacob Hackett 3, Cole Warren 9, Thomas Stanley 3. FG-20, FT 5-10-50.

Score by quarters

DeRuyter  14  17  25  19-75

Ot. Valley   10  19  6  13--50

Three-point goals: Otselic Valley 5 (Davis 3, Sibila, Hackett). DeRuyter 5 (Glisson 3, Roberts 2_