Greene Advances To UV Tourney Final
Published: December 29th, 2021
By: Patrick Newell


Greene 46, Windsor 41

NEW BERLIN -  Greene remained unbeaten on the season, and advanced to Unadilla Valley Tournament finals holding off Windsor on Tuesday afternoon.

Down by one to the Black Knights entering the fourth quarter, the Trojans (5-0) played their best offensive basketball when it mattered most.

Cassie Butler scored seven of her 12 points in the fourth quarter, one that she capped with a 3 ball. Payton Yahner added five in the fourth, and Olivia Kennedy four of her game-high 19 points.

"We played well, and shot the ball horribly most of the game," said Greene coach Dave Gorton. In the fourth quarter, we hit some shots. It was as simple as that."

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Greene plays host Unadilla Valley Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the championship game.

Greene (5-0):  Olivia Kennedy 19, Cassie Butler 12, Payton Yahner 9, Claire Flanagan 2, Paige Estabrook 4.  Totals:  FG-19, FT 3-14-46.

Windsor:  Lucy Beattie 11; Sydney Angelo 2, Ella Patterson 12, Autumn Helsten 12, Alexis Purden 3. Totals:  FG-14, FT 8-14-41.

Score by quarters

Greene  9  8  13  16--46

Winds.  11  8  12 10-41

Three-point goals: Greene 5 (Kennedy 3, Butler 2). Windsor 5 (Peterson 4, Angelo)


Unadilla Valley 33, Sherburne-Earlville 27

NEW BERLIN - Unadilla Valley won for the second time this season, and has a chance to avenge an early-season loss as it topped Sherburne-Earlville in the UV tourney on Tuesday.

The Storm (2-5) advanced to the championship game against Greene, a team it lost to earlier this month in each team's season-opener.

Kadence York carried the offensive load for Unadilla Valley scoring a game-high 18 points.

"We got off to a slow start, and a slower third quarter," said UV coach Brandi Whitbeck. "Luckily, we made our foul shots when we needed them."

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York was big at the free throw line making 5-of-6 for Unadilla Valley.

Abygail Shaver had 12 points for S-E.

S-E:  Alexandra Gryzmkowski 8, Abygail Shaver 12, Trinity Thorton 5, Amelia Moyer 2. Totals:  FG-9, FT 7-12-27

UV (2-5):  Isabella Potter 4, Jaiden Schrag 4, Kadence York 18, Keona Courtright 3, Madison Sayles 4. Totals:  FG-13, FT 7-10-33.

Score by quarters

S-E   9  5  7  6--27

UV   7  13  7  6--33

Three-point goals: S-E 2 (Gryzmkowski, Thorton).  UV:  None.



Sherburne-Earlville 57, Unadilla Valley 29

NEW BERLIN - Sherburne-Earlville jumped out to a big lead early, and cruised into the Unadilla Valley Tournament finals beating longtime local rival Unadilla Valley on Tuesday.

Taylor Gryzmkowski had seven points in the first quarter for S-E (5-4) and Preston Eaves netted six to propel the Marauders to a 17-4 lead. That margin was extended to 31-8 after two periods.

"I thought we played outstanding defense in the first half," said S-E coach Kevin Vibbard, who was without leading scorer Brock Weidman. "I also felt we moved the ball well, and got some good looks early in the game."

Eaves led three S-E players in double figures scoring 13. Jack Rodman had 10 of his 12 points in the second half, and Gryzmkowski added 11.

Zach Fleming scored 11 points for Unadilla Valley (1-5).

UV meets Greene Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the consolation game, while S-E and Norwich meet in the title game at 6:30 p.m.

S-E (5-4):  Toby Frisbie 7, Ethan Simonds 2, Taylor Gryzmkowski 11, Preston Eaves 13, Zach Trass 2, Dariin Miles 2, Garrett Fleming 8, Jack Rodman 12.  Totals:  FG-23, FT 7-11--57

UV (1-5):  Mitchell Thompson 5, Zach Fleming 11, Zach Smith 2, Trason Murray 9, Trent Marinelli 2. Totals: FG-13, FT 1-5-29.

Score by quarters

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S-E 17  14  12  14--57

UV   4    4  10  11--29

Three-point goals: S-E 4 (Gryzmkowski 2, Frisbie, Simonds).  UV 2 (Murray, Fleming)