Oxford  Pulls Away From Greene In The Fourth Quarter
Published: January 10th, 2022
By: Patrick Newell

Oxford 56, Greene 41

GREENE - Donovan Rickard had the biggest game of his young career lifting Oxford to its second win of the season at Greene on Friday.

Rickard scored a season-high 22 points for the Blackhawks, 11 coming in the pivotal fourth as Oxford was able to stretch out a single-digits lead.

"Donavan had a heck of a game," said Oxford coach Booker Davis. "Troy Timpson hit three clutch threes, and that turned the tide."

Simpson had a trio of three balls in the second half, and finished with 12 points.

Greene was hurt by depth, and wasn't able to keep pace in the final quarter. "We did not stop Oxford's transition game," said Trojans coach Rick Tallman.

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Liam Flanagan had 19 points for Greene (2-5) in the loss.

Oxford (2-8):  John Rovente 12, Ethan Fleury 1, Ethan Ehly 9, Donovan Rickard 22, Troy Simpson 12. Totals:  FG-22, FT 6-15-56.

Greene (2-5):  Liam Flanagan 19, Joel Vielandi 2, Joey Gibbs 2, Jesse Ledford 3, Aiden Pickard 8, Bill Dunlap 6. Totals:  FG-19, FT 0-2-41.

Score by quarters

Oxford  7  16  15  18--56

Greene  13  6  15   7--41

Three-point goals:  Oxford 6 (Simpson 4, Rickard, Rovente). Greene 3 (Flanagan 3).

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Otselic Valley 43, McGraw 38

SOUTH OTSELIC - Otselic Valley moved one win from reaching the .500 mark edging McGraw in a low-scoring clash on Friday.

Braeden Davis kept OV (3-4) in the game in the opening half scoring 17 of the Vikings' 24 points as they trailed McGraw by just two points. Davis would finish with a team-high 19.

But, it was Drew Sibila who fueled the fourth quarter scoring seven points as the Vikings broke away from a third-quarter tie.

"It was a tough defensive battle between both teams, and we were able to seal the win with good defense down the stretch," said Otselic Valley coach Jacob Preston.

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OV (3-4): Drew Sibila 8, Levi Lyon 4, Braeden Davis 19,Jacob Hackett 3, Matthew Wetterer 4, Cole Warren 5. Totals:  FG-16, FT 7-12-43.

McGraw:  Nolan Knickerbocker 2, Nick Sutton 7, Quinton Burdick 15, Nate Stiles 8, A. Underwood 2, J. Bassett 2. Totals:  14 9-18-38

Score by Quarters

McGraw  16  10  4  8-38

OValley  13  11  6  13-43

Three-point goals:  Otselic Valley 4 (Sibila 2, Davis, Hackett). McGraw 1 (Stiles)

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Unatego 65, Unadilla Valley 43

NEW BERLIN - Unadilla Valley was unable to sustain its fast start as Unatego pulled away for the victory in the second half.

The Storm (1-8) jumped out to a 21-13 first-quarter lead behind three 3s from Trason Murray, and Zach Smith added all 10 of his points.

The Spartans switched the momentum in the middle two quarters outscoring UV by a combined 40-10.

Shea Barber led Unatego scoring a game-high 20 points.

Murray wound up with 18 to top the Storm.

Unatego:  Shea Barber 20, Xandu Ranc 6, Luke Foster 2, Garrett Backus 10, Jacob Wright 2, Braeden Johnson 17, Xandu Johnson 8. Totals:  FG-25, FT 12-15-65.

Unadilla Valley (1-8):  Dakota Johnson 2, Mitchell Thompson 4, Zach Smith 10, Trason Murray 18, Trent Marinelli 5, Kaden Butts 4. Totals:  FG-15, FT 4-10-43

Score by quarters

Unat. 13  18  22 12--65

UVall  21   7   3  12--43

Three-point goals:  Unadilla Valley 9 (Murray 6, Smith 2, Marinelli). Unatego 3 (X. Johnson 2, B. Johnson).

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Delhi 59, Bainbridge-Guilford 31

BAINBRIDGE - In a Midstate Athletic Conference matchup of unbeaten clubs, Delhi used stingy defense in the second half to separate from Bainbridge-Guilford on Friday night.

The Bulldogs stretched their lead to 14 points after three quarters, and doubled that margin with a 19-5 margin in the fourth.

Owen Haight led Delhi's fourth-quarter surge with eight of his team-high 22 points.

"The game was a lot closer than the final score," said B-G coach Kevin Wehrli. "It was a nine-point game in the third quarter and we had the ball…Delhi is obviously a very good basketball team, but we are improving as a group."

David Emerson scored 12 points for B-G (3-6).

B-G (3-6):  David Emerson 12, James Hogroian 1, Ilias Wilson 6, Lucas Carlin 3, Garrett O'Hara 3, Oen Brown 2, Connor Vredenbugh 4. Totals:  FG-9, FT 12-20-31.

Delhi:  Jeryd Cheshire 3, Luke Schnabel 15, Owen Haight 22, Zachary Finch 5, Logan Nealis 4, Angelo Krzyston 4, Rocco Schnabel 5, Luke Sanford 1. Totals:  FG-25, FT 6-11-59.

Score by quarters

B-G   9   9   8    5--31

Del.  16   16  8  19--59

Three-point goals:  Delhi 3 (Cheshire, L. Schnabel, Finch). B-G 1 (O'Hara).

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GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Greene 62, Deposit-Hancock 9

GREENE - Greene showed no ill-effects from a 10-day layoff holding outmanned Deposit-Hancock scoreless in two of the four periods in Saturday's victory.

Olivia Kennedy and Payton Yahner took turns leading the Greene offense.

Yahner was hot out of the gate scoring 10 of her 14 points in the first quarter as the Trojans (7-0) shot out to a 20-0 lead.

Kennedy came alive in the second quarter netting 11 of her team-high 17 points. With the game already out of reach, Cassie Butler led the Trojans' second-half offense tacking on 10 of her 13 points.

D-H:  Makiryn Ostrander 2, Kaitlyn Macumber 3, Olivia Carey 2, Kelsey Wank 2. Totals: FG-4, FT 0-0-9.

Greene (7-0):  Emma Rice 3, Olivia Kennedy 17, Cassie Butler 13, Abby Yahner 5, Payton Yahner 14, Paige Estabrook 5, Brooklyn Francis 2, Lyla Biefeldt 3. Totals:  FG-24, FT 8-13-62.

D-H  0   7  2  0--9

Gre. 20 16 12 14-62

Three-point goals:  D-H 1 (Macumber). Greene 6 (Butler 3, Rice, P. Yahner, L. Biefeldt).

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Mount Markham 73, Sherburne-Earlville 32

WEST WINFIELD - Mount Markham's lack of depth proved no detriment to its performance as it the Mustangs rode balanced scoring to a win over Sherburne-Earlville on Friday.

Hannah Pcola had 22 points for Mount Markham, while Jenna Kocienda and Morgan Sayers netted 12 apiece.

Trinity Thornton scored 12 points and pulled down 12 boards to top S-E, and Alex Gryzmkowski added nine points.

Gryzsmkowski all her points in the first half

Thornton 12 rebounds

S-E:  Trinity Thornton 12, Alex Gryzmkowski 9, Chesnee Miller 7, Hannah Todd-Rodman 4. Totals:  FG-12, FT 5-13-32.

Mount Markham:  Hannah Pcola 22, Jenna Kocienda 12, Morgan Sayers 12, Cordine Entwistle 14, Emma Kocienda 3, Zoe Hoke 10. Totals:  32, FT 3-7-73.

Score by quarters

S-E   8  14  10  0--32

MM 23 17 19 14--73

Three-point goals: S-E 3 (Thornton 2, Gryzmkowski). Mount Markham 6 (Pcola 4, Entwistle 2)




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