Norwich Holds Off Unatego
Published: January 19th, 2022
By: Patrick Newell

Norwich 75, Unatego 72

NORWICH - Norwich went toe-to-toe with high-scoring Unatego, and withstood a last-second tying three attempt to prevail in a non-league matchup Tuesday night at Jack Jones Gymnasium.

The Purple Tornado grabbed a 75-68 after two free throws from Torin Lawrence with less than 30 seconds remaining.

Miles Mohrien hit one free throw for the Spartans (10-2), and after a Norwich turnover, Shea Barber canned a three pairing the six-point deficit to three.

Unatego got the ball back one more time after another exchange of possessions, but Mohrien's tying 3 attempt was well off the mark.

"Unatego is one of the top Class C teams, and we were able to hold them off down the stretch," said Norwich coach Tom Collier. "We are still a work in progress, but hopefully we can be at full strength coming down the last few games."

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Norwich secured a seven-point lead with 50 seconds remaining after a Jerell Stokes 3 that gave Norwich a 72-65 lead, and a Lawrence free throw moments later seemed to put the game out of reach.

Norwich built an eight-point halftime lead, and led by five on the strength of Keegan Franklin's big night.

Franklin scored all 25 of his points through three quarters of play, while Lawrence had 13 of his 16 points.

In the final quarter three-pointers from Steven Dowdall and Wyatt Thornton helped the Purple Tornado (6-7) maintain its lead, along with an early fourth-quarter bucket from Stokes.

Barber led Unatego with a game-high 32 points.

"Our seniors, Keegan Franklin and Torin Lawrence, led the way for us tonight," Collier said. "We will depend heavily on them the rest of the way. The return of Logan Ford will also help us. It is going to be a fight to the finish for us, and hopefully, we can stay COVID-free down the stretch to get us to eight wins."

Unatego:  Miles Mohrien 16, Shea Barber 32, L. Utter 4, X Ranc 5, Garrett Backus 12, B. Johnson 3. Totals; FG - 25, FT 12-20-72.

Norwich (6-7):  Torin Lawrence 16, Jerell Stokes 11, Collin Olds 6, Steven Dowdall 11, Keegan Franklin 25, Wyatt Thornton 3, Damien Kane 3.  Totals FG 26, FT 15-24-75

Score by quarters

Unat.  14  16  26  16--72

Norw. 20  18  23  14--75

Three-point goals:  Unatego 10 (Barber 4, Backus 4, Ranc, Mohrien). Norwich 8 (Dowdall 3, Stokes 3, Lawrence, Thornton).


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Oneonta 58, Greene 27

GREENE - Oneonta's defense held down the Trojans through four quarters of play in a non-league win on the Trojans' home court Wednesday.

The Yellowjackets broke open the game in the second quarter as Seamus Catella scored seven of his 12 points, and Liam Blair along with Carter Mackey added two buckets apiece to open a 27-17 halftime lead.

Mackey led the way with 14 points, and Catella added 12.

Kloden Rapp scored 10 points for Greene.

Oneonta:  Finlay Oliver 5, Seamus Catella 12, Dakoda Buzzy 1, Brandon Erwood 9, Louis Bonnizi 6, Liam Blair  11, Carter Mackey 14. Totals:  FG 24 FT 3-11-58.

Greene:  Kloden Rapp 10,  A Pickard 4, Jacob Ledford 3, J. Gibbs 4, Terriek Brown 2, Joel Vielandi 4. Totals: FG-10, FT 7-12-27

Score by quarters

Oneonta  9   18   16  15--58

Greene 8   9  9   1-27

Three-point goals: Greene - none. Oneonta 7 (Catella 2, Erwood 3, Bonnizi 2).


Clinton 61, Sherburne-Earlville 42

CLINTON - Clinton upended Sherburne-Earlville for the second time this season using a big third quarter to open a 19-point lead.

Jameson Stockwell scored 10 of his 12 points in the middle quarters, and Patrick Ward added eight in the second quarter as he also finished with an even dozen markers.

Brock Weidman had a big night for S-E in his return to the lineup totaling 18 points in the loss.

S-E:  Toby Frisbie 2, Ethan Simons 7, Taylor Gryzmkowski 2, Preston Eaves 4, Brock Weidman 18, Zachary Trass 4, Garrett Fleming 3, Jack Rodman 2. Totals:  FG 14, FT 12-19-42.

Clinton:  Hudon 2, Saunders 2, Champion 3, Patrick Ward 12, Tega Igho 11, Duru 9, Jackson 5, Jameson Stockwell 12, Devine 5. Totals:  FG-26, FT 3-7-61.

Score by quarters

S-E  8   14  7  13--42

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Clin.  13  18  17 13-61

Three-point goals: S-E 2 (Weidman 2). Clinton 6 (Ward, Champion, Igho, Jackson, Stockwell, Devine).




Norwich 55, Utica Proctor 37

UTICA - Norwich clamped down on defense, and put Utica Proctor away in the fourth quarter holding the host club to just two points over the final eight minutes in Tuesday's non-league victory.

Norwich had four players in double figures to account for 47 of its points.

Emily Evans finished with 14, 11 of those coming in the second half. Maddy Morris netted 10 of her 13 in the first half, while Margaret Dougher and MacKenzie Hess netted 10 apiece for the Purple Tornado (8-5).

Norwich (8-5):  Maddy Morris 13, Olivia Schiraldi 5, Emily Evans 14, Devin Flanagan 3, Margaret Dougher 10, MacKenzie Hess 10. Totals:  FG-19, FT 10-18-55.

Utica Proctor:  Brown 13, E. Cohen 2, R. Cohen 7, Cucharale 4, Rodriguez 7, Mazza 2, Irizarry 2. Totals:  FG-14, FT-7-9-37.

Score by quarters

Norwich  15  12  13  15--55

U. Proctor 12  10  13  2-37

Three-point goals:  Norwich 7 (Morris 3, Hess 2, Flanagan, Schiraldi). Utica Proctor 2 (R. Cohen, Rodriguez).


Bainbridge-Guilford 50, Unadilla Valley 38

NEW BERLIN - Bainbridge-Guilford won for the third time in four games picking up a road victory at Unadilla Valley on Tuesday.

After deadlocked opening half, B-G (4-5) created separation in the third quarter to open a 36-26 lead.

Celeste Baldwin and Taylor Kazmirski combined for 15 of B-G's 16 third-quarter points.

In the fourth, Danielle McEntee and Baldwin split a dozen points down the middle, and Baldwin finished with a game-high 24 points.

UV (3-10) received 13 points from Jaiden Schrag and 12 from Kadence York in the loss.

B-G (4-5): Taylor Kazmirski 7, Celeste Baldwin 24, Danielle McEntee 11, Johnna Henderson 6, Jordyn Parsons 2. Totals: FG-20, FT 6-8-50.

Unadilla Valley (3-10): Jaiden Schrag 13, Kadence York 12, Madison Sayles 2, Keona Courtright 11. Totals:  FG-16, FT 6-12-38.

Score by quarters

B-G   13   7  16 14--50

UV   10  10  6  12--38       

Three-point goals:  UV -none. B-G 4 (Baldwin 3, Kazmirski)


Unatego 75, Oxford 44

WELLS BRIDGE - Unatego capitalized on second-chance points and Oxford turnovers as it put 46 points on the board in the second half to roll past the Blackhawks on Tuesday.

Maddie Wilsey had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans, and Kylie Mussaw also scored 20 in the victory.

The Spartans had 20 offensive rebounds scoring 31 points off those second chances, while the defense created 21 points off Oxford turnovers, said Oxford coach Chris Palmer.

Madalyn Barrows led Oxford (9-5) with 28 points, seven rebounds, and four steals.

Score by quarters

Oxford  10  11  15   8--44

Unat.  10  19  25  21--75

Oxford (9-5):  Madalyn Barrows 28, Ella Kelsey 4, Kyla Kelsey-Jones 4, Ava Benjamin 2, Bailey Chesebro 2, Naiomi Smith 2, Madison Long 2. Totals:  FG-18, FT 5-10-44

Unatego: Maddie Wilsey 20, Kylie Mussaw 20, Alexa Lucia 16, Tatum Codington 11, Elizabeth Craft 8 Totals: FG-33, FT 6-10-75.

Three-point goals:  Oxford 3 (Barrows 3). Unatego 3


Brookfield 49, Otselic Valley 12

SOUTH OTSELIC - Brookfield held Otselic Valley to single-digit scoring in all four quarters - including zero in the third - in Tuesday's victory over the Vikings.

Lily Elliott led Brookfield with 20 points, and Megan Kupris added 12.

OV's Emily Miller led her club with eight points.

Score by quarters

B'field  16  18  11  4--49

OVall  4   3  0  5--12

Brookfield:  Lily Elliott 20, Sara Brean 10, Karn Delaney 1, Nicole Murphy 2, Megan Kupris 12, Danica Karn 4. FG-22, FT 3-4-49.

Otselic Valley:  Katie Kenyon 2, Emily Smith 2, Emily Miller 8. FG-5, FT 1-10-12.

Three-point goals:  OV 1 (Miller). Brookfield 2 (Elliott 2).