BOYS BASKETBALL: UV Wins Back-to-back Games
Published: January 30th, 2023
By: Morgan Golliver

BOYS BASKETBALL: UV wins back-to-back games UV’s Trason Murray trying to move away from Walton defenders. Murray scored a team-high of 20 points with five three’s in the win. (Photo by Morgan Golliver)

NEW BERLIN- The Unadilla Valley Storm boys basketball team were thankful to have two games over the weekend. Two games meant two much-needed wins, which they achieved. On Friday, they defeated Afton in a close 59-51 game before picking up the 56-44 win against a strong Walton team in a make-up game on Saturday. UV currently stands at 4-10 in what has been a challenging season.

In Friday’s game against Afton, UV had control in the first half of play, taking a 35-26 lead at halftime. Afton had room to stay up tempo with the Storm in the second half. But from the advantage in the first half, UV was able to stay consistent in the final 16 minutes to secure the victory.

Haywood Edwards led the Storm with 16 points while Zack Smith had 14 and Trason Murray had 13.

On Saturday, Walton seemed like a very challenging team, coming into the matchup 8-4 on the season. But, UV didn’t pay any attention to that factor as they started with another strong first half and never looked back in the final half of play.

Again, they had another great scoring game with three players picking up double-digits. Trason Murray had his best game with knocking down five three-pointers to finish with 20 points on the night. Kaden Butts had 11 points while Zack Smith came away with 10 in the win.

UV heads to Deposit-Hancock this evening at 7 p.m. where they look to extend their win streak.

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Friday vs Afton:

Scores by Quarter:

UV 19 16 11 13–59

AF 11 15 10 13–51

UV: Haywood Edwards 16, Zack Smith 14, Trason Murray 13, Tucker Cattanach 6, Keegan Platt 6, Trent Marinelli 2, Kaden Butts 2.

AF: Charlie Casamire 14, Ryan Wright 13, Equan Patterson 10, Ryan Dawson 7, Tyler Kelly 2, Matt Carmen 2, Carter Burns 2, Brandon Sadelmire 1.

Three-Pointers: UV 4 (Smith 3, Murray, Platt); AF 6 (Wright 4, Casamire, Patterson)

Saturday vs Walton:
Scores by Quarter:

WA 12 7 11 14–44

UV 18 14 7 17–56

WA: Zach Gardner 13, Ransom Dutcher 10, Seth Hunter 9, Meyer Little 8, Parker MacDonald 4.

UV: Trason Murray 21, Kaden Butts 11, Zack Smith 10, Tucker Cattanach 6, Trent Marinelli 5, Haywood Edwards 3.

Three-Pointers: WA 6 (Dutcher 2, Little 2, Hunter, Gardner); UV 7 (Murray 5, Smith 2)