BOYS BASKETBALL: B-G Defeats Greene, Advances To The MAC Title Game
Published: February 15th, 2023
By: Morgan Golliver

BOYS BASKETBALL: B-G defeats Greene, advances to the MAC title game The Bainbridge-Guilford Bobcats hold on to a 50-44 lead against Greene to advance to the MAC Championship (Photo by Morgan Golliver)

GREENE – After falling to Greene earlier in the season, the Bainbridge-Guilford Bobcats knew that they needed to come up big in Tuesday’s game. The winner of Tuesday’s Greene-B-G game would advance to the MAC championship on Friday. The Bobcats pulled through in the final minutes to win 50-44.

Throughout the contest, both teams played their best. The defenses came up big with stops, blocks, and steals from both teams. Greene also had the advantage of offensive rebounds, but could not follow through on their shots. B-G had help from Connor Vredenburgh in the first half as he scored all nine team points in the first quarter alone. B-G took a brief 19-14 lead at halftime.

The second half was the time to shine for both teams. B-G continued to play consistently and never gave up the lead when Greene threatened late in the game.

Greene’s Jaden Eroshevich came up big with a couple of three’s with less than a minute to go. But, Greene’s efforts were shortened due to B-G’s Garrett O’Hara coming in clutch with a pair of three’s as well.

Both teams also were in a bit of foul trouble throughout the game. B-G made 18-of-27 free-throws, which nine came from Vredenburgh. Vredenburgh finished with 16 points while O’Hara finished behind him with 12 points. James Hogroian was held to just six points in the contest as he was heavily guarded by Greene defenders.

Greene’s Jaden Eroshevich finished with 17 points in the loss.

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B-G will face Delhi in the MAC Championship on Friday at 5 p.m. at Unadilla Valley High School. B-G has played Delhi twice this season, where they fell both times but played tough.

Greene will take on Unatego/Franklin on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Scores by Quarter:

B-G 9 10 13 18–50

GR 10 4 13 17–44

B-G: Connor Vredenburgh 16, Garrett O’Hara 12, David Emerson 8, James Hogroian 6, Ilias Wilson 5, Michael Lipani 2, Issac Seiler 1.

GR: Jaden Eroshevich 17, Joel Vielandi 8, William Dunlap 7, Aiden Pickard 6, Kloden Rapp.

Three-Pointers: B-G 3 (O’Hara); GR 5 (Eroshevich 3, Vielandi 2)