By Greg Klein
---- — Milford brought back the Anton Remy Tournament, but the Wildcats will have to wait at least another year for a Remy title. Those honors went to the Cherry Valley-Springfield boys and the Franklin girls on Saturday.
Tournament MVP Jordan Beers of Franklin scored 31 points to lead to Purple Devils to a 49-39 victory of Milford in the girls finals.
Addy Lawson scored 19 points to lead the Wildcats.
In the boys final, Patriots Kyle Jaquay and Isiah Montgomery were co-MVPs, scoring 40 of CV-S’ 47 points to beat Milford, 47-42.
“I think our league is going to be very competitive on our side,” Milford coach Frank Spurchise said of his team’s first of three battles with CV-S this year. “Especially, us, CV-S, Richfield and Schenevus. It is going to be a fun year from that standpoint, a fun year for the Tri-Valley.”
Milford trailed 16-4 after one quarter but evened the game just after halftime and had a lead in the fourth quarter.
Jaquay had 22 points—including making eight of 10 free throws in the final quarter — and Montgomery added 18 points for CV-S (2-0).
Peyton Griffiths scored 17 points for Milford (1-1, 1-0) a day after scoring 14 to lead the Wildcats over Franklin, 43-26, in a first-round game that also counted in the Tri-Valley standings.
“He scored the first eight points of the game,” Spurchise said. “He got us started on a good note.”
Griffiths and Paul VanWarner made the All Tournament team for Milford along with Spencer Hinkley of Roxbury and Alex Brownell of Franklin.
CV-S beat Roxbury in the opening game of the tournament on Thursday, 45-35. Jaquay and Montgomery scored 15 points each.
Franklin beat Roxbury in the consolation game on Saturday, 35-25. Brownell scored 20 points for Franklin (1-1, 0-1).
In the girls tournament, both the Cats and Devils beat the CV-S girls in opening round games. The girls tournament was a three-team round robin.
Franklin won 47-34 on Friday behind Beers’ 26 points while Milford edged the Patriots 40-38 on two late free throws by Addy Lawson on Thursday.
Lawson also had 10 rebounds and eight steals.
Peggy Paffenroth scored 12 points for Milford (1-1) while Maddie Archer scored 12 points for CV-S.
Against Franklin, CV-S (0-2) was led by Lauren Loucks who had 12 points.
Loucks made the All Tournament team along with awson and Madeline Zenir for Milford and Marissa Cawley and Haley Downing for Franklin.
The CV-S girls play this weekend in the Richfield Springs Tournament while the boys play next at Morris on Dec. 11.
Milford boys host Unadilla Valley on Dec. 12 in a non-league game.