G-MU beats Milford in T-V semifinals

Cheryl Clough Milford's Teeghan Gale scored a game high 16 points as the Wildcats defeated Sharon Springs, 33-29, in the Tri-Valley League playoffs.

There will be no repeat winners in the Tri-Valley League basketball championships. 

Saturday's finals at Oneonta State will feature No. 1 Franklin vs. No. 2 Morris in the girls finals at 5 p.m. followed by No. 2 Gilbertsville-Mount Upton vs. No. 4 Edmeston in the boys finals. Milford won the girls title and Laurens won the boys title in 2017.

BOYS BASKETBALL

G-MU 63, No. 3 Milford 43

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No. 2 G-MU knocked third-seeded Milford out of the Tri-Valley League title contention with a 20-point win.

After a slow first half in which the Raiders took leads of 8-7 and 21-16, G-MU stepped it up. They won the third, 18-14, and the fourth, 24-13, for a chance at the championship.

“In the first half both teams were kind of feeling the pressure of a semi-final game,” G-MU coach Greg Bonczkowski said. “But we came out the second half and did a really good job executing and getting the ball to the right person in the right spot at the right time.”

Hunter Lockwood led the night in scoring with 24 points, including an 85.7 percent (12-for-14) run at the free-throw line. He had four 3-pointers.

Ethan Butts scored 19 points for the Raiders, and Gavin Bonczkowski had 10 points.

Milford’s Jack Lang led his team with 12 points. Dominick Zupo scored 11 points, and Gerrett Mertz and Cian Hall each scored six points for the Wildcats.

G-MU 63, Milford 43

Milford ….. 7 9 14 13 - 43

G-MU ….. 8 13 18 24 - 63

MILFORD: Garrett Mertz 2 0-0 6, Dominick Zupo 4 3-4 11, Nick Bosc 1 0-0 3, Neil Cotton 0 0-0 0, Cian Halll 3 0-0 6, Gutierrez 0 0-0 0, Connor Stanford 1 0-2 2, Ben Worman 0 0-0 0, Jack Lang 6 0-0 12, Finn Hall 0 3-4 3, Sean Kenyon 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 17 6-10 43.

G-MU (17-2): Hunter Lockwood 4 12-14 24, Bryant Hill 2 2-4 8, Gavin Bonczkowski 3 2-2 10, Ethan Butts 7 5-6 19, Garrett Proskine 0 0-0 0, Mickenson Clune 0 2-2 2. TOTALS: 16 23-28 63.

 

Three-point field goals: M 3 (2 Mertz, 1 Bosc); G 8 (4 Lockwood, 2 Hill, 2 Bonczkowski).

Edmeston 67, Morris 62

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No. 4 seed Edmeston pulled the upset on the road Friday night despite an illness going around.

Panthers coach Darren Belden said it was a “good team win” and some players sat at points during the game due to a bug going around.

“We had some guys step up that needed to this game, (and) we moved the ball around well,” he said.

Parker Robinson scored 27 points to lead Edmeston (11-8, 8-3). He had six of the team’s nine 3-pointers. Luke Ough scored 16 points and was 9 for 11 from the free-throw line. The team shot 16 for 21.

Morris led 14-8 through one quarter, but Edmeston took the one-point lead at half, 29-28.

The Panthers used a 17-12 fourth-quarter run to go up, 46-40, heading into the fourth and held off a Morris comeback.

“We went out and really started slow in the third quarter. They jumped on us a little bit, then we got our heads back together,” Belden said.

Robert Child and Nate Edwards combined to score 41 points for Morris. Child had 20, including a 6-for-7 mark from the free-throw line. Edwards had 21.

Edmeston 67, Morris 62

Edmeston …... 8 21 17 – 21

Morris ….......14 14 12 – 22

EDMESTON: Luke Ough 3 9-11 16, Nathan Jennings 2 0-0 4, Parker Robinson 10 1-1 27, Josh Martin 1 4-7 6, Justin McCall 2 0-0 5, Brendan Kapp 0 0-0 0, Derek Lyon 3 2-2 9. TOTALS: 21 16-21 67.

MORRIS: David Dugan 1 0-0 3, Brandon Richards 0 0-0 0, John Oliver 0 0-2 0, Adam Rutherford 3 1-1 9, Cam Best 4 1-2 9, Robert Child 7 6-7 20, Nate Edwards 10 1-2 21. TOTALS: 25 9-14 62.

Three-point field goals E 9 (Ough, McCall, Lyon, Robinson 6); M 3 (Dugan, 2 Rutherford).

Worcester 56, No. 7 CV-S 46

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No. 6 Worcester came back from a 17-12 defect after one quarter to beat No. 7 Cherry Valley-Springfield at home in a consolation bracket.

After allowing 17 first-quarter points the Wolverines came out in the second with a full-quarter press and outscored the Patriots, 19-6.

“Everyone played an important role tonight, including players coming off the bench,” Worcester (8-9, 5-6 TVL) head coach James Kenyon said. “They really picked it up after the first quarter.”

Worcester’s James Odell scored a game-high 16 points and had four steals. His brother, Thomas Odell, did a little bit of everything for the Wolverines, finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Chase Francis went 5-for-5 from the free-throw line and scored 11 points for Worcester.

CV-S outscored Worcester, 11-10, in the third quarter, but the Wolverines got it done in the fourth, going 15-10 to seal the win and advance.

CV-S’s Jacob Wilson scored a team-best 15 points. His teammate Garret Fassett finished with 13 points.

DyJoir Thomas had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Wolverines.

Worcester 56, CV-S 46

Worcester ..... 12 19 10 15 - 57

CV-S ........ 17 6 11 10 - 46

CV-S:Nate Climenhaga 0 0-0 0, Austin Yeardon 1 2-2 4, Ryan Burr 1 0-0 2, Justin Riavez 1 0-0 2, Garret Fassett 6 0-0 13, Jordan Grandons 2 1-1 5 Jacob Wilson 7 1-4 15, David Collins 1 1-2 3 Ian Johnson 0 0-0 0 , TOTALS: 19 5-9 46.

WORCESTER: James Odell 5 3-6 16, DyJoir Thomas 5 3-3 13 Tom Odell 5 3-3 13, Sam German 0 0-0 0, Max German 2 0-0 4, Gage Griffith 1 0-0 2, Trevor Fancher 0 0-0 0 . R.J. Martin 0 0-0 0, Chase Francis 3 5-5 11 Ryland Evans 1 0-0 2 TOTALS: 20 13-16 56.

Three-point field goals: C 1 (Fassett); W 3 (J.Odell 3).

GIRLS BASKETBALL

No. 1 seeded Franklin took the early lead and never relinquished it as the Purple Devils defeated visiting No. 4 Laurens, 41-24 in the Tri-Valley League semifinals.

Kayla Campbell scored 20 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Purple Devils, who set out to a 14-7 lead through one quarter and made it 22-13 at the half. They led 29-20 going into the fourth where they went on a 12-4 run.

“I think what stood out in this game was our team defensive effort,” Franklin (15-1, 11-0) coach Mike Dutcher said. “I know on the stat sheet we had 17 team steals. And I think that just kind of really interrupted any offensive rhythm they wanted to get into.”

Olivia Hyzer had seven rebounds and four points for Franklin. Kirsten Brownell and Alyssa Nowhitney also had four points each.

Rhia Beers led Laurens with eight points; Rachelle Saucia and Ashely Wikoff each scored six.

Laurens will travel to play No. 3 Worcester in the third-place game. Franklin will have an entire week off before the title bout with Morris, which Franklin beat 35-22 on Dec. 5.

“We’ll do our normal, as we always prepare for a team. (We’ll) just get back to fine-tuning the things we do,” Dutcher said.

Franklin 41, Laurens 24

Laurens … ...7 6 7 4 – 24

Franklin ….. 14 8 7 12 – 41

LAURENS: Rachelle Soucia 2 2-5 6, Hayley Martin 1 0-0 2, Rhia Beers 3 2-3 8, Ashely Wikoff 1 4-6 6, Allison Hungerford 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 8 8-14 24.

FRANKLIN: Marissa Campbell1 0-0 3, Julie Archibald 0 2-2 2, Kirsten Brownell 1 1-2 4, Madelyn Ackley 1 0-0 2, Olivia Hyzer 2 0-0 4, Rachel Cobane 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Nowhitney 1 2-2 4, Kayla Campbell 8 2-6 20, Lacey Cox 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 15 7-12 41.

Three-point field goal: L none; F 4 (M. Campbell, Brownell, K. Campbell 2).

Morris 32, Worcester 13

2/3

No. 2 seed Morris advanced with a big win over visiting Worcester, the No. 3 seed. 

Reanen Goodspeed scored a game-high 12 points in the Morris win. Elizabeth Thompson and Kaleigh Spencer had six points each. Rebekah Oliver had seven rebounds.

Delimar Vega scored nine points for Worcester.

Milford 33, Sharon Springs 29

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No. 9 Milford broke away from a 20-20 tie after three quarters to defeat No. 11 Sharon Springs in a consolation-bracket game.

Milford’s Teeghan Gale had a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Kaylee Kiser had six points.

Abby Reynolds led Sharon Springs with 12 points, nine of which came off of 3-pointers.

The Spartans had five from behind the arc to Milford’s one.

The Spartans trailed by one, 4-3, going into the second quarter and by three, 11-8, going into the half. They went on a 12-9 run in the third quarter to tie the game.

Milford 33, Sharon Springs 29

Sharon Springs... 3 5 12 9 – 29

Milford …............4 7 9 13 – 33

SHARON SPRINGS: Sydney Seegers 2 1-2 5, Rachel Rorick 1 1-2 3, Abby Reynolds 4 1-2 12, Kelsey Smith 1 1-2 3, Miranda Mabie 2 0-3 6. TOTALS: 10 4-11.

MILFORD: Amanda Pickwick 0 1-2 1, Rebecca Miller 1 0-0 3, Kaylee Kiser 2 2-4 6, Jenna Banks 11-2 3, Teeghan Gale 8 0-0 16, Emily Elliott 0 0-0 0, Allyson Morrison 2 0-0 4, Destiny Marshall 0 0-0 0. TOTALS:14 4-8 33.

Three-point field goals: S 5 (Reynolds 3, Mabie 2); M 1 (Miller).

 

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