Williams named MVP as Milford wins Oneonta Tournament 

Cheryl CloughMilford's Wynn Williams is fouled by Roxbury's Isaac Walker during the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club Holiday Tournament championship game Friday. The Wildcats won the game 55-34, and Williams was named tournament MVP.

Wynn Williams scored 13 points to lead Milford to a 55-34 win over Roxbury in Friday’s championship game of the Oneonta Boy and Girls Club Tournament.

Williams averaged 17.5 points on his way to MVP honors in the two-day tournament. He also finished with 11 rebounds, averaging 15 per game for the tournament.

Milford, the No. 11-ranked Class D team in the state according to the New York State Sportswriters Association, was again without leading scorer Cian Hall. The Wildcats were also missing Andrew White but found other ways to score.

“It’s hard and different for the team to have to try and find scoring from different spots but they stepped up tonight,” Milford coach Greg Eggleston. “Wynn played great and Nick Bosc really stepped up for us with three big 3-pointers.”

Bosc finished with nine points.

The game was tied at 20 at halftime before Milford went on an 18-10 run in the third.

Garrett Mertz had 10 points and five assists for the Wildcats. He was named to the all-tournament team.

Roxbury’s Isaac Walker had a team-best 11 points, and teammate Brendan Reidlinger scored nine in the loss.

Milford (8-2, 2-0) will have a rematch with Schenevus in a Tri-Valley League game on Friday at 7 p.m. in Schenevus as part of the Dragons' Coaches vs. Cancer night. 

Milford 55, Roxbury 34

Milford.. 10 10 18 17 – 55

Roxbury.....7 13 10 4- 34

Milford (8-2, 2-0): Garrett Mertz 3 2-2 10, Neil Cotten 0 0-0 0, Nick Bosc 3 0-0 9, Cameron Cintron 0 0-0 0, Arturo Garcia 1 0-0 2, Connor Stanford 4 0-2 8, Steven Pickwick 2 1-2 5, Alex Gutierrez 4 0-0 8, Wynn Williams 5 3-5 13, Sean Kenyon 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 22 6-11 55.

Roxbury: Jaden DeMaio 2 0-0 6, Nick Cross 1 0-2 2, Peyton Proctor 1 0-0 2, Anthony Perazone 2 0-0 4, Isaac Walker 2 6-8 11, Brendan Reidlinger 4 0-0 9, Jared Davis 0 0-0 0, Cory Bink 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 12 6-10 34

Three-point field goals: M 5 (Mertz 2, Bosc 3); R 4 (DeMaio 2, Walker, Reidlinger).

Milford 66, Schenevus 61

Dec. 27

Wynn Williams’ 22-point, 19-rebound double-double led a shorthanded Milford team to a win in the first round of the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club Tournament.

Playing without leading scorer Cian Hall and sixth man Andrew White, the Wildcats built a 35-23 halftime lead before fighting off a 29-point fourth quarter from Schenevus.

“When you’re missing your top scorer and your first guy off the bench, you know its going to be different,” Milford coach Greg Eggleston said. “But we ended up pulling it out.”

Eight players scored for Milford as the Wildcats made up the production of Hall, who averages just under 20 points per game.

Williams made nine field goals and went 4-for-6 from the line for his team-high 22 points.

Garrett Mertz scored 11 points, while Alex Gutierrez scored eight and collected eight rebounds for Milford. Steven Pickwick scored six to go with nine rebounds and Connor Stanford had seven points and eight rebounds.

Peyton Darling hit three three-pointers and went 8-for-11 from the line to score a game-high 25 points for Schenevus. Chris Walke contributed 15 for the Dragons.

“(Schenevus) played so well. Their coach and team should be really proud of their effort,” Eggleston said. “But we pulled it out, we did what we had to do to win. They aren’t all pretty.”

Milford 66, Schenevus 61

Milford ...... 18 17 11 20 - 66

Schenevus ..... 15 8 9 29 - 61

Milford (7-2, 2-0): Garrett Mertz 5 0-1 11, Neil Cotton 1 2-2 5, Nick Bosc 1 0-0 3, Cameron Cintron 0 0-0 0, Connor Stanford 3 1-2 7, Steven Pickwick 2 2-4 6, Alex Gutierrez 4 0-1 8, Wynn Williams 9 4-6 22, Sean Kenyon 2 0-0 4. TOTALS 27 9-16 66.

Schenevus: Dillon Gaske 1 0-2 2, Zach Burton 2 0-0 4, Dylan Brundage 0 0-0 0, Chris Walke 7 0-1 15, Wyndham Spooner 0 0-0 0, Alex Brundage 3 1-2 8, Garrett Bentley 2 2-3 7, Peyton Darling 7 8-11 25. TOTALS 22 11-19 61.

Three-point field goal: M 3 (Mertz, Cotton, Bosc); S 6 (Darling 3, Walke, Brundage, Bentley).