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The Times
  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Mounties bounce back from season's first defeat

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  • CANAJOHARIE, N.Y. — The Little Falls Mounties had a game decided in the final minute for the second night in a row and brought home a 57-51 win over Schoharie from Saturday’s Andy Palmer Christmas Classic consolation game.
    The Mounties scored the same number of points the night before in a two-point loss that was decided on Canajoharie Cougar Dillan Veeder’s three-point play with 11 seconds left in regulation. Saturday’s game was tied with 44 seconds left to play before Little Falls scored the final six points and pulled out a win.
    Canajoharie was beaten 52-40 by Johnstown in the championship game.
    Schoharie led at the ends of the first three quarter and started the fourth with a 41-37 edge on a Little Falls team that is ranked 11th in the state in Class C. The Mounties (7-1) pulled even at 51 and held the Indians there.
    Theo Wind led Little Falls with 19 points and came through at the foul line late in the game. The Mounties took advantage of a 21-5 edge in made free throws to make up for Schoharie’s five extra field goals.
    Mitchell Baumeister added 13 points for Little Falls and tournament all-star Brian Ewanyk scored 10.
    James Sacket hit five of Schoharie’s six three-point shots and led the Indians with 19 points. Connor Brown added 18 points and was picked as a tournament all-star.
    Josh Gonzalez scored 10 points and Veeder had nine for Canajoharie in the championship game but Austin Riska led Johnstown to the title with his 27-point performance. Veeder and Riska were tournament all-stars while Johnstown’s Jamal Vazquez was the most valuable player.
    Canajoharie got to the title game by beating Little Falls 59-57 Friday. The Cougars had trailed by 10 points in the first quarter and never led in the first half. The teams traded leads six times in the final four minutes before Veeder scored the game’s last points. Ewanyk scored 20 points for Little Falls while Gonzalez led Canajoharie with 18.
    Friday’s loss was the first of the season for the Mounties.
    LITTLE FALLS 57, SCHOHARIE 51
    LITTLE FALLS (7-1) — Sam Yallowitz 3; Mitchell Baumeister 13; Theo Wind 19; Rahmere Greene 2; Brian Ewanyk 10; Todd Hubbell 3; Will Robinson 5; Sean Ward 2. Totals: 15-21-57.
    SCHOHARIE (4-4) — Chris O’Neil 5; Devan Smida 7; Connor Brown 18; Cody Hotaling 2; James Sacket 19. Totals: 20-5-51.
    Little Falls 9 12 16 20 — 57
    Schoharie 17 9 15 10 — 51
    Three-pointers — Little Falls 6 (Baumeister 2, Wind 2, Robinson 1, Yallowitz 1); Schoharie 6 (Sacket 5, Smida 1). JV consolation — Little Falls won.
    JOHNSTOWN 52, CANAJOHARIE 40
    JOHNSTOWN (5-2) — Austin Riska 7-12-27; Jamal Vazquez 6-0-15; Jonathan Heroth 2-2-6; Ryan Auty 1-0-2; Adam Caputo 1-0-2. Totals 17-14-52.
    CANAJOHARIE (5-3) — Josh Gonzalez 5-0-10; Zach Ouderkirk 4-1-9; Dillan Veeder 1-7-9; Logan Sala 3-2-8; Buck Anderson 1-0-2; Zach Folts 1-0-2. Totals 15-10-40.
    Page 2 of 2 - Johnstown 9 16 13 14 — 52
    Canajoharie 9 10 11 10 — 40
    Three-pointers — Johnstown 4 (Vazquez 3, Riska 1); Canajoharie 0.
    CANAJOHARIE 59, LITTLE FALLS 57
    LITTLE FALLS (6-1) — Sam Yallowitz 1 2-2 4; Mitchell Baumeister 4 4-6 15; Theo Wind 2 3-4 7; Rahmere Greene 1 1-2 3; Brian Ewanyk 7 6-7 20; Todd Hubbell 2 0-0 5; Will Robinson 0 0-2 0; Sean Ward 1 0-0 3; James Amuso 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 16-23 57.
    CANAJOHARIE (5-2) — Zach Folts 4 0-0 8; Colin Davis 1 0-0 3; Logan Sala 5 0-0 12; Buck Anderson 1 0-0 3; Dillan Veeder 4 3-5 11; Zach Ouderkirk 2 0-0 4; Josh Gonzalez 7 4-4 18. Totals: 24 7-9 59.
    Little Falls 15 17 7 18 — 57
    Canajoharie 10 20 16 13 — 59
    Three-pointers — Little Falls 5 (Baumeister 3, Hubbell 1, Ward 1); Canajoharie 4 (Sala 2, Anderson 1, Davis 1). JV — Canajoharie won.

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