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  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Canajoharie beats St. Johnsville in double overtime

  • JANUARY 29 BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP



    The St. Johnsville Saints faced a double-digit deficit at halftime Tuesday but came back to force overtime before dropping a 57-50 decision to Western Athletic Conference North Division champion Canajoharie in the second extra session.



    (ALSO: Richfield Springs 81, Worcester 52.)

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  • CANAJOHARIE 57, ST. JOHNSVILLE 50, double overtime
    The St. Johnsville Saints faced a double-digit deficit at halftime Tuesday but came back to force overtime before dropping a 57-50 decision to Western Athletic Conference North Division champion Canajoharie in the second extra session.
    The game went to overtime after Saint Johnny Vicciarelli converted a steal into the tying layup with three seconds left in regulation. Each team scored three points in the first four-minute overtime before Canajoharie (14-2, 11-1 WAC North) took a three-point lead in the second and added four free throws to claim its 11th consecutive victory.
    Dillan Veeder scored six of his team-high 13 points in overtime for the Cougars.
    Canajoharie had led 49-47 with possession of the ball and 20 seconds left to play in regulation. St. Johnsville (7-8, 5-6 WAC North). The Saints had multiple fouls to give before putting the Cougars on the free throw line and used them up before Vicciarelli teamed with Kyle Smith teamed up to force a turnover on the final Canajoharie attempt to inbound the ball. Vicciarelli then drove to the basket and scored with time running down. A desperation shot missed its mark for the Cougars and the game continued into thee first of its two four-minute extensions.
    The teams remained tied at 52 after the first overtime.
    Alex Hart led St. Johnsville with 17 points. Smith added 13 points, Ricky Jasewicz had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds and Dylan Klock grabbed 13 rebounds.
    Kevin Shannon matched Veeder’s 13 points for the Cougars and Zach Folts added 10.
    Canajoharie had opened a 31-21 lead by outscoring the Saints 23-7 in the second quarter.
    St. Johnsville plays at home Friday against Fort Plain in its final game before the Western Athletic Conference’s season-ending crossovers. The Saints defeated Fort Plain in overtime when the teams met earlier this season.
    Canajoharie enters the crossovers as the top North Division seed for the WAC Cup playoff.
    CANAJOHARIE COUGARS 57, ST. JOHNSVILLE SAINTS 50, double overtime
    ST. JOHNSVILLE (7-8, 5-6 WAC North) — Kevin Blair 0 1-2 1; Alex Hart 7 3-5 17; Ricky Jasewicz 5 2-2 12; Kyle Smith 5 1-2 13; Johnny Vicciarelli 3 1-2 7. Totals: 20 8-13 50.
    CANAJOHARIE (14-2, 11-1 WAC North) — Zach Bowerman 1 2-2 5; Zach Folts 5 0-0 10; Josh Gonzalez 2 4-6 8; Karl Gustafson 1 1-4 3; Zach Ouderkirk 1 0-0 2; Logan Sala 1 0-0 3; Kevin Shannon 5 1-2 13; Dillan Veeder 3 6-6 13. Totals: 19 14-20 57.
    St. Johnsville    14    7  13  11    3    2 — 50
    Canajoharie      8  23    4  10    3    9 — 57
    Three-pointers — St. Johnsville 2 (Smith 2); Canajoharie 5 (Shannon 2, Bowerman 1, Sala 1, Veeder 1).
    RICHFIELD SPRINGS 81, WORCESTER 52
    RICHFIELD SPRINGS, N.Y. — Joe Kelly scored 26 points for Richfield Springs Tuesday in the Indians’ 81-52 win over the Worcester Wolverines.
    The Indians (11-2, 8-2 TVL) held a 21-point lead at halftime on their home court and finished the night with a 29-point fourth quarter. Steven Holland scored 14 points for the Indians, Ben Smith had 10 and Keegan Wheeler-Tanner chipped in with nine.
    Page 2 of 2 - Jordan Wood scored 22 points in the loss for Worcester (5-8, 3-7 TVL).
    Richfield Springs plays at Cherry Valley-Springfield Friday. The Indians have beaten Cherry Valley-Springfield twice already this season, including a 48-30 win in the championship game of the Patriots’ holiday tournament Dec. 29. The Indians beat the Patriots 48-38 at home Jan. 18.
    RICHFIELD SPRINGS INDIANS 81, WORCESTER WOLVERINES 52
    WORCESTER (5-8, 3-7 TVL) — George Clements 0; Anthony Hewitt 5; Devin Adams 0; Bobby Rundblad 2; Tim Mould 6; Cody Lengel 0; Jordan Wood 22; Jake Grover 3; J.T. Horne 8; Derek Pross 6. Totals: 19 9-20 52.
    RICHFIELD SPRINGS (11-2, 8-2 TVL) — Keegan Wheelock-Tanner 9; Lucas VanRiper 5; Joe Kelly 26; Thomas Worobey 5; Matt Siver 0; Chris Young 3; Singh Sunny 3; Steven Holland 14; Roman Hula 2; Evan Swartout 4; Ben Smith 10.   Totals: 30 12-16  81.
    Worcester    12    9  17  14 — 52
    Richfield Springs    19  23  10  29 —  81
    Three-pointers — Worcester 5 (Wood 3, Pross 2); Richfield Springs 9 (Holland 3, Kelly 3, Singh 1, Wheelock-Tanner 1, Worobey 1).
    Compiled From Times Staff Reports

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