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  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Owen D. Young beats Old Forge for ninth win

  • FEBRUARY 4 BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP



    The Owen D. Young Wildcats stifled Old Forge defensively Monday and defeated the Eskimos 45-34.



    The win assures Owen D. Young of its first .500 regular season since winning a Class D-2 sectional title in 1998.



    (ALSO: Canastota 62, Adirondack 45; and Morrisville-Eaton 82, Cooperstown 78.)

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  • OWEN D. YOUNG 45, OLD FORGE 34
    The Owen D. Young Wildcats stifled Old Forge defensively Monday and defeated the Eskimos 45-34.
    The win took on added meaning for the Wildcats (9-7, 6-4 CSC-IV) who had already clinched a spot in the Section III playoffs. The win assures Owen D. Young of its first .500 regular season since winning a Class D-2 sectional title in 1998.
    The win also assures Owen D. Young of a .500 finish within Division IV of the Center State Conference.
    The Wildcats jumped ahead 13-5 in the first quarter behind six of Kyle Ferguson’s game-high 19 points. They limited the Eskimos to 25 points through three quarters and led by 15 at the start of the fourth. Alec Snyder’s two three-pointers helped Owen D. Young to a 13-7 third-quarter scoring edge.
    Ferguson had seven rebounds and four steals in addition to his 19 points. Marty Collins added seven points, 14 rebounds and three assists.
    Sam Waterbury hit three three-pointers for Old Forge and led the Eskimos with 13 points. Greg Hunkins added nine points.
    The Wildcats finish the regular season at home Friday against New York Mills. They travel to Oriskany Wednesday.
    OWEN D. YOUNG WILDCATS 45, OLD FORGE ESKIMOS 34
    OLD FORGE (n/a) — Andrew Slegaitis 1 0-6 2; Dane Decker 1 0-1 2; William Johnson 0 2-2 2; Sam Waterbury 3 4-4 13; Ethan Kress 2 0-2 4; Greg Hunkins 3 2-2 9; Matthew Kratzenberg 0 2-2 2. Totals: 10 10-19 34.
    OWEN D. YOUNG (9-7, 6-4 CSC-IV) — Will Christman 1 1-3 3; Dustin Monk 1 0-0 2; Maxwell Crisman 1 0-0 2; Lynn Backus 0 1-2 1; Ryan Crouse 2 0-0 5; Marty Collins 1 5-6 7; Kyle Ferguson 9 1-6 19; Alec Snyder 2 0-0 6. Totals: 17 8-17 45.
    Old Forge      5  13    7    9 — 34
    Owen D. Young    13  14  13    5 — 45
    Three-pointers — Old Forge 4 (Waterbury 3, Hunkins 1); Owen D. Young 3 (Snyder 2, Crouse 1).
    CANASTOTA 62, ADIRONDACK 45
    BOONVILLE, N.Y. — The Canastota Raiders used a big second half to beat the Adirondack Wildcats 62-45 for their first Center State Conference Division I win of the season Monday.
    The Raiders (3-12, 1-7 CSC-I) trailed by five points at halftime but outscored the Wildcats (8-9, 2-7 CSC-I) 14-4 in the third quarter to take the lead and 25-13 in the fourth to secure the win. Canastota scored the first 11 points of the second half and never trailed after that. Six of the Raiders’ nine three-pointers came after halftime.
    Zack Babcock and Anthony Sicilia each scored 15 points for Canastota while Jon Halsey and Nick Stagnitti both had 11.
    Josh Howland scored nine points to lead Adirondack.
    CANASTOTA RAIDERS 62, ADIRONDACK WILDCATS 45
    CANASTOTA (3-12, 1-7 CSC-I) — Anthony Sicilia 15; Jon Halsey 11; Zack Babcock 15; Elijah Motley 5; Nick Stagnitti 11; Joe Vaccaro 6. Totals: 18-17-62.
    ADIRONDACK (8-9, 2-7 CSC-I) — Justin Kranbuhl 8; Elliot Hernandez 2; Ryan Dellerba 3; Colton Cihocki 4; Tyler Pocchiari 6; Josh Howland 9; Joe Marks 7; Brandon Grenier 6. Totals: 17-10-45
    Page 2 of 2 - Canastota    14    9  14  25 — 62
    Adirondack    11  17    4  13 — 45
    Three-pointers — Canastota 9 (Babcock 3, Sicilia 3, Stagnitti 2, Halsey 1); Adirondack 1 (Howland 1).   
    MORRISVILLE-EATON 82, COOPERSTOWN 78, overtime
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Will Thomas and Matt Roher combined to score 20 points for Morrisville-Eaton Monday in the Warriors’ 82-78 overtime win over Cooperstown.
    Thomas, who surpassed 2,000 career points last week, poured in 37 on the road Monday as Morrisville-Eaton (11-5, 8-2 CSC-III) won in overtime for the second time in Center State Conference Division III play. The Warriors also needed four extra minutes to beat Mt. Markham 53-50 at home Jan. 8.
    Roher added 23 points for Morrisville-Eaton while Alec Diable had eight. The Warriors shot 18-for-25 from the foul line.
    Jordan Manikas led Cooperstown (9-7, 6-4 CSC-III with 20 points and Ethan Bliss had 19. The Redskins had led by six points at halftime but were outscored by three in the third quarter and again in the fourth.
    MORRISVILLE-EATON WARRIORS 82, COOPERSTOWN REDSKINS 78, overtime
    MORRISVILLE-EATON (11-5, 8-2 CSC-III) — Matt Roher 9 3-6 23; Will Thomas 14 7-7 37; Lucas MacLaury 1 0-1 2; Dakota Miller 1 3-5 5; Alec Diable 3 0-0 8; Ben Hilts 1 3-4 5; Cody Merkle 0 2-2 2. Totals: 29 18-25 82
    COOPERSTOWN (9-7, 6-4 CSC-III) — Sawyer Haney 0 1-2 1; Jack Donnelly 1 1-2 4; Park Summers 5 0-0 14; Nico Knull 5 2-6 12; Ethan Bliss 8 1-3 19; Grant Davine 3 2-5 8; Jordan Manikas 6 7-10 20. Totals: 28 14-28 78
    Morrisville-Eaton    22    6  19  24  11 — 82
    Cooperstown    15  19  16  21    7 — 78
    Three-pointers — Morrisville-Eaton 6 (Roher 2, Thomas 2, Diable 2); Cooperstown 8 (Summers 4, Bliss 2, Donnelly 1, Manikas 1). JV — Morrisville-Eaton won.

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