WEST WINFIELD — Mount Markham’s boys basketball team improved to 3-0
on the season with an impressive 65-34 rout of defending Center State
Conference Division II and Section III champion Cooperstown last
Senior guard Steve Casale scored 13 of his game-high 16 points in
the first half for the host Mustangs (1-0, 3-0), who started the second
quarter on a 7-0 run to open up a 25-8 lead and never looked back.
Senior center Nick Locorini added 15 points and 12 rebounds in the
win, while Anthony Guyer scored all 11 of his points in the first half.
Chris Bush had a team-high 13 points in defeat for the Redskins, who dropped to 0-1 in the league and 1-4 overall.
Mount Markham’s first two victories of the season came against
non-league opponents Rome Catholic High in the opener back on Nov. 29
and Edmeston in the first round of its own tip-off tournament Dec. 2.
Richards powers Indians
SAUQUOIT — The Richfield Springs boys basketball team followed up
its consolation-game victory in the Brookfield Tournament with a 47-36
win on the road in Sauquoit Valley last Tuesday evening.
Senior center Kyle Richards led the way with a season-high 19 points
for the Indians (0-0, 2-2), who actually fell behind 14-0 to begin the
game before roaring back to record their second straight win following
an 0-2 start to the season.
Senior forward Kevin Cooper contributed 10 points, Marc Barraco and
Dave Southard scored seven apiece, while reserve Josh Lupardo chipped
in with four points.
Josh Randall had a team-high 16 points in defeat for Sauquoit (0-4),
which was outscored 9-3 in the second quarter and 18-10 in the fourth.
“Being down 14-0 early, obviously we were in some trouble right out
of the gate,” said Richfield Springs head coach Bill Stevens. “But the
kids did a nice job of slowing the pace down and getting the ball
The Indians’ scheduled Center State Conference Division III opener vs. rival West Canada Valley last Friday was postponed.
Wildcats fall to 0-4
VANHORNSVILLE — Owen D. Young’s boys basketball team continued to
struggle early this season with 77-49 and 69-22 losses last week at
Schenevus and Rome Catholic, respectively.
In the 28-point defeat last Monday at Section IV’s Schenevus, Alan
Hoke scored a team-high 13 points for the Wildcats (0-1, 0-4), while
teammate Josh Hess had nine and Jordan Oldick seven.
Josh Burton had a game-high 18 points to lead the way for Schenevus (2-1), while Tom Martin scored 16 and Adam Finger 14.
In the Wildcats’ 47-point defeat the very next day at Rome Catholic
in what was their Center State Conference Division IV opener, Hoke
scored nine points, Larry Snyder had five, while Oldick and Hess
tallied four points apiece.
Steve Smith scored a game-high 15 points for RCH (1-0, 2-2), which led 23-5 after just the first quarter of play.
Owen D. Young’s home opener vs. Oppenheim scheduled for last Friday was postponed.
CHERRY VALLEY —Cherry Valley-Springfield’s boys basketball game
scheduled for last Friday vs. visiting Schenevus was postponed due to
inclement weather. The Tri-Valley League contest will be made up next
Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Cherry Valley.