Mitch Hull scored 10 of his game-high 16 points in the first quarter Wednesday, leading the Margaretville boys basketball team to a 41-31 Delaware League victory over visiting Davenport.
The Blue Devils improved to 14-2 overall and 10-2 in the DL to keep pace with Stamford in the race for the Upper Delaware Division title. Stamford also moved to 10-2 in the DL on Wednesday, with a 44-41 victory over visiting Hunter-Tannersville.
Margaretville will host Stamford on Friday. The winner will clinch the Upper Delaware title and advance to the Feb. 15 crossover championship game against Delaware Mountain Division champion South Kortright.
“It was a close game the first time we played,” said Margaretville coach Jeremey Marks, whose team won at Stamford, 48-42, on Jan. 11. “They’re similar to us. They have some shooters, some guys inside and both teams play tough D and run on offense. It should be a good game.”
Hull’s quick start Wednesday led Margaretville to a 17-6 advantage over Davenport in the first quarter. He also grabbed seven rebounds for the Blue Devils, who tok a 31-14 lead into halftime.
Matthew Finne’s eight points paced the Wildcats.
Margaretville last won the DL crossover in 1995, with a 67-64 defeat of South Kortright. The Blue Devils clinched their division in 1996, too, but their crossover against SK that year was canceled because of flooding, according to records kept by The Daily Star.
B-G 60, Walton 46
Austin Bauerle had 22 points, 23 rebounds and three blocks to lead seventh-seeded Bainbridge-Guilford to a semifinal win over No. 6 host Walton in the Midstate Athletic Conference 5-8 Tournament.
Brooks Harmon contributed 15 points for the Bobcats (10-7), who held a 29-18 lead at halftime.
Dalton Kaminsky scored 15 points to pace Walton (5-12), which received 12 from Colin Adam. Walton will host Delhi in the consolation game of the 5-8 tournament Wednesday.
B-G advanced to the MAC 5-8 final at fifth-seeded Unadilla Valley on Wednesday.
UV 61, Delhi 44
Justin Hofer’s 24 points helped host Unadilla Valley advance in the in the opening round of the MAC 5-8 Tournament.
UV started the game with a 24-point first quarter, opening an early 11-point margin on Delhi. David Dufresne scored 10 and Nate Shackelton had seven points in the quarter.
Dufresne finished with 14 points, eight rebounds, and five steals for the Storm (9-8), who will host Bainbridge-Guilford in the final Wednesday.
Ben Denison’s 10 points paced Delhi, which visits Walton on Wednesday for the consolation.
Edmeston 49, G-MU 33
Edmeston’s Brandon Fallon scored 20 points in a Tri-Valley League victory on the road.
After a low-scoring first quarter which ended with Gilbertsville-Mount Upton (0-15, 0-11) leading, 5-4, Edmeston outscored the Raiders, 18-9, in the second quarter. Fallon led the rally with 12 points in the period.
G-MU is scheduled to host Franklin on Friday. Edmeston hosts Laurens today.
Milford 37, CV-S 26
Peyton Griffiths scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Milford, which won a Tri-Valley League game at home.
The Wildcats’ offense sputtered in the first half, scoring only six points, but Griffiths led a second-half rally. He scored eight of Milford’s 10 third-quarter points, en route to 17 in the half.
Milford (11-3, 10-1) is scheduled to play at Richfield Springs on Friday.
Laurens 56, Franklin 41
Mitchell Barra scored a game-high 26 points as visiting Laurens won in the Tri-Valley League.
Ryan Holmes contributed 13 points for the Leopards, who took a 22-12 lead into halftime.
Derek Beers hit four three-pointers en route to 16 points for Franklin (2-11, 1-11), which is at Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Friday.
RS 52, Schenevus 24
Joe Kelly scored half of his game-high 16 points during a 21-1 first-quarter run that lifted visiting Richfield Springs in the Tri-Valley League.
Lucas VanRiper and Keegan Wheelock-Tanner contributed 14 and 10 points, respectively, for the Indians, who will oppose Milford in a key East Division game Friday.
Robert Burton’s 10-point night included an 8-for-8 showing at the free throw line for Schenevus (5-9, 5-7), which will host Cherry Valley-Springfield on Monday for its Senior Appreciation game.
Gilboa 64, Jefferson 36
Zak Perry, Darren Blain and Hunter Grace scored in double digits for Gilboa, which won at home in the Delaware League.
Perry had a team-high 11 points, nine of which came in a first half that ended with Gilboa leading, 42-10. Blain and Hunter contributed 10 points apiece, and William Miller grabbed nine rebounds to go with eight points.
The Wildcats host Roxbury on Friday.
Jefferson’s John Quagliano scored a game-high 19 points for the J-Hawks.
Roxbury 64, Downsville 32
Eric Shultis scored 23 points to lead Roxbury to a road win in the Delaware League.
Dakota Caronia and Derek Cowan contributed 12 and nine points, respectively, for the Rockets, who converted 15 of 20 free throws.
Billy Smith had 16 points and seven rebounds in the season finale for Downsville (4-13, 3-10).
Oxford 32, Walton 25
Walton’s Cortney Miller had a game-high 11 points as the visiting Warriors lost in the opening round of the MAC 9-12 Tournament.
Oxford, which was paced by Megan Golden’s 10 points, advances to host Delhi in the 9-12 final. Walton will travel to Deposit for the consolation. Both games will be Tuesday.
Cooperstown 3, F-S 0
Katie Booan had 26 assists and six kills to lead eighth-seeded host Cooperstown to a 25-16, 25-20, 25-21 sweep of No. 9 Frankfort-Schuyler in the opening round of the Section Three Class C Tournament.
Carolin Leonard contributed 11 kills and Erin Hascup had 18 digs for the Redskins (10-5), who will visit Tully in the next round at 6 p.m. today.
Frankfort-Schuyler finished its season at 7-10.