Sidney coach Tim Stafford couldn’t give an exact date, but he estimated his team’s wrestling victory over visiting Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton ended a drought against the Bears that dated to the 1970s.
“We’ve certainly taken our lickings from B-G/A, so it’s nice to beat them,” Stafford said following the Warriors’ 42-36 Midstate Athletic Conference win.
Two pins played a big role in this win.
Seth Arnold sealed the victory with a first-period pin over Collin Hotaling at 113 points. The win gave the Warriors a 42-30 lead with one match remaining. Arnold led, 4-2, at the time of the pin.
Sidney’s Derek Northrop also had a big pin at 138 pounds. He trailed, 4-3, in the second period against Jesse Griswold before securing a cradle that led to the pin at 3:23.
Alex Morrow (220) and Austin Dean (285) also had pins for the Warriors (10-3, 7-1), who will host Whitney Point at 6 tonight in a first-round match of the Section Four Dual Meet Tournament. If Sidney wins, it will advance to the quarterfinals Saturday at Chenango Forks.
Ben Bivar (120) had a pin and Jamie Griswold (152) won by technical fall for B-G/A.
Unatego 54, Sidney 32
A season-high 28 points from Casey Manzanero helped host Unatego improve to 7-0 in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
“She did a nice job of getting to her mid-range jumper,” Unatego coach Greg Bonczkowski said of Manzanero. “She was finding open gaps in their zone and making some easy shots. She also did a nice job on the offensive boards. She did a nice job of going after the ball when it was up on the glass and then going back up and finishing.”
With Kelsey Decker scoring eight of team-high 12 points in the opening half, Sidney kept things close at 24-19.
But Manzanero scored six points during a 13-4 third-quarter run for Unatego.
Marissa Woodard had eight points, and Sarah Mannina contributed seven points and eight assists for the Spartans (9-2), who will travel to Windsor on Tuesday.
Hannah Wood contributed eight points for the Warriors.
Cooperstown 66, Mount Markham 35
Four players scored double-digit points for host Cooperstown, which cruised to a Center State Conference victory.
Lucy Ford paced the Redskins with 16 points. Nicole Cring, Sumer Murdock and Maggie Hall had 12, 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Ford and Cring each scored six points as the Redskins took a 20-10 lead after one quarter.
Cring also had 10 rebounds and four blocks. Liz Millea contributed nine points, six steals and five assists.
The Redskins play in the rescheduled consolation game of the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Holiday Tournament on Tuesday against the host team. Cooperstown lost in the opening round to Holland Patent, 34-31.
B-G 26, Greene 23
Morgan Bullis had 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead host Bainbridge-Guilford in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Greene’s Cierra Stoppkotte had an open look to tie the score with 17 seconds remaining, but her three-point attempt from the top of the key rimmed out.
Taylor Palmatier had six rebounds to go with five points for the Bobcats (8-5, 6-2), who will play at Sidney on Thursday.
M-E 3, Cooperstown 0
Katie Booan had 17 assists Wednesday, but Cooperstown lost a Center State Conference match at home, 25-19, 25-20, 25-21.
Brooke Liner contributed 11 kills and three blocks for the Redskins (6-3, 2-3), who received 11 digs from Erin Hascup.
Shelby Brown’s 21 assists paced Morrisville-Eaton (10-0, 6-0), which got 11 digs from Jenna Kent and nine kills from Jessica Chandler.