Junior Kyle Short scored 17 of his varsity-high 23 points in the second half as host Margaretville rallied for a 66-60 Delaware League boys basketball victory over Hunter-Tannersville on Wednesday.
Short hit three of his six three-pointer and went 3-for-4 from the line as Margaretville outscored the Wildcats, 23-8, in the third quarter to turn a 31-21 halftime deficit into a 43-39 lead.
“He definitely got hot in the third and fourth quarters,” Blue Devils coach Jeremey Marks said of Short. “He got good looks and knocked them down. Matt VanValkenburg had 10 assists and created some of those opportunities.”
The Blue Devils (4-1, 2-1) went 11-for-19 from the line in the fourth quarter to seal it. Mitch Hull, Ryan Sanford and Short went a combined 8-for-11 from the line over the final eight minutes.
Sanford finished with 16 points, Hull had 11 and Cooper Reither contributed 10 for the winners.
“One of the things about this team is we’re unselfish,” Marks said. “On any given night, any one of our guys can step up.”
Zach Mudge scored 12 of his team-high 16 points in the first half in helping H-T to a 10-point halftime advantage. Dylan Legg and Neal Statts had 15 and 13 points, respectively, for the Wildcats.
Margaretville will travel to Windham on Friday.
Richfield Springs 65, G-MU 33
Benjamin Smith scored a game-high 14 points to lead visiting Richfield Springs to a Tri-Valley Conference victory.
Lucas VanRiper scored 12 points _ two more than teammate Roman Hula.
“They came out strong and took care of the ball,” said Gilbertsville-Mount Upton coach Rick Mohrien, whose team trailed, 26-2, after the first quarter.
G-MU (0-3, 0-1), which received 12 points from Tim French, visits Milford on Friday.
Roxbury 73, Jefferson 30
All but three of Spencer Hinkley’s game-high 15 points were scored as the host Rockets built a 23-point first-quarter lead en route to a Delaware League victory.
Hinkley hit two of his three three-pointers in the first quarter. Sam Nash and Eric Shultis contributed 14 points apiece for the Roxbury (3-2, 3-0), which will travel to Windham on Tuesday.
John Quagliano had nine points to lead Jefferson.
Milford 59, UV 47
Sophomore Peyton Griffiths scored his varsity-high of 27 points to lead host Milford to a non-league victory.
“He’s difficult to defend,” Milford coach Frank Spurchise said of Griffiths, who had 11 points during a 23-12 third-quarter run. “ He gets inside the paint and creates a lot of offense.”
Milford (2-1) led by four at halftime before extending its lead to 49-34 after three quarters.
“I love having a strong third quarter,” Spurchise said.
Eli Coley came off the bench to score 10 points and grab six rebounds, and Will Ward contributed nine points on three three-pointers. The Wildcats finished with eight threes, including four by Griffiths.
Ward also spent most of his night guarding Unadilla Valley standout Justin Hofer, who finished with 11 points.
“Will is one of our better defenders,” Spurchise said. “To hold (Hofer) to 11 points is pretty good.”
David Dufresne had a team-high 15 points for the Storm.
The Wildcats will host Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Friday.
Davenport 57, Windham 36
Josh Davi scored a team-high 14 points to lead host Davenport to a Delaware League victory.
Mitchell Fisher shot 6-for-6 from the field in a 12-point night. Teammate Michael Libby also contributed 12 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Wildcats (1-3, 1-2), who’ll visits Stamford on Friday.
David Saunders scored a game-high 16 points for the Warriors.
SK 58, Downsville 25
Trevor Holdridge scored a game-high 12 points to lead host South Kortright to a Delaware League victory.
Anthony Salcido scored seven of his 11 points in the second quarter to help the Rams to a 41-10 halftime lead.
South Kortright (2-2) visits Gilboa on Friday.
Dayton Frey scored a team-high seven points for the Eagles.
Gilboa 73, Middleburgh 59
Christian Cooper scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead host Gilboa to a non-league victory.
Cooper scored 13 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter.
Zak Perry scored 18 points and teammate Tyler Latta had 11 points for the Wildcats (3-2), who’ll host South Kortright on Friday.
Brandon Richards scored a team-high 18 points for Middleburgh.