2018-02-13 / Sports

The DL Boys Close Semifinal Hoop Action

By Rosie Cunningham

DELAWARE - On Thursday night, South Kortright (No. 1), defeated No. 4 Charlotte Valley 60-48.

SK sophomore Austin Lamport scored 17 points and had nine boards including four 3-pointers and Dawson Darling had a double-double, scoring 15 points and pulling down 13 boards in the semifinals of the Delaware League tournament.

South Kortright had a five point lead after one and stretched that lead to 17 by halftime, 32-13.

CV came out after the break and went on a 15-7 run to cut into the Rams’ lead. South Kortright lead by 11 after three, 39- 28.

Derek Burns added eight points for South Kortright, including 4-for-4 at the line, and Tyler Swantak had six steals.

“It was a very physical game on both ends of the court,” said SK Coach Aaron Kaufman. “As a team, we played good defense all around led by Ty Swantak. We kept good pressure on the ball and did a good job keeping Nick Lutz in check, holding him to eight points. Our goal was not to let him get in a rhythm and get hot. Lamport did a nice job of making some adjustments after half time, hitting three 3 pointers in the third quarter and he became more aggressive on the boards. As a whole, we played a solid game on both ends of the floor.”

Ryan Finne scored a game high 18 points in the loss.

Margaretville 58, Hunter-Tannersville 52

The upset of the Delaware League Semifinals came from the Blue Devils.

The No. 3 seed defeated Hunter Tannersville (No. 2) in a 58- 52 win.

According to Margaretville Coach John Bernhardt, the squad took an early 18-10 lead and held off the No. 2 seeded H-T team with quarters of 13-13, 7-8, and 20-21.

Curtis Roberts had a doubledouble with 26 points and 10 boards, while teammate Sam Tanzer scored 16 points, including two 3-pointers, and Donovan Bullock added 15 points and 16 boards.

“Winning a game at Hunter- Tannersville is a big deal for Margaretville, especially a game of this importance,” said Bernhardt. “During my time coaching at MCS, we had never won a game at H-T. The kids showed a great deal of resilience and grit to pull this one out.”

Roberts had huge bookend quarters in the first and final quarters of the game, scoring points in the opening frame and 10 more down the stretch.

“Defensively, Tanner Reither and Nate Plante worked to slow down H-T’s sharp shooting sophomore Kaeden Leach (H-T),” said the Margaretville coach. “Leach had scored a game high 20-points in Hunter’s 43-39 win over MCS last week that included 4, three-point goals in the first quarter. Either Reither or Plante shadowed Leach everywhere he went in a 2-3 or box-an-one defense limiting the talented sophomore to 5 points.”

MCS opened up a lead of 11 points in the early moments of the fourth quarter, but then H-T charged whittling the lead to just four points. Tanzer hit a huge 3-point shot, a driving runner and two foul shots late in the game to help preserve the victory. Roberts had a monster quarter to close the contest, hitting all five of his shots down the stretch.

H-T’s Jason McDevitt had 21 points, five steals and four assists. Richard Kenneally scored 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Jefferson 63, Windham 38

Jefferson (No. 5) toppled Windham Ashland-Jewett (No. 8) 63-38 at home Thursday.

J-Hawk Clyde Cole scored 19 and teammate Cole Lapinel added 14 points and Jared Jonker added 12 in the victory.

WAJ’s Trent Post tallied 12 points and Justin Stang scored 10 and John Hewitt scored eight points in the loss.

Stamford 49, Roxbury 41

Stamford (No. 7) defeated Roxbury (No. 6) 49-41 Thursday night.

The Indian’s Brent Ogborn had a double-double with 19 points and 11 boards to lead the squad to victory.

“Offensively, Brent Ogborn had another great game,a’ said Stamford Coach Mike Brown. “He shot the ball very well from the short corner in our offense and our guards did a good job getting him the ball where he could do some damage.”

On the defensive end, Brown said Dan Olson played solid on ball defense against Roxbury’s leading scorer Isaac Walker.

“As a team, we communicated well and rebounded well overall,” added Brown. “Overall, it was a nice win against a very scrappy Roxbury team. In the second half, our lead never got to more than 10 or 11, so we could never get comfortable until the final buzzer.”

Roxbury’s Isaac Walker had a game-high 21 points in the loss.

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