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2018-12-05 / Sports

SK Boys Narrowly Defeat Milford in Opener

By Rosie Cunningham


South Kortright junior Austin Lamport fights for the ball in a win over Milford Thursday. Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter South Kortright junior Austin Lamport fights for the ball in a win over Milford Thursday. Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter SOUTH KORTRIGHT - South Kortright narrowly defeated Milford on Thursday, 57- 50 in the season opener on the new, Bob VanValkenburgh court.

Junior Austin Lamport made two 3-pointers and finished with 10-points in the win. Teammate Hunter Collins and Derek Burns each contributed 10 points as well. Quinlan Davis chipped in eight points and both Seth Ashline and Aidan Fox tallied seven points each, respectively.

“I was happy with the performance of the team overall for the first game,” said Coach Aaron Kaufman. “Like I said, we started off slow, but after a few adjustments we played some solid basketball. Milford is definitely a good team with a lot of size and their size can definitely play inside. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them being one of the top teams in the Tri-Valley and making a run in sectionals.”


Derek Burns of South Kortright, drives the lane and drops 10 points in a win over Milford. Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter Derek Burns of South Kortright, drives the lane and drops 10 points in a win over Milford. Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter The Rams came out of the gate shaky and trailed by one (11-10) following the first quarter, but found their footing in the second quarter.

Kaufman said he switched up his team’s defensive strategy in the second period and the Rams led 30-18 at the break.

Entering the fourth quarter, SK held a 46-37 edge, but the Wildcats refused to go quietly.

With four minutes remaining in play, SK clung to a 50-45 lead and kept that five point margin (53-48) with just over one minute left.

The boys in blue maintained the lead and earned their first win of the season.

Milford’s Wynn Williams finished with 21 points in the loss while teammate, Cian Hall had eight points, including two 3-pointers.

SK 68, Middleburgh 51

South Kortright defeated Middleburgh 68- 51 on Monday.

Senior hustler Derek Burns led had a team-high 14 points. Austin Lamport and Aiden Fox each knocked down three 3-pointers for SK and both boys scored 13 points.

For Middleburgh, Andrew Johns had a game-high 16 points for Middleburgh and Will Bankston had 14 points.

“Burns was very tough going to the basket tonight,” said Kaufman following the game. “Collins was also very tough once he found a lane to the basket.”

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