Susquehanna Valley’s Shaynne Rodriguez hit a pair of free throws with two seconds remaining to lift the Sabers to a 56-54 victory over host Owego in Southern Tier Athletic Conference boys basketball.
With the game tied at 54, Owego’s Brandon Hathaway missed a potential game-winning shot with about five seconds left. When both teams went for the rebound, the official called a hold on an Owego player, which sent Rodriguez to the line for the winning free throws.
Rodriguez and Dave Matthews each tallied 17 points to lead SV (8-5), while Will Gladney scored 20 points and Hathaway contribued 15 for the Indians (10-4). Both teams are tied atop the Central Division with two games to play.
Johnson City 79, Seton CC 65: At JC, Pat Garey hit three of his four 3-pointers in the Wildcats’ 28-point second quarter.
Garey finished with 12 points, one of five JC players in double figures. Matt Czeitner and Dominic Nadz led the way with 13 points apiece, Rickey Balles scored 12 and Max Marshall 10.
Grant Eggleston hit five 3-pointers and led the Saints with 21 points.
Norwich 83, Chenango Forks 32: At Norwich, Mike Sutton scored 12 points, Storm Cook added 13 and Matt Burke tallied 8 as Norwich improved to 15-0. Sutton, Cook and Burke each played in their final regular season home game on senior night.
Andrew Ziegenfus scored 9 points for Chenango Forks.
Unadilla Valley 63, Unatego 56: At New Berlin, Nate Shackleton scored 18 points, including knocking down 4 of 6 free throws in the closing seconds, as the Storm held off the Spartans in a Midstate Athletic Conference game.
After trailing by as many as 10 points early in the fourth quarter, Unatego cut it to 58-54 on Kellen Komenda’s 3-pointer with one minute, 20 seconds left.
David Dufresne scored 16 points for UV.
Komenda led all scorers with 23 points and Tanner Winchester added 21 for Unatego.
Greene 59, Oxford 30: At Oxford, Greene utilized the size of Brandon Davis and Colin Brooks inside, who scored 19 and 13 points respectively in the Midstate Athletic Conference win.
Kevin Davis led Oxford with 10 points.
Deposit 75, Afton 61: At Deposit, Ron Ballard scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead five players in double figures as the Lumberjacks beat the Indians in a nonconference game.
Matt Mills and Devin Schmitz each added 14 points and Gary Fineout scored 11 points and dished out eight of Deposit’s 17 assists.
“We just moved the ball really well tonight,” Deposit coach Matt Deemer said. “In previous games that we’ve won, that’s been the recipe.”
Kyle Hinman scored a game-high 17 points and Matt Olin added 15 for Afton.
Waverly 62, Windsor 43: At Waverly, Alex Uhl scored a varsity-high 27 points to go along with seven rebounds and four steals, leading the Wolverines past the Black Knights in a nonconference game.
Uhl scored 11 of his points in the second quarter when Waverly (8-7) broke the game open.
Dylan Perry scored 12 points and dished out three assists for the Wolverines.
Michael Beebe led Windsor (5-8) with 14 points.
Marathon 59, Groton 21: At Groton, Zach Brandstadt scored 14 points and Matt Tebbe added 12 as the Olympians outlasted the Indians in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game.
Owego 62, Susquehanna Valley 42: At SV, Emily Merrill scored a game-high 17 points and Rachel Merrill added 14 as the Indians routed the Sabers in a STAC contest.
Caitlin Watson scored 12 points and Jill Silvanic added 10 for Owego (12-2), which jumped out to a 19-6 lead.
Shayna Lee scored 14 points and Maddie Blackman chipped in nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds for SV (8-6).
Union-Endicott 63, Binghamton 42: At Binghamton, Nicole Kaczmarczyk scored 20 points and Victoria Mattarell added 15 as the Tigers used a solid first half to top the Patriots.
Alexis Eastman added 12 points for U-E, which grabbed 17 offensive reabounds in the first half.
Hannah Spencer scored 13 points to lead Binghamton.
Oneonta 55, Chenango Valley 51: At CV, Mariah Ruff hit a three pointer with about 47 seconds remaining to give Oneonta (13-1) a 53-51 lead. Ruff led all scorers with 20 points while Brittney Herrick added 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Chelsea Henige scored a season high 16 points for CV (9-6), which lost to the Yellow Jackets for the second time this season.
Candor 56, Newfield 50: Sierra Szwec scored 22 points and Mikayla Short added 20 to lead Candor (11-2), which clinched the IAC Small School South Division with this victory.
Spencer-Van Etten 43, Odessa-Montour 41: At O-M, Megan Holman hit a go-ahead jumper in the paint with 30 seconds left, leading the Panthers past the Indians in an IAC game.
Trisha Williams had tied it for O-M on a steal and layup with one minute remaining, but Gillian Clark rimmed out a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have won the game.
Holman and Dallia Rorick scored 10 points apiece for S-VE (5-10). Hailey Searles scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead O-M (5-11).
Southern Cayuga 49, Moravia 46: At SC, Sydney Cullen scored 20 points and the Chiefs held off the Blue Devils.
Moravia’s Ciara Hingston hit a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left to make it 47-46, but Jessie Kopp knocked down a pair of free throws to push the lead back up to three points.
A halfcourt heave by the Blue Devils was off the mark.
Kopp scored 12 points and dished out six assists for SC.
Marissa Hingston scored 16 points to lead Moravia.
Afton 47, Deposit 28: At Afton, a balanced scoring effort led by Bailey Sherman with 12 points helped the Indians pull away and win a MAC game.
Payton Cutting and Sierra Palmetier added 10 points apiece for Afton, which held a 17-5 scoring edge in the fourth quarter.
Catherine Bush scored eight points to lead Deposit.
Seton Catholic Central 41, Johnson City 27: At Seton, freshman guard Lexus Levy scored 21 points to lead the Saints in a STAC victory. Johnson City was held to only eight field goals with Seton playing a variety of defenses including press man-to-man. Lydia Ladd led JC with eight points.
Harpursville 57, Sidney 36: At Harpursville, Miranda Drummond notched a season-high 36 points along with 12 rebounds in a MAC The Hornets (16-0) remained perfect. Kelsey Decker led Sidney in defeat with 14 points.
Susquehanna Valley 88, Greene 82: At SV, the Sabers won 7 of the 12 events as they edged Greene on senior night.
The SUNY Broome Community College Ice Center will be temporarily closed due to a mechanical failure with the ice cooling equipment, forcing the Broome County High School Hockey Association to look for a new home for its playoff games.
According to Ann Bello, the Association’s President of the Board of Directiors, the compressor at the Ice Center broke and it will take up to a month to get it repaired or replaced.
Bello said the league is working with the Binghamton Senators and the Broome County Veteran’s Memorial Arena, as well as the Chenango Ice Rink, to try and set up a schedule for games. The earliest the playoffs could begin is next weekend. Play was originally set to start Friday night.
The BCHSHA playoffs operate under a double-elimination format, with 12 or 13 games needed to crown a champion.