High school roundup: Susquehanna Valley bests Johnson City in STAC tiebreaker

High school roundup: Susquehanna Valley bests Johnson City in STAC tiebreaker

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High school roundup: Susquehanna Valley bests Johnson City in STAC tiebreaker

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Dave Matthews scored 24 points and Shaynne Rodriguez added 19 as the Susquehanna Valley boys basketball team edged Johnson City 83-70 in overtime in the first game of the Southern Tier Athletic Conference Central Division tiebreaker.

This is the second time in two days that these teams have played each other as Johnson City came out on top 83-78 on Friday night.

Rodriguez scored six points and Jason Fiorentino went 4 of 4 from the foul line in overtime as the Sabers (10-7) were able to beat the full-court press of the Wildcats. Fiorentino finished with 16 points while Rodriguez grabbed nine rebounds.

Matt Czeitner scored 18 points and Ricky Balles tallied 14 for JC. Quinton Johnson added 12, including a field goal with 14 seconds left to tie the game at 68. SV’s Justin Caroway missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer to send the game to overtime.

Susquehanna Valley plays at Owego on Monday for the division title. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Maine-Endwell 52, Green Tech High Charter School 51: At Albany, Adam Gallagher made the first of two free throws to give the Spartans a four-point lead with 11.3 seconds before Green Tech made an inconsequential three pointer at the buzzer.

Gallagher finished with eight points while Jake Sinicki led all scorers with 18 points in addition to 15 rebounds. Kyle Gallagher and Alec Wisniewski each added 10 points for M-E (12-4) which trailed 21-17 at the half.

Jamil Hood and Ramion Burt scored 11 points apiece for Green Tech, which is ranked 15th in Class AA according to the New York Sportswriters Association.

North Rome 45, Twin Tiers 35: At Breesport, Ben Haefke led all scorers with 13 points as North Rome won a NY-Penn Christian Athletic Conference game.

North Rome did not allow a field goal in the second quarter, outscoring Twin Tiers, 19-1.

Jordan Shaw scored 11 points and Brandon Decker chipped in eight points, 11 rebouinds and four blocks for Twin Tiers.

Girls basketball

Veritas Christian Academy 33, Ross Corners Christian Academy 17: At Hackensack N.J., Courtney Thorne scored nine points and added five steals and five blocks, but Ross Corners (3-13) fell in the consolation game of the Hackensack Tournament and finished in fourth place overall. Hannah Delbury and Hannah Systema each scored 10 points to lead Veritas.

Hockey

Maine-Endwell 4, Chenango Valley 0: At Binghamton, Kyle Balmer scored two goals and two assists and Jeremy Wilber added two goals and an assist to lead Maine-Endwell to a Broome County High School Hockey Association playoff victory at Chenango Ice Rink.

Wilber scored both of this goals in the first, including a slapshot from barely inside the blue line that found the upper corner of the net with 26 seconds left in the period.

Balmer scored with 6:25 left in the second period and again five minutes into the third to extend the lead.

Chris McVannan made a glove save on a slapper by Joe Jarrett with 11 minutes left in the third period. McVannan stopped 21 shots for his first shutout of the season.

Tara Riley made 23 saves for CV (3-14-2).

M-E (15-3-1) will face the winner of today’s Binghamton vs. Union-Endicott game in its next contest on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the SUNY Broome Ice Center.

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