Dominic Nadz scored nine of his 13 points in the fourth quarter as Johnson City (7-9) edged Susquehanna Valley 83-78 Friday night in Southern Tier Athletic Conference play.
With the victory, the Wildcats are locked in a three-way tie for the Central Division with Susquehanna Valley and Owego. Matt Czeitner scored a game-high 20 points for JC, which made a season-high nine 3-pointers.
Dave Matthews scored 29 points and Shaynne Rodriguez chipped in 22 for SV (9-7).
Both teams meet again today at 2 p.m. at Susquehanna Valley, with the winner advancing to play at Owego on Monday for the Central Division title.
Owego 46, Seton Catholic Central 43: At SCC, Tyler Ford scored 12 points, Will Gladney 11 and Brandon Hathaway 10 as Owego (11-5) held on to force a 3-way tiebreaker in the STAC Central. The Indians host the winner of today’s JC/SV game on Monday for the division title.
Cody O’Neill scored 20 points to lead the Saints (3-13).
Union-Endicott 90, Corning 48: At U-E, C.J. Krowiak scored a game-high 19 points and dished out five assists as the Tigers clinched the STAC Metro Division title with a victory over the Hawks.
Miles Hemphill added 16 points and seven rebounds and Matthew Eastman chipped in 12 points, including 10 in the second quarter, for the Tigers (13-3), who await the winner of East Division as their STAC playoff opponent.
“It was a good win to come back after playing overtime in Elmira last night,” U-E coach Joe Alger said. “Sometimes you don’t have your game legs after a game like that.”
Anthony Corby scored 11 points and Luke Terwilliger added nine for Corning (1-15).
Chenango Valley 62, Chenango Forks 32: At CV, Mark Mullins scored 13 points, made seven assists and grabbed five rebounds as the Warriors (8-8) beat rival Forks the second time this season.
Andrew Ziegenfus tallied 13 points for CF.
Whitney Point 75, Newark Valley 57: At WP, Donovan Sturdevant scored a season-high 17 points as Whitney Point (13-3) wrapped up its regular season with a win.
The Golden Eagles host Lansing in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large Division tiebreaker at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
Spencer-Van Etten 69, Groton 26: At S-VE, senior forward Derek Carman scored 40 points, his high-school high, and grabbed 20 rebounds in a Panthers’ victory.
Carman bested his previous high of 38 points, which came against Newark Valley to open the season. The Panthers’ man defense caused Groton all types of problems, who only hit seven field goals.
The Indians were led by Nate Ossit and Dylan Ellis, who each scored five points in defeat.
Chenango Forks 47, Chenango Valley 46: At Forks, Alex Yoest scored a game-high 25 points, including a pair of go-ahead free throws with under a minute left, giving the Blue Devils the victory in a STAC game.
The Warriors led the back-and-forth game heading into the fourth, but Forks held a 17-11 edge in the final quarter.
Hannah Elliott scored 16 points, Chelsea Henige added 12 and Ashleigh Weir chipped in 10 for CV.
Owego 72, Seton Catholic Central 53: At Owego, Rachel Merrill scored 22 points and 15 rebounds while Jill Silvanic added 18 points and seven assists to lead Owego (14-2). The Indians have won 12 games in a row and will play at Maine-Endwell on Wednesday in a STAC Semifinal game.
Christy O’Neill tallied 17 points while Lauren Miller added 15 for SCC.
Maine-Endwell 67, Binghamton 48: At Binghamton, Daniella Dean scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Spartans to a win.
Victoria Dean added 13 points and Julie Yacovoni chipped in 12 for M-E (15-1), which is currently ranked 10th in the state in Class A.
Mone Vaughn scored 13 points and Ana Farahane added 10 for the Patriots (6-10).
Vestal 50, Ithaca 37: At Vestal, Alyssa Mullins scored a game-high 16 points to lead Vestal (10-3). Mullins went a season-high 10 of 12 from the foul line and Noelle Patterson added 12 points.
Maryah Wright scored 10 points for Ithaca.
Whitney Point 70, Newark Valley 21: At Newark Valley, Jessica Cafferty led all scorers with 17, while Brittney Randell, Bri Sturdevant and Graci Standish-Warpus each notched 13 points for WP in the IAC win. Hannah Luszczek tallied a team-high six points for the Cardinals.
Newfield 52, Union Springs 41: At US, Mariyah Byrd led all scorers with 20 points, including hitting 12 of 13 free throws, helping the Trojans beat the Wolves in an IAC contest.
Mariah Crawford added 14 points for Newfield.
Emily Woodson led Union Springs with 15 points and Jamison Valentino added eight points, six assists and four rebounds for the Wolves.
Johnson City 5, Chenango Forks 4 OT: At CIR, Alex Kashani scored in sudden death overtime to give the Wildcats the victory in the Broome County High School Hockey Association playoff game.
Ben Bruns scored two goals and an assist and Audie Murphy made 23 saves in goal for JC, which advances to face Vestal on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.