Jacob Stermer had 21 points, including the go-ahead basket with a minute to play, as host Horseheads avenged a loss to Union-Endicott on Monday night with a 71-64 victory on Wednesday in a Souther Tier Athletic Conference boys basketball game.
Foster Clark had 16 points and 14 rebounds and Devonte Gaskins added 15 points and 12 boards for Horseheads (5-5), which handed U-E its first loss of the season.
“I thought we played very good defense,” Horseheads coach Jeff Limoncelli said. “Our kids just hustled, played hard, attacked and out-hustled them.”
C.J. Krowiak, who set the U-E all-time scoring record in Monday’s game, scored a game-high 33 points and Osama Barwari added 14 for the Tigers, who suffered their first loss of the season (8-1).
Elmira 67, Maine-Endwell 66: Eli Thomas hit a free throw with 5.2 seconds left for the decisive point.
Maine-Endwell was called for a carry and then fouled Trevon Hamilton with 2.1 seconds left. He missed both free throws, but the Spartans could not get the ball past midcourt for a final shot.
Elmira (5-5, 5-3 STAC) led most of the game and went up 66-62 with 1 minute, 20 seconds remaining on Hamilton’s driving basket.
Jake Sinicki, who finished with a game-high 20 points, pulled Maine-Endwell (6-4, 5-4 STAC) to within two with a short jumper at the 1:04 mark.
The Spartans tied the game on Kyle Gallagher’s conversion down low with 18 seconds on the clock. He finished with 14 points.
Owego 71, Windsor 57: At Windsor, Will Gladney scored 27 points, including 10 in the decisive fourth quarter, to lead Owego, which finished the game on a 16-2 run.
Brandon Hathaway scored 20 points overall, with 14 coming in the final period, for the Indians (9-2).
Nate Wrighter scored 17 points, Frank Martino had 15 and Josh Cady added 12 for the Black Knights (4-4).
Norwich 77, Seton Catholic Central 52: At SCC, Storm Cook scored 10 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter to lead unbeaten Norwich to a STAC victory over the Saints (2-9).
Chenango Forks 63, Susquehanna Valley 42: At CF, Andrew Ziegenfus had a double double with 15 points and 10 rebounds leading the Blue Devils to a STAC victory. Chad Raychel scored 14 points and Jake Stone added 13 for Forks (3-6) and Dave Matthews led SV with 13 points.
Oneonta 72, Johnson City 56: At Johnson City, Albert Odero scored a game-high 28 points, leading Oneonta to a STAC win.
Odero scored nine points and Jordan Gutierrez had 12 of hist 16 points in the second quarter, which saw the Yellowjackets (11-1) outscore the Wildcats, 26-7.
Matt Czeitner scored 25 points to lead Johnson City (3-7).
Johnson City 4, Owego 1: At Owego Bowl, Johnson City senior Logan Baburchak bowled his first 300 game at the varsity level in a STAC victory over Owego.
“There were no cheap shots from him,” JC coach Eric Smith said of Baburchak, who rolled his perfecto in the first game. “All the strikes were things of beauty.”
Baburchak finished with a 770 series as part of the Wildcats’ season-high pin total of 2,824.
Erin Page bowled a 573 series as the JC girls topped Owego.
Newark Valley 44, Tioga 29: At Tioga, Derek Holcomb pinned Justin Fiske in 1 minute, 36 seconds at 182 pounds, as Newark Valley won 9 of the final 11 bouts to come back and beat Tioga in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference match.
The Cardinals also got wins from Justin Lovejoy (with a 5-3 decision at 220), Bennie Baker ( a 24-11 major decision at 99) and Giano Silba (a 6-0 decision at 106) in their run.