Sophomore Luke Meier notched 16 points and freshman Leo Gallagher added 14 points, leading the Seton Catholic Central boys basketball team to a 59-54 Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory over visiting Chenango Valley on Tuesday night.
Meier hit two three pointers and tallied eight points in the first quarter. Gallagher went 5-for-5 from the free throw line in the second half and teammate Aaron Whitman added 14 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. The Saints’ (9-3) offense produced 17 assists and their defense held the Warriors to just 18 first half points.
Chenango Valley was led by Jake Hertzog and Mark Mullins, who scored 18 points apiece.
Union-Endicott 49, Horseheads 44: At U-E, senior forward Matt Bowman notched 13 points and 15 rebounds to propel the Tigers (5-3) to a STAC victory.
Whitney Point 63, Trumansburg 55: At Trumansburg, senior forward Gabe Shrauger scored 17 points and fellow senior Zach Marsh totaled 11 of his 14 in the second half to guide the Golden Eagles (11-0). Whitney Point is ranked 16th in Class Bs according to the New York Sports Writers state rankings.
Chenango Forks 40, Johnson City 39: At Chenango Forks, Allan Michael Rios pulled out a 4-3 decision over Niko Cejic in the final bout at 285 pounds to enable the Blue Devils to pull out the victory.
The match finished in a 39-all tie, with Forks claiming the victory on criteria by virtue of winning more individual matches, 8-7.
Rios’s victory capped a stretch of six straight victories by Forks to close out the match, with Caleb Gould giving the Blue Devils a chance to win by pinning JC’s Ryan Magura in 1:10 of their 220 match.
Isiah Colgan, Tyler Brazinski and Corey McCormick all won their matches by pin for JC.
Vestal 42, Elmira 27: At Vestal, Zayne Benedict pinned Ben Howe in 1:13 of their 99-pound match, avenging a loss in the finals of last weekend’s Mike Watson Invitational at Watkins Glen and helping the Golden Bears to the victory.
Howe had pinned Benedict in 2:27 of their 99 title match on Saturday at WG. Benedict’s win was one of seven by fall for Vestal.
Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville 57, Tioga 15: At Harpursville, BGAH remained Section 4’s lone unbeaten team, improving to 10-0 with the win over Tioga. BGAH’s Dylan Mondore finished the match with a 24-second pin of D.J. Hartman at 285 as the Bears closed with pins in six of the last eight matches.