RCS, MCS boys post early hoop victories

Thr Roxbury and Margaretville boys’ basketball teams have posted their first victories of the season.

Roxbury 38, Milford 24 (Tuesday)
Senior DaVaun Morgan led Roxbury with 14 points and 12 rebounds as the host Rockets posted a 38-24 nonleague victory over visiting Milford last Tuesday. The Rockets were up by a point after the first quarter, limiting Milford to four points apiece in the first three quarters to own a 28-12 lead going into the fourth quarter.
The Rockets got eight points from Garrett Hall and four points apiece from Ed Williams and Andrew Merwin, and went six for nine from the foul line.
The Rockets will host the visiting Blue Devils of Margaretville tonight in Roxbury.

Davenport 49, Andes 38 (Thursday)
Eric Reed tallied 18 points, including two three-pointers, for the Andes Mountaineers in a tough league match-up at Davenport on Thursday night, in which the Mountaineers fell, 49-38. Cody Ruff added nine points on three buckets and a three-pointer and went two-for-four from the foul line and James Litaker had six points and went two-for-four from the foul line for Andes.
The Mountaineers will travel to Stamford to face the host Indians on Wednesday night.

Downsville 40, Margaretville 29 (Thursday)
It was a one-point game going into the fourth quarter when the Blue Devils hosted the Downsville Eagles Thursday night, but the Eagles put the pressure on in the remaining eight minutes to post a 40-29 win at MCS.
Senior Brian Faulkner led the Blue Devils with 10 points and Marcus Moore added nine for Margaretville, which was down by just two points at the end of the third quarter.
Margaretville also got four points apiece from Mitch Vankeuren and Danny Jenkins.

Margaretville 49, Roscoe 34 (Monday)
Brian Faulkner finished with a double-double as the Blue Devils posted a convincing 49-34 win over host Roscoe Monday night.
Danny Jenkins added 11 points to Faulkner’s 16 and Marcus Moore and Mitch Vankeuren added nine apiece for the Blue Devils, who went 9-for-11 from the free throw line and held a 22-16 halftime lead.
Margaretville came on strong in the first quarter, taking a 14-6 lead they never relinquished.
“I think we got out and got ahead early and got our confidence that we could play,” said Head Coach Dave Goodchild.
The Blue Devils will travel to Roxbury to face the Rockets tonight.