2017-12-06 / Sports

Area teams fall short in basketball openers

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The Margaretville Blue Devils dropped their home opener on November 28 to the Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Red Raiders, 49-41, in a contest they could have won.

Sloppy ball control and a lack of patience, especially in the fourth quarter, hurt the Devils who had clawed their way from behind to take a third-quarter lead, 34-32.

Coming off the bench, Curtis Roberts sparked the team and led the Devils with 13 points. Sam Tanzer had 12 points off four threes for MCS, Donovan Bullock tallied seven points, Tanner Reither scored six and Shawn Teuber added a threepointer.

Girls’ openers

The Margaretville Lady Blue Devils hosted the homeless (their gym is undergoing a major renovation) South Kortright Rams on November 28 in the home opener for the Devils. The Rams had too much size and experience for the young Devils and easily bested their hosts, 64-22.

Kayla Petry led the Devils with eight points, Ithamar Silva scored five, Kaitlin Garcia had four points and Mackenzie Day connected on a three-point shot.

The Rams’ Azalyn Brunson led all scorers with 24.

Gilboa edges RCS

Gilboa’s Sierra Perry hit a jump shot with just 36.7 seconds left to break a 25-25 tie and the Wildcats went on to beat the Rockets on December 1 in Roxbury.

The Wildcats’ Keeley Van- Valkenburgh hit the second of two free throws with 8.3 seconds left to give Gilboa a 28-25 win.

The Wildcats scored first and led most of the way but the Rockets managed to take the lead at 25-24 with just 2:14 left. An edge in rebounds was important in Gilboa’s win.

Gilboa’s Sierra Perry had game scoring honors with 10 points. Jessi-lyn Borfitz had nine for the Rockets and Katrina Davis added seven for the home team.

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