January 27, 2022

McGraw scores boys’ court win

The host McGraw boys’ basketball team improved to 9-1 atop the Central Counties League and 13-3 overall Monday night with a 58-40 win over visiting Brookfield.

DeRuyter scored a 36-34 CCL girls’ basketball win over host Cincinnatus while visiting McGraw beat Stockbridge Valley 54-29. The Cincinnatus volleyball team fell to host Tully 25- 12, 25-20, 25-11 in a non-league match.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

McGraw 58, Brookfield 40: Chase Pickert led the way for the Eagles with 20 points to go with six rebounds while Caleb Smith scored 13 points and Chase Curtis had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, plus four steals.

The Beavers (5-4, 6-7) were led by Kodie Abrams with 15 points and Cody VanNort with nine.

McGraw led 16-15 after one quarter, expanded its advantage to 24-17 at halftime and had a comfortable 35-21 lead entering the high scoring fourth, the winners with a 23-19 advantage over those last eight minutes.

“Chris has rebounded and defended strong all year but today he put together a complete offensive game as well,” McGraw coach Derek Allen said. “He was able to go 12-for-12 from the foul line. He has been putting in the work in practice and it paid off. Chase was big inside. Caleb, after missing the first half, played the second half and handled the ball well for us at the guard position. Xiao Lin provided some excellent bench production from us, dishing out three key assists and making a couple of big buckets to end Brookfield runs.”

The Eagles meet Blessed Virgin Mary Academy Thursday at Cazenovia College following the 5 p.m. JV game.

The McGraw JVs improved to 8-7 Monday night with a 52- 45 win over Brookfield, led by Zach Lamarre with 20 points and Michael Levitskiy with 11 points. Ondrako had 21 points and Crespo 13 for Brookfield, with no first names reported.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

DeRuyter 36, Cincinnatus 34: Madison Russell scored 11 points, Terricka Glisson added 10 points and Madelyn Pforter scored nine points for the Rockets, who improved to 5-3 in the CCL and 6-6 overall.

McKayla Maroney led all scorers with 14 points and also had seven rebounds for Cincy (1-7, 1-13), which also got 11 points plus eight steals from Delaney Rutan and 11 rebounds, four points and four steals from Alexia Abbatiello.

DeRuyter led 11-5 after the first eight minutes and 19-15 at halftime. Cincy used an 11-8 third-quarter advantage to close the gap to 27-26 after three, the winners with a 9-8 edge in the fourth.

The Rockets host Morrisville-Eaton Wednesday in a 5:30 p.m. non-leaguer and the Red Lions visit CCL foe Brookfield Thursday at 6 p.m.

McGraw 54, Stockbridge Valley 29: Karissa Wilbur poured in 31 points while Elyssa Fish added eight points and Alexis Stiles scored seven points for the Eagles, who improved to 4-4 league and 4-9 overall. The winners led 17-6 after one quarter, 29-13 at halftime and 41-21 heading into the fourth quarter.

Hannah Greene led the Cougars (2-6, 3-11) with 13 points and Alissa Mazzye added 10 points.

McGraw meets Otselic Valley at Madison Saturday in a 2:45 p.m. start as part of the CCL Girls’ Basketball More Than A Game Day program.

VOLLEYBALL

Tully 3, Cincinnatus 0: Olivia Byron had six digs, two aces, a kill and an assist for Cincy, now 3-10 overall. Sierra Metcalf had two kills and three digs and MaKenzie Rice chipped in with three digs, a kill, an aces and an assist.

Emma Byrne had 17 assists, two aces, a kill and a dig, Gemma Guy six kills and two aces and Erin O’Mara four kills, three aces and an assist for the Black Knights (12-4).

“We were really tested on our defense tonight and Tully runs a very good offense,” Red Lions coach Mallory Cobb said. “We couldn’t match their aggressiveness and it really showed in the first and third sets. We had some good defensive plays and hustled for every ball.”

Cincy visits Sherburne-Earlville Wednesday, the JV game set to start at 5:30 p.m.