The DeRuyter Rockets boys basketball team had their best offensive showing of the season, while the McGraw Eagles girls hoopsters sent off their seniors with a dominating win.
DeRuyter 93, Otselic Valley 50
Gavin Richardson came close to a triple-double with 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and Tristan Worlock added a game-high 23 points and six rebounds as the Rockets put up a season-high in points.
Riley Glisson was also in double figures for the Rockets with 10 points.
McGraw 49, Otselic Valley 7
The Eagles (5-0) stayed perfect with a big win on Senior Night.
McGraw’s seniors, Karissa Wilbur (10 points, three assists, three steals), Alexis Stiles (12 points, three rebounds, three blocks), Elyssa Fish (nine points) and Emily Fish (seven points, three rebounds, three steals, two assists) each played extremely well on a night where they were honored for their contributions since they were sixth-graders.
Hannah Wilson added nine points, five assists and three steals.
Defensively, the Eagles held Otselic Valley to one point in the first quarter, two in the second, none in the third and four in the fourth.
“It was a great win for our four seniors,” Eagles coach Corey Wilson said. “They were very grateful for the opportunity to play this year and have shown great team basketball this year. This team would have contended for a league title and I think would have done well in sectionals… I’m very proud of our girls how they play the game for each other and are always positive towards each other.”
Syracuse 8, Cortland-Homer 3
In their first game without Mitchell Riter due to a broken arm, the Golden Eagles got blown out by Syracuse.
According to Golden Eagles coach Chad Totman, while losing Riter was certainly a factor, the loss wasn’t for a lack of effort.
“Losing a player like Mitch always impacts the game but we had other players step up offensively and play some of their best hockey,” Totman said. “We had a bunch of scoring chances. We hit multiple posts and had a handful of breakaways that usually go our way. Tonight they got the breaks that we didn’t.”
Jed Brazo, Hunter Everle and Andrew Partigianoni each scored a goal for the Golden Eagles.
Six different players scored a goal for Syracuse, including two each for Brady Hubbard and Jameson Bucktooth.
DeRuyter 3, Morrisville Eaton 0
The Rockets swept the match by scores of 25-14, 25-17 and 25-19.
Jaidan Degear had eight kills, eight digs and three aces.
Madelyn Pforter had 15 assists and Alynna Kanaby had 13 digs and five aces.