January 27, 2022

Dow scores 30, Dryden outguns CV

Matt Czeitner/sports reporter

Dryden’s Colton Dow, left, looks to make a move on Chenango Valley’s Michael Doyle. Dow led the Lions with 30 points in their 79- 69 victory.

CHENANGO VALLEY — Dryden’s Colton Dow scored 30 points and hit four straight 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help the Lions defeat Chenango Valley, 79-69, on the road Wednesday night.

The game was tied at 60 with about four minutes to play, and that’s when Dow began to take over.

He hit a 3-pointer with 3:28 left to make it 63-60, then after a quick stop, he drilled another three to increase the lead to six.

Chenango Valley would get a quick bucket on the following possession but Dow, who had the hot hand, drilled another three to make it 69-62.

The Warriors continued to push the offense as the clocked ticked, and got some quick baskets from Riley Spencer, who erupted for 42 points to lead CV.

Dow, though, set his feet on the next possession and drilled his fourth straight 3-pointer to make it 72-66 with just under two minutes left.

“Colton was shooting lights out,” Lions head coach Zachary LeViere said. “It was like every time Chenango Valley came down and made a bucket, Colton would respond with a huge bucket for us.”

Down by six with time running out, the Warriors were forced to foul. Ryan Wiser sealed the deal by sinking six free throws.

“I can’t say enough about Ryan Wiser and his composure,” LeViere said “His makes in the fourth quarter were clutch. He went 6-for-9 in the fourth quarter alone.”

It was not an easy win for the Lions, who have struggled on the road this season. But LeViere could not be happier about the performance of his team Wednesday night.

“It is great to get on a win streak and win two in a row,” LeViere said. “It is especially great to get a road win. Our first two road games we came up with losses. So, we talked a lot as a team about having that mentality to come into another team’s gym and be able to start off strong — we definitely did that tonight.”

Dow added five assists, five steals and four assists to go along with his big scoring night. Wiser finished with 17 points — all in the second half. Xavier Scott also notched his sixth double-double of the year as he finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Antonio Gonzalez (7), Ben Hicks (3) Armando Gonzalez (2) and CJ Miles (2) rounded out the Lions offense.

The Lions will look to stay on the winning side of things at 7 p.m. Wednesday when they compete in the Cortland Holiday Tournament where they will take on Cortland in their opening game.

BOYS BASKETBALL

DERUYTER 75, OTSELIC VALLEY 50
It was a tale of two halves as Otselic Valley hung right with DeRuyter in the first half, but the Rockets’ defense showed up in the second half, creating a lot of fast break scores on their way to the big victory. Gavin Richardson had a big night with 33 points and 14 rebounds and Andrew Glisson scored 20 points.

TULLY 68, CATO-MERIDIAN 40
Tully got off to an early 17-5 lead and never looked back. Daniel Mech led the way with 14 points. Lorenzo Garafolo and Ryan Mize had 12 points apiece. Matt Congelli added nine points and Lane Edinger had eight.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

CORTLAND 63, CARTHAGE 34
The Purple Tigers got off to a slow start but found a groove by turning up their defensive intensity. Kirsten Merritt led the way with 20 points. Valerosa Gambitta had a nice night as well with 11 points.

STOCKBRIDGE VAL. 40, CINCINNATUS 20
Stockbridge Valley led 26-12 heading into the second half and held Cincy to only eight points in the second half to claim the victory. (Tuesday’s game)

MARATHON 52, CANDOR 30
The defense was strong all night for Marathon. The Olympians held Candor to three points in the third quarter on their way to the victory. Brooke Tillotson had 21 points, nine steals eight assists and six rebounds. Abby Ensign had 19 points and eight rebounds.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

STOCKBRIDGE VAL. 3, CINCINNATUS 2
Cincy lost a five-set match to Stockbridge Valley after winning the first two sets, 25-22 and 25-16. Stockbridge won the final three, 25-18, 27-25 and 25-16.

Caitlin St. Germain finished with three aces, 15 assists, five kills and a dig. Allyson St. Germain had three aces, 13 kills, a dig and two blocks. Jayda Mudge added four kills and a block.

WRESTLING

CORTLAND 36, LANSING 21
Luke Darling (189), Connor Lynch (215), Asher Tinker (285), Zachary Price (118), Devlin Riotto (126) and Luca Canzano (172) all claimed victories to lead Cortland.

HOMER 48, CHITTENANGO 21
Talan Hubbard (118), Hunter Lines (126), Jack Brady (138), Lukas Quinn (145), Christopher Slade (152), David Morse (160), Owen Murphy (172), Blair Wakula (215) and Sam Sorenson (285) all claimed victories.


TODAY’S SCHEDULE

BOYS BASKETBALL
Southern Cayuga at Groton, 7:30 p.m.
Fulton at Tully, 7 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Dryden at Watkins Glen, 7:30 p.m.
Homer at Bishop Ludden, 6:30 p.m.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
Tully at Fabius-Pompey, 7 p.m.