Black Knights move to 4-0 in Tri-Valley League
The Rome Free Academy boys basketball squad claimed its third straight victory with Monday night’s 73-56 road win over Tri-Valley League rival Whitesboro.
Senior guard and leading scorer for the Black Knights this season, Jon Griggs, led all scorers with 23 points, as junior forward Spencer Kahler added 18 points and senior post player Lloyd Parkmond scored 14 points.
Aaron Tennant also added 11 points for the Romans, which drained six three-pointers as a team and used a 26-17 run in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
Luke Moore paced the Warriors, 1-3 in the league and 3-4 overall, with 21 points. RFA improved to 4-0 in the league and 5-1 overall.
The Black Knights take on TVL foe New Hartford on Thursday at the Strough Middle School starting at 7 o’clock.
RCS falls to Mills
Rome Catholic trailed early in the first half and couldn’t rally back as longtime Center State Conference Division IV rival New York Mills scored a 52-37 victory at New York Mills High School.
For Rome, Josh Blair had 13 points with eight rebounds, as Conner Marchione added eight rebounds, and Dave Sblendario recorded 11 points. RCS moved to 1-2 in the league and 2-2 overall.
Mills, which improved to 2-0 in league play and 3-1 overall, was led by Matt Welch’s 13 points.
The hosts jumped out to a 36-15 led at the half, but Rome outscored their rivals 22-16 in the second half.
The Redwings will try to bounce back on Wednesday against league host Oriskany starting with a 7:30 tip-off.
Redskins handle Owen D Young
The Oriskany squad won its fifth game of the season by scoring a 74-51 road victory over CSC Division IV foe Owen D Young.
Oriskany junior Steve McCorduck scored a season-high 28 points with a pair of three-pointers, while junior guard Austin Smith had 15 points and an eye-popping 15 assists with several fast break helpers in transition, Nate Keating added 13 points with seven rebounds, and Steve Rossi had four blocked shots with four points.
The Redskins, who moved to 3-0 in the league and 5-0 overall, led 35-25 at the half. Kyle Ferguson led Owen D Young with 17 points as the hosts fell to 0-2 in the league and 0-3 overall.
Wildcats grab second victory
Adirondack recorded its second victory of the season as the Wildcats outlasted visiting Dolgeville during a CSC crossover game, 53-45.
Brandon Grenier had his third double-double of the year with 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Will Brown led the Cats with 13 rebounds and added 11 points and Grenier and Nick Hardy each had six points in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory for the Wildcats, which improved to 2-2 overall.
Dolgeville, 1-3 overall, was led by Shane JaQuay’s 18 points.
The Wildcats look to take on Canastota during a CSC Division I matchup on Wednesday at 7:30.
Camden bows to Oneida
Camden couldn’t snap its four-game losing skid against longtime rival Oneida in a 53-38 TVL setback in a game played in Camden.
Ryan McCarthy found the bottom of the net for 15 points as teammates Colby Stratton added seven points and Karl Kirch and Robert DeWolfe each had six.
The Blue Devils fell to 0-3 in the league standings and 1-6 overall.
Kyle Peck guided Oneida with 21 points as the Indians snapped their three-game losing skid to improve to 1-3 in the league and 2-3 overall.
Camden hosts RFA next Tuesday at noon in another TVL contest.
Remsen defeated at home
Remsen is still seeking its first win of the season following a 50-41 home loss against CSC Division IV foe Old Forge.
Kyle Gargas finished with a team-high 15 points, Casey Corrigan had 10, and Steve Gothan added eight points in the losing effort as the Rams fell to 0-3 in the league and 0-6 overall.
Old Forge, which moved to 1-2 in league play and 2-3 overall, used a 16-6 first quarter lead to pull away and eventually seal the victory. They were led by Ethan Kress’ 18 points.
Remsen next plays in the Madison Christmas Tournament at Madison High School on Thursday, Dec. 29.