HP pulls away from Camden

TIGHT DEFENSE — Camden guard Karl Kirch defends Holland Patent ball handler Matt Curtis during a Tri-Valley League game in Holland Patent on Tuesday. The Golden Knights went on to score a 51-34 triumph. (Sentinel photo by Stefan Matwijec)

CREATING SOME SPACE — Holland Patent’s Logan Reinold, left, tries to get some seperation from Camden defenders Dylan Narolis, center, and Marc Snow during Tuesday’s Tri-Valley League game in Holland Patent. Reinold finished with 13 points as the Golden Knights prevailed, 51-34. (Sentinel photo by Stefan Matwijec)

The Holland Patent boys basketball team used a 20-10 run in the final quarter to seal a 51-34 Tri-Valley League victory over Camden on Tuesday night for its third straight victory in a row at Holland Patent High School.

The Golden Knights, who also improved to 6-5 overall and 3-3 in the league, were paced by Logan Reinold and Mike Strumpfler’s 13 points apiece, while Nate Palmer contributed with eight points, eight rebounds, and five blocked shots.

Nick Roberts added 12 points for the hosts, who rallied back from a 34-31 deficit heading into the fourth quarter.

Colby Stratton led 1-9 overall Camden with 12 points as Ryan McCarthy had eight and Karl Kirch and Dylan Narolis each added six points. The Blue Devils also remained winless in league play with an 0-6 record.

Holland Patent will host TVL foe Notre Dame on Tuesday starting at 7 o’clock while Camden travels to Rome Free Academy on Tuesday at 7.

Slow start sinks VVS

The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill boys team trailed early to foe New Hartford in the first quarter by as many as 15 points and 23 points at the half and couldn’t rally back during a 77-47 defeat at VVS high school.

Brett Field had a team-high 18 points for the Red Devils while Colby Mason added 12 and Joe Spinella tallied nine points.

VVS fell to 4-5 overall with the loss.

New Hartford, 7-4 overall, hit seven three-pointers as a team and were paced by Mark Chanatry’s 12 points. All 12 Spartans players scored in the contest.

VVS hosts Whitesboro on Thursday at 7 p.m.