Oriskany cruises to 10th win of season
Oriskany scored its 10th victory of the season in convincing style with a 62-45 home triumph over Center State Conference Division IV rival Old Forge on Tuesday night.
Austin Smith poured in 21 points with six assists, as Cody Murphy had seven rebounds and nine points and Steve Rossi tallied 12 rebounds, 14 points and six blocked shots for the Redskins, which moved to 10-2 overall and 6-1 in league play.
Old Forge, 4-6 overall and 2-5 in the league, was led by Chris Risley’s game-high 22 points.
The Redskins will travel to Remsen on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for a league game.
Rome’s streak ends
Rome Catholic School had its five-game winning streak snapped in an 81-64 setback against CSC Division IV host Poland.
Josh Blair recorded his eighth double-double on the season after he brought down 13 rebounds and added a team-high 25 points, while Conner Marchione had 16 rebounds with eight points, Dave Sblendorio added 15 points and seven rebounds and Brian Campbell had five assists with four points for the Redwings, which moved to 3-4 in the league and 7-4 overall.
Ross Agan led Poland, 5-2 in the league and 8-3 overall, as Zak Cavoly finished 14 points.
RCS will look to bounce back on Thursday against visiting CSC Division IV foe Owen D. Young with a 7:30 start time.
VVS falls to Oneida
Vernon-Verona-Sherrill evened its mark on the season at 6-6 overall following a 77-68 road setback against crosstown rival Oneida.
The Indians drained seven three-pointers as a team, including five 3s from Matt Carinci, who finished with 15 points, while Kyle Peck contributed a team-high 22 points.
VVS was paced by Brett Field’s game-high 24 points as Alex Saville added 17 points and Joe Spinella had 11 points.
Oneida moved to 4-8 overall.
The Red Devils will look to get back into the win column when they host Camden on Friday at 7 o’clock.
Notre Dame trumps HP
Holland Patent had its three-game winning streak stalled after a 70-56 home loss against Tri-Valley League foe Notre Dame.
The Golden Knights, which hit 11 three-pointers during the setback, dropped to 3-4 in the TVL and 6-6 overall. They were guided by Mike Strumpfler’s five three-pointers and 19 points, while Nick Roberts tallied 11 points and Nate Palmer added 12 points.
Simon Pittman scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to help the guests pull away on an 18-6 run to win the game. Notre Dame moved to 7-1 in the league and 10-3 overall.
Holland Patent will host Rome Free Academy on Friday night at 7.