Grimes' 22 points helps Rome Free Academy edge Camden


The Rome Free Academy boys basketball team used a big first-half to hold off Tri-Valley League foe Camden 66-59 on Tuesday on Senior Night in Rome.

Uzziah Grimes totaled 24 points with help from four three-pointers and Kaiden McCaskill added 17 points for the RFA, which led 35-19 at halftime.

It is the second win in as many games for RFA (9-10 overall, 7-4 in the league), which had eight players score at least a point in the win.

"I'm happy for the seniors who go out the right way with a win,” RFA coach Nick Medicis said. "They have been great teammates all year and it was nice to see them enjoy their night."

Camden (10-7) was led by Connor Dean’s 20 points. Connor McArthur (16 points) Ryan Leos (15 points) also finished in double figures.

RFA is scheduled to play 7 p.m. Thursday at Utica Notre Dame in a TVL game.

Camden is set to take on visiting Proctor at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Tamburino goes for 30 points in Oriskany win

Jack Tamburino scored 30 points to lead the Oriskany boys basketball to a 66-56 win on the road against the Town of Webb Monday in the Center State Conference.

Tamburino was 9-of-9 shooting from the field including two three-pointers for Oriskany. He added four steals and a pair of assists. Teammate Jason Reid had 14 points, six rebounds, two assists and a pair of blocked shots. Nick Hays scored 12 and grabbed 12 boards. Ty Zizzi scored nine and had 10 assists, seven rebounds and three steals.

Statistics for Town of Webb were not submitted.

Oriskany visits Remsen for a 7:30 p.m. game Thursday in the league.

Remsen takes loss to NY Mills

New York Mills led Remsen 22-18 after a quarter Monday but then exploded on offense and shut down the Rams’ scoring in a 91-39 road win in the Center State Conference.

The Marauders outscored Remsen 27-7 in the second quarter and 28-4 in the third.

Individual statistics were not submitted.

Remsen hosts Oriskany at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the league.


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