OESJ beats buzzer twice to edge Schoharie in OT thriller

Monday, December 05, 2016 - Updated: 7:25 AM

Alex Cooper / Recorder staff OESJ's Jack Brundage (1) passes the ball to a teammate during the game against Schoharie at the Coaches vs. Cancer basketball tournament on Saturday, December 03, at FMCC.
JOHNSTOWN -- A.J. Hayes scored 23 points and hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to tie the game at the end of regulation, and Jack Brundage beat the buzzer with the game-winner in overtime as the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville boys basketball team opened its season with a thrilling 57-55 win over Schoharie as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic Saturday at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

Tyler Brado added 18 points for the Wolfpack, while Brundage added six points.

Jackson Vanderwerken scored a game-high 24 points and Stephen Alescio scored 21 for Schoharie, which knocked down 11 3-pointers -- inlcuding six from Vanderwerken.

Mayfield 61, Johnstown 49

Garrett Delaney led three players in double figures with 21 points to help the Panthers overcome Johnstown at F-MCC.

Mayfield also got 16 points from Brendan Gifford and 14 points from eighth-grader Trevon Gifford in the winning effort.

Ben Wager scored 15 points to lead the Sir Bills, who also got 10 points from Jacob Billa and nine from Matthew Boyle.

Northville 57, Sharon Springs 49

Danny Reidell led the way with 24 points as the Falcons picked up a win in their season opener at F-MCC.

Lucas Jetty added 15 points for Northville, while Michael Kalkbrenner scored nine.

Nick Tomaszewski didd the bulk of the work for Sharon Springs with a 33-point effort.

In other games in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic, Fort Plain fell 56-44 to Wells and Fonda-Fultonville dropped a 50-37 decision to Cobleskill-Richmondville.

Galway 53, Rensselaer 50 (OT)

Thor White scored a game-high 17 points as the Golden Eagles pulled out a win at Waterford-Halfmoon High School.

Tanner Williams added 16 points for Galway, which overcame a six-point halftime deficit to come back and claim the win.

Messiah Mallory and Xavier Nixon scored 15 points apiece for Rensselaer.


West Canada Valley 44, Fort Plain 27

Jordyn Conte scored 12 of her game-high 18 points in the first half as WCV topped Fort Plain.

WCV controlled the game on defense, limiting Fort Plain to just eight points in the first half. Savannah Mouyas added 10 points in the winning effort.

The Lady Hilltoppers were led by six points apiece from Sierra Logan and Amber Douglas.


Andersen Memorial Invitational

Amsterdam sophomore Daniel Montalvo finished second at 120 pounds to lead the Rams in their season-opening tournament at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

Montalvo won a pair of matches by pin and took a major decision win over Onondaga's Dylan Price in the semifinals before falling short against South Jefferson's Trey LaFlamme in the championship match.

Also for Amsterdam, Nick Rodecker took fifth at 126 pounds and Francisco Alejandro was sixth at 285 as the Rams grabbed a 12th-place overall finish in the 17-team event.

Bulldog Invitational

Amsterdam's Brennen Rivas won the 120-pound championship and Fonda-Fultonville had a trio of second-place finishers in Saturday's event at Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School.

Rivas pinned his way through all five of his matches to capture the title.

Amsterdam finished eighth as a team, getting fourth-place individual efforts from Tyler Krackow at 113 pounds and Robert Boyer at 182. Also for the Rams, Pedro Burgado was fifth at 195, Matt Johnson was fifth at 160, Jacob Garcia was sixth ant 145, Chris Lent was sixth at 138, Damian Montalvo was seventh at 132 and Logan Marrone was seventh at 220.

Fonda-Fultonville had a trio of wrestlers post runner-up finishes -- Justin Kearns at 99 pounds, Kyle Gray at 152 and Nate Rose at 285. Also for the Braves, Clane Newcomer took third at 132, Jaden Nole was fifth at 113 and Chris Hernigle was sixth at 220 to contribute to a seventh-place team finish.



The Amsterdam boys finished first behind big days from Ryan Kamanu and Kevon Boucaud, and the AHS girls set a pair of school records en route to a second-place team finish Sunday at Hudson Valley Community College.

Amsterdam's boys team edged La Salle for the victory in the nine-team event. The Rams were led by Kamanu's win in the 600-meter run and Boucaud's victory in the long jump. The duo also joined up with Luis Rodriguez and Marcos Santiago to win the 4x200 and sprint medley relays.

Also for the AHS boys, Ja'leel Muhammad won the shot put by a half-inch over teammate Hunter Fifield and Santiago claimed a second-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles.

The Amsterdam girls finished second in team scoring behind Guilderland but scored six event victories, including a school-record of 8.84 seconds from Gabby Stanavich in the 55 hurdles and a record-breaking performance of four minutes, 32.9 seconds from Stanavich, Lauren Santiago, Brenda Santana and Olivia Lazarou in the sprint medley relay.

Santana added a win in the 55-meter dash, Santiago won the 300-meter dash and Lazarou won the 1,500-meter run for Amsterdam. The Lady Rams also won the 4x200-meter relay with the foursome of Santiago, Stanavich, Alyssa Kuchis and Emma Patrei. Also contributing to the scoring were Haley Madej, Victoria Barone-Lopez and Ayana Cintron, who took second, third and fourth in the shot put.

TCITL League Meet 2D

The Fonda-Fultonville girls finished a close second, just four points behind Emma Willard, Sunday at HVCC, led by strong all-around meets from Emma Rhodes and Brittany Castelluccio.

Rhodes won the long jump and was second in the 55-meter hurdles, while Castelluccio won the triple jump, took third in the high jump and was fourth in the 55-meter dash. Also picking up wins for the Lady Braves were Sierra Grant in the shot put and the distance medley relay foursome of Hailie LaPratt, Avery Cook, Katie Dunham and Savannah Bell.

The F-F girls also got fourth-place finishes from Dunham in the 600-meter run and Bell in the 1,500 meters.

The Fonda-Fultonville boys finished fourth, paced by Chris Yarush, Mike Yarush and Leif Morford sweeping the top three spots in the shot put. Connor Hanson added a win in the triple jump, and the Braves got runner-up finishes from Myles Andersen in the 600-meter run and Liam Viscosi in the 55-meter hurdles.

-- Staff report

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OESJ's A.J. Hayes (15) looks to pass the ball to a teammate under the net during Saturday's game against Schoharie as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

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ABOVE: OESJ's A.J. Hayes (15) celebrates with teammates after hitting a game-tying shot at the end of regulation against Schoharie during Saturday's Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. BELOW RIGHT: OESJ's Jack Brundage (1) passes the ball to a teammate.