Alex Cooper / Recorder staff Amsterdam’s Nick Rodecker wrestles Burnt Hills’ Daquan Williams in the 126 pound class during the Mountain Duals on Friday, December 30, at Dolgeville High School.
ST. JOHNSVILLE — A.J. Hayes led three players in double figures with 17 points, and the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville boys basketball team completed a two-game sweep in the 2016 Coach Cutspec Holiday Classic with Friday afternoon’s 49-41 win over Bainbridge-Guilford.
OESJ led 21-19 at halftime, then opened up a nine-point lead with a 16-9 edge in the third quarter an
d held off B-G in the fourth.
In addition to Hayes’ 17 points, the Wolfpack got 16 points — including four 3-pointers — from Devyn Jones and 10 points from Tyler Brado.
Mayfield 58, Maple Hill 48
Brendan Gifford and Garrett Delaney scored 18 points apiece, and the Panthers used the charity stripe to their
advantage to pick up a win in the opening round of the Maple Hill Holiday Hoopfest.
Tommy Gates added 14 points and Trevon Gifford scored eight for Mayfield, which took advantage of Maple Hill’s mounting foul total to score 16 of their 18 points in the fourth quarter from the free throw line. Brendan Gifford was the biggest beneficiary, going 13-of-17 at the line. Mayfield will face Ichabod Crane in the championship game Monday.
Jack Santore scored 10 points for Maple Hill.
Little Falls 70, Canajoharie 48
Todd Hubbell led three players in double figures with 24 points as the Mounties beat Canajoharie on the opening night of the Andy Palmer Basketball Classic.
Kobe Jackson added 18 points and Preston Trumbull scored 11 for Little Falls, which will face Johnstown in today’s championship game.
John O’Connor scored 13 points, Luke Van Slyke scored 12 and Trevor Folts chipped in 11 points for Canajoharie, which will host Schoharie in the consolation game.
Amsterdam heavyweight Francisco Alejandro went 8-0 with seven pins, and the Rams went 3-5 en route to a 10th-place finish in the two-day dual meet tournament held Thursday and Friday at Dolgeville High School.
The Rams recorded wins over Oneida, Newark and Holland Patent while suffering losses to Webster Schroder, Dolgeville, Copenhagen, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Averill Park. Central Valley finished atop the 16-team event as the lone squad to post a perfect 8-0 record over the two days of competition.
Alejandro continued a brilliant start to his season, earning the full six team points in all eight of his matches with seven forfeits and one pin. He did his work quickly, never being forced into a third period and scoring three pins inside of a minute — inlcuding a 14-second win over Burnt Hills’ Justis Warren. The senior owns a 21-5 overall record and is riding a 14-match win streak.
Kyle Taylor went 5-3 with four pins for the Rams (10-11), while Robert Boyer, Nick Rodecker and Brennen Rivas also recorded five wins apiece during the tournament and Tyler Krackow went 4-4.
Amsterdam will return to Foothills Council action Wednesday when South Glens Falls visits Lynch Literacy Academy at 6 p.m.
— Staff report