MARCY – Zach Britt's 3-point play with 26 seconds remaining gave the Whitesboro boys basketball team the lead for good and the Warriors beat reigning Section III champion Notre Dame 71-68 in their Tri Valley League opener Friday night.
Britt finished with 17 points for the Warriors, who led 32-30 at halftime and 58-50 after three quarters but had to rally late to nail down their second straight win.
Britt's 3-point play put Whitesboro on top 69-68, teammate Tommy Morreale made two free throws with 12 seconds left, and Notre Dame's shot at a game-tying 3-pointer misfired.
Morreale finished with 24 points for the Warriors (1-0, 2-1), who were coming off a 65-54 nonleague win at Auburn on Tuesday. Avery Cook scored a career-high 21 points and Morreale also had 21 in that game.
Notre Dame guard Jaylen Warmack scored 28 points and Treijen Garrett had 18 for the Jugglers, who last year ended Whitesboro's season in the Section III Class A semifinals.
• Thomas R. Proctor opened up a 20-9 first-quarter lead and Cameron Johnson finished with 14 points to lead the Raiders to a 49-41 Tri Valley League win over New Hartford.
• Rome Free Academy raced to a 49-32 first-half lead en route to a 92-59 TVL win over Oneida. Anthony Cudhea scored 15 points, Damien Call and Jordan Baldwin had 13 points each and 13 players scored for the Black Knights.
• Hunter Lane's 32 points led Sherburne-Earlville to a 78-51 win over Center State Conference Division I rival Adirondack. Nate Allen and Landon Miller scored 13 points each for the Wildcats.
• Jimmy Connell had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven steals and Sasha Fielteau added 11 points and nine steals in Old Forge's 53-45 nonleague win over Keene.
• Dylan Miller's 20 points led Poland to a 53-44 nonleague win over Otselic Valley.
New Hartford girls
basketball now 4-0
Guards Kaia Henderson and Sophie Murray combined for 45 points and the New Hartford girls basketball team improved to 4-0 with a 71-47 Tri Valley League victory over Thomas R. Proctor. Henderson scored 26 points, Murray had 19 and Jamie Sales added 14 for the Spartans.
Ariannah Staton led Proctor with 18 points.
• Emma Sehring scored 16 of her 23 points in the second half and Ajla Sejdic had 16 points to lead Notre Dame to a 59-51 TVL win over Whitesboro. Kiley Snow scored 21 points and Hannah Scott had 14 for the Warriors.
• Tailyn Frost scored 18 points and Kelsey McCaskill added 10 to lead Rome Free Academy to a 51-43 win over TVL rival Oneida. Ella Rainbow scored 13 points and Lauren Skibitski had 10 for Oneida.
• Mount Markham's Julia Kocienda had seven 3-pointers and scored 29 points and Hayeligh Gates added 17 points in the Mustangs' 59-44 Center State Conference win at Frankfort-Schuyler. Gianna DeSarro had 13 points and eight rebounds and Victoria Maneen had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Maroon Knights.
• Ryanne Williams had 21 points and 17 rebounds and Hannah Stack added 11 points and 13 rebounds in Dolgeville's 50-36 win over Canastota.
Hamilton, Morrisville State
women's hockey teams win
Olivia Hawes scored two second-period goals less than five minutes apart to give Hamilton College a 2-1 lead and teammate Nancy Loh added an insurance goal in the third period as the Continentals skated to a 3-1 victory over Oswego State in a nonconference women's hockey game at Hamilton's Russell Sage Rink in Clinton.
Loh also had an assist and goalie Sammy Johnson made 16 saves for Hamilton College, 6-2-0 overall and playing at Potsdam State on Saturday.
• The Morrisville State College women's hockey team outshot Wilkes University 63-4 and shut out the Colonels 6-0. Senior captain Maria deWilde scored twice and freshman goalie Lacey Friesen recorded her first collegiate shutout.
Rutigliano's late goal gives
Hamilton men road win
Nick Rutligliano's second goal of the night with just three seconds remaining gave the Hamilton College men's hockey team a 4-3 victory over Middlebury College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) game in Middlebury, Vermont.
Rutigliano finished with two goals and an assista and Jason Brochu had a goal and two assists for Hamilton, 2-1-1 in the NESCAC and 4-2-1 overall. Rory Gagnon also scored and Anthony Tirabassi made 37 saves for the Continentals, who play at Williams College on Saturday.