OHS boys’ varsity basketball wins another nailbitter

OSWEGO, NY – The Friday night basketball game between Oswego and Corcoran will be broadcast live on WBUC beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the game being found on your Time Warner Cable digital channel 97.4 or if you have a Time Warner Cable box tune into channel 16.

This will culminate a busy week for the Bucs as they have had nailbiters in recent days.

A spectacular comeback capped off by a driving lay up with three seconds to go brought Oswego High boys’ varsity basketball players a 54-52 victory over visiting Auburn on Wednesday at Power Gym in Oswego.

The Bucs trailed by as many as 15 during the game and entered the final eight minute quarter trailing by a dozen. Oswego scrapped back and kept fighting for yet another wild finish.

As time was winding down Ryan Lavner connected on a three-point long-range bomb to bring the Bucs within striking distance.

With 14 seconds on the clock the score was tied 52-52 with the ball in possession of the Maroons. The ball was inbounded, but seconds later Auburn turned over the ball.

In the ensuing scramble on the floor Oswego regained possession and Zach Gillard went the distance outrunning the defensive player for what proved to be the game winning layup.

Auburn jumped out to an early lead, but the Bucs fought back to lead 10-9 after one quarter. However, in the second three point bombs swishing through the nets gave Auburn a  32-20 advantage.

The visitors went up by as many as 15 in the third quarter and entering the last eight minutes the Bucs trailed 45-33.

The comeback ended as the Bucs won game number seven on the year.

Bowlers Win Again

The boys’ bowling team picked up win number seven on the year with a three-game sweep of Central Square.

Coach Bob Hoefer said, “The boys all bowled strong games and really showed their teamwork. Although no one stands out much more than another that shows that if they can all rally behind one another and encourage each other that they can carry through.”

Senior Matt Clemons paced the Bucs with a 659 (215-228-216) while Mike Woolworth had a 647 (223-223-201) and Kevin Goodale had a 607 (214-173-220). Completing the scoring for the Bucs were Joey Clavelli 585 (235-190-160) while Zach DelBrocco had a 520 (149-200-171).

Brandon Grant, rolling as a non-scorer, earned a 642 (223-185-234).

Gilbert Impressive on Track

Oswego junior Grace Gilbert, ran a fast time of 2:00.72 in the 600 meter run to finish first at the recent Bob Grieve Memorial Invitational.

Gilbert also turned in a personal best split in the Lady Bucs 4 x 400 meter relay, which ran a season best time of 5:01.2, to place second in their section. Other relay members included Olivia Flint, Sarah Fitzgibbons, and Chloe Patterson.

Freshman Alyssa Flanagan, lowered her previous best in the 300 meter dash by over two seconds, with a fine time of 57.72.

Other bests for Oswego were turned in by Hannah Cain in the 55 meter hurdles, Brynn Adner in the 55 meter dash, Flint and Fitzgibbons in the 400 meter dash, and Logan Sullivan in the shot put.

The Lady Bucs will return to the SRC Center at Onondaga Community College next Thursday, for the Fred Kirschenheiter Memorial Invitational.

Wrestlers Lose

Oswego lost to Fayetteville-Manlius on the wrestling mat 61-18 on Wednesday night.

The Bucs earned points from 126 pounder Austin Coleman with a 9-2 decision over Jack Kinsella, Austin Piazz (220) won by forfeit, Eric Doviak (285) decisioned Mike Boshart 6-2 and Matthew Bates won by forfeit at 120.

Jayvee Cagers Close

Oswego and Auburn jayvee boys’ had a tight game with the Maroons winning 62-60.

The Bucs trailed 22-16 after one, but closed to 32-30 at halftime.

Trevor Bradshaw had 18 for OHS while Jake Dumas added 16, Jake Gerber nine, Carson Smith eighth, Trey Clark eight and Jason Jones one points.

Coach Bob Connelly said, “it was a good team effort in a game that was back and forth throughout.”