OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Lady Buc varsity and jayvee teams were tough on the court on Wednesday while the boys’ hockey team was edged and modified volleyball was victorious over a previously unbeaten foe.
Lady Buc Cagers Win
It was a relatively smooth night for the Oswego Lady Bucs varsity girls’ basketball team as win number two on the season came with a 56-34 win over Corcoran.
A combination of solid defense and consistent shooting provided a quick 19-7 first quarter r lead and the squad was able to maintain an advantage throughout.
McKenna Brooks combined good shooting with steady defensive play to lead the charge. She finished with 17 points.
At halftime the Bucs held an 11 point, 34-23, advantage.
The third quarter proved decisive with a 14-2 margin for the home standing Bucs and a 48-25 score.
In the end Brooks was the lone double figure scorer while Marguerite Dillon had eight, Reilly Patrick seven, Erica Atkins and Bella Winklestine six, Rachael Purtell and Brenna Riley four each while Siara Wilson and Claire Richardson each had two.
Hockey Team Loses
The Oswego High School boys’ hockey team lost at New Hartford on Wednesday night by a 3-2 score.
Goalie Donovan Roy had 35 saves for the Bucs while at the other end of the ice Tyler Hansen had 32 in a wide open game.
New Hartford held a 2-1 lead after two periods and in the third each team scored a goal.
For the 3-3 Bucs Brandon Tracz and Zach Zerrahn had goals while Bentley Brosch, Sean Mooney and Tracz each had an assist.
This was the first divisional loss of the year for the Bucs and they will host Cazenovia on Friday at 7 p.m. on the Crisafulli Rink surface.
Jayvees Remain Unbeaten
Behind a second half outburst the Oswego Lady Bucs jayvee basketball team scored a decisive 54-32 win over Corcoran on Wednesday night.
Coach Jessica Burridge said, “Oswego met tough competition last night playing against a very athletic Corcoran.”
The Bucs struggled in the first half rushing their shots. They were also not getting rebounds on the defensive end giving Corcoran second chance shots.
Oswego got down seven at one point.
With the help of Clara Culeton coming off the bench with two big baskets, the team rallied together in the last minute to cut Corcoran’s lead to four going into the half.
Oswego came out in the second half playing their game. They took over by playing tough full court defense.
Olivia Dowdle held their leading scorer to only six points in the second half. The rest off the Bucs stepped up their scoring and took it aggressively to the basket and Corcoran was never able to fight back.
Leading the Bucs were Cassidy King with 10, Michele Lavery with 10, Jenna McManus with 10 and Kelly Skinner with 8.
Other players who contributed were Clara Culeton with six, Adeline Benjamin with four, Brianna Stenz three, Maddi Rahn and, Haley Baker with two and Mariah Galletta one point.
In a five-game set Oswego defeated Liverpool Soule 25-19, 23-25, 15-25, 25-20 and 25-21.
Coach Ted Beers said, “We played the best defensive game we have had all season and in doing so came home with a hard fought win. The Liverpool Soule Road team was undefeated going in and we knew we were going to have a tough time on our hands. We discussed keeping our serves in play and playing solid defense. The girls did just that.”
Continuing he said, “We won the first set with a lot of back and forth; we just missed edging them out in sect two and in set three we lost our defensive rhythm a little. In set four we fought every step of the way. With set five to be played we knew we had to make every contact count and we did. I am extremely proud of how well the girls played as a group and how hard they fought back.”
Meg Durval had four kills, 16 aces and two digs while Maddie Armet had a kill, three aces and four digs. Sheyenne Lacey added two kills, three aces and a dig while Leah Taylor had four assists and a dig.