OHS Hoops Team Wins Again, Boys’ Hockey Climbs Into Tie Atop Division

The Buc basketball team won its seventh of the year, the boys’ hockey team moved into a first place tie and the grapplers won by one point to highlight recent Buc action.

Meanwhile, the Lady Bucs hockey team also scored a win.

Cagers Win Again

The Oswego Buccaneer varsity basketball team moved to 7-3 on the year with a 57-50 win over a stubborn Central Square Red Hawk squad.

Balanced scoring led by 15 points from Dustin Sands, 13 from Ryan Lavner, 10 by Josh Gillard, eighth from Dylan Lavner and seven from Zach Gillard put the Bucs in the win column.

The Bucs held a 15-11 lead after one, but tightened the defense in the second to pull away with a 29-18 advantage.

Central Square battled back in the final half, but could not overcome the halftime deficit.

Trevor Martin and Brandon Schultzkie each added two points apiece for the Bucs.

Hockey Team Wins

The Oswego High varsity hockey team won a crucial Division II contest by a 4-2 count over Clinton on Martin Luther King Day.

The win pushed the league record to 9-1-1 and a deadlock in first place with this Friday night’s host Skaneateles.

Clinton did not play like a last place team and held a 2-1 lead in the third period.

The visitors scored first, but Oswego was able to tie it up 1-1 after one as Jake Anderson scored on a wrister.

A scoreless second period was highlighted by solid goaltending from Oswego’s Chase Izyk and Joe Bonanza of Clinton.

However, just about two and a half minutes into the final period Clinton went up 2-1.

Zach Zerrahn then went on a tear with a natural hat trick in scoring all three in the final period.  The most important was his first which was a short handed tally to tie it up at 2-2.

The final stats saw Brandon Tracz with a trio of assists and Sean Mooney had two.

In net Izyk finished with 23 saves while Bonanza had 28 for Clinton.

During the weekend the Bucs finished second place in the Canandaigua Tournament.

After defeating Penfield in the first round by a 2-0 count the Bucs met the host team and lost a 2-1 game.

Grapplers Win

The Oswego High School wrestling team scored a 34-33 win over Red Creek.

Action started off at 170 where Mule Jim Roberts had a technical fall over Collin Dryden in six minutes after building up a 24-8 advantage. Red Creek followed up with more points as Liam Earle pinned Zachary Caruso  in 1:12. A double forfeit followed.

Oswego then got into winning action as 220 pounder Jacob Rodriguez pinned Corwin Caster in 3:36. Eric Doviak followed up with a forfeit win.

At 99 pounds and 106 each team picked up a double forfeit.

At 113 Red Creek chalked up six more points via a forfeit for Robert Stratchura and at 120 it was six more points for Shane Coner of the Mules with a forfeit win.

At 126 Buc Destin Clark pinned Joe Santini is 27 seconds and following that win came a major decision for  132 pounder Jordan Perchway over Taylor Crawford in a 12-4 margin.

A forfeit came at 138 as William Page of RC won and following that was a Shawn Conner win over Buc Jordan Attwood (12-2) and to close out the scoring came back to back forfeits for Michael Sheppard and Jeff Susherba of Oswego.

Lady Bucs Win

On the ice at Crisafulli Rink in a rare Sunday game, the Lady Bucs hockey team upended St. Lawrence 5-1.

Allie Rogers and Hannah Croteau each had two  goals and Ashley Pitters had the other.

Picked up assists were Whitney Daino and Rogers.

In net goalie Madisyn Whalen had 25 saves.

Earlier in the weekend the Bucs lost a 7-1 decision to Beekmantown.

Seniors were honored during the weekend as Sarah Mancuso and Pitters were recognized for their dedication and service to Buc hockey.