OSWEGO, NY – Basketball teams and swimming team have been in action recently while Whitney Ford continues to excel indoors on the track and the wrestling team continues to battle.
Buc Cagers Split
Monday night the girls’ varsity basketball team defeated Nottingham 41-35 while the boys lost a 53-44 decision to the host Bulldogs.
In Oswego, the Lady Bucs held a 16-9 lead at halftime, but Nottingham clawed back in the third to trail 27-24. The Bucs held on for their sixth win of the year.
Taylor Giglio had a dozen points while Courtney Louis had 10. Becca Martin and Emily Barlow had seven each. Also scoring for the Bucs were Lexi Gillard with three and Kelsey Ross with two.
Meanwhile, the boys were in a close game at Nottingham and trailed 28-27 at halftime.
In the end Josh Gillard had 17 points while Jake Metcalf had 10. Ryan Patrick scored seven, Corely Galletta six, Josh McRae and Connor Riley two each.
The Oswego varsity boy’s basketball team defeated the visiting Central Square Red Hawks on Jan. 28 by the score of 51 – 43.
The Bucs used a very aggressive man to man defense to jump out to an early lead, 14 – 8 after the first quarter, and never trailed. After an even second quarter, the Bucs went into the final half maintaining a six point lead. Oswego began the third quarter with a 10 – 0 run and put the game out of reach for the Red Hawks, who never got closer than the final score.
Oswego was led by a pair of seniors, captain Jake Metcalf with 18 point and point guard Corey Galletta with 13.
Others contributing to the effort were Josh Gillard with 8, Dustin Sands 6, and Mike Thompson, Connor Riley and Kevin Carpentier with 2 each. Senior Josh McRae played a solid all around game, drawing two offensive fouls to help lead the tough Buc defense.
Lady Bucs Lose to Square
Oswego and Central Square varsity girls’ basketball teams met at Powers Gymnasium with the Bucs losing 46-39.
Oswego gained a 14-6 lead after one quarter, but by halftime it was a 20-19 advantage for the home team. Square outscored the Bucs 27-19 in the second half to pull away for its fifth win of the year.
Emily Barlow and Kelsey Ross paced the Bucs with eight points, Taylor Giglio and Courtney Louis each had seven points; Alexis Gillard also scored six points for the Bucs.
Ford Runs in Section 3 Meet
Oswego junior Whitney Ford, turned in an outstanding performance for the Lady Bucs, at the Section 3 Girls’ Track and Field Championships, held Saturday at Colgate University.
Competing against the section’s elite, Ford shattered her previous best time in the 300 meter dash, with an outstanding time of 45:01, to finish third.
Her strong season best leap of 15’6″ in the long jump, earned her fourth place. She also turned in a personal best of 7.79 in the 55 meter dash, to place sixth.
“Whitney is having a terrific season,” said Oswego coach Jim McCaul. “She is developing the drive, determination, and focus, to compete against the best. Her hard work and dedication is really paying off.”
Ford will be advancing to the Section 3 State Meet Qualifier on Feb. 26, in hopes of earning a berth in the upcoming New York State Track and Field Championships, to be held on March 5 at Cornell University.
With three personal best efforts, Oswego’s 4 x 200 meter relay of Jaime Bouffard, Deondra Smith, Caylin Ward and Kaitlin Holloway, ran a fast season best time of 2:08.9.
The Lady Bucs also turned in a strong performance in the 4 x 400 meter relay, behind the fine efforts of Leah Weiss, Kaitlin Holloway, Ariel Bouffard and Mallory Gordon.
Swimmers Lose to Pool
Liverpool scored a 97-87 win over the varsity boys’ swim team.
Reeve Callen won the 200 free in swimming a 1:53.03 while the 200 IM winner was won by Drake Becksted in 2:02.98.
Sean Stegmoller won the 50 free in 23.3 and Becksted came right back to capture the 100 free in 49.73.
The 200 freestyle relay of Callen, Zac Gerber, Stegmoller and Becksted touched in 3:25.02. while the 400 free relay team of Becksted, Stegmoller, Gerber and Callen won in 3:25.02 for the 4-2 Bucs.
Grapplers In Action
Oswego wrestlers lost to Fayetteville-Manlius 66-24 on the mat.
Forfeits saw Oswego give up points at 103, 112, 119, 140, 145 and 285.
Dan Ellingwood, at 160, defeated Chris Bortel in 1:30 while Mike Ruggio, at 171, pinned his opponent Jordan Kalil in 3:30.
The Bucs picked up the remainder of their points with forfeits in 189 and 215 as Adam Doviak and Tyler Henry gained wins.
In other action Jordan Attwood, at 125, lost to Joshua Scalzetti in 42 seconds while at 130 Matt DiFabio was pinned in 1:05 by Colin Tynan. Jordan Pluff, at 135, was pinned by Tommy Quinlan in 4:31.
Meanwhile, at 152, Eric Susino-Acton lost to Tyler Neveldine in 1:38.
Jayvee Girls Win
The Oswego jayvee girls’ basketball team defeated Nottingham 52-43.
Once again the Bucs started out strong, putting lots of pressure on the Bulldogs. They were able to cause numerous turnovers from their intensity. With continuing the pressure throughout the game they were able to maintain the tempo of the game. Late in the game the Bucs were put on the foul line and were able to shoot 70% from the three throw line, which sealed the deal in the last 5 minutes of the game.
Three players for Oswego scored in double digits and all three are 8th graders.
Reilly Patrick scored 14 points and shot 100% from the free throw line making 4 – 4.
Marguerite Dillon scored 15, nine of her points came late in the game during crucial moments to hold the lead in the second half.
Nicole McCarthy scored 15 points scoring 7 for 9 from the FT line.
On Friday, Oswego pulled off an exciting 47-42 win against Central Square.
Oswego was hampered by foul trouble in the early going and the bench had to deliver and fought to a 22-18 halftime lead.
Patrick finished with 11 points while Lavery had 10 and Dillon nine.