OSWEGO, NY – Oswego teams have been busy this week.
In girls’ varsity basketball action the Lady Bucs scored a 46-30 win over host Watertown.
Oswego took a quick lead in the first half by pushing the ball and scoring in transition with the leadership from captains Sam McCarrick and Lexi Gillard.
The Buccaneers kept the game moving in a fast tempo and controlled inside the paint with strong defense. The Bucs went into the half up 26-6.
Oswego kept Watertown off the boards with the help of Gillard with three offensive put backs to seal the deal. It was a combined effort from the team for scoring.
Gillard led the team in scoring with 16 points, including three three- point baskets. Taylor Giglio contributed nine and Becca Martin had eight points.
Bowlers Blank Henninger
Oswego swept Henninger on the lanes as the boys won 1,029-888, 959-880 and 1,021-881.
Matt Clemons three-game total of 771 saw him collect 10 strikes in the third game for a 289. Zack Delbrocco had a 573, Cameron Byrne 560, while Gavin Gilbert bowled two games for a 397. Also bowling games were Kevin Goodale 213, Joey Clavelli 182, Jimmy Rose173 and Dan Cliff 140.
The girls’ scores were incomplete as two were missing. Christie Hoefer had a 521, Ashlee Lytle 411 and Courtney Bartlett 256.
Against Rome Free Academy the boys won one game and lost the other two games.
Matt Clemons had a 620, Cameron Byrne a 568 and Zack Delbrocco a 566 in three games.
For the girls’ Christie Hoefer had a 522, Ashlee Lytle 434 and Paige Blum a 354 while Cortney Bartlett had a 254 and Allison Martin a 235.
Buc Five Falls At Auburn
A third quarter offensive explosion by the host Auburn Maroons broke open the game as the Oswego varsity basketball team lost 59-36.
Auburn outscored Oswego 16-2 in the third quarter to build the lead to 46-24.
For the Bucs Jake Metcalf finished with nine, Corey Galletta six, Michael Thompson six, Ryan Patrick four, Dustin Sands and Kevin Carpentier four, Justin Peterson two and Tim Edgar one point.
The hockey teams lost games this week as the boys’ team lost a 4-3 overtime thriller at Clinton and the girls’ fell at Potsdam 5-1.
Jayvee Five Wins
Oswego jayvees won a high scoring 61-46 shoot-out at Watertown.
The Bucs took a quick lead in the first quarter putting them up 19-11.
With the constant pressure on Watertown they struggled to get the ball past half court.
Julia Lavery scored the first four baskets of the game with two field goals and a three-point basket. The Bucs went into the half with a score of 32-26.
Coach Jessica Tremblay said, “When it comes to this team it truly is a TEAM effort. Nine of the ten players contributed in scoring and all contributed in hard work and defense.”
Leading the scoring was captain Maddy Muckey with 14 points and 7 assists.
Lavery also contributed 14. Rachael Purtell added 7, Emily Heagerty, Kerrigan Cummins and Katie Knopp each chipped in 6 points.
Seventh Graders Improve
The seventh grade boys lost a close 25-21 game against Nottingham.
Matt Morrison had five points, Trevor Bradshaw, Jacob Gerber and Jacob Dumas scored four each.
Cameron Casaletta, Josh Constanza and Roman Madlanbayan each scored twice.
The Oswego seventh grade boys’ basketball team started the season with an 82-19 loss at Central Square, but in a rematch on the final home game of the year Oswego lost 46-24 as the team demonstrated significant improvement.
Jacob Dumas led the Bucs with eight points while Jacob Gerber tallied six, Rory Henrie and Trevor Bradshaw had four each and Tim Barker contributed two points.
The Oswego modified volleyball team defeated Henninger in all five games.
Coach Ted Beers said, “We have found our serving game and it led the charge for us tonight. We had a total of 64 aces in the match and all of the girls contributed to this win. Serving is something we have worked on throughout the year and it is paying off for us now. We lost to this Henninger Grant group the first week of the season and we did not serve well, we stayed with them, but our serving was not good when we went there. This time, we were more prepared and we showed that with our serving game tonight. We did not make the same mistakes we did when we played them before.”
Jordan McCauley had 14 aces and one dig while Allie Henderson had 13 aces and a kill, Morgan Demong added eight aces and Brenna Riley had seven aces.
Miranda Clary had three aces as did Merry Dowling.
Natasha Mezza had three aces and a kill and Claire Richardson added five aces. Kelly Skinner also served solidly with eight aces while Meg Maniccia had a dig.
Against Cicero-North Syracuse the Bucs also won all five games.
Beers said, “We had another good serving night, this is a skill that carries a lot of weight in this game and we made sure we took care of it tonight. We totaled 38 aces on the evening and played good defense tonight. We lost to this C-NS Gillette team the first week of the season and our serving and defense cost us a tight match at C-NS. The girls have done a good job of taking care of the ball when it is in our court. The progression on the season has shown and it has been showing now for a week. Our serving game has come alive and as a result the girls are playing good heads up volleyball. They go out and impress me every night.”
Meghan Anderson had four aces while Miranda Clary had five aces. Morgan Demong had an ace. Merry Dowling has eight aces and two assists while Allie Henderson had a kill and five aces. Meghan Anderson had four aces, Jordan McCauley six aces and an assist while Natasha Mezza had two aces.
Jordan Oatman finished with three digs, Eliana Rando had a point block, Claire Richardson a kill and ace, Brenna Riley a kill and two aces, Lauren Sharkey two digs and Kelly Skinner four aces.
OMS (White) Volleyball Finishes 10-1
The Oswego Middle School (White) Volleyball team recently finished the season with 10 wins and only 1 loss to Baldwinsville.
The Lady Bucs earned their victories over both teams from Syracuse (Grant), Syracuse (Lincoln), C-NS, Central Square, and Oswego (Blue).
Leading the young Lady Bucs in kills were Reilly Patrick, Shanell Meyers, Mariah Metcalf and Kelly Gorman from the A group and Brianna Stenz, Alexis Sheridan, Tori Armet and Olivia Peel from the B group.
Leading the team in serving aces were Reilly Patrick, Carrie Kelly and Kelly Gorman from the A group and Alexis Sheridan and Olivia Peel from the B group.
Setting the ball well and leading in assists were Margo Dillon and Carrie Kelly from the A group and Paige and Alexis Daniels from the B group.
Leading the team in defensive digs were Jessica Pfeiffer, Reilly Patrick and Margo Dillon from the A group and Carlie Stoebner, Olivia Flint and Brianna Stenz from the B group.
“The girls had a great season overall but more importantly they learned to played a strong style of volleyball that will help our program in the future and learned the importance of teamwork and team play even though we had some good individual talent. The girls worked very hard every day to improve.” said Coach Ahart.