A sensational bowling score, another hockey win and a defensive clamp on the basketball court highlighted Tuesday night for Oswego High School athletes.
Bowlers on a Roll
A 3,558 is a sensational score on the scholastic bowling scene.
Tuesday night the Oswego boysÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ were in the groove as the squad swept three games from visiting Rome Free Academy with a season high 3,558.
Coach Bob Hoefer said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Eighth grader Matt Clemons shot a career high 783 to lead Oswego. Cameron Byrne and Matt Salvador also were over 700 on the way to an outstanding team overall total of 3,558 with team games of 1171, 1128, 1259.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Clemons stated with a 246 and just got better with a 258 and final of 279 for the 783. Byrne started at 236, fell to 213, but rallied for a solid 267 enroute to a 716 series. Matt Salvador also carded a 709 series with games of 246-185-278. Jamie Cliff just missed a 700 with a 692 (217-257-218) while Zack Sizemore had a 658 (226-215-217) to move to 14-4 on the season.
In girls action the Bucs lost all three games to a top notch Rome Free Academy team.
RFA won the first game 99-1621, the second 895-591 and the third 922-604.
Leading Rom was Olivia Bodley with a 655. For the Bucs Ashlee Lytle had a 433, Christie Hoefer 389, Chelsea Geroux 377, Paige Blum 316 and Ceara Donahue 301.
Icers Remain Unbeaten
The Oswego boysÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ varsity hockey team remained unbeaten with a 6-3 league win over Auburn on the Crisafulli Rink.
The teams fought through a scoreless first period, but then raced to a 3-0 lead in the second period. Rick Uribe took a perfect pass at center ice from Trent Yule and broke in one-on-one on goalie Steve Komanecky for the first goal at 6:01. Moments later, at 8:28, Ryan Ramsey got the puck to Fred Donabella who flipped a back hand shot past the goalie. The third goal, at 13:11, was the result of a scramble in front of the Auburn net as Jon Carson got the puck to the goalmouth and Mike Brown punched it in. The Maroons did get one back with just eight seconds remaining in the period as Matt Festa had his first of two goals on the night.
The winning goal came just 2:57 into the final period as Fred Donabella sent a crossing pass from deep in the corner to Dustin Kavanaugh for a 4-1 advantage. Oswego got goal number five on a power play at the 7:11 mark as Yule and Donabella teamed up to get the puck on the stick of Uribe who scored on another scramble.
Auburn tried to come back with a power play and shorthanded goal in the late going of the third period, but Oswego iced it with an empty net goal by Austin Tracz with just 12 seconds remaining. Uribe and Yule assisted on the final goal.
In next Oswego was putting pressure on the Auburn goalie and managed 30 shots while Buc keeper Matt Howard finished with 15 saves.
Oswego moved to 4-0-1 overall and 2-0-1 in league and return to action at Lysander Rink against Baldwinsville on Tuesday, December 22.
Lady Bucs Stop Liverpool Cold
Tenacious defense and an effective offense resulted in a lopsided 43-25 Oswego varsity girlsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ victory over Liverpool at Powers Gym on Tuesday (December 15).
Early on it appeared this was going to be a tight game as it was a one point game midway through the first quarter. Oswego then went on an 11-0 run and at the end of the first quarter the Bucs were ahead 18-8.
Mixing up the defense the Bucs were able to keep Liverpool off balance and in the second quarter Oswego had 13 points and limited the opposition to just two for a commanding 31-10 halftime edge.
Michelle Canale finished with 12 points and Lindsay Johnson 11 while Katie Abramski and Brooke Reifinger had six each, Michaela Auer four, Marissa Canale and Sam McCarrick two each for the 2-2 Bucs.
Varsity BoysÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Five Tough Early
Oswego and Liverpool met on the Warrior hardwood on Tuesday night as the home team won 69-39.
Oswego played a solid first half and trailed 25-24 at halftime. However, in the second half it was all Liverpool as the Warriors scored 20 in the third and 25 in the final quarter while the Bucs mustered just 11 in the third and four in the last period.
Jesse Gates had 19 to lead the winning team. For the Bucs Corey Galletta had 14, Mac Porter eight, Joe Brown, and Anthony Samson four each, Damien Williams three while Elliot Singleton and Jake Metcalf each had three points.
Oswego returns to the friendly confines of Powers Gymnasium on Friday night to host Henninger.
Jayvees Rally for Win
A second half surge carried the Buc boysÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ jayvee basketball team to a 55-46 win over Liverpool.
Coming out of halftime facing a 28-20 deficit, Oswego used its full court pressure Ã¢â‚¬Å“DÃ¢â‚¬Â and efficient half court offense to outscore the home standing Liverpool Warriors 35 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 18 over the final two quarters.
Coach Brian Haessig said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Bucs tough defensive play was truly a team effort, with all members of the team contributing. Constant pressure and all out hustle were evident throughout the second half. On the offensive end, the team displayed patience and poise under pressure in running their offense, while taking and making high percentage shots.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Big man Connor Riley led the Bucs with 17 points and controlled the boards at both ends of the floor. Point guard Ryan Patrick added 16 points, with 12 of them coming in the decisive fourth quarter. Co-captain Mike Thompson added nine points while playing a terrific overall game with several steals, assists and rebounds. Eric Ã¢â‚¬Å“Big DawgÃ¢â‚¬Â Wallace came off the bench to score 6 points in the fourth quarter while playing very good defense in the post. Also scoring for Oswego were Justin Peterson, Josh Gillard and Nate Miller with two points each.
With the win, the JV Boys have evened their record at 2 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2.
Jayvee Girls Lose
The Oswego jayvee girls basketball team lost 39-30 to Liverpool with Taylor Giglio leading the way for the Bucs with 10 points.