Post Season Calling Many Buc Athletes

The Lady Bucs bowling team earned a berth in the Section III Tournament while the hockey team tied visiting Cazenovia and the jayvee girls’ basketball team won again.

In action this weekend the wrestlers are at Onondaga Community College for the Section III Championships.

Monday night is senior night for the Oswego High School varsity boys’ basketball team as Cicero-North Syracuse invades for a makeup (game originally scheduled for Friday February 8).

Sectionals Next Stop

The Oswego High School girls’ bowling team needed two points in the final match of the regular season in order to qualify for the Section III Tournament.

The Bucs headed to Solvay to face off against West Genesee.

It was a solid performance by the Lady Bucs as they lost the first game 810-675 thus needing to win the final two games of the year to advance.  Oswego rallied for a 749-623 second game win and then withstood the pressure to win the third 728-684 and gain a spot in the sectionals.

Coach Bob Hoefer said, “The girls bowled well as a team and encouraged each other along the way.”

Leading the Lady Bucs was seventh grader Kaitlyn Grant with a 509 with games of 149-192 and 168. Following her was Tori Gardner 450 (157-150-143), Allie Hare 438 (157-144-137), Meghan Flack 395 (114-144-137) and Caitlyn McRae 360 (98-119-143).

The Lady Bucs finished the regular season 22-26.

The boys had clinched the league title the previous day and eventually finished the year 39-9 as they lost all three points to West Genesee.

Hoefer said, “On tough conditions the boys were able to stick together and bowl solid games. Oswego lost 927-790, 856-749 and 808-722.

Bowling two games were Brandon Grant 338 (166-172), Ethan Simmons 306 (182-124), Dylan Kimball 303 (139-164), Mike Woolworth 282 (143-139) and David Woolworth 252 (119-133). Rolling only in the second game were Zach DelBrocco 180, Jim Rose 163, Matt Clemons 155, Kevin Goodale 147 and Joey Clavelli 145.

Hockey Teams Ties

Only one goal stood between the Buc varsity hockey team and a first round bye in the Section III Division II Tournament.

The Bucs stormed out to a 3-0 lead in making the most of its opportunities, but Cazenovia fought back to end the game at 4-4 as the teams battled to their second tie of the year.

Cazenovia dominated the first period of play, but the Bucs were able to score twice while goalie Chase Izyk stood tall between the pipes.

Oswego entered the second period with a two goal lead and quickly boosted it to 3-0. However, moments after the third goal Cazenovia got on the board with the first of three second period goals. The Bucs put two pucks past Mario Bendetti and held a 4-3 lead.

With time winding down and the Bucs looking at a possible host spot for the Section III semifinals, Caz scored and sent the game to overtime.

The Bucs stormed out early, made a solid rush and nearly gained the overtime win, but in the end neither team was able to light the red lamp.

For the Bucs Sean Mooney and Zach Zerrahn each had a goal and assist while Dave Walpole and Chris Jadus while assists were also picked up by Jake Anderson (2), Jake Oleyourryk, Justin Clark and Dan Ryan with one each.

Izyk finished with 43 saves for the Bucs while Bendetti had 23 for the visitors.

Oswego will play host to a sectional game late next week and will square off with Cazenovia for the third time this season. By virtue of the Buc tie Skaneateles and New Hartford will host the semifinals.

Jayvee Cagers Go 15-2

The Lady Bucs jayvee basketball team continues to perform well on the hardwood. With one game remaining in the regular season the Bucs are now 15-2 after the 57-40 win over Baldwinsville.

Coach Jessica Burridge said, “We came out aggressive by playing in a full court press.  Baldwinsville kept it close for a while, but in the fourth quarter we turned it up a notch and pulled away, winning the game by 17.

Olivia Dowdle shined as she led her team in scoring by making four threes for a total of 16 points.  Claire Richardson scored 14 points and had eight rebounds.  Kelly Skinner scored seven points and had an impressive 17 rebounds.  Cassidy King chipped in seven points and had six assists.

The Bucs look forward to their final game against CNS on Monday.