Winter Sports Heating Up For Buc Athletes

OSWEGO, NY – Winter sports season has commenced in the Oswego City School District.

On Tuesday, the Oswego High varsity boys’ basketball team headed to Corcoran in Syracuse for the lidlifter.  In a hard fought, come-from-behind effort the Bucs lost a nailbiting 79-78 decision to the Cougars in a game that ended in double overtime.

Oswego  was led by Zach Gillard and Ryan Lavner with 27 and 26 points respectively. Gillard not only had five field goals, but ended up with 17 successful free throws.

Corcoran appeared to be on cruise control with a 14-point advantage during the third quarter. However, the Bucs started to chip the lead and went on an 18-5 run in the final eight minutes to send the game to overtime as the score was tied at 59-59 at the conclusion of regulation.

Each team scored nine in the first extra session to make it 68-68, but with 6.9 seconds to go Marcos Gonzalez hit two free throws to give Corcoran the lead for good.

The Bucs played well in the first half with the score 11-11 after one and trailed 28-25 at intermission. The home team outscored the Bucs 26-16 in the third, but  OHS never gave up.

Tyree Varner scored nine for Oswego while Matt Giudilli had eight, Garrett Skinner three, Mylek Hoyt three and Steve Kunelius two.

Hockey Falls at Home.

The Oswego High School girls’ hockey team faced off against Canton at the Crisafulli Rink on Tuesday night and fell 5-2.

The visitors jumped to a 2-0 first period lead, but Oswego got one back before the intermission and then tied it early in the second. However, Canton scored one more in the second and two in the third to pick up the win.

Both Oswego goals came off the stick of Allison Rodgers with Hannah Croteau picking up an assist while in net Madisyn Whalen stopped 21 shots.

It was the season opener for the Bucs while Canton built its record to 2-1.