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January 21, 2009 - 11:42pm

HS boys highlights for Wednesday: Elba shocks Oakfield-Alabama

posted by Brian Hillabush in basketball, sports.

No matter how good a team is, when you play your rival, anything can happen.

That was proven Wednesday night as Elba shocked Oakfield-Alabama 51-47, with a spread out scoring attack and physical play.

"This is huge," said forward Phil Ostroski, who was named D2 Player of the Week this week. "They are a really good team and to beat them is huge. I think it is their first league loss. Everybody that that the teams to beat in the (Genesee Region League) were Notre Dame and Oakfield-Alabama."

In terms of upsets, this is a big one.

The Hornets were ranked 13th in the state in Class C with a 10-1 record, and Elba came in with a 6-5 record and not a lot of respect.

But Sonny Giuliano scored 13 points with 10 assists, Max Torrey had 12, freshman call-up Dan Ramsey scored 12 and Ostroski added nine.

The Lancers did give up two double-figure scorers as Noah Seward had 13 points and Tim Smith added 12.

Now, Elba looks for some respect after knocking off the GR's top team.

"I would hope (we get respect)," Ostroski said. "A lot of people will say Oakfield had an off night or this was a big fluke. I think we are a top tier team because we beat O-A. We have to keep it going the rest of the season to show what we can do."

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Kevin Francis and Kevin Schildwaster both had solid all-around games as Notre Dame knocked off Pembroke 52-44.

Francis had 11 points, five rebounds, seven assists and five steals while Schildwaster added four points, six boards, five swipes and five assists.

ND had a 42-40 lead with 3:45 left to go when Francis scored off a steal by Schildwaster. Then Francis had a steal and got the ball to Greg Barr for a basket. Vinny Zambito also had a key 3-pointer to break the game open.

After a 3-pointer by Andrew Gabbey, Tommy Rapone scored off an offensive rebound.

The Fighting Irish did a good job of holding Pembroke's big men in check, with Ken Babcock scoring 15 and Andrew Wright being held to just nine points.

Pembroke falls to 5-6.

Matt Thompson scored nine points with Nick Wetherwax and Barr adding eight points apiece, helping the Fighting Irish improve to 9-2.

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Mike Humphrey had 21 points with eight dimes as Le Roy toppled Mount Morris 66-44. Josh Kosoriek had 10 points with six rebounds and two blocks with Cody Niccloy adding nine points for the Oatkan Knights (6-7).

Tony Moxley had 13 points and seven rebounds for Mount Morris (3-9).

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Bryan Thompson and Zach Fleiss had 10 points apiece, with Tate Westermeier adding seven points to lead Attica to a 51-44 win over Wheatland-Chili.

Andy Lund led the Wildcats with 16 points and 10 boards.

Attica improves to 6-5.

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The Notre Dame Hockey team had its stuggles with 1-16 Bishop Kearney/Eastridge, but pulled through in overtime to win 3-2.

Jordan DiFlippo scored the game winning goal just 31 seconds into OT, with Jack Nenni and Ivan Madafferi each getting an assist.

Beau Richter and Brett Perfitt had goals with Thomas Dehr made 17 saves in net.

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Holley's wrestling team took advantage of six forfeits in crushing Byron-Bergen 57-23.

Jon Butterbaugh and Quinton Murphy had pins for the Hawks while Colin Geer and Andy Oliveri had pins for the Bees.

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