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The Telegram
  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Herkimer finishes fourth at VVS, Waterville wins title

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  • VERONA, N.Y. — Magician Mitchell Scherer earned a spot on the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Tournament’s all-star team following a fourth-place finish by the Magicians over the weekend.
    The Magicians were beaten 51-41 by Section IV Chenango Valley in Saturday’s consolation game prior to Waterville’s 77-70 win over the host school in the championship game.
    Vernon-Verona-Sherrill had beaten Herkimer 75-55 in Friday’s opening round for its first win of the season.
    Scherer and Tucker Vogt led Herkimer (1-6) with 10 points each in the consolation game. Vogt had three of Herkimer’s five three-pointers. The Magicians fell behind early with a four-point first quarter.
    Matt Personius scored 13 points and Mike Owen had 12 in the win for Chenango Valley.
    On Friday, Dalton Cousin had 28 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots to help Vernon-Verona-Sherrill end a losing streak that had reached 23 games. Jeremy VanDuLuitgaarden added 16 points for the Red Devils.
    Malik Briggs had 15 points and 11 rebounds in the loss to Vernon-Verona-Sherrill while Scherer added 13 and eight. Isaiah Herron chipped in with eight rebounds and four assists.
    Zach Sawyer and tournament most valuable player John Piersma each scored 22 points Saturday in Waterville’s win over the Red Devils. Sawyer had 25 points and 10 rebounds Friday as Waterville, ranked seventh in the state in Class C, beat Chenango Valley 59-40.
    Herkimer plays at home Saturday afternoon against Sauquoit Valley.
    CHENANGO VALLEY 51, HERKIMER 41
    CHENANGO VALLEY (5-2) — David Trudeaux 0 5-9 5; Matt Personius 4 3-5 13; Brian Cox 0 3-4 3; Devin Ashman 4 0-2 8; Mike Owens 5 0-0 12; Coby Ross 1 2-2 4; Kasey Edwards 1 0-2 2; Brian Ball 3 0-0 6. Totals: 18 13-24 51.
    HERKIMER (1-6) — Andrew Stilwell 1 0-1 2; Malik Briggs 1 5-6 7; John Zaleski 0 0-1 0; Mitchell Scherer 4 1-2 10; Ryan Stilwell 1 0-0 3; Tucker Vogt 3 1-2 10; Josh Wilcox 3 0-2 6; Isaiah Herron 1 1-2 3. Totals: 14 8-16 41.
    Chenango Valley 11 17 11 14 — 51
    Herkimer 4 15 15 7 — 41
    Three-pointers — Chenango Valley 4 (Owens 2, Personius 2); Herkimer 5 (Vogt 3, Scherer 1; R.Stilwell 1).
    VERNON-VERONA-SHERRILL 75, HERKIMER 55
    HERKIMER (1-5) — Andrew Stilwell 2 1-2 5; Malik Briggs 7 1-2 15; John Zaleski 1 0-0 3; Mitchell Scherer 4 5-6 13; Derek Newman 1 0-0 2; Jeremy Adamson 1 0-0 2; Tucker Vogt 1 0-0 3; Michael Barreto 1 0-0 2; Josh Wilcox 2 0-1 4; Isaiah Herron 3 0-1 6. Totals: 23 7-12 55.
    VERNON-VERONA-SHERRILL (1-7) — Nick Metzger 3 1-3 9; Matt McCoy 2 0-0 4; Austin Mitchell 1 0-0 2; Christian Pittman 1 0-0 2; Dalton Cousin 11 6-11 28; Casey Jones 3 0-0 6; Justin VanDuLuitgaarden 2 2-2 6; Jeremy VanDuLuitgaarden 4 6-6 16; Dylan Sutherland 1 0-0 2. Totals: 28 15-22 75.
    Herkimer 15 8 14 18 — 55
    Vernon-Verona-Sherrill 18 18 24 15 — 75
    Three-pointers — Herkimer 2 (Vogt 1, Zaleski 1); Vernon-Verona-Sherrill 4 (Metzger 2, Je.VanDuLuitgaarden 2).
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