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The Telegram
  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Magicians beat Maroon Knights in overtime

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  • HERKIMER, N.Y. — The Herkimer Magicians scored 51 points after halftime Monday and defeated Frankfort-Schuyler’s Maroon Knights 76-71 in overtime.
    The Magicians trailed 30-25 at halftime after an 11-point second quarter. They outscored the Maroon Knights 24-17 in the third and took a two-point lead then went to overtime tied at 69.
    Sophomore Mitchell Scherer finished 27 points, 11 rebounds, seven steals and four assists for Herkimer (2-6, 2-4 CSC-II) after being held to three free throws in the first half. Isaiah Herron, the Magicians’ high first-half scorer with eight points, added 12 points and nine rebounds while Malik Briggs had a double-double with 13 and 15. Tucker Vogt chipped in with 11 points.
    Mark Spina led Frankfort-Schuyler (1-5, 1-3 CSC-II) with 20 points in the loss. Rich Morocco added 14 points and Mitchel Shortt scored 13.
    Herkimer used a 10-2 run to take a 14-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Magicians led by as many as five points at 20-15 before the Maroon Knights made a 9-2 run and went ahead on a layup by Spina who scored eight of Frankfort-Schuyler’s 19 points in the second quarter. The Magicians led again at 25-24 one minute before halftime but Frankfort-Schuyler got a three-point shot from Spina and a three-point play from Shortt to take a lead to the locker room.
    Herkimer’s next game is home Friday against Holland Patent. Frankfort-Schuyler plays on the road Wednesday at Stockbridge Valley and Friday at Sherburne-Earlville.
    HERKIMER 76, FRANKFORT-SCHUYLER 71, overtime
    FRANKFORT-SCHUYLER (1-5, 1-3 CSC-II) — Rich Morocco 14; Corey LaValla 4; Mark Spina 20; Ryan DeRollo 5; Mitchel Shortt 13; Parker Goldsmith 6; Nick Spina 4; Shawn Welch 4.
    HERKIMER (2-6, 2-4 CSC-II) — Andrew Stilwell 3; Malik Briggs 15; Mitchell Scherer 27; Jeremy Adamson 3; Tucker Vogt 11; Michael Barreto 5; Isaiah Herron 12.
    Frankfort-Schuyler 11 19 17 22 2 — 71
    Herkimer 14 11 24 20 7 — 76
    Three-pointers — Frankfort-Schuyler 8 (M.Spina 5, Morocco 2, DeRollo 1); Herkimer 2 (Barreto 1, Vogt 1).

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