OV battles but falls short to Brookfield
NEW BERLIN – Garrett Lum of the Edmeston Panthers changed the outcome of game with back-to-back 3-point buckets at the end of the third and the start of the fourth to push the visitors past the host Unadilla Valley Storm Thursday night 51-41.
The Storm held a four points lead after the first quarter but the Panther responded by outscoring UV 15-11 in the second stanza to bring the game to a 21-21 tie at the break.
Lum’s field goals broke open at close game at the start of the final quarter of play, swinging the momentum in favor of Edmeston. Unadilla Valley’s offense stalled for a three minute span to start the fourth and with the big shots by Lum, the Storm was unable to recover.
In the third, Edmeston pulled away from the host team by going on a 16-9 run. The fourth saw the Panthers hold the lead by scoring 14 in the quarter, five coming at the free throw line down the stretch.
Lum ended the game with nine points while the Panthers were led by Josh Martin’s 17 points.
Despite the loss, UV’s Cameron Osborne posted his second double-double of the season. Osborne finished the game with 18 points to lead the Storm while he pulled in 13 rebounds.
Teammate Caleb Parker added 11 points and colleagues Dylan Nichols and Tim Postma each contributed five.
Greg DeVries chipped 12 points for Edmeston.
Unadilla Valley (1-2) will play host to the Greene Trojans on Tuesday in the Storm’s Midstate Athletic Conference opener. Game is slated for a 7:15 p.m. start.
Edmeston 51, Unadilla Valley 41
Ed 6 15 16 14 – 51