OSWEGO — The Oswego Youth Basketball Association recently held the first two rounds of playoffs in the Senior Division.
ESSROC Cement and Lakeview Remodeling advanced to play in the championship game, which was scheduled for Tuesday night.
FIRST ROUND Caruso Accounting Service — 32 C&B Farm & Garden — 31
Brandon Witkovsky scored 14 points to propel Caruso Accounting Service into the Senior Division semifinals.
Jason Purtell fired in eight points for the winners, Paul Becker added four points, and Evan Caroccio pumped in three. Also scoring for Caruso Accounting were Joshua Elia (2) and Louie Percival (1).
For C&B Farm & Garden, Gavin Rowe scored 12 points. Peyton Roy notched eight points, and William Adkins netted five. Calob Ellis had four points, while Dante Polisse scored two.
Fourth-seeded C&B jumped out to an 8-3 lead in the first quarter, helped by three points each from Roy and Rowe.
Witovsky led the comeback for Caruso Accounting, netting eight points in the second to give the team a 19-17 lead at halftime.
In the third quarter, Rowe scored four points to give C&B a 27-23 lead.
Witovsky's bank shot, two rebound layups by Becker, and Purtell's basket and free throw carried Caruso Accounting in the final quarter.
Kirwan Law Office — 42 Bosco's Market — 34
Caden Burkhart exploded for 20 points to help end Kirwan Law Office to the second round.
Jack Warren chipped in with six points in the win. Ethan Cedillo, Timothy Kirwan, and Tristan Orr scored five points apiece, while Hunter Mills scored one point.
Zachary DeMott fired in 14 points, and Jeff Thompson scored 12 for Bosco's. Tucker Wells netted six points and Aidan Taylor had two.
Thompson had five points in the first quarter to give Bosco's a 9-8 lead.
Burkhart exploded for 14 points in the second quarter, mostly on layups set up by his strong rebounding. Bosco's was plagued by turnovers on the offensive end, and Kirwan Law held a 24-9 lead at halftime.
DeMott canned three treys in the third quarter for Bosco's, but Cedillo answered with three points and Burkhart had four, and Bosco's led by 15 through three quarters.
Another DeMott triple along with two bombs by Thompson drew Bosco's closer, but baskets by Burkhart and Kirwan protected the Kirwan Law lead.
SECOND ROUND ESSROC Cement — 28 Caruso Accounting Service — 21
Chris Dempsey fired in 11 points and Dylan Munger added nine to put ESSROC Cement in the title game.
Also scoring for the winners were Ethan Lo-Castro (3), Ethan Hotaling-Whitney (2), Sam Metcalf (2), and Jared Yoder (1).
For Caruso Accounting Service, Brandon Witkovsky pumped in eight points, Jason Purtell netted six, and Joshua Elia scored four.
Matthew Chubon added two points and Louie Percival scored one.
ESSROC jumped out to a 10-2 lead after one quarter behind Dempsey's 4-for-4 free-throw shooting.
Caruso Accounting Service cut the lead to 14-9 at halftime. Percival of Caruso's and Munger of ESSROC traded one free throw each for all of the scoring in the third quarter.
In the fourth, ESSROC pulled away behind Munger's six points and three each by LoCastro and Dempsey.
Lakeview Remodeling — 37 Kirwan Law Office — 22
Jerry Sliwa led the way with 16 points to put Lakeview Remodeling in the Senior Division championship game.
Thomas May had six points for the winners, while Dylan Dunsmoor pumped in five. Andrew Gentile scored four points, Ryan Symborski fired in three, Joey Reeves had two, and Elijah Campbell scored one.
For Kirwan Law Office, Caden Burkhart scored seven points, Jack Warren pumped in five, while Ethan Cedillo and Tristan Orr netted four each. William Waterbury chipped in with two points.
Kirwan Law Office jumped out to an 8-2 first-quarter lead behind four points from Burkhart.
Sliwa caught fire and scored 10 points in the second quarter to lead Lakeview's comeback. Lakeview Remodeling led 18-10 at halftime.
Down the stretch, a triple by Dunsmoor and 4-for-4 free-throw shooting by Sliwa and Symborski kept Lakeview Remodeling in control.