Team USA, D’Amigo, Lose to Canada Monday

Canada got some revenge with a 4-1 semifinal win over Team USA – and Johnson City native Jerry D’Amigo – in the World Junior Hockey Championships Monday in Buffalo.

D’Amigo and his American teammates were looking for a repeat of last year’s World Juniors Championship win. With last night’s loss, they will be forced to play for the Bronze Medal against Sweden – and Binghamton Senators goalie Robin Lehner – on Wednesday. Canada will play Russia for the gold.

D’Amigo called Monday the most disappointing night of his hockey career. The 19-year-old has registered a goal and an assist for Team USA over their first four games at the HSBC Arena.

SU Football and Basketball Over Holiday Week

The Syracuse University men’s basketball and football teams will be busy next week on WEBO.

First, the basketball team will open up Big East play against Providence at 9pm Tuesday, Dec. 28 at the Carrier Dome. Our pre-game coverage will begin at 8:30pm.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, the “Voice of the Orange” Matt Park will host a special bowl preview show with football coach Doug Marrone from 8-9pm.

The Orange will play in the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, Dec. 30 at 3:30pm against Kansas State. SU’s last bowl appearance was a win over K-State in 2004. Bowl coverage will begin at 2:30pm Thursday on WEBO.

The men’s basketball team will wrap up a week of SU athletics on WEBO with a New Year’s Day game against Notre Dame at 2pm.

SU Basketball Takes Down Drexel, Improve to 13-0

The Syracuse University men’s basketball team wrapped up its non-conference play with a 93-65 thrashing of Drexel at the Carrier Dome Wednesday.

The game was heard live on WEBO.

The Orange led for most of the game, putting the Dragons away by shooting 72 percent from the floor in the second half.

Kris Joseph scored a career-high 25 points to lead Syracuse while Philadelphia-native Scoop Jardine added 21. High school teammate Rick Jackson recorded his ninth double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Syracuse is an undefeated 13-0 to begin their season. It marks the second straight year and the eighth time in 35 years that SU has gone undefeated in non-conference play.

The No. 5 Orange will begin the Big East portion of their schedule with a game against Providence at 9pm Tuesday at the Dome. Coverage will begin at 8:30pm on WEBO.

OFA Girls’ Win at SV, Waverly Rallies for Wrestling Win

Senior Brittany Rando scored a game-high 16 points to lead Owego to a 45-30 girls’ basketball victory at Susquehanna Valley Wednesday night.

The Indians will play in the Waverly Christmas Tournament next week.

In other games from Wednesday…
Sophomore Katherine Vienneau scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Union-Endicott past Maine-Endwell 47-37. Lauren Kozlowski had seven points and 12 boards for the Spartans.

Binghamton was too much for Vestal, winning 66-33. Melanie Patterson led the Golden Bears with 12 points.

Several of the local girls’ teams will play in the Pete Hyde Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Johnson City next week.

In wrestling, Waverly rallied from 21 points down to pull out a dramatic 41-40 victory over their rivals from Tioga, Newark Valley beat Dryden and Owego lost at Chenango Valley.

SU Basketball vs. Drexel on WEBO Wednesday

The Syracuse University men’s basketball team will host Drexel at 7pm Wednesday in the Carrier Dome.

The game will be heard live on WEBO. Our coverage will begin at 6:30pm.

Tonight will be the third game in five nights for the Orange, who beat Iona on Saturday and Morgan State on Monday. Following tonight’s game, Syracuse will have five days off before opening Big East play against Providence on Tuesday.

The Orange are undefeated through their first 12 games of the season and ranked 5th in the nation in both polls.

Drexel is 8-1 on the year, coming off a win over St. Francis (PA) on Saturday. The Dragons have already ended one team’s perfect season this year, when they beat then No. 20 Louisville last week.

Yanchus Scores 35 as OFA Wins, Other Games

Stephen Yanchus scored a career-high 35 points to lead the Owego boys’ basketball team to a 75-65 win over Susquehanna Valley Tuesday night.

Only five players scored for Owego, including 13 each from Mark Merritt and Matt Warchocki along with 11 from Robbie Black.

Brendon Normile scored 25 points for the Sabers, who went 22-for-25 at the free throw line.

Johnson City dropped their first game of the season, 66-63 to Norwich, in a battle of STAC Central Division unbeatens. Ryan Clark led the Wildcats with 20 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks.

Binghamton held on for a 49-48 win over Vestal. Chris Bowe had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Golden Bears.

In the IAC, Candor beat Newark Valley 61-56 and Spencer-Van Etten handed Tioga a 69-52 loss.

In college basketball, Binghamton University lost 61-56 to St. Peter’s College at the Events Center Tuesday. The Bearcats are 3-7 on the year.

SU Basketball Handles Morgan St.

The Syracuse University men’s basketball team had their way with Morgan State Monday night as the Orange won 97-55 in a game that was heard live on WEBO.

The Orange dished out 34 assists as they rolled to their 12th straight win, including a career-high eight from Dion Waiters. Senior Rick Jackson and sophomore James Southerland each scored 18 points.

Freshman Fab Melo added nine points and four blocks in the winning effort.

It was the second of three games in five nights for No. 5 Syracuse, who will host Drexel for a 7pm game Wednesday.

Coverage will begin at 6:30pm on WEBO.

Jackals End 2010 With Shutout Win

The Elmira Jackals ended out the 2010 portion of their schedule with a split of games at home, falling to Trenton on Friday before shutting out Toledo on Saturday.

Goaltender Mike Brodeur made 30 saves on Saturday in a conditioning start down from Binghamton.

He was recalled to Ottawa on Sunday.

The Jackals are off until Dec. 29.