High School Girls’ Basketball: Cortland battles back to take down Homer

Ashley Shortsleeve looks to inbound a pass to her teammate (Troy M./Cortland Voice)

HOMER, N.Y. – The Cortland Tigers bounced back from a loss to Oswego earlier this week by beating the Trojans 51-45 at Homer High School Friday night.

It was a tale of two halves as Cortland came out strong in the second half of the game to overcome a halftime deficit. Going into the half up 30-21, Homer was outscored by Cortland 30-15 in the second half.

Free throws were a key in the Trojans falling to the Tigers, as they went 9-21 from the line. Caley Cornwell had 22 points in the game, and her teammate Shawnessy Earle had 10 points in the game as well.

Cornwell, who recently broke the all-time scoring record for Homer girls’ basketball, is now the all-time leading scorer for both boys’ and girls’ basketball with a total of 909 points. She has a chance to increase that mark, as Homer still has a few games left to play in the season.

Cortland’s Ashley Shortsleeve knocked down 4 three pointers in the game, which accounted for 12 of her 14 points. Tsai Lewis had 14 points in the game for the Trojans.

Cortland improves to 6-13 and will finish the season away against Christian Brothers Academy on Feb. 12. Homer falls to 9-9 and has a short turn around, as they will play at Bishop Grimes Saturday at 1:45 p.m.

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