Cortland County High School Sports Game Recaps (Jan. 10)

Here are some more local varsity sports scores and recaps from yesterday's games:

Cortland varsity girls basketball vs. Central Square

(Photo from Cortland Voice photo archives).

The Cortland varsity girls basketball team pulled a late fourth quarter comeback to beat Central Square 44-39 last night.

The Cortland Lady Tigers were down by nine in the fourth quarter. 

“I am so impressed with the girls, as they never let down,” said Cortland Head Coach Nolan Sinclair. “Each and every girl on this team deserves so much credit for their hard work. This was a big game for us, and to come back from nine down in the fourth is huge for us moving forward this season.” 

Cortland senior Shyanne Lewis led the Tigers with 14 points. Both Kaitlyn Pratt and Lyndsie Babcock scored 11 points each. 

Cortland is now 9-1 on the season, and will host Fulton on Tuesday, January 14th at 5 p.m. 

Cortland varsity boys basketball vs. Central Square

(Photo from Cortland Voice photo archives).

The Cortland varsity boys basketball team suffered a tough 68-46 loss against Central Square on the road last night. 

The Tigers trailed by 20 (35-15) at the end of the half. They tried to come back in the fourth quarter, but it was too late. 

Sophomore Max Gambitta led the Tigers with 11 points, while Noah Armstrong scored seven. 

Cortland (5-4 overall) will be hosting Fulton on Tuesday, January 14th at 6:45 p.m. 

Marathon varsity girls basketball vs. Newfield

(Photo from Cortland Voice photo archives).

The Marathon Lady Olympians fell 54-37 against a (9-0) Newfield team on the road last night.  

It was a close first quarter with Marathon trailing 16-13. 

Midway through the second quarter, sophomore Brooke Tillotson picked up her third personal foul and had to sit out. Newfield took advantage of the occasion, and grew their lead to 11 (31-20) at halftime.

"We were right there the entire first half, but they (Newfield) are a team that will take advantage of even the smallest opportunities," said Marathon Head Coach Andrew Pierce

Marathon would hold Newfield to five points in the third quarter, but it was not enough to close the gap. 

"If you hold a team like that to five points, you have to capitalize and we didn't," stated Coach Pierce.

Tillotson led the Olympians with 27 points, bringing her to 800 career points. Kristi Walley had six points, and Madison Clark recorded six blocks. 

The Lady Olympians (6-4 overall) will take on Newark Valley on the road on Tuesday, January 14th at 7 p.m.

Homer varsity boys basketball vs. Altmar-Parish-Williamstown

(Photo from Cortland Voice photo archives).

Last night, the Homer Trojans defeated Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (59-73) on the road. 

The Trojans had a dominating first half, as they led 43-24 at the half. 

APW outscored the Trojans 12-24 in the third quarter. Homer would regain composure in the fourth quarter to win the game. 

Senior Derek Fickett led the Trojans with 23 points. Mikyle Franklin had 19, and Jarrett Wilbur scored 12.

Homer (5-4 overall) will be hosting Fabius-Pompey on Monday, January 13th at 6:30 p.m.