Here are some more local varsity sports scores and recaps from yesterday's games:
Cortland varsity girls basketball vs. Central Square
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 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
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
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.
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
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.
Homer (5-4 overall) will be hosting Fabius-Pompey on Monday, January 13th at 6:30 p.m.