Marathon varsity boys and girls basketball recap vs. Southern Cayuga 

Last night, the Marathon varsity boys and girls basketball teams took on Southern Cayuga. 

Marathon varsity boys basketball vs. Southern Cayuga

(Photo provided by Dionne DePuy).

The Marathon varsity boys basketball team won a big game at home over the Southern Cayuga Chiefs (62-36).

The Marathon Olympians had great ball movement and early first half shooting with Diego Castellot and Andrew Tillotson scoring 17 of the first 26 points for the Olympians. Marathon led the Chiefs 37-23 at the half.

The Olympians were led by Castellot, who scored 17 points. Tillotson scored 13, Braeden Morrison scored 12, and Kenyon DePuy had 10. 

The chiefs were without their primary ball handler, Jared Howe, who is out with a season ending hand injury. 

“I thought we came out tonight and did a better job executing our game plan,” stated Marathon Head Coach Jim Holland. “Castellot and Tillotson played well early, but I also felt like everyone did a great job looking for the extra pass and really did a better job helping on defense.”

The Olympians hang on to a two game lead for the IAC small school division over Moravia. They will be traveling to face Moravia on Friday, February 7th at 7pm. 

Marathon varsity girls basketball vs. Southern Cayuga

(Photo from Cortland Voice photo archives).

The trip to Southern Cayuga was not kind to Marathon, as the Lady Olympians would even out their season record at 8-8 with a league loss (33-47). 

“We struggled to get in a groove offensively and that’s my fault,” stated Marathon Head Coach Andrew Pierce. “It’s my job to get the girls In a position to be successful and I just didn’t get it done tonight.”

Brooke Tillotson and Abby Abigail Ensign the Olympians, scoring nine points each on the night. 

“We handled their press and physical play, but just didn’t shoot well,” stated Coach Pierce. “Going 5-20 shows just how off we were. It’s all fixable, and these girls are resilient. They will bounce back.” 

Up next, the Lady Olympians will be hosting Moravia on Friday, February 7th at 7pm.