Here are some local varsity basketball recaps from yesterday's games:
McGraw vs. Cincinnatus Varsity Girls Basketball
The McGraw varsity girls basketball team defeated Cincinnatus for the second time this season.
McGraw now holds a 2-0 record, while Cincy falls to 0-2.
The McGraw Eagles started the game with an early 17-2 lead in the first quarter, as they made it extremely difficult for Cincy to get the ball up the floor.
Most of Mcgraw’s points were generated off steals and turnovers.
“We did a great job in transitioning, running the floor and finding easy looks,” said McGraw Head Coach Corey Wilson. “Our team does a great job creating confidence for one another.”
McGraw senior Emily Fish led the Eagles with 19 points, while fellow senior Karissa Wilbur scored 16 points.
Cortland Varsity Boys Basketball vs. PSLA @ Fowler
The Cortland Tigers defeated PSLA (Public Service Leadership Academy) at Fowler in a close 54-50 game on the road.
Senior Noah Armstrong led the Tigers with 19 points, while Colter Gohs and Max Gambitta both scored 11 points each to help give the Tigers the win.
PSLA was led by Jaden Reyes with 15 points.
Up next, the Tigers (1-1l) will host PSLA on Thursday, February 18th at 7pm.
Marathon Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Whitney Point
The Marathon Boys Basketball team defeated Whitney Point 55-37 at home in order to improve their record to 2-1.
Sophomore Connor Holland led the Marathon Olympians with 26 points, while Nate Walker scored 22 points.
Up next, Marathon will travel to take on Whitney Point once again on Thursday, February 18th at 5:30pm.
Marathon Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Whitney Point
The Marathon Girls basketball team improved to a 3-0 record after defeating Whitney Point 58-40 on the road last night.
Without Marathon’s senior captain Madison Clark, Whitney Point took advantage early by attacking the paint with Jane Austenfield who finished the game with 21 points. However, the Marathon Olympians held their own on both ends of the floor.
Junior Captain Brooke Tillotson led Marathon with 31 points, while Freshman Abby Ensign ended the game with 10 points.
Up next, Marathon (3-0) will be taking on Whitney Point at home on Thursday, February 18th at 5:30pm.