Yesterday, the Homer boys and girls basketball teams defeated County rival Cortland on the road.
Homer Boys Basketball vs. Cortland
The Homer varsity boys basketball team pulled off a great team win (54-43) against County rival Cortland.
It was a close game from the start with the Cortland Tigers taking a three point lead (21-24) at the half.
In the second half, Homer came out and started to take over with senior Jarrett Wilbur having a dominant performance, leading all scorers with 29 points on the night.
“He’s been our leader and is a very humble kid,” said Homer Head Coach Rex Ryan. “It’s nice to see him have a game like this, well deserved.”
“Everyone who stepped on the court today contributed whether it be rebounding, defense or taking care of the basketball,” added Coach Ryan. We need to take a game like this and keep the momentum moving forward.”
Homer freshman Wyatt Wilbur followed Jarrett with 15 points on the night, while sophomore Evan Butts scored six.
The Cortland Tigers were led by senior Owen Riley with 12 points and Noah Armstrong with nine points.
Up next, Homer (1-1) will take on Deruyter on the road tomorrow (Monday February 22nd) at 6pm; while Cortland (2-2) goes against Auburn tomorrow (Monday February 22nd) at 6:30pm.
Homer Girls Basketball vs. Cortland
Three days after their last match up, the Homer varsity girls basketball team defeated Cortland once again with a score of 59-45.
In the first half, the Homer Trojans kept Cortland in the game after missing 7 out of 10 free throws.
In the second half, the Trojans came out and went on an 11-0 run to start the third quarter, taking over the game.
“At half-time we talked about composure, and how good teams always come out in the second half with clear minds no matter the circumstance,” said Homer Head Coach CJ Kudla.
Homer was led by Katlyn Sovocool and Catherine Apker with 17 points each. Following them were Sarah Sovocool and Gracie Patriarco with nine points each.
“Katlyn Sovocool played incredibly today,” added Coach Kudla. “I have been telling her since she was a Sophomore that once she starts hitting 3's we are going to be a very hard team to defend. She had four today, Catherine had two and Gracie had one; and that opens so many lanes to get to the basket. I am very proud of them, this week has been tough with four games in six days."
Up next, Homer (3-2) will host a strong Marathon team on Thursday, February 25th at 6pm; while Cortland (0-4) takes on Auburn on the road on Thursday, February 25th at 7pm.