Last night, the Homer Girls basketball team hosted the Marathon Olympians for what came to be an exciting Cortland County matchup.
The Homer Trojans started the game on a good run, as they took an early lead to end the opening half with a score of 30-23.
In the second half, the Trojans started to share the ball well offensively and forced the Olympians into making multiple turnovers. Homer recorded a team total of 18 steals on the night. This allowed Homer to get a 15 point lead (45-30) over Marathon at the end of the third quarter.
“We played great team basketball today,” said Homer Head Coach CJ Kudla. “We shared the ball extremely well and gave up good shots for better shots.”
In the final quarter, Marathon outscored Homer 19-11 as they attempted to comeback in the game, but Homer’s lead was too great to overcome. The game would end with the Trojans taking a 56-49 win over the Olympians. This was the Olympian’s first loss of the season.
“Homer is a talented group of girls that play hard,” said Marathon Head Coach Andrew Pierce. “We had too many turnovers, didn’t hit the defensive boards and didn’t convert on several easy shots.“
Marathon’s Brooke Tillotson led all scorers with 30 points on the night. Despite last night’s loss, Tillotson became Marathon’s second all time leading scorer with 1,224 career points.
The Homer Trojans were led by Sarah Sovocool with a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds. Following Sovocool were Gracie Patriarco with 14 points and Catherine Apker with 11 points.
Up next, the Homer Trojans will take on Auburn on the road today (February 26th) at 5pm. The Marathon Olympians will host Cortland for another exciting County matchup on Saturday (February 27th) at 1pm.