Homer girls use hot first-half outburst to defeat Cazenovia at home

The Homer varsity girls basketball team defeated Cazenovia with a score of 64-36 at home Thursday night. 

The Homer Trojans got off to a great start, holding Cazenovia to 0 points, while scoring 22 points of their own in the opening quarter. The Trojans would go on to get a 29-0 lead before Cazenovia scored their first points. 

Homer’s outstanding first half performance allowed them to have a 25 point lead (42-17) at the end of the half. 

“I think we were a little fired up coming in,” said Homer Head Coach CJ Kudla. “We were up 29-0 to start the game and then we talked about the importance of keeping the focus. Many teams can get up by that much and lose focus of the big picture of ‘are we using this to get better?’”

The Trojans kept enough of their aggressive tempo up in the second half, outscoring Cazenovia 22-21 to win the game. 

Gracie Patriarco led the Trojans with 22 points on the night. Following Patriarco were Sarah Sovocool with 14 points, Katlyn Sovocool with 12 points, and Catherine Apker with a 12 point & 11 rebound double-double. 

Here is a quarter by quarter breakdown of the game:


Team 1st  2nd 3rd 4th  Final
Homer 22 20 16 6 64
Cazenovia 0 17 9 12 36


Up next, the Trojans will take on Weedsport on the road tonight (March 12th) for their second to last game of the shortened season.