Here are some local high school varsity sports recaps from Friday’s events:
Varsity Boys Basketball: Cortland vs. Homer
The Cortland Purple Tigers opened their season up with a County rivalry win over the Homer Trojans on Friday with a score of 60-48.
It was a close first half, with Cortland entering halftime with a two point lead (24-22).
The Tigers went on to outscore the Trojans 36-26 in the second half to win the game.
“I’m really happy for our kids to come out and battle,” said Cortland Head Coach Jeremy Milligan.
The Tigers were led by Tyler Blake (14 points), Emerson Johnson (12 points), and Max Gambitta (11 points).
The Trojans were led by Jon Barnes (17 points), Wyatt Wilbur (10 points), and Reid Partis (8 points).
“We played great defense and executed our zone offense, knowing that Homer was also going to play a lot of zone offense,” added Coach Milligan.
Up next, Cortland will host Watertown today (Saturday, December 4th) at 1:45pm; while Homer takes on Oneida on the road on Tuesday (December 7th) at 6:30pm.
Here are some photos of the game:
Varsity Girls Basketball: Homer vs. Skaneateles
The Homer Lady Trojans defeated Skaneateles in the first round of the Jessica M. Beal Memorial Basketball Tournament with a score of 48-45.
It was a close game, with Skaneateles taking a 23-25 lead at the end of the half.
However, the Lady Trojans went on to outscore Skaneateles 19-7 in the third quarter to ultimately win the game.
The Trojans were led by Catherine Apker (18 points, 17 rebounds & 4 steals), Keira Miller (12 points & 9 rebounds), and Sarah Sovocool (9 points, 8 rebounds & 9 assists).
Skaneateles was led by Faith Wagner (16 points), Ayla Pas’cal (10 points), and Maeve McNeil (5 points).
Up next, the Trojans will take on LaFayette in the Final round of the tournament tonight (December 4th) at 6:30pm.
Varsity Girls Basketball: Marathon vs. Lansing
The Marathon Lady Olympians defeated Lansing 53-10 at home in order to improve to a 2-0 record on Friday.
The Olympians took an early 12-4 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.
“We got rid of some early nerves and settled down to get the job done,” said Marathon Head Coach Andrew Pierce. “There is a lot of work to be done to be ready for our tough league games.”
Marathon was led by Brooke Tillotson (25 points, 8 steals, 5 rebounds & 4 assists), Anna Hoyt (7 points & 3 rebounds), Addison Oram (5 points, 2 rebounds & 2 assists), and Bailee Hurlburt (4 points & 9 rebounds).
Up next, the Lady Olympians will play Whitney Point Senior on the road on Tuesday (December 7th) at 7:30pm.