A close game after one quarter turned into a blowout Tuesday night in Groton as the Lansing boys’ basketball team improved to 4-0 with a 57-34 victory over the Indians in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference North non-divisional matchup.
Ben Rourke led a balanced Bobcats attack with 13 points, while Ellington Hopkins added 11 and Greg Lehr 10. Nate McIntosh chipped in seven points, including two of Lansing’s four 3-pointers.
Tajz McKnight led Groton (3-2) with eight points.
The visitors took a 15-13 lead into the second quarter before Lansing clamped down on defense, holding Groton to 21 points over the final three periods while gradually pulling away.
The Bobcats host Union Springs (1-3) on Friday. The Wolves have lost three straight since a season-opening two-point victory over winless Trumansburg.
Southern Cayuga 72, Trumansburg 45: The Chiefs (1-4) got a combined 56 points from Vince Stebbins, Justin Schneider and Tom Miller in taking the battle of winless clubs.
Stebbins and Schneider led the way with 20 points apiece for SC, which led 38-15 at halftime.
The Blue Raiders (0-4), who suffered their third consecutive loss of 25 points or more, were led by Polish exchange student Sebastian Andrzejkovicz (9 points) and Zachary Kenney (8). Coach Damon Reed’s squad is playing without six players, who were suspended for six games for disciplinary reasons.
Moravia 71, Whitney Point 55: Dylan Powers scored 28 points as the Blue Devils (4-0) rallied from a three-point deficit after one quarter, outscoring the Eagles by 15 points in the middle two quarters en route to the win in a battle of unbeatens.
Whitney Point (3-1), which led 12-2 before Moravia rallied, got all but one of its points from three players — Adam Tillotson (20), Zach Marsh (18) and Austin Standish-Warpus (16).
Notre Dame 64, Waverly 44: The Crusaders (3-0) blazed to a 26-point lead after three quarter and cruised to victory, led by sophomore guard Darius Garvin’s 27 points.
Garvin scored 14 of his team’s 18 third-quarter points as END took a 54-28 lead into the final eight minutes. Patrick Bronson had 10 points and Cody Marchese, Dylan Perry and Kyle Kuzma all added seven for Waverly (1-3).
Ithaca 56, Corning 35: Taylor DePalma, who missed all last season following major knee surgery, scored 18 points and Holly Mason added 10 as the Little Red (3-1) held the Hawks to just four first-quarter points in taking control early.
Olivia LeBaron led all scorers with 21 points, including five of her team’s six 3-pointers, for Corning.
Lansing 41, Groton 19: The Bobcats (4-0) won a battle of unbeaten teams as Shea McCartney had 21 points and twin sister Maura added 12.
Lansing led 25-8 at halftime. The Indians (4-1) got eight points from Steffanie Preston and seven from Ruthanne Forehand.
Dryden 41, Marathon 31: The Purple Lions got their first win of the season as Katie Hoy and Vanessa Scott led a balanced attack with nine points apiece. Scott had the game’s lone 3-pointer as Dryden gradually pulled away in the second half after leading at the break, 12-8.
Elena Holl had a game-high 13 points for the Olympians (1-4).
Southern Cayuga 55, Trumansburg 37: The Chiefs were outscored in quarters 1, 3 and 4 combined, but used a 25-5 second-quarter advantage to pick up their second win of the season. Both teams stand at 2-3 on the year.
Jessie Kopp led the visitors with a game-high 22 points, including 10-for-10 shooting from the foul line. Anna Shelley paced Trumansburg with 18 points.
Waverly 44, Notre Dame 33: The host Wolverines (4-0) held Notre Dame to single-digit scoring in all four quarters and pulled away in the second half to win the battle of unbeatens.
Sabrina Bowman led all scorers with 21 points — including all four of the game’s 3-pointers — for the winners. Sheridan Heine had 11 points for Notre Dame (3-1).
Moravia 49, Whitney Point 38: The Blue Devils (3-1) trailed by five after one quarter but edged ahead at halftime and outscored the Eagles, 16-10, in the final quarter to seal the win.
Liz Lawrence led Moravia with 12 points. Whitney Point (1-2) got 10 points from Julia White.
Lansing 124, Odessa-Montour 37: The host Bobcats (4-0) won 10 of 11 events, led by Joe Koch, who won the 200 IM and the 100 freestyle and swam on the Bobcats’ winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.
Lansing’s John Koch also won two events (100 butterfly, 500 freestyle) and swam on the winning 200 free relay, which featured Joe Koch, Mikey Koch, John Koch and Jadon Lama.
Chris Husted of the Senecas (0-4) won the 50 freestyle.
Watkins Glen 84, Dryden 50: Mike Olmstead won both the 50 and 100 individual freestyle events before helping the Senecas win the 200 free relay in an IAC win at home. Olmstead joined Brenton Whiting, Mitch Mangus and Braedan Fitch in the 200 free relay. Whiting, Mangus and Fitch also won individual events for the Senecas (3-1).
Jon Pelletier won the 200 IM and Griffin Wood won the 500 freestyle for Dryden, which also won the 400 free relay with the team of Evan Graney, Connor Roberson, Wood and Marcus Converse.
Waverly 108, Southern Cayuga 56: John Hallett and Josh Mastrantuono each won two individual events and two relays to lead the Wolverines (4-0) to an IAC win at home.
Hallet won the 50 free and 100 backstroke while Mastrantuono won the 200 IM and 100 free. Both teamed with first year swimmer Brandon Anderson and Ken Wood to win the 200 medley relay and then with Mike Girolamo and Caleb Jenkins to win the 400 free relay.