Last week’s snowstorm wreaked havoc on holiday basketball tournament schedules, and Saturday’s steady snowfall did more of the same.
The consolation and championship games at the Fred Caliel Tournament, rescheduled for Saturday afternoon at Lansing High after the storm pushed the tournament’s start back a day, were postponed again and rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon. The championship game will feature the host Bobcats (7-0) against Moravia (6-0) in a game that will count on both teams’ Interscholastic Athletic Conference records.
Wednesday’s consolation game will pit winless Trumansburg (0-7) against Newark Valley (1-4) in a non-league matchup. In Friday’s opening round, Moravia overwhelmed Trumansburg, 76-27, while host Lansing knocked off Newark Valley, 68-40.
Since Moravia and Lansing will be meeting on Wednesday, their Feb. 5 game will be moved to Moravia.
In Friday’s opener, Moravia raced out to a 35-10 halftime lead, then doubled their lead by outscoring the Blue Raiders in the third quarter by a whopping 29-4. Chandler Benson and Chase Walker led the winners with 15 points apiece, while Mitchell Swartwood led T-burg with nine points.
In Game 2, the host Bobcats used an 18-7 third-quarter scoring advantage to pull away from the Cardinals and advance to the final. Ellington Hopkins led Lansing with 16 points, including 7-for-8 foul shooting, and Jack Stevens added 15. Josh Felicetti had nine points for Newark Valley.
* Watkins Glen Tournament: The consolation and final at the Watkins Glen Tournament were postponed on Saturday and were scheduled to be held Sunday evening. Watkins Glen was to take on Clyde-Savannah in the championship game, following the consolation game between Spencer-Van Etten and Newfield.
In Friday’s opener, the Glen beat Spencer-Van Etten, 65-34, with Keith Rekczis leading a balanced effort for the Senecas with 12 points. Tyler Ellenson led the Panthers (5-2) with a game-high 15 points.
* Cortland Christmas Tournament: Dryden edged Marathon, 61-60, in the opening round in Cortland, and was scheduled to meet the host Purple Tigers (7-0) in the final. Cortland routed rival Homer, 58-30, in the other first-round game.
Dryden was led by Gage Ellis, who scored 20 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds with his team down, 60-58. Jeff Contri scored 27 points to lead Marathon, which led 23-18 after one quarter and took a five-point edge into the fourth period.
The scheduled consolation and final of the Melissa B. Wilson Girls Basketball Tournament at Watkins Glen were both canceled because of snow. Bishop Ludden was to have played unbeaten Newfield for the title. The consolation game between Watkins Glen and Corning was also canceled.
Newfield advanced to the title game on Friday with a 54-28 defeat of Watkins Glen. Rebecca Wood had 13 points, Erica Carney had 11 and Dominique Everhart had 10 for the Trojans (6-0).