Three of the top scorers in the Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s boys Large School North division will convene when Lansing travels to Dryden in an early-season clash on Friday evening.
Both teams won their season openers on Tuesday, the Bobcats a 70-40 home rout of Marathon behind 20 points from senior point guard and 2011-12 division Most Valuable Player Ellington Hopkins. Dryden won on the road, edging Groton, 71-68, thanks to 25 points from 6-foot-2 senior guard Bryan Norman and 20 more from classmate and 6-foot-5 forward Gage Ellis.
Marathon and Groton also will be in action Friday and looking to claim their first victory of the season on their home floors, as the Olympians welcome Trumansburg and the Indians take on Southern Cayuga.
Groton got 21 points from senior Taj McKnight and 16 from junior Zeke Wright in Tuesday’s loss, while Kody Barry scored 10 points in the losing effort at Lansing.
Trumansburg was a 43-41 winner against Union Springs in its season opener, meaning the Wolves could claim their first victory when they travel to Moravia on Friday.
Another team looking for a 2-0 start is Odessa-Montour, which travels to Waverly after completing a 21-point second-half turnaround in a 55-42 victory over Spencer-Van Etten on Tuesday.
Other games on Friday’s schedule include Newark Valley at Tioga, Candor at Newfield and Notre Dame at Edison. Whitney Point has a bye.
* GIRLS: A meeting of two season-opening overtime winners headlines Friday’s IAC girls basketball schedule as Newfield visits Candor.
The Trojans scored a 49-45 double-overtime victory against Tioga on Tuesday while the Indians outlasted Edison, 65-64, in overtime behind Sierra Szwec’s 33 points, including the game-winning layup with eight seconds remaining.
Lansing hosts Dryden looking for a 2-0 start after smothering Marathon 53-22 in a game that saw sophomore Shea McCartney nearly equal the Olympians’ total output with 21 points. Meanwhile, Trumansburg welcomes Marathon with both teams looking for their first win of the season. The Blue Devils got an 11-point, 19-rebound double-double from Anna Shelley in a 42-32 loss Tuesday at Union Springs.
Other games on Friday’s schedule include Groton at Southern Cayuga, Moravia at Union Springs, Waverly at Odessa-Montour, Spencer-Van Etten at Watkins Glen, Edison at Notre Dame and Tioga at Newark Valley. Whitney Point has a bye.