Zeke Wright lifts Groton boys to win in basketball

Zeke Wright lifts Groton boys to win in basketball


Zeke Wright lifts Groton boys to win in basketball



Zeke Wright scored 11 of his game-high 19 points in the second half Friday to lead Groton to a 77-64 victory against Southern Cayuga in Interscholastic Athletic Conference boys’ basketball.

Groton (1-1) trailed by one at halftime because “they came out with much more energy than we did,” Groton coach John Filzen said. “We made some adjustments at the half to spark us.”

Tajz McKnight scored 11 of his 18 points in the second half and John Cooper scored 12 of his 16 points after halftime. Vince Stebbins led Southern Cayuga (0-2) with a game-high 25 points.

Newfield 71, Candor 39: The Trojans (2-0) posted their second consecutive lopsided victory as Zach Mosher (16 points) and Chris Byrd (14) led a balanced attack for Newfield, which led 22-8 after one quarter and 54-25 after three.

Odessa-Montour 47, Waverly 36: Six-foot-6 center Tom Peckham scored 14 points and wreaked havoc in the interior as the Indians pulled away for the South Division road victory. Point guard Morgan Shutter led the winners with 18 points; Dylan Perry led Waverly with 16.

Moravia 65, Union Springs 33: Moravia’s Dylan Powers helped his team secure the lead in the first half, scoring 13 of his 18 points in the first two quarters, and recording eight assists and eight rebounds overall.

Spencer-Van Etten 43, Watkins Glen 42: The Panthers rallied from a 15-4 deficit after one quarter, pulling to within four at halftime and one entering the final quarter. Derek Carman had 18 points, including a pair of key 3-pointers, to lead the winners, while Jesse Teeter (11 points) and Josh Teeter (10) led the Senecas.

Girls Basketball

Lansing 42, Dryden 12: Shea McCartney had 16 points and Maura McCartney added 10 to lead Lansing. Kate Holland led Dryden with 10 points.

Trumansburg 39, Marathon 38: Trumansburg’s Janelle Stewart hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left to put the Blue Raiders up by five. Marathon’s Eryn Griep scored with eight seconds remaining, but the Olympians were unable to foul on the ensuing inbounds play as Trumansburg ran out the clock.

Anna Shelley scored 18 points, eight in the fourth quarter, and added 11 rebounds to lead Trumansburg. Elena Holl led Marathon with 16 points.

Watkins Glen 31, Spencer-Van Etten 22: Eighth-grader Amanda Pike scored nine points, and freshman Amanda Cherock chipped in seven to lead Watkins Glen. Brittany Blakeman led the Panthers with eight points.

Newfield 46, Candor 35: The Trojans outscored Candor 13-2 in the third quarter to build a 36-18 lead and hung on for the victory. Megan Pakkala paced Newfield with 11 points; Mikayla Short and Sierra Szwec scored nine points apiece for the Indians.

Tioga 61, Newark Valley 13: The Tigers held the Cardinals to single-digit scoring in each quarter and pulled away for the win. Hannah Manwaring scored 16 points for Tioga.

Waverly 68, O-M 19: The Wolverines outscored the Indians 22-3 in the first quarter and cruised to victory. Sabrina Bowman led the winners with 13 points.

Boys’ Swimming

Ithaca 117, Corning 67: The Little Red opened its season with a 50-point victory as Ryan Nicholson captured the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 butterfly, and swam on two winning relays. Will Fisher won the 50 and 100 freestyles and swam on two winning relays.


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