Sophomore Ali Abel-Ferretti had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Dryden boys basketball team to a 53-26 victory over host Groton on Tuesday night in Interscholastic Athletic Conference play.
Freshman Trevor Gardner added nine points for the Purple Lions (1-1), who got eight points apiece from seniors Ross Cole and Joe DeLucia.
Dryden outscored the home team, 16-7, in the first quarter and extended its advantage to 27-9 at halftime. Ferretti had seven of his game-high point total in the third quarter as the Lions outscored the Indians in the period, 15-7.
Nate Ossit had eight points and Dylan Ellis and Will Stoughton chipped in six apiece for the Indians.
The Purple Lions return home next Tuesday to face Whitney Point.
Elmira Notre Dame 79, Newfield 46: On Tuesday at Elmira, the Crusaders blew open a close game in the second half, outscoring the Trojans 56-27 after the break to score the IAC South victory.
Tom Agan scored 18 points and Darius Garvin added 17 for the winners, who scored 31 points in the third quarter.
Chris Byrd led all scorers with 20 points for Newfield, which also got 12 points from Brian Barrett.
Spencer-Van Etten 53, Edison 30: At Elmira Heights, the Panthers held Edison to single-digit scoring in all four quarters and got a game-high 23 points from Derek Carman in the IAC South victory.
Jorden Tyson added 11 points for S-VE, which led 29-16 at halftime.
Adam Shumaker led the Spartans with nine points.
Waverly 52, Candor 30: At Waverly, the Wolverines outscored Candor 16-5 in the second quarter to take a 16-point halftime lead and cruise past the Indians in the IAC South.
Waverly’s balanced attack was led by Alex Uhl, who scored 12 points, and Payton Miller’s 10. Both had two of their team’s six 3-pointers.
Wyatt Whitmore matched Uhl with a game-high 12 for Candor.
Whitney Point 85, Union Springs 46: At Whitney Point, the Eagles outscored the Wolves 47-15 in the second half to pull away for the IAC North victory.
Zach Marsh and Gabe Shrauger both scored a game-high 21 points for Point. Marsh shot 6-for-7 from the foul line and had a pair of 3-pointers.
For US, Cole Austin and Garrett Cunningham led the way with 10 points apiece.
Watkins Glen 56, Tioga 30: At Tioga, the Senecas used a 21-2 third-quarter burst to tame the host Tigers.
Matt Estes scored 13 points and Adam Tuttle chipped in 10 to lead a balanced offense for WG. Tioga got eight points from John Dougherty.
Lansing 52, Moravia 47: At Lansing, the Bobcats held off a Blue Devils fourth-quarter rally to post a five-point IAC North victory.
Lansing led 40-27 after three quarters but was outscored 20-12 in the fourth. Junior Maura McCartney led the winners with 20 points while her twin sister, Shea, chipped in 11.
Hannah Bennink led a balanced attack for Moravia with 11 points.
Southern Cayuga 64, Trumansburg 34: At Trumansburg, Jessie Kopp scored a game-high 21 points to lead the visiting Chiefs.
Adrianne Torea and Sydney Cullen both chipped in 12 points and combined to hit all five of SC’s 3-pointers. Torea had three of them.
T-burg got 12 points from Anna Shelley.
Waverly 49, Candor 41: At Candor, Reylyn Schwartzhoff scored 20 points as the Wolverines held off a second-half comeback by the Indians in an IAC contest.
Kylie Newman added 11 points for Waverly (3-0), which had a six-point halftime lead cut to one after three quarters.
Candor’s Sierra Szwec led all scorers with 22 points.
Newfield 46, Elmira Notre Dame 32: At Newfield, the Trojans got 13 points from Mariah Crawford in posting the IAC South victory.
Sheridan Heine scored more than half of the Crusaders’ points with 17.
Spencer-Van Etten 55, Thomas A. Edison 36: At S-VE, Michelle Woychak scored 12 points and Caitlyn Yartym add eight points for the Spartans in an IAC loss.
Ithaca 121, Horseheads 62: At Ithaca, All-American Ryan Nicholson won the 50-yard freestyle (21.31) and the 100 butterfly (50.95), and swam legs on Ithaca’s winning 200 medley and 200 free relays. Little Red swimmers won 10 of 11 events, with Horseheads’ Dan Phillips taking the 1-meter diving.
Ithaca 42, Corning 36: At Ithaca, the Little Red opened its season with a victory as Collyn Shippos (106 pounds), Richie Burke (138), Jasper White (145), Julian Korfine (152), Ian VanValen (170) and Armus Guyton (220) all won by pin. All but one match that didn’t result in a forfeit was decided by pin.
Ithaca heads to Webster-Schroeder High this weekend for the Matthew Marino Invitational.