High School Roundup: Whitney Point boys, Tioga girls clinch IAC title-game berths

High School Roundup: Whitney Point boys, Tioga girls clinch IAC title-game berths

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High School Roundup: Whitney Point boys, Tioga girls clinch IAC title-game berths

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Austin Standish-Warpus scored a game-high 20 points as host Whitney Point clinched the Interscholastic Athletic Conference North Large Division boys basketball title on Monday with a 64-50 win over Lansing.

Standish-Warpus hit four 3-pointers for the Eagles, who finished the regular season with a 15-2 record, 14-2 in the league, two games ahead of the Bobcats (13-4, 12-4).

The Bobcats trimmed Whitney Point’s lead to four points with six minutes remaining, but the Eagles answered with back-to-back 3-pointers to put the game away.

Ellington Hopkins scored 13 points, Ben Rourke added 12 points, and Thomas Towner chipped in 10 points for the Bobcats, who now await a Section 4 Class C tournament bid. The field will be announced this week.

* Dryden 57, Union Springs 41: Bryan Norman scored a game-high 27 points and also added six rebounds, four assists and two steals for the Purple Lions (12-5).

Gage Ellis added 10 points and nine rebounds and Trevor Gardner and Bruno Bugliosi each chipped in seven points for Dryden, which led 32-13 at halftime.

Billy Harris led the Wolves (4-13, 3-13) with 14 points.

STAC boys

* Maine-Endwell 47, Ithaca 25: Senior Davondre LaFave finished with seven points and classmate Bruce Greene added five for the Little Red, which finished the season 3-13. Other seniors honored prior to Monday’s game included Julian Byrd, Rohan Khalid, Dondre Sweat, Miles Herman and Jaedon Henderson.

STAC girls

* Maine-Endwell 59, Ithaca 37: Becca Dowling and Julie Yacovoni each scored 12 points for Maine-Endwell .

Taylor DePalma scored a team-high 11 points for the Little Red (7-10), which trailed 24-19 at halftime.

IAC girls

* Tioga 60, Newfield 35: Callie Patsellis scored a game-high 22 points and Emily Schweiger added 13 points for the Tigers, who clinched the IAC South Small Division title with the victory.

Tioga limited Newfield to seven points in the second after leading 35-28 at halftime.

Megan Pakkala scored a team-high 13 points, including three 3-pointers, for Newfield (12-5, 11-4).

* Groton 51, Marathon 32: Ruthanne Forehand scored a game-high 14 points and Steffanie Preston added 12 points for the Indians, who led 13-4 at the end of the first quarter.

Elena Holl led Marathon with 10 points.

The Indians (12-4), champions of the North Small division, will face South Small champion Tioga (14-4) in the IAC Small School championship game at 6 p.m. Friday at Tompkins Cortland Community College.

* Lansing 68, Whitney Point 26: Shea McCartney and Liz Gonyea each scored 15 points and Maura McCartney added 13 points for the Bobcats, who led 35-11 at halftime.

Audrey Eastman chipped in 10 points for Lansing, which will take on undefeated Waverly in the IAC Large School championship game at 6 p.m. Thursday at TC3.

* Union Springs 44, Dryden 34: Melissa Valentino scored 10 points to lead the Wolves.

Kate Holland and Vicky Leyburn each finished with 10 points for Dryden, which trailed 23-9 at halftime.

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