C.J. Krowiak scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Union-Endicott boys’ basketball team to a 79-72 victory over Ithaca in Southern Tier Athletic Conference action on Friday at Bliss Gym.
Osama Barwari added 15 points, six of them in the fourth quarter, for the Tigers (9-1), who trailed by 10 points early in the second quarter before cutting the deficit to one at halftime. U-E pulled away in the second half, outscoring the Little Red 47-39 after the break.
Jelani Fontanez scored 25 points and Steve Stage added 21, including five 3-pointers, for the Little Red (5-6), which travels to Horseheads on Tuesday for a STAC West showdown, then to Binghamton on Friday.
Whitney Point 59, Dryden 49: On Friday at Whitney Point, 6-foot-6 junior Gabe Shrauger scored a career-high 32 points as the Golden Eagles (10-1 overall, 8-0 IAC) rallied past the Purple Lions (6-5, 4-4).
Whitney Point, an honorable mention in the state Class B poll, holds a 2½-game lead over Lansing atop the IAC Large North Division.
Dryden was led by 6-6 sophomore Ali Abel-Ferretti, who had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Junior Noah Welgoss added 12 points and freshman Trevor Gardner had 11.
The visitors led by three points after the first quarter and still led by two after three before WP closed with a 17-4 fourth-quarter advantage to take the victory.
Watkins Glen 58, Candor 28: On Saturday at Watkins Glen, Justin Kelly and Joe Palumbo led a balanced effort with 11 points apiece, as the Senecas scored 23 points in the second quarter and went on to rout the Indians in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game.
Collin Gates had nine points and three steals and Luke Flahive added eight points and five assists for Watkins Glen (11-2), which held Candor to 16 points in the first three quarters.
Jordan Bartolis had five points to lead Candor (4-6), which made five field goals, four of them 3-pointers.
Newfield 79, Odessa-Montour 24: On Friday at Odessa, the host Indians trailed 41-15 against the state-ranked Trojans en route to a 55-point loss.
Dekhari Stewart led Newfield (10-1), ranked 18th in Class C, with 15 points. Joel Kelley paced O-M (3-8) with eight points.
Thomas A. Edison 59, Newark Valley 55: On Friday at Elmira Heights, Chris Becker and Brandon Michaud scored 17 points apiece to lead Edison.
Trevor Martin scored 16 points and Brett Copes added 12 for the Cardinals (4-8).
Marathon 58, Union Springs 29: At Marathon, Dan Lincoln’s five steals propelled a hard-pressing Olympians squad to the IAC victory.
Zach Brandstat scored 15 points and Tyler Hoellerer added 12 to lead Marathon (7-4, 6-2), which held Union Spring to below double digits in each quarter.
Union-Endicott 35, Ithaca 28: On Friday at Endicott, Nicole Kaczmarczyk led all scorers with 13 points for the Tigers. Morgan Talley grabbed 11 rebounds and Alexis Eastman 10 for U-E (6-5).
Tatiana Minnick and Maryah Wright scored six points apiece for Ithaca, which outscored U-E in the second half, 20-10.
Candor 42, Watkins Glen 30: At Candor, Sierra Szwec scored a game-high 16 points and added 6 assists leading the Indians to a Interscholastic Athletic Conference victory. Miranda Russell scored 7 points and 11 rebounds for Candor (7-2), while Victoria Goehner had 13 points for Watkins Glen (6-7).
Hurley-McQuinney Invitational: At Ithaca, Trumansburg’s boys and Elmira Notre Dame’s girls won the Small School title on Friday at Ithaca College’s Glazer Arena. In Saturday’s Large School meet, held at Cornell’s Barton Hall, team champions were Harrison for the boys and Elmira for the girls.
The Blue Raider boys team was led by Alex Kenney, who won the 1,000 meters in 2 minutes, 47.63 seconds, and Kyle Carr, who won the 55-meter hurdles in 8.35 seconds. The Blue Raiders also won the 1,600 relay in 3:42.15, and got field-event victories from Cam Denmark in the triple jump (41 feet, 8 inches) and Forrest Ridley in the high jump (5-6).
Other local winners included the Dryden duo of Duran and Liam Joyce, who took 1-2 in the 60-meter dash (6.94, 6.99); Liam Joyce in the 300 (37.65); Jason Jenks of Groton in the 1,600 (4:41.51); Dryden’s 800-meter relay (1:38.73); Anders Presthus of Lansing in the shot put (45-10) and Dylan Bland of Lansing in the pole vault (13-0).
Dryden’s girls finished second in Friday’s 16-team small-school meet, with Abbey Yatsko winning the 60-meter dash (7.56 seconds) and the 300 (42.29), Mackenzie Todd taking second in the 55-meter hurdles (9.76) and winning the long jump (16 feet, 4½ inches), Shaina Sullivan winning the triple jump (32-4¾) and placing second in the high jump (4-10).
Other local winners included the Trumansburg 1,600 relay (4:30.82) and Hayley Wigsten of Lansing in the pole vault (10-0).
In Saturday’s large-school meet, Elmira sophomore Abbey Wheeler won the 1,500 meters in 4:42.92, the third-best girls’ time in the country this season according to usa.milesplit.com.
Fairport 5, Ithaca 1: On Saturday at The Rink in Lansing, the Little Red fell to 7-5-1 with the loss to the 13th-ranked Red Raiders (7-4-0). Ithaca hosts Syracuse on Friday and Liverpool on Saturday; both games are set for 7:30 p.m. at The Rink.