Cortland pulled away in the second half and defeated Ithaca High, 67-48, in non-league boys’ basketball action on Tuesday at Culligan Court/Bliss Gym.
Six-foot-4 junior Nick Craig scored a game-high 18 points for the Tigers (11-2), out of Section 3, who’ve won 10 straight. Sage Brown, a 6-4 senior, chipped in 15 points and 6-10 junior center Chris Luke added 13 points.
Ithaca (7-6), which has lost four straight since its seven-game win streak ended, got nine points each from Jordan Ayers, Trevel De Aragon and Sammy Meminger.
Ithaca will look to get back on track Friday at Elmira.
Union-Endicott 44, Ithaca 42: On Tuesday at Endicott, Nicole Kaczmarczyk scored 13 points and blocked four shots for the Tigers in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference basketball victory over the Little Red.
Victoria Mattarell and Kristen Coyle contributed valuable 3-point goals against Ithaca’s zone in the fourth quarter. Kayla Prosinski added eight points with two 3-pointers for the Tigers.
Tatiana Minnick scored 12 points for the Little Red, which hosts Elmira on Friday.
Southern Cayuga 59, Spencer-Van Etten 43: At Southern Cayuga, three players scored double-digit points to lead the Chiefs in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference game. SC jumped to a nine-point lead after the first quarter, as Alex Heatherington hit two 3-pointers during that time and finished with 12 points.
Emily Kopp scored a game-high 17 points for the Chiefs (8-5) and Adrianne Torea followed with 15. Dalia Rorick and Morgan Brock led Spencer-Van Etten with 12 and 11 points, respectively.