CALEDONIA — After a slow start, the Cal-Mum boys rolled rival Geneseo, 69-38, on Tuesday night behind 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists from junior Kyle Wade. The Raiders led just 12-8 after the first quarter and 25-18 at the half but poured in 26 points in the third quarter to take a 23-point advantage into the final eight minutes.
“I thought, for the most part, we played great defense all night,” said Cal-Mum head coach Dan Dickens. “But we finally were able to get our transition going in the third and were able to get some easy buckets.”
Junior Evan Raniewicz added 12 points, five rebounds and four assists in the C-M win, while senior Mason Nusbickel chipped in 11 points and five rebounds. To go with Wade’s solid night offensively, he also spent plenty of time guarding Geneseo’s 1,000-point scorer Adam Wright. Due in part to Wade’s effort defensively, the Blue Devils’ senior star finished with just eight points.
“Kyle did a great job on (Wright) all night,” said Dickens. “It’s not easy holding a player as talented as Adam to single digits.”
With the win, Cal-Mum is 9-0 and looks ahead to a matchup with Mt. Morris tonight. Geneseo fell to 5-3 and will face Keshequa this evening.
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A 29-point second quarter propelled the Bulldogs to the blowout win over the Mustangs. Senior Michael Bean exploded for 21 points to lead Livonia, while senior Shawn Minnehan had a nice all-around game and finished with 15 points, as did sophomore Chris Coyle. Senior Steffan Gwyn threw in 12 points for the ‘Dogs (9-0).
“Livonia is a very good team,” said Dansville head coach Dave Moodie. “That’s the level of basketball that the underclassmen on our team need to aspire to be at.”
For Dansville (5-3), sophomore Dawson Wadsworth scored 12 points, junior Jakob Smith added 11 points and junior Drew Morrow scored six points while securing 10 rebounds.
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The Knights fell behind 15-5 at the end of the first quarter and never recovered, falling to Hornell by five.
Freshman Gennaro Picco highlighted a big win for the Raiders (6-3), scoring 23 points including four 3-pointers. In the loss, junior Mitchel Hockey scored a team-high 21 points including four 3-pointers for Le Roy (4-4), while senior Andrew Loftus added 14 points.
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A slow start plagued the Blue Devils as the Gophers took a 29-16 lead at the half behind 16 Mt. Morris turnovers, and that proved to be enough. Mt. Morris managed to cut their deficit to eight at the end of the third quarter and whittled it down to as little as four with three minutes to play, but Pavilion made the plays they needed to down the stretch and sealed the deal.
“We got off to a terrible start,” said Mt. Morris head coach Brian Stout. “We were soft with the ball and kept leaving our feet on passes. In the second half, we took care of the ball and only had four turnovers.”
A fine all-around effort from Trevor Wiedrich led the Gophers, as the senior finished with 15 points and nine rebounds. Senior Cole Tillotson led all scorers with 17 points to go with five assists, sophomore Zack Tillotson played a fine defensive game and dished out five assists, while senior Dylan Dziekan was also a factor on defense as well as on the boards for Pavilion (4-4).
Owen Yencer led Mt. Morris with 10 points, Alexis Crespo scored eight points, grabbed 10 rebounds and recorded seven asssists, and Stephen Somers scored eight points and secured 12 caroms for the Blue Devils (1-7).
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A strong start to the second half paced the Indians, as their lone senior, Bryce Helmer, went off for seven straight points out of the break to give his team a sizeable advantage. Letchworth extended its lead to as many as 19 before the Golden Eagles shot their way back into the game. Indians junior Lucas Hansen made the front end of a one and one with 21 seconds remaining to help seal the slim win.
Hansen finished with a double-double consisting of 14 points and 12 rebounds, while junior Johnny Mertsock added a double-double of his own with 15 points and 12 rebounds to go with five assists for Letchworth (4-4). Seventeen points from senior Justin Schwab paced Way-Coh (2-6), while sophomore Michael Gammell scored 14 points.
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Junior Zach Colvin powered the Braves (7-1) with 21 points, freshman Michael Rowland added 14 points and sophpmore Lee Hartke chipped in 11 points. Jake Sawdey scored a team-high 13 points and grabbed five rebounds for Warsaw (1-7).