CALEDONIA — Sparked by a hot start from Kyle Wade, host Caledonia-Mumford opened on a 19-2 run during their game Wednesday against York as the Red Raiders improved to 6-0 on the season with their 61-48 victory in LCAA D-III action.
The junior Wade scored 17 of his game-high 19 points in the first half as Cal-Mum took a 38-24 lead at the intermission.
Two more juniors, Scott Essig (15 pts) and Evan Raniewicz (11 pts) combined for 26 points. Junior Camden Reed drilled a three-pointer early in the game to force a York time-out.
York was led by freshman Tyler Brady’s career-high 18 points.
Senior James Kennedy added 12 points while classmate David Cuozzo scored eight.
The victory for Cal-Mum clinched at least a tie for the divisional title although with a win over winless Keshequa Friday would give the Red Raiders their ninth LCAA title under head coach Dan Dickens.
“I loved how focused we came out of the gate after not playing well in Monday’s win,” coach Dickens said. “We did a good job of handling all of York’s runs that they made at us in the second half. You know how these things tend to go, there is probably a good chance we will play them again at some point this year.”
“Cal-Mum blitzed us right off the tip and jumped out to a big lead,” York head coach Eddie Orman said. “We’re awfully young and it showed to start. I was proud of the way the guys continued to fight and play hard when it seemed almost everything was not going our way. We will regroup and grow from this setback and look forward to the stretch run.
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DANSVILLE 73, WARSAW 43
Sophomore Dawson Wadsworth scored a career-high 23 points including going 7-of-7 from beyond the arc as host Dansville whipped Warsaw Wednesday.
Dansville opened the game on a 22-14 run but extended their halftime lead to 34-18 before exploding for 23 points in the third to put this one on ice.
Junior forward Drew Morrow posted another double-double with 22 points and 12 boards. He also blocked two shots for Dansville (3-2).
Also for Dansville, Jakob Smith had six points and three rebounds while Ryan Carnevale added five points, four assists and two steals. Tyler Harris and Collin Gray each added five points for Dansville, who has back to back games with Bath-Haverling coming up.
“We are playing with a lot of confidence right now, which is a direct result from playing hard,” Dansville coach Dave Moodie said. “It was nice to see a couple guys get in rhythm tonight and make shots that just haven’t been falling. We need to stay focused and bring the same effort Friday night.”
Warsaw (1-5) was led by Austin Williams with 11 points.
GENESEO 80, MT. MORRIS 64
Host Geneseo got a first career double-double from Ethan Bennett with 16 points and 11 rebounds as they improved to 4-2 on the year with the win Wednesday.
Adam Wright added 16 more points to his recent 1,000 point status while Luke Kingston scored a career-best 12 points for Geneseo, who led 41-29 at the half.
Stephen Somers led Mt. Morris (1-5) with 21 and Alexis Crespo-Lazu added 19.
“Gritty performance from Mount Morris tonight,” Geneseo coach Charlie Passarell said. “They battled the whole night and we saw that when Alexis and Stephen get going, there is not much you can do. Again, I’m extremely pleased with our guys battling through some adversity and coming away with an important win.”
AVON 70, WAY-CO 37
Junior Zach Colvin scored a game-high 34 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as host Avon eased past Way-Co Wednesday.
Michael Rowland added 12 points for the Braves, who led 24-9 after one and 41-19 at the half.
Also for Avon, Lee Hartke added nine points while Jaden Courtemanche dished out six assists.
Wayland-Cohocton was led by Justin Schwab’s 11 points.
LE ROY 54, BATH 51
Andrew Loftus and Hockey scored 22 and 21 points respectively as the Knights (4-2) edged Bath for the second time this season.
Loftus scored on a running drive with 15 seconds for the go ahead basket and Merrit Holly hit a free throw late for the final points.
Hockey connected on five 3-pointers for Le Roy.
Down late in the third quarter by 11, LeRoy outscored Haverling the rest of the game 24-10 to pull out the victory.
The senior Loftus scored 14 down the stretch. Hockey hit a three with three minutes left tying the game at 46 and a possession later Loftus’ drive for two gave the Knights their first lead of the night.
Bath’s AJ Brotz hit a three at 1:20 tying the game at 51.
Bath-Haverling was paced by AJ Brotz with 17 points including five 3-pointers.
Josh Goodwin added 12 for the Rams (1-4).
LIVONIA 68, HORNELL 39
Another fast start fueled unbeaten Livonia in their victory over Hornell Wednesday.
After Hornell cut the Bulldogs double digit lead in the third quarter to 36-28, the Bulldogs would go on a 10-0 run to close out the third 46-28.
Livonia stayed hot in the fourth hitting 4-of-9 three’s building a 25 point lead and ultimately sealing the victory.
Alex Minnehan had a game-high 20 points while Shawn Minnehan and Steffan Gwyn added 12 and 10 points respectively for the Bulldogs (7-0).
Livonia’s defense didn’t allow Hornell any double digit scorers.
Gates Miller led Hornell with nine points.
“It wasn’t pretty at times, but we stepped up and played better in the second half and played with more confidence,” Livonia coach Matt Young said. “We’ll enjoy this win tonight, rest up tomorrow, and get ready for Friday’s game (against Le Roy).”
LETCHWORTH 52, PERRY 39
After Perry tied the game at 34-34 early in the fourth period, Letchworth closed the game on a 18-5 run as the Indians got the D-II victory Wednesday.
Letchworth was led by Bryce Helmer’s game-high 21 points, all scored in the second half.
Lucas Hansen had 10 points and Johnny Mertsock added 12 rebounds and five assists for the Indians.
Perry was led by Michael John Grover’s 12 points.
PAVILION 42, KESHEQUA 34 (OT)
Cole Tillotson led Pavilion to the overtime victory Wednesday with 17 points and nine rebounds.
Trevor Wiedrich anchored the defense again as he finished with 11 rebounds and four blocked shots.
Zack Tillotson, Ethan Tillotson and Riley Robinson were key defensively with their full court pressure as they combined for 10 steals. including eight in the second half.
Dylan Dziekan came up big late in the game, hitting the dagger three-pointer in OT with just two minutes remaining as Pavilion took the four point lead.
Keshequa was led by Riley Rease with 15 points and Aiden Wood added nine.
“Offensively we really struggled to find the bottom of the net,” Pavilion coach Jack Jeffres said. “But we did not let that affect our effort and determination to win. Great team win, as we were able to hold the Indians to just six points in the fourth and none in overtime.”