Notre Dame edges Lansing
Free throws proved to be the difference in Notre Dame's 49-48 win over Lansing in IAC cross-over boys' basketball action Friday.
"We probably won the game from the foul line," Notre Dame coach Bill Hopkins said. Notre Dame was 8-for-10 while Lansing went 6-for-14.
"That was probably one factor," remarked Hopkins.
It was a back and forth contest with no team getting more than six points ahead. With nine seconds to go the Crusaders found themselves down one when Darius Garvin got the ball on a side out play.
"As a coach I trust his decision to shoot it, drive it or pass," explained Hopkins. "He saw enough of a crease to drive and got the call."
Garvin hit both freebies to put the Crusaders up one with three seconds to go. Lansing ran a play for a three but the last second heave was off the mark.
"It was a heck of a game," Hopkins said. "Both teams played pretty solid defense."
Notre Dame drew seven charges in the contest.
"I think that made them more hesitant in trying to get to the basket," explained Hopkins. "We didn't shoot well but made some plays down the stretch to get lay-ups and free throws."
Garvin had 15 points and four assists for Notre Dame while Tom Agan added 14 points, eight boards and two blocks.
Derek Marshall scored 10, Hunter Thomas added five, Nate Niles netted three with Jonas McCaig scoring two.
Tom Towner led Lansing with 20 points while Tyler Winslow added 13.
Notre Dame won the JV game 56-51 behind 17 from Will Brennan.
The Crusaders have another big game as they will face either Lansing or Whitney Point in the IAC Large School Championship game next Friday at 8 p.m. at Tompkins-Cortland Community College.
Dryden 58, Waverly 47
The Wolverines came up short in IAC cross-over boys' basketball action Friday.
The two teams were tied at 10 after the opening tip but it was Dryden taking a 28-22 lead at the half. They would push it to 46-33 going into the final quarter.
Waverly out scored them 14-12 in the fourth quarter but couldn't get any closer.
Dylan Perry had 23 points, four steals and two assists to lead the Wolverines while Tim Sutton had seven points. Peyton Miller and Hunter Bodine had five points, Ryan McFarland added four with Alex Uhl scoring three.
McFarland chipped in with seven boards while Uhl had threes steals and two assists.
Ali Abl-Ferretti led Dryden with 20 points.
Waverly won the JV game 62-43 behind 16 from John Ward.
The Wolverines travel to Chenango Forks on Monday for a varsity only game that tips off at 5:30 p.m.
Moravia 81, Tioga 25
The Tigers fell in IAC boys' basketball cross-over action Friday.
John Dougherty had eight points to lead Tioga while Noah Schumacher scored six. Parker Hendershot added four, Michael Williams, Jake Lewis and Dylan Babcock had two each while Josh Kithcart scored one.
Brett Denman had 23 points to lead Moravia while Chandler Berson added 20.