Barker cagers lock up N-O championship outright
Putting a firm lock on outright possession of the league championship, Barker rolled to a 64-34 victory over visiting Wilson this evening to stay perfect at 12-0 in Niagara-Orleans action and 16-0 overall.
In one other N-O make-up contest, CSAT edged visiting Medina 52-46.
Jacob Haight scored 15, Bryce Moeller 12 and Mitch Luckman 11 to lead the way for Barker as Tristan Payne added 9 and Christopher Sweeney 8.
“It does feel good to lock up the league title,” Barker Coach Dave Carson said. “But now it is time for us to refocus.”
The title is the first for the Raiders since Barker earned a Genesee Region League crown in 1978 and the first N-O champinship for the school since 1945.
Payne came off the bench to give Barker an early lift hitting two threes to snap a 4-4 deadlock sparking the Raiders out to a 12-4 lead at the end of the first period.
“Tristan came in and gave us the lift we needed,” Carson said.
Up 26-17 at the half, Barker pulled away to a 44-27 advantage at the three-quarter mark as Haight scored nine to lead that 18-10 surge.
“We needed to pick up our intensity level in the third quarter and Jake keyed that,” Carson said.
Kyle Bradley scored 10 and Evan Shank 9 for Wilson which slips to 4-8.
CSAT 52, Medina 46
Regaining the .500 mark at 6-6, CSAT posted a narrow 52-46 wn over Medina which slips to 8-4.
Jason Hellwig scored 13 and Munjie Brown 12 for Medina as Dylan Lewis added 8, Cedric Griffith 5,and David Garrow and Josh Cuadrado 4 each.
CSAT jumped out to a 14-9 first period lead as Hellwig scored 7 for Medina.
Two threes by Lewis highlighted a 15-8 second quarter scoring burst which rallied the Mustangs into a 24-22 lead at the half.
Medina maintained a slender 33-32 lead at the three-quarter mark as Hellwig had five in the third period.
The Mustangs though couldn’t hold the advantage as CSAT used a 20-13 fourth quarter scoring edge to claim the victory.