Hawks overcome slow start to edge Raiders; Eagles win in non league contests

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 January 2022 at 10:12 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Broek Ostrom scores 40 in win for Holley.

Rebounding from a slow start, Holley came on to edge visiting Barker 71-69 in a non league boys basketball game this evening.

Broek Ostrom poured in 40 points to lead the Hawks as Vinny Golisano had 10, James Tette 9, Erik Lang 7, Destin Kuyal 3 and Mason Neale 2.

Luey Castro scored 22, Brad Cantrell 19, Nathan Meza Ray 17, Steven Class 4, Aidan Voss 3 and Aidan Mescall and Seth Gerhardt 2 each for the Raiders.

Barker jumped out to a 21-9 first quarter lead as Cantrell scored 10, including two threes, and Meza Ray 6 including a three and a three-point play.

Holley though came battling back with a 25-14 second quarter scoring edge to pull to within one, 35-34, at the half.

Ostrom scored 14, including a pair of threes to lead the uprising which also included 5 by Tette and a three by Kuyal.

Barker maintained a slender one point, 51-50, lead at the three-quarter mark as Castro scored 10 in the third period.

Golisano had a pair of threes and Ostrom a three and a three-point play during that stretch for Holley.

Holley finally rallied into the lead for good by putting together a 17-7 scoring surge to open the final period. Ostrom scored 15 during that key stretch to help the Hawks rally into a 67-58 lead.

Barker though did rally back to within three at 59-66 before Golisano made what proved to be the two game winning free throws with 18 seconds to go for a 71-66 Hawks lead.

Castro scored 12 in the final stanza to keep the visiting Raiders close.

Kendall 51, Perry 42
Host Kendall built up a 16 point half-time advantage in route to posting a 51-42 non league win over visiting Perry.

Jacek Kwiatkowski scored 11 of his 18 points and Jeffrey Pratt 10 of his 12 in the first half to help spark the Eagles out to a 31-15 half-time lead.

Zach Barrett also scored 13 on the evening for Kendall while Braxton Zarpentine grabbed off 13 rebounds and Louie Conte 11.

Alexander 71, Lyndonville 43
Leading by a narrow 21-17 margin at the half, Alexander used a big third quarter scoring surge to key a 71-43 win over visiting Lyndonville in a Genesee Region League game.

The Trojans outpointed the Tigers 25-9 in the decisive third period to open up a commanding 46-26 lead.

Nick Kramer scored 24, Braydon Woods 16, Clayton Bezon 14 and Dylan Pohl 13 for the Trojans.

Noah Poler took game high honors for Lyndonville with 27.