Hawks post win over Raiders to halt skid

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 February 2020 at 9:31 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Holley’s Carson Major goes up for a shot against Barker defender Shane Gerhardt during the Hawks win over the host Raiders this evening.

Snapping a six game losing streak Holley downed host Barker 57-51 this evening in a non league basketball game.

Carson Major scored 28 and Kohl Morgan 15 to lead the way for Holley as Ryan Lang added 8, Cody Tanis 4 and Jake Norman 2.

Joey Brandt scored 20, Nathan Meza Ray 11 and Evan Taylor 10 to pace Barker as Nicholas Guevara and Cole Ecker both had 3 and Logan Harris (click here to see Logan’s basket) and Shane Gerhardt 2.

Barker’s Joey Brandt grabs a rebound in front of Holley’s Carson Major.

Barker jumped out to a 12-4 lead at the outset on three layups by Taylor and threes by both Guevara and Meza Ray.

Holley though answered with a 7-0 run to close the period and cut the deficit to one at 12-11. A three by Major and a layup by Tanis highlighted that Hawks rally.

The lead then changed hands four times in the second period which ended deadlocked at 24-24 on a late layup by Major.

There were five more lead changes in the third period which finished with Holley on top 36-32 after back-to-back threes by Major to close the quarter.

The Hawks went on to up their advantage to 12 at 49-37 after opening the final period with a 13-5 run.

Back-to-back layups by Lang ignited that uprising which also included two baskets by Morgan and one by Major.

However, the Raiders came battling back to slice the deficit to four, 49-45, with two minutes to go after an 8-0 run which featured back-to-back threes by Brandt and Ecker.

Free throws by Major and Morgan upped the Hawks lead to seven, 52-45, but the Raiders closed back to within four one more time at 52-48 after another three by Brandt with 24 seconds to go.

Barker could get no closer though as Holley finally put a lock on the win on four straight free throws by Major.

Major had a total of 11 points in the final stanza, including 9 of 12 from the free throw line, as Morgan added 5 points (click here to see a rebound bucket by Kohl Morgan) and Lang 4.

Brandt scored 11 in the final period for Barker including three threes. He had a total of six threes on the evening.

Holley’s Kohl Morgan pulls down a rebound in traffic.

Wilson 44, Akron 33
Avenging an earlier 40-25 loss, Wilson bested host Akron 44-33 this evening in a key Niagara-Orleans League contest.

The victory boosts Wilson’s N-O record to 6-3 and pulls the Lakemen into a tie for second place with rival Newfane heading into Thursday’s key showdown against the Panthers.

Luke Bradley scored a game high 23 points for Wilson while Adam Mietz led Akron with 14.

Leading by narrow margins of 20-17 at the half and 27-25 after three-quarters Wilson used a 17-8 fourth period scoring edge to lock up the win.

The loss drops Akron to 5-5 in N-O competition.

Warsaw 65, Kendall 50
Breaking away from a 25-25 half-time deadlock, Warsaw used a big 27-9 third period scoring edge to key a 65-50 win over visiting Kendall in a non league game.

Derek Edick scored 19 and Nicholas Spellan 12 to lead Kendall which next hosts Lyndonville at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a Genesee Region League contest.