Lancers use fast start to down Raiders

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 December 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Barker’s Kyle Secore (10) drives by Elba’s Tucker Bezon during the Raiders home court loss to the Lancers this evening.

A huge first quarter scoring surge powered Elba to a 68-37 victory over host Barker this evening in a non league boys basketball game.

John Hocmuth poured in 14 of his game high 30 points in the decisive first period to spark Elba out to a commanding 18 point lead

Henry Pflaumer chipped in with 14 points on the evening for the Lancers as Tucker Bezon had 7, Joe Lane and Michael Bowen 4 and Dakota Dillon, Zach Dart and Alejandro Ocampo 3 each.

Nathan Luckman scored 15 to lead Barker as Randall Wasnock added 8, Kyle Secore 5, Jacob Arnold 4, Michale Snell and Devon Mangan 2 and Derek Uschold 1.

Barker did grab a brief 6-2 lead at the outset after threes by Luckman and Secore.

However, Elba answered right back with a marathon run of 22 straight points to take control. Hocmuth netted 12, including 9 straight at one point, during that run which also included threes by Pflaumer and Dillon as the Lancers raced out to a 24-6 advantage.

Elba’s John Hocmuth (55), who scored 30 points, goes high to grab a rebound over Barker’s Shawn Callaghan.

Elba went on to lead by 21, 39-18, at the half and by 24, 54-30, after three-quarters. Hocmuth netted 13 of the Lancers 15 points in the third quarter.

Elba is now 2-0 and Barker 1-1 on the young season.


RCMCS 81, Newfane 72
Rochester Career Mentoring Charter School outlasted Newfane 81-72 in the opening round of the Lew-Port Tournament.

Leading by just one, 34-33, at the half, RCMCS hit six straight threes in the third quarter to key a 28-22 surge and take a 62-55 advantage into the final period.

Max Weber scored 20 for Newfane as Nick Schultz added 14, Kyle DeVoogel 10 and Connor Hill 8.