Raiders romp past Dragons

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 16 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Bryce Moeller (13) puts up a shot for Barker against Pembroke’s Austin Cansdale (1) during the host Raiders 67-31 victory over the Dragons this evening.

Steadily pulling away, host Barker romped to a 67-31 victory over Pembroke this evening in a non league boys basketball game.

Jacob Haight scored 18, Mitch Luckman 17 and Christopher Sweeney 14 to lead the attack for Barker which improves to 4-0.

Haight also had 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 blocks and 3 steals while Bryce Moeller chipped in with 8 rebounds and 5 blocks.

Moeller also had 5 points, Joshua Mead 4 and Tristan Payne 3 for the Raiders as Hayden Gooding, Thomas Callaghan and Jarid Worthington 2 each.

Austin Cansdale led Pembroke with 14 points.

Barker jumped out to a 16-9 first quarter lead as Haight and Luckman both scored 8. Luckman’s tallies included two threes and Haight’s a three and a slam dunk to open the game.

The Raiders upped the lead to 15, 29-14, at the half as Haight scored six and Luckman four in the second period.

Two threes by Sweeney and one by Payne helped boost the Raiders advantage to 20, 47-27, at the end of the third period.

Barker closed with a flurry as two more threes and a lay-up by Sweeney highlighted the Raiders big 20-4 fourth quarter scoring edge.

Barker next visits Akron Friday in a Niagara-Orleans League contest.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Hayden Gooding (12) grabs off a rebound for Barker against Pembroke’s Zachary Kelsey (22).

Byron-Bergen 54, Holley 40
Breaking away from a 9-9 tie, Byron-Bergen used a 16-5 second quarter scoring edge to key a 54-40 victory over visiting Holley this evening in a Genesee Region League game.

DJ Gardner took game high scoring honors with 18 for Byron-Bergen which led 25-13 at the half.

Joe DeFelice scored 13, Corey Winter 12 and Josh Porter 7 for Holley.

Winter also grabbed off 10 rebounds and DeFelice had 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals.

Now at 1-2 in the league and 1-3 overall, Holley next visits rival Kendall at 7 p.m. Wednesday.