|IAC GIRLS BASKETBALL: CANDOR PULLS AWAY FROM TIOGA FOR 55-28 VICTORY (8 PHOTOS) (2018-12-04)
Valley Sports Report
CANDOR — Tioga hung around for a little more than one quarter, but a more experienced Candor squad pulled away for a 55-28 IAC South Small School victory here Tuesday.
"Rebounding was the difference," said Tioga coach Joe Robinson. "We only had 10 defensive rebounds, which tells you (Candor) made a lot of shots, and a lot of those shots were on offensive rebounds.
"And, we had a tough time putting it in the basket," added Robinson.
Indian senior Searra Allen had the hot hand, pouring in a game-high 23 points on the night. She put up a modest five as Candor took a 15-11 lead into the second quarter, but pumped in 10, including a 3-pointer, in a 16-point period that boosted the advantage to 31-19 at halftime.
Brooke Wilcox and Braelyn Hornick each canned three in the first period.
Julia Bellis had four points for Tioga in the opening stanza and Olivia Ayres knocked down a trey in the second.
Eve Wood would hit from long range in the third period, but the Tigers could only muster five points while Candor put up 14 more to build a 45-25 advantage.
Hornick notched her second and third treys of the night and collected eight of her 13 points in the quarter. She would end the night with a double-double as she also pulled down 15 rebounds.
Allen added four points in each of the final two periods. She also had nine steals, five blocks and five rebounds on the night.
Jennah Kareem contributed nine points, eight boards and three blocks to the win.
Wood led Tioga with seven points and two blocked shots, while Julia Bellis have five points, five rebounds and five steals, Rebekah Richter had five points and two blocks, and Giovanna Rossi added five points and four rebounds. Chloe Bellis chipped in with four rebounds and five steals.
Robinson said there were positives in the loss.
"Although she didn't score, Ari Manwaring proved to me that she can play at the varsity level.
"And, Julia Bellis came off the bench and gave us some energy," he noted. "She played good defense, got some steals, and made some shots.
"There were some positiives, but there were also a lot of things we need to work on," he added.
Tioga (0-1, 0-1) hosts Newfield Friday. Candor (1-1, 1-0) visits Newark Valley (1-1, 0-1) Friday.
IN PHOTO 1: Tioga's Chloe Bellis. ... PHOTOS COURTESY OF CATHY DOANE.
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