Caz boys hoops beats Skaneateles in overtime

Lakers' win streak broken in loss to Ludden

— Ludden fully exploited the advantage in size and speed that it enjoyed over Cazenovia. In barely two minutes, the Gaelic Knights had a 10-2 lead, forcing the Lakers to use a time-out.

Cazenovia’s deficit grew to 21-9 late in the first quarter, and though it stemmed the tide for a brief moment, in the second period Ludden really pulled away, led by two sophomores, Dan Kaigler and Ben Hackett.

Kaigler proved unstoppable throughout the half. In a 10-second span early in the second quarter, he hit a basket, drew a foul, sank the ensuing free throw and, on Cazenovia's next possession, made a steal and drove home a dunk.

All told, Kaigler had 20 points, as many as the entire Laker squad, while Hackett earned 13 of his 16 points in the half as Ludden bolted to a 42-20 edge by halftime. Cameron Littlejohn's trio of 3-pointers in the third quarter halted any Laker comeback attempt as Kaigler would add 10 rebounds to earn a double-double.

No Laker reached double figures, though Joe Romagnoli came close with nine points. Vogl and Whiteman earned six points apiece.

Cazenovia returns home Monday night to face Jordan-Elbridge before going to East Syracuse Thursday to play Bishop Grimes, who was no. 8 in the first state Class B rankings of the season and are off to a 5-0 start.

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