The Spartans had no trouble recovering on Thursday night, taking out Fulton 66-45. ESM outscored the Red Raiders in every single period, steadily working its way to a 35-23 halftime lead and continuing to add to the margin later.
Keith Caiello emerged as a new offensive force, finishing with 14 points, just behind Nero, who led with 15 points. Stuper (11 points) also hit double figures as Tyler Johnson got nine points.
Improving to 3-4 on the season, ESM hosts Cortland on Tuesday and meets Chittenango next Saturday afternoon as part of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame festivities. ESM's girls visit Cortland (the defending Class A champions) Tuesday for its only game action of the week.