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Boys hoops Northstars fall to Nottingham, F-M

C-NS struggles in weekend games against AA contenders

Cicero-North Syracuse forward Xavier Brown (1) gets an open look near the basket in Sunday night's game against Fayetteville-Manlius in the Tip-Off Classic at the Carrier Dome. Despite Brown’s 10 points, the Northstars lost to the Hornets 73-48.

Cicero-North Syracuse forward Xavier Brown (1) gets an open look near the basket in Sunday night's game against Fayetteville-Manlius in the Tip-Off Classic at the Carrier Dome. Despite Brown’s 10 points, the Northstars lost to the Hornets 73-48. Scott Schild

— That was just the warm-up, though. Schurman hit on his first 3-pointer of the season early in the second quarter, and drained another on his way to 10 points in that frame and 16 for the half.

As a result, C-NS trailed 38-27 at halftime, and threatened to get back in it when back-to-back 3-pointers from Lumia early in the third period quickly cut the Hornets’ lead to 38-33.

But F-M countered with an 11-2 run, six of the points coming from Tomer Nesher, who would finish with 19 points for the night. And the Hornets got away in the latter stages, Schurman exiting after he had posted 27 points, including an eight-for-eight night at the free-throw line.

Again, Lumia led C-NS, earning 13 points, with Brown adding 10 points and DeMonte picking up seven points. Now at 0-3, the Northstars would again pursue that first win of the season when it hosted Johnson City (Section IV) on Friday.

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