Caz boys basketball gets pair of early wins

Lakers turn back Solvay, Marcellus for 2-0 start

Back home at Buckley Gym Friday night, the Lakers faced Marcellus, and with a well-balanced attack pulled away to beat the Mustangs 66-49.

Much of that margin was built in the first half. Forcing turnovers and converting plenty of shots on the other end, Cazenovia did not let up until it had built a 41-28 lead at the break.

And even though the Lakers cooled off quite a bit, its defense remained stingy, holding Marcellus to five points in the third quarter to ensure that there wouldn’t be a comeback.

Production was nicely distributed, too. Seeley led with 16 points, seven of them successful free throws, while Hopsicker poured in 12 points. Ryan Henderson and Jake Shaffner both stepped up with nine points apiece as Gerber got eight points and Henry Mann finished with six points. In defeat, Mike Hastings led the Mustangs with 15 points.

With that 2-0 mark, Cazenovia visits Syracuse Academy of Science on Tuesday, and then is home to face those other Lakers from Skaneateles on Friday night.

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