continued Unlike Nottingham, Corcoran was not going to recover from this spot, so F-M head coach Tom Blackford pulled his starters. Wittig left with 18 points and nine assists, while Schurman delivered 17 points and seven rebounds. Hoalcraft finished with 11 points and five rebounds as Louis Avellino contributed nine points.
As this went on, F-M's girls basketball team, who had not played since Dec. 14 (a win over Bishop Kearney), moved to 2-1 on the season with its own 50-34 victory over Corcoran.
Getting off to its own fast start, the Hornets led the Cougars 14-3 after one period. Corcoran did cut the margin to 20-14 by halftime, but F-M gradually pulled clear over the course of the second half and would have four players score in double figures.
Erica Assimon got all 12 of her points from four successful 3-pointers. Madison Beck also had 12 points, while Lauren Getman and D'Jhai Patterson-Ricks each finished with 11 points. By contrast, no Corcoran player scored in double figures as Brandi Fowler led with just eight points.
The girls Hornets carry a win streak into next weekend's "More Than A Game" Tournament at Onondaga Community College, where CBA, Bishop Grimes and Rochester Mercy also are in the field. F-M plays Mercy in Friday's opening round as Grimes squares off with CBA, with the finals on Saturday.
Meanwhile, F-M's boys will go to Binghamton that same weekend to play in the Stop DWI Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, finally returning home Jan. 3 to face Rush-Henrietta.