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Short-handed Hornets fight past Proctor

Nesher saves win for F-M as Wittig sits out

— Schurman, a recent entrant into the 1,000-point club, had a slow start from the field, scoring just six points in the first half and missing all of his attempts from outside. So it was Nesher and Louis Avellino propelling the Hornets to a 30-25halftime lead with a combined sixteen points.

The third quarter belonged to the Raiders. On the back of forward Chris Simmons’ nine points, Proctor erased the deficit and went into the final period up by two, 41-39 F-M managed just nine points in the quarter.

Schurman, cold early, would not be denied in the fourth quarter. He and Simmons traded baskets, keeping the result in doubt all the way until the final drama.

Nesher finished with a team-high 18 points and Schurman, despite his poor start, contributed 17 points. Simmons scored a game-high 26 points, the only Raider in double figures.

Just before meeting Proctor, F-M went to Central Square last Tuesday night and, with Wittig in the lineup, wasted little time getting control over the Red Hawks en route to a 79-46 victory.

The Hornets more than doubled Central Square’s output during a 27-13 first-quarter spurt. Then it kept pulling further away, F-M gaining a 68-40 edge by the end of the third period, which allowed the starters to rest in the fourth quarter.

Schurman got a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds, and so did Nesher, who finished with 17 points to go with his 10 boards. T.J. Wheatley managed 11 points and seven rebounds as Wittig dished out 10 assists with his eight points. Avellino and Parker Harris each had six points.

F-M wraps up its regular season at Liverpool on Tuesday. A win guarantees them the Class AA playoffs top seed.

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