As it turned out, the third quarter was crucial. Again, the Lakers’ shots fell, and this time it gained a margin at 47-41, mostly leaning on its defense in the homestretch to make sure the Bearcats didn’t catch up.
Hopsicker led the way with 16 points, making a trio of 3-pointers along the way. Seeley put in 15 points, while Matt Bonavita earned 10 points and Vogl got seven points. That provided more depth than Solvay, who saw John Savo get 15 points and Nick Filippi add 14 points.
Just the game against Skaneateles remained before Cazenovia (11-6) found out about its Class B playoff matchup on Thursday.