F-M, CBA split basketball playoff twin bill

Brothers win girls game; boys Hornets get 82-43 rout

Getman led the Hornets with 16 points and Beck finished with 15 points. Coach Scott DeForest’s team capped off the 2012-2013 season with an 11-9 record, 7-4 in league play and impressive wins over Corcorcan and West Genesee twice each.

CBA’s Marisa Romeo led all scorers with 22 points, followed by 16 points from Oilvia Pitonzo and nine points from Alyssa Pitonzo.

The back end of the twin bill, the boys game, at F-M, played out much the same. Only it saw the roles reversed.

F-M came in with as the tournament’s top seed, and without having felt the sting of a loss since January 4. Meanwhile, the ninth-seeded Brothers came off a gutsy 55-49 weekend win over Oswego in the first round.

Perhaps that effort left the Brothers a bit winded, as they bowed out of the tournament in an 82-43 loss to the Hornets.

CBA came out firing as Mike Russo, who put up 25 points in the first round, sandwiched a three by Billy Burns with shots of his own to open the game on an 8-0 run. The Hornets needed almost three and a half minutes to score their first points, a second-chance basket by Tomer Nesher.

“It wasn't really that big of a deal,” F-M guard John Schurman. “He's a really good player, and it kind of woke us up a little bit. We just got a little nervous energy.”

From the 5:35 mark in the first quarter, the game belonged to the host Hornets. They flexed the muscles of efficiency that propelled them to a 16-2 season and an undefeated league record.

Jake Wittig, in his second game back from injury, directed play as he has become so accustomed to doing in the cozy confines of his home floor. In the first quarter, Wittig dished four assists and several passes that lead to free throws, and scored five points of his own.

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