Back in Camillus, WG’s boys basketball team, who was coming back from its own 10-day layoff, had a much easier time earning its win over Nottingham, putting away the Bulldogs 76-59.
A key to this was the way the Wildcats started the game, making close to everything as it jumped on Nottingham and led 28-12 by the end of the first quarter. That gave the Wildcats a cushion against a drought late in the half that cut the margin to 34-28.
Gradually, WG settled down and, in the fourth quarter, outscored the Bulldogs 23-10 to pull away. Nick Cunningham produced a season-high 22 points, with Shane Temara adding 18 points and Sam Brown adding 14 points. Will Randall finished with seven points.
They both played Corcoran Friday night – and both won here, too, as WG’s boys outscored the Cougars 74-65 and the girls Wildcats prevailed in a 59-40 decision.
Not looking ahead to its trip to Fayetteville-Manlius on Tuesday, WG’s boys, who improved to 6-4 on the season, ran at will in the first half, and that led to plenty of baskets as it steadily worked its way to a 43-32 lead at the break.
The entire second half was spent by the Wildcats protecting that margin, as four players reached double figures. Temara led with 19 points, while Michael Schmidt stepped up for 15 points. Cunningham managed 12 points and Sam Brown contributed 11 points.
For WG’s girls, it was close most of the night. Despite a 23-20 halftime lead, the Wildcats only started to get away in the third quarter, and then used a 21-9 closing surge to settle matters.
There was near-perfect offensive balance as Hudgins, Melissa Bakowski and Jackie Pardee managed 11 points apiece. Osterdale, with nine points, and Fumano, with eight points, were close behind as Shoults added six points.
With its 7-1 mark, the girls Wildcats would also play F-M on Tuesday, and both of WG’s sides are in action Friday against Baldwinsville.