October 20, 2021

Brazo reaches milestone in win

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Jed Brazo had three points and climbed another peg in the Golden Eagles’ hockey scoring records Wednesday in Cortland-Homer’s 3-2 victory over Baldwinsville at the Skaneateles YMCA.

Brazo scored the eventual game-winner off a stretch pass from Tucker Gabriel. He caught the pass behind his back, went between the legs and snapped the puck from the top of the circle off the far post and in.

Brazo’s goal gives him 136 career points, putting him in third place all-time behind Jake Plunkett (178) and Rick Williams (163).

The Golden Eagles were trapped in their zone for much of the first period but survived an offensive barrage from Baldwinsville to play a much stronger second and third period.

Braeden Marsh got the Golden Eagles on the scoreboard at 0:46 of the second period on a line mismatch, with Brazo getting credit for the assist. Brazo got the second Golden Eagles goal on a side wall switch with Logan Goodman.

Goalie Riley Delage made 17 saves, including a crucial third-period save with his pad that kept the Golden Eagles’ lead intact.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Cortland 54, Fowler 50

Noah Armstrong’s 19 points helped push the Purple Tigers over Fowler in a tight-knit contest Tuesday in Syracuse.

Colter Gohs (13 points) and Max Gambitta (11 points) were also in double figures for the Purple Tigers. Jaylen Brantley was tied for the team high for Fowler with 13 points.

The game was relatively low-scoring for the first three quarters, with Cortland leading just 22-21 at halftime before pushing the lead to 35-30 after three.

DeRuyter 71, Cincinnatus 38

A bizarre first half turned into a second half drubbing in favor of the Rockets.

The Rockets shut out the Lions 20-0 in the first quarter, before coughing up much of that lead in the second quarter to go into halftime up just 2320.

The Rockets came out of the locker room on fire, however, and outscored the Lions 48-18 in the second half.

“We got off to a good start,” Rockets coach Ric Barnes said. “We moved the ball well on offense, and put some good pressure on to create a few turnovers. [In the] second quarter we struggled a little with some different personnel. Cincy was able to capitalize and catch up to make the game tight. They never did quit. We came out strong in the third quarter and were able to distance ourselves once again.”

Gavin Richardson (21 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists) and Ben Barnes (13 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, six steals) each came close to a triple-double for the Rockets. Tristan Worlock added 17 points and six rebounds. “Tristan was able to get in a groove and score where he does best,” Barnes said. “I am happy to see him come out and knock down some close ones. We will need more of that when we play Homer on Monday.”

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Ithaca 55, Dryden 33

Sophia Escalante (14 points) and Mia Little (10 points) helped Ithaca command the game from start to finish, leading 27-10 after one quarter and never looking back.

Lauren Gulini and Sindi Pinckney were the high scorers for Dryden with nine points each.

“Ithaca is a good team and very fast-paced,” Dryden coach Laszlo Engel said. “We need to learn how to stay up with that kind of pace. Lots of positives going forward as the game went on.”