January 26, 2011


Trojans put end to skid

BasketballJoe McIntyre/staff photographer
Homer’s Brent Quinlan (15) gets a clear look at the basket against Fulton’s Zach Loura (4) in the second quarter of Tuesday’s OHSL game. Homer won at home, 64-53.

All the Homer Central heartaches from a tough basketball season were removed for one evening on Tuesday.
After visiting Fulton took an 11-9 lead through one quarter of play, the Trojans came to life. Homer erupted for 20 second-quarter points and rode that momentum through the second half for a 64-53 non-league win over the Red Raiders to snap a five-game losing streak.
Homer improves to 2-9 overall.
Casey Cleary led Homer with 18 points, including 6-of-9 shooting from the free throw line. Jeff Eves and Joe Marchetti added 10 points each to the Trojan scoring attack.
“This was a great game by both teams,” Homer coach Sean Malone said. “We held tough, it was a very physical game. We made some big shots and made some free throws towards the end.”
After that early deficit, Homer used its great second-quarter effort to enjoy a 29-17 halftime lead. After Homer led by as much as 16 points during the second half, Fulton closed the deficit to four points in the fourth quarter but the Trojans never let the visitors get any closer.
Nate Hudson did yeoman’s work for Fulton, netting 24 points including four 3-pointers. Tyler Terramiggi added 10 points. The Red Raiders made seven treys on the night.
Homer will return to OHSL Freedom Division action Friday hosting Syracuse CBA with the junior varsity game getting things underway at 5:30 p.m.
HOMER JVs continue to have a scoring drought. The Trojans fell to 4-7 on the season after a 58-30 loss to visiting Fulton as the home team never reached double figures in any of the four quarters.
Fulton started quickly and built a solid 23-9 cushion in the first quarter. The remaining three quarters were much closer, but the 14-point deficit after the opening eight minutes was disastrous.
Alec Sovocool led the Homer offense with 11 points. Connor Simonetta added six points. Haskins led Fulton with a game-high 14 points.





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