February 17, 2016

Weather creating schedule changes

Tuesday’s wintry mix forced the postponement of the majority of scheduled post-season basketball games for local teams in Sections 3 and 4.
The eighth-seeded Homer Central girls (12-9) were to visit No. 1 Jamesville-DeWitt (19-1) in the Section 3 Class A quarterfinals Tuesday. That game was pushed back to today, with a 6 p.m. tipoff.
Also rescheduled for today, at 7 p.m., was the Section 3 Class D boys quarterfinal contest at Cincinnatus between the fourth-seeded Red Lions (14-4) and No. 5 Sackets Harbor (16-5). The winner of that game will face top-seeded Oriskany in the semifinals Saturday at Onondaga CC’s SRC Arena in a 2:45 p.m. start. The Redskins improved to 22-0 by trouncing No. 9 Hamilton 77-48 in one of the two sectional games played Tuesday night.
In a boys’ Class D game that was set for today before the inclement weather set in, No. 10 McGraw (11-7) visits second-seeded New York Mills (18-3) in a 7 p.m. start. The winner will take on No. 3 Madison (17-5) in Saturday’s other D semifinal at SRC Arena, starting at 4:30 p.m. The Blue Devils advanced in the other game that was played on Tuesday, edging No. 6 West Canada Valley 77-75.
IN SECTION 4: Both Marathon and Groton boys had their Tuesday first-round games moved to Wednesday.
The 14th-seeded Indians (8-12) will travel to third-seed Greene (15-4) while the 11th-seeded Olympians (10-10) head to sixth-seed Watkins Glen (11-8). Both games will now tipoff at 5:30 p.m.
DRAGONS TRY AGAIN: SUNY Cortland moved its scheduled home court basketball doubleheader with Brockport to this evening at Corey Gymnasium, the game moved from Tuesday because of a snowstorm that made the Golden Eagles unable to travel.
Cortland and Brockport women get things started at 5:30 p.m., with the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.
IN SECTION 3 HOCKEY: The Cortland-Homer Golden Eagles will look to extend their season traveling to face New Hartford to get the Division II playoffs underway this evening. Game time in New Hartford is 7:30 p.m.
The Golden Eagles (8-1-1) finished fourth in the American Conference final standings, while New Hartford (15-4-1) was in first place in the National Conference.


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