CANDOR - Elmira Notre Dame coughed up a 21 point halftime lead, but held on for a 59-52 victory over Candor on Friday in an IAC boys basketball matchup.

Gary Raupers netted 22 first half points to power the Crusaders a 41-21 lead after 16 minutes.

Candor responded in the second half, outscoring END 15-6 in the third quarter and 17-11 in the final frame.

"We have to be able to overcome the turnovers and need to hang together and get stops," Crusaders head coach Bill Hopkins said. "We were fortunate to have a big enough lead."

Raupers finished with 29 points, Kyreese Fished posted 11 and Cole Clark added 10 for END.

Stever Kern led Candor with 18 points and Kevin Cotton chipped in 17 points.

The Crusaders improve to 12-5 with the win and will travel to Spencer Van-Etten on Tuesday 7:30 p.m.

SCAA boys basketball

Hammondsport 66, Arkport-Caneseraga 22

HAMMONDSPORT - The Hammondsport Lakers came away with a win against Arkport-Canaseraga 66-22.

The Lakers stayed two steps ahead of Arkport-Canaseraga every quarter to secure the win.

Brayden Whitcomb ended the game with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Parker Watson scored 13 points and eight rebounds and by the end, the whole team contributed points.

Noah Sleight netted a high eight points for Arkport-Canaseraga.

The Lakers will play their first Steuben County Tournament game on Febuary 7.


Non-league boys basketball

Bradford 41, Dundee 25

BRADFORD - Bradford topped Dundee 41-25 on Thursday at home with a strong second half surge.

The Braves held just a 14-10 advantage after the sixteen minutes of action, but responded in the second half outscoring Dundee 27-15.

"We were a little slow offensively in the beginning of the game and instead of getting frustrated the boys picked the intensity up on defense and shut them down," Bradford head coach Mark LaBarr said.

Nate Barber had 11 points for Bradford and Steven Spina added 10 points.

Kyle Cratsley led Dundee with 13 points and Austin Gibson chipped in 10 points.

"Our defense won this game for us," said LaBarr after only allowing three players to record points for the Mustangs.

Bradford’s record improves to 8 - 9 and will play next Wednesday in the Steuben County Tournament.


STAC girls basketball 

Binghamton 49, Corning 39

CORNING - Binghamton edged Corning in a back and forth game, 49-39 on Thursday at C-PP High School.

The Hawks took a one point lead after eight minutes on eight points from Lindsay Bagley and four points from Kenna Newman.

Binghamton responded in the second quarter, outscoring Corning 13-8 with Marissa Murphy contributing two 3-pointers.

Corning fordged ahead in the third quarter as Newman and Lexie Easling each netted four points for a 33-31 lead.

Kariah Ross led the Patriots with 11 of her 20 total points in the fourth quarter to give Binghamton the victory. Anne Ramily also added 15 points.

Newman and Bagley each posted 11 points for the Hawks.