Wayland-Cohocton boys proved to be a step quicker than their rivals from Dansville on Friday night as the Golden Eagles lifted off late in the first quarter and took the momentum with them in claiming a sweep over the Mustangs 61-41. Wayland-Cohocton also claimed the opener of the Dansville Rotary Club Tip-Off Tournament back in the beginning of December.

Wayland-Cohocton boys proved to be a step quicker than their rivals from Dansville on Friday night as the Golden Eagles lifted off late in the first quarter and took the momentum with them in claiming a sweep over the Mustangs 61-41. Wayland-Cohocton also claimed the opener of the Dansville Rotary Club Tip-Off Tournament back in the beginning of December.


“Wayland-Cohocton is a very good team and they’re not going to give us anything, we’re going to have to go in there and earn it,” Dansville Coach Kevin Greenway said. “Despite the outcome, I’m happy because our guys hustled and never gave up.”


“We really couldn’t come in here tonight taking Dansville lightly,” Way-Co Coach Bob Skoczylas said. “After all, it is a rivalry, and Kevin’s team has some shooters and quickness of their own. I really think we were working together pretty well tonight.”


Evan Englert got Way-Co off on the right foot scoring the first five points of the game in the first minute and a half. Dansville’s Mitch Lamerson then scored each of the next two times down the floor making it a one-point game.


Moments later things slipped away from Dansville when D.J. Harris scored a pair of baskets in transition and in the blink of an eye the Golden Eagles held a 13-4 lead and really never looked back. The maroon and gold led 16-7 after one as Mitch Lamerson scored all seven of the Mustangs points in the period. Wayland-Cohocton was lifted by a couple of threes by Zach Nobles and Evan Englert.


In the second  Wayland-Cohocton continued to put the squeeze on the defense and distributed their scoring well as five different players scored while holding Dansville to just one field goal (a Jack Toomey three-pointer) in the quarter as Mitch Lamerson dropped four free throws as Way-Co extended their lead to 34-14 at the half.


Following the pink paper plane toss for Cancer at the half, it was business as usual for the home team as Zach Nobles nailed a three-pointer right out of the box to trigger a 10-0 run to start the third as the Golden Eagles quickness and crispness on both ends of the floor began taking its toll on the Mustangs. Dansville’s offense started to come to life in the last quarter, but it was a “too much, too little, too late” situation for the Mustangs as Wayland-Cohocton secured a 61-41 victory heading into a week off for both teams.


Way-Co hosts Bath on Friday while Dansville visits Hornell.