BATH – Wayland-Cohocton used a strong second half to top Haverling 67-54 Friday in a Livingston County Athletic Association boys basketball matchup.
Wayland-Cohocton flew the coup early in the game as Jamie Carman connected on consecutive 3's in the opening quarter to put the Eagles in front 10-2. Bath came barrelling back scoring 10 of the final 12 points in the period to make it a two-point contest, and Way-Co later went into the locker room with a slim 27-25 halftime lead.
Keeghan Savoir dropped a pair of treys in the third giving the Golden Eagles a tiny bit of breathing room and a 46-42 lead heading in to the final stanza. The maroon & gold outdistanced the Rams 21-12 in the fourth to win it. In that final and decisive eight minute stretch Bath shaved the deficit to just one point in hopes of overtaking the visitors.
Coach Mike Fields' team caught fire from beyond the arc in the final minutes as Connor Englert and Cameron Huber each hit a pair of threes to bolster the bulge late in the game. When the blue & white had to foul, Wayland-Cohocton made the hosts pay by going 7-11 from the line to ice the cake to the tune of 67-54. Wayland-Cohocton shot 35% from long range (13-37) while Haverling harvested 8 of 29 for (28%).
Wayland-Cohocton (7-8) was led by Cameron Huber's 18 points. Connor Englert added 15 and DeAndre Green netted a dozen in the victory. The Golden Eagles now visit Naples on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.
Bath's Alec Sestak led all scorers with 22 points including a half-dozen threes. Haverling (6-8) will travel to Addison Monday at 7 p.m. in its next contest.