Third Quarter Leads Cards To Win

RANDOLPH – Thanks to a big third quarter, fourth-seeded Randolph (12-7) will be moving on in the Section 6 Class C-1 playoffs after a hard-fought 68-61 victory over No. 5 Tapestry Charter (11-8) in quarterfinal boys basketball on Friday night.

Early on, the Cardinals found themselves in a close battle, holding on for a one-point lead at the half. But thanks to an offensive explosion by Bryce Morrison, who pounded down 15 of his game-high 27 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Nate Beaver, who dropped in eight of his 13 points, Randolph went on a 26-14 run that helped ice the game.

Cody Oldro also contributed 13 points for the Cardinals in the victory.

“Bryce had a lot of good looks in that third quarter,” said Randolph coach Kevin Hind. “We were able to push it to a 13-point lead and they came back on us a little in the fourth, but we were able to hold on. We did a good job and took care of the ball tonight, which helped us down the stretch.”

Ajquine Sorgan led Tapestry with 21 points.

TAPESTRY CHARTER (61)

West 1 0 3, Mawen 3 2 9, Sorgan 8 3 21, Lucas 3 2 9, Steers 4 0 9, Owens 2 0 5, Lias 1 0 2, Maxey 1 0 3. Totals 23 7 61.

RANDOLPH (68)

Maycock 2 2 8, Miller 3 0 7, Morrison 8 4 27, Beaver 5 2 13, Oldro 5 3 13. Totals 23 11 68.

3-point goals: West, Mawen 1, Sorgan 2, Lucas, Steers 1, Owens, Maxey, Maycock 2, Miller, Morrison 7, Beaver.

Tapestry Charter 14 15 14 18 – 61

Randolph 18 12 26 12 – 68

ORACLE ENDS CV SEASON

BUFFALO – Cassadaga Valley’s season came to an end as the 10th-seeded Cougars (9-11) came up short against second-ranked Oracle Charter, 76-55.

Things were close in the first quarter with Cassadaga Valley trailing by just five points, but Oracle outscored the Cougars, 39-20, over the next two periods to put things out of reach.

Gerald Bibbs was the scoring leader for Oracle Charter (18-1) with 22 points and he also posted 15 rebounds for the double-double, followed by Jamaar Cunningham with 20 points and Anton Gulledge added 14 points.

Tim Bender had a solid night for the Cougars with 20 points, including five 3-pointers, and Randy Delaba and Mike Lancaster contributed 10 points each.

CASSADAGA VALLEY (55)

Bender 5 5 20, Runge 1 2 5, Jones 1 0 2, Delaba 4 2 10, Lancaster 3 2 10, Johnson 3 2 8. Totals 17 13 55.

ORACLE CHARTER (76)

Allen 1 2 3, Walls 1 0 3, Waters 4 0 8, Ngayot 1 0 2,, Cunningham 9 1 20, Modi 2 0 4, Bibbs 9 4 22, Gulledge 5 4 14. Totals 36 4 76.

3-point goals: Rawls, Cunningham, Bender 5, Lancaster 2, Runge.

Cassadaga Valley 11 9 10 25 – 55

Oracle Charter 16 17 22 21 -76