Waterloo drops opener; Whitman rolls

A pair of Finger Lakes boys basketball ball teams were in action on Wednesday night in Waterloo for an early season tip-off tournament. Winners of tonight’s games will face off for the tournament title on Friday night while the losers would meet in the consolation game. Thursday and Saturday evening features girls varsity action.In the opening game, Marcus Whitman rolled over World of Inquiry, 66-39. The Wildcats were led by an 18 point, 7 rebound effort by Gavin McCumisky and a 15 point 12 rebound performance from Brad Stone. Burlin Allen also notched double figures in the scoring column with 13. The win improves Marcus Whitman to 2-0. World of Inquiry drops to 0-1.In the second game of the evening, host Waterloo dropped a tight contest to Greece-Odyssey, 47-44.After falling behind early in the second half, the Indians used an 8-0 run to end the 3rd quarter and tie the game. Late in the game, with about 20 seconds left, Waterloo junior Ben Deming found himself at the free throw line where he missed the front end of a pair of free throws. Greece-Odyssey would add free throws at the end to make the final margin 3.Greece-Odyssey spent much of the game in a zone defense, daring Waterloo to shoot as they packed it in on Ben Deming. Despite the zone, the junior big man, who wears #44, was able to lead Waterloo with 18 points. Junior guard Nick Stenberg added 13 points as Waterloo starts their season at 0-1.For Greece-Odyssey, Eric Ricklefo had the hot hand scoring 22 points on five three-pointers and 5 for 6 from the charity stripe.All four teams are back in action at Waterloo on Friday night with Waterloo facing W.O.I. and Marcus Whitman meeting Greece-Odyssey in the tournament final.In other Wayne-Finger Lakes basketball news:Penn Yan boys varsity basketball coach Jay Hollister has resigned. Marty Gibson has taken over head coaching responsibilities for the Mustangs.Don’t miss FL1 Sports coverage of the Dave Baldun Memorial Classic in Victor on Saturday on FingerLakes1.TV. A triple header featuring Geneva vs. Wilson (3 pm), Newark vs. Livonia (5 pm) and Pal-Mac vs. Victor (7 pm). Jim Sinicropi, Kevin Korzeniewski and Mike Alessio will have the call for all three games.

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