“Haggerty played really good defense on Schoff,” Niles said.
CLASS C BOYS BASKETBALL
O-M 56, Sidney 53
Top-seeded Sidney suffered through a poor shooting night and lost to eighth-seeded Odessa-Montour in a Section Four Class C quarterfinal Saturday at Sidney.
“We did not make much more than layups,” said Sidney coach Mike Brazee, whose team followed a 16-game winning streak with losses to Unatego (in the Midstate Athletic Conference final) and O-M. “I was talking to assistant coach Don Pierce after the game and I said we went 0-for-9 in the paint in the second half on shots that weren’t layups.”
The Indians’ Morgan Shutter scored all but three of his game-high 18 points in the second half.
“He got to the basket,” Brazee said. “He started penetrating a lot. They ran a lot of isolation with him and (Tom) Peckham. He made a couple of wild shots, but he got into the lane and to the basket a lot more in the second half.”
Peckham, O-M’s center, finished with 16 points. Brazee said he was a big reason the Warriors finished with three offensive rebounds.
Damian Zimmer and Brandon Walters had 15 and 13 points, respectively, for Sidney, who led by 11 points in the second quarter before O-M closed the half on a 12-4 run.
“To win 16 games in a row and run the table in the league was good, but it was a disappointing end, losing the MAC final and our first game in sectionals,” Brazee said. “But most of the season was very good.”
Watkins Glen 64,
Jesse Teeter had 24 points to lead four Watkins Glen players in double figures as the fourth-seeded Senecas cruised into the sectional semifinals.
“I totally underestimated them,” Unatego coach Jim Knight said. “I saw them play in their league championship and I thought we could match up with them. They played much better Saturday.