Tioga County Sports Report
CANDOR / ODESSA IAC JV South Small School champion Candor held off a determined Newfield team, 46-42, here Monday. The win comes three days after the Indians routed Odessa-Montour, 67-34, on the road.
Candor 46, Newfield 42
The Indians held their guest to three second-quarter points to build a 23-16 halftime lead, but the Trojans made a game of it in the second half. Newfield cut the lead to 31-30 heading into the final period. Trailing, 44-38, with less than two minutes to go, the Trojans cut the lead to two. However, Cooper Thayer stole the ball, passed to Hunter Haynes, who passed to Bryce Mills, who was fouled with 1.8 seconds left. Mills sank both foul shots to ice the win.
Joel Dougherty posted a double-double for the Indians, scoring 18 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. He canned three 3-pointers and went 5-for-6 at the free throw line. Mills went 4-for-6 at the stripe and knocked down a pair of treys. He had 12 points and handed out three assists.
Thayer had seven points, six boards and three steals, and Marsh added seven points with a pair of threes, and had three steals and a block. Haynes contributed three steals and three assists, and Watson had two points and five steals.
Dylan Zirchuck and Caleb Wilson scored 10 points each for Newfield.
Candor 67, Odessa-Montour 34
The Indians led 16-6 after a quarter and 30-21 at the half. They would hold O-M to 13 second-half points.
Thayer had 16 points, nine rebounds and four steals, and went 6-for-6 at the line. Dougherty pitched in with 14 points, eight rebounds and six steals, and was 4-for-6 at the stripe. Bryce Mills added 11 points, eight rebounds, four steals and four assists.
Zach Watson contributed six points, making all four free throw attempts, and also had three rebounds, three steals and four assists. Cole Strong added six points, five rebounds and two steals; Haynes had three points, four rebounds, three steals, and three assists; Marsh scored two points and had six rebounds, two steals and two blocks; and Will Zimmer had two points, three rebounds and two assists.
The Indians play S-VE tonight and Edison Thursday. They will host Union Springs for the Small School championship next Tuesday or Wednesday.
PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR.
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