|IAC GIRLS BASKETBALL: CANDOR SHUTS DOWN EDISON IN 51-19 TRIUMPH (20 PHOTOS) (2019-02-07)
Tioga County Sports Report
CANDOR — Candor played shut-down defense from the onset, then its offense started to click and the Indians went on to drub Edison, 51-19, in IAC South action here Thursday.
The Candor defense, which included seniors Searra Allen, Emily Henry, Jennifer Hopkins and Paedyn Whitmore, who were competing in their final game, held their opponent to six field goals. Meanwhile, the offense tallied double digits points in each of the first three quarters.
“I couldn't be happier with the way the girls played,” Candor head coach Carl Kanoff said. “We did just about everything we needed well. Everyone gave their usual hustle and unlike the other night (vs. S-VE) the ball actually went in for us. It was a great way to end our season and give our seniors a send off.”
The Indians would double up the Spartans, 12-6, in the opening frame. Allen hit for a pair of fuel goals, Jennah Kareem drained a 3-pointer and Brooke Wilcox went 3-for-4 at the free throw line.
Candor would erupt for 11 consecutive points in the second quarter before Edison’s Mikayla Bush stopped the run with the first of her four treys. Wilcox led the home team effort with a pair of threes and Whitmore sandwiched a bucket between a pair of free throw points as the Indians boosted they advantage to 26-9 at halftime.
Kareem drained a pair of shots from beyond the arc and tacked on three free throws in a 16-3 surge following the break.
Emily Henry knocked down three as Candor edged the Spartans, 9-7, in the final period. Six of Edison’s points came on Bush treys.
Kareem led all scorers with 16 points, including three threes and 3-for-4 foul shooting. She also grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds to make it a double-double.
Allen registered a double-double as well with 11 points and 13 boards. She also snagged six six steals.
Wilcox, a freshman, scored a career-high nine points, which included two threes. Whitmore also tied a career-high effort with eight points. Rounding out Candor's scoring was Henry with a season-best five, and Hopkins with two. Kadrianna Foster added three steals.
The Indians were without leading scorer and rebounder Braelyn Hornick, who was ill.
“We lost on senior night, so this was certainly a better ending for them,” Kanoff said of his seniors. “Unfortunately, we won't qualify for sectionals so all we can do is enjoy the moment of this game and use missing postseason as motivation for next year.”
IN PHOTO 1: Candor’s Emily Henry. … PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR.
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