Tioga County Sports Report
MORAVIA — Candor was forced to play catch-up against Moravia here Friday night — something not easy to accomplish against the storied Blue Devils' program. In the end, the Indians would come out on the short end of a 71-52 IAC Small School crossover score.
Candor managed just three baskets in the first quarter — a 3-pointer and field goal by Kolden Foster, and another trey from Alex Doucett. Meanwhile, the Devils canned four threes during a 24-point outburst.
Moravia knocked down three more long-range buckets in the second quarter and Deegan Sovocool popped in five free throws, but were outscored b y the Indians, 20-18. Doucett drained three more treys and Marcus Rypkema added two baskets to make it 42-28 at the break.
The Indians needed to come out strong after intermission, but struggled to score as a trio of Justin Pettit threes highlighted an 18-6 Moravia run.
Doucett hit for a pair of treys in the final frame, Joel Dougherty put in seven points and Joey Marsh added five, but the Indians wee only able to outscore their host, 18-11, in the final stanza.
Moravia (6-4) was led by Sovocool's game-high 21 points. Pettit added 17 and Gavin Stayton had 16.
Doucett led Candor (5-5) with 18 points, Dougherty and Foster chipped in with seven apiece, Marsh and Rypkema contributed six each, and Nick and Daniel Thomas scored four apiece.
The Indians host Watkins Glen Tuesday.
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