IAC BOYS BASKETBALL: CANDOR CLINCHES DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
(2024-02-06)Tioga County Sports Report
GROTON — The Candor boys basketball team held Groton in check for most of the evening to clinch the IAC South Small School championship Tuesday night with a 57-37 victory.
It marked the first division title for the Coyotes in 17 years, according to coach Nate Thomas.
Candor scored 18 points in each of the first two quarters to build a 36-15 halftime cushion and built a 50-23 advantage heading into the final period.
Jadon and Carson Heidl sparked the Coyotes’ first-period surge with seven and six points, respectively.
The second quarter saw Jadon Heidl score another seven points while Tra Payne added four and Donlad Makie chipped in with a 3-pointer.
Jadon Heidl canned a pair of threes in the third quarter, giving him four on the night, as he added another eight points to his tally.
Cam Cody came off the bench to score four points in the final frame and Payne tacked on a trey.
Candor, which leapfrogged Moravia and into the No. 8 spot in the Class C state rankings, received a 22-point effort from Jadon Heidl, who also registered seven rebounds, three steals and one assist.
Carson Heidl finished with 10 points, seven boards and one assist; Payne had seven points and three boards; Jacek Teribury recorded five assists, four steals, two assists and two rebounds; and Jakobe Foster added four points and three boards.
Cody had four points and two boards; Makie contributed three points, two rebounds and one steal; and Ryan Huizinga ripped down a dozen rebounds to go with two points and two steals.
Groton (5-12) had three players score seven points apiece.
The Coyotes (16-2) travel south of the border Friday to face Towanda.