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IAC JV BOYS BASKETBALL: CANDOR HOSTING MORAVIA FOR SMALL SCHOOL TITLE (2024-02-13)

Tioga County Sports Report
TIOGA COUNTY — The Candor JV boys basketball team will host defending champion Moravia for the IAC Small School championship at 6 p.m. this evening.

The Blue Devils went 13-0 in league play and are 18-1 overall. Their only loss was a close setback to Elmira in the championship game of the Charlie Sibley Memorial Tournament in Owego early in the season.

The Coyotes went 9-4 in league play and 14-5 overall.

Moravia, which won last year’s championship game, 46-44, won this season’s regular season clash, 55-39.

Following are some Candor JV boys basketball results from previous games.

CANDOR 77, ODESSA-MONTOUR 34
Feb. 2
Tegan Kwiatkowski poured in 31 points as the Coyotes rolled to victory.

Candor built a 45-21 halftime cushion and held a 67-23 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

Matt Smith added 11 points; Charlie Hilbert scored eight; Carter Edwards and Kellen Williamson added seven apiece; Kyle Jantz and Nick Oakes had four apiece; Mason Rose tacked on a trio of free throws; and Ethan Eiklor added two points.

Kwiatkowski also had four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals; Smith collected five boards and assist and a steal; Oakes had an assist, a block and a steal; Rose had three rebounds, two assists and a steal; and Jantz chipped in with six birds an a pair of assists.

Hilbert added six boards and three steals; Williamson had three rebounds and two steals; Edwards registered three rebounds; Cody Hunter tacked on a pir of rebounds; Eiklor recorded four boards, a block and a steal; and Korbin Brenza grabbed a rebound.

The Grizzlies were led by James Halpin with eight points.

CANDOR 63, S-VE 52
Jan. 30
Kwiatkowski and Smith combined for 48 points to spearhead the Coyotes’ offense.

Candor led 15-10 after one quarter and 32-22 at the break. The Coyotes then took a high-scoring third period, 22-20, to build a 54-42 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

Kwiatkowski finished with 28 boards, eight rebounds, four steals and two blocks; and Smith had 20 markers, three boards, two assists, two steals and one block.

Hilbert had four points, four steals, three rebounds and two assists; Jantz added four points, seven boards, five steals and two assists; Hunter contributed three points and three steals; Zach Hillman pitched in with two points; and Oakes had two points, an assist, a rebound and a steal.

S-VE received a 26-point effort from Luukas Carling. Jackson Bennett posted eight points, Nevi Mack had five, Clayton Bower and Tyler Tufford added four apiece, Noah Ingram had three and Keith Hills added two.

CANDOR 50, S-VE 33
(Dec. 15)
The Coyotes pulled away gradually, then sealed the win with a 14-6 fourth-quarter surge.

Smith and Kwiatkowski drained one 3-pointer apiece, and scored six and five points, respectively, to offset Nevin Mack’s 8-point effort and give Candor a 15-12 first-period advantage.

Oakes added seven in the second stanza, including a trey, while Mack scored six more points, and the Coyotes went ahead, 27-23, at the half.

Candor held the Panthers to a pair of third-quarter baskets to extend its lead to 36-27 heading into the final frame.

Smith and Mack led their respective teams with 16 points apiece.

Kwiatkowski and Oakes contributed nine points each for the Coyotes, and Rose added seven, including one 3-pointer. Jantz had five points and Hilbert tacked on four.

For S-VE, Bower chipped in with nine points, Alden Salvato added four, and Hills and Sirron Irvin had two apiece.

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