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Tioga County Sports Report
DRYDEN — Candor battled back from a handful of deficits before falling to Moravia, 66-51, in a clash between two state-ranked teams for the IAC Small School Boys Basketball Championship at TC3 Friday evening.

The Blue Devils scored the game’s first five points and led 9-1 before a Jacek Teribury steal and layup, and a 3-pointer at the shot clock buzzer cut the gap to 9-6.

Jakobe Foster also beat the buzzer to end the first period with a basket and make it a 9-8 game.

Carson Heidl tied the game at 10 in the first minute of the second quarter, but the Devils’ Abran Wasileski scored 10 points during an 18-5 run to push Moravia to a 28-15 advantage at halftime. That surge included the last nine points of the period.

Heidl scored the first five points of the second half, but Aiden Kelly drained a trio of threes and tallied 11 points as Moravia carried a 44-33 lead into the fourth quarter.

A Logan Bell trey stretched the Devils’ lead to 47-35, and Kyler Proper’s basket kept the margin at 12 following a Jadon Heidl reverse layup.

Foster and Donnie Makie nailed back-to-back threes, and Foster sank a pair of free throws to make it a 49-45 with 4:29 remaining in the game, but a nine-point burst gave Moravia a 58-45 cushion with 2 ½ minutes to go.

The Devils went 8-for-8 at the free throw line in the game’s final two minutes to secure the championship.

Kelly and Wasileski shared scoring honors for Moravia (17-3) with 18 points apiece, Bell scored 12 and Proper added 10.

Foster and Teribury pumped out 14 points each for the Coyotes (17-3). Foster also contributed seven rebounds, a block and a steal; and Teribury chipped in with seven boards, an assist and a steal.

Jadon Heidl recorded eight points, three rebounds and two assists; Donald Makie added eight points, one steal and one board; and Carson Heidl had seven points, seven boards and an assist. Ryan Huizinga and Jason Jantz tacked on one assist apiece.

Candor is the No. 1 seed for the Section IV Class C playoffs and will host the winner of Newfield and Richfield Springs/ODY in the quarterfinals next Saturday at 6 p.m.


IN PHOTO 1: Candor’s Jacek Teribury. ... PHOTOS BY TIM TAYLOR.

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