Fulton boys’ basketball off to slow start

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton boys’ varsity basketball team is 0-3 to begin the 2013-2014 season.

County Foe Central Square cruised past Fulton 58-37 in its Nov. 29 season opener and then Fulton came up short against Camden 62-54 Nov. 30. Perennial powerhouse, Jamesville-DeWitt topped Fulton 74-56 Dec. 4.

The Red Raiders began the season by taking on Central Square in the opening round of The Watertown Tournament.  After a competitive first quarter, Central Square led Fulton by only 1 point.

Unfortunately for the Red Raiders, Central Square began to pull away during the second quarter. They outscored Fulton by 10 points during the second quarter to take a 31-20 lead into halftime.

Central Square kept pouring it on during the third quarter. They outscored the Red Raiders by 3 points to extend their lead to 14 points.

Central Square capped off the impressive effort during the fourth quarter, outscoring Fulton by 7 points for a 58-37 win.

Leading the way for Central Square was Nate Budge with 11 points, followed by Gage Lanning with 9, Parker Reese with 8 points and Sam Barry, Cory Rogers and Ryan McCarthy with 7 points each.

Fulton was led by Cody Green with 15 points, followed by Josh Hudson with 8, Jon Cummins with 6, Taylor Jordan and Mark Pollock scored 3 points each and Brian Hudson added 2 points for the Red Raiders.

Camden rallied past Fulton in the second game of The Watertown Tournament. The Red Raiders got off to a decent start, jumping out to a 5-point lead over Camden.

Fulton extended its lead during the second quarter, outscoring Camden by 8 points to take a 37-24 lead into halftime.

But the second half belonged to Camden. They outscored Fulton 18-6 during the third quarter to cut the Red Raiders lead to 43-42. Camden capped off its impressive rally during the fourth quarter, outscoring Fulton by 7 points en route to the win.

Leading the way for the Red Raiders was Cody Green with 27 points. Also scoring were Chris Jones with 12 points and Jon Cummins with 7 points.

In the game versus J-D, the Red Raiders were competitive in the first quarter — Jamesville-DeWitt had only a 5-point lead.

J-D extended its lead to double digits during the second quarter. They outscored the Red Raiders by 8 points to take a 47-34 lead into halftime.

Jamesville-DeWitt wasn’t about to let up during the third quarter. They outscored Fulton by 7 points to take a 63-43 lead.

The Red Raiders were able to cut into J-D’s lead during the fourth quarter, outscoring the Red Rams by 2 points down the stretch. But it wasn’t enough to overcome J-D.

The Red Raiders were led by Chris Jones, with 20 points, Cody Green with 15, Brian Hudson with 11 points and Jon Cummins with 5.

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