Fulton boys’ basketball seeks win at holiday tourney

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton boys’ varsity basketball team lost its last three games to fall to 0-6 on the season.

The hunt for their first win of the season continues this weekend as Fulton takes part in The Syracuse-ITC Holiday Tournament.

Its losses came on Dec. 16 against Fowler by a score of 61-43, on Dec. 18 against Christian Brothers Academy by a score of 72-43 and then on Dec. 20 versus Bishop Ludden by a score of 69-35.

It was a tale of two halves during the Fowler game.

After a hard fought first quarter, the Red Raiders had a 1 point lead. Fulton expanded its lead during the second quarter., outscoring Fowler by 3 points to take a 28-24 lead into halftime.

But Fowler took over during the second half, outscoring Fulton by 11 points during the third quarter to build a 7-point lead. Fowler capped off an impressive rally during the fourth quarter, outscoring the Red Raiders by 11 points to come away with a 61-43 win.

Fulton was led by Chris Jones. with 20 points, followed by Josh Hudson with 8, Brian Hudson with 4, Dallas Bradley, Cody Green and Jon Cummins with 3 each.

Fulton’s second half struggles continued when they took on CBA.

CBA built a 5-pint lead over Fulton in the first quarter. But Fulton cut into this lead during the second quarter, outscoring CBA by 2 points.

CBA took a 32-29 lead into halftime. and then extended their lead to double digits during the third quarter. They outscored Fulton by 10 points to expand their lead to 13 points.

CBA continued to pour it on during the fourth quarter, outscoring Fulton by 16 points.

Leading the way for Fulton was Cody Green with 15, followed by Josh Hudson with 10, Chris Jones with 8 and Jon Cummins with 5.

In the Ludden game, both teams fought a competitive first quarter and Bishop Ludden led the Red Raiders by only 2 points.

Bishop Ludden extended its lead during the second quarter, outscoring Fulton by 3 points to take a 27-22 lead into halftime.

Unfortunately, the Red Raiders saw another team turn a competitive game into a blowout during the second half. Bishop Ludden outscored Fulton by 13 points during the third quarter to expand its lead to 18 points.

Bishop Ludden capped off an impressive win during the fourth quarter, outscoring the Red Raiders by 16 points.

Fulton was led by Cody Green with 15 points, followed by Chris Jones with 10 and Mark Pollock with 6 points.

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