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Fulton boys basketball team seeks first win of the season

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton boys varsity basketball team goes into the final week of the 2012 calendar year still seeking its first win of the season.

With one game remaining before the holiday break, Fulton is 0-5. The Red Raiders are coming off recent losses to Carthage, Bishop Ludden, and Fowler.

An impressive first half helped Carthage coast past Fulton Dec. 8. By the end of the first quarter, Carthage had built a nine-point lead over the Red Raiders.

During the second quarter, Carthage outscored Fulton by 11 points to extend its lead to 20 points at 31-11 going into halftime.

Though The Red Raiders were more competitve during the second half, Carthage remained consistent. They outscored the Red Raiders by three points during the third quarter to extend its lead to 23 points. Carthage capped off its solid effort by outscoring Fulton by two points during the fourth quarter to come away with the 56-31 win.

The Red Raiders were led by Taylor Dudley, who scored 10 points against Carthage. Cody Dick and Dan Coant who scored six points each and Jordan Baldwin chipped in four points. Steven Henri, Seth Britton and Tanner Gorton combined to score five points for Fulton.

It didn’t get any easier when the Red Raiders took on Bishop Ludden Dec. 11.

After a solid first quarter, Bishop Ludden jumped out to a 10-point lead. As the Red Raiders were kept off the scoreboard during the second quarter, Bishop Ludden added 15 more points for a 31-6 halftime lead.

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Fulton basketball team splits first two games of the season

by Rob Tetro

Two games into the regular season, the Fulton girls varsity basketball team is off to a 1-1 start.

Fulton’s season got off to an impressive start when it took on Cortland Nov. 30. During the first and third quarters of the game, the Lady Raiders outscored Cortland by 17 points en route to a 62-47 win.

December 5, Fulton gave Jamesville-DeWitt all it could handle and then some. After an evenly played first quarter, Jamesville-DeWitt outscored the Lady Raiders by six points during the second quarter.

Despite a valiant effort, Fulton couldn’t overcome the six-point deficit that was built during the second quarter as Jamesville-DeWitt came away with a 48-39 win.

Against Cortland, Fulton built an eight-point first-quarter lead.  Despite the lead, Cortland didn’t quit. The Lady Purple Tigers responded by outscoring Fulton by three points during the second quarter, which cut Fulton’s lead to five points at 25-20 going into halftime.

Fulton answered Cortland’s response during the third quarter. The Lady Raiders outscored Cortland by nine points, which expanded their lead to 14 points.

Once again, Cortland did not back down. However, despite a nearly even fourth quarter of play, Cortland was unable to cut into Fulton’s lead.

The Lady Raiders outscored Cortland by a point to cap off their 15-point win.

Fulton was led by Jessica Hudson, who scored 15 points. Nichole Hansen added 14 points while Christina Pensabene scored 8 points. Taylor Duda and Courtney Parker each added five points. Michaela Whiteman, Sydney Plato, Cheyenne Brien and Michelle Gorea combined to tally 15 points for Fulton.

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Hannibal boys basketball team too much for Fulton

by Rob Tetro

The size, physicality and versatility of the Hannibal boys varsity basketball team proved to be too much for Fulton Thursday.

After a hard fought first quarter, the Warriors went on to outscore The Red Raiders 42-24 during the second and third quarters en route to a 69-45 win.

Hannibal showed early on that it was ready to put the height and size advantage it had over Fulton to work. However, despite being outsized in certain areas, the Red Raiders only trailed by a point at the end of the first quarter.

Hannibal’s height and size advantage began to wear the Red Raiders down during the second quarter. The Warriors outscored Fulton by seven points to take a 28-20 lead into halftime.

Having successfully worn down Fulton during the first half, Hannibal’s cohesive play blew the game open during the third quarter. The Warriors outmuscled the Red Raiders with its inside game while setting up its outside game.

Following a handful of 3-pointers, Hannibal went on to outscore Fulton by 11 points during the third quarter to expand its lead to 19 points.

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Two points – Hannibal’s Allie Taylor goes in for two points over South Jefferson’s Brooke Vancoughnett and Amanda Roberts during the Section III Class B championship game at the Carrier Dome Friday night. Taylor scored 15 points in the loss. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Hannibal girls basketball team falls to South Jefferson

by Rob Tetro

Two points – Hannibal’s Allie Taylor goes in for two points over South Jefferson’s Brooke Vancoughnett and Amanda Roberts during the Section III Class B championship game at the Carrier Dome Friday night. Taylor scored 15 points in the loss. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

The Hannibal girls varsity basketball team gave heavily favored South Jefferson all it could handle and then some when the teams met March 2 at the Carrier Dome for the Section III Class B overall championship.

Heading into the game, many figured South Jefferson, which is undefeated, had the ability to dismantle the Lady Warriors. Instead, Hannibal was not intimated and rolled with the punches as the game went on.

When it seemed as if the game was getting away from the Lady Warriors, they rallied from 17 points down to cut South Jefferson’s lead to five points with a minute left in the game.

Unfortunately for Hannibal, time ran out on both their valiant comeback efforts and its dream season as South Jefferson escaped with a 63-56 win.

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Syracuse Orange forward C.J. Fair (#5) attempts to steal the ball from Connecticut Huskies' center Andre Drummond (#12) while Syracuse Orange center Fab Melo (#51) defends on the play during a recent matchup at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

Orange draw 33,000+

Syracuse Orange forward C.J. Fair (#5) attempts to steal the ball from Connecticut Huskies' center Andre Drummond (#12) while Syracuse Orange center Fab Melo (#51) defends on the play during a recent matchup at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

Syracuse guard Scoop Jardine (#11) scored a game-high 21 points and dished out six assists to lead the Orange to a 85-67 win over the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday. C.J. Fair also posted his second ever double double with the Orange, scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

33,430 fans turned out for the victory, marking the largest crowd in college basketball this season and the fourth-largest in Carrier Dome basketball history.

The Orange go on the road for a matchup against Louisville at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 and against Rutgers at 1 p.m. Feb. 19 then return to the Carrier Dome for a matchup against South Florida at 7 p.m. Feb. 22.