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Southern Cayuga swimming

Southern Cayuga boys swimming captured the IAC league championship Saturday, Feb. 9 at Waverly. The Chiefs' Joey Angotti was named the meet's most outstanding swimmer. 

Southern Cayuga won six events and finished with 455.5 points to beat out Odessa-Montour, Lansing, Dryden, Waverly and Watkins Glen to become IAC champions Saturday.

Joey Angotti took first in the 50 freestyle (21.94) and the 100 freestyle (54.48), and JD Rejman won the 200 freestyle (2:00.78) and 500 freestyle (5:44.01).

The Chiefs also won a pair of relays. Jamison Murray, Angotti, Rejman and Owen Overhiser edged out Odessa-Montour to win the 200 medley relay in 1:52.39, while Jordan Stephenson, Chris Morris, Rejman and Angotti took first in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:37.47, besting second-place Watkins Glen by over 15 seconds.

Angotti was named the most valuable swimmer of the meet and his time in the 50 freestyle qualified him for the state championships next month in Long Island. Angotti, Rejman and Overhiser were all named IAC All-Stars.

Southern Cayuga returns to the pool Wednesday at Watkins Glen for the Section IV championships.

GIRLS HOCKEY

NYSPHSAA championship: In pursuit of its second state title in three years, the Skaneateles girls hockey team rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period only to lose in overtime, 5-4, to Section VI's Williamsville Saturday at the HarborCenter in Buffalo.

The Lakers never led but battled back to tie the score on three separate occasions. Trailing 4-2 in the third, Skaneateles scored once with seven minutes remaining and again with five minutes left to tie the score and force overtime.

Hopes of the program's third state title were crushed when Williamsville's Jenna Cavalieri scored with four minutes remaining in the first overtime.

Meg Teachout recorded two goals for Skaneateles, while Rebecca Cain and Campbell Torrey rounded out the scoring.

Skaneateles finishes 14-3.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Southern Cayuga 60, Groton 41: Catie Kopp just missed a double-double, recording 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to lead the Chiefs. Brooke Walter scored 15 points. Lauren Sherman added nine.

Southern Cayuga (13-4) next hosts Section V's Waterloo on Monday.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Broome 74, Cayuga 62: Erica Helzer (Port Byron) notched 19 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and four assists in the loss for the Spartans. Hannah Keysor (Cato-Meridian) added 17 points. Loren Clifford had eight points and eight rebounds. Breayle Williams nabbed seven points and eight rebounds. 

CCC hosts Finger Lakes Community College on Monday. 

FROM FRIDAY

BOYS BASKETBALL

Spencer-Van Etten 68, Moravia 63: In a back-and-forth game, S-VE took a lead on the Blue Devils with 1:30 remaining in the fourth quarter and then hit some free throws to close it out.

Kaden Hooper was Moravia's leader with 18 points, Scottie Sovocool nabbed 12 points, and Deegan Sovocool totaled nine points with eight rebounds.

Moravia (15-3) finishes up the regular season at Whitney Point on Monday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Union Springs 39, Port Byron 37: Two Wolves reached double digits to help pull out a close win.

Renee Park led Union Springs with 12 points, Grace Perkins recorded 10 points, and Kaley Kallet chipped in with nine points.

Keyara Allen posted 15 for the Panthers, and Grace Ford added nine.

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