It was a good night for Waverly basketball, as both the girls and boys won IAC Large School Championships. The girls blitzed Whitney Point for a 20-3 lead to begin the game and carried that momentum to a 71-39 victory and the program’s first IAC title since 2013. The boys repeated as IAC champs with a 60-40 win over Trumansburg. The victory was their 19th in a row, setting a new school record. Both the girls and boys will host sectional games next Friday.
The Syracuse men’s basketball team will be back in action Sunday, as the Orange travel to Georgia Tech for a nighttime game. Syracuse has lost two straight after posting a five-game win streak. IMG coverage will begin at 5:30pm on WEBO.
The Syracuse men’s basketball team had their five-game winning streak snapped at Pitt on Sunday, falling to the Panthers 80-75. They have a chance to get back to their winning ways tonight, as the Orange host Louisville from the Carrier Dome live on WEBO. IMG coverage will begin at 6pm.
Waverly and Elmira Notre Dame will play each other tomorrow for the chance to advance to the IAC championship. The game was originally scheduled for tonight, but postponed to tomorrow at 6pm. Waverly’s Hunter Bodine set a new Section 4 record Friday with 11 3-pointers as the Wolverines defeated Chenango Forks. The senior ended up with a school-record 45 points in the game.
Syracuse took down 9th-ranked Virginia 66-62 Saturday at the Carrier Dome. As heard on WEBO, Tyus Battle and Andrew White each scored 23 points to lead the Orange to their second win over a top-10 team in one week. It was also the 1,000th win during the tenure of coach Jim Boeheim. Syracuse will play at Clemson Tuesday.
In sports, John Gillon had a career night for Syracuse as the Orange rallied from a 16-point deficit to beat North Carolina State 100-93 in overtime. As heard on WEBO, Gillon scored 43 points, the first Syracuse player to reach that milestone since Gerry McNamara in 2004, and drained a new program record 9 3-pointers. No shot was bigger than the 3 to force OT. Andrew White took over the extra period, scoring 9 points to lead the Orange to victory. They host Virginia Saturday at 12pm.
In sports, Syracuse came from behind to beat Wake Forest 81-76 live on WEBO last night. Andrew White scored a season-high 27 points to lead the Orange to their 12th win of the season. Also at Syracuse, the ACC has released the 2017 football schedule. The Orange will host seven games at the Dome, including their first three weeks and a home tilt against National Champion Clemson on Oct. 13. Click here to see the full schedule.
In high school, Section 4 Football tweeted out preliminary 2017 schedules for all divisions last night. Changes include a plan to lump all eight of the Class B teams – including Owego and Waverly – into one division, and doing the same with the seven teams in Class C. Also in high school football, longtime Chenango Forks assistant Dave Chickanosky is retiring after six decades on the sidelines for the Blue Devils. “Chick” started coaching at Forks in 1968 after two years at Walton and was named “Assistant of the Year” by his peers at last year’s state football clinic.
The high school basketball season continues tonight on WEBO, as Owego hosts Johnson City for a STAC Central Division rivalry game. The Wildcats knocked the Indians out of the playoffs last year. Owego enters tonight with a 2-2 record this season, while Johnson City is 4-0. Our coverage will begin at 7pm.
The Syracuse men’s basketball team will host longtime rival Georgetown tomorrow at the Carrier Dome on a day where both schools will honor departed Orange legend Pearl Washington. IMG coverage will begin at 11am on WEBO, while the game will start at 12pm. The photo collage is courtesy of www.cuse.com.
The Syracuse men’s basketball team reached 100 points last night for the first time since 2012 in a win over South Carolina State. The Orange beat the Bulldogs 101-59 at the Carrier Dome in the next game of the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational. Six different Syracuse players scored more than 10 points, including Andrew White, John Gillon, Tyler Lydon, Tyler Roberson, Taurean Thompson and Frank Howard. Syracuse will end the invitational against South Carolina at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn Saturday. The game will not be heard on WEBO, as the Syracuse football team will play at Pitt at 12:30pm Saturday. The Orange are looking to beat the Panthers and be invited to a bowl game.
The Syracuse men’s basketball team will return to the Carrier Dome Friday night to host Monmouth University at 7pm live on WEBO. Binghamton High School graduate King Rice is in his sixth season as the head coach of the Hawks. Pregame coverage will start at 6pm.
Saturday, the Syracuse football team will play their final home game against Florida State. The Orange are 4-6 on the season, and hoping to upset the Seminoles on Senior Day. IMG coverage will begin at 2:30pm on WEBO.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will crown this year’s champion live on WEBO Sunday. Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, and Joey Logano are the Championship Four that are in contention for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Motor Racing Network coverage will begin at 1:30pm Sunday.