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Watkins ends season at sectional finals

BINGHAMTON—The Watkins Glen boys varsity basketball team lost to Moravia in the Section IV Class C championship final game at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, Saturday, March 2. The final score was 52-41, Moravia. Leading Watkins were Jesse Teeter, Kody Gregory, and Colin Gates, all with nine points each. Teeter added four assists and two steals, while Gates had seven rebounds. Josh Teeter followed with eight points and another two steals. Brady Myers scored six points.

Coach John Fazzary said "we didn't shoot well in the first half." He added that Moravia's best player scored 13 points in the first quarter alone. He explained the "poor shooting, poor play put us in a hole."

However, Fazzary said the team came back in the third quarter and battled the score down to within single digits. He explained in the fourth quarter Watkins had the game down to one possession, but Moravia stole the ball and built up another lead. Fazzary said the Senecas had several good chances to score, but missed on the lay-ups.

"Our kids showed a lot of heart, a lot of fight," said Fazzary. "They battled back like they did all year."

He added, "it's one of the best years in school history." Fazzary said Watkins Glen won its Christmas tournament, took the overall south division championship, and beat seven state ranked or honorably mentioned teams this year. At the end of the season, Watkins' record is 17-3.

With the win, Moravia advances to the regional Class C tournament, facing the Section III champion, Saturday, March 9.

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