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Keshequa Boys Beat “Blood Brothers”


Keshequa 61 Canisteo-Greeenwood 43

Whoever heard of the” Indians” beating up on the” Redskins”? There was no “brotherly love” on the hardwood in Nunda in a local version of ” tribal warfare” in Monday (Dec. 14) night basketball action. First year head coach Bill Mann’s Keshequa club got rolling early on the home floor as they outscored Canisteo-Greenwood 17-9 in the first quarter. The momentum continued for the Indians into the 2nd quarter as the orange & black offense was “clicking” as they put up 20 points in the period taking a 37-20 lead in at halftime.

As the second half unfolded, the Redskins got “rowdy” & were rolling as they cut into Keshequa’s lead and sliced it down to 11 heading into the final period. Coach Mann rallied his troops & they put things together on both ends of the floor to close things out & hold off Canisteo-Greenwood. The Nunda-Dalton gang would close out the visitors in a 12-5 run in the 4th as the defense curtailed the Redskins offense when it needed to.
Keshequa (3-3) was led by Austin Schmidt who had a monster of a night with a double-double performance with 29 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocked shots & 2 steals….Gavin Duryea added 14 markers with 5 assists, a handful of rebounds & 3 steals….Cory Baker also had a double-double with 13 points & 10 boards…Connor Mann finished with 5 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, & a steal…Bryce Bennett had 4 steals, 2 rebounds & 2 assists…Nick Wood had an assist….& Mike Uveino had a rebound in the victory.

Canisteo-Greenwood (2-4) saw Bobby Avery score 21 points…Justin Hendrickson added 11…Dylan Wentworth & Holden Weeks scored 4 each…Ben Woods finished with 2 points….& Del Crooks had 1.