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Cornell can’t climb back from scoring onslaughts

Cornell can’t climb back from scoring onslaughts Cornell can’t climb back from scoring onslaughts

The Cornell boys basketball program saw a tough schedule for the week, taking on Flambeau and Winter in conference match-ups, as well as stepping outside the conference to face Greenwood.

Feb. 4 vs. Flambeau conference (L 72-21)

Cornell was on the road to start out the week, going up against Flambeau. The Chiefs started out slow, as Flambeau brought a scoring onslaught.

Halftime saw Cornell down, 43-8. The Chiefs stepped it up in the second half, holding Flambeau to 29 points.

However, it wouldn’t be enough, as Cornell couldn’t dig out of the hole and dropped the game, 72-21.

“We continue to keep working hard in the games,” said coach Marcus Leland. “The experience that some of the younger boys are getting right now, is only going to help us as we move forward as a program.”

Junior Austin Bowe led the way with 9 points, followed by freshmen Dylan Bowe and Blake Anders, with 5 each. Junior Davis Harshman added 2 points on the night.

Feb. 6 vs. Greenwood non-conference (L 64-27)

The Chiefs were back in action two days later, as nonconference opponent Greenwood came to call.

The stats were much the same in the first half, as Cornell was limited to just 9 points, opposed to Greenwood’s 46. The score was even in the second, with both teams recording 18 points.

The damage had been done and Cornell saw the visitors take the match-up, 64-27.

“There is some great growth being shown right now,” said Leland, “and will only continue to be the case, as boys get more confident and comfortable.”

D. Bowe led with 9 points, followed closely by Harshman, with 8 points. A. Bowe came next with 5 points, while junior Logan Shemick and Anders out up 2 points each. Freshman Bill Dekarske rounded things out with 1 point.

Feb. 7 vs. Winter conference (L 52-37)

With no time to rest, Cornell saw Winter come to town.

“We played hard and got the game as close as seven points in the second half,” said Leland. “We just ran out of gas.”

Winter took the conference game, 52-37.

Harshman ended the night with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals, while D. Bowe had 7 points. Anders finished with 5 points, A. Bowe followed with 4 points and junior Jason Krupka added 2 points.

The Chiefs record is now 1-16 on the season and 0-11 in the East Lakeland Conference.

“The boys continue to give full effort and leave it all out on the court,” said Leland.