Sr. Boys recent success continues vs Hoxie

One glance at the Corning Senior Bobcat’s season record would be deceiving. Closer observation would reveal that this young group is starting to buy into Coach Chris Murray and his system. The boys are starting to mesh on the court and it has finally started to show on the scoreboard. The Black and Gold shrugged off a sluggish start Friday, January 4 and downed the Mustangs thanks to a big second half, 45 to 33.

Hoxie led this game after one quarter of play 11 to 10. The entire first half was back and forth and entertaining. Corning jumped back ahead 20 to 17 entering the locker room at the half. A big reason for Corning’s second half surge was thanks to a solid defensive effort by the Cats, but also thanks to some poor free throw shooting by the Mustangs.

Hoxie shot just 17% from the free throw line on the night and had no answer for Corning down low late in this contest. Lucas Barajas led the way for Corning with a game high 14 points. Six of those points came down the stretch late.  Colby Briney netted 11 points with nine of those points coming via the three point shot. Jayden Wiedeman added six points in the Corning home victory. Corning shot eight of 10 from the free throw line and spread the ball around with seven Bobcats reaching the scorebook in this game. Hoxie has struggled this season, as well, but it’s obvious from the eye test that this Corning bunch is starting to click and they look to be a tough out for the remainder of the season.


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