Mustangs hammer Waterloo after tough loss to Pal-Mac

Gary Pinneo
With just a few seconds left before the end of the third period against Pal-Mac, Penn Yan’s Eli Maroscher looks to dribble in from the outside corner.

The Penn Yan Mustang Boy’s Basketball team has been on the smiling side of a couple of games this season when late buckets sent games to overtime and eventual wins.  Buzzer beaters are nice when your on the winning end.  On Jan. 8 in Penn Yan, the Mustang cagers felt the sting of the other side when Pal-Mac tied the game with a last second basket and went on to defeat Penn Yan 50-46 in overtime.

The Mustangs, on the strength of a 13-5 run in the third quarter, had jumped to a 29-26 lead after three quarters. 

In a see-saw final stanza, Penn Yan lead 41-39 with time running out.  This is where cruel fate stepped in for the hometown cagers.  The Red Raiders outscored Penn Yan 9-5 in the extra four minute frame to sneak out of town with the win.

 James Willson was Penn Yan’s top scorer with 16 points, including 10 for 13 at the foul line. Joe Colaneri added 12 points with Ethan Kalmholtz and Michael Worden chipping in 9 and 8 respectively for the Mustangs (1-5,5-5).

The Penn Yan Mustang Boy’s Basketball team came thundering out of the gate outscoring the visiting Indians from Waterloo 17-2 in the opening quarter en route to an easy 61-34 Finger Lakes East D-II win. 

Penn Yan lengthened their lead to 38-12 at the half , 55-22 after three quarters and cruised to their second league win.

James Willson took scoring honors for the game with 17 points for the Mustnags.  Michael Worden contributed 14 points and hauled down 11 rebounds.  Cody Allison netted 10 points.

The Mustangs improved their Finger Lakes East League record to 2-5 and are 6-5 overall.