Mustangs face Livonia tonight

Gary Pinneo
Penn Yan’s #30 Mike Worden gets fouled on his shot by the Eagles #34 Kyle Carman.

The Penn Yan Mustang basketball team faced off with a familar opponent in Saturday's Section V Class B1 tournament game in Penn Yan. For the third time this season, Penn Yan and Wayland-Cohocton were opponents on the hardwood floor. 

The Mustangs had defeated the Eagles in the first two contests in relatively close games. If it is said it is hard to defeat an opponent three straight times in a given season, someone forgot tell this to the Penn Yan Mustang Cagers. 

Penn Yan handily dispatched the visiting Eagles 62-36 and advanced to the semifinals on Tuesday against Livonia at R.I.T.

This roundball contest was basically decided in the first 16 minutes.

Penn Yan jumped ahead 19-7 in the opening session and padded that lead to 41-17 at the half. The two teams basically traded baskets in the second half, but for Way-Co, that would not be good enough on this night.

The Mustangs used a balanced offensive attack to subdue the Golden Eagles.  Ethan Kamholtz and James Willson both scored 14 points to lead the Orange and Blue attack.

Ryan Siwak added 10 points, eight coming in the second quarter including two 3-pointers.

Mike Worden scored nine points and Adam Stork chipped eight points in for the win.

Penn Yan, the No. 2 seed team in the B1 tournament will tipoff against the No. 3 seeded Livonia team at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday evening, March 3. The game will be played at R.I.T. in Henrietta.

A possible third showdown with the Finger Lakes East D-II Champion Midlakes Screaming Eagles could loom on the horizon for Penn Yan. The  No. 1 seed Midlakes team plays No. 4 Dansville first.  Of course Penn Yan's only goal right now is to defeat Livonia.

Tickets for the Penn Yan vs. Livonia game are $4 each.

The game will be broadcast live on WFLR with live streaming here.

Penn Yan senior, #15 Ryan Siwak launches one of his numerous 3-point shots.