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Manor’s Troy Edwards (23) grabs a a rebound in front of Eldred’s Blair Flanigan during overtime of Tuesday night’s OCIAA Div. VI game at Eldred Central School. Also pictured are Manor’s Ross Abbott (24), Brandon Smith (10), Troy Correa (20) and Mike Mills (4) and Eldred’s Scott Hallock, who is hidden by Flanigan, and Steve Combs, right.

Manor Wildcats record OT victory against Eldred

By Rob Potter
ELDRED — February 12, 2010 — The regulation 32 minutes were not enough to determine a winner in Tuesday night’s Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) Division VI basketball game between the Livingston Manor Wildcats and host Eldred Yellowjackets.
With just one second remaining in the fourth quarter and Manor holding a 51-49 lead, Eldred’s Pat Reiser stepped to the foul line for a 1-and-1 situation. He made the first shot and Manor called a timeout. Reiser then calmly swished his second free throw to tie the score at 51-51.
But in the four-minute overtime, Manor outscored the Yellowjackets by a 12-2 margin to earn a 63-53 victory.
Troy Correa made a layup with 3:14 to go in the extra period to give the Wildcats a 53-51 advantage. Nearly a minute later, Eldred’s Scott Hallock scored inside the lane to even the game at 53-53.
Senior guard Troy Edwards swished 3-point shots on the next two Manor possessions to give the team a 59-53 lead. Fellow senior Ross Abbott added a conventional three-point play with 48 seconds remaining to give Manor (3-10, 3-3 Div. VI) a nine-point advantage.
Correa led the Wildcats with a game-high 21 points, while Edwards had 13 points, including four shots from beyond the 19-foot, 9-inch arc. Abbott and Kenny Fisk added nine points apiece for Manor.
Abbott swished two 3-pointers as the Wildcats made a total of eight 3-pointers on the evening.
“This was a great game,” Manor Coach Charlie Hicks said. “They are a really good team and this was a good win for us. We needed a division win to try and get into sectionals.”
Hicks praised his team for playing well, especially in overtime after Eldred had gained momentum at the end of regulation.
“Troy Edwards really came through in overtime,” Hicks said. “His two 3-pointers helped seal the game for us. [Assistant] Coach [Adam] Larsen, who does an excellent job with our JV team, and I told Troy to keep shooting when he was open and he did.”
Senior guard Bryan Henry led Eldred (7-6, 4-2 Div. VI) with 20 points and Hallock finished with 12 points. Steve Combs and Reiser each added six points for the Yellowjackets.
“I was pleased with our effort tonight,” Eldred Coach J.J. Gass said. “I thought that we played well.
“We played a good game, but Manor was just a little bit better,” he added.

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