Holcomb leads Indians over Red Raiders

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — Brendan Holcomb scored 23 points to lead all scorers and Tommy English hit 3-of-4 from the line to seal a 55-51 win for the Cambridge boys basketball team over Mechanicville on Friday.

Cambridge led by nine with 1:15 left, but Jack Phelan hit a three to cut into the lead and after a turnover, Luciano D'Ambro and Chris Sullivan each scored to cut the deficit to 52-50 with 15.5 seconds to go. But English, cool and collected hit a pair of free throws to seal the game for the Indians, who improve to 2-0.

Cambridge trailed 16-12 after the first quarter, but a big 17-5 frame in the second quarter changed things. A 12-3 run turned the tide, with threes by Kaedin Ogilvie and English to give Cambridge a 29-21 lead at the break. In the third, Cambridge extended the advantage to double digits on a Holcomb basket with 3:50 left in the third, a nice pass from English on the outside. But three-pointers from Josh Germain and Phelan cut the lead again.

Germain had 12 points, all on three-pointers, which led the Red Raiders. Phelan was second with 11 points.

For Cambridge, Tristan Williams added 11 points, his second straight game in double figures for the Indians.

Cambridge hosts Waterford on Tuesday.


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