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Homer preserves victory over Penns Manor

| Friday, Dec. 16, 2005

Homer-Center's boys raced to a 35-15 halftime lead Tuesday and then held on for a 63-60 win over their Penns Manor hosts.

The Comets came alive in the second half, cutting Homer-Center's lead to six points at the end of the third quarter.

In the final minutes of the game, Penns Manor closed the gap a single point. But Wildcat Chris Sobota hit a pair of free throws for Homer-Center's final three-point victory.

Nathan Morrow led the Wildcats offense, with 19 points, followed by 15 points for Sobota, who collected 13 rebounds. Jordan Gazza added 10 points.

Top scorers for the Comets were Evan Landis, with 16 ponts and Steve Heidenthal with 12 points. Dominic Jones and Brendan Reilly each contributed 10 points.

After splitting 1-1 at their own tip-off tournament, Homer-Center has gone on to an overall record of 2-2, 1-1 in conference play.

Tonight, the Wildcats will visit Saltsburg (2-3, 1-2).

Penns Manor was positioned at 1-3, 0-2, before hosting Ford City Wednesday night.

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