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Catskill nails down top seed in summer hoops playoffs

July 31, 2019 08:00 am Updated: July 31, 2019 08:22 am

HUDSON — Catskill wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the Columbia-Greene Summer Basketball League playoffs with a 72-50 victory over Cairo-Durham on Tuesday.

The Cats improved to 8-0, two games ahead of second-place Coxsackie-Athens, which is 6-2.

Catskill scored the first eight points against Cairo-Durham and was up 39-19 at halftime. The Cats’ lead ballooned to 27 (46-19) in the opening minutes of the second half.

DeVon Haye and Lavon Fernandez led Catskill with 16 points apiece. Kellen Gibbs had 11, Melik Christian eight, Logan Scott and Daivon Gaillard six each, Ronnell Lowe five and Patrick Darling and Cam Lyles two apiece.

Regular-season action concludes Thursday with Saugerties playing Hunter-Tannersville at 5:30 p.m., Greenville facing Cairo-Durham at 6:30 p.m. and Germantown taking on Chatham at 7:30 p.m.

League standings: Catskill 8-0, Coxsackie-Athens 6-2, Greenville 5-2, Germantown 4-3, Chatham 4-3, Saugerties 2-5, Hunter-Tannersville 2-5, Cairo-Durham 1-6, Pine Plains 0-6.