CNY Central drops heartbreaker to ES-M teachers 52-50

The hoops team after a tough loss. Notable missing team member: Ken Chapman

CNY Centralâ??s charity basketball team made a furious comeback, only to fall short, losing to the East Syracuse-Minoa teachers 52-50 on Saturday night.

Proceeds from the game went to the Shamrock Animal Fund, Helping Hounds Dog Rescue and the Three Steps Forward Programs at ES-M.

CNY Central fell in an 18 point hole in the first quarter after a barrage of 3-pointers by the ES-M squad. After things settled, CNY Central was able to make a game of it, cutting the 18 point deficit to two late in the fourth quarter.

The boys in blue left the win on the free-throw line, going 1 for 10 from the charity stripe.

Weekend sports anchor and resident baller Tom Eschen led all scorers with 25 points in the losing effort.

Overall, it was a great time and a great game for a great cause.