CORNING - Corning picked up a 56-38 win over Horseheads on senior night in front of a packed crowd at C-PP High School on Friday in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference boys basketball matchup.

"The seniors have represented this program well, they've left behind a legacy of winning and represent themselves and the school well as student athletes," Corning head coach John Fesetch said. "As for the crowd, they were unbelieveable tonight. We appreciate the support that our community and city gives us."

The Blue Raiders got off to a flying start in the contest, opening up an 8-0 lead in the first two minutes while forcing three straight Hawks turnovers.

"A lot of emotion being senior night, it took us a while to settle in," sad Fesetch. They were on fire to start, give them credit, but I knew we'd be fine once we settled in, we have some tough kids."

Corning closed the quarter on a 12-7 run to pull within three at 15-12.

Myles Bankston had five points in the second quarter that gave the Hawks a 24-22 lead at halftime. Marcus Hayes netted four of Horseheads' seven points in the quarter.

After the break, The Hawks came out on fire, outscoring Horseheads 20-10 with Jordan Haggard and Bankston each contributing five points to put the game away.

"They were switching a lot, and we did a better job handling that in the second half," Fesetch said.

Bankston had 14 points to lead the Hawks, Ivan Jubilee netted 11 points and Jason Rodriguez and Zach Druno each chipped in seven points.

Hayes had 10 points as the top scorer for Horseheads.

With the win, Corning improves to 9-9 on the season.