Quite often when two teams similar in rank get together, as was the case with Canandaigua and Webster Thomas basketball Wednesday night, one phase of the game can make all the difference in determining a winner and loser.
In this instance it was free-throw shooting.
Canandaigua sunk just 8 of 17 foul shots in the game and it proved costly in a 67-64 home loss to the Titans on Wednesday night.
"You have to execute and do the little things well to win in this league," said Canandaigua coach Mike Broderick. "We got off to a fast start but got into some foul trouble and to their credit they made a lot of big shots to get back in the ball game and go ahead."
There wasn't much separating these two teams coming in. Both were 4-4 in Monroe County's largest division with Thomas 7-5 and Canandaigua 5-7 overall.
Although the Braves never led in the second half, they never fell too far behind which made for an entertaining game.