Kearney Rolls To 3rd Straight Crown


Published 03/02 2014 01:42AM

Updated 03/02 2014 02:13AM

BriAsia Mason topped (1)Kearney with 15 points as the Kings had no trouble defeating (2)Batavia Notre Dame 55-31 in the Class B2 championship game Saturday at Rush-Henrietta High School. 

Emmanuela Edoka had 11 points and 13 rebounds to earn tournament MVP. Arianne Smith added 10 points and Kharysma Bryant scored nine for the, now, three-time defending champs. 

Melanie Taylor and Shea Norton led the Irish with eight points apiece. 

Kearney led 12-3 after the first quarter and by 12 at halftime. They allowed the Irish only 14 points in the entire second half to salt the game away. 

It was a rare matchup of defending state champions. Batavia Notre Dame was best in the state in Class D last year. Kearney the best in New York at Class C. Both moved up to Class B this year to face better competition. 

The Kings move on to Tuesday's state play-in game against Waterloo. The Indians held off Midlakes 48-38 on Saturday. 

Game time for the play-in contest is 6pm at Canandaigua Academy. 

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