Class AA Quarterfinals
(3) Edison Tech 51, (6) McQuaid 46
Mike Morgan’s bank shot as time expired gave Edison Tech the 51-49 win over McQuaid sent the Inventors to the Class AA semifinals.
The Knights held a 23-17 lead heading into the halfway mark. Coming out of the break, Edison went on a 14-2 run to retake the lead. The Inventors held a 37-34 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Inventors held a 49-44 lead with less than a minute to go in the game before the Knights stormed back to tie the game with ten seconds to go where Morgan hit his game-winner.
Brandon Latson led the way for the Inventors with 18 points while Davijon Lipscomb chipped in 10 points. Casey Montesanto was the high man for McQuaid with 13 points.
Edison Tech will play Aquinas at Rush-Henrietta high school where they will face the Lil’ Irish on Tuesday, March 1st. The two teams met earlier this season with the Inventors pulling out a 72-69 win.
(8) Rush-Henrietta 72, (1) Victor 64
The Royal Comets came into Victor’s gym and knocked off the top seed as they thwarted off a Blue Devil comeback.
Rush Henrietta was up 40-35 with just under five minutes left in the third quarter. Then the Royal Comets got hot.
They surged ahead and built up their lead to 58-40 with 6:15 left in the fourth quarter thanks to an 18-5 run.
But the Blue Devils answered with a 15-1 of their own, capped off by Cam Ryan three-pointer to make it 59-55.
R-H gathered themselves and scored the next four points to push in front 63-55.
However, Victor once again had a counterpunch and cut the lead to just 63-61 with 1:27 left in the game.
But Tobey Wright delivered the dagger as he hit a corner three-pointer with 1:09 left to play that put the game away for good.
Tyler Simmons led the Royal Comets with 21 points. Wright had 17 points, including nine in the fourth quarter. Nasir Hunter had 16 points and Mason Girogione netted twelve.
Phil Nwugwo had a game-high 25 points in the loss. Nick Leonard scored twelve points while Ryan and Garrett Clar each had nine.
R-H will take on Hilton in the semifinals on Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00 p.m. at Gates-Chili. Hilton knocked off UPrep 48-47 in overtime.
(2) Aquinas 75, (7) Fairport 52
Jack Bleier’s game-high 28 points helped propel the Lil’ Irish past the Red Raiders to send to the Class AA semifinals.
Fairport jumped out to a 16-15 lead after the first quarter. In the second, Aquinas exploded outscoring Fairport 21-8.
Aquinas’ Mason Blackwood finished with 17 points and seven rebounds while his teammate Jordan Jordan had 12 points. Wallace Rahmaan led the way for Fairport with 13 points.
The Lil’ Irish will head into their semifinal matchup with Edison Tech as winners of 13 of their last 14 games.
Class C3 Quarterfinals
(1) Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School 73, (8) Byron-Bergen 62
Antoine McFadden stuffed the stat sheet with 23 points, 16 rebounds, six blocks, and four assists as the Hornets knocked off the Bees to advance to the semifinals.
Knekose Mack added 20 points while Julier Ruiz had 13 points and ten rebounds in the victory.
EMHCS will take on York in the semifinals on Monday, February 28th.
Class A1 Quarterfinals
(1) Mendon 84, (8) Churchville-Chili 53
The Vikings continue to show why they’re a top-ranked team in the state in their dominant win over Churchville-Chili.
Mendon led 15-11 after the first quarter. The Vikings went on an 8-0 run to start the second quarter to push the lead to double-digits. The lead ballooned into a 36-21 score heading into the half.
Kidder Lindley led the way for the Vikings with 20 points. Caleb Lewis pitched in 16 points to go along with his eight rebounds and six assists.
Churchville-Chili’s Jason Gibbs and Ricardo Lagares both had 13 points.
(4) Irondequoit 64, (5) Canandaigua 45
The Eagles pulled away in the second half to get a convincing double-digit victory over Canandaigua in the Class A1 semifinals.
It was a close first quarter with Irondequoit holding a 10-9 through eight minutes of play. The Eagles stepped on the gas in the second quarter to take a 33-22 lead into halftime.
Irondequoit kept the pressure on coming out of the half taking a 44-31 lead into the final frame.
The lethal combo of Ryan Heath and Xavier Gissendanner showed up big again combining for 41 points. Bryce Ceravolo paced the Braves with 14 points.
Irondequoit’s semifinal game against Mendon will be a rematch of last year’s sectional final where the Vikings won 57-52.
Class C1 Quarterfinals
(1) Rochester Academy Charter School 65, (9) Marcus Whitman 54
The Racers moved to 19-0 on the season as they withstood a fierce challenge from the Wildcats to emerge with the win.
RACS was up 19-12 at the end of the first quarter, but Marcus Whitman got hot in the second quarter to tie it up at 24.
But Rochester Academy had too much firepower as they won their eleventh straight game by double digits.
RACS will take on Canisteo-Greenwood on Monday, February 28th in the semifinals.
Class A Quarterfinals
(4) Sutherland 58, (5) Brockport 45
Leora Cook led the way for the Knights with 19 points as Sutherland moved on past the Blue Devils.
Sutherland got hot in the first half and led by 15 at the break. Lara Brandt tallied 16 points, six rebounds, and three blocks, while Ellie Bergin put u a double-double with eleven points and 14 rebounds.
Sutherland will have their hands full in the semifinals as they will take on top-ranked Mendon on Monday, February 28th at Victor High School. In the regular season, the Vikings beat their rivals 70-35.
(3) Schroeder 69, (6) Honeoye Falls-Lima 33
Mariah Watkins was worth the price of admission as she put up 42 points to push the Warriors into the semifinals.
It didn’t take long for this one to get out of hand, as Schroeder led 26-4 with 6:30 left in the second quarter.
Julia Perales and Ava Gullup each netted six points for the Warriors.
Schroeder will take on Canandaigua in the semifinals on Monday, February 28th at Victor High School. If there’s any team that can stop Watkins, it’s the Braves. Her 42 points scored tonight would be the second-most points that any entire team has scored on Canandaigua all season. Fairport scored 43 points in the Canandiagiua’s season-opening win.
Class B1 Quarterfinals
(6) Newark 68, (3) Olympia 48
The Reds score 24 points in the third quarter to pull away from Olympia and pull off the upset win.
It was a back and forth first half with Olympia holding a 28-26 lead at the break. Behind Isabel Robson’s 11 points, Newark outscored the Spartans 24-13 in the third to hold a nine-point heading into the final frame.
Newark will advance to the Class B1 semifinals where they will take on Hornell.