Roundball Roundup: January 14, 2022

Roundball Roundup

Victor earns a pair of dramatic wins over Penfield

Girls Basketball

Victor 53, Penfield 49

In a back and forth game through the first three quarters, Victor dominated in the fourth to pull off the upset.

It was a tight first half with neither team pulling ahead. It was a 10-10 game after the first quarter and Penfield had a 23-22 lead going into the half.

Victor took a 37-34 lead into the fourth quarter as the trio of Eva Pronti, Rachel Gill, and Kaitlin Murphy began to find their rhythm. In the final eight minutes, Gill and Purhy made their presence felt as they combined for 14 points. The Blue Devils led by as many as 11 points in the fourth before a Penfield rally cut the lead to just 4.

Murphy led all scorers with 20 points. Pronti and Gill chipped in 13 and 12 respectively. Elisa Faklaris was the leading scorer for Penfield with 18 points.

Victor moved to 6-3 on the year and will play host to Dansville on Tuesday, January 18th. Penfield dropped to 5-3 and will hit the road to face Mercy Saturday, January 16th.

East Rochester 55, Gananda 46

The Bombers remain undefeated after pulling away in the second half to take down rival Gananda 55-46.

East Rochester took a 15-11 lead heading into the second quarter and led 27-22 at the half. Zarriah Eldridge attacked from everywhere on the court in the first half leading the Bombers with 12 points. Gananda’s Kaylee Marvin kept the Blue Panthers in the game through the first 16 minutes with an inside-outside attack leading all scorers with 16 points.  

East Rochester moved to 11-0 and will face Clyde-Savannah at home on Thursday, January 20th. Gananda dropped to 5-4 on the season and will also face Clyde-Savannah in their next game on Tuesday, January 18th.

Penn Yan 41, Wayne 20

The Mustangs jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in their win over Wayne.

Penn Yan led 9-2 heading into the second quarter after forcing several turnovers and knocking down shots from behind the arc. In the second quarter, it was more of the same as the Mustangs went on a 14-3 run in the first three minutes.

Penn Yan advanced to 7-3 on the season and will face Mynderse on Monday, January 17th in their next game. Wayne fell to 6-6 and will take on Mynderse Wednesday, January 19th.

Aquinas 77, Edison Tech 11

The Lil’ Irish dominated from start to finish taking down the Inventors 77-11.

Loren Green led the way for Aquinas with 18 points and eight rebounds. Abigail Pfluke and Molly O’Toole scored 16 and 13 points respectively.

With the win, Aquinas moved to 4-6 on the season. They will hit the road and take on Hornell on Monday, January 17th. Edison Tech will take on Bishop Kearney on Tuesday, January 18th.

Schroeder 61, Rush-Henrietta 40

Behind a balanced attack, the Warriors took care of business in their win over the Royal Comets.

Schroeder took a 23-12 lead after the first quarter behind the strong play of sophomore star Mariah Watkins. She had eight in the quarter and finished with a team-high 17 points.

Julia Perales chipped in 12 points with Bria Watkins and Andraia DiPisa scoring nine points each. Avery Roberts had a game-high 19 points for the Royal Comets.

Schroeder gets their fourth win in a row moving to 7-3 on the year. They will face Athena at home in their next game Tuesday, January 18th. Rush-Henrietta will hit the road and take on East Wednesday, January 19th.

Boys Basketball

Victor 41, Penfield 35

A dominant defensive performance from the Blue Devils turned a 32-31 deficit after three quarters into a six-point win to stay undefeated.

With seconds left in the third quarter, AJ Queri hit a three-pointer to give the Blue Devils momentum heading into the fourth. They opened the quarter on a 7-0 run, holding the Patriots without a bucket until 2:25 left in the frame.

Caden Harrington’s triple for Penfield made it 38-36, but Phil Nwugwo had a tough layup to put the game away.

Nwugwo led all scorers with 16 points. Queri had eight points while Cam Ryan had five. Aiden Cook had a team-high ten points for the Patriots.

Victor will put their 11-0 record on the line against McQuaid on Saturday night.

Brighton 65, Spencerport 60

Eli DeSandis and Reggie Smith, Jr., combined for 44 points helping the Bruins protect home court in their win over Spencerport.

Spencerport took a 23-18 lead after the first quarter.  The tides would turn in the second as Brighton held a 38-32 lead at the halfway mark. It was a back and forth third quarter as well with the Bruins holding a 52-50 lead heading into the final eight minutes.

In the fourth, DeSandis and Smith, Jr., were too much handle as Brighton pulled away late to secure the win.

Brighton moved to 7-3 on the year and will travel to Brockport on Wednesday, January 19th in their next game. Spencerport will hit the road and take on Monroe the same evening.

Mendon 72, Canandaigua 36

The Vikings controlled from start to finish, moving to 10-0 on the season as they doubled up the Braves.

The number three team in Class A jumped out to a quick 13-3 heading into the second quarter. Mendon led 32-16 at the half and scored the first 12 points of the third quarter to cruise into a victory.

Caleb Lewis led all scorers with 17 points, he also had 11 rebounds. Jackson Green, Kidder Lindley, and Conner Rook each had 14 points for the Vikings.

For the Braves, Bryce Ceravolo and Nick Ferris each had eight points.

Mendon will clash with fellow unbeaten Victor on Wednesday night. The Braves will host undefeated Eastridge on Monday.

Vertus 73, Early College 54

The Warriors controlled the second half, turning a 24-23 lead at the break into a 19-point win.

Vertus moved to 4-6 with the win and will host Finney on Wednesday. Early College dropped to 1-5 on the season and will host Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School on the same evening.

Edison Tech 65, Wilson 57

The Inventors ended the first half on a 23-3 run, fueling an eight-point victory over a feisty Wilson squad.

The Wildcats answered with a run of their own, scoring the first 11 points of the third to tie the game back up at 34. However, Edison Tech rallied at the end of the quarter to lead 48-42 heading into the fourth.

Tyler Bethea led Edison with 19 points, while Davijon Lipscomb had 13 and Mike Morgan netted 12.

Freshman Dasiah White had 22 points, leading all scorers. Zavarius Henry had 16 points.

Edison Tech (9-4) will take on UPrep at home on Tuesday while Wilson (5-5) will take on Irondequoit on Wednesday.

Rochester Academy Charter School 79, C.G. Finney 27

The Racers moved to 9-0 on the season with a dominating win over the Falcons.

RACS scored the first 13 points of the game and never looked back as the 20th ranked team in Class A cruised to victory.

The Racers will take on Rochester Prep on Thursday while Finney (3-10) will travel to Vertus on Wednesday.

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