Roundball Roundup: March 2nd, 2019

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Boys Basketball:

Class AA:

(3)McQuaid 81 (8)U-Prep 75

Jahki Lucas dropped 31 points but it wasn’t enough as the Knights claimed their second straight Class AA championship.

Jermaine Taggart scored 27 points to led McQuaid and teammate Kobe Long finished with 24 points.

Connor Zamiara had a double-doble with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Class A1:

(1)Mendon 95 (2)Athena 67

The Vikings couldn’t miss in the first half. Mendon was on pace to 120 points after the first quarter and led by 15.

Mendon shot 66% from the field in the first half.

Dan Cook scored a game-high 31 points and added 15 rebounds. Michael Harringon tallied 24 and Jacob Shadders added 15 points.

Seven different Vikings scored Saturday night.

Melvin Council led Athena with 23 points.

Class A2:

(6)Sutherland 53 (1)East 49

The clock hasn’t struck midnight yet on Sutherland’s Cinderalla season.

The Knights never trailed and led by as many as 13 in the second half.

East would pull within three twice in the fourth quarter but Sutherland always had an answer.

Four Knights scored in double figures, led by Kevin Ryan’s 15 points.

Chaz Washington finished with a game-high 21 points for the Eagles.

Class B1

(1)Odyssey 69 (2)Newark 40

Odyssey trailed 10-8 midway through the first quarter before going on a 24-4 run to take the lead and never look back.

Jaden Hartsfield scored a game-high 17 points and teammate Travon Harper added 12 to lead the Leopards.

Jayden Peters led the Reds with 12 points.

Odyssey wins their second straight Class B1 crown.

Class B2

(1)Wellsville 69 (3)Way-Co 52

The Lions capture their third championship in five years.

Class D1

(2)Mt Morris 79 (1)Avoca 64

The Blue Devils won their first Section V title in 50 years thanks to a dominant performance against the top-seed in Class D1.

Cameron Regal was a force in the paint with 33 points and 15 rebounds. Fellow forward Jansel Martinez and Dylan Cicero scored in double figures with 10 points and 15 points respectively. Mt. Morris guard Collin Young added 11 points for the Blue Devils.

Avoca trailed the entire game, but did rally multiple times to keep the score close. Traliing by 15 points at halftime, the Tigers scored seven points in the first minute of the third quarter to force a Mt. Morris timeout. LaDre Stanford scored a game-high 24 points for Avoca while Tristian Stark added 20.

Class D2

(3)Belfast 60 (1)Prattsburgh 55

The Bulldogs win their first sectional title since 1940 when FDR was in the White House.

Adam Enders scored 34 points to lead Belfast.

Girls Basketball:

Class AA:

(2)Bishop Kearney 58 (1)Penfield 54

After trailing early, Kearney rallied back in the first quarter and was able to hold off multiple charges by the Patriots to win its second straight Class AA title.

Sophomore forward Saniaa Wilson once again showcased her low-post moves, leading BK with 21 points while playing with foul trouble most of the night.

Her fellow sophomore, sharpshooter Marianna Freeman added 16 for Kearney.

Penfield junior Baylee Teal led the Patriots with 16 points, including some timely 3-pointers that put pressure on Kearney late in the game.

Bishop Kearney has now won six Section V titles. Saturday’s win was their 4th out of nine consecutive Section V championship appearances

Class A

(1)Mendon 52 (2)Brockport 31

It’s the third time this season Mendon has defeated Brockport by 20 points.

Blue Devils season comes to an end with only three losses, all at the hands of the Vikings.

Shinya Lee led Brockport with 11 points.

Ellie Mooney scored a team-high 14 points and Alana Fursman finished with 10.

It’s the third straight sectional title for Mendon.

Class C1

(2)Avon 57 (1)Gananda 48

Trailing by nine at halftime, the Blue Panthers went on a 12-1 run in the third quarter to briefly take the lead.

Avon answered with a 10-0 run of their own at the start of the fourth and never gave the lead back.

Sarina McDowell finished with a game-high 20 points and Abby Decillie hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16.

Class C2

(4)Pembroke 43 (3)Geneseo 38

Pembroke withstood a run from the Blue Devils that erased an 11-point lead, but recovered to win its first Sectoin V title in program history.

Casey Wurtz led the Dragons with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Dekari Moss was right behind her with 9 points and 10 rebounds.

Heidi Phelps scored a game-high 11 points for the Blue Devils. Geneseo’s season ends with a 16-7 record.

Class C3

(2)Oakfield-Alabama 43 (1)South Seneca 39

The Hornets win their first sectional title since 1995.

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