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Class A1 Semifinals @ Schroeder

(1)Mendon 86, (4)Eastridge 61 

There was a moment when it appeared Pittsford Mendon might have some trouble. 

Eastridge trailed by only two late in the first half, but Jacob Shadders hit from half court at the buzzer and Mendon went to the locker ahead 40-35. 

They came out a buzzsaw. 

The Vikings opened the second half on a 20-2 run that needed less than four minutes and cruised to a 86-61 over Eastridge in the first Class A1 semifinal at Schroeder. 

Eastridge was limited to just two field goals in the third quarter and Mendon outscored them 31-11. Michael Harrington had 13 points in the third quarter alone. 

Dan Cook led all scorers with 30 points. Harrington finished with 25 while Connor Krapf added 12 and Shadders had 11. 

Tony Arnold paced the Lancers with 21 points. The junior also topped 1,000 points for his career with a third quarter free throw. 

Mendon remained perfect with the win and are now 22-0. 

Eastridge ended the season at 12-9. 

(2)Athena 53, (3)Irondequoit 45 

Austin Brown broke a 44-all tie for Athena on a putback with just under three minutes to play and the Trojans made every play down the stretch against Irondequoit in the second Class A1 semifinal at Schroeder Wednesday night. 

DeAndre Newsome nailed a corner three with exactly a minute to play that extended the Athena lead to four. The Trojans made four free throws late to close it out. 

The game was close throughout. The only time either team led by more than six points was after the game’s final two points. The score was tied at the half and Athena led by one after three quarters.

Melvin Council topped all scorers with 16 points for the Trojans. Newsome finished with 15. 

Keenan Robertson led Irondequoit with 13 points and Freddy June, Jr. had 12. 

Both teams had only five different players score points.

Athena improved to 19-3 with their 12th win in the last 13 games.

Irondequoit finished their season at 14-7. 

Mendon and Athena are now off to the Big House for the sectional championship. The Class A1 Final is scheduled for 7pm at the Blue Cross Arena Saturday. 

Class A2 Semifinals @ Victor

(1)East 53, (4)Wayne 36

(6)Sutherland 60, (10)Wilson 45

The Knights built a double-digit lead in the second quarter and were able to maintain a comfortbale lead after that. 

Sutherland and East will play in the Class A2 Final on Saturday, March 2nd at 5:00pm from Blue Cross Arena.

Class B1 Semifinals @ Bloomfield

(3)Hornell vs (2)Newark PPD

Game has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 28th at 6:30pm from Penn Yan Academy.

(1)Odyssey 67, (5)Geneva 48

The Leopards are one win away from back-to-back Section V titles.

Class B2 Semifinals 

(1)Wellsville 58, (5)Attica 40

(7)Mynderse vs (3)Wayland-Cohocton PPD

Game has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 28th at 8:15pm from Penn Yan Academy.

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Class AA Semifinals @ Gates-Chili

(2)Bishop Kearney 72, (3)Edison 38

BK is one win away from a second straight Section V title after cruising past the Inventors.

Kearney started slowly with 35 points in the first 20 minutes of the game, only to catch fire and score 37 points in the last 12 minutes of the game.

Saniaa Wilson and Toya Baker each finished with 20 points.

(5)Mercy vs (1)Penfield PPD

Game has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 28th at Pittsford Sutherland High School. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00pm.

Class C1 Semifinals @ Marcus Whitman

(3)East Rochester vs (2)Avon PPD

(4)Canisteo-Greenwood vs (1)Gananda PPD

Games have been rescheduled for Thursday, February 28th at HF-L High School.

Class C2 Semifinals @ Canandaigua

(3)Geneseo vs (2)Red Jacket PPD

(4)Pembroke vs (1)Marion PPD

Games have been rescheduled for Thursday, February 28th at Canandaigua High School.

Class C3 Semifinals @ HF-L

(2)Oakfield-Alabama 49, (3)Keshequa 48

(1)South Seneca 60, (4)Wheatland-Chili 45

Oakfield-Alabama and South Seneca will meet in the Class C3 Final on Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00am from Victor High School.

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