Sutherland 48, Mendon 44
The Knights stormed back in the fourth quarter to defeat their crosstown rivals for the second time this season.
Mendon trailed by four at halftime. The Vikings offense came alive in the third quarter as they outscored the Knights 19-10 in the eight minutes of play.
However, in the fourth quarter, Sutherland clamped down on the defensive end to get back in the game. Senior guard Luke Fliss slammed home a two-hand dunk to turn the momentum for the Knights and they never looked back.
Fliss shared a game-high 15 points with his teammate Maximus Michalski. Dutch Pistorius pitched in 13 points for the Knights.
For Mendon, Michael Bischoping had 13 points. Josh Shadders scored ten points while Amari Coleman and Daniel Hurley had eight points each.
Sutherland (10-3) will face a stiff test against state-ranked Aquinas on Tuesday, January 23rd. The Knights have now won ten of their last 11 games.
Mendon (8-5) will look to get back in the win column at Canandaigua on Monday, January 22nd.
Fairport 76, Rush-Henrietta 73
Fairport swept the season series over their rivals behind a game-high 29 points from LaShard Lowry, Jr. The Red Raiders have now won six of their last seven games.
Fairport’s Aidan White did the most of his damage in the paint as he totaled 22 points on nine field goals. Drew Sisson scored eight and Alexander Grejda finished with seven points.
Leading the way for Rush-Henrietta was Jalen Taggart with 24 points. Graylin Strong knocked down three triples in the fourth quarter to finish with 11 points in the final frame. Strong had 19 points for the game.
Royal Comets guard Avery Council pitched in 18 points.
Next up for Fairport (10-3) is a date on the road at Penfield on Wednesday, January 24th. Rush-Henrietta (6-6) will look to get back on track at home against Hilton the same night.
Athena 78, Eastridge 58
The Trojans stayed undefeated thanks to a big third-quarter surge, knocking off the Lancers.
Athena led 40-34 at the half, but then used a swarming defensive performance to open the third quarter on a 14-0 run. The Trojans led 64-42 heading into the fourth quarter and cruised to victory from there.
Athena’s Khorie Reaves had a game-high 21 points with eight assists and seven rebounds. Ne’Sean Fowlks had 13 points, I’Zick Reaves had 12, Connor Osier scored ten, Zee Johnson netted eight, I’Zayah Reaves tallied seven, while Rocco Prota scored five points.
Jalonie Pittman and Brennan Russo led the Lancers with 13 points each.
Athena (13-0), ranked 2nd in the state in Class AA, will put their undefeated record on the line when they host Canandiagua on Wednesday, January 24th.
Eastridge (8-5) will host Monroe on Monday, January 22nd.
Monroe 62, School of the Arts 27
After leading just 13-12 early in the second quarter, the Red Jackets took over.
Monroe led 26-17 at the half and then outscored the Silverhawks 36-10 in the second half to get a big win. Leading 48-25 entering the fourth, the Red Jackets allowed just two points in the final eight minutes of play.
Monroe (8-2) will travel to Eastridge on Monday, January 22nd while SOTA (4-7) will welcome Northstar to School No. 33 on Thursday, January 25th.
Franklin 72, Edison/SWW 61
Shawn Going had a team-high 25 points to lead the Bulldogs to their third straight win.
Clarence Thompson netted 18 points for Franklin, while Kollin McCullough joined him in double figures with 11 points.
Edison’s Davijon Lipscomb continued his strong play with a game-high 27 points.
Franklin (9-4) will hit the road to take on UPrep on Tuesday, January 23rd while Edison Tech (7-7) will host Monroe on Thursday, February 1st.
Mendon 55, Sutherland 44
Leading 31-23 at the half, the Vikings pulled away with a strong third quarter to take down their rivals.
Natalie Mai drained a trio of three-pointers as the Vikings outscored the Knights 17-6 in the third quarter.
Mai ended up with 14 points, tied with teammate Gabriela Esposito for the game-high. Sara Hanfland netted nine points while Kate Crowley scored seven.
Petra Hunt led the Knights with 11 points while Eden Lewis tallied ten.
Mendon (11-2) redeemed an earlier six-point loss to their rivals and will be back in action on Tuesday, January 23rd when they host Churchville-Chili.
Sutherland (10-2) will look to bounce back on the same evening when they travel to Honeoye Falls-Lima.
Victor 53, Penfield 46
The Blue Devils led wire-to-wire to grab another road win over a tough Class AA foe.
It’s the second time this season that Victor defeated Penfield.
Devin Livingston had a game-high 14 points for Victor while Rhylin Fehrenbach did her part with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Emma Alexander paced Penfield with 12 points.
Victor (12-1) will look to extend their winning streak to four at Fairport on Tuesday, January 23rd. Penfield (7-6) will hit the road to face Schroeder the same evening.
Canandaigua 50, Thomas 25
The Canandaigua defense came to play as they allowed their points total of the season in a dominant win.
Earlier this month, the Gray Wolves had a .500 record after four tough losses in a row. However, they have bounced back with three consecutive wins including an impressive win over Hilton earlier this week.
Canandaigua (8-5) will host Brighton on Tuesday, January 23rd. Thomas (4-9) will face a tall task when they travel to Hilton the following day.
Gates-Chili 54, Irondequoit 46
The Spartans held off a late surge from Irondequoit to grab their second win of the new year.
Cassie Carpenter scored a team-high 19 points to lead the way for Gates Chili. Her teammate, India Williams scored nine of her 16 points in the fourth quarter. Williams also collected 12 rebounds.
Irondequoit’s Kailey Beiso led all scorers with 22 points.
Gates Chili (4-9) will look to keep their winning mojo alive on Tuesday, January 23rd against Brockport. Irondequoit (2-11) will head home to host Spencerport the same day.
Spencerport 47, Brockport 46
Sophomore Jorja Gray had a game to remember, scoring 23 points and the game-winning three-pointer to lift the Rangers to victory.
Tied at 39 midway through the fourth quarter, Spencerport’s Lundyn McCutchen hit a three-pointer to put the Rangers in front.
However, trailing 44-41 the Blue Devils went on a 5-0 run, capped off by a layup from Lydia Childs to take a 46-44 lead.
But with 1:23 remaining, Gray hit the go-ahead three-pointer that would hold up as the game-winner. Spencerport got a stop as time expired to secure the victory.
Gray was the only Ranger in double figures. McCutchen had seven points, Alena Zaher tallied six, Morgan Stanley had six and the game-winning assist, and Emily Peacock netted five.
Childs led the Blue Devils with 16 points while Keira Wilson added 11.
The game was one of the semifinals of the Coach Chow Tournament. Spencerport (6-6) will take on Athena/Odyssey in the championship game on Saturday while Brockport (3-10) will take on Churchville-Chili in the consolation game.
Athena/Odyssey 55, Churchville-Chili 33
In the semifinals of the Coach Chow tournament at Spencerport High School, the Thunder brought home a convincing win over the Saints.
Athena/Odyssey led 29-16 at halftime and never looked back. The Thunder have now won two of their last three games after taking down Churchville-Chili Friday evening.
Athena/Odyssey (5-8) will take on Spencerport in the championship game on Saturday, January 20th. Churchville-Chili (2-10) will take on Brockport in the third-place game.