Roundball Roundup: Victor, Fairport earn last-second wins

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Girls Basketball

Victor 49, Schroeder 48

For the second time this season, Victor eked out a one-point win over Schroeder. 

Victor held a 15-point lead early in the third quarter. However, the defending state champs stormed back to go on a 17-0 run through to the fourth quarter to take a late lead.

After Victor tied it back up, the Warriors took a 48-45 lead with 36 seconds left in the game after Addie Morgan sunk a three-pointer from the left wing. Victor made two free-throws to shrink the lead to one with 25 seconds remaining.

Then, Victor’s Devin Livingston stole a Schroeder inbound pass to give the Blue Devils one final chance for the win. With the time winding down, Livingston missed a three-pointer for the win. However, Hope Stone secured the rebound and put it back up for the game-winner with three seconds remaining.

Junior guard Bria Watkins led Schroeder with 18 points while Morgan had 12 points.

Victor (14-1) will face Aquinas on Tuesday, January 30th. Schroeder (10-5) will host St. Mary’s the same evening. 

Canandaigua 60, Penfield 58

The Gray Wolves pulled away late to grab their fifth straight win. 

Canandaigua jumped out to a fast start as they led 33-25 at the break. Penfield’s offense came alive in the third quarter tallying 24 points to take a 47-46 lead into the final frame. 

It was a tight contest down the stretch, however, Eily Hubler’s free throw with 1:09 left in regulation gave Canandaigua the lead for good. 

Canandaigua (10-5) will look to extend their winning streak against a tough Sutherland squad on Tuesday, January 30th. Penfield (7-8) will be back in action next Friday, February 2nd at Hilton.

Hilton 69, Brighton 36

A strong second quarter pushed the Cadets to a convincing victory over the Bruins.

Hilton led just 12-10 after the first quarter, then the Cadets outscored Brighton 22-7 in the second to take a 34-17 lead into the halfitme break. Hilton extended their lead to 51-26 after the third and went on to secure the win from there.

Mallory Heise led the Cadets with 23 points while Leah Thompson had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Sadie Scott netted 20 points for the Bruins and eclipsed the 1,000 point mark with a free-throw midway through the third quarter. She is the fourth Brighton girls in program history to reach the milestone.

Hilton (11-3) will visit Fairport on Monday, January 29th while Brighton will host Thomas on Thursday, February 1st.

Edison Tech/World of Inquiry/School Without Walls 66, School of the Arts 25

After earning an impressive road win over Williamson/Marion Thursday night, the Inventors defended home court on Friday with a wire-to-wire win. 

Edisonled by eight after the first quarter. In the next eight minutes of play, the Inventors offense took off scoring 21 points in the quarter. They led 36-13 at halftime and never looked back.

Edison (7-6) will look to keep their winning mojo alive at Hilton on Tuesday, January 30th. School of the Arts (1-9) will host Northstar/Chesterton on Monday, January 29th.

Lima Christian 53, Northstar/Chesterton 48

The Saints rallied in the second half to sweep the season series with their fellow Class D foe. 

Lima Christian (10-2) will look to avenge an early season loss to Jasper-Troupsburg on Saturday, January 27th. Northstar/Chesterton (5-9) will take on School of the Arts on Monday, January 29th. 

Boys Basketball

Irondequoit 63, Eastridge 56

Isaiah Ballard had a monster game, scoring 24 points with 35 rebounds to lead the Eagles over their crosstown rivals.

The Lancers opened the game on a 14-4 run, but the Eagles clawed back to make it 14-12 after the first.

Both teams got hot in the second quarter, with Chase Leonardo hitting five three-pointers in the frame to give Irondequoit a 36-35 lead at the half.

The Eagles led 50-43 heading to the fourth quarter, but the Lancers fought back to make the deficit just two. However, Ballard muscled his way for a three-point play with just under two minutes to play to give his team a five-point lead that they would never relinquish.

Leonardo finished with 18 points, all coming from beyond the arc. DJ Kemp added ten points for the Eagles.

Eastridge was led by Jalonie Pittman who had 14 points while Brailon Johnson and Brennan Russo each scored 12.

Irondequoit (9-5) will travel to Brockport on Monday, January 29th while Eastridge (9-7) will visit Honeoye Falls-Lima on Friday, February 2nd.

Fairport 67, Hilton 64 (OT)

Will Stanek became the Fairport hero Friday night knocking down the game-winner from beyond the arc in overtime to seal the win for the Red Raiders. 

It was a close game throughout the contest as Hilton led 46-45 into the fourth quarter. With 1:18 remaining in the fourth, Stanek hit a three-pointer from the left wing to give Fairport a 57-52 lead.

On the other end, Hilton’s Jack Smith nailed a deep three-pointer to cut the deficit to two. Fairport’s LaShard Lowry made a free throw to extend the lead to three. 

With nine seconds remaining, the Red Raiders had an opportunity to push the lead to four and put the game out of reach. However, they went 0/2 from the line which allowed Hilton to secure the rebound. The Cadets moved the ball up the court quickly where Brady Gerig launched a deep triple to tie the game and send it into overtime.

In OT, both teams went back and forth as the game was tied 64-64 with 21 seconds remaining. Fairport settled for the last shot where Stanek hit a pull up three pointer to give them the lead with three seconds remaining.

Lowry had a team-high 21 points while Fairport big man Aidan White had 15 points. Alex Grejda finished with 10 points while Stanek ended up with nine points.

For Hilton, Gerig poured in a game-high 26 points. Ben Sneddon did his part with 15 points while John Bianchi had nine points. 

Fairport (11-4) will hit the road to face McQuaid on Monday, January 29th. Hilton (10-4) had their three-game winning streak snapped and will host Schroeder on Wednesday, January 31st. 

Avon 61, Le Roy 46

In a battle of state-ranked Class B foes, a decisive run pushed the River Hawks past the Oatkan Knights.

Avon led 17-4 in the first quarter and kept Le Roy an arm’s-length away for most of the game. They led 17-8 after the first quarter and 32-21 at halftime.

The Knights cut the lead to 43-40 in the closing minutes of the third quarter, but Avon went on a 13-0 run at the end of the third and the start of the fourth to pull away for good.

Avon, ranked 6th in the state, is now 15-1 on the season. Trevor Stroud led the way with 19 points, Josh Harter had 16 points and seven assists, while Michael Rowland had 16 points and five rebounds.

Merritt Holly Jr. had 21 points and 10 rebounds. He also eclipsed the program’s scoring record of 1,559 in the game. He ended the night with 1,575 points.

Avon will travel to York on Wednesday, January 31st while Le Roy (12-3) will head to Geneseo on Friday, February 2nd.

Thomas 68, Mendon 66

The Titans were able to hold on late behind a game-high 20 points from Shane Talbot. The senior knocked down four three-pointers in the contest.

Both Joey Baller and Levi Kulik finished with 13 points for Thomas while Boston DeWitte chipped in 12 points. 

Micahel Bischoping led the way for Mendon with 19 points. Daniel Hurley added 15 points and Cayden Rathnam scored 13 points.

Thomas (6-8) will take on crosstown rival Schroeder on Monday, January 29th. The Warriors won the first matchup 63-61 in late December. 

Mendon (8-7) will look to get back on track on Wednesday, January 31st at home against Olympia.

Rochester Prep 78, Odyssey 65

Leading just 17-16 early in the second quarter, the Tigers went on a 14-0 run which powered them to a home victory.

Rochester Prep led 43-25 at the half and secured the win from there.

The Tigers (7-8) will host World of Inquiry on Wednesday, January 31st while Odyssey (5-9) will head to rival Arcadia on the same evening.

Olympia 76, Early College 32

A balanced scoring effort powered the Spartans to a convincing road win.

Olympia started hot, leading 29-6 midway through the second quarter and they never looked back.

Caiden Evans netted 12 points, Ezequiel O’Farril had 11, while Connor Welker and Terry Griffin Jr. each had 10 points in the victory.

Micahel Stroughter had a game-high 21 points for the Cobras in the loss.

Olympia (5-9) will hit the road to take on Arcadia on Monday, January 29th. Early College (1-12) will be right back at it when they take on Pal-Mac on Saturday, January 27th.

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