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Schroeder 53, Bishop Kearney 50

In a battle of the last two Class AA state champs, the Warriors used a big third quarter to secure the win.

Schroeder led 26-20 after the first half, then scored the first 15 points of the third quarter, holding the Lady Kings scoreless for more than five minutes. The Warriors led 44-28 after the third quarter.

That lead was quickly slashed thanks to the stellar play of Klarissa Goode. She singlehandedly scored the first ten points of the fourth quarter, leading the Lady Kings to a 12-0 run to make it 44-40.

The Warriors took a 49-40 lead after an Addie Morgan three-pointer, then Bishop Kearney continued to chip away at Schroeder’s lead. The Warriors led by just one point with less than a minute to play, but Bria Watkins made a contested shot in the paint with 30 seconds left to give her team a three-point lead. Bishop Kearney had a few chances to tie the game but could not convert.

Watkins had a team-high 21 points and 16 rebounds. Morgan and Kylie Clement each had ten points, with Clement also grabbing ten rebounds.

Goode had a game-high 24 points while Asia Wilson scored 16 for the Lady Kings.

Schroeder (13-6), the 2023 state champs, will travel to Hilton in a playoff primer on Tuesday, February 13th. Bishop Kearney (11-6), the 2022 state champs, will travel to Nichols in the Buffalo area on the same evening. Nichols is ranked 20th in the state.

Penfield 73, Mendon 48

The Patriots turned it on in the third quarter to blow past the Vikings for an impressive senior night victory.

Penfield led 29-28 at the half, then scored the first 14 points of the third quarter to move in front 43-28. The Patriots led 55-40 after the frame, then opened the fourth quarter on a 14-1 run to lock up the win.

Emma Alexander led the Patriots with 23 points, 14 coming in the crucial third quarter. Mary Bernat had a career-high 19 points to go along with eleven rebounds.

Mendon was led by Natalie Mai, who made six three-pointers en route to a 20-point night.

Penfield (9-9) will head on the road to take on Wellsville on Saturday, February 10th. Mendon (15-4) will close out the regular season at Gates Chili on Tuesday, February 13th.

Eastridge 61, Edison/WOIS/SWW 52

The Lancers got a lightning-fast start, scoring the first 21 points of the game to secure their fourth straight win.

Liv Green led all scorers with 25 points for Eastridge. Alyssa Cowart had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Ada Krupa had ten points.

Edison was led by Nakayla Costello who had 15 points. Laila Brunell had 11 points while Kayasia Jones scored ten.

Eastridge (14-5) will host Rush-Henrietta on Tuesday, February 13th to close out the regular season while Edison (9-9) will host Williamson/Marion on Monday, February 12th.

Lyons 59, East Rochester 41

The Jayla Bell show made its stop at East Rochester Friday evening. The junior guard had 21 points on nine field goals.

Fellow Lyons guard Kamryn Bonnell chipped in 17 points while Milleniyah Glanton had nine points and 15 rebounds.

Gia Romach paced the Bombers with 15 points. Zarriah Eldridge, who scored her 1,000th career point in the contest, notched six points.

The Lions defeated East Rochester for the second time in six days.

Lyons (12-7) will finish their regular season at home against Williamson/Marion. East Rochester ends the regular season with a 14-6 record. 

Boys Basketball

Irondequoit 89, Brighton 80

Quinn VanKerhhove dropped 21 points in the second half to hold off Brighton and grab an impressive win on the road. The senior guard finished with 29 points to go along with four three-pointers.

Irondequoit big man Isaiah Ballard did his part with 20 points while DJ Kemp nailed three shots from behind the arc and had 11 points. Chase Leonardo drilled three trey balls in the contest.

Reggie Smith Jr. led the way for Brighton with 23 points. Aksel Stenat was right behind with 21 points and Landon Dillon had 19 points. Jayden Freeman finished with 13 points.

For their regular season finale, Irondequoit (12-7) will host Churchville-Chili on Wednesday, February 14th. Brighton (9-9) will look to get back on track on the road at Gates Chili the same evening. 

Canandaigua 60, Mendon 51

Trailing 46-38 with less than 4:30 remaining in the game, the Gray Wolves ended the game on a 22-4 run to take down the Vikings.

Connor Chapman had 18 points for Canandaigua and went 7-for-8 in the free throw line in the fourth quarter to ice the game. George Spinelli had nine points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead bucket with 2:40 remaining. He finished with 11 points.

Joe Caito scored 13 points and Nate Barone had 11. Drew Williamee sunk a three-pointer to tie the game with just over three minutes to play.

Daniel Hurley led the Vikings with 16 points while Cayden Rathnam scored 13.

Canandiagua (14-4) will travel to Arcadia on Monday, February 12th while Mendon (9-10) will host the Titans on Wednesday, February 14th to close out their regular season.

Hilton 72, Thomas 48

Ben Sneddon’s dominant play inside propelled the Cadets to their sixth win in their last eight outings. The senior finished with 27 points to go along with 11 rebounds.

The Cadets held a 32-26 lead into halftime. Hilton went on a 14-1 run to begin the third quarter to pull away from their fellow Class AA foe.

Hilton’s Brody Gerig did damage from distance as he hit three long balls in the game. Gerig ended with 22 points and five rebounds. 

Sean Quinn paced Thomas with 15 points. Levi Kulik and Shane Talbot each finished with 11 points.

Hilton (13-6) will wrap up their regular season at Penfield on Wednesday, February 14th. Thomas (8-11) will conclude its regular season at Fairport on the same night. 

East 79, School of the Arts 43

After dropping a tough game to Franklin earlier this week, the Eagles bounced back with a dominant performance Friday night.

Five Eagles dropped double-figures to pace the balanced scoring attack. Micah Johnson-Breedlove and Markell Kingston-Johnson both dropped 14 points for East.

Zymier Jackson, who signed to play college football at Clarion earlier this week, scored 13 points. Kesean Leonard tallied 11 points and Zion Parson had 10 points.

Sam Howland led SOTA with ten points.

East currently holds a 15-2 record. School of the Arts (8-10) will travel to Penfield on Monday, February 12th. 

Franklin 73, Monroe 54

The Thompson twins combined for 42 points and 26 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs to victory.

Terence Thompson, a double-double machine, collected another one on Friday night with 18 points and 18 rebounds. Clarence Thompson had a game-high 24 points including three assists and three steals. 

Also for Franklin, Shawn Goins pitched in 15 points while Kollin McCullough and Lavante Brown each scored eight points.

William McKinney led Monroe with 13 points while brother DaiQuon was right behind him with 12 points. Marcus Freeman dropped 11 points.

Next up for Franklin (11-6) is a stiff test at home against Schroeder on Monday, February 12th. Monroe (13-5) will hit the road to face Rochester Prep on Tuesday, February 13th. 

Eastridge 82, Batavia 53

A balanced attack from the Lancers guided them to their third consecutive win.

For Eastridge, Marquis Tubbs had a team-high 15 points. Brennan Russo pitched in 12 points while Zavieair Williamson added 11 points. 

Batavia’s Casey Mazur led all scorers with 20 points including five three-pointers. Justin Smith added eight points while Brady Mazur, Grady Mazur, and Gavin White each had six points.

Eastridge (12-7) will end the regular season at Odyssey on Wednesday, February 14th. Batavia (9-9) will host Olympia on Tuesday, February 13th. 

Schroeder 59, Gates Chili 54

The Warriors jumped out to a six-point lead after the first quarter and held on to victory from there to earn their third straight victory.

Schroeder led 18-12 after the first and was up 33-30 after the first half. The Spartans closed the gap to just one point after the third quarter, trailing 42-41, but the Warriors were able to secure the win in the final frame.

Schroeder (13-5) will have a tough challenge on Monday, February 12th when they travel to Franklin. Gates Chili will conclude the regular season when they host Brighton on Wednesday, February 14th.

​ Girls Basketball

Schroeder 53, Bishop Kearney 50

In a battle of the last two Class AA state champs, the Warriors used a big third quarter to secure the win.

Schroeder led 26-20 after the first half, then scored the first 15 points of the third quarter, holding the Lady Kings scoreless for more than five minutes. The Warriors led 44-28 after the third quarter.

That lead was quickly slashed thanks to the stellar play of Klarissa Goode. She singlehandedly scored the first ten points of the fourth quarter, leading the Lady Kings to a 12-0 run to make it 44-40.

The Warriors took a 49-40 lead after an Addie Morgan three-pointer, then Bishop Kearney continued to chip away at Schroeder’s lead. The Warriors led by just one point with less than a minute to play, but Bria Watkins made a contested shot in the paint with 30 seconds left to give her team a three-point lead. Bishop Kearney had a few chances to tie the game but could not convert.

Watkins had a team-high 21 points and 16 rebounds. Morgan and Kylie Clement each had ten points, with Clement also grabbing ten rebounds.

Goode had a game-high 24 points while Asia Wilson scored 16 for the Lady Kings.

Schroeder (13-6), the 2023 state champs, will travel to Hilton in a playoff primer on Tuesday, February 13th. Bishop Kearney (11-6), the 2022 state champs, will travel to Nichols in the Buffalo area on the same evening. Nichols is ranked 20th in the state.

Penfield 73, Mendon 48

The Patriots turned it on in the third quarter to blow past the Vikings for an impressive senior night victory.

Penfield led 29-28 at the half, then scored the first 14 points of the third quarter to move in front 43-28. The Patriots led 55-40 after the frame, then opened the fourth quarter on a 14-1 run to lock up the win.

Emma Alexander led the Patriots with 23 points, 14 coming in the crucial third quarter. Mary Bernat had a career-high 19 points to go along with eleven rebounds.

Mendon was led by Natalie Mai, who made six three-pointers en route to a 20-point night.

Penfield (9-9) will head on the road to take on Wellsville on Saturday, February 10th. Mendon (15-4) will close out the regular season at Gates Chili on Tuesday, February 13th.

Eastridge 61, Edison/WOIS/SWW 52

The Lancers got a lightning-fast start, scoring the first 21 points of the game to secure their fourth straight win.

Liv Green led all scorers with 25 points for Eastridge. Alyssa Cowart had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Ada Krupa had ten points.

Edison was led by Nakayla Costello who had 15 points. Laila Brunell had 11 points while Kayasia Jones scored ten.

Eastridge (14-5) will host Rush-Henrietta on Tuesday, February 13th to close out the regular season while Edison (9-9) will host Williamson/Marion on Monday, February 12th.

Lyons 59, East Rochester 41

The Jayla Bell show made its stop at East Rochester Friday evening. The junior guard had 21 points on nine field goals.

Fellow Lyons guard Kamryn Bonnell chipped in 17 points while Milleniyah Glanton had nine points and 15 rebounds.

Gia Romach paced the Bombers with 15 points. Zarriah Eldridge, who scored her 1,000th career point in the contest, notched six points.

The Lions defeated East Rochester for the second time in six days.

Lyons (12-7) will finish their regular season at home against Williamson/Marion. East Rochester ends the regular season with a 14-6 record. 

Boys Basketball

Irondequoit 89, Brighton 80

Quinn VanKerhhove dropped 21 points in the second half to hold off Brighton and grab an impressive win on the road. The senior guard finished with 29 points to go along with four three-pointers.

Irondequoit big man Isaiah Ballard did his part with 20 points while DJ Kemp nailed three shots from behind the arc and had 11 points. Chase Leonardo drilled three trey balls in the contest.

Reggie Smith Jr. led the way for Brighton with 23 points. Aksel Stenat was right behind with 21 points and Landon Dillon had 19 points. Jayden Freeman finished with 13 points.

For their regular season finale, Irondequoit (12-7) will host Churchville-Chili on Wednesday, February 14th. Brighton (9-9) will look to get back on track on the road at Gates Chili the same evening. 

Canandaigua 60, Mendon 51

Trailing 46-38 with less than 4:30 remaining in the game, the Gray Wolves ended the game on a 22-4 run to take down the Vikings.

Connor Chapman had 18 points for Canandaigua and went 7-for-8 in the free throw line in the fourth quarter to ice the game. George Spinelli had nine points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead bucket with 2:40 remaining. He finished with 11 points.

Joe Caito scored 13 points and Nate Barone had 11. Drew Williamee sunk a three-pointer to tie the game with just over three minutes to play.

Daniel Hurley led the Vikings with 16 points while Cayden Rathnam scored 13.

Canandiagua (14-4) will travel to Arcadia on Monday, February 12th while Mendon (9-10) will host the Titans on Wednesday, February 14th to close out their regular season.

Hilton 72, Thomas 48

Ben Sneddon’s dominant play inside propelled the Cadets to their sixth win in their last eight outings. The senior finished with 27 points to go along with 11 rebounds.

The Cadets held a 32-26 lead into halftime. Hilton went on a 14-1 run to begin the third quarter to pull away from their fellow Class AA foe.

Hilton’s Brody Gerig did damage from distance as he hit three long balls in the game. Gerig ended with 22 points and five rebounds. 

Sean Quinn paced Thomas with 15 points. Levi Kulik and Shane Talbot each finished with 11 points.

Hilton (13-6) will wrap up their regular season at Penfield on Wednesday, February 14th. Thomas (8-11) will conclude its regular season at Fairport on the same night. 

East 79, School of the Arts 43

After dropping a tough game to Franklin earlier this week, the Eagles bounced back with a dominant performance Friday night.

Five Eagles dropped double-figures to pace the balanced scoring attack. Micah Johnson-Breedlove and Markell Kingston-Johnson both dropped 14 points for East.

Zymier Jackson, who signed to play college football at Clarion earlier this week, scored 13 points. Kesean Leonard tallied 11 points and Zion Parson had 10 points.

Sam Howland led SOTA with ten points.

East currently holds a 15-2 record. School of the Arts (8-10) will travel to Penfield on Monday, February 12th. 

Franklin 73, Monroe 54

The Thompson twins combined for 42 points and 26 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs to victory.

Terence Thompson, a double-double machine, collected another one on Friday night with 18 points and 18 rebounds. Clarence Thompson had a game-high 24 points including three assists and three steals. 

Also for Franklin, Shawn Goins pitched in 15 points while Kollin McCullough and Lavante Brown each scored eight points.

William McKinney led Monroe with 13 points while brother DaiQuon was right behind him with 12 points. Marcus Freeman dropped 11 points.

Next up for Franklin (11-6) is a stiff test at home against Schroeder on Monday, February 12th. Monroe (13-5) will hit the road to face Rochester Prep on Tuesday, February 13th. 

Eastridge 82, Batavia 53

A balanced attack from the Lancers guided them to their third consecutive win.

For Eastridge, Marquis Tubbs had a team-high 15 points. Brennan Russo pitched in 12 points while Zavieair Williamson added 11 points. 

Batavia’s Casey Mazur led all scorers with 20 points including five three-pointers. Justin Smith added eight points while Brady Mazur, Grady Mazur, and Gavin White each had six points.

Eastridge (12-7) will end the regular season at Odyssey on Wednesday, February 14th. Batavia (9-9) will host Olympia on Tuesday, February 13th. 

Schroeder 59, Gates Chili 54

The Warriors jumped out to a six-point lead after the first quarter and held on to victory from there to earn their third straight victory.

Schroeder led 18-12 after the first and was up 33-30 after the first half. The Spartans closed the gap to just one point after the third quarter, trailing 42-41, but the Warriors were able to secure the win in the final frame.

Schroeder (13-5) will have a tough challenge on Monday, February 12th when they travel to Franklin. Gates Chili will conclude the regular season when they host Brighton on Wednesday, February 14th. Read More Roundball RoundupRochesterFirst  

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