Wednesday Wrap: Smith pours in 37 to lead Lyons; Marcus Whitman wins eighth straight

Adonis Flagler (11 blue) finished with 22 points, 13 rebounds, six blocks and four steals as NE Douglass downed Early College, 86-40. (Photo: RON KALASINKAS)

NE DOUGLASS (9-2) 86
NE Douglass (No. 24 NYSSWA Class A) jumped out to a 26-6 lead in the first quarter and nine Panthers added on to that lead throughout the contest. The Panthers’ top scorer Adonis Flagler filled the stat sheet once more with 22 points, 13 rebounds, six blocks, and four assists. This was the junior’s fourth game topping 20 points. Lamar Lovelace followed Flagler with 18 points, including two 3-pointers and four free throws. Marquis Crawford scored 15 points to lead Early College. Other scorers: NE Douglass – Jiahmere Mitchell (14), Nicolas Jeanty (12), Gerald Peavy (5), Trevion Miller (5), Jonathan Rowley (5), Maurice Glenn (3), Casey Diometre (2). Early College – Jaequon Nesmith (9), Ahmir Buckhannan (6), Sam Jackson (4), Joe Williams (2), Jahan Richetts (2), Jahlil Johnson (2).

Logan Hayes dropped 11 of his 23 points in a pivotal 25-point third quarter, pulling away from the one-point game. SOTA took an 18-17 lead at the end of the first quarter, backed by Hayes and Ke’Vion Mitchell’s combined ten points. The momentum shifted in the second quarter, as World of Inquiry took a 30-29 lead at the half. World of Inquiry’s Jeshua Shaw led the comeback with five points. After the break, the Silverhawks scored 15 of the quarter’s 25 points behind the arc. Hayes dealt three, and Ethain Clarke-DeSouza and Reggie Smith each drained one.  Despite its ten-point lead, SOTA couldn’t let its guard down. World of Inquiry threatened the lead in the final quarter, outscoring the RCAC rival 16-9. Tremier Dollar scored nine of his 23 total points in the potential comeback quarter. However, SOTA stopped the Griffins just short at the buzzer to take the win. The win was the fourth straight for SOTA and fifth in their last six games. Other scorers: SOTA – Clarke-DeSouza (17), Keshaun Chatman (14), Mitchell (7), Smith (4). WoI – Bobby Searight (15), Michael Thomas (8), Shaw (7), Jaquan Close (4), Jahlil Bell (3).

MONROE (7-3) 65
EAST (11-0) 75
Zack Harris-Scott and Chaz Washington carried the load on the offensive end. After falling behind by double digits early in the second quarter, the duo combined to score nine points in the stanza, East (No. 11 NYSSWA Class A) took a lead into the locker room at halftime. READ MORE.


Luke Insley and JoJo Plummer combined for 13 fourth-quarter points when Schroeder outscored Canandaigua. Insley connected on five of six free throws and finished with a season-high 25 points as the Warriors snapped a five-game losing streak. Plummer scored 13 points on the night. Josh Hauman added nine, and Colin Merkey had six points. Chris Kurowski connected on four 3-pointers and led a balanced Canandaigua attack with 14 points. Eight different Braves figured in the score sheet. Ryan Welch added nine points, and Joey Brinza had eight. Other scorers: Canandaigua – Casey Herod (6), MitchPfeiffer (4), Luke Pawlicki (3), Joey Urlacher (2) and Cody Aikey (2). Schroeder – Colin Donnelly (5) and Nick Hauman (4).

VICTOR (2-8) 59
Churchville-Chili reversed its fate in the second half behind Griffen Stella’s 11 second half points. Victor sank six first half three-pointers on its way to gaining a 33-32 lead at the half. Matt Caggiano and Jeremy Summerson connected on three behind the arc, both scoring two in the first quarter and one in the second. However, halftime halted the three-point magic for the Blue Devils, giving the Saints an opportunity to build a lead. Stella led the comeback with 11 of the team’s 17 third quarter points. Kameron Poroman followed Stella in the pivotal quarter with five points. Churchville-Chili steadied the scoring in the final quarter to win the Monroe County matchup. Stella totaled 16 points to lead the Saints. Marcus Postell followed with 15 points, his sixth straight double-digit game. Poroman finished with ten. For Victor, Caggiano and Connor Williams each contributed 18 points. Williams scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to keep Victor in it. Summerson followed the duo with 14 points of his own. Other scorers: Churchville-Chili – Terrence Wilson (9), Marcellus James (7), John Keele (4), Tylor Allen (4), John Bagley (2).

BROCKPORT (6-4) 61
Collin James paced Greece Olympia with 24 points and 13 rebounds as the Spartans outrebounded Brockport, 31-19 to pick up a road win. Jeff Jung, Jr. added 16 points and seven rebounds to the effort while Kris Perez chipped in with 11 points and three assists. Darnell Williams collected nine points and six assists for Olympia. Ehnoc Tossah corralled seven rebounds to go with two points. Torian Sheppard rounded out the Spartans scoring with two points. Esten Schalge paced Brockport with 17 points and five assists. Samuel Velletri had 11 points and four assists for the Blue Devils. Ishamel Hannah added nine points and six rebounds. Shamar Lee and Troy Leibert scored six points apiece for the Blue Devils. Willie Ball chipped in with two points and four assists. Kyle Palka (5), Oscar Vandetta (3) and Kevin Lawerenz (2) and rounded out the scoring for the Blue Devils. Brockport recorded a team total of 15 steals with Lee and Velletri collecting four thefts apiece. 

BATAVIA (3-6) 48
Daniel Cook netted 14 of his season and game-high 26 points in the first quarter when Mendon (No. 5 NYSSWA Class A) jumped to a double-digit lead and never looked back. Cook corralled 14 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season. Jacob Shadders connected three times behind the 3-point arc, scored 16 points and dished out eight assists as Mendon topped the 90-point mark in a game for the third time this season. Michael Harrington also collected a trio of triples en route to a 21-point performance. Conner Krapf had 12 points. Mason McFollins paced Batavia with 19 points. Caeden White added 11 for the Blue Devils. Other scorers: Luke Grammatico (3), Joe Martinucci (4), Andrew Francis (5), Tylvon Ayala (3) and Camden White (3). Mendon – Charlie Bennett (6), Isaiah Cotton (2), Kyle Hennesy (5) and Caleb Arena (3).

Travon Harper converted eight of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter as Odyssey (No. 14 NYSSWA Class B) held off Sutherland for its sixth straight win. Harper led four Leopards in double figures with 17 points. Jaden Hartsfield added 14 including a pair of 3-pointers in the second quarter to help Odyssey take a 29-25 lead into halftime. Dylan Kolmetz and Aric Williams scored 10 apiece for the reigning Section V Class B champions. Kevin Ryan and Ben DiGiovanni scored 18 apiece to lead Sutherland which outscored Odyssey 22-21 in fourth quarter. DiGiovanni connected twice behind the 3-point arc and tallied 12 points in the final stanza. Other scorers: Odyssey – Ray Colbert (7), Korey Canton (5), Romell Griffin (3) and Josh Haff (2). Sutherland – John Luther (9), Matt Panara (5), John Messina (7), Connor Fitzsimmons (6) and Owen Filsnik (3).

LYONS (10-1) 96
MARION (1-10) 46
Lyons (No. 5 NYSSWA Class C) remains undefeated in the league after beating Marion by 50. The team’s top scorer Justice Smith furthered his reputation with 37 points. He connected 15 times from the floor.  With nine points in the first, Smith helped Lyons gain a 19-9 lead. Despite a 26-point night from Marion’s Jon Binau, Smith and the Lions overpowered. Lyons’ Ahmir James followed Smith’s 37 with 16 of his own. Other scorers: Lyons – Aaron Romero (14), Justin Smith Jr (10), Horace Betts IV (8), Hunter Bastian (5), Benji Kemp (4), David Weaver (2). Marion – Jake Fioco (10), Jacob Herman (8), Chris Dobbie (2).

Vinny Molisani collected 20 points, 10 rebounds, six steals and six assists to lead Cal-Mum (No. 7 NYSSWA Class C). Eric Wilson added 16 points. Ethan Pies had 12 points and six rebounds. Will Shearing paced Letchworth with 21 points. Jimmy Cole had 10, and Will Bean added nine. Cal-Mum outscored Letchworth 22-6 in the second quarter to take a 39-21 lead into the locker room.

AVOCA (11-0) 77
Senior LaDre Stanford scored 12 of his game-high 22 points in the first half as Avoca (No. 1 NYSSWA Class D) took a 37-23 lead into the break. Stanford finished with 10 rebounds, seven steals and three blocks. Nathan Nunn scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half as Avoca stretched its advantage to 67-37 after three quarters. Devin Stowe scored 10 points and dished out five assists. Brady Brandow added 12 points. Junior Tristan Stark collected eight points, six rebounds and six assists. Senior Parker Watson paced Hammondsport with 16 points. C.J. Hill contributed 12 points.

BRADFORD (3-6) 66
Mason Putnam scored 19 of his game-high 32 points in the first half to lead Prattsburgh (No. 2 NYSSWA Class D) to a 33-26 lead going into the locker room. Chris Hively added 16 points, and James Crowder had 13. Prattsburgh went 24-for-39 from the free throw line. Bradford was 18-for-35. Blaze Machuga and Ben Lucas paced Bradford with 15 points each. Steven Spina hit four 3-pointers and finished with 13 points. Prattsburgh forced 25 turnovers.

RED JACKET (9-2) 65
HONEOYE (2-6) 45
Matt Record connected twice behind the 3-point arc during the second quarter when Red Jacket outscored Honeoye 26-6 to take a commanding lead into the locker room at halftime. Record finished with a game-high 22 points. Adam Borst added 14. Chase Rizzo scored nine of his 14 points during the decisive second quarter. Mason Pollot added five points for Red Jacket and Jeremy Lombardi had four. Jarrett LeGault, Travis Hill and Trenton Coyne scored two points apiece. Tyler Rudolph paced Honeoye with 12 points. Dom Trippi had 11. Jared Walden scored eight, and Alex Jaraosinski had seven. Joey Moresheimer chipped in with three points. Jack Reynolds and Zach Hass both scored two points.


NAPLES (8-2) 58
Naples snapped a two-game skid with a narrow, two-point win over South Seneca. Nick Green’s 13 points led the scoring for the Big Green, followed by Jake LaPrairie’s 11. Cole Rathbun was disruptive around the court, holding South Seneca within Naples’ grasp. Rathbun recorded five steals, nine points, and six assists. The game’s leading scorer belonged to South Seneca. Anthony Reff finished the game with a double-double, 26 points and 11 rebounds. Reff’s counterpart Jeremy Williamson pulled nine rebounds and grabbed four steals. Other scorers: Naples – Adam Quarterman (9), Nick Clearman (8), Ben Jordan (8).

ROMULUS (5-5) 32
With the 40-point win, Marcus Whitman (No. 12 NYSSWA Class C) has won eight in row. Marcus Whitman jumped out to a 38-26 lead in the first half, backed by Seth Benedict’s 15 points. The Wildcats weren’t satisfied with the 12-point lead at the break, as they poured on 34 more in the second half while holding Romulus to six. Benedict finished with a game-high 17, followed by Jon Donovan’s 13. Camden Derby and Spencer John each scored ten for Romulus with majority of their points scored in the first half. Other scorers: Marcus Whitman – Liam Prendergast (10), Ryan Herod (8), Connor Tomion (8), Noah Hildreth (6), Zack Lovejoy (3), Christian Daniels (3), Aidan Royston (2), Jordan Lahue (2). Romulus – Max Mapstone (5), Hunter Hansen (4), Dan Reyes (2), Luke Willower (1).

Tanner Kimball led Bloomfield all over the court in the Finger Lakes West matchup against HAC. Kimball scored 16, pulled down ten rebounds, dished three assists, and grabbed three steals. Simon Wille and Alexander Roach added 13 and 11 points, respectively. Other scorers: Bloomfield – Devin Campbell (9), Adam Sheehan (5), Ryan Hawkins (3), Mitchell Bliss (3), Trevor Farrell (2).

GANANDA (10-1) 72
With the victory over the Wayne County rival, Gananda has won its eighth straight game. Nine Blue Panthers contributed to the board, but Andrew Gabbard steadied the scoring throughout the game with 16 points. Gananda doubled East Rochester’s scoring in the first half (48-24), in part to Zach Dier’s three treys, Tim McClare’s 12 points, and seven points from sophomores Jerry Brongo and Gabbard. In the second half, Gabbard tallied nine of Gananda’s 24 points, while Gananda defense held the Bombers to 16. McClare and Brongo finished with 12 points each for Gananda. Austin Mack led the Bombers with 11 points, nine of which came from behind the arc. Other scorers: Gananda – Dier (9), Jayden Castrechini (9), Kole Wright (5), Sebastain Hergert (4), Sergio Lopez (3), Joel Bean (2). ER – Alex Rens (8), Allen Otero (8), Chuck Domm (6), Brandon Gray (3), David Warren (2), Russ Domm (2).



GENEVA (7-4) 46
Reid Patchett led Geneva in the one-point win on Pal-Mac’s terrority. Patchett scored 18 with six rebounds and one assist. With a distributed effort, Patchett and the Panthers overcame two double-digit scorers on the other end. Pal-Mac’s Zach Baker and Nick Sapienza combined for 28 points, 16 and 12 respectively. Other scorers: Geneva – Akim Hudson (6), Davonte Johnson (6), Nick Askin (4), Dante Reid (4), Liam Ryan (3), Jagger Kerr (3), Christian Tapscott (2). Pal-Mac – Tanner Thompson (7), Grady Arnold (5), Nick Patnode (5).

SODUS (6-4) 56
RED CREEK (3-9) 53


BELFAST (2-4) 58
Belfast’s senior Adam Enders dropped 36 points in the eight-point victory over Bolivar-Richburg.

11 players on Jasper-Troupsburg contributed in the 49-18 rout of Whitesville. Quincy Cornell finished with a team-high ten points. Caleb Mills and Dylan Draper each added six points. Weston Hayes contributed five. Reese Draper, Tyler Flint, and Aaron Flint scored four. Brayden Hill and Alessandro Sozzani dropped three, while Noah Price and Devon Hawkins added two. Of Whitesville’s 18 points, Jesse Pensyl dropped 12. He commanded the floor with eight rebounds, two steals, and an assist. Chris Gullett, Robert Whitesell, and Colby Gaines each contributed two.

ANDOVER (5-4) 52
HOUGHTON (2-4) 41
Chris Calladine flirted with a double-double, as Andover defeated the Allegany Division 2 rival. Calladine scored 13, pulled nine boards, and completed two assists and two steals. Chris Walker commanded the floor with 12 rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and six points. Also contributing for Andover was Marc Givens (11), Spencer Cook (8), Chris Walker (6), Colby Walker (6), Grady Terhune (4), Preston Ordway (3), and Gabe Halsey (1).

HINSDALE (2-7) 40
SCIO (5-2) 60


DANSVILLE (5-6) 49

LIVONIA (3-6) 60
HORNELL (8-2) 68
After a slow start, Livonia went on a 18-4 run in the second quarter to take a 29-25 lead at the half.  Steffan Gwyn converted a rebound and putback a rebound to tie the game. Hornell went 12-16 from the line in overtime to seal the victory.

“We needed to start out at a better pace tonight,” Livonia coach Matt Young said. “We had a great second quarter and held them to four points defensively but didn’t come out strong in the third to allow them to regain the lead.  Consistency has been our motto to this point in the season, and we will continue to preach that and keep working hard to get better.”

Jalen Marshall paced Livonia with 23 points and eight rebounds, Alex Minnehan had 11 points and three steals. Gwyn had 10 points and nine rebounds for Livonia.  Timmy Smith led Hornell with 23 points. Jackson White added 19 points, and Chance Freeland had 16.

PAVILION (5-7) 27
GENESEO (7-4) 53
Geneseo kept Pavilion scoreless in the third quarter to solidify the 26-point win. As a team, the Blue Devils finished 16-for-22 at the free throw line. The game’s leading scorer Adam Wright accounted for ten of those free throws. On his way to a 20-point game, the sophomore went 10-for-13 and scored five two-point buckets. Noah Reilly owes part of his 13-point game on his 100 percentage free throw percentage (5-for-5). On the other end, Colby Tillotson drained two treys on his way to Pavilion’s team-leading nine points. Other scorers: Geneseo – Nick Hammond (6), Danny Kelly (4), Mike McCaughey (3), Jose Rivera (2), Jordan Lambert (2), Owen Lyons (2), Giovanni Cicoria-Timm (1). Pavilion – Cameron Milligan (7), Cody Penders (3), Luke Milligan (3), Ryley Elliott (3), Nate Swede (2).

PERRY (5-5) 61
YORK (8-4) 69
York pulled out a fourth-quarter comeback over Perry to secure the win over the LCAA Division 3 rival. Perry entered the second half with a 39-31 lead, overpowering York in both quarters. York trailed for majority of the game, while missing its leading scorer Riley Stella. Despite the odds, Matt McFarland boosted York over Perry in the third quarter, outscoring them 16-15 and setting the Knights up for a late-game comeback. With Perry still up, 54-47, York started a 23-7 run. James Kennedy scored 14 points throughout the game, eight points of which dropped in the last four minutes. Keeping the fourth all-York solidifed the squad’s 4-0 record in LCAA Division 3. McFarland led with 20 points, 17 in the second half. David Cuozzo kept York steady with 15 throughout the game. Perry’s Michael John Grover led the game’s scoring with 24. His teammates Mike Hockey and Carson Devinney each tallied 12.

Alfred-Almond’s Davon Bloom racked up a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Issac Little pulled down 13 rebounds and scored nine.


ADDISON (10-1) 49
The teams’ last matchup ended with a 58-51 Addison win on December 8. This time, Watkins Glen handed Addison (No. 15 NYSSWA Class C) its first loss of the season. The Section IV opponent grabbed a 30-27 lead in the second quarter, outscoring Addison 16-12. Down only three after the break, Addison could not capatilize, netting only five in the third quarter. With the score 45-32 at the start of the fourth, David Ames tried to revive Addison’s offense with nine points in the final minutes. However, Ames and Addison could not complete the comeback, falling for the first time this season. Ames finished with a game-high 23 points. Nick Sutryk added ten, going 4-for-6 at the line and two three’s. Gage Ames, John Stierly, and Shawn Ribble contributed nine, six, and one, respectively.


WARSAW (3-9) 25
LEROY (6-4) 33
LeRoy beat Warsaw in back-to-back weeks, winning 55-46 at Warsaw on Jan. 3.

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