Wednesday Wrap: Avoca fends off Prattsburgh to take Steuben County title; Gates-Chili outlasts Webster Thomas in overtime

McQUAID (15-4) 75
Jermaine Taggart scored 22 and Kobe Long added 18 for McQuaid (15-4) which won its fourth straight game and eighth out of the last nine. READ MORE.

NE DOUGLASS (16-4) 64
MONROE (14-6) 59
Lamar Lovelace scored 14 of his team-high 18 points in the second and fourth quarters combined as NE Douglass won its fourth straight game to end the regular season. The junior guard knocked down three shots from beyond the arc. Trevion Miller netted 10 of his 15 points in the second and fourth periods combined as the NE Douglass Panthers outscored Monroe, 40-27. The senior forward hit two three-pointers and hauled in 11 rebounds. Jiahmere Mitchell had nine of his 13 points in the second half as the Panthers held on to their 34-23 lead. The senior guard dished out seven assists and swiped five steals. Junior forward Adonis Flagler contributed six points, grabbed seven rebounds, and handed out three assists. For Monroe, De’Vante Mateo netted 13 of his game-high 21 points in the first half. The senior guard made nine shots from inside the arc. Senior forward Tyquil Glasgow scored 12 of his 15 points in the final two periods. Other scorers – NE Douglass: Casey Diometre (7), Maurice Glenn (3), Jayden Berry (2), Monroe: Fidel Brock (6), JoJo Jones (6), Jamar Williams (6), Kerone Kearse (5).

EAST (19-1) 105

EDISON TECH (1-19) 69


Jaden Hartsfield and Travon Harper scored nine points apiece during the first half to pace Odyssey to a 45-31 lead going into the locker room. Hartsfield connected on one of his three 3-pointers on the night and pumped in seven first-quarter points. The junior guard hit two more from long range in the third quarter when Odyssey put the game out of reach taking a 77-43 advantage into the final eight minutes. Harper hit once behind the arc in the second quarter. Hartsfield finished with 17 points. Harper had 11. Presten Mathis paced the Leopards with 18 points. Ray Colbert chipped in a dozen. HF-l’s Trevor Chamberlain and Derek Childs scored 19 apiece to lead the Cougars. Patrick Lustyk scored 12 points. Other scorers: Odyssey – Aric Williams (8), Korey Canton (6), Jonah Holloway (3), Dylan Kolmetz (4), Gerald Gaitan (2), Romell Griffin (6) and Luke Schneider (3). HF-L – Turner Kamm (3), Hayden Smith (6), Josh Vogt (3), Andrew Webster (1) and Turner Wilson (1).

FAIRPORT (14-5) 56

BATAVIA (10-9) 59
Mason McFollins paced Batavia with 23 points throughout the back-and-forth contest, including six points in the fourth quarter to help seal the game. Batavia trailed 42-41 heading into the final eight minutes, where five Blue Devils contributed in the 18-9 quarter. McFollins’s fourth twenty-plus point game led Batavia. The senior guard sank three treys in the first quarter and went on to drop six from field goal range and two from the stripe. Andrew Francis followed with 14 points, six of which fell in the fourth. Camden White also added 14 points. Jeff Jung Jr., Darnell Williams, and Collin James contributed for Olympia, each one with 17 points. Other scorers for Batavia – Trevor Zewan (3), Jake Humes (3), Caeden White (2).

PENFIELD (5-14) 51
Schroeder pulled away in the second quarter behind Luke Insley’s field goal and three treys. Insley finished with 23 points, surpassing the 20-point mark for the sixth time this season. He connected nine times from the floor including five from behind the 3-point arc. JoJo Plummer added 14 points on the night, all of which hit in the first three quarters. Penfield’s Javion Monroe led the game with 28, a season high for the senior. Monroe tallied ten points in the first quarter alone. Other scorers: Schroeder – Josh Hauman (8), Colin Merkey (7), Collin Donnelly (4), Nick Hauman (4), James Knox (3), Evan Ferrari (1). Penfield – Tyler Salmon (10), Patrick Piampiano (5), Dan Vercruysse (3), RJ Green (2), Ryan Wensley (2), Brady Flanagan (1).

VICTOR (4-15) 55
HILTON (16-3) 68
Tah’Jae Hill poured in 17 points of Hilton’s 19 points in the third quarter, while holding Victor to only five, giving the Cadets the lead they took to the final buzzer. Hill finished with 41 points on five three’s, 11 field goals, and a four-for-four record at the line. The junior has now topped 40 points four times this season. Connor Williams paced Victor throughout the first three quarters with a team-leading 12 points. Matt Caggiano and Jeremy Summerson followed with 11 points each. Other scorers: Hilton – Colin Burkis (9), Mitch Carr (9), Najier Daniels (4), Ryan Kurtz (3), Jack Gombatto (2). Victor – Chase Dickens (7), William Tehan (6), Tyler Buddendeck (3), Phil Nwugwo (3), Jaxen Roth (2).

Terrence Wilson hit the game-winning 3-pointer with :03 remaining to lift Churchville-Chili to its second win in three games. Wilson finished with nine points in the contest. John Keele scored all of his team-high 13 points in the last three games. The junior guard knocked down a trio of long-range shots and went 2-of-2 from the free throw line. Junior forward Marcus Postell netted 10 points. For Irondequoit, Keenan Robertson scored 12 of his game-high 21 points in the second half. The sophomore forward hit eight shots from inside the arc and went 2-of-3 from the free throw line. Senior forward Patrick Thomas netted 10 of his 12 points in the final two quarters. Irondequoit will be the No. 3 seed in the Class A1 sectional playoffs. Other scorers – Churchville-Chili: Griffen Stella (8), Kamerin Poromon (7), Marcellus James (7), Tylor Allen (7), Irondequoit: Josh Stenglein (9), Freddie June, Jr. (8), Jack Brennan (8), Kenny Gonzalez (2).

BROCKPORT (9-10) 41
Jacob Shadders poured in all five of his three-pointers in the first half as Pittsford Mendon (No. 3 NYSSWA Class A) remained undefeated. The sophomore guard finished with a game-high 22 points. Daniel Cook scored 11 of his 13 points in the first two periods as the Pittsford Mendon Vikings surged out to a 34-11 lead. The senior forward hauled in 13 rebounds for his 18th double-double of the season. Pittsford Mendon will be the No. 1 seed in the Class A1 sectional playoffs. For Brockport, junior guard Collin Cantrell scored all 12 of his team-high points in the second half. Brockport will be the No. 6 seed in the Class A1 sectional playoffs. Other scorers- Pittsford Mendon: Michael Harrington (8), Kyle Hennessey (6), Connor Krapf (4), Nate Strauf (4), Isaiah Cotton (2), Charles Bennett (2), William Orzell (1), Caleb Arena (1), Brockport: Ishmael Hannah (6), Samuel Velletri (5), Kyle Palka (4), Willie Ball (3), Esten Schalge (3), Matt Rennie (3), Christian Wiest (3), Troy Leibert (2).


BRIGHTON (4-15) 59
Melvin Council, Jr. netted all 14 of his team-high points in the second half as Greece Athena (No. 15 NYSSWA Class A) recorded its ninth victory in the last 10 games. The junior guard made three shots from beyond the arc. Junior guard DeAndre Newsome scored nine of his 13 points in the final two quarters as the Greece Athena Trojans outscored Brighton, 40-22. Senior guard Kelvin Reaves, Jr. had nine of his 12 points in the first half. Greece Athena will be the No. 2 seed in the Class A1 sectional playoffs. For Brighton, Jack Falter poured in 18 of his game-high 20 points in the first half. The senior guard knocked down four three-pointers, got to the free throw line eight times and made four of his attempts. Matthew Falter scored 14 of his 17 points in the first and third quarters combined as the Brighton Barons outscored the Trojans, 40-36. The junior guard netted a trio of shots from beyond the arc. Brighton will be either the No. 9 or No. 10 seed in the Class A1 sectional playoffs. Other scorers- Greece Athena: Isaiah Brock (9), Austin Brown (7), Jake Cerone (6), Kenneth Freeman (6), Brandon Smith (3), Johnny Salone (2), Terrell Wilson, Jr. (2), Brighton: Lukas Stanat (5), Chase Seibold (4), Nate Sponsel (4), Nathan Martin (3), Najeeb Awad (2), Agathia Visveswaran (2), Sam Zarkowsky (2).

GATES-CHILI (16-3) 88
Adam Williams added up eight points in overtime, four by field goal and four by free throws, to help Gates-Chili take the one-point victory. Gates-Chili maintained a steady lead throughout the first three quarters behind the efforts of Keith Slack. The senior guard ramped it up in the fourth and added 12 points, keeping the Spartans on pace with the Titans’ runs. In the final eight minutes, Andrew Mason and the Titans outscored Gates-Chili 29-22 to knot the game at 72. Mason scored 13 of those 29 points with two three-pointers, one fulfilled three-point play, and four free throws. Slack led Gates-Chili, finishing with 31 points on five treys and six field goals. Williams followed with 20 points, including crucial free throws in the final minutes. Thomas’ Mason was the game’s leading scorer with 36 points. The junior went 15-for-18 at the line with 12 in the fourth quarter and in overtime. Other scorers: Gates-Chili – Traylan McCray (11), Andrew Newcombe (8), Devin Walter (7), Mair Morrison (4), Tre Green (3), Damari McCutchen (2), Mitchell Harris (2). Thomas – Dannie Palmer (21), Garrett Reeves (15), Stephen Katz (7), Tyler Williams (6), Nick Linder (2).


C.G. FINNEY (16-3) 88

WAYNE (16-3) 52
Nick Carmichael scored 12 of his team-high 16 points in the second half as Wayne notched its 10th victory in the last 11 games. The senior center went 5-of-6 from the free throw line. Jaiden Burlee netted nine of his 13 points in the final two periods as the Wayne Eagles outscored Mynderse, 32-14. The senior forward made five shots from inside the arc. Wayne will be either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed in the Class A2 sectional playoffs. For Mynderse, Mike Bogart scored all 16 of his points after the first quarter. The freshman forward knocked down a pair of three-pointers. Mynderse will be the No. 7 seed in the Class B2 sectional playoffs. Other scorers- Wayne: Louis Reding (9), Max LaRocco (6), Logan Holgado (5), Billy Thomson (1), Mynderse: Darren Miller (7), Griffin Heron (6), Jake Smith (6), Troy Kabat (3), Sal Franzone (2), Nick Jones (1).

ROMULUS (7-12) 36
Marcus Whitman’s (No. 15 Class C NYSSWA) lone senior Jon Donovan scored a season-high 24 points in his team’s fourth straight win. Donovan connected on ten from field goal range on his way to the game-high 24 points, while adding seven steals and six assists. Ryan Herod followed with 12 points, all falling from beyond the arc. Liam Prendergast contributed a double-double on ten points and ten rebounds. The Wildcats held Romulus to eight points in the first quarter, six in the second, and nine in the third. Leading for Romulus was Max Mapstone with eight points; Spencer John added seven. Other scorers: Marcus Whitman – Seth Benedict (8), DeCouteau Blueye (4), Aidan Royston (4), Connor Tomion (4), Zack Lovejoy (2), Noah Hildreth (2), Jordan Lahue (2), Christian Daniels (2). Romulus – Hunter Hanson (6), Erik Jensen (5), Camden Derby (5), Luke Willower (2), Dan Reyes (2), Jared Fletcher (1).

GENEVA (11-9) 37
NEWARK (15-3) 44
Mason VanDemortel and Jayden Peters steadied Newark over Geneva, scoring 15 points each. VanDemortel connected on seven of his eight free throw attempts, two shots beyond the arc, and one field goal. Peters sank four treys on his way to his 15 points. Newark held Geneva to nine points through the first half. The Panthers scoring ramped up in the third quarter when Akim Hudson scored all ten of their points. Hudson finished with 15 points for Geneva. Other scorers: Newark – Nick Bernardi (4), Kyle Martinez (3), Adian Elliott (3), Josh Green (2), Devin Agosto (2). Geneva – Reid Patchett (8), Liam Ryan (5), Christian Tapscott (4), Nick Askin (3), Kaya Parara (2).

RED CREEK (5-14) 56
WILLIAMSON (7-12) 65

FILLMORE (14-6) 59


ANDOVER (11-9) 64

HINSDALE (5-12) 39
HOUGHTON (6-11) 47

HOLLEY (3-16)

ELBA (15-5) 54
Gabe Macdonald scored 15 of his game-high 28 points in the first half as Notre Dame of Batavia won its third straight game. The junior guard hit 11 shots from inside the arc, reached the free throw line nine times and knocked down six of his attempts. Spencer Misiti netted all 14 of his points after the opening period in which the Notre Dame of Batavia Fighting Irish held a 12-11 lead. The senior guard made four three-pointers. Notre Dame of Batavia will be the No. 7 seed in the Class D1 sectional playoffs. For Elba (No. 11 NYSSWA Class D), Jon Boyce poured in 19 of his team-high 27 points in the second half. The senior forward made six shots from inside the arc and four three-pointers. Boyce collected 15 rebounds, blocked a pair of shots, swiped a steal, and handed out an assist as well. Colton Dillon scored 14 of his 17 points after the first quarter. The junior guard got to the foul line nine times and made six of his attempts. Dillon hauled in 10 rebounds and had four steals. Junior guard Collin O’Halloran chipped four points, dished out a team-high six assists, and swiped a pair of steals. Elba will be the No. 2 seed in the Class D2 sectional playoffs. Other scorers- Batavia-Notre Dame: Ethan Chadbourne (7), Zach Cocking (3), Keith Szczepanski (3), Colin McCulley (3), Andrew Moore (2), Elba: Greyson Huntington (4), Evan Hare (2).

AVON (15-5) 61
LEROY (11-8) 68
Reece Tresco kept LeRoy even with Avon with 22 points throughout the knotted game, 17 of which dropped in the fourth quarter and in overtime. LeRoy held a 18-13 lead after the first quarter, the only end-of-quarter lead it had until overtime. At the half, the teams were tied at 30. After the third, tied at 43, and, at the end of regulation, tied at 55. Ethan Smith and Bob Locke combined for 25 of LeRoy’s points, scoring 13 and 12 respectively. Avon’s Connor Taylor tied Tresco’s game-high 22 points. Taylor added nine rebounds and eight assists. Nick Rowland finished with a double-double on 15 points and 11 rebounds.

PERRY (11-9) 56
MOUNT MORRIS (17-3) 69
Mount Morris finishes the regular season on a 13-game win streak after a tight contest against Perry. Perry outscored Mount Morris 21-16 in the first quarter, the only time they were able to do so. Cam Regal paved the way for Mount Morris, finishing with 21 points, 15 rebounds, and three assists. Jansel Martinez, Dylan Cicero, and Steven Soto also put up double-figures for Mount Morris. Martinez finished with 14 points and five rebounds. Cicero recorded a double-double on 12 points and ten rebounds. Soto scored ten. Collin Young and Justin Martin combined for 12 points with six points each.

PAVILION (9-11) 65
KESHEQUA (2-18) 54

GENESEO (9-11) 56
YORK (14-6) 59
Matt McFarland scored 11 of his 15 total points in the fourth quarter and in overtime, helping York knot the game late and pull through for the win. Riley Stella paced York with a game-high 26 points. Jake Hamilton, Nick Hammond, and Giovanni Cicoria-Timm kept Geneseo in line with a rallying York squad, combining for 39 points. Hamilton led with 16, while Hammond and Cicoria-Timm scored 12 and 11 respectively.

HORNELL (12-6)

LIVONIA (7-11) 58

BELFAST (14-6) 79

ADDISON (14-6) 60
Danny Ames and Blake Driskell combined for 14 of Addison’s 22 first quarter points, setting the tone for the victory. Behind two treys and four field goals, Ames finished with a game-high 14 points. Driskell connected on four buckets from beyond the arc to chalk up 12 points for Addison. Noah Price led Jasper-Troupsburg with eight points, all in the fourth quarter. Brayden Hill and Weston Hayes each scored seven. Other scorers: Addison – John Stierly (10), Gage Ames (9), Nick Sutryk (7), Trevor Knapp (4), Shawn Ribble (4). Jasper-Troupsburg – Aaron Flint (4), Luke Cecchini (3), Tyler Flint (3), Devon Hawkins (3), Caleb Mills (1).

AVOCA (18-2) 59
Avoca (No. 3 Class D NYSSWA) jumped out to a 43-27 first half lead, then held off a fourth-quarter Prattsburgh (No. 2 Class D NYSSWA) rally to win its first Steuben County Tournament championship since 1990. LaDre Stanford and Tristan Stark combined for 26 points in Avoca’s big first half. The lead grew to as large as 22 points in the third quarter, entering the final quarter with a 55-37 lead. Prattsburgh mounted a huge rally in the final stanza, outscoring Avoca 20-4 to get within two. Stanford finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, and five steals. Stark also finished with 17 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, six offensive. Brady Brandow added 12 points. For Prattsburgh, Mason Putnam scored a game-high 24 points. With this win, Avoca finishes the season on a seven-game win streak.

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