Team of the Week: Northstar Christian Knights

By JOHN LIKANJE

Northstar Christian closed the regular season with a pair of road victories last week. On Tuesday night, the Knights locked down on the defensive end and held Marcus Whitman to 20 first-half points to avenge their only loss of the season. Turner Harris led five players in double figures with 16 points as Northstar Christian held off a late rally for a 68-58 win. Marcus Whitman downed Northstar 77-66 in December. On Thursday afternoon, JJ Garwood’s squad eclipsed the century mark against Charles G. Finney for the second time in as many matchups. Ryan Garwood scored 23 points while Andrew Newcombe tallied a 20-point, 15-rebound double-double in the 104-79 victory.

The Knights head into sectionals with a 14-game winning streak and a 19-1 record – the exact same record they had heading into the post-season a year ago. Northstar Christian is the No. 2 seed in Class A2 behind East High (18-2) and will face the winner of NE Douglass/Monroe on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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Rush-Henrietta exploded for a season-high 94 points in a 94-80 win over Leadership Academy and held off Fairport, 48-46, to end the regular season. The Royal Comets (14-6) head into sectionals as the No. 3 seed in Class AA and will face Bishop Kearney on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK

Raphael Williams goes behind-the-back for a reverse layup in Rush-Henrietta’s win over Leadership Academy.

Shamar Lee erases a shot off the backboard for Brockport.

Melvin Council, Jr. beats the halftime buzzer with a three-pointer from near halfcourt for UPrep.

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