Brendan Trapper chipped in with 10 points and eight boards while Dylan Harrington (Irondequoit) and Dennis Hare netted six points apiece off the bench.
Dontay Caruthers finished the night with a career high 28 points, his second straight 20-point performance. Caruthers was 8-of-9 from the floor, including 3-of-3 from behind the arc. The senior was also 9-of-11 from the free throw line, while adding seven rebounds…
Nazareth made 30 of 65 shots for the game (46.2%) and went 13-for-19 from the foul line.
Facing a three-possession hole, Stevens was aided by an old-fashioned three-point play and would eventually pull to within three points, but time ran out on the comeback bid as Dylan Harrington (Irondequoit) sealed the win at the charity stripe.
Rachel Benedict (Brockport) led Nazareth with 22 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter.
The Yellowjackets had a chance to pull out a last-second victory, but Tessa Ludwick’s three-point try from the corner bounced off the back iron and no one could get a followup chance before the horn sounded.
Fisher’s edge would grow to five points before the Ducks made it a one possession game with an old-fashioned three-point play.
Trent Noordsij and Ryan Algier (Fairport) each made strong contributions off the bench for UR. Noordsij tied his career-high of 10 points, while Algier finished with 9 points and 3 rebounds in 13 minutes of play.
The team’s defense, along with the continued tough play by Nestler and a couple of buckets from Chelsea Henry (Greece Arcadia), allowed Brockport to surge to a 26-20 lead.
Trailing 31-28 at halftime, RIT began the second half with a 10-5 spurt, taking a 38-36 lead on a 3-pointer from Atkinson.