Ryan Algier (Fairport) posted 9 points, 3 blocks, and 2 boards.
Jeff Redband (Batavia, N.Y.), Jay Sarkis (Rochester, N.Y.), Breon Harris (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) and Darius Garvin (Elmira, N.Y.) all reached double figures as well.
In the second game in as many days of the home-and-home series between the Rochester Americans (30-16-3-2) and the Syracuse Crunch (30-15-2-2), newcomer Taylor Leier netted the only goal in a six-round shootout to lift the Amerks past the Crunch, 3-2, Saturday at the War Memorial Arena. The win snaps Rochester’s three-game slide and moves the Amerks back atop the AHL’s North Division standings heading into Sunday’s weekend finale against Binghamton…
The scoring continued entering the next quarter, as Taylor hit another jump shot before senior, Emily Nestler (Rush-Henrietta), made two free-throws and a jumper to push the score to 22-9 with eight minutes to go.
The run continued with a Devante Hagins (Leadership Academy) dunk off of an Antonio Alvarez (Brockport) assist that brought the score to 54-38 and forced an opposition timeout.
The Golden Flyers appeared poised for a fourth straight win after building a 13-point lead in the first half, 30-17, following a three-point play by Stephen Gabel (Fairport).
Junior Rachel Benedict (Brockport) added 12 points and nine rebounds and junior Lizzie Straub had 11 points.
The Cardinals honored the contributions of their senior class prior to the opening whistle as Dylan Harrington (Irondequoit), Jordan Gilman, Ryan Henderson and Mark Scanlon were recognized for their dedication to the program over the last four seasons.
Prior to the opening tip, the Cardinals celebrated the career of their lone senior, Erin Hulbert.
Alyssa Juergens (Rochester, NY/Hilton) led the Tigers with seven rebounds, while Cori Okada (Fullerton, CA/Troy) finished with four assists.