Rochester’s scoring leader was Ryan Algier (Fairport) with 10 points.
There’s something notable about the game officially known as the Roc City Hoops Classic, something that distinguishes it from the run-of-the-mill neutral site college basketball game…
The lead would grow to as many as 14 points before Stevens reeled off a modest 6-2 run to pull to within 10 points with 12:26 remaining in the game.
Coming out of the halftime break, both sides traded buckets back-and-forth in an effort to gain the early momentum.
Emily Nestler (Rush-Henrietta) would soon after add to the team’s total, muscling through the Red Dragons defense for two good foul shots; Nestler coming off an impressive outing against the Hawks.
RIT led briefly in the first half, taking a 13-7 lead on a free throw from Chuck Okehie (Owings Mills, MD/McDonogh) at the 14:48 mark.
After a three pointer by Antonio Alvarez (Brockport) and multiple field goals by Justin Summers and Devante Hagins (Leadership Academy), the Green and Gold found themselves with a 18-7 advantage at the 13:52 mark.
In the first half, Nazareth led throughout most of the period and stretched its lead to 11 points three times.
Rachel Benedict (Brockport) posted her second double-double of the weekend as she combined 24 points with a game-high 15 rebounds.
Molloy led by six points (34-28) late the first half, but Jay Sarkis (Rochester, N.Y.) banged a corner three-pointer for Daemen with nine second left in the period to cut the deficit in half. Molloy took a 34-31 lead into halftime.