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Class C Semifinal Monday: Down goes Lyons, Clyde & ER… Ganada on to C1 title game

Bloomfield High School Gymnasium hosted the Section V Class C2 semifinals on Monday night in a pair of games streamed live on FL1 Radio. In a pair of thrillers, both the #4 seed Lyons Lions and the #2 seed East Rochester Bombers, would fall to higher seeds and both would have the basketball in their possession as the clock wound down in the fourth quarter with a chance to extend their seasons.

Lyons shot out to a hot start against #8 Geneseo with 24 first quarter points behind hot early shooting from senior Ben Rockefeller and sophomores Kerel Kelly and Justice Smith building a 14 points lead before the Blue Devils came back to eventually take the lead in the fourth quarter. Up just one, with the Lions inbounding the ball under their own basket, Justice Smith rolled off a pick near the foul line and received the inbound pass with a clear look at the rim. He rose to shoot from 6 feet when Geneseo senior leader Kyle Rollins rose to send the ball into the stands. A last second three point attempt by Rockefeller rattled around the rim and out as time expired and Lyons would fall to the Blue Devils 59-58.

In the second game of the evening, the East Rochester Bombers and Coach Mark Michelle would lead for most of the first three quarters of their contest against the #3 seed Caledonia-Mumford Red Raiders before giving up the lead and falling behind by as much as seven points late in the game. Using full court pressure and transition scores, ER would pull back into striking range before an open three-pointer to tie at the buzzer by junior Mat Cicero would fall short giving the Livingston County League their second win of the evening against the two Wayne County foes.

Listen to the full call of the games in Bloomfield on Friday night including interviews with Geneseo’s Rollins, Bloomfield assistant coach Pat Geitner, and Cal-Mum freshman Vin Molisani on FL1 Radio here or watch the full video replay below…

If the 0-2 record on Monday night from Wayne County in Bloomfield wasn’t enough, the biggest shocker of the night was league champion Clyde-Savannah’s stunning end to their season at the hands of Cuba-Rushford in the C3 semifinals in Avon after holding a 15 point halftime lead.

All was not lost for Wayne County, however, as Enrique Mosman’s #7 seeded Gananda Blue Panthers came back from a 19 point halftime deficit, holding #2 Vertus to just 6 second half points, to win 52-48 and advance to the C1 title game in Rush-Henrietta on Friday night.

Just two W-FL girls team were in action on Monday night and it was the Romulus Lady Warriors advancing to the girls Class D2 finals with a 46-42 win over Arkport. Coach Damon Nicholson’s squad will face Elba who defeated Andover 46-39.

Check out the full results from semifinal Monday and the week’s upcoming Sectional schedule below…

 

MONDAY NIGHT SEMIFINAL SCOREBOARD:

CLASS C1

(4) LeRoy 68 (1) Northstar Christian 72 OT
LER (14-9) – Josh Laurie 14; Canyon Roster 14; Reece Tresco 14
NC (18-4) – Miles Brown 39 (13/14 FTs); Michael Brown 9

(7) Gananda 52 (3) Vertus 48
GAN (14-9) – Enrique Mosman 27, 15 reb; Jayden Castrechini 10 (2-3pt)
VER (14-8) – Jaden Hartsfield 16; Myles Rose 12; Tajman Ball 11

CLASS C2

(3) Caledonia-Mumford 50 (2) East Rochester 47
CM (17-5) – Matt O’Donoghue 19; Ian Lenhardt 10, 12 reb; Vin Molisani 6 (made 2 FTs with :09 left in 4Q), 8 reb, 5 ast
ER (16-6) – Shamire Caraway 14; Mat Cicero 14

(8) Geneseo 59 (4) Lyons 58
GSO (14-9) – Kyle Rollins 24; Daniel Kaye 9; Jake Hamilton 8; Brian Linton 8; Matt Robinson 8
LYO (16-6) – Justice Smith 20; Devin Franklin 13; Ben Rockefeller 11


CLASS C3

(4) Oakfield-Alabama 63 (1) Perry 78
OA (14-8) –
PER (22-0) – Tyler Cowie 32; Austin Croll 24; Owen Spencer 12

(3) Cuba-Rushford 62 (2) Clyde-Savannah 61
CR (19-2) – Malachi Barros 16; Noah Decker 10; Trevor Smith 23; Evan Tucker 10
CS (18-4) – Dru Carnevale 12; Derrick Chance 25; Dylan Ufholz 7, 18 reb
* Cuba-Rushford outscored C-S 21-6 in 3Q

 

Girls Sectional Semifinal Scoreboard:

 

Romulus 46, Arkport 42

Elba 46, Andover 39

Pittsford-Mendon 46, Canandaigua 34

Wilson-Magnet 80, Pittsford-Sutherland 72

Honeoye Falls-Lima 54, Wayne 52

Irondequoit v Brighton (no report)

 

UPCOMING  SECTIONAL SCHEDULE:

TUESDAY

CLASS A1 Semifinals

(4) Brockport (1) Irondequoit
8:15PM @ Webster Schroeder

(3) East High (2) Greece Athena
6:30PM @ Webster Schroeder

CLASS A2 Semifinals

(8) Wilson-Magnet (4) Batavia
6:30PM @ Rush-Henrietta

(6) Monroe (2) Wayne
8:15PM @ Rush-Henrietta

CLASS D2 Semifinals

(5) Andover (1) Prattsburgh
8:15PM @ Dansville

(3) Elba (2) Avoca
6:30PM @ Dansville

 

GIRLS TUESDAY NIGHT SEMIFINAL SCHEDULE

Penfield v Bishop Kearney
Wheatland-Chili v Notre Dame-Batavia
Hornell v Mynderse
Bath v Wayland-Cohocton
Our Lady of Mercy v Fairport
Northstar Christian v York

 

WEDNESDAY

CLASS AA Semifinals

(5) Bishop Kearney (1) Fairport
8:15PM @ Blue Cross Arena

(7) McQuaid Jesuit (3) UPrep
6:30PM @ Blue Cross Arena

CLASS B Semifinals

(4) Early College (1) Mynderse (Live on FL1 Radio)
6:30PM @ Victor

(3) Livonia (2) Newark (Live on FL1 Radio)
8:15PM @ Victor

CLASS D1 Semifinals

(5) Lima Christian (1) York
8:15PM @ Cal-Mum

(3) Mr. Morris (2) CG Finney
6:15PM @ Cal-Mum

 

GIRLS WEDNESDAY NIGHT SEMIFINAL SCHEDULE

South Seneca v Bolivar-Richburg
Caledonia-Mumford v Alexander
Gananda v Red Creek
Letchworth v Canisteo-Greenwood

 

FRIDAY

CLASS C1 Championship Game
(7) Gananda (1) Northstar Christian (Live on FL1 Radio)
5:15PM @ Rush-Henrietta

CLASS C2 Championship Game
(8) Geneseo
(3) Caledonia-Mumford
8:45PM @ Rush-Henrietta

CLASS C3 Championship Game
(3) Cuba-Rushford (1) Perry
7:00PM @ Rush-Henrietta

 

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