With Lyons junior standout Justice Smith sidelined with foul trouble for much of Friday night’s opening round game against Geneva at the Waterloo Hall of Fame Classic,59 Coach Brian Miller’s Panthers were able to stick around just long enough to gut out a 46-45 win on a driving lay-up from Adrian Porter in the waning second of the fourth quarter…
Lyons led for most of the game but couldn’t seal the deal late missing late free throws allowing Geneva to snatch victory in the waning seconds. Lyons went to the charity stripe 16 times on the night but only converted on 6. Lyons was led by junior David Weaver who scored 15 points on 5 three-pointers. Junior Justice Smith scored 11 while his younger brother, freshman Justin Smith, scored 11 points in his varsity debut.
Geneva was led by Reid Patchett who finished with 10 points. Tyrese Evens scored 6 and Sophomore guard Liam Ryan added 6. Porter’s game winning drive resulted in his only field goal of the game, but it was the bucket that propelled Geneva into Saturday night’s championship. Geneva improves to 1-1 on the young season while Lyons opens their 2017-18 campaign at 0-1.
Geneva will face Weedsport who ran away from Waterloo, 74-57 in the second game on Friday night. Lyons will meet Waterloo in the consolation game. Both contests can be seen live on FingerLakes1.com along with Mynderse vs. Marcus Whitman and Newark vs. Jamesville-Dewitt on day/night 2 in Waterloo beginning at 2:30 pm. More details on Saturday’s quadruple-header on FL1 Sports here.
Also in Wayne-Finger Lakes boys action Friday night…
Midlakes defeated Gananda 64-60 in Clifton Springs. The loss drops Gananda to 1-1 while Midlakes starts the season at 1-0. These two teams will meet again in Gananda later this month.
FL1 Sports #1 ranked Wayne Eagles bounced back from their season opening loss to Pittsford-Sutherland with a 48-34 victory at home over Honeoye Falls-Lima.
— WayneCSD Athletics (@WCSD_Athletics) December 2, 2017
HAC is now 2-0 after a win in the opening round of the Manlius-Pebble Hill Tournament. The Wolves defeated Blessed Virgin Mary of Syracuse by a score of 59-36. HAC will face Faith Heritage who defeated the tournament hosts in the title game on Saturday. Xavier Israel led the way with 24 points while Ryan Hilton recorded a double-double with 14 points and 22 rebounds.
In an early season Finger Lakes West vs. Wayne County encounter, the Marion Black Knights opened up with a 48-32 win on their home court over Romulus.
Class act by the visiting Romulus Warriors. Showing their support for recent Marion tragedy pic.twitter.com/1ReOL6Nhor
— SuptBavis (@SuptBavis) December 2, 2017
Also on Friday night in Section V, Fairport defeated Victor 61-43 and Canandaigua improved to 2-0 win a 58-52 win at Brockport (audio replay).
— Tim Irving (@TimIrvingSports) December 2, 2017
And then there was this from Section V Class D…
Bradford leads Friendship 56-2, 5 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter. Non-League boys Basketball
— Bill Collmer (@BC_SVTB) December 2, 2017
In Wayne-Finger Lakes girls basketball Friday night…
South Seneca visited Honeoye and rolled to a 53-18 win to improve to 2-0 on the season. Jenna McDonald led the Lady Falcons with 15 points while Logan Shaulis scored 12. Emmas Fletcher added 8 points while Skylar Shaulis and Jade Parsons pulled down 10 rebounds each. Honeoye was led by 8 points from Hannah Reynolds.
Midlakes picked up an inter-sectional road win over Section 3’s Corcoran, 51-35. Alaina Forbes led all scorers with 22 points and Cara Walker added 17 in the victory.
The Lady Lions of Lyons fared better than their boys’ counterpart on Friday night winning at Rochester Academy Charter, 61-42. Caiden Crego scored 16 points and Adrianna Kemp scored 13 points and nabbed 7 rebounds.
Caitlin Chopan’s 19 points and Ladonia Smith’s 12 rebounds weren’t enough as Newark dell at Beekmantown, 39-38.
Marion was at North Rose-Wolcott and defeated the Cougars 49-40.
The Canandaigua Lady Braves hosted Wilson and cruised to a 66-31 victory.
There was no report from the Naples @ Campbell game at the time this article was published.
Saturday’s Wayne-Finger Lakes Girls Slate:
Just one game on tap from Saturday in W-FL girls basketball as Newark will be at Plattsburgh for a noon tip.
Speaking of Newark, check out this article from the FL Times on first-year Reds head coach Henry Kuperus…
— Newark Athletics (@NewarkAthletics) December 2, 2017
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Section V released the official classifications for the 2017-18 boys basketball season on Thursday. Below is a chart showing the breakdown for Wayne-Finger Lakes teams…
The competition committee placed 4 teams this season. UPrep, Bishop Kearney and Aquinas will all compete in Class AA while Northstar Christian was placed in Class C1, the same class they captured the Sectional title in last season defeating Gananda in the championship game.