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W-FL FRIDAY: Justice Smith’s 39 not enough as Northstar tops Lyons; Mattoon’s big night gives Midlakes Lions Club Tourny title

One of the most highly anticipated games in Section V this season was played on Friday night as part of the 2018 Holiday Hoops Classic at Geneva High School. The Lyons Lions looked for revenge for their season ending loss to Northstar Christian in the Section V Class C NYS Qualifier last March. Both teams entered the game undefeated behind their two superstar guards Justice Smith & Miles Brown. Add to that, the fact that Miles Brown was just 64 points shy of the all-time Section V career scoring mark of 2,444. Prior to the tip Geneva’s shiny new gymnasium was filled to capacity, literally, as they turned away late comers at the door.

The game did not disappoint with frenetic, up and down action. The two marquee players mentioned above traded punches with Justice Smith finishing with 39 points and Brown finishing with a game-high 40 points including a pair of free throws to seal the 88-84 Northstar Christian win.

In the second game of the double-header at GHS, it was the host Panthers jumping out to a 31-11 halftime advantage thanks to stifling defense and timely shooting. Christian Tapscott came off the bench to score 9 points in the second quarter to spark Geneva. Tapscott finished with a game-high 13 points, matched by teammates Reid Patchett and Jagger Kerr. Liam Ryan added 7 and Akim Hudson 6 to the balanced attack.

Geneva and Northstar Christian will face off in the tournament final on Saturday night.

You can watch the full webcast replay of Friday night’s games in Geneva on FL1 Sports below…

Also in Friday night, Midlakes captured the Lions Club Tournament title. The Screaming Eagles trailed tournament host Red Creek 28-12 after the first quarter but Matt Mattoon exploded for a career high 38 points to lead the comeback and a 77-74 win. Mattoon was named tournament MVP and teammate Kyle McCann joined him on the all-tournament team.

Full results from all the boys and girls action involving Wayne-Finger Lakes teams below…

LAST NIGHT’S BOYS SCOREBOARD:

NS-CHRISTIAN 84
LYONS 88
NSC – Miles Brown 40; Michael Brown 14; Sean Smith 14; Ryan Garwood 11; Josh Pickett 6
LYO – Justice Smith 39; Justin Smith 17; David Weaver 10; Aaron Romero 7; Benji Kemp 7

ROCHESTER PREP 39
GENEVA 60
RP – Jaden Hayes 13
GEN – Christian Tapscott 13; Red Patchett 13, 8 reb; Jagger Kerr 13; Liam Ryan 7, 6 stls

MYNDERSE 35
SKANEATELES 59
MYN – Jake Smith 8
SKN – Neil Fouts 16; Jack Canty 12

CLYDE-SAVANNAH 68
SOUTH SENECA 57
CS – Camden Chance 21; Jordan Codey 21 (7 threes); Jaiden McKinney 19
SS – Anthony Reff 22, 6 rebs; Nate Knowles 18; Matt Kenyon 11

MIDLAKES 77
RED JACKET 74
MID – Matt Mattoon 38; Kyle McCann 16; Ryan Spingler 11
RJ – Matt Record 28; Chase Rizzo 26

AVOCA 67
PAL-MAC 55

GREECE-OLYMPIA AT SODUS (No Report)
MARION VS WILLIAMSON (No Report)

SATURDAY’S BOYS SLATE:

GREECE-ODYSSEY AT WATERLOO
NS-CHRISTIAN VS GENEVA
ROCHESTER PREP VS LYONS
HORNELL AT PENN YAN
NEWARK VS TBD @ JOSH PALMER TOURNAMENT IN ELMIRA


LAST NIGHT’S GIRLS SCOREBOARD:

SOUTH SENECA 83
C.G. FINNEY 27
SS – Jenna McDonald 16, 8 ast; Logan Shaulis 16, 8 ast, 8 reb, 6 stl; Hailey Bentley 11; Jade Parsons 10, 8 reb

NEWARK 64
NORTHSTAR 20
NEW – Kalyna Bryant 15; Caitlin Chopan 12, 7 ast; Hannah Fisher 12; Izabella Santell 11

HAC 47
WILLIAMSON 37
HAC – Zoe Crego 10; Eliza Nicosia 9, 11 reb; Anna Thomas 8; Amelia Gugino 6, 8 reb; Chinara Dorancy 13 reb

PENN YAN 52
WELLSVILLE 49
PY – Peyton Comfort 13, 10 reb; Joddie Decker 12, 5 ast; Sierra Harrison 8; Jenna Curbeau 6, 10 reb

GENEVA 36
CHURCHVILLE-CHILI 35

SATURDAY’S GIRLS SLATE:

LYONS AT MYNDERSE
WATERLOO AT HF-L
HAC VS SOUTH SENECA


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