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CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND SET: Newark advances to Big House in OT thriller; Gananda cruises to C1 girls title game

Five Wayne-Finger Lakes teams were in action in re-scheduled semifinal sectional basketball games on Thursday night. Only two would advance through to Championship Weekend.

The Newark Reds were just 4.5 seconds away from seeing their season end Hornell Red Raiders. Newark possessed the ball, down 48-46, with time running down in the final period in front of an electric crowd at Penn Yan Academy. Reds senior Mason VanDeMortel rose to take the final shot from the elbow and was fouled. He calmly knocked down both free throws to send the game into overtime. Newark dominated the final period holding Hornell scoreless to secure the comeback victory and advance to the Section V Class B1 title game on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM at the Blue Cross Arena where they will face top seed Greece-Odyssey.


Photo by Jim Miranda

In the nightcap at Penn Yan, the Mynderse Academy Blue Devils struggled early, mustering a paltry 15 points in the first half, before eventually falling to Wayland-Cohocton, 63-65. The Blue Devils’ seniors Darren Miller & Sal Franzone saw their high school careers come to an end as Way-Co advanced to the B2 final where they will face Wellsville.

The Gananda Lady Blue Panthers cruised into the girls Class C1 final with a 36 point victory over Canisteo-Greenwood at Honeoye Falls-Lima. Other Wayne-Finger Lakes girls teams didn’t fare as well with East Rochester, Marion and Red Jacket bowing out of the tournament with semifinal losses on Thursday night.

FingerLakes1.com will bring you live coverage of Championship Weekend on Friday and Saturday. Get the full broadcast schedule below along with Thursday’s full results and updates brackets…

THURSDAY NIGHT BOYS SCOREBOARD:

CLASS B1/B2 @ PENN YAN HS (FL1 Radio Replay)

Newark 59
Hornell 48  OT

Way-Co 63
Mynderse 54

THURSDAY NIGHT GIRLS SCOREBOARD:

CLASS AA

Penfield 61
Our Lady of Mercy 53

CLASS C1 @ HF-LIMA

Avon 49
East Rochester 45

Gananda 65
Canisteo 29

CLASS C2

Red Jacket 54
Geneseo 61

Marion 42
Pembroke 46

 

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND SCHEDULE ON FINGERLAKES1.COM

FRIDAY NIGHT

7:00 PM – Lyons vs. Red Jacket
Boys Class C2 Championship Game at Blue Cross Arena
Jim Sinicropi & Rhett Ticconi have the call on FL1 Radio

8:00 PM – Midlakes vs. Batavia
Girls Class B1 Championship Game at Caledonia-Mumford HS
Dave Barnick & Jerry Anderson have the call on FL1 Radio II

9:00 PM – Marcus Whitman vs. C.G. Finney
Boys Class C1 Championship at Blue Cross Arena
Jim Sinicropi & Rhett Ticconi have the call on FL1 Radio

SATURDAY

9:00 AM – Newark Reds vs. Greece-Odyssey
Boys Class B1 Championship Game at Blue Cross Arena
Jim Sinicropi & Tane Robinson have the call on FL1 Radio

11:00 AM – South Seneca vs. Oakfield-Alabama
Girls Class C3 Championship Game at Victor HS
Dave Barnick & Jerry Anderson have the call on FL1 Radio

3:00 PM – Gananda vs. Avon
Girls Class C1 Championship Game at Victor HS
Broadcast details TBA

 

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