Democrat & Chronicle
By Jeff DiVeronica
Democrat and Chronicle
(January 15, 2003) — PERINTON — The Fairport girls basketball team edged Honeoye
Falls-Lima 66-60 on Tuesday behind big second-half efforts from point guard
Sabrina Boykin and forward Kristen Olejarczyk.
The unbeaten Red Raiders (12-0) are No. 1 in the Democrat and Chronicle’s
large-school coaches’ poll and sixth in the state among Class A schools.
But don’t let the numbers fool you. Fairport isn’t unbeatable.
“I don’t think we’re at our best yet, but hopefully we’ll peak at the right
time,” said forward Lindsay Ellis, one of five senior starters and three
All-Monroe County players along with Boykin and Liz Hahn.
HF-L (9-3), a squad with two freshmen and two sophomore starters, had four shots
to take the lead in the fourth quarter but came up empty. The Class B Cougars,
who had won eight straight and are No. 4 locally, were led by sophomore Maddy
Brown’s 21 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.
Fairport has won five times by eight points or fewer, including once in overtime
and another time by one point. Poor free-throw shooting hurt the Raiders
Tuesday. They average 65 percent, but made just 48 percent (13-for-27).
Erica Williamson, a 6-foot-3 freshman for HF-L, gave Fairport trouble
defensively with 8 blocks, while adding 12 rebounds and 10 points. But the
speedy Boykin scored 12 of her 18 points and Olejarczyk hit for 13 of her
career-high 17 in the second half. Hahn added 12 points and 10 rebounds and
Ellis scored 15.
HF-L, which should be one of Section V’s best the next two years, never trailed
by more than seven, tied it twice in the third quarter and was down by one twice
in the fourth. “We played right with the area’s best team,” Brown said.