Democrat and Chronicle
H.S. sideline report: Fairport, R-H ready for big game
By JEFF DiVERONICA and JAMES JOHNSON
(January 9, 2004) — Tempo is everything.
That’s what Fairport coach Scott Fitch and Rush-Henrietta’s Chris Reed say
about tonight’s Monroe County boys basketball showdown with first place in
Division I on the line. Advance tickets are being sold all day at the Fairport
“Our guards have to show poise because (R-H is) going to push the pace,” Fitch
The Royal Comets (4-0 league, 7-0 overall), in turn, will have to contend with
Fairport’s huge frontline of 6-foot-7 Tyler Smith, 6-7 Cory Magee and 6-4 Ryan
McAdam. They each average 13 points for the balanced Red Raiders (4-0, 7-1),
whose only loss was by one point to McQuaid.
R-H counters with All-Greater Rochester forward Calvin Betts, who is 6-4, and
6-8 Joe Sargent.
“How well we shoot the ball and how well we can defend them in the paint will
be keys,’’ said Reed, whose team lost 41-39 at Fairport last year after
winning the first meeting, 69-58.
He thinks transition baskets might be hard to come by because Fairport “gets
back on defense better than anyone we play,” Reed said. “And they don’t make