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HS boys basketball: Rush-Henrietta rolls on

Top-seeded Comets use balance to oust Edison

Staff Writer

(February 28, 2004) — HENRIETTA — Ryan Henry scored 26 points to help top-seeded Rush-Henrietta remain unbeaten and cruise past No. 8 Edison 90-75 in the Section V Class AAA quarterfinals Friday.

Henry hit five 3-pointers in the game. Tim Jackson scored 19 points and had eight assists and Joe Sargent added 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Royal Comets improved to 19-0.

Rush-Henrietta played only six players, and five of them scored in double figures.

Kenny Davis scored 27 points and Lavonte Davis-Love grabbed 12 rebounds for Edison (9-13).

No. 2 Fairport 74, No. 7 Gates Chili 51

Ryan McAdam and Brett Havens combined for 11 points as the host Red Raiders opened a 20-4 first-quarter lead. McAdam finished with 19 points and eight rebounds to lead Fairport (16-3).

Erik Johnson and Tyler Smith each added 13 points for the Red Raiders. Johnson also had five rebounds and five assists.

Shawn Harris scored 17 points to lead the Spartans (9-11).

No. 3 East 87, No. 6 Brockport 65

Keion Mitchum scored 10 of his 13 points and Will Jackson scored seven of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as the host Orientals pulled away from a 1-point halftime deficit.

Will Jackson led East with 19 points, five assists and five rebounds, Nate Brumfield scored 12 points and Quinn Smith added six assists for East (15-6).

Anthony Rogers scored 12 of his 26 points in the second quarter and Tyler Mutton scored all of his 24 points on 3-pointers for Brockport (9-10).

No. 4 Irondequoit 53, No. 5 Hilton 46

M.J. Njoku scored 14 of his game-high 19 points in the second half to lead host Ironde-quoit.

Njoku added nine rebounds and five blocks, and Joleon Johnson added 16 points for the fourth seeded Eagles (13-6).

Steve Galatio scored 13 points to pace Hilton (10-9).

Class A

No. 2 Victor 54, No. 7 Pittsford Sutherland 50

Dan Cromwell scored nine of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for Victor, which rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit. His tip-in with 50 seconds remaining gave Victor a 51-50 lead.

Tim Hadden hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left and secured Victor’s win.

Cromwell also grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked five shots for Victor (17-3).

“We expected it to be tough. Sutherland came out and played well, shot the ball well,” Victor coach Tim DiSanto said.

Victor switched to basic man-to-man defense in the second half and held Sutherland to just 14 points.

Matt Miller scored 16 points and C.J. Lee added 14 points for Sutherland (13-7).

No. 1 Batavia 64, No. 9 Aquinas 49

Michael Chmielowiec scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds and J.T. Gibbons added nine points and seven rebounds for Batavia (18-1).

John Anthony scored 23 points, including four 3-pointers, for Aquinas (9-11).

Aquinas pulled within two points with five minutes left in the game, but Batavia switched to a full-court pressure defense and forced five consecutive turnovers to pull away.

No. 3 Geneva 48, No. 6 Palmyra-Macedon 42 (OT)

J.P. Begly scored four of his eight points in overtime to help host Geneva to the win.

Terrance Cure scored a game-high 14 points, and Jeff Bostic added 11 for the third-seeded Panthers (16-4), who will play No. 2 Victor on Monday.

Chris Milky scored 12 points to lead Pal-Mac, which finishes 14-6.

No. 5 Newark 68, No. 13 Marshall 44

Mychal Wilkes scored 18 of his 27 points in the first half and Scott Smith added 12 points to pace the host Reds (15-5).

Wilkes and Smith combined for 17 points in the second half as Newark outscored Marshall 29-21.

Reid Houston led Marshall with 13 points.

Class CCC

No. 6 Letchworth 75, No. 3 Caledonia-Mumford 65

Jake Backer hit six free throws in the final minute to help secure the win for the visiting Indians (14-8).

Brian Pullyblank scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Brett Shaffer added 12 points and Aaron Hallett added 11 points for host Cal-Mum (14-7).

No. 1 Perry 54, No. 8 Williamson 43

Carl Embury scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half to help Perry (19-2) turn a one-point halftime deficit into an 11-point win.

Justin Klinkman scored 15 points for Williamson (8-12).

No. 2 Marion 82, No. 7 Greece Odyssey 47

Ryan Weser scored 14 of his game-high 30 points in the third quarter in the midst of a 25-10 Marion run.

Kyle Elvin scored eight points had eight assists for the host Knights (15-4).

Weser also grabbed 11 rebounds.

Joe DiMartino scored 19 points to lead the Leopards.

No. 4 Avon 55, No. 5 Byron-Bergen 49

Kyle Olmstead scored 12 points in the first quarter to help the visiting Bees jump to a 23-13 lead. Avon trimmed the lead to five at halftime before Brandon Freeman and Greg Stanton combined for 13 third-quarter points to help the Braves take control. Avon outscored B-B 20-10 in the quarter.

Stanton finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds and Freeman added 14 points and four assists for Avon (14-6).

Olmstead scored 18 for the Bees (11-8).

Class CC

No. 1 Lyons 81, No. 8 Clyde-Savannah 62

Randolph Scott scored 23 points and Clarence Jackson added 20 points for Lyons (18-1).

No. 3 Oakfield-Alabama 71, No. 6 Kendall 53

Jason Jackson scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Dale Buck added 20 points, 11 rebounds and four assists to lead the host Hornets (12-7).

Joe Dorney scored 12 points and Joe Brightly added 11 points for Kendall (10-10).

No. 4 Bloomfield 48, No. 5 South Seneca 46

Junior forward John Eshleman hit two free throws with 2.5 second left to win the game for Bloomfield.

Eshleman had a 3-point play with 30 seconds left to bring Bloomfield (13-7) back. Jacob Eisman hit a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left to re-tie the game for SS (12-8).

SS went on a seven-point run at the start of the fourth quarter until the Bombers’s Kellen Shepard hit a big 3-pointer with three minutes left to get Bloomfield back on track.

Eshleman had nine rebounds and a game-high 19 points for the Bombers.

Class DD

No. 1 Batavia Notre Dame 62, No. 9 Alfred-Almond 39

Curt Anderson scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Bob Martin added 14 rebounds for Notre Dame (16-3). Jason Swinton scored 14 points for the Fighting Irish.

Ryan Yelle and Logan Neill each scored 11 points for A-A.

No. 3 Arkport 52, No. 6 Elba 45

Chris O’Dell had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Arkport (17-4).