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HS boys basketball: Fairport stifles rally by Athena

Staff reports

(December 31, 2004) The Fairport boys basketball team will enter the new year undefeated after escaping with a 66-61 victory over Greece Athena in the championship of the Fairport Holiday Tournament on Thursday.

The Red Raiders led for most of the game, but the Trojans rallied in the fourth quarter and trailed 64-61 in the final minute. Athena, which outscored Fairport 18-11 in the final quarter, missed a tying 3-pointer with 20 seconds remaining.

Corey McAdam made two free throws with 16 seconds left to seal it for Fairport (6-0).

Matt DiPerna, who finished with eight points, hit two 3-pointers in the third quarter as Fairport took a 55-43 lead.

"We got on a good run there in the third quarter," Fairport coach Scott Fitch said.

Fairport will have a tough schedule next week as it plays Gates Chili on Wednesday and at Rush-Henrietta next Friday.

Cory Magee scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds to earn MVP honors for Fairport.

Nick Mueller scored 13 points to lead Athena (6-3).

Fairport1619201166Greece Athena1413161861FAIRPORT: Cory Magee 13, Matt DiPerna 8, Rob Hernandez 10, Steve Hare 2, Matt Lostumbo 8, Scott Rogerson 6, Neil Hallimen 4, Kelly Condello 7, Corey McAdam 4, Matthias VonHeydebrand 4.

GREECE ATHENA: Nick Mueller 13, Levar Goff 6, Steve Kerr 16, Adam Brown 11, Ricky Wallace 6, Jaymes Keenan 3, Jason Smith 5, Mike Kerr 0, Ryan Novitski 1, Rob Tisa 0.

3-point goals: DiPerna 2, Rogerson 2, S. Kerr 2, Mueller.

All-Tournament: Lostumbo, Goff, Mueller, Terryl Smith-Ashford (Edison).