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Fairport edges R-H in triple OT

Staff reports

(January 8, 2005) Mallory Kennedy hit a layup with 20 seconds left in the third overtime, then grabbed a game-clinching rebound to boost Fairport past Rush-Henrietta 56-55 in Monroe County basketball Friday.

With five seconds left, Lindsay Dakin missed a shot for R-H and Kennedy gained control to run out the clock.

"Both teams were pressing, both teams shut each other down," said Fairport first-year head coach Scott Forrest

Fairport led by 10 points but R-H rallied in the fourth. Fairport missed a foul shot with five seconds left to go into overtime.

R-H turned up its pressure defense with five minutes left in regulation.

Kennedy had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the Red Raiders. Brittany Wilson grabbed 11 rebounds and Claire Howe added 12 points and five assists for Fairport (7-3).

Lindsay Dakin and Bria Jackson both scored 12 points for the Royal Comets (8-2).

Shenise Johnson and Julie Marriott, the leading scorers on both teams, missed the game because of illness.

Rush-Henrietta12881225855Fairport11916425956RUSH-HENRIETTA: Lindsay Dakin 12, Onica Jones 6, Jaslynn Lee 7, Bria Jackson 12, Samantha Case 2, Kate Faas 6, Alysha Poles 4, Kristen Taliento 6, M. Lewis 0, E. Sweeney 0.

FAIRPORT: Colleen Benoit 5, Jonna Roe 7, Mallory Kennedy 17, Laura Sampson 0, Stephanie Lackey 0, Claire Howe 12, Brittany Wilson 5, Rachel Mattei 6, Caitlin McKinon 4, Beth Herman 0, Nicole Vaughn 0, Lindsey Mathis 0, Vicki Legler 0.

3-pointers: Jackson 3, Dakin 2, Roe, Howe 2. Fouled out: Jones, Howe, McKinon.