Published: December 10,
2005 11:58 pm
Fairport 52-50 at the Cataract Classic
The Niagara Falls boys basketball team got
its biggest scare in a long time, but managed to squeek out a 52-50 win over
Fairport of Section V in the finale of the Cataract Classic.
“That was scary,” NFHS junior guard Johnny Flynn said following the contest.
With just under 30 seconds remaining and constant shadowing on Flynn, Niagara
Falls turned to Kendall Davis for a baseline jumper that came off the rim and
back into his hands when he went back up and drew a foul. Davis went to the
line and hit both free throws to give the Wolverines a 50-48 lead.
The Red Raiders then turned the ball over and were forced to foul Flynn, who
knocked downed a pair of free throws to seal the deal despite a tip-in at the
buzzer from Fairport’s Cory Magee.
“Kendall really showed his leadership on that rebound,” Flynn said. “He won’t
quit — he could’ve moped down the court, but that just shows the fight in
Flynn had 22 points and earned MVP honors despite constant pressure and
numerous defenses designed to slow him down.
“They did a good job defensively,” Flynn said. “They played a triangle and one
on me so I had to work hard.”
Also stepping up for the Wolverines was Tyrell Lynch with 11 points, seven
rebounds and six blocks. Rahshon Tabb added eight points and eight rebounds
and Davis chipped in with six points and four assists.
The Red Raiders were led by their triple threat of Corey McAdam, Cory Magee
and Travis Condello.
McAdam — who earned MVP honors for Fairport — led the way with 21 points while
Magee added 16 points and six rebounds. Condello chipped in with 10 points.
“They (Fairport) really played together. You knew the chemistry was there for
them, but my teammates stepped up tonight,” said Flynn.