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Fairport beats East in MLK Classic

Staff report

(January 16, 2006) Cory Magee's tip-in with 29 seconds left gave Fairport High a thrilling 56-55 victory over East High in the Martin Luther King basketball classic at the Blue Cross Arena.

Magee, a 6-8 forward headed to Canisius next fall, dominated the fourth quarter and finished with 20 points for the Red Raiders (9-1).

Senior guard Corey McAdam added 16 points for Fairport, whose only loss this season was to Section VI powerhouse Niagara Falls.

Keion Mitchem led East High (10-3) with 18 points but the high-scoring senior was held in check most of the afternoon by Fairport's man-to-man defense.

Fairport trailed the entire game until sophomore Kyle Downey hit a 3-pointer with 2:25 left to give the Red Raiders a 52-50 lead.

Patrick Douglas had a steal and layup to tie the game for East before Mark Bruce hit a pair of free throws to put Fairport ahead by 54-52.

Mitchem's old-fashioned three-point play after a steal and foul gave East a 55-54 lead before Magee's heroics.

East had a final chance after a Fairport turnover but the Red Raiders stole the ball in the final seconds.

In earlier games, Marshall beat Brockport 62-55 and Newark beat Franklin 60-49.