Regional rematch for Falls, Fairport
By KEITH McSHEA
News Sports Reporters
Usually when basketball teams advance to the Far West Regionals, coaches are
scrambling around for game tapes as they try to scout their opponents in just
a matter of days.
Niagara Falls and Fairport don't have that problem.
The Class AA teams met last Dec. 10, with Falls winning, 52-50, at Niagara
University. That's the only loss for Fairport (21-1), which meets the
Wolverines (19-4) at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Buffalo State.
Falls knows all about Fairport's inside-outside combo of 6-foot-2 guard Corey
McAdam (18 points per game, nine rebounds per game) and 6-7 forward Cory Magee
(18 ppg, 16 rpg), who has signed with Canisius College.
The Red Raiders also boast 6-5 forward in Kelly Condello (11 ppg). Kyle
Downey, a 5-11 sophomore and younger brother of Canisius College senior Kevin
Downey, came off the bench to hit six three-pointers in Fairport's 66-58
victory over Greece-Athena Wednesday for the Section VI overall Class AA
Fairport has held teams to an average of 51 points per game. Niagara Falls has
prided itself on defense during runs to the final four the last two years and
held Jamestown to 12 points at halftime of its 80-44 rout in the sectional
final. Hot-shooting junior guard Jonathan Flynn, who had 22 points against
Fairport, has had totals of 38, 37 and 26 in the playoffs.
The regionals, in which the winners earn trips to next weekend's state final
four in Glens Falls, are hosted by Buffalo State and begin tonight with the
Class D (6 p.m.) and A (7:30) games. Saturday's early session includes the
Class C (1 p.m.) and B (2:45) games. Admission is $5.
Class A: Sweet Home (19-5), led by senior guard Quentin Hudson and big
guys Daniel Joseph (6-7) and Glenroy Carr (6-6), takes on a Wilson Magnet
(18-6) team which is without one of its best players. Senior and four-year
player Robert Parks is out for the game after having his appendix removed.
Class B: Lackawanna (23-1), which has spent the season near the top of
the state poll, faces hot Penn Yan (13-10), which goes 6-6 and 6-7 up front
and has several three-point threats.
Class C: Randolph (19-5) will shoot for its second final four trip in
three seasons against stingy Campbell-Savona (21-3), which has held opponents
to 39 points per game.
Class D: Clymer (19-3) faces C.G. Finney (22-3), a private Christian
school from Penfield.