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Wilson 60, Fairport 56

Marcus Holmes finished with 22 points to lead Wilson to their tenth straight win, 60-56 over Fairport in a non-league boys basketball game Saturday at Fairport.

“We led by as much as 15 points in the third quarter, but Fairport certainly showed they were a great team, as they came back to within one with a minute and a half to go,” said Wilson coach Chris Connell.

Kevin Downey finished with 29 points for the Red Raiders (11-3), including 11 in the fourth quarter.
“Downey certainly hurt us, but we were able to stop the other two guards, and we knew we’d have to play that type of defense to beat them,” Connell said.

Wilson (12-3) forced 15 Red Raider turnovers using a 2-3 zone defense and press throughout the game.

“The kids responded well under pressure. We had the lead pretty much the entire game and ran our offense as we intended to,” said Connell.

Carlton Smith made two free throws and Holmes hit three in the last minute to seal the win for Wilson.
Fairport had the ball down two with less than a minute to play but turned the ball over with 15 seconds left. Wilson came back down court and Holmes made a layup with eight seconds left to put the game out of reach.

The win avenged a 77-70 Fairport win at Wilson on Dec. 5.

Wilson 14 16 16 14 60
Fairport 9 15 12 20 56

WILSON: Marcus Holmes 22, Stevie Canandy 0, Kwamaine Much 0, Terrence Williamson 2, Daniel Taylor 9, Carlton Smith 13, Jonathan Green 12, Thomas Bell 2.

FAIRPORT: Kyle Downey 29, Scott Deady 2, Mark Bruce 6, Brian Gebhardt 2, Kevin Borden 5, Tyler Launer 7, Travis Condello 0, David Kozar 5.

3-point goals: Green 4, Holmes 4, Downey 5, Borden, Bruce.