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03.04.07

Fairport overcomes rival R-H

John Boccacino
Staff writer


March 4, 2007 12:18 am Kyle Downey might be the more recognizable of Fairport's 3-point shooters, but Kevin Borden's making a name for himself as a sharp-shooter.

Borden hit the last of his four "3's" with 1:30 remaining to snap a 53-all tie and propel the Red Raiders to their second straight Class AAA sectional basketball championship, a 64-54 win over rival Rush-Henrietta on Saturday at the Blue Cross Arena at the Community War Memorial.

"I was just wide-open, my teammates got me the ball and I just put a good stroke on it and it went in," said Borden, who finished with a team-high 20 points. "It feels great. There's no better feeling."

Downey earned Tournament MVP honors with 14 points and seven assists and Brian Genhardt added 11 as second-seeded Fairport (19-3) split the four-game season series with R-H (20-3).

"We knew the game-plan a lot because we've already played them three times so we just had to battle. ... We were just able to hit more shots," Downey said.

"We have bragging rights over them in the class and the area."

Dane Miller scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Dezerick Brooks had eight rebounds for the Royal Comets.

Photos by Jen Rynda, Rochester D&C

 

Photos by Jen Rynda, Rochester D&C

 

 

Photos by Jen Rynda, Rochester D&C

 

Photos by Jen Rynda, Rochester D&C