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Bishop Maginn-II 68, Fairport 63

Fairport’s charge toward a high school boys basketball state title ended in the Class AA tournament semifinals Saturday afternoon, despite 19 points each by guards Kyle Downey and Kevin Borden.

The Red Raiders rallied from a 13-point deficit during the fourth quarter but fell 68-63 to Albany Bishop Maginn, led by Penn State recruit Talor Battle, at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Downey put the Red Raiders (21-5), Fairport’s first state semifinalist boys team, ahead 55-54 after he grabbed his own missed 3-pointer and scored with 2:45 remaining.

Bishop Maginn answered on its next possession however, as Terron Victoria made a runner. The Griffiths never trailed again and made eight of 10 free-throws attempts during the final 1:03 to stay ahead.

Fairport 16 12 7 28 63
Bishop Maginn-II 10 12 26 20 68

FAIRPORT: Kyle Downey 19, Kevin Borden 19, Mark Bruce 9, Tyler Launer 8, Brian Gebhardt 4, David Kozar 4, Sam Townsend 0, Scott Deady 0, Travis Condello 0.

BISHOP MAGINN: Talor Battle 12, Shimeek Johnson 14, Antonio Davis 9, Bunduka Kargbo 2, Jalaun Taylor 10, Taran Buie 10, Jesse Smith 0, Terron Victoria 11.

3-point goals: Buie, Battle 2, Taylor 3, Downey 3, Borden 2.