MONDAY ROUNDUP: Bennett and Whitney lead the Geneseo boys past Warsaw for the LCAA D-II title share; Barrett’s career high leads Kendall’s boys past Attica; The Avon boys are descendants of Alexander. | Sports
WARSAW — After falling behind early, visiting Geneseo finished the game on a 55-31 streak as the Blue Devils clinched a share of the LCAA D-II title on Monday night following their 71-51 win over Warsaw.
Junior Ethan Bennett led Geneseo with 29 points and six assists, including 19 in the first half, along with six assists.
Classmate Ryan Whitney had 19 points and six rebounds, including 19 points after intermission.
Senior Luke Kingston added eight points and seven rebounds while senior Josh Perez added six points and four assists and, according to head coach Gregg Hepler, “was a huge leader for us tonight.”
Junior rebounder Eghosa Okpefe had seven rebounds for the Blue Devils.
Warsaw was led by Jake Sawdey who scored 14 points with five rebounds and DQ Johnson-Myers who had 12 points and five steals. Bailey Schell added eight points and nine rebounds for the Tigers.
“We managed to beat a very scrappy and resilient Warsaw team,” coach Hepler said. “I’ve said it many times this season and I’ll say it again, I’m really proud of our guys. They won a division title which I believe hasn’t been done at Geneseo since 2013. I told our guys they should be extremely proud of themselves. Division titles are not easy to find. Especially when you have a division as strong as ours. Our division was as good as I have ever seen it. We will celebrate for 24 hours and resume work tomorrow.
Notre Dame 96, Lyndonville 46
Host Notre Dame improved to 16-3 this season as they traveled to Lyndonville on Monday night at Batavia.
The Fighting Irish used a balanced offense to defeat Lyndonville as Colin McCulley had a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the way.
Also for the Fighting Irish, Ryan Fitzpatrick had 17 points while Jordan Welker added 13 points and seven assists.
Cody Henry had nine points while Bryce Berry and Jay Antinore each scored eight points.
Lyndonville was led by Noah Poler with 21 points while Mason Nicholson added 10 for the Tigers.
The Tigers have fallen to 1-17 this season.
Notre Dame wraps up its regular season on Wednesday night as it takes on Elba at Notre Dame.
The game will be the last game of the regular season for head coach Mike Rapone, whose Fighting Irish will be the No. 1 seed in the Class D2 sections.
Kendall opened the game on a 15-2 streak as they edged past Attica on Monday.
Attica erased a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 51 with 1:38 left, but Kendall was able to get some key defensive stops and close the game on the FT line with 3 of 4 marks. on the section.
Kendall (6-13) was paced by Zach Barrett who posted a career-high 31 points with seven rebounds.
Barrett hit three, 3-pointers and was a perfect 12 of 12 from the free throw strip on the way to his big night.
Braxton Zarpentine added 12 points with six rebounds while Jacek Kwiatkowski scored seven points with six rebounds.
Attica (6-13) was led by Alex Barrett and Cole Harding who both had double-doubles with 14 points and 13 and 14 rebounds respectively. Adam Bukowski added nine points for Attica.
Mount Morris 65, Pavilion 62
A balanced scoreline led MM to the LCAA D-III victory over Pavilion as Mason Santini (20 pts), Stephen Somers (17 pts) and Payton Bownds (16 pts) combined for 53 points as the Blue Devils won a tight game with a gritty Pavilion team.
Santino (10 rebounds) and Bownds (17 rebounds) both finished with a double-double.
Mt. Morris led 34-24 at the half.
Ben Bacon added five points and six assists while Matt Hartigan had five caroms and Kevin DeLoria added seven boards and five assists.
Mt. Morris had 18 points before Pavilion’s Zach Tillotson scored 17 of 24 in the fourth quarter.
“(Tillotson) was as hot as he could get, hitting three, three in fourth,” MM coach Brian Stout said.
Tillotson also added six interceptions and two assists for Pavilion.
Quintin Barrett was “relentless defensively and affected the game in many ways,” clubhouse coach Jack Jeffres said, and finished with five points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Case Cummins added 14 points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists for the Gophers.
Dansville 56, Letchworth 50
The Mustangs clinched the -1 seed in the Class B2 sections with victory over visiting Letchworth on Monday.
Dansville led 29-18 at the half and 44-31 after three.
Dansville (15-4) was led by Drew Morrow’s double-double of 22 points, 14 rebounds and three assists while Jakob Smith added one as well with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Collin Gray added seven points with five rebounds and four assists while Tyler Harris scored seven points and grabbed six caroms. Dawson Wadsworth also contributed well with six points, six assists and three rebounds while Reid Martin knocked down seven boards.
Letchworth was led by Nik Eustace with 16 points while Luke Hanson added 13.
JV rating: Dansville 51 – Letchworth 53
Visiting Avon earned the non-championship road victory Monday as Zach Colvin led the way with 20 points and eight rebounds as the Braves improved to 16-3 on the season.
Avon led 12-6 after one and 27-12 at halftime.
Trevor Stroud also scored in double figures with 12 points while Andrew Rowland added 10 points and seven boards. Michael Rowland added five points with 10 rebounds for Avon.
Avon hosts Livonia on Wednesday night in their regular season finale.
Head coach Rob Fries has his Braves currently sitting at the -2 seed in the C1 class.
“It’s been a long season with lots of stops and starts with Covid and then the weather canceling our games for a week, but hopefully we start playing our best basketball at the right time,” Coach Fries said. “We had five games in eight days to end the season and then we are out for eight days before playing our first section game, so it will be important to remain vigilant. I know how competitive our county has been this year, so hopefully this will prepare us to enter the sections. I’m very proud of our guys and how hard they worked all year. Hopefully some things will go our way and it will be a long sectional ride.
Senior Night was a productive night for Pembroke as the Lady Dragons took the easy win.
Seniors Sydney Johnson and Allie Schwerthoffer both had strong games as Johnson finished with 11 points, four assists and three steals while Schwerthoffer added seven points with 12 rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Johnson connected on three, 3-pointers, while Schwerthoffer opened the game with a three.
Junior Karli Houseknecht led the way with 15 points, nine steals and five rebounds while schoolmate Izzy Breeden added 12 points with five rebounds and three steals.
The Lady Blue Devils led 16-13 at halftime before Eastridge edged them 31-8 after intermission.
Batavia was led by Jaylene Dersham with 13 points and eight rebounds while Isa Walsh added four points.
Jaimin Macdonald added three points and six rebounds for Batavia, which fell to 4-15 on the season.
Pavilion 55, Mount Morris 31
Karlee Zinkievich scored a team-high 17 points as Pavilion beat MM on Monday.
Pavilion led 25-11 after one and 43-16 at halftime.
Lauren Kingsley added 13 points and nine rebounds while Paige Landers scored eight points with six assists.
Kylie Conway and Shea Amberger each added eight points for the Lady Gophers (16-2).
Sierra Somers led all scorers with 23 points for Mt. Morris. She hit five, 3 runs.
Visiting Waterloo, the state’s No. 1 Class B team, got 27 points and 16 rebounds from Giavanna White-Principio in beating Hornell on Monday.
Morgan Caraballo added 22 points while Jazzmyn Lewis added 12 points, nine steals and seven rebounds for Waterloo, which is 19-0.
Selena Maldonado led Hornell with 18 points and three rebounds while Tayghan Doorley scored 10 points with four rebounds and three assists.
Cal-Mum used a strong first-half push and some late hot shots from senior Hailey Morin to take the non-league victory.
Morin hit three 3-pointers, all in the second half, and finished with 11 points.
The Raiders took a 33-7 halftime lead as Hazell Nickerson scored nine of his 11 points.
Reba Kessler used a variety of post and outside moves to score 10 points while Taylor Mills and Maddy Devore added nine points apiece.
The Raiders go 9-10 on the season.