Boys Basketball

Jan. 18: Newark 46, Penn Yan 44

James Burdette, 12 points, Dylan Force, 10 points, Colby Treat and Dylan Yonts, 8 points.

Penn Yan Lady Mustangs split two games

Crunch time is rapidly approaching in the Finger Lakes East Girls basketball race.  With the season winding down, the Penn Yan Lady Mustangs and the Newark Reds appear to be the teams soundly in the hunt for the league title.  Penn Yan defeated their Wayne County opponents earlier in the season.  The next, and final league showdown between the two teams will be this Wednesday evening in Newark.  

The Penn Yan girls had a couple of really tough league games last week leading up to the big showdown.  They won one, but lost the other, putting Penn Yan a half game behind the Lady Reds for first place.

Geneva 46, Penn Yan 42

On Jan. 12 in Geneva, the Penn Yan dropped a tough 46-42 decision to the Lady Panthers, another team in the running for a Finger Lakes East title.  Geneva raced to a 22-12 first half lead, but the scrappy Lady Mustangs battled back to cut the lead to 35-33 after three quarters. 

The hometown Panthers fought off a late Mustang challenge in the final stanza to prevail 46-42.  Rachel Roddenbery was Penn Yan’s top scorer with 15 points.  Emily Simpson added 11 and Morgan Simmons 10.

Penn Yan 38, Wayne 36

The rare league loss made Friday’s encounter with Wayne in Penn Yan even more important.  Once again, Penn Yan fell behind early, trailing 13-7 after one quarter.  But the Mustangs fought back to take a 24-21 lead at the half. 

The see-saw battle continued in the third quarter with Wayne fighting back to tie the game at 30 after 24 minutes.  The two teams exchanged buckets in the fourth quarter for the most part.  Fortunately, Penn Yan scored one more basket than their opponent, and held on for the 38-36 win.  The win was Penn Yan’s 8th in 10 tries in the Finger Lakes East, keeping the spot light on Wednesday’s encounter with the 8-1 Reds.

Penn Yan’s Morgan Simmons had the hot shooting hand for the Lady Mustangs.  She tallied 15 points including 3 trifectas.  Morgan also converted 6 of 8 from the charity stripe.  
Roddenbery grabbed 12 rebounds and scored 6 points.  Kate Disbrow added 6 points.  Defense played a major role in the Penn Yan win.  Ashley Harling sparked a tenacious Mustang defense that kept the Lady Eagles in check.  Wednesday’s first place showdown has all of the components of a “real good one.”

Dundee Lady Scots drop two
The Dundee Lady Scots entered last week’s action sporting a fine 5-1 record in the Finger Lakes West, and hoped to end the week with a good shot at a Finger Lakes West title after games with H.A.C. and Red Jacket.  

HAC 43, Dundee 32

But the results from last week’s efforts would prove to be less than desirable.  The Lady Scots dropped a 43-32 decision to H.A.C. at home Tuesday evening, and also fell to Red Jacket 48-36 on Thursday night in Shortsville.

In Tuesday’s loss, Dundee fell behind 19-5 after one quarter to the visiting Wolves from Brighton, and never could quite recover.  

Rennee Thomas led the Lady Scots with 8 points.  Katie Zebrowskli added 7 points, and also pulled down 9 rebounds.  Probably the top story in this games was, Dundee’s high scoring Casi Strait was held to just 6 points in the contest.  She had been averaging over 24 points per game.

Red Jacket 48, Dundee 36

On Thursday evening in Shortsville, Red Jacket also jumped ahead early.  The hometown Indians raced to a 25-15 first half lead, and cruised to an easy 48-36 triumph.

Strait notched 15 points to pace the Dundee attack.  Thomas once again had a fine game, scoring 10 points.  Brooke Howell added eight points to the Dundee totals.  Dundee falls to 5-3 in the Finger Lakes West with the back to back losses.  They are 6-4 overall. 

Boys Basketball

Geneva 47 Penn Yan 45
The Penn Yan Mustang boys basketball team has been playing some of their best basketball lately.  They had reeled off two wins in their past three games going into last week, and hoped to finish their 2010-1 campaign on a highnote.  Last week, the Orange and Blue cagers continued their season against two, tough Finger Lakes East opponents, Geneva and Wayne. 

The Mustangs battled hard in these two league encounters, but unfortunately come up short in both games.

On Tuesday night in Penn Yan, the local five fell behind the visiting, second place Panthers from Geneva 25-19 after the first 16 minutes.  The local five fought hard in the second half, and tried to make a spirited comeback, but came up just short.  The visitors from Geneva gingerly walked off the court with a hard fought 47-45 victory.

Dylan Yonts paced the Mustang offense in this contest, registering 11 points including 3 for 3 from outside the 3 point arc.

Wayne 75 Penn Yan 51

Friday’s game in Ontario Center did not have the same suspense as Tuesday’s close encounter. Unfortunately for the upstart Mustangs, it had the same overall result.  Wayne outscored the Yates County hardwood contingent in every quarter to walk away with a relatively easy 75-51 victory.  

Penn Yan trailed by just 2 points, 14-12 after one quarter.  The hometown Eagles outscored the Orange and Blue 61-40 the rest of the way.  James Burdette paced the Penn Yan attack with 12 points.  Adam Stork added 11 points.  Colby Treat and Michael Johnson pitched in with 8 and 6 points respectively.
Penn Yan’s season record falls to 2-8 overall, and 1-7 in the Finger Lakes East League.

The Red Jacket Indians journeyed to Yates County to take on Dundee in a key Finger Lakes West contest.

Red Jacket looked to solidify their second place position in the Finger Lakes West and keep alive  their hopes of challenging first place Bloomfield for the league title.  

On the other side, Dundee entered the game with a 4-2 record in the league and a win over Red Jacket would move them back into contention for a possible title.  In a closely contested game, the hometown Scots came very close, but when the final buzzer sounded, Red Jacket came away with a 50-49 win.

Dundee started quickly in this game, racing to a quick 17-10 lead after one quarter, and still held a 22-20 lead at the half.  However, Red Jacket outscored Dundee in the pivotal third quarter to take a narrow 1 point lead after three quarters, 37-36.  

The two teams battled in the final stanza exchanging baskets.  When Dundee’s Max Gorton canned a huge 3- pointer with just 30 seconds remaining, the Scotsmen looked to be in the catbird seat.  But Red Jacket showed their basketball mettle.  The Indians scored from the top of the key, and grabbed a 50-49 victory.

For Dundee, Garrick Conyers topped their scoring sheet with 19 points.  Kyle Woodard contributed 10 points to the Scotsmen’s cause with Joe Tortolon adding 7.  Dundee’s record  stands at 4-3 in the finger Lakes West.  They are 6-3 overall.

he Penn Yan Mustang boys bowling team has dominated the local high school bowling scene for the better part of three seasons.  The high-flying Mustangs routed Newark 7-0 at Doug Kent’s Rosebowl Lanes in Newark  Wednesday.  With the convincing win over one of their top rivals, Penn Yan clinched their second straight Finger Lakes East title.

Dan Fox paced this Orange and Blue bowling onslaught with a 644 series (224).  Derrick Fleischman was close behind with a 613 (233).  Jonah Pielow added a 597 (237).  The Mustangs easily outscored the Reds in the aggregate pin count in this encounter 2,964 pins to 2,748 pins.  The shutout win improved their championship league record to 68-2, 73-4 overall.

On Monday afternoon at Sunset Bowl, the Penn Yan boy’s downed Waterloo 5-2.  This marked the first points allowed by Mustangs in a Finger Lakes League match.  Dan Fox was Penn Yan’s top bowler with a 705 series (267-193-245).  Brother Pete Fox rolled a 618 (246-200).  Derrick Fleischman added a 614 (207-224).  John Ottaviano contributed a 223 and Anthony Ottaviano a 202.  The Mustangs topped the 3,000 total pin mark in this contest with an impressive 3,064 total.

The Lady Mustangs also continued to challenge for a Finger Lakes East title of their own.  They also defeated Newark at the Rosebowl Lanes 7-0 on Wednesday,  and beat Waterloo 5-2 in Border City on Monday.  In the Waterloo match, Brendaya Parsons rolled a 577 series (215-182-180) to pace the Penn Yan girls.  Kara Sage added a 569 (193-213-204).  Shelby Button contributed a 194.

The Lady Mustangs moved into first place in the Finger Lakes East, just ahead of Geneva, with a their 7-0 win over Newark on Wednesday afternoon in Newark.  Brooke Parsons bowled a season high 645 (194-235-214).  Her sister, Brendaya Parsons added a 563 (193-181-189).  Kara Sage contributed a 521 (191).  The Lady Mustangs record improved to 63-7 in the league, 70-6 overall.

Dundee shuts out Naples 7-0
The Finger Lakes West leading Dundee Scot bowling teams registered 7-0 wins over Naples at the Dundee Family Fun Center on Tuesday afternoon.  

The Dundee boys improved their season mark to 69-10 overall, and 58-5 in the  Finger Lakes West with their shutout win.  Southpaw Devon Miller rolled a 594 (213) to lead the Dundee lane assault over the Big Green.  Zach Sullivan contributed a 226 single game in the triumph.  
The Lady Scot keglers also shutout Naples 7-0.  Mary Rainis paced the first place Lady Scots (46-17, 46-10), with a 469 (183).  


Mustangs fall to Newark
The Penn Yan Mustang grapplers dropped a 51-24 decision to the Newark Reds  on Wednesday evening in Newark.  The Mustangs picked up contested wins at 103 lbs, Courtney Lafler by decision.  Also, Nicholas Marchionda registered a win by fall in the 119 lbs. match, Aaron Bodine by pin in the 145 contest, John Martisch by pin in the 171 lb. class, and Reid Castner by decision in the 285 lb. bout.
Penn Yan’s season record now stands at 0-5 in the Finger Lakes East League.  They are 12-17 overall as the regular season winds down.

Dundee downs Lyons 30-15
The Dundee Scotsmen grapplers defeated Lyons 30-15 on Tuesday evening in Lyons.  The Dundee mat triumph was paced by wins from Paul Pollack at 112 lbs. by decision, Ryan Johnston (135 lbs) by pin, and Nick Raplee (152 lbs.) by decision.  Dundee’s record improves to 1-3 in the Finger Laskes West.  They are 3-8 overall.