The Penn Yan Mustang boy’s basketball team picked up a big Finger Lakes East League victory on Tuesday night in Phelps.
Penn Yan 74 Midlakes 63
The Mustangs upended the Midlakes Screaming Eagles 74-63 to stay in the hunt for the league title with Mynderse and Wayne. The win for the Orange and Blue also avenged an earlier January loss to the Screaming Eagles in Penn Yan. Mynderse and Wayne are 12-1 and 11-1 respective in Finger Lakes East play. Penn Yan is 8-3. The Mustangs will play both Mynderse and Wayne this coming week as the regular season draws to a close. Penn Yan’s overall record stands at 13-4.
Senior Desmond Battin led the Mustang offense Feb. 6 against Midlakes. He tallied 24 points. Ben Emerson added 17 points and Dylan Stape chipped in 13 points.
Marcus Whitman 46 Red Jacket 41
The Marcus Whitman Wildcat boy’s basketball team jumped back on the winning track Feb. 6 at home against Red Jacket. After suffering their first loss in Finger Lakes West League play over the weekend, the Wildcats rebounded to defeat Red Jacket 46-41. Whitman holds a 3-game lead in the conference going into the final week of the regular season. They are 12-1 in the West and 14-3 overall.
Seth Benedict paced the Wildcat victory with 15 points. Riley McLoud added 12 points.
Naples 55 Dundee 50
The Big Green from Naples handed Dundee a 55-50 loss in Dundee Feb. 6. The loss drops Dundee’s record in the Finger Lakes West to 2-11. They are 4-12 overall with the regular season rapidly coming to a conclusion.