This week’s basketball action included hard-fought games from Penn Yan, Dundee, and Marcus Whitman.
Dundee 44 South Seneca 39
The Scots found victory after travelling to South Seneca Thursday, bringing Dundee to 6-8 in their season. Dundee’s Logan Salvatore scored 21 points while Steven Webster added 15 points to the team’s effort. The Scots’ next game is Jan. 29 at home against Honeoye.
Penn Yan 60 Midlakes 54
Penn Yan beat out Midlakes in an electrifying game Friday night filled with aggressive competition that saw players on both sides sliding across the court, though no injuries were incurred by either team. Penn Yan came out on fire, taking an 8-0 lead within the first minute of the game and leading 18-10 at the end of the first. Penn Yan’s efforts seemed to slow through the second and third periods as they were consistently held up by Midlakes’ defense and the Eagles began to outpace the Mustangs in scoring. By the end of the third, Penn Yan’s lead had dwindled to a single point at 41-40. Several key takeaways in the fourth reignited Penn Yan’s earlier gusto and they managed to come out on top by the sound of the final buzzer.
For the Mustangs, Devon Gerhardt scored 15 points (including 5 3-pointers), Mason Kuver scored 13 points and Brennan Prather scored 10 points. The win brings Penn Yan to 6-6 in the season.
Livonia 46 Marcus Whitman 44
The Whitman Wildcats narrowly lost to Livonia Friday. The score was tied at 44-44 with just 11 seconds left in the game when Livonia’s Steffan Gwyn managed to sink a tie-breaking basket. Whitman drove to the net and got a final shot off as the buzzer sounded, but the potential 3-pointer ultimately circled the rim and hopped out, dashing Whitman’s hopes at snagging victory in the close game. Whitman’s Liam Prendergast scored 17 points and 10 rebounds and Noah Hildreth added 11 points. The loss brings Marcus Whitman to 9-5 in the season. Whitman’s next game will be on 1/29 at home against Rochester Prep.
Penn Yan 44 Haverling 41
Penn Yan beat Haverling Friday, bringing the Mustangs’ season to 7-6. For Penn Yan, Mason Kuver scored 18 points. Devon Gerhardt, Brennan Prather and Kyle Berna each added 6 points to the Mustangs’ score. This week, Penn Yan has away games on Jan. 28 at Geneva and Jan. 31 at Newark.
Midlakes 54 Penn Yan 52
The Lady Mustangs lost to Midlakes Friday night, dropping their record to 7-5 for the season. Penn Yan’s Ashley Sisson scored 14 points with 7 rebounds, Jenna Curbeau scored 13 points and 6 rebounds, Sierra Harrison scored 12 points and Joddie Decker added 8 points and 7 assists. Check back next issue for the results of P.Y.’s rescheduled game against Rush-Henrietta on Jan. 27. The girls’ next game is on Jan. 29 against Geneva.
South Seneca 34 Dundee 18
Friday night, the Lady Scots lost to South Seneca by a score of 34-18. Makenzie Cratsley led Dundee with 6 points, 14 rebounds and 3 steals. Mackenzie Strait added 5 points and Trisha Edmister added 3 points. The Lady Scots’ next game will be on Jan. 30 at Red Jacket High School.
Marcus Whitman 59 HAC 40
Whitman took down HAC Friday, bringing their season to 10-3. For the Wildcats, Ari Beverly scored 19 points and snagged 3 steals. Also for Whitman, Katie Deatherage scored 14 points, Madddie Ryan scored 9 points and Emily Paddock added 6 points. Check next week’s issue for the results of Whitman’s game at home against South Seneca on Jan. 28.