Top seed knocks Penn Yan out of sectional tournament

Gary Pinneo

PENN?YAN?43

WATERLOO 36

The Penn Yan Mustang Boy’s Basketball team defeated the Waterloo Indians 43-36 in the opening round of the Section V Class BB tournament in Waterloo last Tuesday evening. 

The two teams, Finger Lakes East D-II rivals, had split two regular season games during the year. 

Penn Yan racked up a 61-34 win at home on Jan. 11 and the Indians defeated Penn Yan 52-41 last Wednesday in Waterloo. 

Waterloo’s win last week gave the Indian’s the number eight seed in the tournament and secured a home game. 

Penn Yan was given the number nine seed which meant the two teams would meet again in the first round. 

This time the rematch went the Mustang’s way.

Waterloo held a slight two point lead at the half 18-16, but the Mustangs outscored their hosts 27-16 in the second half to come away with the win. 

James Willson led the Penn Yan attack with 18 points including 10 in the 3rd quarter. Michael Worden added 11 points and Ethan Kamholtz  eight points. 

The win propelled the Mustangs (9-12) into the quarterfinals against the number one seed Charlotte team on Friday night, Feb. 22 in Rochester.

CHARLOTTE 63 

PENN YAN 38

The Mustang Cager season came to a quick end on Friday in Rochester with a 63-38 loss to number one seed Charlotte in the Class BB quarterfinal game played in Rochester. 

Charlotte dominated the game early leading 23-12 after one quarter, 42-18 at the half, and 61-29 after three quarters. 

James Willson once again was Penn Yan’s leading scorer with 16 points. Joe Colaneri added seven points.

The Penn Yan boy’s team finished their 2007-8 campaign with a 9-13 record.