Basketball sectional games begin Wednesday

Mike Kelly
The seniors of the Penn Yan girl’s basketball team with their parents on senior night. From left, Megan Lafferty, Larissia Hall, Ashley Walker and Mattie Ponsettie.

As a close game between Penn Yan and Wayne was coming to close Feb. 12, Shane Bloom of Penn Yan took a pass from a free-throw rebound, and threw the ball 60 feet away from the Mustang’s basket to make the critical shot just as the buzzer for the end of the game went off. Penn Yan was trailing Wayne by one point before Bloom made the 3-pointer, putting the Mustangs in the lead and winning the game at almost exactly the same moment a similar shot put the Syracuse Orangemen in the “W” column again. Bloom had a total of three 3-point shots during the game, and the video of the shot has been shared around the internet and on local TV sports broadcasts.

Boys Basketball

Penn Yan 51 Wayne 49

Penn Yan boys basketball defeated Wayne Feb. 12 with a final score of 51-49. Bloom made three 3-pointers in the last two minutes of the game for a total of 16 points. The winning basket made by Bloom was a 60 foot 3 -oint with 0:00 on the clock. Ben Covert made 10 points, and Austin Fingar made 13 points. The Mustangs, who finished their regular season at 7-11, travel to Franklin High School (9-9) in Rochester for a 5 p.m. game Friday, Feb. 21. Penn Yan is seeded No. 5 and Franklin is seeded No. 4.

Naples 54 Dundee 51

The Dundee boys fell to Naples 54-51 Feb. 11 to close out their regular season with a 15-3 record. The Scots, seeded No. 3 in the Class C3 Tournament, will host either No. 6 Oakfield Alabama (11-7) or No. 11 Honeoye (3-15) at 7 p.m. Friday night in Dundee. Dundee Coach Les Miller received the Coach of the Year honors at the Feb. 15 Seeding Banquet.

Girls Basketball

Penn Yan

The Penn Yan Mustangs finished their season Feb. 12 hosting Wayne. Results were not available. The No. 9 seed Mustangs (4-13) face No. 8 seed Dansville (6-12) Feb. 19 in the first round of the Section V Class B1 tournament. The winner plays No.1 seed Pal-Mac (16-2) at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at Pal-Mac.

Dundee 51 Naples 37

Dundee defeated Naples Feb. 11 with a final score of 51-37. Megan Howell led the team with the total of 24 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, and 1 block. Both Tristine Dombroski and Brooke Howell added 10 points. The 6th-seeded Scots (10-8) host 11th seed Marion (5-13) tonight in the first round of the Section V Class C2 Sectional Tournament. The winner will face Clyde-Savannah at 4 p.m. Feb. 22 in Clyde.