Boy's Basketball: Penn Yan and Dundee both fall in home games

Gary Pinneo

Mynderse 56 Penn Yan 43

In a key Finger Lakes East matchup Tuesday evening in Penn Yan, the Blue Devils of Mynderse defeated the hometown Mustangs 56-43. The two teams are battling for second place in the division behind undefeated Newark. With just two weeks left in the regular season, every game is critical. The Blue Devils survived the challenge this time, improving their Finger Lakes East record to 8-2, while Penn Yan falls to 6-3.

The normally proficient Orange and Blue offense was a bit sluggish, racking up only 43 points in this endeavor. Sean Emerson and Tanner Irwin shared scoring honors for the Mustangs with 10 points each. Penn Yan travels to Geneva Friday for another tough game with the rugged Panthers.

Naples 51 Dundee 44

Local high school basketball fans had circled Tuesday, Feb. 3 on their calendars. This was going to be showdown night for the two best basketball teams in the Finger Lakes West League. The Big Green of Naples have enjoyed a stellar season, sporting a perfect 10-0 league record going into this game. They have held down the first place spot all season in the Finger Lakes West. Naples defeated Dundee earlier in the season. The Scots (9-1), looking to move into a first place tie with a victory and avenge their only league loss of the year, were ready for the challenge. Two powerhouse basketball teams ready to do battle with first place on the line. The stage was set.

Unfortunately for the hometown Scots, Naples once again showed why they are undefeated. The Big Green held off the Dundee challenge and defeated their hosts 51-44. Jarrett Butler led the Scots in scoring with 14 points. Geordan Conyers added 10 points. The second place Dundee Scots trail Naples by two games going into the final two weeks of the regular season. The Scotsmen are 11-3 overall. Up next for Dundee, a home game with Red Jacket next Wednesday.