High School Basketball: Dundee girls pile up wins

Gary Pinneo
Penn Yan's # 32 Ben Covert launching his shot.

The Dundee Scots girl’s basketball team continues to pile up the victories as the regular season rolls toward a completion.

Dundee 57 Naples 37

In Naples Feb. 4, the Scots rolled over the Big Green 57-37. The high-powered Dundee scoring machine was led by Megan Howell’s 16 point effort. Brooke Howell added 15 points and Demi Battin tossed in 14 points.

Dundee 49 HAC 21

Feb. 6 at home, Dundee crushed HAC 49-21 to improve their Finger Lakes West record to 12-1 and 15-1 overall. A 26-2 run in the second quarter decided this contest early on. Demi Battin recorded 16 points to pace the Dundee offense. Megan Howell and Brook Howell added 12 points each. The girls were scheduled to play at Red Jacket Feb. 10 and host Marcus Whitman Friday before wrapping up their season at Romulus Feb. 17.

The Penn Yan Mustang girl’s basketball team continued to find breaking into the winning column to be a tough task. The Orange and Blue girl cagers dropped three more contests last week.

Mynderse 50 Penn Yan 29

In Seneca Falls Feb. 4, Penn Yan was defeated by Mynderse 50-29. The Blue Devils outscored Penn Yan in every quarter to register the win and hand Penn Yan their 12th loss in 13 tries. Liz Wunder scored 16 of Penn Yan’s 29 points. Sydney Bloom scored 5 points.

Geneva 56 Penn Yan 28

Geneva defeated the hometown Mustangs 56-28 Feb. 6. Penn Yan dropped their 10th game in the Finger Lakes East without recording a win. Sydney Bloom topped the Penn Yan scoring ledger with 11 points, including three 3-ponters.

The third game in four days would not change Penn Yan’s basketball luck.

Prattsburgh 49 Penn Yan 27

In a non-league encounter in Penn Yan Feb. 7, Prattsburgh downed Penn Yan 49-27. The Vikings rolled to a 22-1 halftime lead, and never looked back. Kendall Neuberger led the Mustangs in scoring with 5 points, while Kayli Harling added 4 points. Penn Yan’s record falls to 1-14 overall with the loss. They were scheduled to play Midlakes in a weather related make-up game on Monday in Penn Yan, but another snow day will result in a second re-scheduling, and were set to travel to Pal-Mac Tuesday night.

Boy’s Basketball

Mynderse 56 Penn Yan 43

In a key Finger Lakes East matchup Feb. 3 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. 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.

Geneva 74 Penn Yan 58

The Orange and Blue cagers, after playing on a torrid pace during the first half of the season, continued their struggles in the second half dropping a 74-58 decision to Geneva on the road Feb. 6. The loss drops their overall record to 9-6.

Leading the Mustangs in scoring was Ben Covert, with 16 points and Tanner Irwin with 13.

Penn Yan 67 Midlakes 50

After falling to Geneva 74-58 Feb. 6, Penn Yan quickly regrouped to take on Midlakes Feb. 7 in Phelps. This was a makeup game rescheduled from last week because on the February snow. Penn Yan jumped back on the winning track with a big 67-50 win over the hometown Screaming Eagles. After falling behind 17-7 in the first quarter, Penn Yan roared back to outscore their hosts 60-33 the rest of the way. Tanner Irwin scored 17 to lead the Orange and Blue scoring attack. Jake Covert added 15 points, while Sean Emerson and Ben Covert tossed in 14 and 13 points respectively.

Penn Yan improves their season record to 7-4 in the Finger Lakes East. They are 10-6 overall. Up next for Penn Yan, another big showdown with Pal-Mac Tuesday night.

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, 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.

Dundee 51 HAC 40

The Scots defeated HAC 51-40 Feb. 5 in Brighton. Dundee outscored the Wolves 20-5 in the first quarter, and cruised from that point. Geordan Conyers scored 10 points to lead Dundee. Andrew Clark added 9 points while Jarrett Butler and Tyler Kelly tossed in 5 points each. Dundee (10-2, 12-3) will entertain Red Jacket Feb. 11 in Dundee.