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February 22, 2022 - 10:36pm
posted by James Burns in sports, GCC, Cougars, basketball.

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The GCC Cougars entered the postseason ranked #4 in the nation and kept their championship hopes alive with a 95-74 victory over the North County Community College Saints.

The Saints, based in Saranac, made a game of it in the first half but the Cougars pulled away in the second to secure the victory. 

In the first half, GCC was 0-11 on three-point tries while Saints hit 43 percent of their three-pointers.

​At the end of the first half, the score was Cougars 44, Saints 42.

GCC is 20-4 on the season.

As the second half began the Cougars found their game and slowly walked away from the Saints by hitting their shots, controlling the ball and pace of the game. The Cougars led by 20 with 10 minutes left in the game and easily maintained that lead for the duration. 

The Cougars will play again at home on Saturday at 2 or 3 pm to a team to be determined. Admittance to the game is free.

Anthony Grey was the high scorer for the Cougars with 16 points from off the bench and starter Jalen Willis had 15. 

For more pictures of the game go to jimburns.org

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February 21, 2022 - 10:17pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, basketball.

Post-season for boys and girls basketball begins this week.  Here are the schedules for Genesee County's teams.

In boys basketball:

  • Batavia (7-13), #8 seed, plays #9 seed Livonia (8-12) at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, in the B1 bracket
  • Le Roy (14-6) #2 plays a team yet to be determined at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Le Roy, in the B2 bracket
  • Alexander (7-13) #11 plays #6 Bloomfield (13-7) at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at Bloomfield in the C1 bracket
  • Pavilion (2-18) #11 plays #6 Holley (10-10) at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at Holley in the C2 bracket
  • Pembroke (14-6) #2 plays a team yet to be determined at 7 p.m., Friday, at Pembroke in the C2 bracket
  • Oakfield-Alabama (19-1) #2 plays a team yet to be determined at 7 p.m., Friday, at O-A in the C2 bracket.
  • Byron-Bergen (11-8) #8 plays #9 Red Jacket (11-9) at 7 p.m., Tuesday at Byron-Bergen in the C2 bracket
  • Notre Dame (17-3) #1 plays a team yet to be determined at 7:30 p.m., Friday, at Notre Dame in the D2 bracket
  • Elba (13-7) #2 plays a team yet to be determined at 7 p.m., Friday, at Elba in the D2 bracket

In girls basketball:

  • Batavia (4-16) #7 seed plays #9 North Rose-Wolcott/Sodus (4-16) at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, at Rochester Prep CORRECTION: Batavia plays Greece Odyssey at home at 7 p.m. tonight in the B1 bracket
  • Le Roy (6-14) #9 plays #8 Dansville at 7 p.m., Tuesday at Dansville in the B2 bracket
  • Alexander (11-9) #7 plays #10 Marcus Whitman (9-10) at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at Alexander in the C1 bracket
  • Pembroke 10-10 #7 plays #10 Perry (6-14) at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at Pembroke in the C2 bracket
  • Pavilion (16-2) #1 plays a team yet to be determined at 2 p.m., Saturday, at Pavilion in the C2 bracket
  • Oakfield-Alabama (17-3) #3 plays a team yet to be determined at 2 p.m., Saturday, at O-A in the C2 bracket
  • Byron-Bergen (15-5) #4 plays Keshequa (15-5) #5 at 1 p.m., Saturday, at B-B in the C3 bracket
  • Notre Dame (15-5) #3 plays a team yet to be determined at 7 p.m., CORRECTION: The game time has been changed to 6 p.m., Friday, at Notre Dame in the D1 bracket
  • Elba (14-6) #3 plays #6 Hammondsport (10-9) at 2 p.m., Saturday
February 17, 2022 - 8:51pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Notre Dame, elba, Mike Rapone, sports, basketball.
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It was Mike Rapone's night at Notre Dame and in front of a capacity crowd there to honor the legendary coach, the Fighting Irish emphasized the point with a win over archrival Elba 63-52.

Rapone said he wanted the focus to be where it should be, where it's always been, on the kids, but also admitted it was an emotional night for him.

"It really didn't hit me until tonight," Rapone said. "I've been talking, you know, this is my last year. It hit me tonight. It was pretty emotional."

Rapone coached at Notre Dame for 42 seasons amassing 709 wins (a Section V record), 32 Genesee Region championships, nine Section V championships, and two state championships.

On Wednesday, Jordan Welker led the scoring with 15 points. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Aiden Sisson scored 14 points each and Cody Henry scored 13.

For Elba, Zach Marsciell scored 23 points, hitting four three-pointers along the way.  Conner Scott scored 15 points.

February 15, 2022 - 1:32pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, basketball, pembroke.

Pembroke seniors Allie Schwerthoffer and Sydney Johnson combined for 18 points, eight assists, 14 rebounds, and five steals to help lead the Dragons to a 63-23 win over Holley on Monday.

Schwerthoffer started the game off with a three-point shot and Johnson hit three three-pointers on the night.

Pembroke is now 10-9 on the season.

Scoring:

  • Karli Houseknecht 15 points one assist, five rebounds, nine steals
  • Izzy Breeden 12 points, two assists, five rebounds, three steals
  • Sydney Johnson 11 points, four assists, two rebounds, three steals
  • Allie Schwerthoffer seven points, four assists, 12 rebounds, two steals

Also in girls basketball on Monday:

  • Batavia lost to Eastridge 44-24.  Jaylene Dersham scored 13 points for the Blue Devils and grabbed eight rebounds.
  • Pavilion beat Mount Morris 55-31. Karlee Zinkievich scored 17 points for Pavilion. Lauren Kingsley scored 13, and Paige Landers, Kylie Conway, and Shea Amberger scored eight each

In boys basketball:

  • Alexander lost to Avon 57-42
  • Mount Morris beat Pavilion 65-62
February 14, 2022 - 9:34am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Notre Dame, sports, basketball, Mike Rapone.

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After 42 seasons, 708 wins (a Section V record), 32 Genesee Region championships, nine Section V championships, and two State championships, Notre Dame's Mike Rapone will be honored before Wednesday evening's basketball game at the high school.

Game time is 7 p.m.

Rapone is a 1971 graduate of Notre Dame and also served as the school's athletic director.

His coaching career began in 1978 as JV coach.

In 1981, he became varsity coach. The team was just two years removed from a 1-17 season yet Rapone helped guide the team to its first of 17-straight Genesee Region championships, a Section V title, and a win in the Far West Regional Championship.

The GR championship streak was broken in 1998 but Rapone's teams won 14 of the next 16 GR titles.

Submitted photos. Top photo, Mike Rapone as a player with Notre Dame.

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Mike Rapone in 2008

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Coach Mike Rapone with his son Mikey in 2002.

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Coach Mike Rapone, 1979.

February 14, 2022 - 9:18am
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, basketball, oakfield-alabama.

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After 17 straight wins to start the 2021-22 season, Oakfield-Alabama fell to Wheatland-Chili (15-3) on Friday 62-54.

Kam Cusmano scored 16 points for the Hornets. Gaige Armbrewster scored 13 and Kaden Cusmano scored 12.

Photos by Kristin Smith. For more, click here.

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February 12, 2022 - 4:57pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Shooting for a Cure, pembroke, sports, basketball.

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The Pembroke High School girls basketball team hosted its 11th Annual Shooting for a Cure game on Friday night and raised more than $23,000 for cancer research.

The event has now raised more than $225,000 in its history, making it one Roswell Park's largest community-based fundraisers.

In the game, Oakfield-Alabama beat the Dragons 58-38. Olivia Breeden scored 12 points for the Dragons. Allie Schwerthoffer scored 10.  

For the Hornets:

  • Kelsey Schlagenhauf. 13 points, 10 rebounds three steals, three assists 
  • Caitlin Ryan.  13 points, eight rebounds, four steals 
  • Brooke Reding. 12 points, 
  • Makena Reding.  six points, eight assists, three steals
  • Piper Hyde six pts., two steals

In other girl's basketball on Friday:

  • Notre Dame beat Wheatland-Chili 44-10. 
  • Elba beat Lyndonville 51-35. Sydney Reilly and Kennedy Augello each scored 15 points for Elba. Laci Sewar and Dakota Brinkman each scored nine points.
  • Avon beat Le Roy 48-32. Kailyn Tresco scored 21 points for Le Roy.
  • Batavia beat Greece Odyssey 61-53. Jaylene Dersham scored 22 points for Batavia and pulled in 13 rebounds. She also had four steals. Julia Clark scored 15 points.

In boys basketball, Batavia beat Greece Odyssey 65-47. Tanner Mountain scored 14 points, Carter McFollins scored nine, and Javin McFollins scored eight.\

Photos by Kristin Smith. For more, click here.

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February 11, 2022 - 11:00am
posted by Press Release in pembroke, basketball, sports, Shooting for a Cure.

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Press release:

The Pembroke Jr/Sr High School Girls’ Basketball Team will host its 11th annual Shooting For A Cure! event versus Oakfield-Alabama tonight at the high school located at the corner of Routes 5 and 77 (8750 Alleghany Road) in Pembroke, New York. The doors open at 5:00 PM, and admission is free. The JV game begins at 5:30, and varsity starts at 7:00. In addition to the many ways supporters may contribute during the event, the team is accepting donations online. This year, the team hopes to add to the more than $200,000 raised since the inaugural game in 2011. Because of unwavering local support, Shooting For A Cure! has become one of Roswell Park’s largest community-based fundraising events. 

While fundraising is an important part of the event, it is not the primary focus. The 2011-2012 varsity team held their first Shooting For A Cure! to support Toni Funke, wife of Coach Ron Funke, and others affected by breast cancer. To honor additional survivors, current patients, and families of those who have battled cancer, the varsity halftime program recognizes people from all of these groups. It is a moving tribute to anyone who is fighting, has beaten, or has lost the battle against cancer.  Anyone who would like to support the cause is encouraged to do so by coming to the event or by visiting the Shooting For A Cure! donation page here.  

While the varsity roster changes from year to year, the event holds a special place in the hearts of every Shooting For A Cure! team. This year, team captain Allie Schwerthoffer stated, “My teammates and I are developing through this game and learning what it means to give back. Our goal is to raise as much money as we can for Roswell and cancer research, but this game has a much wider impact. Our team, and every other student who helps out, learn the importance of paying it forward, and we get so proud of the event before it is even over.”

Captain Sydney Johnson added, “Whenever I go to the game, it’s always an overwhelming feeling. When we can say, ‘We did that, we just helped someone who needed it the most,’ that’s probably my favorite part, knowing that this game is truly helping other people.”

On Friday, in addition to showing support through attendance, those wishing to contribute to the fundraiser will have several options, including buying raffle tickets and purchasing food and beverages. Burnin’ Barrel BBQ, Buttercrumbs Bakery, Homeslice 33 Pizzeria, and Tim Hortons will be providing concessions, and Hershey’s Ice cream and Original Pizza Logs will be sold as well.

The generous support of local benefactors has made the event possible. In addition to individual supporters, the 2021-2022 Shooting For A Cure! business and organization donor list includes 26Shirts, ACES Foundation, ADPRO Sports, Advance Auto Parts, Alleghany Services, Avalon Sports, Batavia’s Original, Bourbon & Burger, Buffalo Bandits, Buffalo Sabres, Burnin’ Barrel BBQ, Buttercrumbs Bakery, C.B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Covered Wagon Promotions, Crickler Vending, Cross Training Athletics, Dave & Adam’s Card World, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dollars for Scholars, Dry Creek Group, Eli Fish Brewing Company, Five Guys, Game of Throws, Genesee Feeds, Haun Welding Supply, Hershey’s Ice Cream, Homeslice 33 Pizzeria, Insty-Prints, Island’s Hawaiian Grill, Jessica Foos Photography, Jim’s Steakout, Knockaround Sunglasses, Linda’s Family Diner, M&T Bank, Main St. Pizza, Maurice’s, Michael Napoleone Foundation, Mighty Taco, Original Pizza Logs, Overhead Door of Batavia, Pembroke Youth Association, Pesci’s Pizza and Wings, Pizza 151, Pudgie’s, Rhino & Ace, Roman’s, Ron& Newt’s Sales & Service, Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Seaman’s Hardware, Settler’s, Sincerely Kayla Photography, Spa at Artemis, Subway, Target, Terry Hills, The YNGoddess Shop, Tim Hortons, Valle Jewelers, Valu Home Center, and YMCA of Batavia. Businesses or organizations wishing to donate to this year’s event should contact Mike Wilson by calling 716.949.0523. 

For more information about Shooting For A Cure! please go to:

February 9, 2022 - 7:11pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, basketball, Batavia HS, batavia.

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Jaylene Dersham scored 20 points on Tuesday to help Batavia beat Greece Arcadia 49-29 in girls basketball.

Jaimin Macdonald scored 12 points.

Photos by Steve Ognibnee. To view or purchase photos, click here.

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February 8, 2022 - 10:31pm

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The old Genesee County Courthouse will be lit up for the next of couple nights in honor of the annual "Shooting for a Cure" pink basketball game this Friday night at Pembroke High School. 

Proceeds will go to cancer research for Roswell Park in Buffalo.

February 7, 2022 - 10:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in pembroke, sports, basketball, notify.

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All-time scoring leaders, school records, championships, a legacy of excellence, determination, and hard work -- the Johnson family has made a lasting impression of Pembroke girls basketball.

That's the impression you get when you look at the legend of Top 10 scorers in girls basketball on the Pembroke gym, which contains three Johnson names: Breanna, with 814 points, Mackenna, 678 points, and Aralyse, 618 points.

Then there are the two championship basketballs in the trophy case, both with the name "Johnson" on them.

Finally, there is the current roster with senior Sydney on the team that is coached by father Jamie, along with Breanna and Aralyse.

Breanna is no longer the school's all-time scoring leader (Serene Calderon surpassed her last season when she finished her career with 831 points), and Aralyse is still the school's all-time rebound leader with 639, and Mackenna leads all-time in assists with 308 points.

At one time, Breanna, the oldest of the sisters, held all but one of the key girls basketball records and she also helped lead the team to its first Section V title challenge. Her mom Shannon said that was one of her proudest moments in the family's sports history. 

"She did anything that (then-coach) Mike Wilson asked her to do," Shannon said. "Just watching her do that -- and I think easily she could have broken 1,000 (points) --  but every game she wanted to make sure every person scored. She could have been somebody who could have walked around with her head high and just bragging but the day that Serene broke her record, (she was) here and taking pictures with (Serene), I think for me, just watching her walk around as somebody who could have just been a snot and she was just so humble, I think for me, that was a proud moment."

All the girls, mom said, have that kind of character, and that means more to her than the athletic accomplishments.

Breanna may have led the way for the girls to make their marks in basketball -- a legacy that eventually helped Pembroke win back-to-back Section V titles in 2019 and 2020 when Mackenna was a junior and a senior -- but the athletic pace of the family was set by father Jamie, a 1991 graduate who excelled as a Dragon in football, baseball, and basketball.

He started coaching youth baseball in high school and as his girls came of age for sports, he naturally fell into coaching them in Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball and other travel leagues.

For the past few seasons, he's been the Dragons football coach, and last year he took over the girls varsity program in basketball.

Both Breanna and Aralyse said they love coaching and that dad set the example.

"When I finished college, I came home and I started coaching with an offseason AAU team and  I just loved helping the girls learn to play," Breanna said. "I started out with a sixth-grade team. They were younger and still learning so I've stayed with them. I love teaching and helping the girls learn to play the game."

Aralyse said her father definitely inspired her as a player and coach.

"So many people hate being coached by their parents," Aralyse said. "I had my dad for one year when I played travel basketball and I couldn't imagine a better coach at that point. I think his consistency, and just seeing his determination and his hard work and everything he does is really inspiring.

"He's always been constant in support whether we have a bad game or a good game, he's always there to either congratulate us or tell us what we could have done better or different."

Breanna is 25 and majored in biology at Clarkson University. Aralyse is 24 and is an event coordinator after attending Johnson & Wales University.

It's watching young athletes grow that drew Jamie to coaching, he said. 

"I like the connections you make with the kids and the improvement that you get to see," Jamie said. "They come in sometimes with raw skills and you get to watch them develop, and watch them gain confidence in the skills and the new skills that they're learning."

Basketball has always been part of the Johnson household, the girls said, especially after Breanna took up the sport as a young girl.  She led the way, her younger sisters said, and Jamie was an immediate inspiration with his deep knowledge of the game.

"It definitely gave me something to look up to with both my older sisters playing before me and my dad (coaching)," said Mackenna, who has continued her basketball career at GCC, where she's in a natural sciences program in environmental biology with hopes of becoming a park ranger or DEC officer. "They all really helped me set goals and helped me work towards those goals, and it brings us a lot closer together. It's our whole life."

Sydney, of course, had three older sisters to guide her toward the game.

"Since the time I was three years old, I'd be going to basketball games and going to my sister's tournaments or even just the high school games. I was always here," Sydney said. "I started just going to my sisters' open gyms or practices and just shooting on the side while they were actually practicing. Ever since then I fell in love (with the game)."

In the Johnson household, Shannon said, post-game film review among the girls and their father has been a regular undertaking.

"I guess (it means a lot to me) just watching them take after their father, seeing the things that he loved, and we've all let them try," Shannon said. "They have tried everything from gymnastics to competitive dance to softball, everything. They take after their dad, like coming home after a game and wanting to watch the game again and go through it with Dad what we did wrong, what we did well. Watching them strive to be like him and be dedicated like him; I think that's one thing that means a lot to me."

As a dad and coach, Jamie gives his girls most of the credit for what they've accomplished on and off the court.

"They have, I don't know what to call it, an inner drive that, you know, they want to be the best of everything," Jamie said. "So they put in the work, they put in the time, and they really just have that inner drive, I don't know how else to explain it."

Jamie said he is the proud coach and father.  His girls have set records, won titles, set a good example for their friends and classmates, and set themselves on solid career paths.  But he's most proud, he said, that his girls have good character.

"I'm proud of how the girls carry themselves in all the things that they do, whether it be at work or at school or in sports," he said.

Top photo: The Johnson basketball family of Pembroke: Sydney, Shannon, Aralyse, Breanna, Jamie, and Mackenna.

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Mackenna with her mother Shannon while Shannon tracks team statistics during a game at Pembroke.

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Sydney Johnson

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Pembroke Head Coach Jamie Johnson along with his assistants, daughters Aralyse and Breanna, during a recent game.

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Mackenna Johnson taking a shot during the Shooting for a Cure game in 2017. This year's Shooting for a Cure game is Friday. Photos by Howard Owens.

February 6, 2022 - 2:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in basketball, sports, oakfield-alabama.

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Oakfield-Alabama beat Lyondonville in girls basketball on Saturday, 68-34.

Scoring for O-A:

  • Makena Reding, 12 points,  five assists, three steals
  • Kelsey Schlagenhauf, 11 points, 11 rebounds, nine steals   
  • Caitlin Ryan, 11 points 11 rebounds,  five steals, three blocks
  • Alea Groff, 11 points, six rebounds
  • Brooke Reding, 10 points
  • Emma Wray,  six points

Also in girls basketball on Saturday, Alexander beat Wheatland 68-12

In boys basketball, Byron-Bergen lost to Wheatland-Chili, 61-52

Photos by Kristin Smith. For more, click here.

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February 4, 2022 - 6:20pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in basketball, sports, Alexander, oakfield-alabama.

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Oakfield-Alabama beat Alexander in girls basketball on Thursday night, 55-49.

For the Hornets:

  • Caitlin Ryan   13 points., 8 rebounds
  • Brooke Reding    13 points., 7 assists, 3 steals
  • Makena Reding   10 points., 2 steals
  • Kelsey  Schlagenhauf   9 points., 7 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists

For the Trojans:

  • Riley Powell  14 points.
  • Natalie Whitmore  13 points.
  • Melanie Pohl  10 points.
  • Emma Kramer 10 points

"This was an incredibly well played high school game, said O-A head coach Jeff Schlagenhauf. "Both teams played at a very high level. This was a great win for our kids. Marcia's teams are  extremely well coached and they play hard from start to finish. I think the largest lead tonight was 6 points."

Photos by Kristin Smith. For more, click here.

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February 3, 2022 - 3:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, basketball, oakfield-alabama.

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And now they're 15-0.

Oakfield-Alabama's flawless season in boys basketball rolled forward on Wednesday with a 69-39 win over Holley.

Stats:​

  • Kam Cusmano, 24 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks
  • Gaige Armbrewster, 16 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists
  • Kyle Porter, 8 points
  • Kaden Cusmano, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks

Also on Wednesday in boys basketball:

  • Pavilion beat Keshequa, 62-37
  • Byron-Bergen beat Elba, 69-64
  • Le Roy lost to Geneseo, 52-40
  • Notre Dame beat C.G. Finney, 76-49
  • Pittsford-Sutherland beat Batavia 50-48. Carter McFollins scored 14 points, Javin McFollins and Sawyer Siverling has 11 each.

In girls basketball, Le Roy beat Letchworth, 51-30

Photos by Kristin Smith.  For more click here.

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February 1, 2022 - 5:26pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in basketball, sports, pembroke.

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Freshman Olivia Breeden scored a career-high 21 points to help lead the Pembroke Dragons over Albion, 59-38, in girls basketball on Monday.

Breeden also had two steals.

Karli Houseknecht scored 11 points and had five steals, while Sydney Johnson scored nine points, had four assists, three steals and a blocked shot.  Izzy Breeden scored seven points and had four rebounds.

Photos by Howard Owens

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February 1, 2022 - 1:38pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, basketball.

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The Hornets continued their unbeaten ways -- now 14-0 on the season -- with a convincing win over Pavilion on Monday night, 87-31.

Scoring for Oakfield-Alabama:

  • Gaige Armbrewster, 19 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists
  • Kam Cusmano, 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals
  • Jordan Schlagenhauf, 10 points
  • Cooper Colantonio, 9 points
  • Kaden Cusmano, 8 points, 4 assists

Also in boys' basketball on Monday:

  • Byron-Bergen beat Attica, 65-45
  • Geneseo beat Alexander, 54-53
  • Le Roy beat HAC 71-56

Photos by Kristin Smith. For more photos, click here.

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January 29, 2022 - 12:59pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, basketball.

Pembroke beat Lyndonville in girls basketball on Friday, 64-63.  Izzy Breeden and Sydney Johnson each scored 14 points.  Breeden had four rebounds and Johnson, three, along with five assists. Karli Houseknecht had 12 points and five steals. Elle Peterson scored five points and had eight rebounds. "Pembroke jumped out to a big first lead," said Head Coach Jamie Johnson. "Lyndonville played tough and slowly got back into it and tied the game up with 1:01 left in the game on a 3-pointer by Ella Lewis. Sydney Johnson was fouled with no time left on the clock and made the first of 2 free throws to secure the win."

Also in girls basketball on Friday:

  • Notre Dame beat Attica 49-35
  • Warsaw beat Le Roy 36-33. Kailyn Tresco scored 10 points and had seven rebounds. Lindsey Steffenilla scored nine points and had seven rebounds. Corina Dunn had 10 rebounds.
  • Elba beat Holley 49-19. Sydney Reilly scored 13 points.
  • Oakfield-Alabama beat Byron-Bergen 55-37. Kelsey Schlagenhauf scored 16 points and had 14 rebounds. Caitlin Ryan scored 14 points and scored 10 points. MaKena Reding scored 13 points.

In boys basketball:

  • Le Roy beat Warsaw 69-39
  • Cal-Mum beat Pavilion 71-37
  • Arcadia beat Batavia 55-40. Carter McFollins scored 11 points and Javin McFollins scored 10 points.
January 28, 2022 - 7:31pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, basketball, oakfield-alabama, byron-bergen, video.
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Oakfield-Alabama continued to run the table in the 2021-22 hoops season -- they're now a perfect 13-0 -- with a 69-51 win over Byron-Bergen at home on Thursday night.

Kam Cusmano scored 19 points for the Hornets, while Kyle Porter scored 18, and Gaige Armbrewster scored 13.

For the Bees, David Brumsted scored 13 and Colin Martin scored 12.

Also in boys basketball on Thursday,

  • Elba beat Holley 50-29
  • Notre Dame beat Attica 64-60
  • Pembroke beat Lyndonville 69-33
  • Pavilion fell to Mount Morris 53-44

There were no local girls'd basketball games on Thursday.

January 28, 2022 - 2:45pm
posted by Press Release in Shooting for a Cure, pembroke, basketball, sports.

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Press release:

The Pembroke Jr./Sr. High School Girls’ Basketball Team will host its 11th annual Shooting For A Cure! event versus Oakfield-Alabama on Friday, February 11, 2022, at 7:00 PM at the high school gym located at the corner of Routes 5 and 77 (8717Alleghany Road) in Pembroke, New York. Admission is free. The team asks that attendees make a donation of any amount as they enter the facility, and all donations go to Roswell Park to support research efforts. In addition to donations at the door, all proceeds from raffle tickets, concession sales, and apparel sales go directly to Roswell Park. To date, Shooting For A Cure! has raised over $200,000 and has become Roswell Park’s largest independent, community-based fundraising event.

The event began over a decade ago when the team approached then head coach Mike Wilson with an idea; they wanted to show their support for Toni Funke, wife of former coach and Pembroke teacher Ron Funke, in her battle against breast cancer by hosting a game in her honor which would bring the community together to raise awareness and funds for cancer research at Roswell Park. This season, the team hopes to add to the $200,000 the event has generated and donated since 2011, by continuing this benevolent Pembroke tradition.

At this present time, in accordance with NYS guidelines, we kindly ask that all attendees wear a mask when entering the school that evening.

Direct online donations are now being accepted in support of this year’s Shooting For A Cure! at: http://give.roswellpark.org/goto/shooting-for-a-cure-11. In addition, the team is seeking donations from the community in the form of items to include in various raffles, as well as food, beverages, and merchandise that can be offered for sale during the event.  All of the proceeds will benefit cancer research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The 2021-2022 Shooting For A Cure! donors list already contains many businesses and organizations, including 26Shirts, ADPRO Sports, Buffalo Bandits, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Burnin’ Barrel BBQ, Buttercumbs Bakery, Clarence Deli, Five Guys, Genesee County YMCA, Hershey's Ice Cream, Homeslice 33 Pizzeria, Knockaround Sunglasses, Linda's Family Diner, Original Pizza Logs, Pesci's Pizza, Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Salvatore’s, Terry Hills, Tim Horton's. Businesses and organizations wishing to make a donation for this year’s event should contact Mike Wilson, the Shooting For A Cure! coordinator at Pembroke, by calling 716.949.0523.

For more information, please go to:          

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/PemGBBPinkGame/

Twitter, https://twitter.com/pemgbb_pinkgame

Pinterest, https://www.pinterest.com/shooting4acure/

Team Roswell, http://give.roswellpark.org/goto/shooting-for-a-cure-11

January 21, 2022 - 2:48pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, basketball, elba, pembroke.

The Lady Lancers defeated the Lady Dragons on Thursday night 59-44.

Dakota Brinkman scored 17 points for Elba and Laci Sewar scored 15 points.  Sewar had 11 rebounds and Brinkman 10.

For Pembroke, Ellie Peterson scored 15 points.

Also in girls basketball:

  • Byron-Bergen beat Alexander 43-34
  • Kendall beat Notre Dame 33-19

There were no local boys' basketball games on Thursday.

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