HS Sports: Thursday Highlights

HS Sports: Thursday Highlights

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HS Sports: Thursday Highlights

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BUFFALO, N.Y.- Thursday delivered another Yale Cup showdown for boy’s basketball, and it did not disappoint.

McKinley and Middle Early College played a back-and-forth game with high-energy and some jaw-dropping plays. In the end, McKinley finished the game on a 12-6 run to defeat a tough Middle College team, 70-65.

The game’s best play, and perhaps one of the best plays all season – at least, defensively, came in the second quarter.

Middle’s Fred Foster had his pass stolen by Shaquan Jones near mid-court. As Jones went up for the lay-up, Foster, who sprinted from his spot in the opposite corner, slammed his hand against the ball against the backboard. The emphatic, point-saving block brought the house down – even though the game was played at McKinley.

Middle College led 41-39 at halftime.

In the second half, especially late in the fourth quarter, McKinley turned it on.

Jones led the way for the Macks with a game-high 24 points. Devin Morris poured in 15 and Juwan Tolliver dropped 13.

Middle’s Amir Jemes scored a team-high 16, including 11 in the first half. Brian Johnson scored 15 and Foster had 10.

McKinley takes a two-game lead in the Yale Cup standings.

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Round One of the Girl’s Federation Hockey Playoffs:

Lancaster/Iroquois (red jerseys) defeated Amherst/Sweet Home (white jerseys), 5-2, to advance to the semifinals.

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