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Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014: Westhill, Troy, Mount Vernon score wins

   Leading off today: Junior guard Jordan Roland scored 29 points, including nine in the game's final three minutes, to lift Westhill to a 62-54 boys basketball win over Bishop Ludden on Friday.

   Ludden is ranked seventh in the state in Class A and Westhill is No. 1 in Class B.

   Roland and Tyler Reynolds combined for 15 points in the first quarter to stake Westhill to a 20-15 lead.

   Ludden went on an 11-2 run after Reynolds picked up his fourth foul late in the third quarter. He fouled out midway through the fourth quarter, finishing with 14 points, but Roland seized control starting with a 3-pointer with 2:48 to play to make it 55-47.

   Working overtime in Troy: Troy rattled off the first seven points of overtime and defeated Troy Catholic Central 81-73 in the Section 2 boys basketball game of the night.

   Catholic Central is ranked 11th in the state in Class AA and Troy is No. 11 in Class A.

   Troy sophomore Dyaire Holt rattled home a 3-pointer to tie the game at 64 at the end of regulation. It was the game's 10th and final tie to go along with 10 lead changes.

   "I saw the other defender coming from the other side, so I had to get some more separation to make that shot," Holt, who led all scorers with 29 points, told The Times Union. "It felt amazing."

   Holt was playing on an ankle sprain suffered Sunday was his status was uncertain 24 hours before Friday's tip-off.

   Junior guard Zach Radz added 19 points to the win, matching the 19 by Raiquis Harris of Catholic Central.

   Mount Vernon still rolling: Unheralded seniors Marques Henry, who scored all 11 of his points in the third quarter, and Tyger Hackett, with seven points late, sparked No. 4 Mount Vernon to a 54-50 win over No. 21 White Plains in a Section 1 Class AA showdown.

   Henry added 12 rebounds. Hackett finished with nine points -- including four straight free throws in the closing moments -- and five rebounds.

   Henry's big third quarter rallied the Knights from a 29-26 halftime deficit to a 43-35 lead.

   Senior Mike DeMello paced White Plains with 18 points.

   Boys ice hockey: Freshman Connor Haims tallied twice to lead Pittsford to a 4-0 win over McQuaid in a matchup of state-ranked Section 5 teams. Tim Foster chipped in three

  
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   Panthers junior Danny Kelly made 26 saves for his third shutout.

   McQuaid is ranked third and Pittsford 10th in the most recent state Division I ratings.

   "We capitalized on some big chances and we kept their shots outside," Pittsford coach Steve Thering told the Democrat and Chronicle.

   Extra points: We usually don't draw attention to 1,000-point career scorers in the blog ... but it's not very often that someone reaches that level as a sophomore. Holland 10th-grader Olivia Schmidt reached the milestone Thursday with 32 points in a 53-41 girls win over Eden. Schmidt added four rebounds, five rebounds and four assists to the win.


  
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