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Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014: Burke edges top-ranked Amityville in basketball

   Leading off today: Figure on a new No. 1 Class A team being crowned when the next New York State Sportswriters Association boys basketball rankings come out Tuesday.

   Javin Williams sank two free throws with 1.7 seconds left to give Burke Catholic a 74-72 victory Saturday over No. 1 Amityville in the Upstate/Downstate Challenge at Uniondale High School. Burke rallied from a 12-point deficit in the first quarter.

   Mike Coffey scored 33 points and Anthony Salmon added 24 for the Eagles. Travis Dickerson scored 22 points for Amityville.

   Ice hockey: The Skaneateles and Potsdam girls teams played to a 2-2 tie in four overtimes and were declared state co-champions.

   Claire Michel scored with 4:19 to go in regulation for Skaneateles to knot the score, and the teams went scoreless through 30 minutes of extra time. Goalie Amanda Lupo made 44 saves for the Lakers, comprised of players from five Section 3 schools.

   State rules limit hockey games to four overtimes.

   "I just wished we could've played a little longer," Michel told The Post-Standard.

   Sarah Sauda gave Skaneateles the lead in regulation before Ally Miller and Kalie Grant tallied for Potsdam.    In boys hockey, Webster Thomas posted a 7-2 win over Irondequoit, the top-ranked Division II squad in the state. Matt Weishaar and Tristen Peterson each recorded two goals and an assist in the victory.

   Another record for Cain: Bronxville student Mary Cain broke her own world junior indoor record in the 1,000 meters by winning the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in 2:35.80 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Massachusetts. Cain, 17, broke her own record of 2:39.25. She was 1.61 seconds off Jen Toomey's overall U.S. record.

   L.I. surprise: Sarah Solomon's straight-on 3-pointer with :10 to play carried Syosset to a 42-39 win over Massapequa in a Nassau County girls basketball game Friday.

   Massapequa, ranked 14th in the state in Class AA, was without forward Melanie Hinger, and Olivia Batista played her first game after returning from a concussion.

   Rachel Quinn scored 11 points and Solomon nine in the win.

   Extra points: Brockport won its first Section 5 wrestling

  
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championship in 54 years, taking the Class A division on the strength of individual titles by Cody Anders (99 pounds), Bart Peters (126) and Ryan Mattison (285).

   Gates Chili senior Cierra Dillard scored 34 points to reach 2,014 for her career, but the Spartans fell to Hilton 59-58 in girls basketball. Dillard is the fourth New York girl to reach 2,000 this season, joining Jordan Beers (Franklin), Emily Durr (Utica Notre Dame) and Mckenna Maycock (Randolph).

   Cardinal Spellman girls basketball coach Jane Morris (699-214) will get her second crack at career win No. 700 on Tuesday in a home game against Preston. Morris is in her 40th season.


  
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