Leading off today:
Sean Gordon turned aside 19 shots in posting the shutout as fifth-ranked Suffern
defeated No. 2 Mamaroneck 3-0 Friday in a matchup of two of the state's top Division 1 boys hockey teams.
"Doing that in our home rink, in front of these fans, I'm sure it's something that will be talked about for a while," Mounties defenseman Troy Daniels told The Journal News. "When you're playing as the underdog, nothing's better than coming out with a win."
Michael Ruthberg scored off a feed from Daniel midway through the first period, and that would be all Suffern needed as Gordon made the lead hold up. David Rozitis scored his first varsity goal 1:15 into the third period and Evan Cama sealed the win five minutes later.
More hockey: In more Division I action, No. 3 St. Joe's rallied from a third-period deficit to edge Orchard Park 2-1 in overtime. Michael Greco scored the tying goal with two minutes left in regulation and Trevor Conschafter had the winner two minutes into OT.
"The shots in the third period were 20-1 for us," St. Joe's coach Rich Crozier told The Buffalo News. "That was after we were outshot 20-16 in the first two periods. It really felt like two different games."
• Kenmore East, ranked 11th in Division II, knocked off Pittsford, ninth in Division I, by a 3-2 score.
Jared Rivers scored 14 points and Yashawn Bright added 13 to lead Christ the King
, ranked 12th in the state in Class AA, over host Archbishop Molloy 68-61 in front of a standing room-only crowd.
Molloy held a 47-46 lead entering the fourth quarter, but Rivers and Tyson Walker hit 3-pointers that put CK out front, and the Royals extended their lead to 64-56 after Molloy's bench was whistled for a technical foul with 1:01 to go.
Both teams are 7-2. Molloy has a tough turnaround with a Sunday game vs. St. Raymond.
Girls basketball: Cooperstown remains the class of the projected Class C playoff field, protecting its No. 1 state ranking with a 74-50 rout of No. 3 Frankfort-Schuyler.
The reigning state champs got 27 points, seven assists and three steals from Liz Millea. Maria Noto added 15 points.
Danielle Migliore became the overall scoring leader at Frankfort-Schuyler as her 21 points pushed her past former boys star Brett Barnard.
Following up: The firing we mentioned in yesterday's blog is now being characterized as a resignation, but the result is the same: Gerard Conyers no longer coaches the boys basketball team or teaches at Avoca, ranked 15th in the state in Class D.