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Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016: Coleman's Uhl makes 15 3-pointers in win

   Leading off today: Senior guard Austin Uhl made 15 3-point baskets Friday to set an apparent NYSPHSAA boys basketball record during Coleman Catholic's 117-79 victory over Dover in the Mid-Hudson Athletic League.

   Uhl finished with 52 points to offset 43 by Dover's Josh Benson.

   The New York State Public High School Athletic Association lists Joe Licata of Williamsville South as its record holder with 13 3-pointers in a February 2010 game. Quincy Douby of Grady set a PSAL record of 18 in a game in 2001. Kenny White of Monsignor Farrell made 17 vs. Susan Wagner in a game in the 1987-88 season to set the CHSAA mark.

   "It was a good shooting day for me I guess," Uhl told Hudson Valley Sports Report. “I knew it was gonna be a good day starting in warm ups, but I didn't think it was gonna be that good. But it was a lot of fun.

    • Senior Jernard Jackson set a Lewiston-Porter record with 50 points as the Lancers beat Kenmore East 89-56. The previous mark of 44 points was set by Robbie Tyler in 2010.

   The 2K watch: Holland senior Olivia Schmidt scored 31 points in a 62-47 win over Cleveland Hill. Schmidt stands at 1,983 points for her career entering Thursday's game vs. Tonawanda.

    • Also on the milestone front, Jordan Heinold booted her sister out of the record book as Immaculata's career scoring leader, netting 26 points in a 49-35 win over Pioneer. She eclipsed Taylor's total of 1,341 in the first half.

   More girls basketball: Summer Hemphill pumped in 21 points as Cardinal O'Hara of Buffalo defeated Rochester's Bishop Kearney 62-55. O'Hara is ranked seventh in the state in Class AA; Kearney is No. 10 in Class A.

   Allie Belmont (17 points) made two free throws with :07 left to lead Whitesboro past Syracuse CBA 48-46 in another non-leaguer between state-ranked teams. Whitesboro is ranked 11th and CBA 16th in Class A.

   Paige Nicholson led CBA with 16 points.

   One for the books: I totally missed it when it happened, but the Hilton sports Twitter account had a picture of three-time state wrestling champ Yianni Diakomihalis being recognized for extending his winning streak to 173 straight matches this week.

   That surpasses the presumed state mark of 169 set last season by Ward Melville wrestler Nick Piccininni, a four-time state champ who's now at Oklahoma State.

   More wrestling: I believe it happened last week, but a pretty cool story in Iowa came to my attention a couple of days ago and I've been meaning to note it.

   I mentioned in a blog last month that Austin Roberts, an unbeaten wrestler at Spencer High in Iowa, had died after collapsing on the mat during a tournament hosted by his school. Spencer hadn't had a home contest since until Estherville-Lincoln Central came to town for a dual.

   It turns out Amed Castro-Chavez of Estherville-Lincoln was on the mat next to Roberts that day. He had lost to Roberts earlier in the season and would likely have been paired with Roberts in the dual meet's 220-pound weight class.

   When it came time for the 220s to make the mat, with Spencer leading 18-3, the home team did not send a wrestler out. At that point, all Castro-Chavez had to do was stand on the mat and be acknowledged as the winner by forfeit. Instead, he became the early leader for 2016 sportsman of the year by taking a forfeit loss instead.

   Still in his warmups, he went to the front row of the bleachers where Austin Roberts' family was seated. Castro-Chavez hugged Lori Roberts, Austin's mother.

   "I wanted to show Austin's family respect, because they are grieving," the youth told the Sioux City Journal. "I told Austin's mom that I wished I could wrestle Austin again, because he was such a good wrestler."

   The paper reported the spectators rose to their feet and cheered.

   Said newspaper staffer Nate Shaughnessy: "It's not often hairs stand on the back of your neck at a high school sporting event. Sure, exciting moments happen. There are touchdowns and dunks and goals, but I've never felt anything quite like those few minutes in the Field House."

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