Leading off today:
It appears to have attracted little notice when it happened, but one of the state's all-time scholastic and collegiate basketball stars died last month in a Rochester hospice.
Jon Cincebox, a thousand-point career scorer at Binghamton Central through 1955 who went on to a stellar career at Syracuse University in the 1950s, was 79 when he passed away.
A dependable scorer at 15.8 points per game in 69 games at SU with the help of a sturdy 6-foot-7 frame, he's still the school's leader in career rebounding average at 14.6 per game.
As Syracuse,com points it, it was more than mildly odd that Cincebox was not named to Syracuse's 25-man All-Century Team, which was determined by a fan vote during the 1999-00 season.
Turkey Bowls: There was some football played Thursday, keeping alive a tradition that has faded away in most parts of the state.
• Archbishop Stepinac overcame a sluggish first quarter -- minus-6 yards of total offense -- and defeated White Plains 49-32.
"No one expected us to make a game of this and we really did. The people definitely got their money's worth," White Plains coach Mike Lindberg said in the wrap-up to a 3-7 season.
Tigers junior Glenmour Osbourne (26 carries, 179 yards) rush for first-half touchdowns of 48, 4, 12 and 42 yards, but Stepinac sophomore Shawn Harris returned a kickoff 73 yards for a touchdown and turned short passes from Mike Nicosia into first-half TDs of 42 and 61 yards.
The game, begun in 1971, hadn't been played the last three years due to scheduling conflicts.
• Quarterback Jason Feldman's conversion run gave Tottenville the go-ahead points in the final seconds of a 36-35 victory over St. Peter's.