Leading off today:
Takuya LaClair's 3-point basket with 8.9 seconds left in OT put Jamesville-DeWitt
ahead for good and Barbaro Noda made three of four foul shots in overtime as the Red Rams defeated Bishop Grimes 71-67 in boys basketball Friday.
Bishop Grimes is ranked 10th and J-D 14th this week in Class A by the New York State Sportswriters Association. The game was the first matchup vs. J-D for Bob McKenney, who was forced out as the Red Rams coach after the 2014-15 season in a highly controversial decision by school administrators.
LaClair finished with 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Buddy Boeheim paced J-D with 30 points and 15 rebounds to go with seven assists. Bishop Grimes put four players in double figures, led by Shawn Gashi's 25 points.
More basketball: Oriskany has slid straight from a 30-game winning streak to a two-game losing streak. After falling to West Canada Valley 70-57 on Wednesday, the Redskins dropped a 73-60 verdict to Madison.
Spencer Haviland's 19 points led Madison against the defending NYSPHSAA Class D champs. Sam Matteson added 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Tyler Hummer piled up 15 points and 10 assists.
Oriskany is ranked first and Madison 16th in Class D this week by the NYSSWA.
Milestone: Ron Naclerio picked up his 755th career victory Thursday when his Cardozo boys edged Springfield Gardens 74-71. Naclerio now has more career wins than
any other public school coach in state history. He passed East Hampton's Ed Petrie atop the list.
Naclerio, 59, became the winningest coach in PSAL history last December, when he won his 723rd game to pass longtime Campus Magnet coach Chuck Granby.
"As each minute passes, it truly is hitting me what with the help of my players and assistant coaches what I have accomplished," Naclerio told the New York Daily News. "The calls, texts and emails from people in the NBA, college and even the mayor's office is overwhelming. It is great to have done something for 36 years and be placed on top of Mount Rushmore all by yourself. I never could've done this without the help of so many."
Leagues join forces: The Genesee Region and Living County Athletic Association will merge into a single football league next fall