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Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017: Christ the King girls knock off TMLA in OT

   Leading off today: Kaelynn Satterfield scored 20 of her 24 points after the intermission to carry Christ the King to a 67-57 victory in overtime against The Mary Louis Academy is a huge CHSAA Class AA Brooklyn/Queens division girls basketball showdown.

   TMLA entered the game ranked second and Christ the King third in the New York State Sportswriters Association's large-school ratings. (Full rankings here.)

   Nina Richards added 13 points and Jaeonna Sutton scored 11 for the Royals, who avenged a 68-52 loss to their rivals on Jan 21. Danielle Patterson scored 26 in the loss.

   "They really blew us out the first game and hurt all of us because we didn't play our best," Satterfield told News 12 Varsity. "So we came out and did what we had to do."

   Richards got an open look on the left side for a 3-point basket with to tie the game at 52 with a minute to play in the fourth quarter. Christ the King took control early in the overtime on a fast-break basket by Sutton to go up by four and Richards connected on a 3-pointer to put her team up 61-53.

   Weedsport prevails: Jeff DeJohn connected on six 3-pointers and made two clutch free throws with :10.1 to play as Weedsport edged Tully 68-62 in boys basketball.

   DeJohn finished with 22 points en route to setting a school season mark of 55 field goals from beyond the arc.

   The Warriors are ranked No. 8 in Class C by the New York State Sportswriters Association, three spots behind Tully. (Full rankings here.)

   Weedsport's Jack Benedict tied the score at 60 with 1:50 to go. Jake O'Connor and Zackary Hazzard scored baskets to take the lead and the Warriors' free-throw shooting kept them ahead in the final minute.

   More boys basketball: A pair of buzzer-beaters gave Bishop Timon-St. Jude a 59-58 win over Park School in overtime.

   Timon forced the extra stanza on a buzzer-beating three from just inside half court by Joe Harrison moments after Park's Daniel Scott had nailed a 3-pointer of his own to break a 48-48 tie. Davion Warren's layup just before time expired in OT won it for the Tigers.





   Park is ranked fourth and Timon 25th this week in Class A.

    • In other Monsignor Martin action, No. 14 St. Francis avenged a three-point loss at Canisius earlier this season by beating the Crusaders 65-51. It's the first time since the 2005-06 season the Red Raiders have beaten Canisius.

   Bo Sireika scored a game-high 24 points in the victory.

   Record effort: Senior Rashaun Hunter scored a school-record 47 points for Watertown in a 94-58 win over Potsdam. His previous career high was 32 points, accomplished twice this season.

   Coaching change: Rick Rapone was dismissed this week as boys basketball coach at LeRoy, Batavia's Best reported first on Thursday.

   Interim coach Tim McArdle -- also the school principal -- picked up his first win Friday with a one-point victory over Avon to complete the Oatkan Knights' first season sweep of the Braves since 2003.

   LeRoy is 11-6 and has won six of its last seven games, adding intrigue to the coaching change. Rapone told the website he could not talk about this situation.

   "We are going in a different direction," McArdle told the Democrat and Chronicle. "I am filling in until we hire a coach."

   Rapone was 29-27 in his third season at LeRoy.

  
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   Retired coach dies: Granville "Gran" Roe, who coached boys and girls basketball at several Long Island schools over a span of four decades, died Sunday in Florida at the age of 86.

   Roe first coached boys basketball at Hauppauge before switching to girls basketball, spending 15 years in the program as well as 10 years at Hampton Bays. He retired from teaching in 1986. Before finishing his coaching career as an assistant at St. Dominic, he made stops at Cold Spring Harbor, Ward Melville and Southampton College.

   "We still run some of his plays," St. Dominic's coach Michele O'Brien told Newsday, including one called "Roe." "It's a baseline out-of-bounds play, and we score all the time with it."

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