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John Moriello's NYSSWA blog
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008: Warsaw's Paddock breaks Section 5 mark for wrestling wins
   Leading off today: Warsaw senior Ian Paddock continued his assault on the state record for wrestling victories yesterday, winning twice at Spencerport's Teike-Bernabi Tournament to break the Section 5 mark of 238.

   Paddock, the 2008 Division 2 state champ at 130 pounds, pinned Spencerport 135-pounder Roy Daniels 50 seconds into their quarterfinal to break the sectional record of former Webster Schroeder star Gregor Gillespie.

   The Ohio State recruit has a 239-6 career record, including 25-0 this season, and broke his brother Paul's school record (235) recently.

   According to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Central Square's Winky Shepard holds the state record of of 267 wins. Paddock has an estimated 30 matches remaining, assuming he returns to the state tournament in a bid for his fourth championship.

   STOP-DWI Classic: Jamesville-DeWitt will take on Weston (Fla.) Cypress Bay in tonight's final of the STOP-DWI Classic boys basketball tournament.

   Cypress Bay overcame an 11-point hole in the last 3½ minutes of regulation and beat Cincinnati Taft in overtime, 56-50, at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.

   Jamesville-DeWitt, ranked No. 1 in Class A by the New York State Sportswriters Association, registered a 73-56 victory over No. 4 Brooklyn Bishop Ford as Brandon Triche went 14-for-24 from the field and 7-for-11 from the line for 35 points. J-D stretched a 32-27 halftime lead to 54-38 entering the fourth quarter. Six-foot-eight freshman DaJuan Coleman had nine points and 11 rebounds for the winners.

   Peekskill wraps up title: Peekskill, ranked seventh in Class A, trailed late in the third quarter before putting away Yonkers Gorton, 66-47, in the Slam Dunk final in White Plains.

   Albany recruit Ralph Watts scored nine of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and junior guard Daquan Brickhouse finished the nght with 15 points, seven assists and six rebounds to earn MVP honors for the second year in a row.

   Peekskill forced 10 fourth-quarter turnovers and began the period with a 13-3 run.

   Scoring binge: Windsor senior Matt Murray poured in 46 points on 17-for-24 shooting in an 87-50 victory over Unatego in one of the sub-bracket games of the STOP-DWI tourney. Murray, who scored his team's first 13 points, was 8-for-12 on three-point attempts in setting the tournament scoring record. The previous mark of 43 points was set by Bishop Ford's Charles Jones in 1992 and tied by Yuri Demetris of Shaler Area (Pa.) in 1999.

   Speaking of dazzling performances, Utica Notre Dame junior forward Pat Moore broke a 33-year-old school scoring record with 48 points to beat FDR, 90-78, in the Tournament of Kings in Brooklyn. The 6-foot-5 Moore shot 14-of-29 from the field, made 13 of 15 free throws and grabbed 11 rebounds.

   Moore scored 42 points in the season opener and is averaging 28.3 points for the Jugglers (7-2). Moore’s outburst broke the mark set in 1975 by ND guard Bill Farley.

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  •    Williamsville South sophomore Joe Licata had three three-pointers, giving him 101 in his career, in a victory against Newfane in the Jolly Boys Tournament. Licata has had at least one three-pointer in all 28 varsity games he’s played. The win was No. 299 for Al Monaco, who goes for No. 300 tonight against Williamsville North.

       Albertus Magnus girls triumph: Albertus Magnus beat Our Lady of Lourdes, 65-47, to win the Slam Dunk girls basketball tournament a day after rallying from 17 points down in the semifinals against Greece Athena.

       Maura Power (14 points) made four three-pointers in the first half and Alaina Walker scored 21 points and made six steals.

       Rough day for Big Apple teams: Wheeler (Ga.) dominated Boys & Girls, 78-53, in a quarterfinal at the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.. Boys & Girls is ranked 13th in Class AA by the NYSSWA. Wheeler posted a 101-84 victory over No. 1 Abraham Lincoln last week.

       Lamont Samuell had 20 points and seven rebounds, and Michael Taylor added 14 points and seven rebounds for Boys & Girls (8-3). Tahj Tate led the winners with 23 points, Wake Forest recruit Ari Stewart added 15 and North Carolina State recruit Richard Howell had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

       No. 18 St. Raymond's dropped a 63-43 decision to Word of God from North Carolina in the semifinals of the GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational in Raleigh, N.C.

       In the consolation bracket of the Tampa Hoops Classic , Clearwater (Fla.) beat Thomas Jefferson, 66-60, as Keith Spellman scored 36 points.

       Two big names in football die: Americo "Ben" Bedini, who compiled a 95-7 football coaching record at Rye and Port Chester and was Iona College's first coach, died Sunday in Raleigh, N.C., The Journal News reported. He was 87.

       In 1954, he took over a Rye team that had won 18 games in a row and extended the streak to 33. He also had another 33-game win streak in 1960. Bedini then moved on to Iona, where he guided the Gaels to a 9-0 record and a televised Bowl win over Kings College in 1967. Bedini also was an assistant at Fordham and an NFL scout working with Sam Rutigliano's Browns and Marty Schottenheimer's Chiefs.

       Former Williamsville South coach Mike Kelly died Saturday at the age of 62. Hired in 1975, he spent 28 years serving as an assistant football coach, head coach and girls basketball coach. He also had coaching stints at Clarence, Williamsville East, West Seneca West, West Seneca East, Maryvale and Wilson.

       "He was a very intelligent fella, a master of gamesmanship,” Chuck Huber, South’s football coach from 1975 to 1998, told The Buffalo News. “He could see things differently and bring that out in people. He was very good with words. He even used to write a column in the Amherst Bee under the pen name Mick Matthews and the kids never knew it was him.”

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