The Mynderse Academy boys basketball team hosted Avon on Monday night and after a little more than a quarter of play, the Braves faithful knew it would be a long drive back to Livingston County. Under first-year Mynderse head coach Kevin Korzeniewski, the Blue Devils jumped out to a 28-2 lead just 2 minutes into the 2nd quarter at Arthur L. Baker Gymnasium in Seneca Falls.
Mynderse employed full court pressure defense and a fast-paced offense in which the ball seemed to be constantly pushed up the floor. They forced turnover after turnover and mostly converted the takeaways to points quickly.
By the end of the contest, all 11 players on the Blue Devils roster scored and Mynderse cruised to a 68-38 win in their first home game of the season improving their record to 2-0.
Quentin Battle led Mynderse with 13 points including the only two Blue Devil three-pointers. Jake Robinson scored in double-digits for the second straight game recording 12. Devin Anderson added 11 and Hunter Haust and Kellen Caraher scored 9 each.
After the game, Coach Korzeniewski said, “the kids love our style of play”. Adding, “they’re all buying in but we have a lot of work to do”.
Next up for Mynderse is a rematch of last season’s Section V Class B title game when they visit Newark on Friday night to open up Finger Lakes East play. That game will be streamed live on FingerLakes1.com beginning at 7:30 pm. Brendan Harrington and Tane Robinson will have the call for FL1 Sports.
In other action around the Wayne-Finger Lakes leagues on Monday night…
The Gananda Blue Panthers hosted Williamson to open their Wayne County league schedule and blew past the Marauders to a 64-35 win. Gananda will be in action again on Thursday night at Clyde-Savannah in game that can be heard live on FingerLakes1.com Radio and then re-streamed live with full game video at 11:00 pm EST. Jim Sinicropi and Kevin Sharp will have the call for FL1 Sports.
Nice win tonight boys basketball over Williamson. @WeAreGananda #GanandaProud
— GanandaBluePanthers (@GHSAthletics1) December 5, 2017
Three Finger Lakes West teams took on non-league opponents:
The Harley-Allendale Columbia Wolves improved to 4-0 on the season after travelling to Byron-Bergen and winning 55-49. Xavier Israel continued to fuel HAC’s early season winning streak with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals. Ryan Hilton pulled down 17 rebounds and blocked 5 shots. Robert Dorsey scored 11.
Boys basketball is now 4-0! Wolves downed Byron-Bergen 55-49 🏀👏🏼 Sophomore Andrew Alexis scored 5 of 6 of #HAC’s final points.
Xavier Israel 22p 8r 5s
Ryan Hilton 6p 17r 5b
Robert Dorsey 11p#GoWolves #TravelWithaPack
— HACAthletics (@HACAthletics) December 5, 2017
Honeoye lost to Notre-Dame Batavia 63-35 after shooting just 20% from the field. Jon Marble led the Bulldogs’ scoring with 15.
Honeoye v BND- Bulldogs giving 100%. – keep it up guys! @HoneoyeSports pic.twitter.com/jbbcjciNRP
— David C. Bills (@jdbillscnzm) December 5, 2017
At the half Notre Dame of Batavia leads the host Bulldogs of Honeoye 28-16. @HoneoyeSports @sectvbb pic.twitter.com/h1qNB2ZUbK
— Jack Haley (@jackhaley42) December 5, 2017
Dundee defeated visiting Bradford 57-44.
There were no W-FL girls teams in action on Monday night.
TUESDAY NIGHT W-FL BOYS SLATE:
VERTUS @ PAL-MAC
PENN YAN @ ATTICA
WEBSTER-THOMAS @ NEWARK
CLYDE-SAVANNAH @ RED CREEK
NR-WOLCOTT @ MARION
EAST ROCHESTER @ SODUS
TUESDAY NIGHT W-FL GIRLS SLATE:
BISHOP KEARNEY @ MYNDERSE
PAL-MAC @ AQUINAS
HAC @ BLOOMFIELD
SOUTH SENECA @ RED JACKET
LIVONIA @ MIDLAKES
ROMULUS @ HAMMONDSPORT
WAYNE @ WEBSTER-THOMAS
NAPLES @ WHITMAN
DUNDEE @ HONEOYE