LE ROY — Despite not playing its best game, Le Roy looked primed to pull away and escape with a win over a solid Avon team on Friday night. The Rowland brothers weren’t going to let that happen.
Down seven at the half, Michael Rowland hit three 3-pointers in the third quarter to send Avon to the lead, while brother Andrew scored 13 of his game-high 19 points in the second half as Avon rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit and then held off the Oatkan Knights for a big 48-46 win on the road on Friday night.
Down three, Le Roy used a 7-0 run to start the fourth quarter to grab a four-point lead but with less then two minutes remaining Andrew Rowland’s bucket in the lane broke a 42-all tie, while the Braves would hit four free throws in the final 26 seconds to seal the win.
Michael Rowland finished with 12 points and five rebounds, while Andrew Rowland added six boards and three assists with his 19 points.
Jack Brown had six points and eight rebounds and Hudson Volpe finished with six points and five boards for Avon.
Merritt Holly Jr. led Le Roy with another double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds and Finn Shelby added 14 points and four boards in the loss. Le Roy, though, struggled all night from the field, shooting just 16-of-47, including just 5-of-19 from 3-point range.
Mitchell Hockey added 12 points and four rebounds for Le Roy but missed all six of his 3-point attempts on the night.
EASTRIDGE 59, BATAVIA 47
The Blue Devils held the Lancers to well under their season average but in the middle of the third quarter Eastridge hit back-to-back 3-pointers to stretch its lead to 12 and it never got closer than eight the rest of the way.
Batavia kept Eastridge to just five points in the second quarter and trailed by just six at halftime.
Carter McFollins had a big night in the losing effort as he finished with a game-high 23 points, while Ja’Vin McFollins added 16 as the Blue Devils fell to 2-7.
CALEDONIA-MUMFORD 88, KESHEQUA 33
The Raiders opened up a 32-8 lead after the first quarter and a 54-20 lead at the break, while all eight players who dressed for the game scored in the easy win.
Evan Raniewicz led the way with a game-high 20 points to go with seven assists and four rebounds, Kyle Wade had a big all-around night with 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals and Alex Carnes added 12 points and five steals as Cal-Mum improved to 10-1.
Nate Doll finished with 11 points and five rebounds and Donny Peet also reached double figures with 11 points and seven boards for the Raiders.
Tyler Mallaber connected on four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points in the loss for Keshequa.
YORK 62, PAVILION 39
Austin Flynn netted a game-high 18 points and Jake Pangrazio added 17 as the Golden Knights took care of the Gophers.
Maddox Timothy added 14 for York, which improved to 7-4.
Riley Robinson had a solid night for Pavilion as he finished with 12 points and eight rebounds, while Zack Tillotson chipped in with eight points, five boards and a pair of assists.
GENESEO 74, LETCHWORTH 65
Ethan Bennett had a monster night as he finished with 29 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals and the Blue Devils used a big fourth quarter to rally past the Indians.
Down 52-47 after three, Geneseo outscored Letchworth 27-13 in the final frame to pull away.
Ryan Whitney added 15 points and five assists and Eghosa Okpefe had eight points and collected 10 caroms in the win.
Johnny Mertsock led the way for Letchworth with 22 points, Nik Eustace hit five triples and finished with 17 points and Lucas Hansen added 11 points in the losing effort for the Indians.
WAY-CO 73, LIVONIA 60
The Eagles connected on 13 3-pointers and used a 15-5 fourth quarter to break open a close game to down the Bulldogs. Way-Co had led by 11 at the half before Livonia outscored the Eagles 26-18 in the third to close the game to three.
Brogan Cotter led all scorers with 22 points for Way-Co, while Darnell Laplant and Collin Mehlenbacher each connected on four triples on the night; Laplant finished with 16 points and Mehlenbacher added 14. Michael Gammell had a nice night with 15 points as well in the win.
“This game was just one of those nights where it felt like every shot was going in,” Way-Co head coach Jake Kenney said. “Our guys really worked hard to take quality shots and they all got hot from the perimeter at different points in the game. Livonia wasn’t at full strength tonight but give them credit, they battled back in the third quarter and have some pretty talented scorers that are tough matchups.”
For Livonia, Chris Coyle led all scorers with 19 points to go with 10 rebounds and five assists, while Evan Swan added 16 points and four boards.
MT. MORRIS 47, PERRY 45
Payton Bownds drained a three-pointer with under 30 seconds left as Mt. Morris took their first lead of the game and held on for the LCAA victory.
Perry led the entire way up until that point including a 22-8 lead after one and 32-19 at the half.
Bownds finished with eight points and seven rebounds.
Stephen Somers led all players with 23 points.
Payton Mason Santini added six points with 10 rebounds while Kevin DeLoria added two points and six offensive rebounds.
Matt Hartigan blocked four shots all in the final four minutes for the Blue Devils.
Perry came out on fire led by Matt Givens 14 first quarter points.
No information was provided by Perry coach.