Nottingham defeated West Genesee, 43-39, on Tuesday to end their regular season on a seven-game winning streak.
The Bulldogs avenged a 79-55 loss to the Wildcats on January 6.
“It was a great win,” Nottingham manager Cornelius Vines said. “To have a division against (West Genesee), arguably the best team next to Liverpool, is great.”
The Bulldogs held a 24-17 lead at the half. The Wildcats went on a 15-10 run in the third quarter, but Nottingham took care of business in the fourth.
Vines noted a number of key differences between Tuesday’s win and last month’s loss against the Wildcats.
“We paid more attention to detail, we didn’t turn the ball over as much and we scored more points (in the second half),” Vines said. “The children were marked. We executed when we needed to”.
Steyvon Jones and Denarius McCurty each scored 10 points for the Bulldogs (15-5). Malachi McCurty and Sir Thompson each had eight points.
For West Genesee (16-4), Jordan Cain finished with 13 points. Christian Cain and Christian Amica each added seven points.
Nottingham (15-5) and West Genesee (16-4) will now prepare for Class AA sectionals.
“We’ll take it one game at a time,” Vines said. “Records go out the window when sectionals start. You just have to be better that night, then anything can happen.”
Skaneateles 63, Solvay 57
Four players scored in double figures to lead the Lakers to a regular-season finale victory.
Skaneateles led 37-28 at halftime. The Bearcats outscored the Lakers by four points in the second half, but Skaneateles held on for the win.
Ethan Hunt (16), Tyson DiRubbo (15), Cader Bradley (13) and Nate Shattuck (10) scored in double figures for the Lakers.
For Solvay, Jeffrey Sharpe III scored 21 points and Nick Commisso had 19.
Skaneateles (11-9) and Solvay (8-12) will now prepare for the sectional tournament.
Liverpool 4, Fayetteville-Manlius 0
The 10th-seeded Warriors blanked the 7th-seeded Hornets in a Section III Division I qualifier.
After a goalless first period, Liverpool scored three goals in the second and one in the third.
Evan Haskins led the Warriors with two goals. Alex Kirkby finished with a goal and an assist and Bradley Cole chipped in a goal. James Welch saved 25 shots at net.
For the Hornets, Sean Lamarche and Chris Finger combined for 28 saves on goal.
Liverpool will now await their next Division I sectional opponent later this week.
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