High School hoops rivalries tip off across Central New York
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:07:12 GMT —
There's no distinct name for all of the rivalry games we saw in high school basketball on Tuesday night.
Maybe there should be.
Across the area, perennial rivals tipped off for winter bragging rights.
Jamesville-Dewitt hosted its neighborhood rival, Christian Brothers Academy. Back in December, the Red Rams beat CBA at the Brothers' holiday tournament and Tuesday night marked the rematch.
The schools battled down to the wire but eventually, behind 20 points from senior Jafar Kinsey, the Red Rams won 80-71.
It was also the renewal of the Star-Wars Rivalry. The name, derived from Cicero-North Syracuse's nickname of the "Northstars" and Liverpool's nickname of "Warriors" is most well known for its football trophy, but Tuesday marked the renewal on the hardwood.
In Girls hoops, it was Mackayla Roberts' 10 points leading the way as 10 different C-NS players scored en route to a 29 point win for the Northstars. On the boys side, the game was much closer but ultimately had the same result with a C-NS victory 65-62.
Earlier in the night, Henninger and Corcoran squared off. Both teams are ranked in the CNY High School Media Poll, which I have a vote in.
Henninger led most of the way, even stretching its lead into double digits. Corcoran though, kept it close the entire contest using a barrage of deep shots and patient passing.
In the end, Henninger prevailed 59-56, improving the Knights' record to 8-3.
Click the video play for the best plays from the night.