Liverpool holds off Rochester Aquinas in boys hoops, OCC men and women remain red hot
Ryan Blackwell and the Liverpool Warriors are in a pursuit to play the best teams across New York State.
The Warriors spent the first half of the season taking on out-of-area teams such as Bishop Kearney, Rochester Aquinas and University Prep.
On Saturday, Liverpool hosted Aquinas in a rare 3 p.m. start time.
The Warriors raced out to the 14-6 lead after the first quarter, but watched the Lil' Irish mount a comeback in the second half.
Behind Liverpool junior Charles Pride (12 points), though, the Warriors were able to hold off Aquinas en route to the 54-51 win.
The Onondaga Community College men's and women's basketball programs have been as hot as any at the JUCO level this season.
The OCC women are ranked No. 4 in the nation, while the men hold down America's top spot.
The Lazers dominated Tompkins Cortland Community College, 83-58. Meanwhile, the men routed TC3, 103-63.