Nottingham uses clutch performances to upset West Genesee

Mazi Jackson modestly celebrates after sinking a late free throw to seal a Nottingham win over West Genesee. Jackson scored 34 points in the win (Niko Tamurian)

The Jamesville-DeWitt, Henninger and Nottingham boys’ basketball teams are flying high after earning crucial conference victories on Tuesday night.

The biggest surprise of Tuesday night came from Nottingham High School, where the Nottingham Bulldogs overcame a strong West Genesee effort to earn a 75-70 win. Nottingham sophomore Mazi Jackson chewed through the Wildcat defense en route to 34 points, while fellow Bulldog Jaden Ezomo boasted 28 points of his own. The Bulldogs now own a winning record on the season, moving to 8-7 overall and 6-5 in conference, ahead of their matchup with the undefeated Corcoran Cougars this Friday in what's sure to draw a huge crowd of local hoops fans.

The Red Rams of Jamesville-DeWitt cruised to a convincing win in their matchup with East Syracuse-Minoa thanks to impressive performances from Peyton and Preston Shumpert. The two brothers combined for 33 points and lifted the Red Rams to a 73-51 victory in East Syracuse. Jamesville-DeWitt is now 14-2, 9-1 in conference play, ahead of its date with PSLA at Fowler on Friday night.

The Henninger Black Knights also marched to glory Tuesday night in a 76-43 clobbering of the Fayetteville-Manlius Hornets. Four different Black Knights finished the evening with double-digit scoring totals. Junior Travis Grey led the pack with 18 points, complimented by 16 points from Noreon Williams and 15 points from Jonah Alston. Henninger, now 6-10 overall and 4-7 in conference, will head to Cicero on Friday for a matchup with the Cicero-North Syracuse Northstars.

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