Lyons junior Justice Smith scored 21 of his game-high 33 points in the second half of Monday night’s Section V Class A2 championship game between the Lions and the top-seeded Perry Yellow Jackets in the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. With his team trailing in the fourth quarter, Smith hit 3 three-pointers and went 4-4 from the line in the final period to lead the Lyons Lions the 18th sectional championship in their school’s history and head coach Zac Young his third sectional title.
When basketball fans learned that Clyde-Savannah would drop from Class C2 to Class D1 this season, many assumed a Sectional title would be a given. After winning the Wayne County League for a second consecutive season, the Golden Eagles turned their sites towards sectionals, and a trip to the Blue Cross Arena. Waiting for C-S, was a surprising Finger Lakes West squad, the Honeoye Bulldogs who boasted two 1,000 point scorers and had their eyes on an upset after jumping out to a 13-8 lead at the outset of Saturday’s Section V Class D1 Championship Game.
Last year’s run to the Section V Class A2 Championship by the Wayne was an improbable one, led by 3 sophomores and a junior, the Eagles captured the first sectional title in school history. This year, the Eagles would take nobody by surprise in the postseason but still proved unstoppable on their way to back-to-back Class A2 championships with a 57-54 win over the NE Douglass Panthers in early game at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester on Saturday.
The top seed Mynderse Academy Blue Devils square off against the #2 Newark Reds in the 2017 Section V Class B Championship Game at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester on Monday, March 6, 2017. Jim Sinicropi and Matt Verkey have the call for FL1 Sports.