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Sandy Creek overpowers Thousand Islands in Section 3 boys basketball

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SANDY CREEK — Tyler Swarthout fired in 25 points as No. 3 Sandy Creek overwhelmed No. 14 Thousand Islands, 83-38, Friday night in a Section 3 Class C boys basketball first-round game.

The Comets (17-2) will host the West Canada Valley/Manlius-Pebble Hill winner on Tuesday in the quarterfinals.

Josh Meislik added 15 points, Zach Halsey 12 and Reis Harding 10 for Sandy Creek, which used a 24-4 second-quarter spurt to pull away.

Teddy Ebbing led the Vikings (9-10) with 18 points and Eli Baldwin added 10.

SOUTH LEWIS 80, WEEDSPORT 61

Matt Mooney and Jason Martin combined for 53 points and 24 rebounds as the No. 8 Falcons easily beat the No. 9 Warriors in a Class C first-round game at Turin.

South Lewis (15-4) plays either No. 1 Fabius-Pompey or No. 16 Sauquoit Valley in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Mooney recorded a double-double with 27 points and 14 rebounds, as did Martin with 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for South Lewis, which raced to a 43-18 halftime lead.

J.J. O’Connor led Weedsport (13-6) with a game-high 30 points.

FOWLER 57, INDIAN RIVER 47

Josh Ramos scored 22 points to lead the No. 8 Falcons (8-10) to a Class C first-round win over the No. 9 Warriors in Syracuse.

Shelton Williams scored 19 points for Indian River (9-10), which fell behind 12-4 after the first quarter and never led.

MCGRAW 64, COPENHAGEN 25

The No. 14 Golden Knights’ season came to an abrupt end with a Class D first-round loss at No. 3 McGraw.

Brad Hill scored 22 points for McGraw (15-3), which outscored Copenhagen 39-10 in the second half.

Antonio Figueroa scored seven points for Copenhagen (7-11).

GIRLS BASKETBALL

BISHOP GRIMES 59, GENERAL BROWN 45

Sisters Katie and Rhea Pitkin combined for 35 points and nine 3-point field goals, but the season ended for the No. 12 Lions with a loss to the sixth-seeded Cobras in a Class B first-round game at East Syracuse.

Tina Hoag scored 15 points to power Bishop Grimes (15-4).

Senior Katie Pitkin made five 3s to finish with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while her sophomore sister, Rhea, finished with 17 points, including four 3-pointers, for General Brown (11-8).

SACKETS HARBOR 54, ALEXANDRIA 48

Jenna Fields finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds to help spark the No. 10 Patriots to a Class D first-round victory over the No. 7 Purple Ghosts at Alexandria Bay.

Sackets Harbor travels to No. 2 Hamilton for a quarterfinal game on Tuesday.

Alexandra Townsend and Samantha Menapace scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, and Taylor Queior contributed 10 rebounds and five blocks for Sackets Harbor (7-11).

Lorraine Beard poured in 21 points, and Morgan Weaver added 11 points for Alexandria (9-9).

GAMES RESCHEDULED

The winter storm that forced the closing of most schools in the Syracuse and Utica area on Friday forced several Section 3 boys and girls basketball games to be rescheduled for today.

Here’s the rundown:

BOYS

Class B, Lowville at Sherburne-Earlville is 4:30 p.m. today.

South Jefferson at Cazenovia is at 7 p.m. today.

Class C, Westmoreland at Immaculate Heart Central is at 2 p.m. today.

Class D, Faith Heritage at Sackets Harbor is 1 p.m. today.

The Tyburn Academy at Lyme game is now at 8 p.m. today.

GIRLS

Class B, Cazenovia at South Jefferson is 7 p.m. today.

Class C, Beaver River at Cooperstown is at 2 p.m. today.

Otselic Valley at Lyme is now at 6 p.m. today.

BOYS SWIMMING

The Section 3 boys swimming meets scheduled for today were also postponed. The Class A meet is now at 11 a.m. today at West Genesee, and the Class C meet is at 11 a.m. at New Hartford.

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