Kendall romps in sectional opener

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 13 February 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Nick Manners puts up a rebound shot as Jake Fioco (30), Reece Holahan (14) and Rodney Delyser (10) defend for Marion during the host Eagles sectional win this afternoon.

Breaking the contest wide open with a huge second quarter scoring surge, No. 15 seed Kendall went on to defeat visiting No. 18 Marion 64-36 this afternoon in the opening round of the Section V Class CC boys basketball playoffs.

The victory advances Kendall to a Tuesday meeting with No. 2 seed Geneseo (15-5) at Geneseo at 7 p.m.

Colton Breslawski scored a game high 20 points, Nick Manners 16 and Jacob Ramsdell 12 to spearhead attack for Kendall. Brandon Miller and Mickey Gardner both chipped in with 4, James Longrod and Keaton Freitag 3 and Ben Frasch 2 for the Eagles.

Manners also had 12 rebounds, Ramsdell 9 rebounds an 4 blocks, Miller 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks and Collin Lewis 6 assists and 6 steals.

Rodney Delyser led Marion with 10.

Kendall jumped out to a 13-6 first period lead on threes by Breslawski and Longrod along with a jumper and bound bucket by Ramsdell and a layup by Breslawski.

Kendall’s Colton Breslawki drives against Marion’s RJ Sturtz.

The Eagles then took command by blitzing Marion 27-4 in the decisive second quarter.

A three-point play and a three by Breslawski ignited that uprising quickly doubling the Eagles lead to 13 at 19-6.

Manners also had a big quarter with three threes and a three-point play as Ramsdell chipped in with a layup and a rebound basket.

The scoring barrage vaulted the Eagles out to a commanding 30 point, 40-10, advantage at the half.

Two more threes by Breslawski in the third period helped the Eagles maintain a 33 point, 55-22, lead at the three-quarter mark.

Kendall improves to 5-15 while Marion finishes the season at 0-20.

Kendall’s Collin Lewis battles for a rebound with Jake Fioco of Marion.

Girls Basketball

Wilson 38, Mt. Mercy 25

Rachel Senek had 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 steals, Kayla Neumann 11 rebounds and 6 points and Serina Jaeger 6 points to lead Niagara-Orleans League champion Wilson to a 38-25 non league win over Mt. Mercy.

Wilson led 18-10 at the half.