Late three lifts Hornets past Eagles

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 16 January 2023 at 5:24 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Devin Edick tries for a layup as Seth Patterson defends for Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter school during this afternoon’s game won by the visiting Hornets.

In a sea-saw battle down the stretch, Eugenia Maria de Hostos Charter School from Rochester nipped host Kendall 55-52 in a non league boys basketball game this afternoon.

There were four ties and five lead changes in the decisive fourth quarter which concluded with the Hornets claiming the narrow win on a three by Sheltere Matos-Cox with 3.5 seconds to go to snap a 52-52 deadlock.

Kendall had tied the game at 52-52 on a pair of free throws by Hunter Richards with 45 seconds remaining.

Lavante Brown finished with 16 and Knekose Mack 14 to lead the Hornets.

Devin Edick scored a game high 21, including five threes, to pace Kendall as Jacek Kwiatkowski added 10,, Zach Barrett 9, Louie Conte and Austin Werth and Richards 3.

Back-to-back threes by Edick and Barrett capped off a 13-5 first period scoring edge for Kendall which also included a pair of baskets by Kwiatkowski.

The Eagles maintained slender leads of 24-22 at the half and 39-38 at the three-quarter mark. Barrett scored 6 in the second period while Edick had 5 and Conte and Kwiatkowski 4 each in the third.

That set the stage for the back and forth fourth period which saw Brown and Mack each tally 6 for the Hornets and Edick 8, including two threes, for the Eagles.

Kendall’s Austin Werth puts up a shot over Shaltere Matos-Cox of de Hostos.