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Rochester Prep turns back Kendall rally

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 5 February 2018 at 8:08 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Dale Steffen grabs a rebound against the Rochester Prep duo of Terrance Washington and Jalen English during the host Eagles non league loss this evening.

A big second half comeback bid fell short as Kendall dropped a 70-59 decision to visiting Rochester Prep this evening in a non league boys basketball game.

Trailing by 20, 44-24, at the half, Kendall got back into the game by putting together a 20-9 third period scoring edge. Nate Warters scored 10 and John Rath 6 to lead that rally as the Eagles closed the gap to 53-44 at the three-quarter mark.

Kendall’s Derek Edick drives by Rochester Prep defenders Jalen English and Josh Heath.

Keeping the momentum, Kendall then completed a big 26-11 scoring surge by opening the final period with s 6-2 run to slice the deficit to just five, 55-50.

However, the Eagles could get no closer as Rochester Prep answered with a 15-9 run down the stretch to lock up the win.

Mickey Gardner scored 5 and Rath and Warters 4 each for the Eagles down the stretch.

Jayden scored 22 and Wesley Henderson 14 to lead the way for Rochester Prep.

Warters finished with a game high 27 for Kendall as Rath added 12 and Gardner and Hunter Menze 8 each.  Menze also grabbed off 10 rebounds, Rath 9 and Warters 7.

Capitalizing on a rash of Kendall turnovers, Rochester Prep jumped out to a 21-11 first period lead as Hayes tallied 8 and Marquis Thomas 5.

Continuing to capitalize on Eagle turnovers, Rochester Prep used a 23-13 second period surge to up its advantage to 20, 44-24, at the half.  Hayes and Thomas both scored 6 during that stretch. Warters tallied 7 and Menze 4 for the Eagles during that stretch.

Kendall next visits Elba on Wednesday in a Genesee Region League game.

Pembroke 78, Holley 36

Pulling away in the third period, Pembroke went on to defeat host Holley 78-36 this evening in a G-R game to improve to 17-0 on the season.

Leading by a narrow seven point, 34-27, margin at the half, Pembroke broke the game open by outscoring Holley 22-4 in the third period.  Zach Von Kramer scored 9 to lead that surge as the Dragons pulled way to a 56-31 lead at the three-quarter mark.

Holley had stayed within seven at the half as Patrick Bower scored 9, Andrew Moseman 6 and Matt Skehan 5 over the first two periods.

Von Kramer finished with 17, Reid Miano 14 and Jamil Marable Jr. 12 to lead Pembroke.

Moseman had 10, Bower 9 and Skehan 8 for Holley.