Williams, UPrep dispatch of Rush-Henrietta

first_img By Paul Gotham on February 25, 2017No Comment Connect on Linked in Williams, UPrep dispatch of Rush-Henrietta added by Paul Gotham on February 25, 2017View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&Healthyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters Share on Facebook By PAUL GOTHAMROCHESTER, N.Y. — When they met earlier in the season, Rush-Henrietta trimmed a 21-point UPrep lead  to seven before finally succumbing in the final seconds. Saturday night there was no dramatic fourth quarter comeback.Jeenathan Williams scored six of his game-high 27 points in the third quarter as UPrep took a double-digit lead into the final stanza on their way to a 62-39 victory in the Class AA quarter-finals.Leading by three, the Griffins doubled up R-H over the final seven minutes of the third quarter.“We didn’t want to lose,” James Reaves said of his UPrep Griffins. “We played to win.”Williams finished on the break with a pass from teammate James Barnes. His pull-jumper in transition made it a 38-28 game. Williams scored again on the break and capped UPrep’s quarter at 43-33.Rush-Henrietta did not get any closer.  The Griffins opened the fourth quarter on 13-4 run to put the game out of reach.“They gave us a good hard-fought game,” Reaves said of the Royal Comets. “For us, all year we’ve been a team of ups and downs. We turned the switch on toward the end.”R-H led early in the first 12-11 when Williams scored six straight. The junior guard/forward delivered a thunderous hammer dunk in the open floor. He followed with a blocked shot on the defensive end before going the length of the floor for two more. His pull-up jumper made it 17-12 after the first quarter. They did not trail again.UPrep, which had not played a game since February 7th before dispatching Churchville-Chili, 79-41 in Wednesday’s opening round, pushed their advantage to 13 in the second quarter.Barnes nailed a three from the right corner. Jabez Thomas had a putback slam, and Barnes connected again behind the arc. Williams finished on the break. UPrep led 29-16.“We’ve been beating up on each other, but you can’t really simulate the game,” Reaves said of team’s practices. “We were a little rusty, but a little rested. Now we’re kinda getting into the groove.”Rush-Henrietta’s Kailee White scored on a drive from the wing to cut the lead to five at 29-24 going into the locker room. White hit a free throw line jumper early in the third to make it a three-point game.It was as close as Rush-Henrietta got for the remainder of the game.No.3-seed UPrep (17-4) advanced to play seventh-seeded McQuaid (16-6) in Wednesday’s semi-final round. The Jesuit Knights defeated No. 2-seed Victor, 58-49.“I got a chance to see a little bit of their game today on Facebook live,” Reaves said. “Scrappy team. Of course, they’re big. We’re big too. Matchup-wise it works. It should be a good one. Looking forward to it.”Thomas scored 16 points for UPrep. Barnes added 10.White scored 23 for Rush-Henrietta.UPrep beat Rush-Henrietta, 59-51 in the Rush-Henrietta Christmas Tournament. A game in which UPrep led 46-25 at the start of the fourth quarter.  Jeenathan Williams, Kailee White, Rochester, Royal Comets Add to Google+ Subscribe by Emailcenter_img Williams, UPrep dispatch of Rush-Henrietta Print This Post Follow on Facebook Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more