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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Glover scores 31, GCC women's basketball earns first win; men lose late lead to Lakeland CC

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Shanell Glover helped pace the Genesee Community College women's basketball team to its first win of the season on Tuesday night, compiling a performance of 31 points and 15 rebounds in a 72-65 win over visiting Lakeland Community College.

GCC (1-4) got off to a fast start thanks to 20 first half points from Glover.

Dashawna Jenifer recorded her third double-double of the season, finishing with 17 points and 14 rebounds.

Genesee grabbed a total of 57 rebounds on the night and took advantage with 28 second chance points.

The Lady Cougars took a four-point lead into halftime and used 11 points off the bench in the second half to hold off Lakeland.

Breana Gleaton added eight points and Markina Robinson chipped in six points.

Genesee will return to action on November 23rd when it travels to Davis College.




The Genesee Community College men's basketball team could not hold on to a late lead against #17 Lakeland Community College on Tuesday night, and dropped its home opener of the 2013-14 season, 90-84. 

Lakeland led the majority of the first half, shooting 60% from three-point range. The Cougars battled and stayed in the game by shooting 50% from the field in the opening period.

The Cougars took a 79-76 lead with four-minutes remaining in the game when Alastair Cole hit his fourth three-point basket of the night. Lakeland responded and with under a minute to play, broke an 82-82 tie with a layup and a chance at a three-point play. The Lakers could not capitalize with the free-throw.

Trailing by two with 40-seconds remaining, the Cougars forced a five-second violation on a Lakeland inbound attempt, but could not capitalize and were forced to put the Lakers at the line the remainder of the game.

Ervin Mitchell scored a game-high 26 points on 10 of 13 shooting. Cole finished with 23 points, Naquil Jones added 19 points and five rebounds and Gabriel Burroughs scored ten points.

Genesee (1-2) will return to action on Saturday against St. John Fisher (JV) at home at 12 p.m.

Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm

LCCP hosts 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Le Roy

Le Roy Christian Community Project hosted a three-on-three basketball tournament today at Le Roy Physical Therapy. Here are some shots from one of the games.

There were nine teams and about 30 players participating.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 9:55 am

Mini-camp helps hoop players step up their game as season approaches

post by Howard B. Owens in basketball, batavia, Buddy Brasky, high school sports, sports

With the basketball season only six weeks out, some of the regions top hoops players have been heading over to the Batavia High School gym two days a week to drill on the game's fundamentals -- shooting and ball handling.

"It's a lot of skill work and a chance to get a ball in their hands," said Buddy Brasky, Batavia's boys varsity head coach and leader of the mini-camp, which he's been running for about six years.

Jeff Redband, a junior with Batavia, has been coming to the camp for five years, said his participation has definitely improved his game.

"This camp is based on the basics, so you don't learn new stuff, but it makes you better at the things you really need to know," Redband said.

Each session includes ball-handling exercises and shooting drills, but Brasky noted drilling just two days a week isn't going to cut it. The 45 players participating -- which range in age from eighth grade to high school seniors -- need to practice and play every day if they're going to improve.

"We tell them you can only do so much here," Brasky said. "You've got to take what we do here -- we're only here two days a week -- and go home and do it on your own at home."

One of the drills involves shooting 100 baskets from at least 12 feet out, but that's just a drop in the bucket for the amount of practice necessary to become a competent shooter.

"The games give them the opportunity transfer what they're learning in skills in a game situation," Brasky said.

"You've got to get a couple hundred shots in a day," Brasky said.

Following drills, the players break off into four-on-four games, which give the kids a chance to play against players from all over the region, not just Genesee County and not just their own schools.

All that drilling on fundamentals has really paid off for Elba's Haley Brown.

"It helps a lot," Brown said. "It's made me a lot better shooter and ball handler and it shows during the season."

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Serious basketball players from grades 9 through 12 invited to basketball mini-camp

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Boys and girls in grades 9-12 looking to advance their hoop dreams are invited to a basketball mini-camp starting Oct. 7 at Batavia High School.

The camp is hosted by Batavia Boys Varsity Basketball Coach Buddy Brasky and sponsored by the Batavia Boys Basketball Booster Club.

The camp will focus on improving offensive skills and it will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday and Thursday in October.

The cost is $125 and Brasky said the camp is designed for experienced and serious players only.

For more information, contact Brasky at (585) 356=4050 or e-mail him at [email protected]

Monday, July 22, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Girl's basketball program shows some Genesee Valley pride in tournament showing

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Five girls from Genesee County are part of a Genesee Valley Pride basketball program that recently took third place in a national tournament held in Florida.

The team is made up of Samantha Jurek and Hunter Jurek, from Alden, Abby Kamysz, Attica, Tiara Filbert, Batavia, Rebecca Grimaudo, Churchville-Chili, Kayla Heimlich, Le Roy, Niki Templeton and Logan Fugle, both of Livonia, and Pembroke’s Rylee Mosher, Breanna Johnson and Michaela Nati.

This was the inaugural season for GV Pride, which competed in six regional tournaments before traveling to Florida. For more on the program, visit the team's Web site.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 6:40 am

Photos: Winners of the 3-on-3 tournament at Williams Park

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Sunday, we posted photos from the 3-on-3 tournament at Williams Park. Last night organizer Dave Smith e-mailed us some pictures and information about the winners.

The 30 and over champs: Oldies But Goodies. Team members are Dontre Woods, Tyrone Woods, John McCulley and Alton Williams.

The boys 14-15 champs, The Unit. Team members are Adonis Davis, Malachi Chenault, Terrell Mapes and Anthony Gallo.

The girls 14-25 champs, The Pride. Team members are Tiara Filbert, Essence Williams and Maddie McCulley.

The girls 12-13 champs, Da Truth. Team members are Maggie Cecere, Dajah Williams and Alissa Polk.

The 6-7 year-old champs, Showtime. We have last names only: Woods, Welker, Sherwood and Brohmstead.

The 10-11 girls champs, They Got Game. Team members are Thomas, M. Reinhardt, M. Reigle, R. Stefaniak and J. Cuttney.

More after the jump: Click on the headline.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Photos: Second Annual 3-on-3 Tournament at Williams Park

post by Howard B. Owens in basketball, batavia, sports, Williams Park

Nice turn out today for the 3-on-3 tournament at Williams Park, which ran from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

No word yet on the winners.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Photo: Players take to court at Williams Park in anticipation of 3-on-3 tournament tomorrow

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Alessio LaRock and Isaiah Banks were at Williams Park late this afternoon getting in a little basketball practice prior to tomorrow's 3-on-3 tournament. The two 14-year-olds intend to play in the tournament.

LaRock is from Buffalo and Banks is a junior varsity player with Batavia High School.

Players and teams that wish to participate in the tournament who haven't signed up yet should get to the park before 9 a.m..

Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:34 pm

3-3 Basketball Tournament, Williams Park

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Rise to the Occasion -- the 2nd annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at Williams Park. $100 per team to enter, guaranted 4 games per team. Brackets for ages six and up. Also a skills competion, three point contest and slam dunk contest.

Event Date and Time

June 30, 2013 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Basketball fans from Batavia might find a familiar face, or least a familiar voice, in Miami this week

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If you happen to be in Miami for the NBA finals, and happen the Largo Bar & Grill, across the street from the American Airlines Arena, you'll hear a familiar voice -- WBTA's Jerry Warner.

Stephen Warner, manager of the Largo, streams WBTA every morning to keep up with the news from back home and listen to his father.

A graduate of Oakfield-Alabama High School, Genesee Community College and SUNY Brockport, Warner has been managing the bar and grill since it opened in 2010.

The place is popular with Miami Heat fans -- players might even stop in -- and it's been hopping with the Heat making the finals again this year, Warner said.

Western New Yorkers pass through the Largo regularly, Warner said. Notre Dame alum Paul Merrill (bottom photo) is the bar manager at the Largo.

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