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Keuka freshman guard Adam Stephens goes
to the basket. The Storm won their fourth game
of the season last night. 

By John Addyman

   WAYNE COUNTY (Feb 9 11) – Canisius College put an iron clamp on Saint Peter’s College Sunday afternoon, holding the Peacocks to 22.4 percent shooting from the field in a 59-45 win. It was the first time the Golden Griffins had beaten Saint Peter’s in four years and the win was the fourth in the last five games for Canisius, pushing their record over .500 to 12-11 (6-7 MAAC). The loss broke a five-game win streak for the Peacocks.
   Senior forward Greg Logins (Sodus/Kent School) scored 10 points, snared seven rebounds and made one assist in the Canisius win. 
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   Keuka College won its first game since Jan. 22 (and the fourth of the season) last night over Cazenovia, 66-57. Freshman guard Adam Stephens (Pal-Mac) contributed an assist and a blocked shot to the Storm win. Keuka is now 4-13 (3-11 NEAC). 

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   Nazareth College sophomore guard Tyshun Stephens (Newark) scored 16 points, made two assists, blocked a shot and grabbed three rebounds on Saturday when the Golden Flyers subdued Elmira, 81-50, in Empire-8 Conference action. The win bumps the on again/off again Flyers to 12-8 (5-6 E-8); Elmira has one win this season.
   Crunch time arrives this weekend for Nazareth. The Flyers face three of the top four conference teams over the next six days with Stevens on Friday, Hartwick on Saturday and St. John Fisher next Tuesday. 
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Alyssa Fenyn (Newark) matched her
collegiate scoring mark with 17
points against Wake Forest.
   It isn’t March yet, but you wonder if the Virginia Tech women would just like to get this season over with so they can start fresh next year. On Sunday, Wake Forest came to Blacksburg with a nine-game losing streak for road games.
   Tech had lost its last nine games period.
   Something had to give.
   Unfortunately, it was the Hokies. Although they made a charge at the Demon Deacons in the second half, the Hokies had already allowed Wake to get ahead by 19 points. The game ended with a 60-55 Hokies loss, but sophomore guard Alyssa Fenyn (Newark) again proved that she is someone the team should be building around.
   Alyssa scored 17 points – that ties her collegiate career high and is her fifth game in a row in double figures (on a team that has trouble getting players in double figures). She also snared four rebounds and made a team-high three assists.
   Tech is 9-14 (0-9 ACC).
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   University of Buffalo freshman forward Javon McCrea (Newark) led the team in defensive rebounds (7) and in blocked shots (two) last night as the Bulls pounded Western Michigan, 72-43. Javon ended the night with four points, eight rebounds and a steal. The Bulls are 15-7 (7-3 MAC).
   Ithaca College junior Kailee Spusta (Pal-Mac) finished 14th in the floor exercises (9.325) when the Division III Bombers contested a tri-meet with Division I teams from Rutgers and Yale on Sunday. Ithaca finished third in the meet and now has a 6-3 dual-meet record heading into a Saturday’s five-team meet at Cornell. 
   Nazareth and RIT met in the pool Golden Flyers’ pool on Saturday – the RIT men knocked off Nazareth, 186-98, and the Nazareth women prevailed, 187-85.
Joshua Haak
(Pal Mac)
Swims four events for Monroe CC
   Junior Holly Gilligan (Newark) anchored the third-place Nazareth 200 medley relay (2:14.80) and scored a third place in the 50 free (29.34).
   Nazareth sophomore Jacob Kline (Newark) won the 100 backstroke (1:02.35), took second in the 100 butterfly (1:02.29), swam the opening leg for the winning 200 free relay (1:44.38) and the second-place 200 medley relay (1:55.65). Junior Jeff Baxter (Pal-Mac) and sophomore Joshua Haak (Pal-Mac) teamed up to swim half the second-place 200 free relay (2:02.42). Jeff anchored the fifth-place 200 medley relay (2:07.07), took fifth in the 800 free (10:31.55) and wound up sixth in the 400 free (5:05.32).
   Joshua took fourth places in the 800 free (9:42.55) and the 200 backstroke (2:43.24).
   Nazareth contested the St. Lawrence Super Duals track and field event on Saturday, essentially competing against Plattsburgh, St. Lawrence and Oswego in separate dual meets at the same time and place – and the Flyers lost all three meets.
   Junior Tim Rutan (Wayne) finished 11th in the 400-meter dash (57.23) for Nazareth, and ran the third leg of the fourth-place 4-by-400-meter relay (3:39.86).
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   Utica College freshman Breiten Balschmiter (Newark) had trouble with the throwing circle in the Saints Invitational at St. Lawrence University on Saturday. He fouled in five of six attempts, but his one good throw (43-9.25) was good enough for sixth place in the shot put.
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   Have news about a Wayne County athlete who is playing a college sport now or will be in the spring? Please drop me a note at john.addyman@yahoo.com


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