Marcellus hands Phoenix first loss of the season

Loose ball – Phoenix’s Christopher Vaverchak knocks the ball away from Syracuse Academy of Science’s Nakis Johnson during a recent game. Also pictured are Firebirds Kyle Huniford (20) and Girolamo Mammolito (32). Vaverchak scored 17 points, but Phoenix lost 70-60. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty
Loose ball – Phoenix’s Christopher Vaverchak knocks the ball away from Syracuse Academy of Science’s Nakis Johnson during a recent game. Also pictured are Firebirds Kyle Huniford (20) and Girolamo Mammolito (32). Vaverchak scored 17 points, but Phoenix lost 70-60.
–Valley News photo by Hal Henty

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix boys varsity basketball team lost its first game of the season when it took on Marcellus Dec. 18.

Following a decent start, Marcellus jumped out to an early lead. Unfortunately for the Firebirds, they were never really able to overcome the early deficit as Marcellus cruised to a 62-47 win.

Phoenix was led by Chris Vaverchak, who scored 19 points. Dylan Doupe added eight points and Zach Sisera finished with five points.
Avery Chisolm and Richard Howington chipped in four points each while Kyle Huniford, Bryan Murray and Bryce Plante combined to score seven points for The Firebirds.

Fulton ice hockey

The Fulton varsity hockey team is still winless as the season nears its halfway point.

During their last four games, Fulton has given up an average of eight goals a game while only scoring an average of a goal in each of those games.

The Red Raiders lost their sixth and seventh games of the season when they took on Whitesboro Dec. 11th and Christian Brothers Academy and Jamesville-DeWitt Dec. 14.
Whitesboro jumped out to three goal lead during the first period and didn’t look back when they took on the Red Raiders.

During the second period, Whitesboro added three more goals. Whitesboro scored four goals during the third period to cap off a 10-0 win.

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