by Rob Tetro
The Phoenix boys varsity basketball team recently won games against Jordan-Elbridge and Institute off Technology Central but fell to Skaneateles.
Phoenix outscored Jordan-Elbridge 36-14 during the second half of their Jan. 11 game en route to the 64-46 win.
The Firebirds kept it going against Institute of Technology Central Jan. 15. Phoenix rallied during the second half to overcome a first half deficit to pull away for the 60-49 win.
Unfortunately for the Firebirds, Skaneateles proved to be a little too much for them Jan. 18. Skaneateles was just a little more efficient during the second half as they escaped with a hard fought 62-58 win over Phoenix.
Leading the way for the Firebirds in the Jordan-Elbridge game was Chris Vaverchak, who scored 19 points. Richard Howington and Zach Sisera both scored 11 points and Dylan Doupe added eight points.
Brian Sawyer chipped in seven points while Kyle Huniford, Andrew Torres and Bryce Plante combined to score eight points for Phoenix.
In the Institute off Technology Central game, Phoenix was led by Doupe and Howington, who both scored 14 points. Sisera scored 11 points and Huniford chipped in 10 points. Vaverchak added seven points while Gino Mammoito and Sawyer scored two points.
In the Skaneateles game, Phoenix was led by Vaverchak and his 19 points. Avery Chisolm finished with 10 points, Sisera and Doupe each scored nine points, and Howington added six points.
Huniford and Sawyer combined to score six points for The Firebirds.