By Rob Tetro
Skaneateles upset the Phoenix boys’ varsity basketball team in the opening round of The Class B Section 3 Playoffs Feb. 14 by a score of 53-49.
The Firebirds season comes to an end with an overall record of 11-8.
Skaneateles jumped out to an early 7-point lead over Phoenix during the first quarter. Skaneateles expanded its lead during the second quarter, outscoring the Firebirds to take a 31-23 lead into halftime.
Phoenix battled back during the third quarter, outscoring the Lakers by 6 points to come within 2 points at 39-37.
The Firebirds came up short during the fourth quarter, as Skaneateles added to its lead down the stretch to escape with the 4-point win.
Leading the way for Phoenix was Dylan Doupe with 20 points, followed by Zach Sisera with 10, Connor Haney with 6 and Bryce Plante added 5 points.