Rams' Lapi wins tournament title

Staff report

CICERO -- Amsterdam's Brandon Lapi kicked off his junior season in style Saturday, winning the 132-pound championship in the Bill Andersen Wrestling Tournament at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, leading the Rams to a sixth-place team finish despite sending just nine wrestlers to the event.

Lapi, a two-time podium finisher at the state tournament, won his first three matches by pin before winning a 10-1 major decision over South Jefferson's Jon Crast in the final.

Six other Amsterdam wrestlers scored top-eight finishes Saturday, led by senior James Marquez, who was the runner-up at 160 pounds. Marquez won three straight matches to reach the final, where he dropped a 10-0 major decision to Greene's Mike Beckwith.

Amsterdam also got a third-place finish from Chris Velasquez at 106 pounds, fifth-place finishes from Marcus Torres (145) and Ken Garcia (170), a seventh-place finish from Dal Orengo at 138 pounds and and eighth-place effort from Ian Alejandro at 120 pounds.

The Rams open up their dual meet schedule Wednesday at home against Christian Brothers Academy.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Fonda-Fultonville 57, Canajoharie 43

Emily Parslow scored a game-high 18 points, and the Lady Braves opened up an eight-point lead after the first quarter and never looked back to claim the championship in the Canajoharie Tip-Off tournament.

Jeananna Warner added 11 points for Fonda-Fultonville (2-0), while Emily Frollo had nine points and Taylor Wetsky scored eight.

Kara Schwab led Canajoharie (1-1) with nine points, while Alexis Kane chipped in with eight.

Dolgeville 40, Galway 36

In the tournament's consolation game, Mary Reardon scored 10 points to lead Dolgeville to victory.

Crystal Barton added eight points for the Blue Devils.

Erica Chase paced Galway with a game-high 13 points.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Greenwich 59, Canajoharie 47

John Barnes' 20 points paced helped the Witches win their tip-off tournament championship game.

Greg Scott added 17 points and Colin Oswald had 14 for Greenwich.

Canajoharie got a team-high 14 points from Zach Folts, while Zach Bowerman scored nine points. Kevin Shannon added eight points.

Waterford 55, Galway 29

Josh Orton outscored Galway by himself with 32 points to help the Fordians win the consolation game in Greenwich.

Waterford rolled to a 26-2 advantage after the first quarter.

Evan Ceroalo and Dan Diaz each had seven points for Galway.

Mayfiled 45,

Mekeel Christian 44

Dylan Toscano hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 4.1 seconds left as the Panthers rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to stun Mekeel Christian.

Toscano had a game-high 19 points for Mayfield (2-1).

Caleb Stewart led the way for Mekeel Christian with 16 points.