Hornets repeat home magic, top Henninger in OT

By doing so, F-M led for most of the first three quarters, only to see Henninger claw back and take the lead numerous times in the final period.

Each time that happened, though, Brett Small or Ethan Gilbert would come up with a big jump shot. Small's free throw tied it, 38-38, with 1:08 left in regulation, and when neither team could break the deadlock, they went to overtime.

Here, F-M took advantage of Henninger's attrition, as three players -- Simmons, Brian Wilson and Robbie Keefe -- fouled out. Small, Lee and Gilbert accounted for all of the Hornets' OT points with free throws.

Small led the way with 16 points. Gilbert added 10 points, part of a big weekend where he was also honored by the National Football Foundation for his football and academic accomplishments at Sunday's Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet at Turning Stone Resort.

F-M (12-4, 9-1 league) now had to show its stuff on the road. It visited Fowler on Tuesday and goes to West Genesee Friday night, all in pursuit of the team's first league championship since 1984.

"It (beating Proctor and Henninger) is a great feeeling, but we've got to keep it up for the rest of the season," said Lee.

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