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Local swim teams pick up late wins

Finishing another undefeated regular season, the Christian Brothers Academy girls swim team defeated Cortland 84-68 Wednesday night at the LeMoyne College pool.

Summer Schmitt would win twice, earning a victory in the 200 individual medley (2:14.47) before breaking the one-minute mark in claiming the 100 butterfly in 59.33 seconds.

Kelly Bewley had her own unique double. She won on the diving board with 196.20 points, then turned around and, in the 100 freestyle, claimed first place in 1:03.61.

Ruthie Speidel, second to Maggie Fletcher (1:57.16) in the 200 freestyle, dominated the 500 freestyle, winning it 5:16.96. Kathryn Coughlin won the 50 freestyle (27.06 seconds) as CBA's quartet of Zoe McCauley, Caroline Cupelo, Destiny Cerlanek and Bridget Bellardini beat the field in the 200 medley relay in 2:09.95.

On the same night, double victories by Katie Pechacek and Melissa James helped propel Fayetteville-Manlius when it went to Auburn and earned an 88-80 victory over the Maroons in the regular-season finale.

In the 200 freestyle, Pechacek took first place in a time of 2:08.75. Later in the meet, she worked her way through the 500 freestyle in 5:42.38 to prevail again. James swam the 200 individual medley in a strong time of 2:25.40, this before taking another title in the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.70.

Hadley Cameron-Carter also earned her share of glory for F-M. Cameron-Carter won the 100 backstroke (1:05.85) and teamed with James, Delaney Pfohl and Stephanie Wilcoxen to claim the 200 medley relay in 2:00.50. In the 200 freestyle relay, Pechacek joined Cameron-Carter, James and Wilcoxen as F-M won in a quick 1:47.53.

Jamesville-DeWitt would beat Fulton 93-57 to finish its regular season at 7-1. Kalie Coyne swam the 100 butterfly in 1:01.82, with Amanda Behan taking the 50 freestyle in 28.15 seconds and Danielle Doss earning 186.80 points on the diving board.

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