continued To start the Dome proceedings, the CNS boys team met West Genesee, the Northstars still burning about letting a 25-point lead get away in a 79-75 defeat to Fairport in Friday's Peppino's Invitational at Henninger, which was the team's season opener.
This offered, in a smaller scale, the Fairport situation, but with a better ending. Other than allowing the game's first basket, CNS never trailed, as Bryan Quartier's seven points fueled an opening 12-2 run.
And the Northstars' lead grew to 24-9 early in the second quarter, but WG fought back, slowing the game's tempo down and, by the third quarter, moving within one, 37-36. It happened again in the final period, the Wildcats shrinking its deficit to 48-47.
Each time, CNS would respond well, especially in the closing minutes. Quartier's 3-pointer with 4:34 left ignited a 10-2 run, five of the points coming from Vaughndell Brantley, who finished with a team-high 17 points, just ahead of Quartier's total of 16 points.