Leading off today:
Two GoFundMe.com fundraisers earmarked to cover funeral expenses have collected more than $10,000 this week for Stephanie Christie, whose two sons were killed Monday, the Democrat and Chronicle reported
Half-brothers Taylor Christie, 20, and Marion athlete Evan Woodward, 16, died after a basketball practice when Christie lost control of the car and struck a tree.
Woodward was a junior at Marion, where he played soccer and basketball.
Stephanie Christie's husband Sam Christie died in June of a blood clot.
"Our school community is grieving and we extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Evan and Taylor's family and friends," Marion Central Schools Superintendent Don Bavis said in a statement.
College choice: Half Hollow Hills East basketball point guard Savion Lewis signed his letter of intent on Monday to continue his career at Quinnipiac next season.
Lewis was a first-team all-state selection in Class AA as a junior.
Baker Dunleavy, the former Villanova assistant who is the son of former NBA coach Mike Dunleavy Sr., has been busy in New York in his first recruiting cycle. Guard Tyrese Williams, eighth-team all-state for Cardinal Hayes last winter, committed to Quinnipiac earlier this fall.
• After a year at Blair Academy in New Jersey, former Williamsville East guard Erica Martinsen is attending IMG Academy in Florida to play basketball this year. Martinsen, second-team all-state in Class A in 2016 after her sophomore season in Western new York, signed her letter of intent with the University of Virginia earlier this month.
Martinsen is approaching the 2000-point mark for her high school career, The Buffalo News reported.
More trouble for Gordon: Former NBA star Ben Gordon's troubles continued last weekend when he was arrested for allegedly driving with a forged license plate, The Journal News reported.
Gordon, a former Mount Vernon star who was the state player of the year in Class A in 2000, was stopped by New York City police on Sunday when officers saw what appeared to be a laminated temporary license plate on his car. A check revealed a different expiration date than was displayed on the license plate, according to an NYPD spokesperson.
Gordon was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, a misdemeanor, and released without bail.