Leading off today:
Jasiah Lewis made a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 17 points as Abraham Lincoln
edged Thomas Jefferson 82-76 in a clash of state-ranked boys basketball teams from Brooklyn on Saturday.
Omar Rowe and K.C. Ndefo finished with 15 points apiece in the road win for the Railsplitters, ranked 10th in Class AA by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Freshman guard Jaquan Carlos scored 17 points for No. 8 Jefferson.
Senior guard Dashan Crittendon (13 points) made back-to-back 3-pointers late in the first half to give the Orange Wave to a 44-42 lead, but Lincoln retook the lead in the third quarter and then pulled ahead for good late in the fourth.
Lincoln was ahead 77-76 with less than a minute left when Josh Wilson drove into the left side of the lane, then pulled up to convert a floater that finally gave Lincoln breathing room.
Next of Lincoln i a rematch Tuesday with Brooklyn Collegiate, which scored a 66-59 win when the teams played Dec. 7.
Wrestling: New Yorkers won 11 of 15 weight classes in the Eastern States Classic at Sullivan Community College.
Among the winners was 2017 NYSPHSAA champion Tyler Barnes, who carried a 70-match winning streak into the tournament and defeated Paul Calo of Southington, Conn., 8-2 in the 170-pound final.
Barnes, a three-time Section 2 champ, hasn't lost since the Division 1 consolation semifinals of the 2016 state tournament.
In the loaded 152-pound bracket, four-time state champion Jacori Teemer of Long Beach won the title with a 9-5 decision over Fox Lane's Matt Grippi. It was Grippi's third straight Eastern States final loss.
The two appear destined for a rematch at states next month.
"That's what I want," Grippi said. "I know I said this last year after I lost, but this time, I'm for real. This is my weight."
Overseas win: Saratoga junior Kelsey Chmiel's international racing debut was a success as she won the Great Edinburgh International XCountry Challenge at Holyrood Park in Scotland.
Running for Team USA against squads representing Great Britain and Europe, she covered four kilometers on a muddy course in 14:10.
"She took it out, took the lead 400 meters into the race, and never looked back," said Saratoga co-coach Linda Kranick.
Girls basketball: One day after handing Cicero-North Syracuse its first loss, Chicago's Whitney Young scored a 51-41 win over Jamesville-DeWitt, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class A.
Meg Hair scored 15 points and Jamie Boeheim 11 for J-D.
Shenendehowa, ranked 10th in Class AA, defeated Henry County (Ga.) 73-50 at the Say Yes to Success Tournament in Brooklyn as Cameron Tooley scored 27 points.
Exiting Storrs: Former Ossining guard Andra Espinoza-Hunter, who took a leave from the UConn women's basketball team three weeks ago, has decided to transfer.
"I just realized UConn wasn't really a good fit for me," Espinoza-Hunter told The Journal News.
She was averaging 2.0 points and 7.0 minutes per game as a freshman.
Espinoza-Hunter said she plans to take classes at Westchester Community College and visit schools while figuring out her next step.