South Shore, ranked third in the state in Class AA, got a 3-pointer from Dwight Davis Jr. to take a 60-59 lead with :57 left. Marcellus Vail, who made six 3-pointers and led Collins with 22 points, missed a 3-point shot to tie with :10 remaining.
No New York team had won the event since Christ the King in 1988.
Good reading, Part 1: Tim McMullen, who retired 5½ years ago after a long career teaching and coaching at Letchworth, has a new calling. McMullen, 62, has been leading the congregation at Castile United Church of Christ and will meet with the Committee of Authorized Ministry early next year to acquire his license of ministry that would allow him to administer sacraments including communion and marriage.
When he gets his license, McMullen's formal status will be as a lay preacher.
"It's always been a part of my life, the faith, since I was young," McMullen said. "As a family we always went to church. I grew up in LeRoy and that's part of our lives."
Good reading, Part 2: Canandaigua brothers Othman and Mohamad Damlakhi are refugees whose family escaped the devastation in Aleppo, Syria, ground zero for much of that nation's horrific civil war.
Aged 18 and 16, respectively, they're members of the Braves' wrestling team, having arrived in Rochester by way of Turkey in January 2017 before making the move to Canandaigua.
"Here, people are smiling and they say hello," Othman said. "In Syria or Turkey, that never happens. People here are a lot nicer and it's safer. And there is a lot of food.
"It's unbelievable. I walk the streets in Turkey and I get really scared. Maybe someone wants to attack me. Here, you can walk at 12 midnight and you don't have to be scared of anything."
Extra points: We don't factor Sunday games into our weekly boys basketball rankings during the regular season, so Cardinal Hayes will still be atop the ratings when they're posted Monday evening ahead of the holiday.