WATERLOO — It has been said before that it takes a lot of hard work to get lucky. The Lyons varsity boys basketball team triumphed 86-79 on Saturday night over non-league opponent Wilson at Waterloo High School.

It was a comeback that featured a well conditioned Lyons team taking advantage of its opportunities.

“This was a great game for us,” said Lyons head coach Dean Schott II. In his first season with the team Schott has big expectations for his team.

“We want to win a state title — we can do it,” added Schott. “This group of players knows how to handle itself.”

The Lions (2-0) had major contributions in the game from Justice Smith. The Lyons senior excelled on Saturday night as he contributed 35 points and five assists.

Also providing Lyons with strong performances were Justin Smith (22 points, 8 rebounds) and David Weaver (14 points, 5 steals).

Schott’s team now prepares to face Gananda on Wednesday. The team is ready to “play hard all season long” according to Schott, adding that “we will be the best conditioned team in the league.”

NON-LEAGUE

Penfield 49, Geneva 39

WATERLOO — The Penfield varsity boys basketball team triumphed over Geneva on Saturday night as it erased a 23-18 lead for the Panthers at the half.

Patrick Piampiano led Penfield (1-0) with 23 points in the second half. For Geneva (1-1), Kaya Parara (8 points), Nick Askin (8 points) and Reid Patchett (9 rebounds) played well.

NON-LEAGUE

Romulus 47,

Hammondsport 40

HAMMONDSPORT — Defense was the key for Romulus in its victory over Hammondsport on Saturday night.

The Warriors were led by junior Kyaira Woody with 14 points. Megan Litzenberger chipped in with 12 points.

Senior Danielle Goerlich had nine buckets in the contest, while Hannah Minges had seven.

“We played a lot better today, but we’re still a work in progress,” Romulus coach Damon Nicholson said.

The Warriors were unable to contain Ana Salom as she tallied 12 points, eight rebounds, and four steals for Hammondsport.

Avoca Duals

AVOCA — The newly merged Marcus Whitman/Penn Yan wrestling team went 4-1 placing second at the Avoca Duals.

Marcus Whitman/Penn Yan was highlighted by Chad Smith who went 5-0 with five pins at weight classes of 152 and 160. Both Justin Smith (132 lbs. and 138 lbs.) and Aiden Mowry (113 lbs. and 120 lbs.) also went 5-0.

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