The Aquinas Institute boys’ basketball team defeated Rush-Henrietta 77-43 to take the Section 5 Class AA championship March 5 at Gates Chili High School. The team will face Section 6 champion Jamestown March 12.
Aquinas senior Myles Blackwood drives to the basket in the second half of AQ’s sectional win over Rush-Henrietta. Members of Aquinas Institute’s boys’ basketball team hold up their championship trophy following their win over Rush-Henrietta. Aquinas senior Robert McCullough eyes the basket, defended by Rush-Henrietta’s Tyler Simmons and Mason Giorgione. Aquinas senior Owen Acciari sinks a three-pointer to score the final game points. Aquinas senior Will Scanlon takes the ball down court. Aquinas’ Mason Blackwood is defended by Rush-Henrietta’s Abdulfatah Bori. Aquinas’ Mykel White is defended by Rush-Henrietta’s Tyler Simmons and Nasir Hunter. Aquinas’ Vay Walker is defended by Rush-Henrietta’s Izigk Fisher.
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