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Executing on our 2020 vision

first_imgHappy New Year and welcome to a new decade. The dramatic changes from 10 years ago have given us both challenges and immense opportunities. Many of us spoke about 2020 and how we were getting our financial institutions prepared – well, we are finally here.First, with immense gratitude I want to acknowledge the over 1400 executives who responded to my survey. I asked them to share with me the challenges that they have, the opportunities that they can avail, and how they plan to climb their “mountain.”So, what keeps us up at night? Here are some of the top concerns you shared:How are we perceived as a brand? Yes, our consumers trust us but question our ability to serve them across channel, be accessible 24×7, and provide a complete spectrum of financial services products. What can we do to raise our stature as a full-service financial institution?How can we do more with those we serve? The consumer we serve does a lot with us but they do more with our competition. We need a strategy to win them over so we can enhance our fair share of wallet. How do we build long-term loyalty?What is our branch strategy? Do we need a branch? How many hours should we keep our branch open? What size should our branch be? Should we offer remote services (video-tellers) via our branches? Should we close our branches?What is the best way to run a digital branch? Do we need a digital branch manager? How can our digital channel support our other channels especially our branches? Where should the digital branch reside within our organization?How can we leverage technology effectively? What do we do with all our legacy independent platforms? Can we unite our systems? Can (why can’t) we deliver solutions faster? Are we prepared for open banking? Can we deliver IT as a managed service?How do we protect the information and assets we have? How do we secure transactions? How do we balance fast service with security?How do we attract talent? What can we do to develop and retain the talent that we have? How do we build a sales culture and enhance the service culture within our organization?Can our burden of compliance be truly understood by regulators? Can the same rules be enforced on other financial solution providers especially Fintech? Can we simplify compliance?We hear things about AI, RPA, big data – what should we do? Where should we invest? How do we measure the success of these initiatives?Where should we invest to find new consumers? How much should we spend on acquiring new consumers? How do we measure the success of our marketing?How is the economy going to affect our financial institution? What should we be doing to prepare our consumers for a recession? What can we best prepare for a recession?How do we build and deliver exceptional experiences?So, what can we do to address these concerns and chart our course beyond 2020? Here are 12 key things we need to address:Deliver on intuitive experiences. In addition to designed experience enhancements, we need to leverage RPA and AI to automate the mundane and do more to drive consumer engagement.True, rich and deep personalization with real-time insight. We know a lot and should be able to quickly access information to turn it into actionable insight that is available.Omni-channel journeys are an absolute must. In addition to consistency across channel, the consumer should be able to start a transaction in one channel and complete in another.To become the preferred financial institution, we have to become top of wallet – not just payments but money movement. We do this by focusing on everyday transactions – this builds affinity.We have to protect those we serve and the information we have. Biometrics will speed up authentication and information access. Our people need to be trained to counter social engineering.Our data strategy should be pronounced and part of a long-term journey. Remember the five steps for actionable data – collection, validation, visualization, prediction, and prescription.IT should be a differentiator and we need to create a foundational information technology blueprint. The consumers we serve expect app-based ease in every transaction.Invest in our people – teach empathy, technology, and financial best practices. Our people need to mentor those we seek and serve – we need to invest in enhancing our expertise.Measure ROI in everything including consumer satisfaction and the LTV of the consumer we serve. Five measurement metrics – engagement, cost, income, efficiency, and compliance.Build a stable, thriving financial institution. Focus on efficiency and growth – more products per consumer, reduced transaction costs, and increased profitability.Make our strategic planning process actionable. Design this process as a continuous improvement initiative.Deliver on our purpose – karma is real. It is about financial betterment, enriching peoples lives. Even the world’s largest retailer focuses on their mantra of “save money, live better.” 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sundeep Kapur Sundeep has been assisting financial institutions with their omni-channel strategies – a more effective branch, a better online experience, & great consumer engagement. He is the author of an online … Web: www.emailyogi.com Details As we think through these initiatives here is some more food for thought:We have to deliver on better experiences through a combination of AI, biometrics, and enhanced human experiences. Remember, technology can free up time for humans.Our branch will be our hub. Our focus should be to transform consumer experiences across channel via the branch. Branch, digital, contact center, digital, AI, digital – journey as one.There is too much noise in the big data space – many charlatans loom. Be careful and take prudent steps to have an executable and nimble big strategy.IT is strategic. IT is strategic. Yes, I know I have repeated it. IT needs a seat at the top of the table and you can only be strategic if you consider having managed services to support IT.If you want to do more for those you serve – look at everyday payments’ aka money movement. Build a money movement strategy to support your growth.If you would like to join a webinar (January 14, 2-3 pm EST) where we will talk through these initiatives, please use this link to sign up. With sincere gratitude, I wish you the very best for a phenomenal year, and decade. Cheers!last_img read more

Lending in 2021

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Mike Schenk (CUNA photo) This post is currently collecting data… One fact is clear in the face of uncertainty presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Credit unions have shined in their efforts to support members, says Mike Schenk, CUNA’s chief economist and deputy chief advocacy officer.Schenk, who addressed the CUNA Lending Council Virtual Conference, cites these statistics about credit unions’ response to the pandemic:95% provided loan modifications.90% waived fees for members.80% introduced new loan products to meet members’ needs.Plus, credit unions facilitated more than 170,000 Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program loans, averaging $49,000 each. This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

Plan for 2021 with confidence

first_imgAre you struggling to pay for services to meet consumer demand during the pandemic?Even before COVID-19 disrupted this year’s strategic plans, demand for more convenient banking services was on the rise. According to a survey by TransUnion, 61% of consumer banking transactions in 2019 were conducted on mobile phones—up from 28% in 2014. Eight months into the pandemic, the demand for safe, contactless service continues to increase. As the 2021 planning season has begun, many credit unions are wondering how they will pay for upgrading existing capabilities or implementing new technology-driven service initiatives to meet member demand—while achieving their performance goals. And even though non-interest income sources remain limited right now, there are effective ways to offset the costs of providing the services that members have come to expect—like contactless payments, smart ATMs, remote deposit capture—and updating software to improve service functionality and efficiency. Generate improved revenue and service results with your overdraft programIt’s true, technology and innovation will be key factors in meeting service expectations and are essential to remaining competitive in the future. But it’s imperative to make sure the services offered are designed and maintained to effectively address members’ most pressing financial needs, both now and as conditions change. When properly managed, a high-performing overdraft program also can provide the income necessary to fund strategic initiatives to update existing systems or implement new technology to improve member service and strengthen your credit union’s bottom line. For instance, the opportunity to reinvest overdraft fee revenue can help you enhance member services with new programs—such as safe, convenient online and mobile banking capabilities—or improve the value of existing services like rewards programs. Oftentimes, this is difficult for institutions to undertake when they are struggling with income.For best results, an overdraft strategy should be customizable to meet your credit union’s unique situation. This includes working with a provider that offers the resources necessary to strengthen any areas that may be underperforming and provides the support of industry experts who can help to strengthen improvements in revenue, member service experiences, employee knowledge and confidence, and compliance peace of mind.Uncover savings and revenue opportunities with vendor contract negotiationsWhile earnings have taken a hit and interest rates have remained low since the beginning of the pandemic, expenses have increased in some unexpected places—due in part to the additional costs required to allow employees to work effectively from home and to maintain the proper precautions to keep staff and members safe in facilities that offer in-person service. And while the outlook for how long an economic recovery will take remains uncertain, you can make a positive impact on your credit union’s immediate and long-term performance by reviewing the contract terms of the services you use every day.Vendor contract negotiations can identify pricing strategies that result in substantial savings. Not only can this enable you to provide some top-of-the-line products to your members, it also can preserve a healthy partnership with your current vendor if you want to maintain that relationship. Whether you have one or multiple contracts coming due for renewal, a professional assessment can really pay off. Just make sure you choose a contract professional who has a track record of negotiating five, six and even seven-figure savings for the types of contracts you are having reviewed and who knows what to ask for on your behalf. This will allow you to take advantage of effective negotiations skills without adding to the workload of your staff or taking them out of their comfort zone.Proven revenue and cost-saving strategies bring optimism during a time of uncertainty As we prepare for a New Year, there are many unknowns ahead. But it’s important not to delay in putting the services in place to meet members’ ongoing financial needs, if you want to maintain top-of-mind awareness in your community. But, as you know, doing so can be costly. By implementing a fully disclosed overdraft program and taking a look deep into the cost of vendor contracts, you can find ways to pay for services that your members demand and save money at the same time. Plus, when these services are contingency-based, they can actually pay for themselves, making this a win-win proposition for credit unions that are looking for ways to recover from 2020 and prepare for the opportunities that are ahead in 2021. This is placeholder text 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jill Fox Jill joined JMFA in 2012, with more than 15 years of experience in many aspects of banking operations, including customer service, sales, branch management, lending, technology and core data processing. … Web: https://www.jmfa.com Detailscenter_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

Coram Man Killed in SUV Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 29-year-old Coram man was killed when he crashed his SUV in Middle Island early Wednesday morning.Suffolk County police said Isaiah Lee was driving a Chrysler Aspen southbound on West Bartlett Road when his vehicle left the roadway and struck several trees as he attempted to turn left onto East Bartlett Road in at 12:03 a.m.The victim was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead.Sixth Squad detectives ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8652.last_img read more

Studies find irradiation suitable for cilantro, sprouts

first_img Bari M, Al-Haq M, Kawasaki T, et al. Irradiation to kill Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on ready-to-eat radish and mung bean sprouts. J Food Prot 2004: 67:2263-73 [Abstract] Chlorination alone reduced E coli counts by more than 1 log, and irradiation alone at 1.05 kGy led to a 6.7-log reduction, the authors reported. Chlorination is commonly used to disinfect produce, but it does not completely eliminate pathogens, the researchers note. The combination of chlorination and irradiation reduced E coli counts more than 7 logs. Nov 29, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Irradiating fresh cilantro and sprouts can reduce levels of potentially dangerous microbes without affecting flavor or other sensory attributes, according to two studies published recently in the Journal of Food Protection. Denise Foley and colleagues at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., examined the effects of irradiation on fresh cilantro. They note that the FDA identified cilantro as one of the products most often contaminated in tests of imported produce in 1999. They inoculated cilantro with Escherichia coli O157:H7 and then exposed it to a chlorine solution (200 ppm) or low-dose gamma irradiation, or both. Food irradiation entails exposing food to ionizing radiation in the form of gamma rays, high-energy electrons, or x-rays. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved low-dose irradiation of fresh fruits and vegetables to inhibit sprouting and control insects, but not to reduce pathogens. Similarly, the FDA has approved irradiating seeds to limit sprouting, but has not approved irradiation of sprouts to control pathogens. (Dried herbs and spices can be irradiated at higher doses to control pathogens.) Irradiation reduced levels of both microbes to nondetectable limits, the report says. There was no significant impact on the color, firmness, or overall visual quality of the sprouts. The researchers did note that the vitamin C content was gradually reduced with higher radiation doses. However, they determined overall that irradiation could be useful in reducing pathogens on sprouts while retaining acceptable food quality. The US National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) has described sprouts as a special problem because of the potential for pathogen growth during sprouting. If pathogens are on or in the seed, the environment favorable for sprouting may also encourage the growth of microbes. There is no inherent step in the production of raw sprouts to reduce or eliminate pathogens, according to NACMCF literature. Contaminated seed is the likely source for most reported sprout-associated outbreaks. In the second study, M. L. Bari and colleagues at the National Food Research Institute in Tsukuba, Japan, irradiated ready-to-eat radish and mung bean sprouts. Foley D, Euper M, Caporaso F, et al. Irradiation and chlorination effectively reduces Escherichia coli O157:H7 inoculated on cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) without negatively affecting quality. J Food Prot 2004: 67:2092-8 [Abstract] A panel of eight trained evaluators assessed the odor, flavor, and visual characteristics of cilantro irradiated at doses of 1.05 to 3.85 kGy. They found no significant differences between the irradiated herb and nonirradiated control samples immediately or after 7 and 9 days. Bari and colleagues note that it is hard to clean the surface of fresh produce, in part because excessive processing could release nutrients that further encourage pathogen growth. The researchers inoculated mung bean and radish sprouts with E coli and Salmonella and then irradiated them at doses of 1.5 and 2.0 kGy, respectively.last_img read more

Aminess is building the first hotel for employees

first_imgThe hotel with all the prerequisites for participation in the commercial market will be ready for the 2020 season. So Aminess announced today that it has started building a hotel for its employees in Novigrad. The location of the new hotel in Novigrad, which stretches over 2.500 square meters, is only ten minutes away from the farthest Aminess building. The hotel will have a reception, shared kitchen with dining area, parking and an indoor storage room for bicycles, while the rooms will mostly be double with private bathroom, French balcony or terrace, modern furniture and TV and heating and cooling system. In addition to free Wi-Fi access, employees will also have access to a common area with a living room, and specially equipped rooms for washing, drying and ironing clothes. “Satisfied and happy employees are the key to a company’s success. Therefore, in addition to the benefits we offer, we decided to build a hotel for employees where they will feel comfortable. In this way, we will offer all employees who come from other parts even better quality accommodation with numerous benefits”, said Sanja Žužić, Head of Human Resources, adding that Aminess continuously invests in improving the working conditions of all its employees as an ideal place to work, learn and progress.  “This is proven by the Employer Partner certificate that Aminess received for the third year in a row. In addition, Aminess has one of the highest bases for calculating salaries in tourism and the possibility of a monthly net allowance that rewards employees in accordance with the quality of work and treatment of guests. ” concludes Žužić.center_img AMINESS LAUNCHES “AMINESS GOURMET LAB” WITH THE PURPOSE OF EDUCATION OF CHEFS, WAITERS AND BARMEN Travel company Aminess joins the list of travel companies that have built or are building a hotel for their employees. RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

PROBE DEMANDED: Opposition legislator wants police investigation into FIFA bribery allegations

first_img Sharing is caring! NewsRegional PROBE DEMANDED: Opposition legislator wants police investigation into FIFA bribery allegations by: – June 1, 2011 Share Tweet 21 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – An opposition legislator Tuesday called on Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs to launch an investigation to determine whether Trinidad and Tobago was used as a venue for the alleged payment of bribes to members of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU).Senator Fitzgerald Hinds, a former junior national security minister, told the Senate that the authorities, including the Comptroller of Customs must also investigate whether any person declared more than the stipulated amount foreign currency into the country.“I am calling on Mr. Gibbs, the Commissioner of Police, don’t leave everything up to any international organization…since a crime may have been committed in Trinidad and Tobago,” Hinds said. “I am calling upon the Comptroller of Customs to check the records to see whether large amounts of US currency was legally imported into Trinidad and Tobago without declaration.”Football’s world governing body, FIFA, on Sunday pledged to investigate bribery allegations against its vice president, Austin Jack Warner, former presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam and two CFU officials.FIFA has temporarily suspending them from activity connected with the game.Warner and Bin Hammam have been accused of offering US$40,000 to national associations of the CFU at a meeting on May 10 and 11 here, in return for their votes in the FIFA presidential election.Bin Hammam was due to face incumbent FIFA president Sepp Blatter for the top post in the game in an election on Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, but has since withdrawn his candidacy.CFU officials Debbie Minguell and Jason Sylvester were also suspended until a full investigation into bribery allegations against them was conducted.Warner has said he will defend his reputation and challenge the allegations and Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar has vowed publicly to “stand” by her embattled Works and Transport minister, who is also chairman of her United National Congress (UNC), one of the five parties in the coalition People’s Partnership government.On Tuesday, Legal Affairs Minister Prakash Ramadhar, who announced that he is a candidate to contest the leadership of the Congress of the People (COP) Party, told reporters that Warner should step down until the investigations are completed.Ramadhar acknowledged that the country had also been affected by the FIFA scandal.“It is bad for football and it is bad for the country,” Ramadhar added.The COP, which is a member of the coalition government, has publicly called on Warner to detp down pending the outcome of the probe.last_img read more

Deadlines near for IMCA rookie, contingency sign-up forms

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – Two dead­lines loom right around the cor­ner that IMCA drivers need to be aware of.First is the Friday, July 1 deadline for rookie of the year applications to be submitted to the home office. Rookie drivers can also call Director of Membership and Vir­ginia Lindsey to sign up for that program.Second is the Monday, Aug. 1 deadline to send in contingency sign-up forms and proof of decal placement car photos. Both can be directed to Mar­keting Director Kevin Yoder.“Rookie applications are due a month earlier than they have been in the past but the date to have sign-up forms and car pho­tos in remains Aug. 1,” noted Yoder. “Either way, it’s im­portant to get them in as soon as possible.”Sign-up forms were included in decal packets mailed after driv­ers purchased 2016 competi­tor’s licenses while the rookie application is published in the point section each month in In­side IMCA.“Both forms are also posted on our website so they are easily accessible,” said Yoder. “If their car is beat up, any driver can call and we’ll mail them another de­cal packet.”Decal placement is required for drivers to make themselves eligible for national and regional point fund shares.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press Hamilton, who is the only Black world champion in F1, has spoken widely about racism after saying he was left feeling “so much anger, sadness and disbelief” following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.He wrote in the paper that the “institutional barriers that have kept F1 highly exclusive persist,” adding that the thousands of people employed in motorsport need to be more representative of society.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSDynamo Moscow reports coronavirus cases, game postponedUNDATED (AP) — Dynamo Moscow said Sunday that three of its players had tested positive for the coronavirus as its game on the Russian soccer league’s restart weekend was postponed. Update on the latest sports — Two-time major champion So Yeon Ryu is a winner in her first tournament in four months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryu finished with nine straight pars for an even-par 72 and a one-shot victory in the Korea Women’s Open. She outlasted Hyo Joo Kim, who also made all pars on the back nine. Ryu won just over $200,000 for her first worldwide victory in nearly two years and offered all of it to COVID-19 relief efforts. Several Korean players on the LPGA Tour have returned to their home circuit. The LPGA is not set to resume until July 31. The Alabama track will admit up to 5,000 fans Sunday — with at least two NASCAR teams facing a coronavirus scare — while NASCAR will be on the lookout for the newly banned Confederate flag.This race will be the ninth for the elite Cup Series since the May 17 resumption, and restrictions are gradually being lifted.The 5,000 fans in the grandstands are arriving just 48 hours after Stewart-Haas Racing confirmed two unidentified employees tested posted for COVID-19. Team Penske said Saturday it had one employee test positive. The employees are quarantined and are not part of the limited crew members permitted to go to the track under virus rules.NASCAR has refused to divulge any information on positive coronavirus tests or if personnel have been denied entrance at events after going through the mandatory health screenings at the track. Talladega is a warm-up for expanded admission next month. NASCAR said this week as many as 30,000 people can attend the All-Star race in Tennessee, and Texas Motor Speedway plans to allow fans at its event.Changes made to the cars for Talladega as a result of Newman’s crash include the elimination of aero ducts at superspeedway tracks, a reduction in size of throttle body and now slip tape must be applied along the entire length of the lower rearward facing surfaces of the rear bumper cover. The changes are for superspeedways only, but teams have zero practical knowledge of their effect. June 21, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-TALLADEGANASCAR has new rules, new feuds and more fans at TalladegaTALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR’s return to racing shifts to Talladega Superspeedway, with new rules in place after Ryan Newman’s frightful crash in the season-opening Daytona 500. Sunday’s game was the second to be disrupted by the coronavirus since the Russian league restarted Friday after a three-month pause. League and federation officials said this development did not justify stopping the season.Dynamo said the team and staff were confined to its training base after the positive tests. All other players tested negative in samples taken Saturday, the club added.Dynamo was due to play at third-place FC Krasnodar on Sunday but Krasnodar agreed to a postponement.In other sports affected by the coronavirus pandemic:— Newcastle beat 10-man Sheffield United 3-0 in the Premier League to virtually guarantee its top-flight status for another year and make the club an even more attractive option for its controversial potential buyers. Newcastle capitalized on the 50th-minute sending-off of Sheffield United center back John Egan for a second yellow card to score through Allan Saint-Maximin, Matt Ritchie and Joelinton. The win at an empty St. James’ Park lifted Newcastle to 38 points and 11 clear of the relegation zone. The future of Newcastle has been one of the big talking points during soccer’s three-month shutdown. League officials are deciding whether to approve a takeover of the northeast club by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund. F1-HAMILTON-DIVERSITYF1 star Hamilton to set up commission to increase diversityLONDON (AP) — Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton plans to set up a commission to increase diversity in motorsport.The Mercedes driver said the aim of the Hamilton Commission would be to make the sport “become as diverse as the complex and multicultural world we live in.”Writing in British newspaper The Sunday Times, Hamilton said it would be a research partnership dedicated to exploring how motorsport can be used as a vehicle to “engage more young people from Black backgrounds with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and, ultimately, employ them on our teams or in other engineering sectors.”last_img read more

Boys hoops Lakers take first loss; Solvay tops Marcellus

first_img Tags: boys basketballJ-EMarcellusskaneatelesSolvayWesthill Only in the final period did the Bearcats go in front for good, and a balanced attack helped. Jaimen Bliss led with 15 points, while Brock Bagozzi had 13 points and Elijah Wright got 11 points. And all of this came after Justin Scott left the game with an injury.For Marcellus, who suffered its second consecutive defeat, a trio of players accounted for most of the production, Matt Kershaw getting 15 points as Jared Sammon had 14 points and Luke Ingianni got 13 points.Far more surprising than this was the defeat 7-0 Skaneaateles took on its home court. Though most figured the Lakers would take a regular-season defeat somewhere, it wasn’t supposed to take place at the expense of a Homer side that entered the night with a 2-4 record. While it already loomed as an important contest among top Class B contenders, Tuesday night’s boys basketball clash between Skaneateles and Solvay gained more stature after the events that led up to it.Exactly one week earlier, the undefeated, state Class B no. 7-ranked Lakers were stunned by Homer 61-56 just as the Bearcats made its way to Marcellus and took out the Mustangs 59-52.Fresh off a Jan. 2 win at Westhill, Solvay found itself in an intense fight against Marcellus as, for three quarters, neither team could get away from each other or put up any kind of sustained scoring run.center_img But the Trojans steadily built a 32-27 halftime and answered every time the Lakers tried to catch up, with Derek Fickett and Mikyle Franklin each getting 18 points as Jarrett Wilbur had 13 points and Jake Atkins had 12 points.All of them topped the Lakers’ main threat, Nate Fouts, who was held to 11 points, something Skaneateles could not overcome despite 19 points from Jack Whirtley, nine points from Nick Wamp and eight points from Tyler DelFavero.Despite this setback, Skaneateles displayed plenty of character by traveling to Vernon-Verona-Sherrill two nights later and delivering a tough 50-44 victory over the Red Devils.With its 7-2 start, VVS had sneaked into the no. 30 spot in the state Class B rankings before a defeat to Rome Free Academy earlier in the week.Against the Lakers, the Red Devils were held to exactly 11 points in all four quarters, prevented from a sustained outburst.Only in the final minutes did Skaneateles secure the win, led again by Fouts, whose 21 points accounted for nearly half his team’s output. Whirtley and Alex Neumann had eight points apiece, while Max Wamp had seven points.As a follow-up on Friday, Skaneateles defeated Mexico 52-39 as it trailed 17-9 through one period, but then shut down the Tigers and used a 19-8 third-quarter spurt to go in front. Fouts had 22 points and Whirtley added 12 points.Marcellus, meanwhile, gutted out a 44-32 win over Phoenix, easing up a bit after jumping out 19-2 on the Firebirds in the first quarter. Sammon led the way, earning 20 points, with Kershaw and Will Kimber earning eight points apiece.Westhill, a week removed from the loss to Solvay, roared back to form on Friday against visiting Jordan-Elbridge with its best all-around performance of the season as it took out the Eagles 69-47.Ignoring J-E’s 6-3 record, the Warriors outscored them 42-25 in the second and third quarters and Zach Brown was unstoppable, earning a season-high 35 points, including seven 3-pointers.Elliott Rouse kept the Eagles from focusing on Brown as he poured in 16 points, while Westhill held Dakota Holbrook to three points, something Owen Barrigar (15 points), Alex Pond (13 points) and Jeremy Melfi (11 points) could not make up for the Eagles.J-E had beat Chittenango 57-52 eariler in the week, holding the Bears to six points in the first quarter, going out in front and then spending the rest of the game fending off all of Chittenango’s charges.Tyler Waldron led with 20 points, with Holbrook getting 15 points as Pond had 11 points and Myles Town earned eight points. For the Bears, only Tyrus Kelly, with 14 points, hit double figures.Solvay paid for not having Scott in the lineup on Saturday against Christian Brothers Academy, falling 67-47 to the Brothers as CBA’s long-time head coach, Buddy Wleklinski, earned his 500th coaching victory.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more