Hits & Misses: SU basketball thrillers, fish dinners ending, Cayuga County Night to Shine
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Hits & Misses: SU basketball thrillers, fish dinners ending, Cayuga County Night to Shine

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Guests get the red carpet treatment at the Night to Shine, a prom experience for people with special needs, at the Fingerlakes Mall in Aurelius Saturday.

HIT: To a thrilling pair of basketball victories last weekend in the Carrier Dome for Syracuse basketball teams.

The men's team squandered a big lead to fall behind Wake Forest in the final minutes on Saturday night, but reserve freshman Brycen Goodine scored off a rebound with two seconds left to lift the Orange to a victory.

The next day, the women's team scored one of the season's biggest upsets in all of women's college basketball, defeating No. 5 Louisville.

MISS: To the end of the traditional Lenten season fish dinners hosted by the Sennett Fire Department.

Citing increased costs associated with holding the fundraising dinners along with greater demands on department members' time for training and other work associated with the service they provide, the department announced that it won't doing the dinners.

HIT: To another inspiring Night to Shine gala in Cayuga County.

This global event, held in thousands of communities, provides a prom for people of all ages with special needs. It's a project of the Tim Tebow Foundation, and in the Auburn area, it's been a rousing success each year.

The 2020 Night to Shine took place around the world on Friday night, but the nasty winter weather that hit our region that day required the local event to be moved to Saturday. Despite the quick schedule adjustment, volunteers came together under the direction of host-church Auburn Alliance Church for the gala held at host site Fingerlakes Mall in Aurelius. And from the expressions of joy and pride on the faces of attendees, their friends and families, it was an amazing experience.

The Citizen editorial board includes publisher Michelle Bowers, executive editor Jeremy Boyer and managing editor Mike Dowd.

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