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LASALLE ROUTS NICHOLS IN FINAL; BROOKS STARS, HUTCH-TECH WINS

Carlos Bradberry scored a career-high 22 points and Modie Cox became LaSalle's all-time assist leader as the Explorers beat visiting Nichols, 79-60, Tuesday night in the championship game of the NFL Kickoff Invitational.

LaSalle (6-0), the No. 1 large school in The News Poll, used full-court zone presses to outscore No. 2 Nichols, 24-13, in the second quarter and take a 46-36 halftime lead. Cazzie Bradberry added 17 points, while Scotty Rose had 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Cox netted 20 points and dished out 12 assists, pushing his career assist total to 395. The previous school record was 388, set by 1984 grad Rod Ingram. Nichols got 21 points from Bob Fitzgibbons and 16 from Kori Brown.

Yale Cup

Curtis Brooks' triple-double (20 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists) powered Hutch-Tech (5-1) past South Park, 106-84, on the opening day of league play. Pep Skillon had 27 points and Chuck Thompson 22 for Hutch-Tech, which hit 26 of 28 free throws. Chris Boone paced South Park (3-2) with 28.

Ken Robinson hit 13 of 17 from the field, scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Grover Cleveland (3-0) beat Buffalo Arts, 72-60. Shawn Ashford had 18 points and 18 rebounds for Grover. Arts (3-3) got 24 points from James Boone.

Riverside (1-1) used a 22-6 fourth-quarter burst to wipe out an 11-point deficit and surprise Burgard, 59-54. Willie Cornelius (24 points, 14 rebounds) hit two free throws with 3:50 left to give the Frontiers the lead. Rodrick Heard had 19 for Burgard (3-2).

Defending champion Kensington opened its season by holding off Seneca, 84-80. Taka Molson led the Knights with 31 points and 14 rebounds, while Darryl Dabney collected 23 points and 14 boards. DeShon Cook had 27 points and Roy Reeves 23 for Seneca (2-1).

Colin Rhodes meshed a career-high 36 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Traditional (3-1) overcame Bennett, 85-81. Michael Gayles added 21 points for Traditional. Darrell Delaney led Bennett (1-2) with 24.

McKinley (1-3, 1-0) scored the last eight points to beat Lafayette, 68-60. Jerell Williams had 11 of his 23 in the fourth period for the Macks. Ray Hennings paced Lafayette with 15.

Michael Hairston's 18 points and Chris Holland's 11 assists allowed Emerson (1-3, 1-0) to hold off City Honors, 56-50. The Centaurs (0-1) got 16 points from Dan Poremba.

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St. Francis (3-0, 1-0) raced to a 19-5 first-quarter lead and routed St. Mary's of Lancaster, 85-43. Nick Smith led the Red Raiders with 19 and Andy Degnan had 17.

Tim Szablewski led St. Mary's (2-1, 0-1) with 12.

Tom Hennessy's 16 points helped O'Hara (2-2, 1-1) overcome 42 by Jerry Heider and beat St. Mary's School for the Deaf, 84-64.

ECIC I

Chris Cybulski scored 22 points and Andy Moscrip netted all 18 of his in the second half as Lancaster (4-1, 2-0) held off Sweet Home, 73-68. P.J. Bryniarski scored 28 for Sweet Home (3-3, 1-1).

Frontier (3-2, 1-0) outscored West Seneca West, 38-13, in the second half en route to a 60-37 victory. Travis Latt led the Falcons with 22 points.

Ray Taylor (23 points) hit three free throws in overtime as Jamestown (3-1, 2-0) nipped Orchard Park, 59-58.

ECIC II

Jason Uhteg's layup with three seconds left gave Depew (1-4, 1-1) a 35-33 win at Clarence. James Domzalski led Depew with 14.

Kris Cappuzzo netted 29 points as Hamburg (4-1, 1-0) held off Iroquois, 59-55. The Bulldogs hit 13 of 18 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Mike Donovan paced the Chiefs (3-4, 0-2) with 17.

Craig Bloomfield tied the game with a basket at the regulation buzzer and Ryan Brown had five of his 22 points in overtime to lead Williamsville North (2-2, 2-2) past Lake Shore, 71-64. Larry Thompson led Lake Shore (1-3, 1-1) with 17.

ECIC III

Dave Peterson scored 20 points as Springville (7-0) won at Cheektowaga, 63-57, in a battle of unbeatens. Kevin Spruch led the Warriors (5-1, 1-1) with 22 points.

Sean Daley's 16 points led the way as Lackawanna (3-1, 1-0) bolted to a 36-17 halftime lead and drubbed winless Amherst, 77-35.

Andre Graves scored 12 points as Williamsville South (3-0, 1-0) beat Pioneer, 69-37. Rob Souter scored 16 for Pioneer (0-5, 0-2).

ECIC Interdivision

Jason Cwiklinski's 27 points and 14 rebounds helped John F. Kennedy beat West Seneca East, 72-62. Mike Wiley led East (1-2) with 21 points.

Chris McLaughlin's 23 points led Maryvale (3-1) over Alden, 65-38. Todd Webster had 11 points for the Bulldogs (1-5).

Niagara-Orleans

Chris Peracciny's two free throws with 12 seconds left capped a big comeback as Roy-Hart (1-5, 1-1) edged Medina, 67-66. Roy-Hart trailed by 10 with four minutes left. Brandon Harrington led the Rams with 24 points, Peracciny had 17 and Mike Abraham contributed 16 points and 19 rebounds. Lamont Rhim scored 20 for Roy-Hart.

Akron (5-0, 2-0) used a 21-8 second quarter to dump Newfane, 54-42. Jeff Coffta led the Tigers with 11 points. Joe Srock had 14 for Newfane (2-5, 0-2).

Wilson (4-1, 2-0) ripped Barker, 90-59, behind the play of Mike Bubar (23 points, 18 rebounds), Matt Faery (17 points, 14 rebounds) and John Emborsky (16 points). Tom Heschke had 23 points for Barker (3-3, 1-1).

Mark O'Brien's 23 points led Albion (1-4, 1-1) over Starpoint, 74-54.

CCIAC II

Silver Creek (2-3, 1-0) hit 20 of 23 fourth-quarter free throws to seal a 60-47 triumph over Randolph. Paul Setera scored 16 points and Kaine Kelly added 14.

John Pagett's 26 points and 19 rebounds powered Pine Valley (2-3, 1-0) over Frewsburg, 61-51. Kevin Hind poured in 32 points for Frewsburg.

Non-league

Eric Eberz's 24 points and nine rebounds led St. Joe's (4-0) past Lockport, 84-69. St. Joe's also got 15 points from Aaron Calhoun. Lockport (1-4) got 20 from Darren Bracken.

Damone James had 33 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists to lead Turner/Carroll (2-3) past Rochester Wilson Magnet, 83-80.

Gowanda (5-0) erased a 29-25 halftime deficit and beat Eden, 63-54. Steve John and Bryan Brawdy led the Panthers with 16 points apiece. Paul Wilczewski netted 22 for Eden (0-7).

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