Buffalo GC won a battle of local teams competing at the 9th annual Can-Am PAL basketball tournament, beating the Western New York Shooting Stars, 82-79, in double overtime.
Buffalo GC had five players in double figures led by Terry George (Traditional) with 15 points. Buffalo later dropped a 64-60 decision to the Ontario Basketball Association in the semifinals. Gregory French netted 14 points for Buffalo.
Niagara PAL lost to Syracuse, 79-62, despite 18 points from Jeff Milkowski (St. Joe's). The area's other local entry, the Update Developmental Basketball team, fell to Atlantic City, 80-76.