Share this article

print logo

WALTONS DRIVE NICHOLS TO TIPOFF TITLE

If the Niagara Catholic boys basketball squad thought it was watching an episode of "The Waltons," it was right. And to the Rapideers the show looked like a bad rerun.

Eric and Ian Walton scored over and over again Sunday to lead Nichols to a 68-51 victory in the Niagara Catholic Tipoff Tournament final.

Eric Walton, named tournament MVP, scored 19 points. Ian Walton added 17 more. Nichols improved to 2-0. Niagara Catholic slipped to 1-1.

Elsewhere in boys play, Michael Moore nailed four clutch free throws in the final minute to help Park defeat Andover, 51-47. Moore had a game-high 27 points for the 2-0 Pioneers.

In the Niagara Catholic girls tournament, the hosts had better luck. Niagara Catholic topped North Tonawanda, 36-34. Sara Poreda led the Rapideers (3-0) with 10 points. Jilynn Werth scored a game-high 12 points for the Lady Jacks (1-1).

Katie Carroll scored a game-high 12 points to power Mount St. Mary past Barker, 35-27, in the consolation game. Lauren Mullane grabbed 10 rebounds for the Thunder (1-1).

There are no comments - be the first to comment