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Williams' 42 drive Riverside O'Hara, Olean score key girls wins

Wednesday was a day for big numbers for the Yale Cup's pair of unbeatens.

Mike Williams scored 42 points for Riverside as the Frontiers beat East, 93-66, while Grover Cleveland coach Earl Schunk earned his 100th win as coach of the Presidents in a 73-55 win over South Park.

No. 3 large school Riverside and No. 7 Grover Cleveland stayed atop the Buffalo Public Schools' league at 9-0. They each have a game Friday -- Riverside hosts Bennett and Grover hosts Hutch-Tech -- before they meet Monday at Riverside.

Williams scored 42 points both inside (9 of 11 at the foul line and 22 rebounds) and out (five three-pointers). He also had eight assists and six steals.

"He just played incredible," said coach Ron Killinger. "He dominated both sets of backboards. The last few games he's dominated inside. [Wednesday] he did a little bit of everything."

Anthony Thomas (17 points, 10 rebounds) and D.J. Young (eight points, eight assists) helped Riverside take control in a 29-8 second quarter against No. 7 small school East. Ajay Hopson (13 points) played excellent defense against his cousin, East sophomore standout Jamal Webb (three points).

Grover, led by Cantrel Parrish (21 points, 13 rebounds), used a 19-4 first quarter and a 12-0 run in the fourth to beat South Park.

No. 10 large school McKinley stayed one step behind the leaders at 8-1 with a 78-65 victory at Seneca. Otis Barker had 20 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks for the Macks (14-3).

Bennett earned just its fourth win of the season by knocking off No. 3 small school Burgard, 86-76. Seniors Kevin Burns (21 points), Teron Fitzgerald (18) and Bobby Boyd (17) combined to hit seven three-pointers.

Junior point guard Victor Arroyo hit five three-pointers in a 30-point game as Lafayette moved to 7-3 in the league with a 77-67 win over Hutch-Tech. Jamal Garner added 22 points for the Violets (12-5).

Abram Miller had 21 points, Randy Muldrow added 16 and David Lonnan had 13 as No. 10 small school City Honors owned the middle quarters, 32-17, in a 74-57 win over Buffalo Arts.

ECIC IV: Six-foot-9 senior center Steve Kozaczka's triple-double (12 points, 12 rebounds, 10 blocks) highlighted No. 1 small school Lackawanna's 88-37 rout of Eden.


Girls basketball

Monsignor Martin: Kelley Starr scored nine of her 19 points during Cardinal O'Hara's pivotal 17-6 second quarter as the host Hawks handed Mount St. Mary its first South Division loss, 44-40. Starr, who also had 10 rebounds, added a clutch basket in the final minute after the Mount had pulled within 42-40. Melissa Kanalley added 15 points for O'Hara (9-12, 4-4). Allison Fretthold scored 13 to lead the Thunder (14-4, 8-1).

CCIAC I: Sarah Wolcott tied the game by banging in a bank-shot three-pointer from the top of the key and Brandy Wangelin scored the go-ahead basket on a short jumper as Olean came from behind to hand No. 1 small school Allegany-Limestone its first league loss, 45-43.

Olean (10-6, 7-3) used a 23-11 fourth quarter to beat the host Gators (14-2, 8-1), who missed their last five free throws. Wolcott had 13 points and Wangelin had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Brittany Martin led the Gators with 20 points.

Canisius Cup: Shakeena Cunningham had 19 points and 14 assists in McKinley's 65-47 win over Seneca. . . . April Villacrusis led the way with 14 points as City Honors (9-4, 8-1) used a 12-5 fourth quarter to beat Buffalo Arts, 35-26.

Niagara-Orleans: Laura Hambruch (13 points) and Kelsey Barrick (10) helped push Newfane to 15-2 and 10-1 with a 59-35 win over Roy-Hart.



East Aurora earned its first ECIC wrestling championship in school history by defeating rival Eden, 25-23, for the ECIC III title.

Freshman Ray Chen's pin at 152 pounds and senior Jamie Ott's 4-3 decision at 160 gave the Blue Devils a 25-16 lead, enough to keep them in front despite host Eden winning the last two bouts.

"It was unbelievable," said East Aurora coach Keith Maute. "It was just a hard-fought match, the kids were just unbelievably tough on both sides."

East Aurora, ranked first among small schools by the Wrestling Review of Western New York, finishes 8-0 in ECIC III. No. 4 small school Eden (7-1) won last year's dual meet by five points to claim the ECIC III title.

The lead changed four times Wednesday night, with EA rallying from a 16-10 hole with wins by junior Max Collins (140) and sophomore Nick Czapla (145) that made it 16-16. Chen's pin made it 22-16 and EA earned three more points from the win by Ott -- who was wrestling up a weight class.

The match started at 215, where senior John Milks won for East Aurora; other EA winners were freshman Kevin Kot (112) and senior Paul Peters (119).

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