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Trio leads Will South win St. Francis ruins Canisius' night

James DeVaughn, Josh Thomas and Adrian Wood made sure the Battle of Williamsville went Williamsville South's way Friday night as they combined for 63 points in the Billies' 81-74 win before a packed gym at Williamsville East.

DeVaughn had 23 points, Thomas 20 and Wood 20 for South. Chris O'Connell added 10 points with 13 assists. The Billies had a 10-point lead with 1 minute left, but East cut the lead to four on back-to-back three-pointers by Adam Kausch. South put the game away when O'Connell hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 15 seconds. East's Brian Wallden had 29 points and 20 rebounds.

Jamar Nevins scored nine of his 15 points in the third quarter as Cheektowaga beat West Seneca East, 60-41.

Niagara-Orleans League: Newfane clinched a share of the title with a 58-33 win over Albion as Mike Jett had 14 points and seven rebounds, while Rob Linhart had 13 points and five assists.

Casey Tuohey scored 25 points for Medina in a 66-40 rout of Barker that enabled the Mustangs to share the league championship with Newfane. Both teams are 11-1 in the N-O. Alex Misiti added 15 points for Medina, which won its second title in three seasons.

Monsignor Martin: St. Francis ruined Senior Night at Canisius by nipping the Crusaders, 68-65, behind Andy Halbina's 22 points. He made 14 of 17 free throws, while Michael Lawless added 15 as the Red Raiders (16-7, 6-3) avenged a 30-point loss in their house to Canisius earlier this season. . . . Timon-St. Jude trailed The News' No. 1 large school by two at halftime, but St. Joe's pulled away, 69-50, as Devin Dawson had 15 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks.

Yale Cup: Charles Brown's three-pointer with 1:10 left provided the insurance for Burgard in a 56-55 win over South Park. Jeff Worthy scored a game-high 32 points. . . . Grover Cleveland (15-3, 10-0) remained perfect in the league with a 68-47 rout of Hutch-Tech as Cantrel Parrish led the victors with 29 points and 13 rebounds. . . . Sophomore Jamal Webb had 22 points, nine steals as East beat City Honors, 69-50. City Honors' Randy Muldrow had 16 points to surpass 1,000 in his career. . . . Mike Williams had 24 of his 32 points in the first half and also pulled down 20 rebounds as Riverside (16-2, 10-0) kept pace with Grover Cleveland with a 98-61 rout of Bennett.

ECIC I: Gregg Blette's baseline jumper with 10 seconds left in overtime helped Frontier pull off a dramatic 61-59 win over No. 6 large school Jamestown. In the team's first meeting last month, Jamestown won, 80-53. The Red Raiders led, 55-51, with two minutes left in regulation when Aaron Stang (14 points, 10 rebounds) and Dan Mikac had back-to-back layups to tie it. Chad Linder scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half. Nat Barone's 18 led Jamestown.

CCIAC I: Tom Malikowski's three-pointer with 1.3 seconds left carried Fredonia past Dunkirk, 49-48. Kevin Manzella scored 18 points in the win.

Cattaraugus D: Mandela Elom's three-pointer put Ellicottville up for good, and he also stole the inbounds to deny West Valley a chance at a buzzer-beater in a 50-48 win.



Cassie Stein scored a power-play goal on an assist from Pam Zgoda as the Nichols girls salvaged a 1-1 tie with Cushing Academy (Mass.). Goaltender Abbe Walsh had 24 saves.

Nichols (14-7-4) continues its two-game New England swing today when it plays powerful Noble & Greenough in Dedham, Mass.

Ryan White scored twice and Mark Goulding made 25 saves as St. Joe's advanced to today's championship game of the Massena Tournament with a 4-0 win over IV-Seton Catholic.

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