Rafiq Barnes drained a three-pointer with 2:53 left to give Burgard the lead for good and enable the Bulldogs to gain a measure of revenge against St. Francis, 51-42, in a nonleague contest Friday night between Yale Cup and Monsignor Martin teams.
Nick Jenkins scored 11 of his 17 points in the second half for the Bulldogs, including five during a back-and-forth fourth quarter. The Red Raiders led, 31-30, after the third quarter.
When these two teams met Dec. 19 at St. Francis, the Red Raiders shot lights out in the third quarter to turn a close game into a 76-43 rout.
This time host Burgard played better zone defense, did a better job of controlling the glass and simply made its shots, according to coach Willie "Hutch" Jones.
In other nonleague action, Williamsville South's Adrian Wood's milestone night was foiled by Steve Bryant's sharp shooting as Bishop Timon-St. Jude defeated the host Billies, 61-48. Wood eclipsed the 1,000 career-points mark and now has 1,012 after netting 20 against the Tigers. But Bryant canned a career-best six three-pointers during a 20-point performance. He scored eight points during Timon's 18-5 third quarter. Darale Young had six of his 14 points during the run also to help the Tigers boost their 31-29 halftime lead.
In ECIC I, Frontier shot an astonishing 25 for 43 (58 percent) from the floor and made 28 of 42 shots from the line in beating visiting Williamsville North, 80-75. Jason Norsen (19 points, seven blocks) and Grant Wrap combined for 30 points on 12-of-13 shooting for Frontier, while teammate Paul Hoffman (23 points) went 13 for 18 from the line. . . . Greg Stevens gave Orchard Park a devil of a time in helping Clarence surprise the Quakers, 69-54. Stevens canned four three-pointers during a 32-point effort and also had nine boards for the Red Devils (9-5, 4-4). Tim Karl also grabbed 10 rebounds for Clarence, which led 47-42 after three quarters. Tom Schiffler led OP (11-5, 6-3) with 25 points.
Andy Heim scored 20 points, had eight rebounds and seven assists during Williamsville East's 60-54 win over visiting Hamburg in ECIC II. Brian Wallden had a monster game for the Flames, recording 17 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks. Hamburg trailed, 42-35, after three but pulled within four points with two minutes left. Wallden went 4 for 4 from the line after that.
Eric Davies had 16 points and eight rebounds to highlight Tonawanda's 60-47 win over Springville in ECIC III.
David Barnett's 25 points and 13 rebounds carried East Aurora past ECIC IV guest JFK, 68-40.
Jonathan Flynn canned four three-pointers to highlight a 26-point performance as Buffalo News No. 1 large school Niagara Falls (12-1, 8-0) continued its romp through the Niagara Frontier League by routing visiting Lewiston-Porter, 90-50.
Also in the NFL, Kenmore West used strong second and third quarters to rout visiting Lockport, 67-48. The Blue Devils outscored Lockport, 45-30, in the middle quarters with Edvin Ramulic (15 rebounds, four steals) scoring 10 of his game-high 23 points in the first half. Mike Maritato scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half for West. Mike Licata had five rebounds, five steals and five assists for the Blue Devils, while Joe Croff led Lockport with 15 points. . . . Darryl King had 13 points and 12 boards to lead visiting Kenmore East over Grand Island, 53-42. KE used a 17-10 fourth quarter to pull away after leading by four after three. . . . Tom Sheehan went 4 for 4 from the line in the fourth quarter and finished with 11 points during Niagara-Wheatfield's 52-47 win over North Tonawanda. Josh Giolmore added 12 points, seven rebounds and two assists for the Falcons and Aaron Foote had 15. Aaron Davis led NT with 16 points.
J.C. Tretter's 17 points helped Akron beat host Albion, 47-40, in the Niagara-Orleans League.