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High School Extra (Dec. 13): Immaculata rules Hamburg

Bears rule Hamburg

For now, Immaculata owns the Town of Hamburg in girls basketball. Led by another strong performance by Jordan Heinold, the Bears defeated Hamburg, 49-31, to capture the championship of the Frontier Tournament.

Heinold had 26 points and 26 rebounds in the victory. Freshman Jennifer Grimm contributed eight points and 12 rebounds to the victory.

“Jordan didn’t have a tremendous game on Friday but it was good to see her teammates pick her up,” said Immaculata coach Andrea Drabik. “Today she was absolutely tremendous. She hit some threes. She’s a strong perimeter player but she’s also very strong in the paint.

“This was our best game, considering that Hamburg is the strongest team we’ve played so far,” Drabik said.

Lexi Rockey scored 21 points to lead Frontier over Mount Mercy, 38-27, in the third-place game.

Canisius wins tourney

Tournament MVP Stafford Trueheart dominated a defensive struggle with 25 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots to lead Canisius over Aquinas of Rochester, 54-49, in the championship game of the Crusaders’ Tom Keenan Memorial Classic Saturday.

Canisius led all the way in posting its second straight victory in the tournament named in memory of the late Crusaders coach.

“Obviously we’re happy with the start,” said Canisius coach Kyle Husband. “We found out a lot about ourselves along the way and there’s a lot of work to do.”

Trueheart had 48 points in the tournament.

“Trueheart has been great the last two days,” Husband said. “I think he’s the best in Western New York. He’s more consistent and if he stays that way he’s going to prove that to everybody around. He’s our guy. Everything we do is kind of built around him staying consistent and playing hard, and being a senior he know it’s his team.”

Madut Ayiy had nine points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots in the Canisius victory.

Adam Moore’s 28 points and 23 more by Tavien Kemp of Archbishop Walsh was more than enough to offset a 29-point outing by Jernard Jackson of Lew-Port and the undefeated Eagles (5-0) went on to a 78-54 victory over the Lancers in a nonleague game.

O’Hara wins

Cardinal O’Hara’s powerhouse girls basketball team put on another demonstration of its prowess Saturday night, overwhelming host Jamestown, 74-43, in the championship game of the Jamestown Tournament.

Tournament MVP Summer Hemphill led the Hawks with 23 points. Teammates Anndea Zeigler, Shilah Parker and Corean Dixon joined her on the all-tournament team. O’Hara (6-0) built a 45-21 halftime lead and led, 64-25, after three quarters. Eight Hawks joined in the scoring parade.

Kate Tucker led Jamestown with 14 points.

In the third-place game, Julianna Meisenheimer had 15 points and Emma Brinker 13 for East Aurora in a 53-23 rout of Chautauqua Lake.

In girls nonleague action, Olean’s Sara Pfeiffer scored 24 points, including four three-point shots, in the Huskies’ 63-46 victory over visiting Depew. Tess Borgosz had 23 for the losing Wildcats.

Sparks win at Wilson

The trek up to Wilson was worthwhile for South Park as the Sparks defeated the host Lakemen, 81-56, in the championship game of the Wilson Tournament. Mike McDonald led the Sparks’ scoring with 20 points, but teammate Shakur Harris, who had 19 points, was named MVP. Tony Robinson added 17 points for the winners.

Ryan Bradley and Jonah Miller each scored 17 for Wilson.

St. Joes falls on L.I.

St. John the Baptist (4-1) overpowered St. Joe’s, 75-54, in West Islip. The game was part of the Buffalo-Long Island Catholic Schools Challenge. Michael Motley had 12 points and Naseer Jackson 10 for Joes. St. Joe’s lost to Holy Trinity, 82-47, on Friday night.

Jason Feliz, a 6-5 sophomore, and Brandon Hayes led St. John the Baptist with 17 points each.

Tournament MVP Cole Davis, a senior, registered 13 assists and 11 points and All-Tournament selection Brad McAfee contributed 17 points and nine rebounds as Allegany-Limestone defeated Ellicottville, 56-42, in the championship game of the Holiday Valley Tournament in Ellicottville.

South’s Fuzak scores

Michael Suchyna scored a goal and assisted on two others and footballer Jake Fuzak, of Trench Trophy fame, had a goal and an assist in Williamsville South’s 7-4 triumph over Sweet Home in a Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation game at Northtown Center of Amherst.

In other Federation games: A.J. Marinelli had three goals and an assist and Trevor Pray had four assists and a goal for Kenmore East in a 5-1 triumph over Frontier. Matthew Spameni and Jacob Peters each scored a pair of goals for Lew-Port in a 5-1 triumph over Amherst.

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