Emma Brinker’s triple-double helped East Aurora defeat V-Rush-Henrietta in the opening game of Orchard Park’s girls basketball tournament Thursday, 31-24.
Brinker had 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks for the Blue Devils (4-0).
East Aurora will play Orchard Park in the championship game this afternoon after the Quakers beat Hamburg, 49-47.
Sam Fischer led Orchard Park (6-0) with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Danielle Hore and Lily Flannery added 11 and 10 points respectively.
Tara Geary scored a team-high 16 points for the Bulldogs (1-4), who will play V-Rush-Henrietta in the consolation game at 2 p.m.
Iroquois edged St. Mary’s/Lancaster to claim the title in the Depew Tournament, 44-42.
Meghan Porzio hit a three-point shot from the corner to give the Chiefs (9-0) the lead with 5.8 seconds left. St. Mary’s missed a putback layup at the buzzer.
Tapestry, McKinley to meet
Dorian Plummer scored 20 points helping Tapestry defeat MST Seneca in the Harvey Austin boys basketball tournament, 90-73.
Plummer’s 20 points led the Thunderhawks (7-1). Mike Towns added 18 points, while Tariq Eubanks chipped in with 12. Cameron Wilson had 10..
McKinley will play Tapestry in the championship game after the Macks defeated Riverside, 86-70.
Elias Ngendabanyikwa had a game-high 35 points for McKinley (5-2). Riverside’s Dialo Stevens Rivera (32 points) and Julius Laureano (25 points) combined for 57 of the team’s 70 points
Maryvale edges South Park
Maryvale trailed by 15 points heading into the final quarter, but took care of the ball outscoring South Park in the final quarter, 27-11, aiding the Flyers to victory, 64-63.
The Flyers scored on their final 10 possessions in the fourth quarter.
Dylan Casey led Maryvale (5-1) with 20 points. Ray Blackwell chipped in with 13.
David Stroud led the Sparks (3-6) with 20 points.
Dylan James (30 points, 10 rebounds) was named the MVP of the Ken-Ton Tournament as Kenmore West beat Cardinal O’Hara, 59-55, winning the Ken-Ton Tournament for the second year in a row.
Mike Meetze earned his 100th career victory with the Blue Devils.
Nasir Benton had a team-high 17 points for the Hawks (3-3).
West Seneca West also won their own tournament with an 83-52 win over Lew-Port.
Juston Johnson had a game-high 29 points for the Indians (9-0), who remain undefeated.
For the sixth year in a row, St. Mary’s/Lancaster and Williamsville North will play in the Five Guys Holiday Tournament boys basketball title game this afternoon. St. Mary’s has won back-to-back titles.
Pair of triple winners
Nisa Raqib of Hutch-Tech and Peter Borzillieri of West Seneca West each were triple winners in the Holiday Extra indoor track meet at Houghton College.
Raqib placed first in the 55 hurdles (9.14), triple jump (35-2.25) and high jump (5-1).
Borzillieri earned first place finishes in the 55 meter (6.69), 300 meter (37.23) and long jump (21-11).
OP bowlers win tournament
Orchard Park’s girls bowling team won the Festival of Lights tournament at Tonawanda Bowling Center Thursday.
The Quakers won with a 5,432 pin total over six games.
Senior captain Danielle Milo had a high game of 238 and the highest series of 1,315 to lead the Quakers.
Mike Weber of St. Joe’s led all boys bowlers with a high series of 1,602 pins.
Dabill to play in Florida
St. Joe’s center Cameron Dabill, an All-Western New York Honorable Mention in football this season, will play in Saturday’s National Underclassmen All-American Game in Daytona Beach. The game will be streamed on nucsports.com.