Ryan Bradley had himself a game. That proved to be bad news for St. Joe’s.
Riding the inside play of its senior big man, Canisius quickly turned a close game into a runaway Tuesday night, cruising to an 88-55 decision in their Monsignor Martin Association game at Canisius.
The 6-foot-7 Bradley scored 32 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Buffalo News’ top-ranked large school to its 10th win in 11 games.
Canisius (2-0 in league play) extended its string of victories over the Marauders to 14.
Jon Evans came off the bench and added 14 points for the Crusaders, who visit St. Francis on Friday night in a rematch of last year’s Manhattan Cup final. Austin James had 11 assists and Nick MacDonald added seven.
Jack Capen had 17 points for St. Joe’s (5-7, 0-2).
Timon rally upsets Park
Bishop Timon-St. Jude notched its first Monsignor Martin win under coach Jason Rowe, rallying in the fourth quarter to upset Park, the No. 2 ranked large school in Western New York, 56-55.l in Western New York, 56-55.
Park outscored the Tigers, 25-12, in the third quarter and took an 11-point lead into the final period.
"Just good collective defense," Rowe said in explaining how the Tigers worked out of the hole. "Any time you hold a team to seven in a quarter, that’s everybody, especially after they had 25 in the quarter before."
Master Radford and Julian Cunningham each had 18 for the Tigers. Daniel Scott scored 20 for Park, which fell to 8-4.
1,000 points in the Book
Senior Trevor Book became the fifth 1,000-point career score in North Tonawanda history with 24 points in a 64-31 Niagara Frontier League victory over Lew-Port. Book, who needed 18 points coming into the game to reach 1,000, scored from the paint to get to 1,000 in the third quarter.
Three of the other 1,000-point scorers in Lumberjacks history were at the game. They were Aaron Davis (1,674 points in 104 games, 2005-10), Erik O’Bryan (1,303 points in 77 games, 1991-95), Mike Miranto (1,292 points in 86 games, 1997-2001).
Varick Cutler is the other member of NT’s 1,000 club. He scored 1,626 in 60 games in 1968-71.
"A coaches’ dream. He’s the hardest working kid in the program," said NT coach Ryan Mountain said of Book. "He’s the most dynamic scorer I ever coached. He can score any way from anywhere."
Anderson leads East win
Willard Anderson and East dominated a Yale Cup showdown against Middle Early College Tuesday night. Anderson scored 34 points in the Panthers’ 75-52 victory in a matchup of teams with unbeaten league records. Anderson had 10 assists and seven steals for coach Starling Bryant’s team. Justin Allen contributed 13 points and had 10 rebounds and four blocked shots. Hakeem Dobbins had 16 points for MEC.