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NATIONAL POWER DUNBAR HOLDS OFF LASALLE, 62-51

Some late game heroics weren't enough for LaSalle against Dunbar of Baltimore in the first round of the Wheeling Park Tournament in West Virginia.

Despite four three-pointers in the fourth quarter by Patrick MacKenna, Dunbar defeated the Explorers, 62-51, on Friday night. MacKenna finished with 17 points off the bench.

Dontaz Dean (18 points) and Jamal Brown (16 points) controlled the inside for Dunbar (5-0), ranked ninth in the East in this week's USA Today poll.

In other non-league games, Courtney Crout had 14 points and Joe Harrison added 12 as Emerson beat Buffalo Arts, 60-33.

Mike Bysiek's 15-foot jumper at the buzzer gave Walsh a 51-49 win over Portville. Bysiek led Walsh with 15 points. Vince King paced Portville with 14 points.

Marty Sykes (22 points) and Greg Quick (19) combined for 17-of-21 shooting from the floor to lead Timon/St. Jude to a 72-53 win over Williamsville South. Mike Kuberka added 11 points for the Tigers. The Billies got 22 from Seth Edwards.

Sweet Home improved to 5-0 on the strength of an 82-57 romp over Bennett. Dwayne McDuffie had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Mark Rouse 17 points for the Panthers. Ryan Davis led the Tigers with 14.

ECIC I: Dan Kaminski tallied 18 of his 26 points in the second half, leading Hamburg over West Seneca East, 71-65. Derek Nicholas added 15 points and seven assists for the winners. The Trojans got 16 points from Matt Mazurczak.

ECIC III: Chris LoTempio collected 12 points, nine rebounds and seven steals for Amherst in a 56-43 verdict over Springville. Chuck Welliver also scored 12 for the Tigers, while Darrin Johnson canned 15 and Andy Bobseine 14 for the Griffins.

A 12-0 run in the third quarter, keyed by Sly Fryar's six points, led Williamsville North past Pioneer, 61-39. Fryar finished with 10 points for the Spartans, while teammates Sean Murphy and Dan Rose had 15 and 13, respectively. Pioneer got 17 from Jameel Ghani.

ECIC IV: Lackawanna staged a 20-8 third quarter that powered the Steelers past Alden, 71-55. Deion Davis and Kiam Gunn scored 16 points each for the winners while Jesse Johnson had 15 and Bob Skoczylas 13 for Alden.

Niagara Frontier League: All five starters scored in doubles figures for Nichols in its 82-65 win over Niagara-Wheatfield. John Kloepfer led the way with 16 and Zac Gerschberg added 14. The Falcons were led by Dan Weiss with 15 and Frank Carter with 14.

Brennen Przybysz had 29 points, including a school-record seven three-pointers, as Kenmore West beat North Tonawanda, 57-46. Mike Piwko (1987-1988) held the previous three-point record of five. Przybysz and Tim Johnson also had 12 rebounds each. Sean Rauth led the Jacks with 16 points.

Ryan Kirbis and John Oddo knocked down 13 points apiece in Kenmore East's 54-51 win over Grand Island. The Vikings got 15 points from Joe Paolucci.

Niagara-Orleans League: Wilson guard Oliver Harrison forced a turnover with 10 seconds left to enable the Lakeman to edge Albion, 58-56. Jeremy Gorham led Wilson with 17 points and 10 rebound. Joe Riley led the Purple Eagles with 22 points.

Jay Wassinger scored seven of his game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter to pace Starpoint to a 57-45 win over Royalton-Hartland. Bryan Cacicia added 16 for the Spartans while Kevin Kuzma had 16 for the Rams.

Duane Setlock scored 14 points, had 11 rebounds and six blocks to lead Akron to a 58-50 win over Newfane. Andy Bower had 12 points and Justin Gerstung added 10 for the Tigers. Brian Skutt led the Panthers with 22.

Medina broke into the win column with a 64-58 decision over Barker. Lionel Rhim led the Mustangs with 25 points and five assists. Barker was led by Phil Morgan with 23 points.

CCIAC II: Salamanca built a 10-point lead with 4 minutes to go, and held on to beat Chautauqua Lake, 53-50. Mike Rapacioli and Darren Ross led the Warriors with 11 points each. Bryan Pitt led the Thunderbirds with 20 points, including six three-pointers.

Gowanda used a 25-point second half from Robbie Jimerson -- who score all of his points in the last two quarters -- and 16 points from Cisco Seneca to upend Randolph, 73-63. The Cardinals were topped by Kevin Lange with 25.

Bob Jamison had 12 points to lead Silver Creek over Frewsburg, 66-56. Roy Swan canned 18 for the Bears.

CCIAC III: Greg Darling and Josh Liddell scored 19 and 15 points, respectively, leading Maple Grove over Clymer, 50-38, in their league opener.

Pine Valley scored half its points in the fourth quarter on its way to a 44-39 win over Ripley. Grahame Williams had 11 points for the Panthers (1-3, 1-0) and Andy Szymanowski had 11 for the Eagles.

Girls basketball

ECIC I: Katie Higgins netted 13 points and had eight steals to lead Orchard Park over Frontier, 47-27. Jen Lavis added 10 points for the Quakers.

Sophomore Charlyn Connor scored 18 points, grabbed seven rebounds and make 8 of 9 free throws to lead Sweet Home to a 51-39 decision over Jamestown. Kathy Roos added 15 points for the Lady Panthers.

ECIC II: Emily Dailey hit the winning basket with 32 seconds left, and Katie Laettner (19 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots) tacked on two free throws to secure Lake Shore's 53-50 triumph over Williamsville East. Maureen Lankes led the Flames with 18 points.

Tiffany Courtney had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Williamsville South in a 55-40 win over West Seneca West. Julie Gentner added 11 points and eight assists for the Billies. Colleen Fesmire led the Indians with 13.

Sisters Kristen and Lindsey Ferington had 11 and 10 points, respectively, to lead Pioneer over Williamsville North, 51-45. Erin Daley led the Panthers with 14 points while the Spartans got 18 from Taryn Hess and 13 from Tessa DiBenedetto.

ECIC III: Rachel Morrell scored 14 points and Laurie Argauer had 10 points and 10 rebounds for undefeated Iroquois in a 47-18 rout of Cheektowaga. The Chiefs improve to 7-0, 3-0.

Jennifer Feher had a career-high 31 points and 18 rebounds to lead Depew to a 64-46 win over Amherst. Cheryl Hoch added 17 points and seven steals. Jackie Schiefer had seven steals as well for the Wildcats. Beckie Causley led the Tigers with 14 points.

Lisa Albrecht had 19 points to lead Maryvale to its fifth win in six starts, topping Tonawanda, 60-22. Krista Wierzbicki added six assists, six steals and six rebounds for the Flyers.

ECIC IV: Ruth Schmidt had 13 points and Katie Raymond 12 for Alden in a 50-24 win over JFK.

Katie Paradise dropped in 24 points and Martha Flynn added 14 in East Aurora's 50-34 win over Cleveland Hill. Kim Pellnat paced the Golden Eagles with 12.

Eiesha Elliott hit a three-point field goal in the late going to help Lackawanna hold off Eden, 33-32. Elliott and Teria Wright led the winners with 12 points each. Eden rallied from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit, with Jenny Wright scoring all 11 of her points in that frame.

Msgr. Martin Assn.: Sacred Heart opened its MMA season with a 75-43 decision over Niagara Catholic. Rachel Enares led the Sharks with 15 points. Christina Marra had 12 points, eight assists and six steals for the Big Red.

Niagara-Orleans: Darla McKee had 16 points and 16 rebounds to lead Medina to a 61-33 win over winless Barker.

Royalton-Hartland used 14 points from Erin Holahan and 12 points and nine rebounds from Kelly Volkosh to hand Starpoint a 54-39 defeat.

Albion sophomore Alexis Bouie was the lone double-figure scorer with 14 points in the Purple Eagles' 38-27 defeat of Wilson.

Niagara Frontier League: Chae Costello was one of five players in double figures as Lockport trounced LaSalle, 94-24. Jamie Kudel added 15 points and Larissa Croff grabbed 11 rebounds for the undefeated Lady Lions (4-0).

Monica Polka amassed 19 points and 12 rebounds in Lewiston-Porter's 70-38 victory over Niagara Falls. Rosie Luzak added 13 points for the Lancers while Tish McDougald led the Falls with 17.

Jill Conover scored 24 points and Beth Dietrich grabbed 10 rebounds as Grand Island beat Kenmore East, 44-35. Marybeth Owczarek led the Bulldogs with 18.

Lindsay Matikosh erupted for 17 points and eight rebounds to lift North Tonawanda over Kenmore West, 47-40. Lynne Learned added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Lumberjacks. The Blue Devils were led by Rachel Martin's 19 points.

Ellicottville Tournament: Danette Hebdon and Amanda Wilson tossed in 19 points each to lead West Valley over Friendship, 55-21. Katie Broadwell and Mary Betush accounted for 11 points each in Franklinville's 39-25 decision over Ellicottville.

Park Tournament: Buffalo Seminary advanced to the finals with a 72-38 drubbing of Park. The winners received 16 points apiece from sisters Alison and Kathryn Ragusa. Alison also had 15 rebounds and seven steals.

Erika Pollak hit 13 of 18 from the field to finish with 34 points in leading Nichols into the final with a 67-44 win over Villa Maria. Kara Cross had 17 for Nichols while Villa Maria's Katie Gladwell netted 15.

Non-league: Julie Smith (14 points) and Hollie Speroni (12) led Olean to a 56-55 win over Cuba-Rushford.

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