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SUN TOURNAMENT IS BRIGHT SPOT FOR ST. FRANCIS <br> RED RAIDERS TOPPLE FRONTIER, 47-34, FOR THIRD TITLE IN A ROW

St. Francis used a 14-0 run to start the third quarter and a big game from Craig Austin to beat Frontier, 47-34, at Hilbert College and win the Hamburg Sun Tournament on Saturday.

The title was the third in a row for the Red Raiders.

The Falcons were held without a point until the 2:02 mark of the third quarter. Austin earned tourney MVP honors and finished with 27 points. Josh Becker led the Falcons with 17 points. The game was tied, 19-19, at the half.

In the consolation, senior point guard Tim Brueckl hit a three-pointer with 14 seconds left in overtime as Hamburg edged Lake Shore, 60-59. Brueckl finished with 21 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. Dan Kaminski added 16 points for the Bulldogs.

Hamburg's Josh Nuncio forced overtime when he scored a layup with 1 second left. Nuncio finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Lake Shore got 18 points from Phil Whelan and 13 from Dave Terical.

Holiday Can-Am Classic: Tourney MVP Brennan Przybysz scored 16 points and had 15 rebounds to lead Kenmore West to a 50-39 victory over North Park Collegiate of Ontario. Sean Reisch added 16 points for the Blue Devils.

Ryan Kirbis had 23 points for Kenmore East in a 60-50 consolation loss to Governor Simcoe of Ontario.

Sweet Home Tournament: Vincent "Butter" Burt scored seven points in overtime to give South Park a 71-67 first-round win over Niagara Falls. Burt forced the extra session when a South Park press forced a turnover and Burt hit a jumper with 4 seconds left. Burt finished with 38 points, including eight three-pointers.

Sweet Home advanced with an 88-67 decision over Cardinal O'Hara. Dwayne McDuffie (20), Dustin Baker (16), Mark Rouse (15) and Angelo Cavallaro (12) led the Panthers. Jeremie Jones had 19 points and 11 rebounds for O'Hara. Mike Capitano was next with 14 points.

Timon/St. Jude Tournament: Mike Kuberka had 20 points and Marty Sykes added 19 as Timon/St. Jude beat Seneca, 58-49 for the title. With the score tied, 38-38, the Tigers built a six-point lead with three minutes remaining and held on. The loss was the first for Seneca (4-1). The Centaurs were led by Rickey Latham (14) and Perry Davis (11).

In the consolation, John Walker had 14 points, 17 rebounds and five steals to lead McKinley to a 71-46 win over Lancaster. Hodari Mallory added 15 points and James Thompson had 14 for the Macks. The 'Skins received 21 points from Lucian Greco.

Holland Tournament: Brian Smith had 10 of his 12 points in the second half as East Aurora beat Cheektowaga, 56-50. Matt Bishop led the Blue Devils with 14 points and Jason Martin also hit double figures with 10. The Warriors enjoyed 19 points from Jim Bolszio and 17 from Mark Krajewski.

Holley Christmas Tournament: Albion outscored Kendall, 23-6, in the fourth quarter and won the title, 53-47. Joe Riley scored 13 of his 21 points in the decisive fourth. Kyle Johnson scored 15 points and was named MVP.

IAABO Tournament: J.R. Kemp had 18 points for Olean in a 49-46 loss to Bradford (Pa.) in the large schools final. Ziggy Slevinski, who was out most of the third quarter when he lost a contact lense, finished with 13 points.

Salamanca held Portville to three points in the third quarter and beat the Panthers, 48-33, to win the small schools division. Divine Peters led the undefeated Warriors (6-0) with 14 points. Vince King tossed in 13 points for Portville.

Jamestown Tournament: Maceo Wofford hit a three-pointer with 35 seconds left and added two free throws to give Jamestown the title, 66-64 over Iroquois. Jake Steck led the Chiefs with 18 points.

Lew-Port Holiday Classic: Byron Threeths had 17 points to lead Lackawanna to a 61-38 win over St. Catherines Collegiate of Ontario. Charles Rose add 12 points while Derrick Dilbert and Kyma Dickenson added 10 apiece.

Lewiston-Porter advanced with a 58-32 win over Thorold of Ontario. Frank Garcia led the Lancers with 22 points.

Maryvale Tournament: John Wilson had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead St. Mary's of Lancaster to a 57-43 first-round triumph over West Seneca West. Andy Kowalczyk and Dave Hall each had 14 points for the Lancers. Nick Maloney led the Indians with 13 points.

Kevin DiGiacomo had 29 points and 15 rebounds as Maryvale advanced with a 72-67 win over John F. Kennedy. The Flyers made nine of 13 free throws in the fourth quarter to keep the Bears winless (0-6). Gary Gonzalez led JFK with 21 points.

Park Tournament: Carl Barnes earned MVP honors with 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as City Honors downed Park, 85-56, in the final. Chris Spencer led the Centaurs with 23 points and Chris Colsten added 12. Park was led by Jason Hargrove with 15.

Jameel Ghani had 21 points to lead Pioneer to a consolation victory over Springville. Matt Krotz added 13 and Bill Delaney 12 for the Panthers.

Silver Creek Kiwanis: MVP Josh Markham scored 15 points as Brocton won the title with a 52-45 win over Silver Creek.

In the consolation, Jason Schmitz scored 20 points and Steve Johnson added 16 as North Collins defeated Forestville, 57-45.

Starpoint Christmas Classic: MVP Brian Cacicia hit a three-pointer at the onset of overtime to help Starpoint to a 63-56 win over Christian Central in the final. Matt Luke added 17 for the Spartans. Zydrunas Stankas led CC with 23 points.

In the consolation, Frank Pavicich scored 22 points and had 11 rebounds to lead Niagara-Wheatfield to a 59-47 win over Eden. Eden was paced by Kareith Williams with 23 points.

Webster Tournament: Brian Dux made a three-point play with 20 seconds left to snap a tie and help Orchard Park to a 66-61 opening-round win over Webster. Mark Marong got the assist when he fed Dux the ball after a steal. Dux finished with 35 points and seven assists. Chris Stern and Mike Novack had 11 points apiece for the Quakers.

Non-league: Quadir Habeeb scored 20 points (13 in the fourth quarter) and had 13 rebounds to lead Turner/Carroll to a 75-67 win over Riverside. Leonard Stokes added 17 points and five steals for the Chargers. Mark Price led Riverside with 23 points.

Girls basketball

IAABO Tournament: Olean earned the title with a 60-36 decision over Salamanca. Tournament MVP Julie Smith had 12 points and seven rebounds.

Paramous Catholic Tournament: A free throw that would have given Lockport a one-point lead with 27 seconds left was waved off for a lane violation in a 54-52 loss to Bishop Ahr. Jamie Kudel led the Lady Lions with 16 points.

Roy-Hart Tournament: Maureen Thaxton and Danielle Guetta each had two steals in overtime as Niagara Catholic held off Roy-Hart, 66-59, in the consolation. Thaxton finished with 20 points and 18 rebounds and Guetta had 20 points with 10 rebounds. The Big Red's Christina Marra hit a jumper with 4 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

Starpoint Tournament: Maureen MacKinnon broke open a close game in the fourth quarter with four three-pointers to lead defending champion Nardin to the title, 57-39 over Starpoint. Tourney MVP Shatika Milan added 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Gators. Jessica Pawley led the Spartans with 13 points.

In the consolation, North Tonawanda made use of 17 points from Lynn Learned in a 51-35 win over Traditional. Jill Goodman led the Bulls with 10 points.

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