Tim Lennon made all four of his overtime free throws Friday night to help St. Joe's to a 67-64 victory at Timon/St. Jude in a Msgr. Martin Association boys basketball game.
The host Tigers led by eight at the half and by 10 after three periods before the Marauders rallied for their second league win against one loss. Timon/St. Jude is 3-2 in league play. Canisius (4-1) sits atop the League I standings.
St. Joe's made 10 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter and finally pulled even on Jeff Milkowski's basket with 8 seconds left in regulation.
Lennon finished with 18 points. Milkowski and Matt May had 15 each and Kevin Eberz had 12.
Timon was led by Fred Williams, who finished with 28. Sophomore Charlie Comerford added 10.
St. Francis won easily at winless O'Hara, 86-39, as Todd Kane had 17 points, seven steals, five assists and five rebounds and Mike Kubera contributed 11 points and 10 boards. T.J. Greene had 12 rebounds for the Red Raiders. Randy Glose led O'Hara with 16.
Yale Cup: McKinley (6-0), a 66-50 winner over Emerson, stands alone in first place but there are four teams at 5-1 right behind the Macks.
Hodari Mallory scored 24 points to pass the 1,100 career mark in leading coach James Daye's McKinley team to its 12th victory. He also had 11 rebounds and eight steals. Robert Redd led Emerson with 25.
Three Kensington players recorded double-doubles in the Knights' 53-39 victory over visiting Riverside. Duwand Dowell had 13 points and 10 rebounds, Doug Sims 12 points and 15 boards and Johnny Helton 10 of each.
Seneca, Hutch-Tech and Traditional, all 5-1, also won their games while South Park and Riverside fell to 4-2. . . . Phil Jones had a triple-double with 29 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds to lead Seneca to an 85-65 triumph over Burgard. Darmel Whitfield and Jamal Cottman added 16 points each for the Indians. Walter Ball paced Burgard with 20. . . . Jerry Bailey stood out both offensively and defensively with 22 points and 10 steals as Hutch-Tech kept pace with a 76-51 triumph over Bennett. Duriel Price added 19 points and Tim Book had 17 rebounds for the Engineers. Kharman Wingate led Bennett with 23. . . . Traditional used a 15-2 third-quarter run to defeat South Park, 88-65. Greg French scored 21 and Quentin Scissum 19 while Dale Jacobs had 15 rebounds and five blocks for the Bulls. Robert Sharpe set the pace for the Sparks with 24. . . . Devone Stanfield scored eight of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to lead a 21-7 surge by Buffalo Arts in a 69-45 victory over Grover Cleveland. DeMario Badger had 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and Jason Lee had 18 points for the winners, who led by only 33-31 at the half. James Wesley led Grover with 14. . . . Lafayette notched its first league victory as Dishawn Gandy led a 64-50 triumph over City Honors. Gandy had 25 points and 12 rebounds. Raimone Coats added 16 and Salim Roman 12. Jose Fardi had 20 for Honors.
Niagara Frontier League: Vinnie Vescio hit a 15-foot baseline jumper with 6 seconds left as Lew-Port handed Kenmore West its second consecutive loss, 55-54. Matt Leadini took a charge for Lew-Port on Kenmore West's last possession. The Lancers rallied from a six-point deficit with two minutes remaining. Brennen Przybysz led the Blue Devils with 14.
LaSalle remained unbeaten in league play with a 69-42 rout of Kenmore East as Nate Merchant scored 17 and grabbed 11 boards and Carsmon Binger tallied 15. John Oddo had 11 for the losing Bulldogs. It was coach Pat Monti's 398th win. . . . Ryan Kagles had 17 points to lead five scorers in double figures as Lockport downed Niagara-Wheatfield, 65-55. Shaun Maxwell (nine steals) and Kurt Snowden added 13 points each for the Lions. Dan Weiss had 22 points for the Falcons.
ECIC III: Iroquois remained unbeaten (6-0) in league play with a 70-53 triumph at Amherst as Jake Steck and Larry Maroney each scored 21 points for the Chiefs. Steck made 10 of 15 shots. Maroney had 16 rebounds. Jim Huetter held Amherst star Brian Ferretti to 11 points, nine below his average. . . . Marty Sykes scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half as Springville rallied past Maryvale, 54-47. The Flyers owned a 23-20 halftime lead but were outscored, 34-24, in the second half and 22-11 in the final quarter. Sykes also had 14 rebounds. Kevin DiGiacomo had 14 points and 12 rebounds.
ECIC Interdivision: Adam Fatzinger and Sean Murphy had 18 points each as Williamsville North downed Depew, 55-49. Nick Terech had 16 points and Anthony Piccolo 11 for the Wildcats. . . . Hamburg went on a 16-3 run in the last 4:30 and defeated host Williamsville South, 64-48. Adam Zoeller led Hamburg with 24 points.
Niagara-Orleans: Phil Morgan's 22 points helped Barker hand visiting Albion its first league loss, 63-57. Joe James led the losers with 18. . . . Jay Wassinger had 21 points and eight rebounds as Starpoint downed Newfane, 60-47. . . . Royalton-Hartland came from 14 down to force overtime on Jesse Bragg's two-point basket at the buzzer, but lost to Medina, 81-71, in the extra period. Joe Sanders led Medina with 28. Bragg and Todd Prynn had 22 each for Roy-Hart. . . . Jeremy Gorham had 21 points to lead Wilson over Akron, 61-49.
Niagara Frontier Christian: First Baptist bombed Amherst Christian, 93-47, as Steven Pitts and Randy Weaver scored 19 points.
Non-league: Sophomore Mike Miranto scored 37 points including four three-point baskets in the opening quarter in leading North Tonawanda over Clarence, 70-57.