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Olean and Portville will put undefeated records on the line Wednesday when they meet for the title of the IAABO boys basketball tournament at St. Bonaventure.

Victories on Monday helped set up the showdown. Jon Wilson connected for 37 points as Olean, ranked No. 9 in the state in Class B, ran its record to 7-0 with a 75-56 win over Cuba-Rushford.

Meanwhile, Jeff McMahon had 19 points and Brian Blask added 13 as Portville moved to 9-0 with a 58-51 win over Bradford, Pa.

Akron Tournament: Mike Dean's jumper with four seconds left helped Akron edge winless Pembroke, 53-51. Dean led the Tigers with 18 points while Craig Rehwaldt added 14 points.

Jon Hayes had 19 points and 17 rebounds as Alden advanced with a 66-55 win over Barker. Jeff Shorr led Barker with 17 points.

Elmira Tournament: R.J. James netted 21 points for Jamestown in a 66-45 loss to Horseheads of Section IV.

Hamburg Sun Tournament: Tyler Collins had 18 points while Jay Nuncio and Adam Zoeller added 16 each in Hamburg's 62-42 win over Lake Shore. Jeff Russell (16) paced the Eagles.

Ken-Ton/Can-Am Tournament: Nick Yeates had 15 points and five rebounds as Kenmore East lost to Assumption, the No. 1-ranked team in Ontario, 58-36. In the other first-round game, Sean Reisch netted 24 points for Kenmore West in a 61-60 loss to Governor Simcoe.

Nichols Tournament: Nichols rallied from a seven-point deficit with 1:21 left to beat Buffalo Arts, 69-68. Ben Clark's field goal with nine seconds left proved the winner. Clark finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds. Ed Turner added 23 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. Gerald Drayton led Arts with 30 points.

Joe Zera had 19 points and Jon Musialowski added 11 for Canisius in a 58-43 victory over McKinley. Terrance Allen led the Macks with 17 points.

Timon Tournament: Corey Herring had 19 points and 13 rebounds as Timon/St. Jude advanced with a 78-45 victory over Hutch-Tech. Charlie Comerford added 16 points and eight rebounds for the undefeated Tigers (7-0).

Darmel Whitfield had 23 points and Ameer Drake added 17 as Seneca blasted Lancaster, 91-49. Timon/St. Jude, which meets Seneca tonight, has lost just once in the 10-year history of its tournament.

Girls basketball

Bank of Holland: Sarah Kobie had 16 points, 12 rebounds and nine blocked shots to lead North Collins to a 50-44 win over Lackawanna. Angela Mecca added 11 points and 15 rebounds for the Eagles. Holland improved to 4-1 with a 32-25 win over Cheektowaga.

CID Tournament: Clare Crowley had 16 points and Jill Friedman added 13 as Mt. Mercy beat Springville, 48-47.

IAABO Tournament: Tiffany Butcher (15), Jackie Smith (13) and Denee Hillebert (10) were in double figures for Pine Valley in a 51-34 victory over Allegany-Limestone. Jenn MacNeill led the Gators with 13 points. The Lady Panthers (6-1) will face Olean, a 50-37 winner over Portville, for the title.

Nichols Tournament: Senior Jen Stuczynski had 14 points and 10 rebounds for her fifth double-double as Fredonia dominated Hutch-Tech, 34-11. The Billies (5-0) are off to a fast start with impressive wins over Jamestown, Pine Valley and Olean.

Sophomore Tiffany Walton had 21 points and everyone scored for Nichols in an 89-33 rout of Buffalo Arts. Kerry Docherty added 14 points for the Big Green.

Pioneer Tournament: Senior Jill Friedman hit a three-pointer and then stole the ball with less than 15 seconds left as Mt. Mercy edged Springville, 48-47, to advance. Friedman finished with 13 points while Clare Crowley led the Mount with 16 points. Springville's Jordan Baker led all scorers with 26 points.

Katie Paradise had 35 points and 15 rebounds to lead East Aurora over Pioneer, 53-48. Rachel Hicks (16) and Lindsey Ferington (11) led Pioneer.


The 20th annual Niagara Frontier Wrestling Officials Association Tournament is Jan. 7-8 at Niagara County Community College. Some of the top teams in Western New York will complete in the event, including defending champion Southwestern, Lockport, Niagara-Wheatfield and Newfane.

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