LaSalle, St. Joe's, Turner/Carroll and Sweet Home were victors Saturday in the Martin Luther King Classic boys basketball extravaganza at the Buffalo State Sports Arena.
Turner/Carroll, ranked No. 1 among small schools in Western New York, rebounded from Friday's loss at Timon by defeating Seneca, 78-64. The game pitted last year's Manhattan Cup and Yale Cup champions.
Julius Page led the Chargers to their victory with 27 points, 13 rebounds four assists and four steals. He was named Most Valuable Player in the game. Ka'Ron Barnes had 20 points for T/C and was named All-Tournament.
Darmel Whitefield had 18 points and Quentin Bryan 16 for the losing Indians.
DeWitt Doss scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in leading LaSalle over Canisius, 61-51. Amir Shareff had 13 for the Explorers. Joe Zera's 21 were high for Canisius.
LaSalle made 24 of its 39 shots from the floor.
St. Joe's won its ninth game, defeating East High of Rochester, 73-64. Game MVP Jeff Milkowski led the Marauders with 31 points. Kevin Pope made all eight of his shots in a 17-point performance for St. Joe's. Carl Jackson led East with 24.
Sweet Home won its 11th game, beating Kensington, 63-50, behind the play of Reggie Burgin and Bryan Boswell. Burgin, the game MVP, had 28 points. Boswell, who earned the sportsmanship award, had 23. Richard Bradford topped Kensington's Knights with 13.
Non-League: Jeff Russell scored 22 points and little-used Scott Wylie came off the bench and hit three treys in Lake Shore's 69-48 triumph over winless Dunkirk. Chris McQuiggen led the losing Marauders with 10 points.
Jackie Donnelly led Holy Angels with 31 points last year in a Msgr. Martin Association championship playoff victory over Nardin. Saturday, Donnelly was at it again.
The junior guard scored eight of her game-high 16 points in overtime and passed off for another basket as Holy Angels defeated the Gators, 47-41, at Medaille College in a defensive struggle between two teams that came into the game with unbeaten league records.
Nardin led most of the way and could have put it away with a better performance at the free-throw line. The Gators made only 11 of 22 at the stripe. Holy Angels (13 of 26) was no better.
Holy Angels thought it had won the game with 4.3 seconds left in regulation but a free throw by Becky Wright, which would have snapped a 36-36 tie, was rubbed out because of a lane violation.
Four players fouled out of the rugged contest, Megan Bogdan and Alisa LaPlante of Holy Angels and Ashley Williams and Caitline Greene of Nardin.
Bogdan had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Holy Angels. Jackie D'Orazio led Nardin with 15.
Nardin had won both regular-season meetings between the schools last year, snapping Holy Angels' 50-game league winning streak. Then Angels came from 17 points down to win the title game and capture a fourth straight league title. Saturday's game was the only regular-season game scheduled between the teams.
ECIC I: Tessa Dibenedetto had 10 points in Williamsville North's 35-23 victory over Hamburg, which is winless in division play. Alicia Weber had 10 steals for the losing Bulldogs.
ECIC III: All-Western New York player Jennifer Feher had 17 points in Depew's 64-50 triumph over Maryvale. Kristine Brunetto added 15 and Cheryl Hoch 14 for the winners. Valeri Elberson had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Monica Stockmeyer had 15 boards for the Flyers.
Jordan Baker had 22 points and 18 rebounds and Kelly Niewczyk added 14 points as Springville downed Cheektowaga, 53-21.
ECIC IV: Katie Paradise followed up her 42-point game against Lackawanna on Thursday with 35 more in a 76-33 drubbing of Eden. Emily Engle had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Eden. . . . Julie Hergenroder had 14 points and Liz Geist 12 as Alden kept pace with EA by defeating Lackawanna, 60-49. Teria Wright had 15 for the Steelers.
ECIC Interdivision: No. 6 large school Iroquois downed No. 3 West Seneca West, 50-37, to avenge its only loss of the season. Eva Cunningham had 15 of her 17 points in the opening half for Iroquois and also had six steals and three assists. Val Argauer scored eight of her team's points in an 11-8 fourth quarter. The Chiefs have won 10 straight. Val Jacobs had 12 rebounds for West.
Non-league: Kim Wolski (12 points) and Racheal Tarapacki (10) led JFK over Villa Maria, 42-33. Jill Pienkowski had 10 for Villa. . . . Clare Crowley had 18 points in Mount Mercy's 50-34 loss to Mercy of Rochester. . . . Sue Karalia had 12 points and Jen Stuczynski 11 points and 10 boards as Fredonia downed Randolph, 54-25.