Charlie Comerford scored 35 points and pulled in 12 rebounds for Timon/St. Jude in a 77-64 Msgr. Martin Association triumph Monday night over St. Francis. The Tigers are ranked No. 1 again this week among large schools in The Buffalo News poll.
Fran Snyder Jr. and Sean Kelly came off the bench and combined for 17 points, most of them in the second half, for the first-place Tigers. Corey Herring chipped in with 15 for the winners. Gene Partridge paced the Red Raiders with 21 points. Brian Ferris added 18.
Niagara Frontier League: Sophomore Ed Turner scored 14 of his 33 points in the second quarter to help Nichols take the lead for good on the way to a 53-43 victory over Kenmore East. Ben Clark had 13 rebounds for the Vikings. Jimmy Corigliano led the losing Bulldogs with 12 points. Isaiah White had 10 points and 14 boards and Derek Mendel 10 rebounds for KE.
CCIAC I: Olean, No. 5 in The Buffalo News large school boys basketball poll, overcame a 29-point, 17-rebound performance by Justin Miller of Southwestern and strengthened its hold on first place in the Chautauqua County Interscholastic Athletic Conference I with a 56-46 victory over the host Trojans, who are No. 4 in the small schools rankings.
The efforts of the 6-foot-7 Miller were more than offset by Olean's trio of Jay Speroni, Erin Kiffer and Jon Willson. Speroni had 18 points, Kiffer had 15 and Willson came through with 12 points and 17 rebounds.
Miller also blocked five shots for defending CCIAC I champion Southwestern, which fell to 6-2 in conference play, one full game behind Olean (7-1).
Southwestern won the previous game, Jan. 4 at Olean, 54-39.
Elsewhere, Dunkirk rallied in the second half for its first victory, 62-55, at Gowanda. Coach Bob Wisniewski's Marauders trailed by six at the half but outscored the Panthers, 15-8, in the third and 18-12 in the final frame. Sophomore Ebi Quinones led Dunkirk with 22 points while Chris McQuiggan, another soph, had 18 points and 10 boards. Shawn Wilmot added 10 points. Mike Zmuda led Gowanda with 19.
Reed Passafaro scored 19 points to lead Fredonia over Falconer, 69-58.
CCIAC II: Salamanca's Jason Wass scored 19 points and Dustin Ross had 12 in a 57-48 triumph over Randolph. John Greene led the Cardinals with 18.
Panama's Chris Anderson made 8 of 16 shots in his 17-point performance and pulled in 15 rebounds to lead the Panthers over visiting Frewsburg, 57-54. Matt Lundgren had 11 points and seven assists for the winners. Jeff Cusimano's 16 points and Josh Stanford's 15 topped Frewsburg.
CCIAC III: Forestville handed winless Brocton a 54-35 defeat. Ron Duliba had 15 points and Ken Skinner 13 for the Hornets. Freshman Chris Orr led Brocton with 10.
Msgr. Martin Assn.: Anna Jablonski scored 21 points and had 10 boards in Nardin's 55-38 triumph over Villa Maria. Jackie D'Orazio had 12 points and eight assists for Gators (No. 2 among small schools in The News poll). Sarah Bellomo, with 11 points, and Christine Comisso, with 10, led Villa.
Junior point guard Jamie Donnelly broke Erin Herlihy's Holy Angels career assist record in a 70-33 rout of Immaculata. Donnelly had five assists, giving her 405, four better than the previous record. Megan Bogdan and Colleen Maloney each scored 11 for Angels while Alisa LaPlante added 10.
Mount Mercy beat Mount St. Mary, 73-62, as Christine Roth (21 points) and Clare Crowley (20) led the scoring. Jessica Sun had 25 for Mount St. Mary. . . . Rachel Michalek had 11 points and Megan Kist was 8 for 8 on foul shots in Sacred Heart's 66-23 rout of St. Mary's of Lancaster. Mary Helak (12) led the Lancers.
Niagara Frontier League: Kenmore East remained unbeaten in the league, defeating Nichols, 74-48, for victory No. 10. Katie Turski had 19 points and Jade Fleming contributed 18 points and 12 boards for the Bulldogs. Mary Beth Owczarzak added 12 to the cause. Jessica Smith led Nichols with 10.
ECIC I: Jamestown beat Frontier, 68-41. Lindsey Sudol led the Red Raiders with 17 points. Melissa Cook had 14 for Frontier.
Cattaraugus III: West Valley beat Little Valley, 39-27. Malinda Mizell led the winners with 17 points. Jessica Golley had 17 for LV.
Niagara Frontier Christian: Tawana Slaughter scored 23 in the first half on the way to a 37-point night as Christian Central beat Victory Christian, 67-23.
ECIC Interdivision: Arielle Korczykowski and Rachel Glanda scored 13 points each and Monica Mesi had 12 as Lake Shore defeated Holland, 53-40. Julie Poplewski led Holland with 16. . . . Karli Couchman's 19 points and 13 by Lynn Buehlmann led Orchard Park over West Seneca East, 59-31. Andrea Laux had 10 for the Trojans.
Non-league: Erin Frieday (13 points) and Val Gasbarro (11) more than offset 20 points by McKinley's Shatay Prude as Grand Island defeated the Macks, 51-40. . . . Ingrid Griffith had 16 points and Mercedes Holloway had 10 for Medina in a 55-27 thumping of Webster Christian. . . . Rachel Hicks scored 18 for Pioneer in a 64-41 triumph over Franklinville. Jacey Brooks led the losing Panthers with 18.