Joe Mihalics hit five three-pointers as part of his 21-point night, and three other Tigers each scored 19 points as No. 1 large school Timon/St. Jude held off No. 2 small school Turner/Carroll, 78-72, Friday night in Msgr. Martin Association boys basketball action.
Charlie Comerford, Corey Herring and Fran Snyder were the 19-point scorers for Timon, which won its 20th game against just one loss and improved its league record to 8-0 by sweeping the season series from the Chargers.
The Tigers had a five-point lead entering the fourth quarter (65-60), and although the Chargers came within one several times, they never tied the game or went ahead. The Tigers built an eight-point lead before a late basket by Turner/Carroll.
"Joey made huge shots," Timon/St. Jude coach Jim Palano said of his senior point guard. "The four of them were really solid. It was nip-and-tuck the whole way. It was a war."
Turner/Carroll (12-7, 7-4) was led by 27 points from Loren Stokes and 15 from William Murray.
"Turner played terrific," said Palano. "They forced us into lot of mistakes. We turned the ball over too many times (20)."
Comerford had 12 rebounds while Herring had 11 for the Tigers, who have swept the Chargers in the past two regular seasons.
In other Msgr. Martin games, Frank Tripi had a career-high 26 points and 12 rebounds while Chris Heller added 14 points as St. Joe's beat St. Mary's of Lancaster, 61-54. Aaron Sypniewski led the Lancers with 16. St. Joe's will take a five-game win streak into Monday night's game at rival Canisius.
Joe Zera scored 32 and Ed Kellerman added a career-high 24 as Canisius overwhelmed O'Hara, 111-64.
Mike Kubera and Brian Nash (10 rebounds) each scored 15 as No. 8 large school St. Francis routed Niagara Catholic, 63-32.
Niagara Frontier League: Mark Hajnos had 16 points for Grand Island (13-4, 10-4) in a 47-34 win over co-No. 10 large school Kenmore East. Derek Mendel was the only double-figure scorer for the Bulldogs (13-5, 9-5) with 10.
Nichols was 8 for 8 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to help surprise Lockport, 60-57. Chris Baughman had 21 points and 11 assists for Nichols (4-12, 3-10) and Matt Olsen added 13 points with eight steals. Matt Lickfeld led the team in rebounds with 12 and added 12 points. Mick Hicks had 25 for the Lions (12-5, 9-4).
No. 2 large school Niagara Falls scored the first 29 points of the third quarter to dominate Lew-Port, 91-45. Jeff Street had 21 points, Jeff Parmer finished with 18 and Demondi Johnson had a career-high 15 rebounds. The Wolverines (18-0, 14-0) have held 17 of their 18 opponents under 50 points.
ECIC I: Adam Zoeller erupted for 37 points and had eight rebounds as Hamburg handled No. 9 large school Orchard Park, 80-66. Jacob Nuncio added 17 for the Bulldogs. Jimmy Dominkewicz led the Quakers with 26.
Jay Newton had 21 points and Tim Anderson added 11 for No. 3 large school Jamestown (17-1) in an 81-39 lashing of Lancaster. Matt Sims led the Redskins with 11.
ECIC II: Brandon Woods scored 19, Andy Carter had 16 and Herb Courtney added 14 as Williamsville South took down Pioneer, 79-65. Chad Armstrong and Jerod Pinter both scored 13 for the Panthers.
ECIC III: John Huetter's 10 points led Iroquois in a 51-40 win over Cheektowaga that clinched the Chiefs' fourth straight division championship. Jon Jimenez added nine for Iroquois (13-4, 10-1), which is 44-1 during its four-peat. Doug Schumpert led the Warriors with 19 points.
Eric Ellis had 19 points, Adam Kraft added 17 with 10 rebounds as Depew outscored Maryvale, 20-5 in fourth quarter to win, 49-40.
Sam Berger (19 points) and Dan Howard (18) led Amherst in an 83-61 win at Springville.
ECIC IV: Nick Johnson's three-pointer at the buzzer lifted Cleveland Hill to a 52-51 decision over JFK. Myron Lee and Taureen Raspberry had 14 each for the Eagles. Bill Battaglia led the Bears with 16.
Ray Braxton had 13 points and Richard Abrams added 12 for Lackawanna in a 62-42 win over Eden. Matt Cross had 12 for the Raiders.
Graham Landis had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Holland in a 50-48 victory over Alden. Scott Ueblehoer led the Bulldogs with 14 points.
ECIC Interdivision: Sean Bingler scored 16 points, Dan Gronkowski added 14 and Adam Fatzinger had 11 as Williamsville North knocked off Sweet Home, 53-43. Bryan Boswell had 25 for the Panthers.
Niagara-Orleans League: Dave Wollaber had 15 points and Jon Plail 13 as Starpoint (13-5, 10-2) beat Barker, 78-49. Ron Johnson had 19 for Barker.
Tom Hungerford and James Kingsley each scored 19 points while David Fuller added 16 as Medina fired past Akron, 70-46, with a 41-21 second half. Rob Ormsby led the Bulldogs with 14 points while Randy Greiner contributed 10.
Joel Feagin scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Wilson defeated Roy-Hart, 75-65. Ken Martin added 18 points for the Lakemen to help nullify Tyler Guild's 30-point night for the Rams.
CCIAC II: Dustin Ross had 17 points and Cameron Haines had 11 rebounds as Salamanca clinched the division title with a 52-40 win over Cassadaga Valley. The No. 6 small school Warriors are 17-1 overall and 11-1 in division play.
IAC: Vilius Raulus had 29 points, including a 17-foot jumper at the buzzer to give Christian Central a 54-52 victory over West Seneca Christian. Raulus also had 16 rebounds while Jason Koelle had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
NFCAA: Tim Freundchuh had 19 points as the Baptist School (7-0, 5-0) beat Amherst Christian, 54-47.
Non-league: T.J. Adams had 21 points and 11 assists while Aaron Hayes and Brandon Rutledge each scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as co-No. 10 large school Bennett beat John Marshall (Rochester), 76-72.
Reed Passafaro had 24 points and Dave Zinni 11 for Fredonia in a 57-48 win over Dunkirk in a nonleague meeting of CCIAC I rivals.
Dominic Currie-Bishop had 24 points while Jason Moore and Kevin Coppola split 24 for Park in a 65-55 win over North Collins. Frank Weidright topped the Eagles' scoring with 19.
David Mallon had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds as No. 3 small school East Aurora beat Newfane, 60-36. Mike Seefeldt led the Panthers with 16.
Msgr. Martin Association: Kathy Over had 20 points and Mary Helak added 15 with 12 assists as St. Mary's of Lancaster beat Immaculata, 58-53.
ECIC IV: Chrissy Gibbons (19 points, 14 rebounds) and Emily Engle (11 points, 14 rebounds) paced Eden to a 50-26 win over Holland.
ECIC Interdivision: Mary Bellanca scored 12 points as Sweet Home beat Williamsville North, 56-43. Chrissie Baum led the Spartans with 11 points.
Niagara Frontier League: Tiffany Walton had 24 points and Mary Cohill added 11 with eight steals and eight rebounds as No. 3 small school Nichols beat Lockport, 51-47. The Lady Lions' Allison Depp had 23 points.
Jamie Gerace had 14 points while Laurie Hutten and Karey Lizauckas added 12 each for Kenmore West in a 54-43 win over North Tonawanda.
Niagara-Orleans League: Danielle Poodry had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Akron in a 60-46 win over Medina. Karen Eick led the Mustangs with 21 points and 16 rebounds.
Jamie Feagin had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Wilson in a 45-30 win over Roy-Hart.
Michelle Capen had 19 points for Newfane in a 45-28 win over Albion.
CCIAC I: Jodi Williams (12 points) and Meghan Himelein (11) led Gowanda to a 52-26 thumping of Southwestern.
CCIAC II: Billie Dee Morrison had 16 points and Megan Jones added 11 with 10 rebounds to power Randolph to a 66-37 win over Silver Creek.
CCIAC III: Corine Bayle (12 points) and Emily Dueink (11) helped Clymer to a 41-38 win over rival Maple Grove, which had beaten the Pirates, 57-23, earlier this season. Ashley Kulju led Maple Grove with 12 points.
Megan Damcott had 15 points and 10 rebounds as Sherman clinched the league title with a 45-33 win over Brocton. Ivy Neal helped out the Wildcats (16-2, 12-0) with eight points and six steals. Jessica Shrader led Brocton with 19 points, including five three-pointers.
Vanessa Radigan had 24 points as Pine Valley enjoyed a double-digit lead throughout its 61-45 victory over Panama. Jenny Owens had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Panthers.
IAC: Tawan Slaughter had 32 points as Christian Central (14-1, 5-0) beat West Seneca Christian, 51-44.
Slaughter moved into No. 3 on the WNY all-time scoring list with 2,062 points.
Non-league: Raemarie Gaskill had 20 points while Rachel Hicks and Amanda Neamon (16 rebounds) had 14 points each in Pioneer's 82-41 win over Seneca. Mary Martinez led the Indians with 18 points.
Eighth-grader Alyissa Hasan of Williamsville South broke the 19-year-old Section VI long jump record at Buffalo State.
Hasan jumped 18 feet, 9 3/4 inches to break the previous record of 18-5 set in 1982 by Beth Sheehan of Williamsville East. Hasan's leap is the second farthest in the state and sets a state record for eighth graders.