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GRAND ISLAND BARELY BEATS KENSINGTON

Grand Island got a feel for just how deceiving Kensington's 6-16 record was.

The Vikings got 20 points from Mark Hajnos in a 52-51 win over Kensington in a Section VI Class B-1 prequarterfinal game on Wednesday.

No. 5 seeded Grand Island led by six points with 33 seconds left and hung on to beat the No. 12-seeded Knights. Rashad Bradford had 16 for Kensington.

Elsewhere in Class B-1, James Ryan had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Marcus Jones added 12 points as Albion led the whole way in a 73-59 win over Maryvale. Ryan Mohr led the Flyers with 23 points.

Jon Plail had 19 points and Ben Miller added 15 as Starpoint downed Tonawanda, 70-49.

Sophomore Herb Courtney had 17 points and nine rebounds to power Williamsville South to its 66-42 triumph over Lafayette (7-11). Terry Moton led the Violets with 18 points.

Darmel Whitfield had 24 points while Dewan Stroud and Ameer Drake had 23 each as Seneca ousted Lew-Port, 99-61.

Ernest Brown had 22 points and Eric Rawls 19 as Grover Cleveland beat Amherst, 86-67.

Iroquois went on a 25-7 run in the third quarter to turn back Cheektowaga, 60-43. John Cunningham (17) was one of 10 players to score for the Chiefs.

Class A-1 prequarterfinals: All 12 players scored for Frontier in an 80-55 win over Clarence. Mark Braunscheidel (16), Jeff Ricci (15) and Andy Sigeti (14) were in double figures for the Falcons. Ed Spoth paced the Red Devils with 19 points.

Mike Miranto had 22 points and six assists for North Tonawanda in a 45-42 win over Kenmore West. Phil Puccia added 12 points with six steals for the Jacks.

Gordie Gronkowski had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Dan Gronkowski added 11 points as Williamsville North ended Lancaster's season for the second year in a row, 54-46. Eric Fenar had 16 for the Redskins.

Class A-2 prequarterfinals: T.J. Adams had 30 points and 11 assists as Bennett claimed its first sectional win in six years with a 106-51 decision over Pioneer. Aaron Hayes finished with 24 points and 25 rebounds for the Tigers.

Justin Fladd had 26 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocked shots to help Lake Shore to a 64-55 win over South Park. Fladd broke the school record for career blocks with 60. He was tied with John Wurster (Class of '77) at 51.

Therreon Blackwell had 17 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds for McKinley in a 76-40 win over West Seneca East.

Class B-2 prequarterfinal: Robert Redd had 36 points and 12 rebounds and Darryl Thompson added 22 points as Emerson downed Medina, 78-62. Dave Fuller had 20 for the Mustangs.

Reed Passafaro had 25 points and eight rebounds to lead Fredonia to a 78-49 win over Alden. David Zinni added 18 for the winners. Joe Blahowicz had 23 for the Bulldogs.

Rick Slevinski had 27 points and 14 rebounds, and Mike Ulasewicz added 21 points as Olean rallied from a 52-51 deficit after three quarters to beat Dunkirk, 75-70. Slevinski made three free throws in the last 2:30 to help Olean clinch it. Chris McQuiggan had 17 for the Marauders.

Richard Abrams had 23 points and Ray Braxton added 13 as Lackawanna eliminated Eden, 89-44.

Sherrad Bernard scored eight of his 13 points in the decisive fourth quarter of Riverside's 52-40 triumph over Newfane. Edmund Rainey added 13 points and Joe Maxwell had 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Frontiers.

Class C-1 prequarterfinal: Andrew Dixon made five free throws in the game's final 1:30 to help Burgard beat City Honors, 58-55. David Sanders led the winners with 21 points and 11 rebounds and Adrian Dixon had 13 rebounds. Micole Parler netted 26 for the Centaurs.

Bill Battaglia had 19 points as JFK beat Buffalo Arts, 56-43. David Pellnat had 10 for Arts.

Dale Loscher blocked a shot underneath with three seconds left as Silver Creek survived Falconer, 56-55. Matt Mazurek had 16 points and Ryan Mangano added 13 for the Black Knights. Falconer's Russ Johnson had 29 points, including all 14 of his team's points in the third, and 14 rebounds.

Matt Lipinczyk had 30 points and 13 rebounds as Southwestern advanced with an 81-72 verdict over Roy-Hart. Jared Brown added 18 points and 10 assists for the Trojans.

Jay Mortimer had 30 points and Mike Kotia 13 as Allegany-Limestone topped Holland, 71-43.

Rob Ormsby had 22 points, including a pair of clutch free throws at the end, as Akron downed Gowanda, 55-52.

Class C-2 prequarterfinals: Nick Emley had 17 points and David Bocciolatt handed out 10 assists for Randolph in a 50-35 victory over Chautauqua Lake.

Drew Anderson had 15 points and Gary Reynolds 12 as Pine Valley advanced with a 57-38 win over Cattaraugus/Little Valley.

Jake Shields scored 20 points and Jeremy Rousch added 13 as Panama scored a 60-50 win over Barker. Ron Johnson's 17 points were tops for the Raiders.

Class D prequarterfinal: Chris Thompson hit a 10-foot jumper with 4 seconds left as West Valley advanced with a 48-46 win over Forestville. Josh Cox led West Valley with 12 points. Ron Duliba netted 24 points for Forestville.

Msgr. Martin Association: Joe Zera had 23 points, giving him 1,130 in his career, and Jim Rahill added 11 as Canisius beat St. Mary's of Lancaster, 81-42.

Girls basketball

Msgr. Martin Association: Nardin wrapped up third place in the league with a 72-59 victory over Mt. Mercy. Ashley Williams had 29 points and 21 rebounds for the Gators (17-6, 11-4). Anna Jablonski added 14 points and Aileen Hoak had 12. Jill Ratchuk paced Mt. Mercy with 17.

Kathy Over had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Hilary Peacock added 15 points with 13 rebounds as St. Mary's of Lancaster, which trailed by two at the half, defeated Buffalo Seminary, 52-38. Katherine Johnson had 17 for Buffalo Seminary.

Katie Curtis had 11 points for Niagara Catholic in a 49-23 win over Turner/Carroll.

Anne Malayny had 23 points and five steals and Jill Pienkowski had 13 rebounds for Villa Maria in a 50-26 win over O'Hara.

Hockey

CISAA playoffs: Joey Gardner scored a short-handed goal for Nichols in a 3-1 loss to Upper Canada College (Ont.) in the first in a best-of-three series. The next game is today at 5 p.m. at Nichols.

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