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CANISIUS QUITS AT HALFTIME AFTER LOCKERS RANSACKED

It's going to be a while before Canisius plays another game in Jamestown.

The Crusaders, upon discovering at halftime that money had apparently been stolen out of their locker room, refused to take the floor for the second half of their game with Jamestown. The teams were playing in the consolation of the United Way Tournament. Jamestown led 30-29 at the break.

"They packed up their stuff and left, I mean -- they left," Jamestown coach Ben Drake said. "I guess the door (of the locker room) was locked, but it didn't get pulled closed. It could have been anybody in the entire gym. (Canisius coach Tom Keenan) was so upset he wouldn't take the floor.

"It was pretty ugly. To have it end like that, it doesn't look good that it happened at Jamestown, and it's not good for our school."

Keenan called Jamestown's explanation of the locked door that wasn't closed "nonsense." He said Jamestown Athletics Director Wally Huckno blamed him in part for the thefts because he failed to ask Huckno for a key to the locker room.

Their conversation quickly deteriorated into an argument, with Keenan saying Huckno threatened to "punch my lights out. A parent actually jumped in between us because he thought (Huckno) was going to hit me. I had every kids' bag ransacked, wallets left wide open, a cell phone thrown across the room. There was no reason to stay."

Kensington, led by tournament MVP Mark Wright, won the championship, defeating Hilton of Section V, 68-65.

Meanwhile, tournament MVP Dewan Stroud scored 35 points while all-tournament selection Brandon Burney had 15 points and 12 rebounds as Seneca defeated host Iroquois, 101-74, in the championship game of the Greg D. Martin Memorial Tip-Off. Vernon Epps had 10 assists and Michael Bronaugh, who also made all-tournament, had five steals for the Indians. John Cunningham led Iroquois with 14 points.

McDowell-McDonald's Classic: Host McDowell rolled past Traditional, 79-36, in the championship game. Don Juan Tyson led the Bulls with 12 points. Tyler Stoczjaski had 21 points for McDowell.

Jones Eisenhower Tournament: Eisenhower, the defending Class C Pennsylvania state champions, extended its 26-game winning streak at the expense of St. Francis, 73-71. Frannies got a good look at a shot at the buzzer, but it rimmed out. Jim Negrych (13 points) was named all-tournament. Wade Rosolowski and Travis Czerwonka had 18 each.

Fairview Tipoff Classic: Niagara Catholic shot 35 of 60 after making only 13 of 40 in a first-round loss and defeated Mars (Pa.), 87-68. Carleton Mason had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Niagara Catholic. Ezra Scott (19 points, 12 rebounds), Greg Beterson (19 points) and Roddie Green (13 points) also stood out for the Rapideers.

Bradford Tournament: Charleroi (Pa.) made 21 of 26 free throws, including 13 of 13 by Tim Mudrick, and defeated Akron, 49-45, in the third-place game. Mark Carrubba scored 15 for the losing Tigers.

Erie Christian Tip-Off: Rimgudas Valaitis, the tournament MVP, scored 29 points to lead Christian Central of Amherst over Girard (Pa.) Christian, 45-36.

Wilson Tournament: Byron Mulkey scored 15 points and Jon Hasely added 10 to lead Niagara-Wheatfield over Wilson, 48-36, in the third-place game. Brian Jablonski was high scorer for the Lakemen with eight.

Nonleague: Ryan Dunford scored 15 of his 21 points in the third quarter to lead Timon to a 52-48 victory over Erie (Pa.) East. The Tigers wiped out a six-point halftime deficit with a 23-6 run in the third quarter. Ryan Clifford had nine rebounds for Timon. . . . Daren Stone scored 27 points to lead Lockport over visiting Penfield, 63-44. Arthur Luke had 13 points and Matt Stedman 12 for the Lions.

Girls Basketball

Alden Tournament: Six-foot-3 sophomore Christina Biedney had 16 points and 12 rebounds to earn MVP honors for Clarence in a 69-22 win over Alden. The Red Devils' Kim Koss led all scorers with 20 points.

Tashina Abrams had 15 points and all-tournament selection Danielle Sylvester made 8 of 10 free throws in Akron's 53-44 triumph over Lancaster in the consolation.

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