Joe Stinson sure loves starting the season at Iroquois.
Stinson was named the MVP of the Greg D. Martin Tipoff for the second straight season, scoring 25 points to help Seneca to an 83-45 championship victory Saturday over Governor Simcoe of St. Catharines, Ont.
Stinson, a 5-10 senior guard who scored 45 points against Iroquois on Friday to reach the 1,000-point mark for his career, hit five three-pointers to help the Indians to their third straight championship at the eighth annual Martin tournament. The tournament is named for the 1992 Iroquois grad who died in 1996 in a car accident in Florida.
Marcus Hall also earned all-tournament honors with 19 points and 10 rebounds. The Indians' contributors also included Pierre Martin (13 points), Damone Parker (10 points) and freshman William Robinson (10 assists).
Last year, Stinson hit eight three-pointers among his 28 points as the Indians beat Iroquois in the final.
In the consolation game, Nathan Regdos had 25 points on 12-of-19 shooting (63 percent) to go along with 15 rebounds as Iroquois beat Kenmore East, 51-34. Jack Graham added 12 points for the Chiefs, who jumped out to leads of 15-2 (first quarter) and 30-11 (half).
Alden Tournament: Six-foot-4 senior center Christina Biedny earned MVP honors with 20 points, 10 blocks and nine rebounds as Clarence beat Lancaster in the final, 44-38. All-tournament selection Michele Rogers added nine points, 11 rebounds and three assists. Lancaster's all-tournament picks were Lindsey Schlegel (14 points) and Brittany Heist. In the consolation, Nicole Piasecki (nine points) and Jordan Rutkowski (eight) led Alden to a 32-25 win over Akron.
Bloomfield Tournament: Megan Rumschik had 13 points and eight assists and Williamsville East used a 25-10 second quarter to beat Kenmore East, 59-51, as two Section VI teams played for the title at the historically tough Section V tournament. Katy Stoddard added 11 points for the Flames while Kenmore East was led by Kacie Mills (15 points).
Mercy Tournament: Kelly Regan had 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting as well as 15 rebounds as Nichols (1-1) earned its first win with a 56-40 victory over Syracuse's Christian Brothers Academy. Amanda Lickfeld had 14 points, nine rebounds and eight assists while Shannon Scarselletta had 11 points. Nichols lost to Greece-Athena, 60-42, on Friday in the first round of the Rochester tournament.