Clutch shooting from behind the free throw and three-point lines carried Riverside over Williamsville East, 67-66, in the Clarence Tournament on Thursday.
Junior forward Nick Hesson made two free throws with three seconds left to win it for the Frontiers. Riverside stayed in the game thanks to the long range shooting of Germari Langston, who had a career-high five three-pointers for 15 points.
"He's our zone-buster," said Riverside coach Ron Killinger.
The Flames got off a shot at the buzzer, but it was from halfcourt and fell short.
Ken-Ton Tourney: MVP Terrell Rankin had 22 points as Sweet Home beat Kenmore West, 73-56, to win the title. Eric Schnirel had 17 points, including five of his team's eight three-pointers. The Panthers are 6-3, with the three losses by a combined eight points.
In the consolation, Kris Boyes had 32 points, including 14 of 16 from the line, as Kenmore East downed O'Hara, 78-66.
Rotary Club of Williamsville: Adrian Wood had a career high 35 points as Williamsville South got past Starpoint, 61-56. South trailed, 49-43, after three quarters before scoring the first 10 points of the fourth quarter. The Billies are 4-4 after starting the season 0-4.
Dominique Kendrick poured in 34 points as Jamestown moved to 7-1 with a 60-48 win over Grover Cleveland in the IABBO Tournament. . . . Frontier broke open a close game with a 27-8 third quarter to beat rival Hamburg, 63-52, in an ECIC Interdivision contest. Dan Watkin led the Falcons with 16 points.
The McKinley basketball team will receive a belated Christmas gift this morning, courtesy of Stephon Marbury. The New York Knicks star has donated a pair of his Starbury One sneakers, courtesy of Steve & Barry's sporting goods, to every member of the team.
Macks coach James Daye will call his players to the gym around 9:30 a.m. to make the presentations.
The donation is a follow up to the workout Marbury held with the Macks on Sept. 29 during his 40-city tour.
IABBO Tourney: Jamestown and Pioneer won their first-round games and will meet in Saturday's final. Jamestown beat Olean, 60-42, while Pioneer downed Allegany-Limestone, 46-37.
Jamestown handed Pioneer its only loss, 85-57, in Pioneer's Tip-Off Tourney. "We won by 28, but they went through a bad stretch. It was a much closer game than that," said Jamestown coach Ken Ricker. "I think it will be a really good rematch from two post-dominated teams."
Orchard Park Tourney: Kenmore East had three players in double figures, but it was its defense that figured more in its 47-31 title win over Hamburg. The loss was the first of the season for the Bulldogs (6-1), who entered the game undefeated.
Meaghan Freund had 13 points, Christina Osmon added 12 and MVP Kacie Mills added 11. Kenmore East improved to 6-2 with its only losses coming to Grand Island in OT and Depew in double OT.
Alyssa Laudero made three free throws in the final 23 seconds as O'Hara beat JFK, 52-50, in the consolation of the Tonawanda Tourney. . . . A pair of eighth graders helped Williamsville North beat Williamsville South, 47-33, in the Williamsville East Tournament. Corrin Geonvese had 18 points and five steals while Allie Ahern added 11 points for North.
Festival of Lights: The Lockport girls won their fifth straight title, beating 20 other teams at Thruway Lanes. Teams from the Niagara Frontier League swept the top four spots thanks to Niagara-Wheatfield, North Tonawanda and Niagara Falls. The Lady Lions led by 50 pins after the first three games and increased their lead after six games to win by a 195-pin margin.
V-Gates-Chili won the boys team title followed by Lew-Port. Kelly Zak of Grand Island had the high three-game total at 710.