Timon, Canisius earn wins
Jordan Williams had 15 points and Bryant Fulton had 10 points and 12 rebounds as Timon-St. Jude earned a 53-28 win over Amherst in the AdPro Monsignor Martin-ECIC Challenge at St. Mary's on Thursday night.
The Tigers (5-0) jumped out to a 14-9 first-quarter lead then defensively collapsed on Amherst (3-3), which scored just a total of five points in the second and third quarters.
"We play mostly man-to-man and I thought we did a nice job getting through their screens," Timon coach Jim Palano said. "Defense is always a key for us. We can convert turnovers into baskets with our defense."
In the final challenge game, 12 players scored for Canisius as the Crusaders cruised to a 77-33 win over Sweet Home. Gordon Lyons scored 12 points and Adam Weir added 10 as Canisius took a 27-5 lead in the first quarter.
The Crusaders improved to 4-2 and with the win evened the MMA-ECIC series at 5-5.
Moore helps Ken West rally
Trailing by 2-1, Kenmore West controlled play in the third period to earn a 3-2 win over Clarence in Western New York Federation boys hockey.
Senior Billy Moore scored halfway through the period to tie the game, then scored off a faceoff with 3.8 seconds left for the win.
"We outshot Clarence, 12-5, in the third period and controlled play down in their zone," Kenmore West coach Mike Mondoux said. "We're pretty strong up front and our top line is very strong. Our puck possession in the third was a big key for us."
Meanwhile, West Seneca East defeated Amherst, 4-3. The Trojans trailed, 2-1, before taking a 4-2 lead in the second.
Amherst cut the lead to 4-3 and the Tigers had a power play in the third, but four saves by William Korczynski during the penalty kill preserved the win for the Trojans (4-0-1).
Jake Rosen had two goals and an assist to help Williamsville North (7-0) hold off St. Joe's, 4-3.
Stover nets 29 for Middle College
Basketball is a team game, but sometimes, you just need one person to have the hot hand.
That happened in girls basketball action late Wednesday when Alisha Stover scored 29 of Middle College's 39 points in a 39-30 win over Emerson in the South Park Christmas Tournament.
Stover, who also had eight rebounds, hit the 29-point mark without the aid of three-pointers -- her points came all from two-point field goals and free throws.