Paige has third straight with 30
Jaysean Paige had 32 points and nine rebounds for the Jamestown boys basketball team in a 68-64 loss to Brooklyn South Shore in the first of three games in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament at Horseheads. It was Paige's third straight 30-point game.
"He's doing a good job of letting the game come to him," coach Ben Drake said of the 6-foot-1 swingman. "He was a role player for us last year, pretty much our fifth option, but he worked real hard over the summer, and he's really playing well for us."
The Red Raiders (4-2) will play the loser of the Elmira Southside/Horseheads game.
Smythe sets pace for Eden girls
Eden jumped out to a 20-5 after the first quarter and beat West Seneca East, 63-27, in the first round of the Emerling Ford Holiday Tournament at Springville. Senior guard Cassie Smythe had nine steals to go with 22 points. Smythe had 18 of her points in the first half.
"She played an inspired game, and was on fire with her steals," said Eden coach Marisa Fallacaro. "Cassie has really been played amazing so far, I can't believe how she's been doing. She's been our go-to person."
In the other game, Olivia Emerson had 12 points and nine rebounds as Springville advanced, 73-41, over West Valley. The defending champion Raiders (4-3) will play the host Griffins for the title on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
Jaszcz nets four goals for East
Josh Jaszcz had four goals, including the game-winner with 38 seconds left in overtime, as West Seneca East edged Kenmore East, 5-4, at Leisure Rinks. Lucas Pacanowski and Austin Casselberry had the assists for East (5-0-1).
Orchard Park evened its record at 3-3-1 with a 6-1 victory over Hamburg at the Hamburg Town Rink. Mike McParlane had two goals and Carl Lester added a goal with three assists. Goalkeeper Charles Kirtkausky had eight saves.
Monsignor Martin hockey at 6-0
Taylor Bergmann of Nardin had a hat trick as the Monsignor Martin Association shut out West Seneca, 5-0, in a Federation girls hockey game played at the Northtowns Center. Goalie junior Breanne Morabito of Christian Central Academy had the shutout as the MMA improved to 6-0.
Akron wrestling tourney nears
One of Western New York's longest running wrestling tournament is during the winter holiday recess.
The 43rd Akron Holiday Wrestling Tournament is Wednesday-Thursday starting at 9 a.m. both days. Eighteen area high schools will participate in the event that brings varsity and junior varsity athletes from both public and private schools together for two days of competition.
Festival of Lights starts today
The Festival of Lights Bowling Tournament start today at Thruway Lanes at 9 a.m. The event will include a field of 60 boys and girls teams from all over the Buffalo and Rochester area. The Niagara Falls boys and the Depew girls are the defending champions.