Stasiak breaks scoring mark
Jolly Boys Tournament: Phil Stasiak had 20 points to become the all-time leading scorer in Williamsville South boys basketball history. The scoring milestone came in a 76-65 first-round tournament win over St. Francis. Stasiak's 1,388 points surpasses Mike Mitchel, a 1992 graduate, who had 1,321 points.
Joe Licata scored 21 points cashing in on seven three-pointers, all in the first half. He now has 281 three in his career leaving him four short of the Section VI record held by Ritchie Campbell, a 1990 Burgard graduate. The Billies (5-1) play rival Williamsville North for the title today.
Coaches vs. Cancer: Jaysean Paige had 26 points and Darrin Butts added 22 as Jamestown beat Elmira Southside, 75-69, at Horseheads.
Clarence Tournament: Mo Bissell had 17 points, including clutch free throws late in the game, as Niagara-Wheatfield downed Williamsville East, 52-49, in the first round. The Falcons used a 17-3 run in the third quarter to take command of the game. Connor Keenan of the Flames led all scorers with 22 points.
Emerling Ford Holiday Tournament: Davon Cooper had 17 points and 12 rebounds for his third straight double-double as Buffalo Arts beat Gowanda, 50-37, in the Emerling Ford Holiday Tournament. Cameron Terry added 14 points and six blocks as Arts improved to 3-0.
Will Lawton netted 28 points as Springville moved on with a 62-50 win over West Valley.
Nichols hockey team advances
Nichols-Belmont Hill Tournament: The Nichols hockey team won both games Tuesday competing in the 24th annual tournament being held at Nichol's Dann Memorial Rink. The three-day event features eight teams.
Ryan Stayner and James Randaccio had two goals each in a 6-2 win over Hampton (New Hampshire). Andrew Poturalski added a goal and three assists. In the second game, Poturalski scored the game-winner with 5 minutes left in a 2-1 triumph over Hebron (Maine). Nichols (8-3-2) plays St. Francis Prep today at 3 p.m.
Mount St. Charles Tournament: Nick George had 13 saves as the St. Joe's hockey team shut out St. Dominic's (Maine), 5-0, in the Mount St. Charles Tournament in Woonsocket (RI). Kyle Moslow, Zach Klapp, Connor Hagner, Dimitri Gogos and Rob Finn scored for the Marauders (8-3-1), who will play Bishop Henricken (R.I.) today in the consolation round championship game.
North Tonawanda girl bowlers win
Festival of Lights: The North Tonawanda girls rallied from third place after three games to win the Tournament hosted by Thruway Lanes. The Lady Jacks beat a field of 27 girls teams. NT was 159 pins behind after three games, they picked up 60 pins after four games, another 25 in the fifth game and ended up winning by a 50-pin margin.
Senior Brianna Larson had a high series of 723. "The girls were just incredible," said coach Bill Rohring. "It can get contagious when the girls feel the team spirt and they all start contributing."