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I-Prep gets key win

Sharing the basketball has its rewards, especially when three players give 20-point performances en route to a key Yale Cup win.

Chris Holland had 25 points to lead the scoring for International Prep at Grover Cleveland in a 79-72 win over OTC Middle College Monday night.

Kadeem Hillman scored 24 with seven rebounds while Kenny Pringle added 21 for I-Prep, the top-ranked school in The Buffalo News' small school basketball poll.

The win gave I-Prep (9-6, 6-0) first place in Yale Cup Division II, ahead of fourth-ranked Middle College (7-5, 4-1).

The Presidents held a 36-33 halftime lead but gained some breathing room with a 22-13 run in the third quarter.

Middle College, led by 21 points from Khalid Brown, made a run in the fourth, but I-Prep closed out the game with key free throws from Holland and scores from Pringle.

"Our guys just really hung in tough and shared the ball," I-Prep coach Sean Ryan said. "We had three guys put up big numbers and they were looking for each other. We've had a few games with four guys in double figures. Tonight I would have liked a few more stops but we made big shots when we needed to."


Rescheduled games

Buffalo Public Schools boys (Yale Cup) and girls (Canisius Cup) games have been moved from this week. Games scheduled for today are to be played Monday, Jan. 31; games scheduled for Thursday are to be played Monday, Feb. 7. According to Buffalo Public Schools Athletic Director Aubrey Lloyd, the move was made due to Regents exams being held in several gyms.

The highly anticipated ECIC I showdown of Jamestown at Williamsville North, which was postponed last Friday, has been rescheduled.

On Tuesday, Feb. 8, Jamestown will play at Williamsville North at 7:30. Originally, Feb. 8 was the date of the Will North at Jamestown game; instead, Will North will head to Jamestown on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Coaches and/or athletic directors should notify The News ASAP if you have postponements. Call 849-4461 or e-mail and


Sims ties record with six goals

Scott Sims tied a school record for most goals in a game with six as Williamsville North blanked Niagara Falls, 8-0, in a Section VI Federation hockey game played at Hyde Park. The junior forward found plenty of ways to score. He had a short-handed goal, scored on a power play, a breakaway and a 4-on-4.

He now owns a share of the record held by Dave Wesolowski, who scored six goals in a game against Timon on Feb. 5, 1996. Wesolowski was later drafted by baseball's Florida Marlins in the 15th round of the 1996 amateur draft.

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