Timon wins own tournament
Bishop Timon-St. Jude took charge early with its pressure defense and easily defeated Iroquois, 76-29, in the championship game of the Tigers' fourth annual Mark Scarcello Tournament.
"Our press was pretty tough the first 10 minutes of the game," said Timon coach Jim Palano. "We probably forced at least 20 turnovers the first three quarters."
Tournament MVP Kyle Kobis (11 points, eight rebounds) and all-tournament selection Jordan Williams (15 points) led Timon. DeMillo Gibbs (12 rebounds) and Bryant Fulton of the Tigers also were on the all-tournament team.|
"Williams was outstanding shooting the ball," Palano said. "He probably could have had 30 points if I let him."
Next for Timon is next week's Coaches vs. Cancer tournament in Elmira. The Tigers will face Horseheads at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
"I went down and scouted them [Horseheads] and we'll have our hands full," Palano said.
In the consolation game, Tapestry defeated Maritime Charter, 78-62, as Jon Spears (20 points, 10 assists, Tom Lucas (17 points, 12 rebounds) and Mawien Tong (14 points) led the way. Tong was named to the all-tournament team.
The tournament is named in the memory of Mark Scarcello (Class of '74), a starting guard on the Timon's Manhattan Cup runner-up team in 1974.
Aquinas too much for Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart's second half rally came up short in a 61-55 loss to visiting Aquinas of Rochester and the shooting of the visitors' Nicole Bini.
The Sharks trailed by 17 at the half, but outscored Little Irish, 31-20, after the intermission. LaTrice Hall led Sacred Heart (0-2) with 19 points and 12 rebounds. More than half of Aquinas' points came from Bini, a senior guard who had 37 points.
Elsewhere, Reyanne Strong scored 15 points and Shawna Raymond had 11 rebounds for Frewsburg in a 60-27 rout of Salamanca in CCAC II.
Alden smooth as a Stone in win
In other boys basketball, Zack Stone led four Alden double-figure scorers in a 78-61 nonleague triumph over Roy-Hart. Stone had 19 points while teammate Paul Matuszak chipped in with 17 points and 11 boards. Dylan Dussault had 15 and Phil Bifulco 11 for the Bulldogs. Ryan Metz had 22 points for the losing Rams.
Trey North scored 15 points and Austin Alonge had 14 as Westfield defeated Chautauqua Lake, 67-41, in CCAA III. The losers struggled after losing Jason McMahon to injury.