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High School Extra (Feb. 1): Hamburg wins ECIC swimming championship

Hamburg wins ECIC swim

Hamburg did something it hadn’t accomplished since 1988 when the Bulldogs won the ECIC swimming and diving large school team championship Saturday at Sweet Home.

Hamburg posted a winning total of 309 points as it won the ECIC meet for just the second time. Sweet Home took second with 262 points.

Seniors Tim Madden and Ian Wilson, each contributed to the latest win. Madden helped the 200 free relay team post a victory and also took fourth in the 100 free and sixth in the 50 free. Wilson finished fifth in diving.

Other Bulldogs who played a role in the victory include the victorious 200 medley relay team of Michael Maurer, Luke Kennedy, Cody Whitmeyer and Kyle Griffin. Griffin, Maurer and Whitmeyer also are members of the 200 free relay team. Griffin took first in the 100 free and second in the 50, setting personal bests in both and hitting the state qualifying standard in the 50. Kennedy took second in breaststroke.

Jamestown’s Matt Marsh won the 50 and breaststroke to earn swimmer of the meet honors.

In the Small Schools ECIC meet, Starpoint edged Springville, 348-327,for the title. Mitch Bunic of Springville was swimmer of the meet. He won two individual events and was part of two winning relays.

Magic stun Mercy, 37-35

Any time a Western New York team beats a Rochester-area counterpart, that’s a good thing because those triumphs can be rare. Mount Mercy can stand tall today as the Magic edged host Rochester Mercy, 37-35.

Courtney Kaczor’s three-pointer with 50 seconds left gave Mount the lead for good, and then she hit a free throw with 10 seconds left for the final margin. She finished with 11 points.

South rallies at Jamestown

Grace Licata hit four three-pointers and scored 15 of Williamsville South’s 34 points in the fourth quarter as the Billies earned a 57-51 comeback win over host Jamestown in non-league girls basketball.

Licata finished with 22 points as South overcame a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit by extending its press to force turnovers. Emily Smith also hit a pair of treys in the fourth. Chrisanna Green had 28 points for Jamestown.

Jamestown loses at buzzer

Zac DiSalvo’s buzzer-beater denied Jamestown at the Rochester Area Player Showcase event at Aquinas as Greece-Athena (13-0) remained unbeaten with a 70-69 victory.

DiSalvo fired his game-winner from the lane as the Trojans overcame a 33-point effort from Zack Panebianco of Jamestown (10-3).

OP edges N-W in hockey

Mitchell Streety scored the game-winner off a Zack Biasillo assist with 7 minutes left as Orchard Park beat Niagara-Wheatfield, 3-2, in boys Federation ice hockey.