Trueheart paces Canisius
It was a quite a birthday for Canisius senior Stafford Trueheart. The center scored 23 points, going 11 of 11 from the field, to pace the Crusaders to a 65-38 win over Nazareth (New York City) in the first round of the Tom Keenan Classic. Madut Ayiy added 15 points and Will Atkinson scored 12 points, all on three-pointers, in the win.
The Crusaders jumped out in the first quarter, taking a commanding 21-5 lead. By halftime they led, 43-17.
Canisius will play Aquinas (Section V) for the tournament title on Saturday. Aquinas defeated Albany Academy, 54-39.
Dry nets 24 for Lockport
Margretta Dry scored 24 points, including hitting six from three-point range, to pace Lockport to a 65-32 win over North Tonawanda in Niagara Frontier girls basketball. Dry added eight steals for the Lions (1-2) while Brooklyn Cammarra had 12 points and eight rebounds.
Also in the NFL, Kali Hausrath had 13 points and 11 rebounds as Grand Island moved to 6-0 with a 43-30 win over Lew-Port.
Brown leads Amherst
TC Brown scored 23 points to pace Amherst to a 69-22 win over Depew in ECIC II boys basketball. Brown, who hit four three-pointers, also had eight rebounds, five assists and five steals for the Tigers (5-0).
In other ECIC II action, three players scored in double figures for Williamsville South in an 82-43 win over Williamsville East. Greg Dolan had 21 for the Billies (2-0) while Miles Hall added 19 and Graham Dolan scored 14.
Ed Radka netted 30 points for West Seneca East in a 59-45 win over Sweet Home.
Big night for Jack
Maceo Jack scored 21 points with 10 rebounds as Williamsville North defeated West Seneca West, 66-56, in ECIC I boys basketball. Jack also had three assists and three steals.
Ken West gets league win
Trailing by a point at halftime, Kenmore West had a strong second half for a 44-26 win over Niagara-Wheatfield in Niagara Frontier boys basketball. Tyler Aquilina netted 18 for Kenmore West (2-1) with Aaron Tucker scoring 13 and Tal James scoring nine of his 10 points on three-pointers. Nathan Nielsen had 15 points for Niagara-Wheatfield.
In other NFL action, Lockport spread the scoring wealth with five players in double figures as the Lions defeated North Tonawanda, 67-38.
Kyle Brown and Lavette Warren had 13 points with Warren adding 11 rebounds. Kelly Brown also had a double-double with 11 rebounds and 10 points. Dakota Wiley had 11 points for the Lions (4-0).
Wilson fueled by Bradley
Ryan Bradley netted 31 points as Wilson advanced to the finals of its boys basketball tournament with a 78-72 win over Bennett.
They will face South Park after the Sparks edged Niagara Catholic, 49-42, paced by Shakur Harris’ 21 points.
Triple-double for Dilbert
Dwight Dilbert had a triple-double night – 11 points, 13 blocks, 11 rebounds – as Global Concepts defeated Frontier, 62-48, in nonleague boys basketball.
Fuzak wins alumni award
Williamsville South’s Jake Fuzak will be presented with the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation’s Annual Tom Day/Tom Sestak Memorial Outstanding High School Defensive Lineman Award at 6 p.m. Monday at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant.
The award is presented by the Buffalo Bills Alumni to the outstanding high school defensive lineman in Western New York with outstanding skills exemplified by former Bills’ star defensive linemen Tom Day and Tom Sestak. Fuzak led the Billies’ defense with 60 tackles (13 for loss) and eight sacks.