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High School Extra (Dec. 15): St. Joe’s ices Canisius; McKinley hoops wins big, Amherst’s Kensy wins 100th

St. Joe’s icers top Canisius

It was the third straight win for the Marauders in Federation play and first loss in three games for the Crusaders. The game was played before a spirited crowd at the downtown facility.

“The two student sections were going at it,” Crozier said. “It was an entertaining evening. That’s for sure.”

Jonathan Tucker scored the first two goals for St. Joe’s. The first gave the Marauders the first lead, five minutes into the opening period. The second made it 2-1 in the second. Jack Attea added a second-period tally and a minute into the third, Michael Greco made it 4-1 with what turned out to be the winning goal.

Ten seconds later, Matt Tobias tallied for Canisius and a breakaway goal by Matt Santora closed the gap to 4-3.

“We settled down after that and didn’t give them any opportunities,” said Crozier. “It was a big win for us because Canisius beat us in the Fed championship game last year.”

Macks win Cup opener

McKinley (3-0) opened its Yale Cup League 1 boys basketball schedule with a bang Monday. The Macks poured on the points in a 120-51 victory over winless Hutch-Tech.

Avius Outlaw scored a career-high 30 points for McKinley and didn’t play in the fourth quarter when coach Zaire Dorsey emptied his bench. Shaquan Jones had 26, also a career high, in three quarters of action. Kesean Fisher had 10 rebounds for the winners.

Tigers’ Kensy gets 100th

Park turned in what coach Michael Battaglia called its “best game” of the season so far, in a 90-62 triumph over previously unbeaten Health Sciences. The Pioneers outscored the visitors, 46-29, in the second half.

“We played very well as a team and found the open shooter,” Battaglia said. “If we do that we’re going to be hard to beat.”

Kyle Harris had 24 points including five three-point shots, in the Park victory. Jordan Nwora had 20 points. Gaines led Health Sciences with 23.

The Pioneers will take a 4-0 record down Main Street in Snyder for a game at unbeaten Amherst (6-0), which warmed up for the game, giving Chris Kensy his 100th coaching win, a 66-52 triumph at East Aurora. The Tigers won their third straight in ECIC III.

TC Brown led the Tigers with 24 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and six steals. Amadi Ikpeze had 12 points and 10 boards. Nick Montgomery led EA with 21 points.

Tyler Ames led four double-figure scorers for Medina in a 65-57 victory over Newfane in Niagara-Orleans League boys basketball. Jalin Cooper had 16 points while Daryl Haynes scored 13 and Jared Zinkievich 10 for the winning Mustangs. Chad Gilson led Newfane with 14 points.

In nonleague girls basketball, Nia Caver had a triple double — 16 points, 10 steals and 14 rebounds — for Tapestry Charter in a 50-32 triumph over Burgard.

Double trouble

Holland’s boys and girls bowling teams were in for double-trouble Monday in their ECIC South match against Pioneer.

Twins Nate and Morgan Tackentian were the high bowler for each Pioneer team. Morgan shot 544 to lead the Pioneer girls to a 7-0 victory while Nate, shot 537 in the Panthers’ 5-2 victory in the boys match.