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High School Extra (Dec. 20): Rojas leads Jamestown in Challenge

Rojas leads Jamestown

The ADPRO Public/Private Challenge concluded Saturday, and Jamestown knocked off St. Mary’s of Lancaster, 67-56, in a good matchup played at Depew High School.

James Rojas did a lot of the heavy lifting for the Red Raiders, scoring 30 points and adding 14 rebounds. That outdid the Lancers’ talented Takal Molson, who had 20 points.

“It was back and forth all game long,” Jamestown coach Ben Drake said. “Tyler Hind had four three-pointers in the second half. The third and fourth ones were back-to-back, and extended the lead to double figures.”

The Red Raiders hit 13 three-pointers in registering their third win of the season against one loss.

Also, in the Challenge, Starpoint closed the game with a 12-2 run to beat Timon, 65-62. Adam Lasal’s four-point play was part of the rally, while Christian Nodine drove to the basket and converted a layup with under 30 seconds left to give the Spartans the lead for good. Brock Kroening led the Spartans with 27 points. Quinton Lamar scored 17 for the Tigers.

Tavien Kemp had 26 points and led Walsh to a 62-54 win over Maryvale in a battle of unbeatens. Adam Moore chipped in with 12 points. Ray Blackwell led the Flyers with 19 points.

Fredonia took a 49-48 thriller from Cardinal O’Hara. Nick Piper was the only Hillbillies’ player in double figures, scoring 22 points.

Elsewhere, St. Joe’s ran into a balanced Aquinas team in the Rochester area and dropped a 71-50 decision. Four players were in double figures for Aquinas. Nicholas Motley led the Marauders with 13 points.

Panthers now 6-0

In girls basketball, Allyson Haskell led unbeaten Franklinville (6-0) to the championship of the Panthers’ own tournament. They defeated Holland, 57-32, in Saturday’s title game.

Haskell, the tournament MVP, had 26 points. The sophomore had plenty of help from Danielle Haskell; the eighth-grader had 23 points, including five three-pointers. Olivia Schmidt led Holland – which suffered its first loss of the season – with 23 points.

Elsewhere, Mount Mercy fell short in a game with Section V’s Mercy, dropping a 67-40 decision. Olivia Balys had 17 points for the Magic.

Busy days in track

About half of area schools that compete in indoor track took part in a meet at SUNY Buffalo State on Friday. The other half visited the same venue on Saturday.

The list of Friday’s winners included: Alyssa Oviasogie of Williamsville South (55-meter hurdles, 8.8 seconds, and triple jump, 35-11½); Katrina Patterson of Clarence (1,500 meters, 4:45.7); Joseph Frailey of Grand Island (600 meters, 1:28.2); and Tariq Taul of Niagara Falls (high jump, 6-2, and triple jump, 42-11¾).

Those who won events on Saturday included: Hannah Kennedy of Frontier (3,000 meters, 11:08.2), Anna Rybczynski of West Seneca West (1,000 meters, 3:02.9); Samantha Spinella of Depew (55 meters, 7.61, and long jump, 16-7¾); and Desmond Nicholas of Canisius (55 meters, 6.55, and long jump, 22-6).

Colom brothers shine

Brothers Hector and Tito Colom of St. Francis both placed at a wrestling tournament hosted by Wyoming Seminary, Penn., which is one of the top schools in the sport in the country.

Hector Colom, a sophomore, won the title at 132 pounds by recording a pin at 1:38. Tito was third at 120 pounds after going 4-1 in the competition.

Vivian paces NT in win

Curtis Vivian was involved in all the scoring in North Tonawanda’s 4-1 hockey win over Williamsville South. He finished the game with two goals and two assists, while Nick Pryzbylski had 26 saves. North Tonawanda improved its overall record to 5-2 with the win in Federation play.

Elsewhere, Sweet Home beat Geneseo, 1-0, in a tournament in Batavia. Zach Farkas had 28 saves in the shutout.

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