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High School Extra (Jan. 31): Canisius’ win streak ends at seven; Marsh, Niblock star in swimming

Canisius’ run ends

Canisius’ basketball winning streak came to an end at seven games on Saturday night, and Anthony Lamb was the major reason why.

Lamb scored 35 points to lead Greece Athena to 71-59 win in the Rochester Area Players Showcase. Lamb will play for Vermont next season.

Stafford Trueheart led the Crusaders (14-2) with 20 points, while Colby Moultrie had 11 points.

In a game matching two ranked teams among small schools, Health Sciences beat Tapestry, 70-62. Tyron Lott had 20 points while Kameron Briggs had 19 points for Health Sciences, while Davonte Gaines added 11 points and 12 rebounds. JaQuoine Fogan led Tapestry with 37 points.

Marsh, Niblock star

Mathew Marsh of Jamestown was named the large-school MVP of the ECIC swimming championships on Saturday, while Eric Niblock of Amherst took small-school honors. Orchard Park and East Aurora captured team honors in the meet held at Sweet Home High School.

Marsh won the 100-yard freestyle in 46.52 seconds, finishing more than two seconds ahead of the competition. He also won the 100 breaststroke in 58.00 seconds, almost a second and a half ahead of the field. Niblock won the 50 free by a hundredth of a second (23.29) over Alex Headley of Lake Shore. Niblock then took the 100 butterfly.

Orchard Park’s only individual winner was Alec Hock in the 50 free. However, the Quakers placed in most events to beat out Hamburg. Ezra Webster (200 free), Nicola Gnecco (500 free) and the 400 free relay team won for East Aurora, which finished ahead of Springville.

Harrison breaks mark

Dahnea Harrison broke the Tonawanda school record for three-pointers in a career on Friday in a 56-26 win over Lackawannda. Harrison had eight to run her total to 135, topping the old mark of 129 by Jill Feldmeyer.

In Saturday’s action, Allegany-Limestone passed one of its toughest nonleague tests of the season. The Gators defeated Fredonia, 51-48.

“It was a tight game all the way,” A-L coach Frank Martin said. “We just made a few more plays down the stretch.”

Sarah DeCapua made seven of her 15 points in the fourth quarter, while Allison Forness had 18 points.

“Fredonia is tough,” Martin said. “We try to play them twice a year. They are always well coached. We beat them in their place, but it’s 10 games later and we knew they’d be better. You always want to play someone who will push you.”

Hannah Cybart had 14 points to lead the Hillbillies.

Marissa Hamilton had a triple double for Ellicottville in a 47-37 win over Pine Valley. She finished the game with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

Will North tops Timon

In hockey, Derek Westbrook had two goals and Andrew Bruno had a goal and three assists to lead Williamsville North over Bishop Timon-St. Jude, 7-5.

“Andrew set up a couple of goals, and scored a nice goal when he bounced it off the goalie from behind the net,” coach Bob Rosen of the Spartans said. “We were up, 6-1, but it was 6-5 when Derek scored his second goal. That was a big one.”

Williamsville North improved to 12-3-2, 9-2-2, and is riding a 14-game unbeaten streak.

“We certainly have to clean a few things up before the playoffs, but it’s a good group of kids who are pretty focused on what they want to do,” Rosen said.

N-W takes wrestling title

Niagara-Wheatfield couldn’t have cut it much closer in capturing the Lewiston-Porter Wrestling Tournament. The Falcons finished with 159 points. That was 1.5 points better than Hilton of Section V. Lancaster and Victor rounded out the top four.

Dane Heberlein of Alexander was named Most Outstanding Wrestler.

In the Ken-Ton Tournament, Pioneer had a convincing team victory. It had seven wrestlers reach the finals, including a champion in Caleb Riordan (132). Charlie Milks of Kenmore West (160) was the Most Outstanding Wrestler.