Big night for Mack seniors
No. 5-ranked large school McKinley built a 41-20 lead at the half, and then coach Zaire Dorsey let all 10 of his seniors get in playing time in what ended up as a 78-42 Yale Cup I boys basketball victory over visiting Bennett.
“We played pretty good for two quarters,” Dorsey said. “It was Senior Night and we let all the seniors get in a little playing time in front of their parents.”
Seniors Avius Outlaw and Keyon Johnson had 19 points each to lead McKinley.
The Macks’ final league game will be a good test against Middle Early College at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Bennett.
“Our goal was to win every league game, home and away,” said Dorsey, whose team is 13-0 in Cup play. “Now we have a big challenge to see what we have to work on before we go to sectionals.”
Elsewhere in Yale Cup, Joseph Staton passed the 1,000-point mark for his career at Middle Early College in a 15-point night in an 89-69 victory over Hutch-Tech. Fred Foster had 31 points and 22 rebounds, and Amir Jemes had 11 assists for the Kats.
South Park hit a season-high 12 three-point shots in a 66-48 triumph over East. Tony Robinson had 19 points for the Sparks.
Canisius swims to title
Canisius (512 points) continued to dominate Monsignor Martin boys swimming Tuesday, outdistancing St. Joe’s (379) and St. Francis (261) for its 14th straight All-Catholic meet title at the Flickinger Pool.
Big win for Kenmore East
An also-ran in the Niagara Frontier League girls basketball season, Kenmore East may be a team to watch in the sectionals.
After falling behind, 8-0, coach Jack Blanch’s young team upset first-place Lockport, 57-48, creating a tie between the Lions and Kenmore West for the league title.
“We’re starting to play real well,” Blanch said of his team’s postseason outlook. “It’s taken a while for them to get to this point.”
Six Bulldogs scored in Tuesday’s victory and only Kieja O’Neil is a senior. Sophomore Serena Sordetto had 19 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Junior Kendall Mills had 11 points. Brooklyn Jenkins finished with 21 points for the Lions.
Legends shooters get reversal
Lancaster avenged a one-point loss to Alden in their ECIC rifle match in December by defeating the Bulldogs, 1,304-1,303 on Tuesday. Alden’s Noah Fox shot a 282 to lead all individual shooters.