Jeremy Johnson’s three-point shot from the left wing with 21 seconds left helped give St. Joe’s their first and only lead, defeating Cheektowaga, 68-65, opening the second night of the AdPro Public/Private Challenge at St. Mary’s/Lancaster.
Cheektowaga opened the game up on a 17-0 run and was up by as much as 23 in the third quarter. The Marauders outscored the Warriors in the fourth quarter, 25-8, capping off the huge comeback.
Jack Capen sealed the game for St. Joe’s, making two free throws with 10 seconds left. The 6-foot-5 forward went 17-of-22 from the free throw line, scoring 19 of his game-high 25 points in the second half.
Newfane defeated Nichols, 65-60, in the second game of the AdPro Public/Private Challenge. Kyle DeVoogel led the Panthers (3-2) with 22 points, making six three-pointers. Chris Stineman had a team-best 15 points for the Vikings (3-3).
St. Mary’s/Lancaster won the Battle of Lancaster concluding the second night of the AdPro Public/Private Challenge defeating the Legends, 73-58. Christian Szablewski had a game-high 20 points for the Lancers. Alec Tamburri had 17 points for Lancaster.
McKinley outlasts East
McKinley’s Elias Ngendabanyikwa scored 28 points in a 75-72 win over East. Kavon Rogers (12 points, 10 rebounds) and Deon Spencer (18 points, 10 assists) each had double-doubles for the Macks.
Willard Anderson (25 points) and Justin Allen (20 points) had 20-point games for the Panthers (4-1, 2-1).
Pagan, Jones lead I-Prep
Senior Alexus Pagan’s game-high 16 points helped lift I-Prep/Grover over da Vinci in Canisius Cup play, 45-32. Fellow senior Taylor Jones scored 13 points for the Presidents, while sophomore Anya Green chipped in with 10.
Also in Canisius Cup action, Buffalo Arts’ Taliah Bush scored 40 points en route to a 75-46 win over Emerson.
North, West stay unbeaten
Williamsville North impressive unbeaten streak hits eight games, after defeating Clarence, 6-2, at the Northtown Center.
Brett Sardinia (two goals, one assist) and Andrew Bruno (one goal, two assists) had three points each for the Spartans (7-0-1).
Jake Fort’s four-point night aided West Seneca West past Kenmore West, 6-5. Fort scored three goals and recorded one assist for the Indians (4-1-1, 3-0-1). Josh Ball scored the game-winning goal.
O’Connell sets pool record
Liam O’Connell broke a 29-year pool record at Hamburg, finishing the 200 freestyle in 1:48.19. The previous mark was set by Tom Gilmartin (1:48.79) in 1988. The Bulldogs won the interdivisional meet over Lancaster, 64-34.