St. Joe’s senior Jack Capen scored a career-high 37 points to lift the Marauders to an 81-75 win over visiting South Park Wednesday.
The Marauders held a 42-34 halftime lead but the Sparks battled back to tie it at 56-56 heading into the final frame.
The 6-foot-5 Capen scored 12 of the team’s 25 points in the fourth quarter. He hit five threes, grabbed 10 rebounds and had five assists.
“We got our defensive energy back in the fourth quarter,” St. Joe’s coach Mark Simon said. “We created some steals, turned defense into offense because we struggled to score in the third.”
Senior Ray Mushat had 26 points and sophomore Anthony Mack added 23 for South Park.
Panama edged Pine Valley, 55-51, in another nonleague matchup. Junior Jack Sperry and sophomore Cameron Barmore both led Panama with 14 points. Junior Makiah Snyder had a team-high 13 points for Pine Valley.
In Niagara-Orleans League play, Wilson (3-3, 1-0) used a 23-6 first quarter to win a 49-30 game and hand Akron (4-1, 1-1) its first loss of the season.
Senior Mac Musall scored a game-high 12 for the Lakemen, while classmate Nate Fox added 10, six from beyond the three-point arc. Freshman Adam Mietz led the Tigers with 10.
Seminary triumphs on the road
The Buffalo Seminary girls basketball team moved to 3-0 on the year with a 31-19 win at North Collins.
The Red Tail Hawks graduated three four-year starters from last year, but underclassmen are stepping up to fill the voids.
Junior Bridget Conboy and sophomore Lilly Johnson shared game-high honors with 11 points, while junior Kaitlyn Lane scored six.
Elsewhere, Akron improved to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the Niagara-Orleans League with a 42-36 league win at home over Wilson (3-3, 0-2). Juniors Darion Jonathan and Elise Leeds each scored 13 points for the Tigers.
Trojans blank Spartans
West Seneca East (4-0) remained perfect in boys hockey with a 2-0 win against Federation newcomer Starpoint (2-3) at the Hockey Outlet in North Tonawanda.
Goalie Jagger Maving made 16 saves for his first shutout of the season. Tyler Arndt scored the first goal, his ninth point through four games, and Josh Maloney added the insurance marker.