It took a day later than expect to make it official, but Maryvale's Ray Blackwell became the sixth 1,000-point career scorer in the history of Flyers' basketball history Wednesday night.
Blackwell scored a season high points 30 points, giving him 1,008 for his career, after the completion of Maryvale's 74-61 nonleague victory over JFK. A power outage during the game on Tuesday caused a suspension of play with Maryvale leading 44-33, with 5:26 left in the third quarter.
Blackwell had 18 points at the time, giving him 996. Wednesday night, he got the four points he needed in the third quarter and added eight more.
He joins Kevin DiGiacomo, Michael Marsh, Garrett Kensy, Santo Lamar and Blair Estarfaa in Maryvale's 1,000-point club. The 5-foot-8 senior guard also had five steals and six rebounds in the victory.
"Ray has been very instrumental in the success of Maryvale basketball during here career here," said Flyers coach Mark Kensy who is in his 36th season at the school. "Our record during his time with the varsity is 45-23 over the last 3 1/2 seasons. He was with the JV for the first 11 games of the 2014-15 season."
In 12 games this season, Blackwell has 218 points for an 18.2 average. He averaged 17.0 as a junior, 14.5 as a sophomore and 8.8 as a freshman for the Flyers.
Maryvale, 10-2 this season built a 41-30 halftime lead before the lights went out Tuesday.
JFK (9-3) was led by 6-5 senior Ray Braniecki's 26 points. Mitchell Fischer added 17 for the Bears.
DeMeo’s goal is winner
Gabby DeMeo scored only goal at 13:40 of the second period as first place Frontier/Lancaster/Orchard Park defeated Monsignor Martin, 1-0. FLOP (11-1-3) expanded its lead over Monsignor Martin (9-2-2). Brooke Becker assisted on the goal. Maggie Spyche made 13 saves for the winners. After her had trick in a four-point game Tuesday night, sophomore Jersey Phillips of Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew scored the first two goals of the game to lead her team to a 4-0 victory over Kenmore/Grand Island Wednesday at Riverworks in the WNY Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation. Jill Blas had two assists for the winners, who won for the sixth time in their last eight games to go 7-8-1.