The Yale Cup League I race is all snarled at the top after Tuesday night's games.
McKinley grabbed a four-point halftime lead on East on a three at the buzzer by sophomore Ngendabanyikwa Elias and ended up winning by four over the Panthers, 69-65.
It was the second loss in league play for East, the same number as the Macks now. And Middle Early College, with a chance to take sole possession of first place, lost to South Park, 74-61, for its second loss.
South Park, which faces McKinley on Friday is right behind the leaders with three losses.
"It was a good win, especially after losing to Middle Early College over the weekend," said McKinley coach Zaire Dorsey.
Six-foot-4 center Kavin Rogers had 22 points for McKinley, many coming from feeds from Deon Spencer, who had 11 assists and 13 points of his own. Rogers had 13 rebounds.
The game was tied at 55 before McKinley went on a 6-0 run, with Spencer feeding Rogers in the paint.
"It was Spencer to Rogers, or Spencer to Jaylin Windsor when we needed it," Dorsey said.
East star willard Anderson had 18 points as did Waunya Shaw. Justin Allen contributed 16.
David Stroud had 21 points in South Park's win over Middle College, which got a 30-point output from senior guard Hakeem Dobbyns.
DeVoogel sets Newfane recore
Kyle DeVoogel set a Newfane single-game scoring record with 38 points in the Panthers' 98-30 rout of Albion in Niagara-Orleans League boys basketball.The previous recordof 35 was set in 1997 by Kevin Klumpp, who is not Newfane's girls varsity basketball coach.Eighteen of DeVoogel's points came on three-point shots.
Max Webber helped with 13 assists to go with his 19 points.
DeVoogel is one of 10 seniors on an experienced Newfane team that is tied for the N-O league lead with Medina. Medina won the first meeting between the teams. Medina's loss was to Wilson.
WSW's Johnson scored 42, hits 1,000
Juston Johnson scored 42 points as West Seneca West (17-0, 9-0 ECIC I) remained all by itself as the lone unbeaten boys basketball team in Western New York, rallying in the fourth quarter for a 71-67 win at Williamsville North. The Indians outscored the home team, 28-17, in the final quarter.
Not only did Johnson hit a career high in scoring, he scored his 1,000th career point in the victory.
The 17 wins in a season is a West Seneca West record.
E-ville upsets Franklinville
Griffin Chudy was fouled in the final second and made the first of two free throws to give Ellicottvile a 59-58 victory over CCAA East II rival Franklinville. The outcome left the teams tied for the division lead. Franklinville was ranked fourth in the latest Buffalo News Small School poll while Ellicottville was 10th.
Chudy finished with 16 points, the same as teammate Elliot Bowen. Isaac Kopp had 17 and Sam Erikson 15 to lead Franklinville.
Sean Keenan of Williamsville East stood out defensively with six blocked shots amd Cal Shifflet had eight rebounds as the Flames ground out a 44-42 ECIC II victory over Amherst. East took a four-point lead with a minute to go. Amherst closed to two with two free throws with 20 seconds left, but missed shots at the end that would have won it or forced overtime. Jake Mullen had 20 points for Amherst.
Garlow hits winner
Lois Garlow hit a three after two missed Nichols free throws to give her team the lead with 21 seconds left and Grace O'Brien made a pair of foul shots at 0:02 to give Mount St. Mary a 64-62 Monsignor Martin girls basketball victory. Garlow finished 31 points, just one more than Imani Dockery of Nichols.
Garlow had 13 points in the fourth quarter. Dockery who had a double-double points and rebounding scored 14 in the fourth quarter. She finished with 14 made free throws in 21 attempts after missing her first three.
North Tonawanda took the lead on a layup by Lindsey Piotrowski with 18 seconds left and then withstood a final Niagara Wheatfield attempt at the buzzer for a 44-43 victory over the Falcons. Piotrowski ahd 24 points and seven rebounds for the Lumberjacks.
CASH icers clinch tye
Charleigh Rondeau scored with 13.5 seconds left in regulation and CASH (Clarence/Amherst/Sweet Home) clinched the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the Section VI girls hockey playoffs Tuesday with a 1-0 victory over Monsignor Martin in Federation play.
Renee Lauers assisted on the game winner. Freshman goalie Hannah Barrett had 24 saves for the shutout. Grace Harrington made 22 stops for Monsignor Martin.
The loss on the final day of the WNY Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation regular season ended Monsignor Martin's chance of taking the No. 1 seed for the Fed playoffs. FLOP (Frontier/ Lake Shore/ Orchard Park) will be No.1 and also have a first-round bye.
Williamsville defeated Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew, 4-2 as Elizabeth Sidorski had a goal and an assist and Jenna Lukomski made 12 saves.
Morganne Dee scored two unassisted goals and Dylan Gorski had 35 saves for LID.
FLOP finished the regular season at 12-3-3 ffor 41.5 points. Monsignor Martin was 12-4-2 for 40 points and CASH 12-5-2 for 35.5 points.