It was a three-way fight among East Aurora, Iroquois and Lake Shore for a while in the ECIC III girls basketball race, but now it all points to East Aurora coming out on top.
Coach Gary Schutrum's Blue Devils (10-0 ECIC III with two games to play) clinched at least a tie for the division title with a tight 53-50 victory at Iroquois (8-2), the first of two games better the teams this week. They will meet again on saturday afternoon at East Aurora.
"It was a good battle back and forth with both teams mixing up defenses," Schutrum said. "It was just a great game of girls basketball."
Emma Brinker scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half to help EA to a 34-28 lead. In the second half, the Blue Devils got clutchplay from SArah Tully, who scored eight of her 12 point sin the fourth quarter and some clutch free-throw shooting from Kathering Jancevski.
Taylor Quinn had 19 points to lead Iroquois.
Timon wins at St. Joe’s
Bishop Timon-St. Jude needed a gritty performance to gain a 67-58 Monsignor Martin Association victory at St. Joe’s. The Tigers (7-2) are in third place in the league a half-game behind Park (8-2).
Master Radford led the Tigers with 17 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots. Jack Capen scored 30 for the Marauders.
Timon led 46-43 entering the fourth quarter but held on for the victory.
T.J. Banaszak scored 30 points in Nichols’ 55-30 triumph over Christian Central in Monsignor Martin B League.
In hockey, John Glascoe scored two goals to lead Bishop Timon-St Jude to a 5-2 victory over Sweet Home, the first-place team in the Fed Division 3.