Olmsted the outsider in the three-team race for the Yale Cup League II championship got in the last word Wednesday night.
Coach Andrew Bush's Owls put together the perhaps their best performance of the season and defeated visiting MST Seneca, 60-42, knocking the Indians out of a chance to tie for the league championship.
That and City Honors' 71-55 victory at Buffalo Arts allowed the Centaurs to gain sole possession of the championship.
Sophomore Jaden Slaughter and senior Amir Radford and junior Kevion Taylor led Honors to the championship clinching victory. Slaughter had 25 points on top of the 35 he scored against Riverside the night before. He also had seven steals and two blocked shots. Radford and Taylor had 15 points each while Radford and freshman Jeremiah Chapman had eight rebounds each.
"Slaughter is only a sophomore, but he plays like a senior," said City Honors coach John Kudla. Olmsted, which tied for the title the last two seasons, turned in perhaps its best game of the season in defeating Seneca.
"We played a full four quarters today and it gives us some momentum going into the sectionals," Bush said of his Owls. "We played solid defense. Holding MST to 42 points is crucial."
Marciano Lamar led Olmsted with 24. One Seneca player they couldn't contain though was Earl Howard who scored 27 points, including four 3-pointers.
MST Seneca will need to win its last league game against da Vinci on Thursday to finish along in second place in the league.
Mount St. Mary wins at Sacred Heart
Mount St. Mary put away Sacred Heart with a 21-point fourth quarter in a 62-47 triumph on the Sharks' home floor.
Lois Garlow, who reached the 1,000-point plateau in a loss to St. Mary's of Lancaster, led the Thunder to victory with 22 points. Lauren Mucica had 14 points for coach Fran Snyder's team.
Siobhan Ryan led Sacred Heart with 16 points.
Cardinal O'Hara outscored Nardin, 14-3, in the third quarter and that spelled the difference for the Hawks in a 65-53 victory over the Gators in their Monsignor Martin game at Nardin.
Angel Parker had 16 points for the Hawks. Ainsley Boras of Nardin was high scorer in the game with 20 points.