Peyton Consigli hit a clutch 3-pointer to tie the game at 64-all and backup point guard Aidan Brunner came in cold off the bench and made one-and-one free throws with 35 seconds left to send St. Francis to a 69-64 victory over visiting West Seneca West on Wednesday night in nonleague boys basketball.
The Red Raiders trailed 37-29 at the half and were down by eight points with less than three minutes to play before pulling out the victory.
St. Francis is 1-3, but two close losses, to McKinley in overtime and St. Dominic’s of Long Island, 67-65.
“Two of our losses were by a total of four points,” said St. Francis coach Brian Ferris. “At the end against St. Dominic’s we had a chance to win. We got a nice set to get Consigli a three and he missed it. It was good to see him bounce back and hit a big three for us to tie the game when we needed it tonight.”
JaVaughn Jones of Health Sciences Charter recorded a quadruple double with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 12 steals and 10 assists in a 92-25 rout at Lackawanna. Deshaun Brown had 10 blocked shots for the Falcons.
LID moves into first place
With its third win in three days, LID (Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew) finally took over first place in the WNY Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation with a 5-2 win over CASH (Clarence/Amherst/Sweet Home) on Wednesday at the Northtown Center in Amherst.
The victory gave LID (8-0-0-0-1) 25 points in the standings, overtaking Williamsville (8-1-0-0-0, 24 points and Monsignor Martin (7-1-0-1-0, 23 points).
Both Williamsville and Monsignor Martin have games on Thursday.
LID have to come from behind twice to defeat CASH. Allison Greene scored at 7:54 to take the first lead. After Bethany Horvatits tied it for LID in the first, Lilli Adimey put CASH back in front at 3:16 of the second. LID then scored four unanswered goals by Amanda Cole, Jersey Phillips (her 105th career point), Hailey Keppner and Morganne Dee.
Avery Hall, a seventh-grader from Amherst, had 33 saves for CASH.
HEWS (Hamburg/Eden/West Seneca) edged NiCo Lady Warriors, 4-3, at the West Seneca Rink behind a 28-save performance by junior Natalie Davidson.