Led by senior Michael Weber, the 2019 state Catholic High School Athletic Association champion, St. Joe’s won its 23rd Monsignor Martin bowling title on Tuesday at Classic Lanes.
The Marauders posted the high series of 981 pins in three traditional games, then outscored five other teams in six games of Baker scoring. St. Joe’s had 1,173 in Baker for an overall pinfall of 2,154. Cardinal O’Hara was runner-up with 927 in traditional scoring and 1,096 in Baker.
It completed a nearly-perfect local season for St. Joe’s, which won all 15 of its regular season matches in Monsignor Martin and lost only one in 45 individual games.
Besides Weber, a four-year standout for the Marauders, the others on the St. Joe’s team were: senior Nathaniel Mueller, senior James Trometer, junior Edmund Brotz, and sophomore Robert Cehulik and Nicholas Pusatier.
Lew-Port, Falls clinch
Lew-Port clinched the Frontier Division of the Niagara Frontier League with an 89-63 win at CSAT on Tuesday. Jalen Duff scored 23 and Roddy Gayle 21 to lead the Lancers, who will play Niagara Falls, the Niagara Division winner, for the overall NFL championship in the crossover.
Niagara Falls clinched with a 70-61 win over visiting North Tonawanda.
The game was tied at 53-all with 5 minutes left before Faybion Prather hit a pair of 3-pointers to put the Wolverines in front to stay.
Marauders avoid upset
St. Joe’s (9-1 Monsignor Martin) avoided the upset bug that hit Canisius last week and defeated visiting Bishop Timon-St. Jude, 70-61, in their league game on Tuesday night.
Jamyier Patton (22) and Kamar Goudelock (21), who led Timon’s upset over Canisius last week, accounted for 43 points but it wasn’t enough. Daesean Ashley had 21 for the Marauders, who are preparing for Friday night’s rematch with Canisius at St. Joe’s.
Iroquois tops Depew
Iroquois went on a 17-0 run in the second quarter to wipe out a 12-9 Depew lead and went on to a 60-57 over the Wildcats to clinch a tie for the in ECIC III boys basketball title.
Nick Bowen, Trey Kleitz and Matt Matla combined for 45 points and had seven 3-pointers among them to lead the Chiefs, who are 10-2 in the division with two games to play. Second-place East Aurora is 8-4. The outcome ended Depew’s win streak at six games. Christian Pagano led Depew with 19 points.
300 game for Devoe
Iroquois’ girls bowling team did not win a match during the regular season, but Josie Devoe of the Chiefs bowled a 300 game on Tuesday in the ECIC rolloffs at AMF Airport Lanes.
The ECIC boys rolloffs were held Monday at the same venue.
Kenmore East seeks nominees
The Kenmore East Athletic Hall of Fame selection committee is accepting nominations for the induction class of 2020.
Individuals may be nominated in three categories; Athlete, Coach/Administrator and Honorary.
To be eligible, athletes must be from the class of 2013 or earlier while coaches must be retired from the district for at least two years. A nomination form can be found on the district website or by calling the district athletic office at 871-3082 by April 10.
Ash makes Lancer history
When Matt Ash of St. Mary’s was named Monsignor Martin Association Wrestler of the Year after Sunday’s All-Catholic matches at Canisius High, it was the first time honor for a Lancers.
Matt won the 126-pound class final to raise his record for the season to 46-4.
MEC clinches at 12-0
Middle Early College wrapped up a perfect season (12-0) in Yale Cup League 1 with 66-51 win over McKinley.
It’s the third straight cup title for the Kats.