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Jamestown boys win on tip-in over Orchard Park

Trey Drake, a 6-foot-3 freshman, tipped in the winning basket with 1.2 seconds left to give Jamestown a 56-54 victory at Orchard Park and put the Red Raiders in good position to win the ECIC I boys basketball championship.

Jamestown has two division games left, both at home. One is the return game with Orchard Park on Monday, the other is against Clarence on Friday.

The teams went into the game tied for the lead in ECIC I with 7-2 records after Jamestown lost by a point at Williamsville North last Friday.

It was a tight game throughout. Jamestown was up by one at the opening quarter and by three at halftime.

The Quakers took their first lead with three minutes left, 46-44, but Elijah Rojas hit a 3-pointer to put Jamestown back in front.

“It was pretty much back and forth from there,” said Jamestown coach Ben Drake.

Junior DeMarri Jones had 17 points and 14 rebounds for Jamestown. Drake scored 12 points with eight coming in the fourth quarter.

Bennett clinches title
Davon Scott scored 21 points to lead Bennett over Burgard, 88-50, as the Tigers clinched a tie for the Yale Cup League 2 boys basketball championship with Olmsted.

Bennett (13-1) suffered its only loss by a point to Olmsted in its season opener, but won the return game 71-49 at home on Jan. 14.

Olmsted clinched its share with a 53-23 triumph over Lafayette. Lawrence Jackson led the Owls with 14 points.

Holland, Eden deadlocked
Each 10-1 with one division game to play, Holland and Eden seem headed for a tie for the ECIC IV girls basketball championship, barring an upset.

Myla Kline of Holland scored 24 points in the victory going over the 1,000-point mark for her career which began at St. Mary’s of Lancaster, playing for her father, Jason Kline. Myla scored 665 points at St. Mary’s and now has 1,022 for her varsity high school career.

Claire Pikett matched her teammate’s points (24) and had 10 rebounds.

Eden routed JFK 68-13 in its game. Jessica Zittel led the Raiders with 24 points. Rachel Wach had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Brooke Woodard had 10 assists.

Holland has a Senior Day game against JFK at noon on Saturday while Eden’s is at Tonawanda next Tuesday.

Starpoint streak at 13
Starpoint stretched its win streak to 13 games in WNY Federation boys hockey with an 8-3 triumph over Kenmore East at Hockey Outlet in Wheatfield.

Tommy Mazgaj scored three times, and Spencer Slote assisted on five of the Spartans goals. Ryan Kelly had two goals and an assist while Max Ciepiela, Joe Lobrutto, and Blake Dewey had single goals and A.J. White had 17 saves. Michael Greiner scored twice for the losing Bulldogs.

College commitments
• Ellie Robertson, All-Catholic softball at Nardin, to John Carroll.
• Chris Goyette, All-Niagara-Orleans pitcher/infielder at Medina. to Cortland.
• Todd Perkovich, football offensive lineman at Bishop Timon-St. Jude to Geneva (Pa.).
• Bethany Horvatits of Iroquois, seven goals and seven assists for Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew ice hockey team, to Buffalo State.
• Kaia O’Rourke, North Tonawanda soccer, to Medaille.
• Bella Finley, All-Niagara Frontier League soccer at North Tonawanda, to Medaille.
• McCartney Geartz, girls volleyball at North Tonawanda, to Buffalo St.
• Camerin Holmes, baseball at North Tonawanda, to Niagara County Community College.

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