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The ACE showcase may have migrated from Niagara Falls but the Cataract City’s basketball talent continued to show out at the event. Niagara Falls sophomore Jalen Bradberry scored 30 points to lead the Black/Gold team in a 132-116 victory and was the MVP of Thursday night’s BCANY-ACE all-star game at Amherst High School. “A lot of good players from past years have played…

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Lewiston-Porter’s boys basketball team has enjoyed its playoff run. The team has been an early arrival at the Buffalo State Sports Arena throughout Championship Week, checking out as much basketball as possible -- indulging in the sounds and highlight plays all while waiting for its opportunity to entertain the masses in attendance. The good times rolled on for the L…

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The Amherst Tigers have been consistent winners for the past decade, collecting 168 victories, seven ECIC division titles and three Section VI championships since Chris Kensy took over the boys basketball program in 2009. Yet it’s the losses that linger in the locker room. Recollections from former standout players Nico McClean, Johnny Belton, Dorian Billups, TC Brown, A…

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Niagara Falls handled the pressure the best way it knows how. By applying some of its own. The Wolverines relied on their signature attacking defense to defeat Williamsville North 61-42 and claim their third straight Section VI Class AA championship Saturday in front of an estimated crowd of 1,500 at Buffalo State’s Sports Arena. Winning its 12th sectional title in 18 se…

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During a timeout early in the third quarter, the West Seneca West student section began chanting: "It's too easy." The unbeaten Indians made it look as such because of pressing defense that made a North Tonawanda crew that plays reigning Class AA champion Niagara Falls twice a year uncomfortable – leading to lots of turnovers, easy baskets and a shot at the title. Th…

The No. 1 and No. 3 teams in the News’ small school rankings met Monday night at Buffalo State with more than a spot in the Section VI Class B-2 final on the line. “It’s kind of personal,” Health Sciences standout Davonte Gaines said of the matchup with Middle Early College. “We’re all friends. We hang out every day. So it was more about bragging rights.” Turning up the …

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McKinley considers the Buffalo State College Sports Arena as its home away from home. In order for the Macks to get a chance to play at BSC during the Section VI boys basketball tournament, the perennial title contender will have to take a slightly longer road than usual just to get to Championship Week in Class A-1. The seeding for the boys and girls basketball play…