Red Raiders escape
Bishop Timon-St. Jude gave Jamestown quite a scare on Saturday in the final of the United Way Tournament, but the Red Raiders prevailed in the end.
Stephen Carlson scored his only points of the game on two free throws with four seconds left, then Timon’s Bryant Fulton missed a three-pointer at the buzzer that would have won it, as No. 3 ranked Jamestown escaped with a 54-52 triumph.
“Win or lose it was a great basketball game,” Jamestown coach Ben Drake said. “It was one of those games where you knew it was going to come down to the final few possessions.”
Tommy Campion, the tournament MVP, led Jamestown with 22 points.
Elsewhere, St. Joe’s trailed by seven points in third quarter before going on a 19-0 spurt and defeating visiting Aquinas, 68-46.
The Marauders, the area’s fourth-ranked large school team, handed one of Section V’s top teams to its first loss of the season fueled by Jaylen Morris’ personal-best 24 points, including 11 in the third quarter. The 6-foot-2 senior forward also had five boards. Jordan Glover finished with eight points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals for St. Joe’s.
Bianchi boosts Flames
In WNY Federation boys hockey, Austin Bianchi fired in the winner in overtime to lift Williamsville East to a 5-4 victory over Hamburg. Chris Moses added a pair of goals for the Flames.
Canisius remained undefeated at 9-0 to start the season, as Pat Mitchell scored three goals in a convincing 10-1 win over Lockport.