South Park girls prevail

The South Park girls basketball team nearly let a 14-point lead slip away, but held on to beat Burgard, 50-49, in the Canisius Cup.

Anisa Rivera made the front end of a one-and-one with 8 seconds left. Burgard got the ball back, but was unable to score. Monica Newmeister had 22 points and 15 rebounds for South Park, winner of three in a row after dropping its opener.

“They never lost their composure, never put their heads down, they continued to play through adversity,” said South Park coach Kim MacKinnon.

Annie Campion had 22 points and Karisha Tatia added 19 with six steals as Jamestown moved to 3-0 in ECIC I with a 73-55 win over Orchard Park. The Red Raiders broke the game open with a 25-point second quarter.

Mount St. Mary’s erased a five-point deficit after the first quarter and went on to a 54-44 victory over visiting Mount Mercy in a Monsignor Martin Association opener for both teams. Shannon Pelitera scored six of her game-high 14 points in the decisive second quarter. Marly Wyzykowski added 12 points.

Hannah Rehbaum and LaTrice Hall had 14 points each as Sacred Heart moved to 6-0 with a 60-36 win over Nardin. The Sharks outscored the Gators, 16-3, in the fourth quarter. Erin Kelly had 16 points and Abigail Stone add 12 as Christian Central beat Niagara Catholic, 54-20.

Timon announces Class

The Timon Athletic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2013.

The inductees are: Michael Dzielski ’72, Timothy P. Fitzgibbons ’96, Francis Herlihy ’03, Sean Murphy ’04 and Ryan Dunford ’05.

The ceremony will be at Lucarelli’s Banquet Hall, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna on Feb. 22 from 6 to 10 p.m. For reservations, contact Michelle Patterson at 826-3610 before Feb. 15.