Timon goes to 4-0
Bishop Timon-St. Jude will head into the meat of its Monsignor Martin schedule with a 4-0 league record after hanging on for a 51-49 win at St. Mary’s of Lancaster. The Tigers held off the host Lancers down the stretch with some clutch free-throw shooting, including a pair by Sean Murphy.
“We made our free throws and got a couple of stops,” said first-year Timon head coach Joe Mihalics. “Donte Williams (16 points) got points for us in transition. They played aggressive defense and turned it into a sloppy game on our part.”
Mihalics’ team will face rival St. Francis on Friday, then face St. Joe’s on Monday.
“We’ll be coming around. We’ll be making our adjustments and prepare for the games coming up,” Mihalics said.
CSAT adds to N-O lead
CSAT (Charter School of Applied Technologies) owns a two-game lead with half the schedule completed in Niagara-Orleans League boys basketball. The Eagles (8-3, 7-0 N-O) defeated second-place Roy-Hart (8-3, 5-2), 69-44, breaking open a tight game with a 23-13 second-quarter explosion.
“We started shooting a little better,” said CSAT coach Mike Mills. “We had five threes in the second quarter and that opened the game up and we were able to set up our press.”
Jorge Brown (14 points) had two of his four three-pointers in the second period while Darnell Carson (23 points), Alex Santos and Darrell Wesley had one each.
Meanwhile, Newfane (8-3, 5-2) moved into a tie for second place with a 71-42 win over Wilson, and Akron (7-4, 5-2) did the same with a 39-31 win over Medina.
Alden wrestlers ‘tie’
Eric Feitzhauns not only won the decisive match for the Alden wrestlers Tuesday, he did it by defeating the ECIC champion in his weight class.
Alden and Tonawanda tied in the scoring with 34 points each but the host Bulldogs won on the first tie-breaking criteria by winning seven of the 13 individual matches.
Feitzhauns decisioned ECIC 220 champion Steven Warthling, whom he had lost to in Saturday’s ECIC championships. They wrestled at 285 pounds as both teams forfeited in the 220 class as a result of some lineup maneuvering.
Alden also got a first-period pin from Michael Munn at 99 pounds, and Ed Hutchenreuter triumphed, 9-2, over Tonawanda’s Tim Benard, who had pinned him in the third-place match at the ECICs.
Coach Bob Broad’s Alden team will try to wrap up the ECIC III title against Eden on Friday.