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Canisius falls at Pa. power

News No. 1 Large School Canisius has played its share of tough games and come out on top during the first week of February. However, its run of success ended on the road Thursday night with a 72-53 loss at Cathedral Prep (Pa.).

Cathedral Prep (19-2) is ranked second in the state of Pennsylvania.

Adam Weir scored 20 points for the Crusaders (16-4), while Matt MacDonald had 11.

CSAT adds to trophy case

CSAT is only in its sixth season of varsity basketball but it already has a trophy collection.

The Eagles, who became the first charter school to win a Section VI title last season, clinched the Niagara-Orleans League championship Thursday night with their 63-57 win over host Wilson. It’s the school’s first league title.

Senior guard Darnell Carson had 26 points, seven steals and two assists, while Alex Santos added 13 points and six rebounds for CSAT (13-3, 12-0).

“It means a lot to reach this point this quickly especially after graduating four seniors last year who were part of the starting lineup and a fifth one who came off the bench. To do that feels pretty good and it’s going to do a lot for the program,” coach Michael Mills said.

Akron’s chances of earning a share of the title ended with a 52-37 loss to Newfane. Bryan Geise had 21 points to lead Newfane.

Deas eclipses 1,000 points

Junior Tatiana Deas became the first female basketball player for I-Prep/Grover to eclipse the 1,000-career points mark Thursday in helping the Presidents defeat Emerson, 41-38, in Canisius Cup girls basketball.

Deas finished with 25 points and now has 1,014 for her career. Deas scored the 1,000th point of her career in the second quarter on a layup.

“It’s a great accomplishment for anybody but for her to get it her junior year is a little extra special,” I-Prep coach Chris Gelsomino said.

Jacque Law had 14 points and six rebounds as Pioneer earned a 42-38 ECIC III win over East Aurora.

GI hockey blanks South

Grand Island boys hockey defeated Williamsville South, 6-0, in its penultimate game of the Western New YorkFederation regular season at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion.

Adam Stanczyk and Jake Zimmerman each had two goals, while Tommy Corrao added three assists for the Vikings. Greg Nicolia earned the shutout for GI (7-8-1, 6-6-1).

St. Joe’s (20-2-1, 15-0-1) reached the 20-win mark for the fourth time in five years, beating Lockport 8-0 in large schools play. Harlan LoVullo had one goal and two assists and Ben Higgins picked up the shutout.