Canisius ran away with first place in all 11 events on its way to winning the All-Catholic Boys Swimming Championships on Monday at the Erie Community College Flickinger Center.
The Crusaders scored 487 points, followed by St. Joe’s with 294 and St. Francis with 174.
Canisius had three double winners led by junior Jack Boyd, who won the 50 freestyle equaling his WNY leading time of 21.57. He also won the 100 butterfly in 53.43 and anchored the 200 free relay.
James Pokornowski took the 200 freestyle in 1:51.17 and the 500 in 4:58.79. Will McCauley took the 200 IM in 2:00.07 and the 100 free in 49.80. Christian Westermeier won the 100 breaststroke and was on two relays.
Hamburg girls win title
The Hamburg girls basketball team clinched the ECIC II title for the second year in a row as Kendra Quinn-Moultrie had 14 points and 10 rebounds in a 55-37 win over Iroquois. The Bulldogs will finish the regular season on Wednesday when they host Sweet Home.
The Bulldogs were hit pretty hard by graduation, and they are young starting four juniors, but that wasn’t enough to deny them this year.
“Those kids have worked their butts off all year long, and they play hard,” said coach Kelly Owens. “Kendra is pretty much in double digits every game, but there is always at least someone else, if not two others [who can score.]”
• It was a big day for Natalie Galus as the Frontier senior signed a national letter of intent with Daemen College in a ceremony after school, then scored 20 points with seven blocks in a 50-33 win over visiting Clarence. Galus is within six points of 1,000 and will chase the scoring milestone on Wednesday against Holy Angels at home at 7:30 p.m.
Jontay Walton had 27 points, five assists and six steals as Holy Angels wrapped up it Monsignor Martin Association schedule with a 59-46 win over Nardin. Awilda Murphy added 19 points and four assists as the Angels finished in second place in the league behind Sacred Heart with an 11-4 record. Walton and Murphy combined to score all 19 of the Angels’ points in the fourth quarter. Leah Bellitto led Nardin with 11 points.
The Angels take on ECIC I competition this week when they are at Frontier on Wednesday, host Williamsville North on Thursday and travel to Jamestown on Saturday.
• Sophomore Alyssa Wagner scored 24 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as Lockport ran its winning streak to 14 with a 73-40 win over Niagara Falls. Alexis Cheatham added 19 points and seven assists for the NFL champs and No. 1-ranked large school (13-0, 14-1). The Lady Lions will travel to Kenmore East today and wrap up the week on Friday and Saturday at the Lockport Kiwanis Shootout.
In a boys game, all seven seniors on the roster scored for Niagara Falls, capping a 63-40 Senior Night victory over Lockport. The Wolverines improved to 13-0 in the Niagara Frontier League. Jermaine Crumpton led the way with 19 points.