BCANY roster released
The names of the girls basketball players who will represent the Buffalo region at the BCANY Hoops Festival Friday-Sunday in Johnson City have been announced. This event attempts to replace the Empire State Games. The roster includes: Jordan Heinold- 11 (Immaculata), Alyssa Lesakowski-12 (Nardin), Chrisanna Green-12 (Jamestown), Summor Hemphill-11 (Buffalo Arts), Anne Principe-12 (Williamsville North), Kathleen Ryan-11 (Sacred Heart), Emily Sheehan-12 (Mount Mercy), Cori Dickson-10 (Cardinal O’Hara), Anddea Zeigler-10 (O’Hara), Brooklyn Camarra-11 (O’Hara) and Erica Martinsen-9 (Williamsville East).
• In other basketball news, teams who saw the number of games reduced to 18 from 20 starting in 2009-10, are getting one game back. The NYSPHSAA at its annual meeting in Lake Placid approved including 19 varsity games for 2014-15 with Section approval.
• Carly Reynolds (Clarence) and Tess Borgosz (Depew) of the AAU Lady Lions were selected to the 14-under all-star team at the USJN/Nike Nationals Girls Basketball Tournament.
• Jacob Haight of Barker may have been an All-WNY first teamer in football, but he’ll play basketball collegiately at Niagara CCC for coach Bill Beilein. Haight is a multi-sport athlete. He was a fourth-teamer in basketball and won two Section VI Division II titles last spring in track and field. He is the Raiders’ all-time leading scorer in basketball with 1,338 points.
• Taylor Eldridge was recently inducted into the Cleveland Hill Hall of Fame. The 2010 graduate is one of the most accomplished athletes in school history. She won a combined six NYS Division II titles in the shot put and discus, nine Section VI titles in both events and was a four-year letter-winner in basketball and volleyball.
• Carl Daigler of Starpoint has signed to run cross country and track in the fall at Division II Roberts Wesleyan College.
• The newest members of the St. Mary’s athletic Hall of Fame are Adam Page (2010) and Lawrence Mulcahy (1975).
Page was a member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, where he earned two Olympic Gold Medals (2010 in Vancouver and 2014 in Sochi), the first of which was earned while a senior at SMH.
Mulcahy was a two-time All-Catholic basketball player averaging 17.2 points per game. He was also an All-Catholic in track in the high jump.
After St. Mary’s, he attended Alfred State where he scored 742 career points. He is currently the chief financial officer of a privately held company in New Jersey where he lives with his family.