No. 1 East still unbeaten
Top-ranked small school East (7-0, 4-0 Yale Cup Division I) had 10 players contribute to the scoring as it remained unbeaten by overwhelming Riverside, 82-52. Johnathan Lewis had 18 points and Ricardo Humphrey 16 to lead East. High scorer in the game was Javon Rosier-Sharpe of the Frontiers with 26 points.
Lester Diaz averaged 25 points per game in Yale Cup last season. Monday he did better than that, pouring in 35 as Lafayette used its fast-break attack to defeat Emerson, 68-52, in a League II matchup. Jovanny Aviles-Vargas contributed 14 points to the attack. Michael Simpson led the losing Eagles with 19 points.
Emaure Williams had 15 points and Ryan Funk to lead No. 2 large school Clarence to a 67-46 win at Lancaster in ECIC I. The Red Devils took charge early, jumping to a 20-9 first quarter lead.
Hutch, Macks win
In Canisius Cup girls basketball, Hutch-Tech improved to 2-1 in league play with a 68-38 triumph over East. Ladayja Close led the Engineers with 28 points. Erin Mendez had seven rebounds for the winners.
McKinley (3-0 in League I) defeated Bennett, 69-34, as Daesha Thomas had 18 points and Estella Anderson and Shamecca Minor had 16 each. It was the first league loss for the Tigers.
Armoni Jordan had 29 points and 12 rebounds and Sasha Dancy had 23 points and 15 steals as South Park easily defeated Middle Early College, 67-13, to go 4-1 in Canisius Cup play.
Summer Hemphill had 26 points and Alexis Campbell 22 in Buffalo Arts’ 72-51 triumph over I-Prep Grover as the Cavaliers improved to 2-0 in League II.
Rosten stars for Flyers
Ciara Rosten of Maryvale put on a dominant performance with 21 points and 22 rebounds in the Flyers’ 41-32 ECIC III victory at Lake Shore. Rosten, who also had three assists and four steals, and Brittany Starzynski (14 points, eight boards) accounted for all but five of the Maryvale points.
Shadymone Newsome hit for 35 points as she led visiting Cleveland Hill over JFK, 62-32, in ECIC IV.
Williamsville South won at Iroquois, 55-51, in a battle of ranked ECIC II teams. Freshman Zaria McCullough led the Billies with 18 points while Colleen Wirth had 16 for the Chiefs.
Elsewhere in ECIC II, No. 7 large school Hamburg (5-3, 4-1) pinned a 50-41 loss on Sweet Home despite 20 points by the Panthers’ Walker. Jordan Smith and Quinn-Moultrie had 11 points each for the Bulldogs. … In ECIC III, Erin Nason scored 26 to lead East Aurora over Cheektowaga, 56-53, and Depew topped Amherst, 65-53, as senior Brooke Guay scored 23 for the Wildcats.
Clarence broke into the win column in ECIC I with a 46-38 triumph over visiting Lancaster. Blair Budzinski had 14 points to lead the Red Devils. Sara Saba had 13 points for the Redskins, leaving her just five points under the school record and needing just 31 to break 1,000 for her career at Lancaster. … Katie Wolfe had 18 points and seven steals and Erica Taplin had 12 points and 10 boards for Williamsville North in a 59-49 ECIC I triumph over Orchard Park
Wilson wins battle for first
Wilson (6-2, 4-0) settled things pretty quickly in a battle of unbeatens for first place in the Niagara-Orleans League. The Lakewomen shocked Barker (5-2, 3-1), 55-17, after rolling to a 33-4 halftime lead. Alexandra Bubar led nine Wilson scorers with 12 points.
No. 1 ranked girls large school Cardinal O’Hara had no difficulty ringing up its 10th victory, an 85-53 triumph over Christian Central in the Monsignor Martin Association. Keyonte Edwards led the Hawks with 25 points, 11 rebounds and five steals. Jontay Walton added 17 points, 11 steals and five assists. Sophomore Emily Miller had 23 for Central.
No. 6 large school Nardin (2-0) followed up its victory over Sacred Heart by pinning a 48-39 defeat on Mount St. Mary. Alyssa Lesakowski led a well-balanced attack for coach Joe Dougherty’s Gators with 12 points. Samantha Barry had 16 points for the losing Thunder. … Sarah Young of Sacred Heart led the way with 27 points in a 76-58 triumph at Mount Mercy. Emily Sheehan had 25 for the Magic.
Langer nets four for Lew-Port
Williamsville scored twice — including the game-winner by Lexi Skibitsky — within a span of 15 seconds in the fourth minute of the game and went on a 2-1 victory over Monsignor Martin. It was the first win for the combined Williamsville schools team over the combined Monsignor Martin after 10 losses in WNY Hockey Federation girls play. Jordan Roetzer assisted on both the Williamsville goals.
The outcome left the teams tied at 3-2-2 in the Federation standings.
Three Bishop Timon-St. Jude players -- Connor Fields, Joe Piegay and Justin Blake -- registered had tricks with three goals each in a 10-2 win over St. Francis.
North’s Hunt bowls 760