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O’Hara takes close one

Cardinal O’Hara received balanced scoring to offset the one-man attack of Holland’s Clay Lewis as Hawks triumph, 49-47, in non-league boys basketball on Monday.

Donel Cathcart’s versatility was on display as he produced 14 points, eight assists and three steals while Zack Glowacki scored a team-high 15 points for O’Hara.

“It was a great victory for us,” O’Hara coach Mark Magiera said. “Donel played a great all-round game and Zack hit some big shots for us in the fourth quarter.”

Lewis led all scorers with 23 points, including three three-pointers for Holland. Jovel Littlejohn hauled in 14 rebounds for O’Hara, which who improved to 2-1.

Buffalo Arts got 18 points from Ivan Harris while Jermaine Shelton grabbed 16 boards, including seven on the offensive glass, and six blocked shots in a 59-35 victory over JFK.

In girls basketball, Barker was held scoreless in the third quarter against Kendall from Section V (Rochester) but scored 14 points in the final quarter to win, 27-21. Olivia Denny and Caitlyn Mason led Barker with eight points each.

Tournament opens today

The 2013 Pastor-Cooper Showcase is set for today through Thursday at Daemen College.

Today’s matchups consist for three girls games followed by back-to-back boys contests on Wednesday and Thursday.

The schedule is listed below:

Today: Tapestry vs. McKinley, 5 p.m; Cardinal O’Hara vs. Wilson, 6:30; Sacred Heart vs. Grand Island, 8:30.

Wednesday: JFK vs. Cardinal O’Hara, 4:15 p.m.; Emerson vs. Holland, 5:45; Williamsville East vs. Oracle Charter, 7:15; Cheektowaga vs. Depew, 8:45.

Thursday: Hutch-Tech vs. Tapestry Charter, 4:15 p.m; East vs. Timon/St. Jude, 5:45; St. Mary’s vs. Middle College, 7:15; McKinley vs. Kenmore West, 8:45.

Doherty scores winner

With the game tied and 30 seconds left, Renee Doherty scored the game winner to propel Lancaster/Iroquois to a 3-2 victory over Frontier/Orchard Park in WNY Federation girls hockey.

Doherty scored the winner at 14:27 of the third period off an assist by Meghan Fonfara.