Williams pours in 41
Donte Williams is trying to prove he’s more than just a scorer, but you’ll have a tough time convincing Bishop Timon-St. Jude’s opponents.
Williams torched Park School for 41 points on Tuesday in the Tigers, 76-71, win in Monsignor Martin play. Williams also contributed eight rebounds and four steals for the Tigers.
“He was our press breaker and once he gets going he’s hard to stop,” Timon coach Joe Mihalics said. “He’s been working on the boards better, and I’m extremely proud of him. He’s made strides defensively and offensively.”
Williams overshadowed Derick Simpson’s 19 points, 15 boards and three three-pointers. The Pioneers were led by Randy Golda’s 22 points while Hunter Anderson added 19.
Ken West’s rally stuns NT
Elsewhere, Kenmore West put together a furious comeback in the final two minutes to stun North Tonawanda, 43-40, in a thrilling Niagara Frontier League boys basketball game.
“It was a game of runs early on and both teams played pretty good D obviously by the score,” Kenmore West coach Michael Meetze said.
North Tonawanda was leading by six points with two minutes remaining in the contest when Kenmore West made its final run. The Blue Devils’ Alex Price hit a three-pointer with 45 seconds left to pull Kenmore West within two, then a steal led to an Adam Fron layup with five seconds left to tie the game at 40.
The Blue Devils Noah Whalen stole the in-bounds pass and converted a conventional three-point play to ice the game.
“It was a huge swing in the last two minutes of the game down six to win by three,” Meetze said. “We’ll take it. We survived.”
Whalen led the Blue Devils with 12 points while Price added 11 with three three-pointers. Joe Piotrowski paced NT with 14 points.
Jamestown’s shackles Clarence
Defense played a key role in No. 6 Jamestown’s 71-41 victory over No. 7 Clarence in a meeting between ranked boys large schools in ECIC I. The Red Raiders held Red Devils leading scorer Ryan Funk to seven points, 13 under his average. He was coming off a 30-point outing against Williamsville North.
The Red Raiders’ Zach Panebianco scored 19 of his 26 in the first half, including four from long distance in the second quarter as Jamestown led, 30-12 at the break.
In Yale Cup Division II, Olmsted couldn’t contain City Honors’ Matt Cieslik, who scored a game-high 25 points, but it managed to hold back the Centaurs’ late rally to win, 67-62. Olmsted led by 12 points heading into the fourth quarter until Cieslik fueled the comeback. Brandon Roach led Olmsted with 16 points.
Maycock hits 2,000
It didn’t take long for junior Mckenna Maycock to reach her offensive milestone – she scored her 2,000th career point on Randolph’s first possession – as the Cardinals rolled to a 74-27 triumph over Sherman.
Maycock finished with a game-high 30 points while adding 14 rebounds, five assists, five steals and two blocks. She now has 2,029 career points.
Elsewhere, Junior Justice Nauden scored on a layup with nine seconds left to lift Albion to a 47-46 victory over Akron in the Niagara-Orleans League. Nauden finished with 16 points and Kelsee Soule added 14 for Albion.