Tonawanda News — Ben Stich scored a team-high 19 points and Connor Pumm added 15 points of his own to lead the Tonawanda Warriors’ (7-6, 5-3 ECIC IV) boys basketball team past the JFK Bears (0-9, 0-6 ECIC IV) by a score of 52-38.
The Warriors’ performance was one that was solid, but will still need some work, according to head coach Hank Hughes.
“I think we came out strong tonight from the get-go and never really let up. We played some very unselfish ball,” Hughes said. “The only problem I really had was that we were just two-for-16 from the free throw line. That part of our game is going to need some work, but other than that, I think we played well.”
“Stich played a very intense game tonight and Pumm was a catalyst for us along the boards all night long,” Hughes said. “They were outstanding.”
Ken East 63, I 51
Adam Geib led the Bulldogs (3-10, 2-7 NFL) in scoring with 22 points and Aaron Tucker chipped in with 14 points of his own to claim victory over the Vikings.
St. Joe’s 55, O’Hara 50
Justin Jones was the catalyst behind the Marauders’ (8-6, 3-2 MMA) defeat of the Hawks (8-4, 1-4 MMA) by scoring 27 points in the contest.
Starpoint 63, N-W 55
Christian Nodine scored a team-leading 20 points and Ian Emerick added 10 points for the Spartans (6-6, 2-4 NFL) in their win over the Falcons (2-11, 0-9 NFL).
Ken East 5, Ken West 2
Dominic Germano led the Bulldogs (4-8) to a 2944-2719 victory by bowling a high-game of 224 pins. Ryan Hussar recorded a high-series of 562 for the Blue Devils (2-9).
Canisius 2, St. Joe’s 1
Kevin Bianco rolled a high-game of 279 and a high-series of 679 in the Marauders’ 3056-2889 loss to the Crusaders.
N-W 6, NT 1
Nate Maloney had a high-series of 735 pins in the Falcons’ (12-0) 3898-3482 win. Maloney and the Lumberjacks’ (9-3) Antonio LaBarbera each recorded a high-game of 255.