Niagara Gazette


December 20, 2013

HS SPORTS: Niagara Catholic wins at ECIC Challenge

Niagara Gazette — The Niagara Catholic boys basketball team won a showcase game for the second time this season, beating Buffalo’s International Prep 62-57 on Thursday night at the ECIC Challenge at Canisius High School.

The Patriots (3-2) opened their season with a win over Grand Island in the Cataract Classic on Dec. 7 at Niagara Falls High School.

“We try to get in as many (showcases) as we can, especially locally,” said NC coach Eric Fields. “Anything that can get us some exposure and recognition.”

Andrew Adamson led NC on Thursday with a double-double, scoring a game-high 21 points while grabbing 14 rebounds. It was the senior forward’s second straight 20-point outing.

“He’s been aggressive in terms of getting his shot and going up strong for rebounds,” Fields said.

Senior Jonathan Jackson, junior Jake Socha and freshman Qeyion Williams filled out the stat book. Jackson had 16 points, six rebounds, six steals and three assists, while Williams had 12 points, six assists, four steals and three boards. Socha had only four points but added seven rebounds, three blocks, three assists and three steals.

”We played together,” Fields said. “Our guards got into the lane and we shared the ball well. We got some stops early and were able to get out and run.”

The Patriots take the court again Dec. 27-28 at the Christian Brothers Academy Tournament in Albany.

Will. South 70, Starpoint 49

Julian Mott, Ian Emerick, Christian Nodine and Brock Kroening each scored nine points for the Spartans (2-3, 1-2 ECIC II), who were done in by a 21-9 second quarter. Kroening added 11 rebounds while Nodine came down with seven.


Niagara Falls 54, Grand Island 31

Toni Polk had a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds while Victoria Pryor led all scorers with 16 points for the Wolverines, who improved to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in NFL play for the second straight year. Ijo’Ana Laster added 11 points and nine boards in the win, while Dakaylah Winfield led GI (0-5, 0-3) with eight points.

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