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July 13, 2014

Niagara Falls Wolverines go 2-1 in Pennsylvania elite team camp

Niagara Gazette — The young Niagara Falls Wolverines are improving, and if Saturday’s performance at the Hoop Group Elite Team Camp is any indication, Western New York opponents should be taking notice.

The Wolverines won their first two games against teams from Philadelphia at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, before falling in the quarterfinals to one of Virginia’s best.

“We came out, you could tell we were excited to be here,” said NF coach Sal Constantino. “You like to see that, the guys having an extra little bit of energy.”

In its first game, Niagara Falls beat Philly’s Father Judge Crusaders 66-60. Sophomore Charles Lamar led the way with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Senior Antwan Palmer added 16 points and five assists, while sophomore Qeyion Williams scored 14 points and dished seven assists. Junior Breon Harris chipped in 12 points.

Constantino said the game was “tight the whole way through.”

“They came in and had a little more size than us, but our pressure kind of got to them in the end,” he said. “Charles gave us a really nice game.”

In game two, the Wolverines topped Academy of the New Church, also from Philly. Lamar had another big game, scoring 20 points and grabbing nine boards in a 51-47 win. Williams added 15 points and six assists.

“They weren’t very big, but they were a little more athletic than us,” Constantino said.

That worked to the advantage of Niagara Falls, which likes to press and push the pace.

Playing their third game of the day in the quarterfinals, the Wolverines fell behind by by 24 to Stone Bridge, out of Virginia. Niagara Falls battled back, cutting the deficit to four before falling 64-58.

Harris led the way with 19 points. Lamar had 10 points and nine rebounds, while Williams had 10 points and five assists.

Despite the loss, Constantino called the game his favorite of the day.

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