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Canisius wins 3rd straight Manhattan Cup, Niagara Falls advance to title game

Posted at 10:21 PM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 23:56:31-05

The Canisius boys basketball team held off a late rally from St. Francis, securing the program's third straight Class A Manhattan Cup Championships with a 57-53 win at Canisius College Wednesday night.

It's also the Crusaders seventh title in the last nine seasons.

St. Mary's of Lancaster defeated Nichols 64-61 to claim the Class B crown.

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Section VI Playoffs

Niagara Falls will return to Buff State on Saturday to defend it's AA title after knocking off top seeded Jamestown 58-48.

The Wolverines will square off against Lancaster at 8:45 in the AA championship.  The Legends defeated Kenmore West 71-48.

Playing in his final high school game, senior James Rojas scored 22 points for the Red Raiders.

Niagara Falls was led in scoring by Tazaun Rose, who tallied 15.

A2 Semifinal
Amherst 57, Olean 53 F

Girls Section VI Playoffs

A1 Semifinals

Hamburg 41, Grand Island 34 F
Williamsville South 82, McKinley 42 F

B2 Semifinals

Wilson 60, Buffalo Arts 58 F
Medina 41, Olmsted 31 F

C2 Semifinals

Frewsburg 49, Holland 44 F
Randolph 61, Westfield 30 F