CBA earns revenge over arch rival Bishop Ludden to headline Friday's Section III hoops

CBA head boys basketball coach Buddy Wleklinski watches on as the Brothers took down arch rival Bishop Ludden Friday night.

The march towards the Section III boys basketball playoffs continued with yet another busy night on Friday, headlined by 'The Holy War' between Christian Brothers Academy and Bishop Ludden.

Bishop Ludden traveled to DeWitt to take on Christian Brothers Academy, but couldn’t hold on as the Brothers won, 56-50.

Nick Valenti led CBA to victory with a game high 23 points, ten of which came from the foul line. Danny Melvin and Dan Anderson chipped in with 11 and 10, respectively.

Trying to get Ludden back on top were Tyler Webster, Vernell “Champ” Reid and Mykell Kaigler. All three scored in double digits. Webster led with a team high 12 points while Reid and Kaigler tied at 11 points a piece.


Henninger welcomed West Genesee to its side of town, but the Wildcats won even though they weren’t on home territory, 80-76.

Four West Genesee players scored in double digits while the Black Knights had three players eclipse the double-digit mark.

Will Amica, Kameron Jones, John Benson and Lucas Sutherland had 67 of the Wildcats’ 80 points. Sutherland had a game high of 25 points and was perfect, going 12-12 from the field.

Jonah Alston and Noreon Williams paced the Black Knights with 23 and 15 points, respectively. Alston was the most efficient, going 11-of-11 from the field, tacking on a foul shot.

Below are scores from Friday's action.

Section III Boys Basketball

Bishop Ludden 50

Christian Brothers Academy 56

West Genesee 80

Henninger 76

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