Leading off today:
Park School's Noah Hutchins scored 17 points and handed out seven assists as Buffalo defeated Rochester 79-75 to win the boys championship
of the BCANY Summer Hoops Festival in Johnson City on Sunday.
Julian Cunningham of Bishop Timon-St. Jude added 14 points and four steals while Jalen Bradberry of Niagara Falls had 12 points.
Buffalo advanced to the championship game of the three-day event by beating Suffolk County 63-61 earlier Sunday in the semifinals on Hutchins' rebound basket with three seconds to go, capping his 20-point performance. Rochester had advanced to the final by defeating Mid-Hudson 79-72.
Rochester took home the girls title with a 54-41 win over the Central team, breaking open what was a five-point game in the final two minutes. Rochester was led by Edison Tech rising senior Dyaisha Fair with 19 points.
New arrival: A rising junior quarterback who already has attracted Division I attention has transferred to Canisius High, football coach Rich Robbins confirmed to the Buffalo News.
Christian Veilleux of Ottawa, Ontario, received an offer from the University at Buffalo last year, the paper reported. Veilleux passed for 1,514 yards and 21 touchdowns while rushing for 400 yards and four TDs with a youth-league team last season. According to 247sports.com, Veilleux has offers from Buffalo, Michigan, Rutgers and Temple.
"He's coming in to compete for the job," Robbins said. "Our program is built on competition. Every kid competes for his spot not just in training camp but in practice throughout the year.
"I think the fact we didn't promise the kid a starting job may have convinced him to come to Canisius."
Canisius opens Sept. 1 against Maritime/Health Sciences.
• This weekend may have been the last chance for New York fans to see Gerald Drumgoole on the court in person. Drumgoole, third-team all-state in Class A as an Irondequoit junior last season, reportedly is pondering a transfer to La Lumiere School, the La Porte, Ind., basketball powerhouse that former McQuaid star Isaiah Stewart began attending last fall.
La Lumiere landed a big in-state transfer last week when Keion Brooks Jr. announced his departure from Fort Wayne North Side.
Can we get a recount, please? Let me start by saying my intention here is not to disparage Brooklyn Tech or the PSAL and its many talented and hard-working athletes and coaches.