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Maryvale healing, winning

Maryvale is getting healthy. Which is bad news for ECIC III.

The Flyers, who are still without a complete roster, handed a league rival its first loss for the second time in two weeks when it beat Pioneer, 71-55, on Friday. On Jan. 9, the Flyers handed Depew its first loss.

Senior Brooks Estarfaa had 16 points, six assists, six steals and four rebounds in his second game back from an ankle injury he suffered on Dec. 26. He also went 4 for 4 at the foul line in the fourth quarter to ice the game.

Maryvale (7-5, 4-2) used an 18-3 third quarter to go up, 51-34. Pioneer (6-5, 4-1) would come only within nine in the fourth.

Blair Estarfaa, a sophomore and Brooks' younger brother, missed most of December with a broken collarbone but is now back. Both Estarfaas were out for Flyers' league losses to East Aurora and Pioneer.

Andre Davis, who recorded his eighth double-double (14 points, 16 rebounds) of the season against Pioneer, has shouldered the burden during that time while several players have stepped in.

"We're getting healthier, although I've got two other kids out with "mono'" said Maryvale coach Mark Kensy. "We've had practice with eight or nine guys with injuries or illnesses. It's been a crazy year. But we are getting healthier and we've had players step up."

Kensy cited Scott Jarmusz, Alex and Matt Wendling, Jamie Quigley and Bryce Shepard.

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Pioneer senior Lucas Haskell had five three-pointers -- "from a different zip code," said Kensy -- among his 28 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career.

---Keith McShea


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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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