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Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013: Cal-Mum knocks off Perry in 3-OT Class C game

   Leading off today: Caledonia-Mumford scored the game's final six points and defeated Perry 79-77 on Friday in a three-overtime boys basketball game between state-ranked Class C teams.

   Anthony Ricotta scored 45 points, with 19 after the end of the fourth quarter, for No. 13 Perry. Kurtis Haut scored 21 to lead the way for No. 16 Caledonia-Mumford, with Kyle Kline adding 18 points.

   T.J. McGinnis of Perry made a 3-pointer with nine seconds left in the first OT to extend the game, and Ricotta made three free throws with :38.1 left to close out the scoring in the second quarter.

   Milestone: Scotia sophomore Joe Cremo scored 23 points to lead a 70-46 basketball win over Glens Falls, presenting coach Jim Giammattei with his 300th win.

   Senior Andrew Tabbert added 21 points in the win.

   Lufkin on a roll: Joey Lufkin made five 3-pointers and scored 40 points to lead Argyle, the state's top-ranked Class D team, to a 84-48 win over Corinth.

   In raising his scoring average to 34.8 points through 10 games, Lufkin has personally outscored Argyle's last four opponents by a 170-162 margin.

   Soph scores statewide honor: Arlington sophomore Bella Burda has been selected Gatorade's New York girls cross country runner of the year.

   She capped her season with a victory in the Federation Championship at Bowdoin Park and a trip to Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Ore., after finishing second in the regional meet.

   Veteran coach arrested: A retired Long Island teacher and soccer coach has been charged by Suffolk County Police with possessing child pornography, reported.

   Police charged Thomas Bouklas, 64, with possessing a sexual performance of a child. Police said an investigation found evidence that Bouklas had child pornography downloaded from the Internet on his computer.

   Arshad Majid, the attorney representing Thomas Bouklas, told Newsday that his client is charged with having only one image on his computer and denies any criminal intent. "We believe this is a mistake and a misunderstanding," Majid said.

   Bouklas is retired from St. John the Baptist High School. He coached over three decades and his teams won 18 Catholic league titles and state Catholic championships in 1996 and 1998. He retired in 2003 but was assisting on the girls soccer team, reported.

   Drug charge dropped: A drug charge against East Aurora teacher and golf coach Ryan J. Ellis has been dropped, The Buffalo News reported.

   Ellis, 36, was arrested Dec. 3 after Buffalo police said they found crack cocaine in his vehicle, but Erie County DA Frank A. Sedita III said the contraband and Ellisí

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statement would not have been admitted in court because police violated his constitutional rights.

   The paper said Sedita would not discuss the details of the seizure or the probable cause the police cited in stopping and searching Ellis.

   More basketball: Here are a few notable items from mid-week that I did not have a chance to blog:

   Mary Louis Academy edged Class AA No. 10 Nazareth 44-42 in a CHSAA girls game as Simone Hobdy scored her teamís first 10 points to finish with 14. Nazareth junior star Bianca Cuevas, a second-team all-state pick last season, sat out a one-game suspension for missing practice earlier in the week.

   With a season and a half of her career to go, Margot Hetzke became the leading scorer in Penfield girls history with 19 points as Penfield dropped Victor 74-32. Hetzke, with 1,289 points, passed Ashley McMillen (2003) on the No. 11 Patriots' career list.

   Junior center Sam Eckstrom (shoulder) returned to action for Olean with 13 points and nine rebounds as the state's third-ranked Class B boys team rolled past Allegany-Limestone 72-34.

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