Sacred Heart rolls
The quickness of Sacred Heart’s backcourt proved to be overwhelming for Iroquois.
The Sharks converted several Chiefs turnovers into easy baskets to build a 21-7 first quarter led then cruised to a 69-42 victory Wednesday in girls basketball. Guards Kayla Burt and Chelsea Smith were at the point of Sacred Heart’s full-court pressure defense, which led to steals and layups.
“We got up on them early with our defense,” Sacred Heart coach Debbie Laux said. “We got a lot of our points off steals.”
Senior La’Trice Hall led all scorers with 16 points and added seven rebounds. Iroquois was led by Jenny Colvin (14 points) and Lauren Jenson (10 points).
Elsewhere, Tatianna Wigfall scored just two points in regulation, but tallied five of Burgard’s seven points in overtime to give the Bulldogs a 37-32 victory over Health Sciences. Wigfall also had 10 steals, while Shmera Nailor led all scorers with 13 points.
Courtney Hallet-Jonathan scored 10 and Tobie Abrans scored all of her nine points on three-pointers in Akron’s 36-33 victory over Park. Gina Henley had 14 rebounds for the Tigers.
Buffalo Arts broke open a tight game in the second quarter by scoring 23 points while holding WNY Maritime scoreless in the quarter in a 52-20 victory. Alexandra Pepen scored 14 points and Anndea Ziegler added 11 and the Buffalo Arts defense held WNY Maritime to just seven points in the second half.
Cleve Hill routs Eden
Guard Jordan Parker led three Cleveland Hill players with 18 points in the Golden Eagles 78-41 victory over Eden in boys basketball.
Aaron Phillips added 16 points and Jermaine Hairston finished with 12 for Cleveland Hill.
OTC Middle College’s Bri’an Brown was the game MVP, but Nicholas Swain led a balanced Williamsville East attack with 20 points in the Flames 69-53 win. Will East’s Zachary Bischel and Nicholas Clough each added 11 to offset Brown’s game of 22 points, 11 boards and five assists.
Tyrell Mitchell was the star in South Park’s 76-53 triumph over da Vinci with a game-high 31 points.
Lenny Dahl had a monster game with 29 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks in Emerson’s 56-42 win over Christian Central.
Javaughn McNab scored 26 points to lead all scorers in MST Seneca’s 71-55 triumph over Oracle Charter.