Immaculata defeats Frontier
With an effective press break and solid free throw shooting, Immaculata earned an impressive 54-46 win over host Frontier in the first round of the Frontier Tournament.
The Bears had a six-point halftime lead, 28-22, but had an impressive third quarter to create more distance from Frontier.
“They pressed us late in the game and we broke it nicely and got a bunch of buckets off that,” Immaculata coach Andrea Drabik said. “Our bench is a little deeper and we had fresher legs. They pressed us and got into foul trouble and we were able to capitalize on that.”
The Bears (5-3) hit 10 of 15 from the foul line in the fourth quarter.
Senior guard Taylor Heinold scored 17 points with 10 rebounds. She is now 36 points from the 1,000 career-point mark.
Freshman Jordan Heinold added 14 points and 13 rebounds.
Price leads Kenmore West
Alex Price scored 21 points and made two key three-pointers in the third quarter as Kenmore West handed Sweet Home its first loss of the season, 60-46, in the first round of the Ken-Ton Boys Basketball Tournament.
The Blue Devils used a 14-2 run in the third quarter, getting two three-pointers from Price, including one on a three-quarter court heave at the buzzer, to pull away.
“It was a really physical game and tight in the first half,” Ken West coach Mike Meetze said. “Quinton Campbell did a nice job rebounding and kicking it out for 3-on-1s and 2-on-1s. Our transition was key and hitting that three-pointer was really nice.”
Campbell finished with 16 rebounds and three blocked shots.
Hamburg rallies to win
Junior guard Leah Jones had 16 points, including nine in the decisive third quarter, as Hamburg beat Orchard Park, 49-45, in the first round of the Orchard Park Tournament. The Bulldogs (5-0) held the Quakers to two points in the fourth quarter, They trailed, 33-26, at the half. Noelle Poloncarz led OP with 16.
“We really inched our way back in the third quarter,” said Hamburg coach Kelly Owens. “We came out really flat in the first half, we gave up 19 points in the first quarter, which is ridiculous. In the second half we stuck with our halfcourt man-to-man, cleaned up our game a little bit, and we did have to tighten up on Poloncarz. She had the hot hand.”
For Hamburg, Taylor Wolf had 15 rebounds, six blocks and six steals. Hamburg will play Clarence in the final after the Red Devils defeated East Aurora, 35-23.