West Seneca rallies for win
After trailing by two goals early, West Seneca bounced back into the game and found the right rebound at the right time to earn a 7-6 win over Amherst/Sweet Home in WNY Federation girls hockey.
Molly Sikorski scored the game-winning goal with 4:15 left in regulation.
“We were really crashing around the net and the rebound came out and Molly was at the top of the circle and hit it,” West Seneca coach Kelly Ruchalski said. “I don’t think the goalie saw it. She shot it at the right time.”
Erin Guhen and Kristen Sikorski each scored three goals for West Seneca, which won its third game of the season.
“They’ve played well lately,” Ruchalski said. “We’ve been down kids and we have a small roster but today the passing was really good and they stepped it up.”
Morris leads McKinley
Marcus Morris scored 32 points, including hitting eight three-pointers, as McKinley held on for a 79-76 win over East in Yale Cup boys basketball.
McKinley led by three at halftime. Morris helped the Macks extend their lead in the third quarter when he hit a deep three-pointer and was fouled for a four-point play. He came back and hit two more deep three-pointers as the Macks went up by 10 points.
Morris added 15 rebounds and eight assists. Lovell Smith finished with 18 points, including a pair of dunks that helped McKinley (4-1) gain momentum.
St. Joe’s wins in double OT
The Monsignor Martin Association is open for business in boys basketball. Just ask St. Joe’s coach Mark Simon, who saw his team lose a 13-point fourth quarter lead, only to come back to defeat host St. Mary’s, 76-67, in double overtime.
St. Mary’s used a 20-7 fourth quarter run to send the game into overtime. The teams traded four points in the first overtime before St. Joe’s used a 10-1 sprint in the second OT to earn the win.
“Give St. Mary’s credit, they came back and forced us into some mistakes and bad shots and the next thing we know, we’re looking at overtime,” Simon said.
Louis Oliveri had 24 points, four assists and five rebounds while Jordan Glover had 13 points, seven assists and eight rebounds for the Marauders (9-1).