Lockport wrestlers win
Lockport got the last victories it needed from its last two wrestlers and defeated Kenmore West, 40-36, to clinch a share of the Niagara Frontier League wrestling championship with Lewiston-Porter.
The Lions were down going 36-31 going into the last two bouts.
“We we had to win both matches and it didn’t matter how and both our kids stepped up,” said Lockport coach Joe Scapelitti.
Section VI champion Anthony Orefice, wrestling up a class, won a decision at 126 pounds over Paul Bavisotto, 6-1. Vince Eberhart then won in a fall in the 132 pound match over Dan Militello in 3:10 to wrap up the win.
“We knew going in it was going to be close, Scapelliti said. “Everybody did their part. It was a collective effort by our kids. A total team win.”
Lockport is 15-3 overall and finished 6-1 in NFL, same as Lew-Port.
Tonawanda tops Holland
Tonawanda’s three-guard defense stymied Holland in the first half and the Warriors went on to a 47-39 girls basketball victory Wednesday night in a battle of teams with unbeaten records in ECIC IV.
“We held them to 12 points in the first half. That was our goal to play good defense and push it up the floor,” said Tonawanda coach Jay Hall.|
The Warriors played a 3-2 zone with three quick guards shadowing Holland’s Schmidt sisters, who are deadly outside shooters.
Olivia Schmidt had 20 points, below her average, while her sister Abby had four.
“We knew she [Olivia] was going to score. We wanted to hold her under her 23 point average. Our guards followed the Schmidt guards all over outside.
Joanna McCarthy had 20 points for Tonawanda to go with nine rebounds. Alanna Herne had nine assists.
“She’s our playmaker. She threads the needle. She really is a great passer,” said Hall.”
Wilson wins N-O showdown
Wilson pulled away in the second quarter with some deadly outside shooting and went on to a 56-28 romp over Newfane in a battle of unbeaten Niagara-Orleans League girls basketball teams.
Wilson was ranked sixth among small schools and Newfane 10th in The Buffalo News girls basketball poll this week.
“From the second quarter on we were able get into our transition game,” said Wilson coach Brian Baker.
“Jamie Curtis had seven points in that quarter including a couple of threes and Emily Lasher had five points in the second quarter. They really sparked us.”
Newfane was held to single digits in each quarter and had no scorer in double figures. Katie Shaw had eight points to lead the Panthers.
Besides her 12 points, Curtis had 10 assists and six steals. Lasher had 10 rebounds and a game-high 18 points for Wilson.