No. 1-ranked large school Lockport rebounded from a loss to O’Hara on Friday night with a big effort Saturday. Alexis Cheatham scored 17 points in a 47-43 victory over No. 2 Sacred Heart in the Lockport Kiwanis Shootout.
Cheatham made three free throws in the game’s final seconds to decide the game. Sara Franco finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Lockport, while Alyssa Wagner added 10 boards.
Elsewhere, Holy Angels’ Jontay Walton scored 38 points in a 72-60 loss to Jamestown to increase her Monsignor Martin single-season record scoring total to 614 points. She passed St. Mary’s RaeAnn Stilwell’s total of 562 points on Thursday.
Walton also had 15 boards and five steals. Annie Campion’s 18 points led Jamestown.
St. Joe’s duo wins state titles
Monsignor Martin Association crowned two state champions and St. Francis won the small school title at the New York State Catholic Wrestling Championships, hosted by St. Francis.
Both state champions were from St. Joe’s as Garrett Baughner won the 99-pound class by pin and Travis Berube scored a 5-0 decision to claim the title at 138. St. Francis finished fourth overall among the 23 teams, but took first in the small school division.
Clarence, N-W hockey romp
Top-seeded Clarence overpowered Lockport, 17-1, in the WNY Federation boys hockey quarterfinals, setting up a rematch with Frontier on Monday in the semifinals. Clarence swept the Falcons in a pair of games last month, winning 3-2 in the first contest and 4-1 in the second.
Brian Ruff scored two goals and added four assists, while Ryan Peters also scored two goals with three assists.
Defending large-school playoff champion Niagara-Wheatfield advanced to the semifinals on Monday against Lancaster after an impressive 6-1 win over Niagara Falls. Niagara-Wheatfield defeated Lancaster late last month, 3-1.
Frank Vecchio and Anthony Vekich scored two goals each for N-W.