Frontier’s Kinn bowls 300
Senior Matt Kinn of Frontier rolled his first sanctioned 300 game in a 7-0 win over Lancaster at Lancaster Lanes. He finished with a 766 series. Kinn’s perfect score came in his second game. “He said he was a little nervous and the last ball he threw was his worst, and the last pin rocked back and forth,” said coach John Cordier. “It was very exciting.”
Kinn also rolled strikes on his first six balls of the third game finishing with a 255. Teammate Chad Mee added a 718 series. The Falcons (2-0) are the Section VI defending champions.
Angel wins league debut
The Sweet Home girls basketball team dominated the boards and beat Iroquois, 52-43, making a winner of first-year coach Yvette Angel in her ECIC II opener. Savannah Walker had 25 rebounds and Lexiana Odom added 19 rebounds, along with a team-high 10 points.
Angel resigned as the athletic director at Sacred Heart and is now a full time monitor and basketball coach for the Panthers. She was twice named All-WNY as a player for the Sharks in 1978-79 and 1979-80.
“I was really nervous about our first game, I hadn’t seen the talent before in the league and didn’t know what to expect,” said Angel. “One of our focuses was rebounding and we really killed the boards.”
Tonawanda hangs on
Senior Kalyn Compeau scored the game-winner inside the game’s final minute as the Tonawanda girls basketball team got a huge lift from its bench in a 42-40 win over Holland in the ECIC IV opener for both schools. The teams shared the ECIC IV title last year with 11-1 records.
Junior Haley Slater scored 14 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, all off the bench, for the Warriors. “She’s really our sixth or seventh person in, but we made a change early in the first quarter and she was on fire,” said Tonawanda coach Jay Hall. “She made two of her first three shots, dominated the boards and we didn’t take her out.”
Sophomore Dahnea Harrison also came off the bench and added 13 points, including a pair of free throws late in the game. “I always knew we had a deep bench, but those two really stepped it up a notch, and they came in and gave us the spark we needed.”
Tapestry, Bennett advance
JaQuoine Fogan had 22 points and Dejuan Owens added 18 as the Tapestry boys basketball team beat I-Prep, 61-58, in the first round of the Sports Alumni Tourney at Bennett.
In the other first-round game, Robert Humphrey had 21 points and Tyler McCleney added 15 points with 10 boards as Bennett beat City Honors, 70-61.