Mee tops Lights bowling
Chad Mee was individual high scorer with a six-game total of 1,503 (250.5 average) in leading the Frontier A team to a second-place finish among the boys Monday afternoon in the Festival of Lights Tournament at AMF Thruway Lanes. Mee had a 795 in his first session and 708 in the second.
Oswego took the boys team title with a 6,317 total for six games, overtaking Tonawanda A which it trailed by 167 pins after the three-game morning block. Oswego finished 65 pins better than Frontier A (6,252). Tonawanda A ended up a distant third with 5,936.
Webster Thomas led the girls with a 5,613 total, Niagara Falls was next at 5,428 and North Tonawanda third at 5,411 and Depew fourth with 5,266.
Two Rochester area girls led the individual scores; Emily Notebaert of Gates-Chili had 686-655-1,341 and Emma Catone shot 644-616-1,260. The top Western New York score was 564-597-1,161 by Sarah Godfrey of Depew.
The All-Tournament team and pinfall: Boys – Mee (Frontier) 1,503; Joe Ciavelli (Oswego) 1,398; Nate Maloney (Niagara-Wheatfield) 1,398; Colin Hunt (Wmsv. North) 1,309; Matt Clemons (Oswego) 1,292; Tyler Roskwitalski (Lew-Port) 1,290; Kyle Zack (Tonawanda) 1,284; Anthony Allen (Webster Thomas) 1,275; Kevin Bienko (St. Joe’s) 1,269; Matt Kinn (Frontier) 1,262. Girls – Notebaert (Gates-Chili) 1,341; Catone (Webster Thomas) 1,260; Godfrey (Depew) 1,161; Rebecca Conlan (North Tonawanda) 1,.155; 5, Cassidy Powers (North Tonawanda) 1,152; Sara Snyder (Depew) 1,150; Brianne Meyer (Orchard Park) 1,135; Emily Phillips (Kenmore West) 1,135; Marissa Staschak (Niagara-Wheatfield) 1,133; Brittany McAndrew (Frontier (1,115).
Springville, Gowanda notch wins
MVP Tia Woodarek scored nine of her 12 points in the third quarter as the Springville girls basketball team pulled away and defeated Mount St. Mary, 52-34, to win its third straight Emerling Ford Holiday Tournament at Springville. Woodarek’s sister, Alena, also finished with 12 points. Samantha Barry led the losing Thunder with 10 points.
In the consolation, Kaitlyn Snayczuk scored 20 points to lead West Valley over West Seneca East, 41-36.
In the Emerling boys final, Gowanda went on a 12-2 run in the last three minutes for a 50-40 triumph over host Springville. John Kennedy and Brennan Geiger led the spurt, scoring seven of the 12 points.
“We just kept feeding our big men, Geiger and Kennedy, during the run,” said Gowanda coach Andrew Bobseine.
Tournament MVP Zach Stevens, a 6-foot-4 senior led Gowanda with 15 points and 16 rebounds and made the all-tournament team along with teammate Chase Williams and Adam Wolfley and Greg Beatty of Springville. Riverside’s Willie Smith, another all-tournament selection, scored 30 points and added eight assists and six rebounds in leading the Frontiers past West Valley, 84-33, in the consolation.
Amherst girls stay unbeaten
Amherst’s girls team started off fast, taking a 10-point first-quarter lead, and went on to a 60-40 triumph over the host Warriors in the Tonawanda Tournament.
Tournament MVP Holley Sullivan led the unbeaten Tigers (5-0) with 19 points while Wanzer added 15. Alanna Hern had 13 for Tonawanda. Besides Sullivan, other all-tournament selections were Eternity Jones of Amherst and Kalyn Compeau and Hern of Tonawanda.
It’s the third year in a row Amherst has won the Tonawanda Tournament.