West Seneca East icers win ninth
Mike Benaquist and David Brunka scored power-play goals in the first period and West Seneca East (9-0-0) remained unbeaten in Division 2 of the Western New York Hockey Federation with a 3-1 win over Lewiston-Porter Saturday at the Hockey Outlet in Wheatfield. James Wieczorek also scored for the Trojans, making it 3-0 in the second period. Jeff Nichols had the Lew-Port goal.
Aaron Nowak stood out in goal for West Seneca East, which will face crosstown rival West Seneca West at 7:45 p.m. on Monday at the West Seneca Rink.
“We’re playing well,” said West Seneca East coach Dan Goldie. “We’re a fast team and we use our speed and quickness to take advantage of teams.”
Benaquist’s goal was his 18th of the season.
Another swim mark for Boyd
Jack Boyd of Canisius completed his rewriting of the Monsignor Martin Association boys freestyle swimming record book Saturday, clocking 21.26 seconds in the 50 as the Crusaders won the Blazer Invitational in Cleveland. It was the only Monsignor Martin freestyle record he didn’t already own, breaking the mark of 21.49 by Frank Schiappa in 2009. He already owned the league 100, 200 and 500 freestyle marks.
Canisius had 648 points to 570 for University School and 490 for St. Ignatius. Canisius finished first in nine of 11 events.
Boyd also won the 100 freestyle in 46.38. Luke Otto won the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke while Sam Sawyer took the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke (54.53 state federation qualifying time). Allen Collins won the 200 in 1:45.81, also a state meet qualifying time.
Heinold returns with big game
Jordan Heinold is back.
Immaculata Academy’s leading scorer returned to the lineup after missing five games with a hamstring injury and led the Bears to a 49-46 win over Christian Central on Saturday. Heinold scored 23 points and pulled in 18 rebounds in helping Immaculata erase a 14-point deficit.
Heinold, a sophomore, scored 10 of her points in the fourth quarter when Immaculata outscored Central, 16-5.
There were 13 lead changes in the tightly-played game.
Redfern led Christian Central with 15 points.
No. 1 Crusaders win
Visiting Nichols hung with No. 1 ranked large school Canisius for three quarters before the Crusaders pulled away for a 62-49 Monsignor Martin Association boys basketball victory Saturday.
Four Crusaders scored in double figures led by LaTerrance Reed with 13. Cameron Lewis had 19 points for Nichols.
Sam Eckstrom scored 25 points and Nick Schmidt 23 as No. 2 ranked small school Olean rolled over Oracle Charter, 76-36. Luke Hennessy had 13 assists for Olean.