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LOCKPORT, NT GIRLS WIN THRILLERS

It's the Section VI playoffs and here comes Lockport.

On Thursday night, the No. 8-seeded Lady Lions knocked off No. 1 seed Jamestown, 51-47, in the Class A-1 quarterfinals. Sophomore Melissa Niethe made both ends of a 1-and-1 with 6 seconds left to seal it. Sophomore Shanna Sheehan led the Lady Lions with 19 points and seven assists. Allison Depp, who picked up her fourth foul with 6 minutes left in the third, added 18 points and 13 rebounds.

Amanda Rice led Jamestown, the ECIC I champions, with 15 points. Jamestown jumped to an 11-4 lead after one. It was a long regular season for the defending Class A champion Lady Lions, who finished 6-10 in the Niagara Frontier League.

Elsewhere in Class A-1: Erin Strassburg made three free throws in the second overtime and finished with a team-high 16 points as North Tonawanda won a battle with Kenmore West, 57-48. The Lady Jacks outscored the Blue Devils, 13-4, in the second OT. Karey Lizauckas led West with 16.

Clutch shooting in the fourth quarter helped No. 6 seed Lancaster get past No. 3 seed West Seneca West, 49-42. Miko Daluisio was 4 for 4 from the line and Tessa Paolini was 3 for 4 and scored seven of her 14 points to help the Redskins snap a 33-33 tie after three. Heather Maziarz added 12 points and Lauren Mruk had 11 rebounds.

Clarence needed a 21-10 third quarter to pull away from Williamsville North in a 65-56 win. Jamie Vaughan had 27 points and April Reger added 17 points with 10 rebounds.

Class A-2 quarterfinals: No. 1 seed Kenmore East (21-0) ripped Niagara-Wheatfield, 64-34, behind 21 points from Katie Turski. . . . Erica Miner had 15 points and 15 rebounds as Hutch-Tech came back from a five-point halftime deficit to eliminate Bennett, 44-29. . . . Sweet Home used 14 points from Tracy Shields and 10 apiece from Lauren Stiver and Robin Makula to halt Hamburg, 64-36. . . . Pioneer rode the 22-point, 16-rebound effort of Amanda Neamon to a 38-30 win over Lake Shore.

Class B-1 quarterfinals: Val Argauer was 12 of 19 from the floor and 8 of 10 from the line to finish with a career-high 32 points as Iroquois rolled past Seneca, 87-34. Eva Cunningham, coming back from a hyperextended knee, added 18. . . . Cheri White (21 points, 15 rebounds), Teresa Bonk (14 points, 16 rebounds) and Karlyn Zielen (18 points) led Tonawanda to a 65-55 victory over Lafayette. . . . Emily Skinner had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Lindsay Brent added 16 points and nine steals as Williamsville East eliminated Amherst, 68-48. . . . Savannah Stolzenburg had a season-high 18 points and Val Gasbarro added 14 as Grand Island beat Starpoint, 46-34.

Class B-2 quarterfinals: Depew made quick work of Newfane, jumping to an 11-0 lead en route to a 60-28 win. The Wildcats' pressure defense helped yield 21 steals. Joelle Brunetto had 19 points and Kristen Brunetto added 11 points with six steals. . . . Erin Bogardus had 13 points and Kristen Mastrelli added 11 as Dunkirk roared to a 19-2 lead and beat Alden, 56-33. . . . Katie Herrmann had 11 points and Jana Miller 11 rebounds as East Aurora beat Fredonia, 42-36. . . . Olean rolled past Springville, 59-35, as Katy Irving notched 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Class C-1 quarterfinals: Jodi Williams had 19 points as Gowanda outlasted Falconer, 60-53, in OT. . . . Ashanta Smith had 16 points and eight assists and Dionne Turnage added 14 points and 10 rebounds as Traditional downed Akron, 63-26. Germany Jackson and Amanda Artis added 12 points each for the Lady Bees (19-1). . . . Jamie Feagin had 15 points and 17 rebounds as Wilson advanced with a 45-27 victory over Holland. . . . Susan Johnson had 15 points as Salamanca handled City Honors, 52-27.

Class C-2 quarterfinals: Jen Anderson had 14 points and 11 rebounds as Chautauqua Lake beat Frewsburg, 36-22. . . . Billy Dee Morrison had 13 points as Randolph beat Westfield, 39-30. . . . Pine Valley rolled over Franklinville, 43-15, with Kourtney Troutman bagging 16 points and six rebounds. . . . Chelsey Marsh had 16 points and Kay Martin added 15 as Cassadaga Valley beat Portville, 50-42.

Class D quarterfinals: Megan Damcott and Ivy Neal had 14 points each as Sherman beat North Collins, 58-29. . . . Ashley Kulju had 26 points as Maple Grove beat Ripley, 69-46. . . . Amanda Kahm had 12 points as Ellicottville beat Brocton, 51-25. . . . Stephanie Karst scored seven of her team's nine points in overtime to lift Hinsdale over Clymer, 49-47.

Msgr. Martin Association: Megan Bogdan had 21 points and Jamie Donnelly had eight assists as Holy Angels finished the regular season undefeated with a 54-41 win over Sacred Heart. Katie Jaus added 11 points for the Angels (21-1, 15-0). . . . Theresa Harrington had 15 points as Immaculata beat Turner/Carroll, 56-34. . . . Beth Kozlowski had 15 points as Niagara Catholic beat Buffalo Seminary, 37-35.

IAC semifinals: Tawan Slaughter scored 38 points (2,147 career) to move within 50 points of becoming the all-time leading scorer in WNY as Christian Central beat St. Mary's School for the Deaf, 59-15. She has three games left to get the record, tonight's final against W.S. Christian and two NFCAA playoff games. . . . Christina Mantione's 12 points helped West Seneca Christian beat Park, 26-21.

Boys basketball

Non-league: Nick Massaro collected 22 points and 13 rebounds to help St. Joe's (16-8) beat Nichols, 63-50. Chris Heller added 14 points and 12 boards for the Marauders.

Msgr. Martin Association: Matthew Clingersmith's 21 points and six boards lifted Niagara Catholic to a 57-38 win over O'Hara.

Hockey

CISAA playoffs: Chico Syroczynski scored his 27th goal of the season for Nichols in an 8-1 loss to Upper Canada College to lose the best-of-three series, 2-0.

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