Alexis Wayne has been waiting for another chance to win a game for her team and she got it Friday night. The Depew freshman drove the baseline and dropped in a left-handed layup with 0.7 seconds left as the Wildcats edged Williamsville South, 54-53, in ECIC III.
Earlier this season, Wayne had a chance to beat Starpoint with a last-second shot but missed.
"I said, 'Sweetheart, here's your chance. I know that's been bothering you since that game. It's coming to you,' " said Depew coach Jim Ferguson. "We set up a play for her to take it baseline. She's only a freshman -- and she came through."
Depew (12-4, 9-2) was led by Jen Godson with 15 points. Kate Ostroot led the Billies with 16 points.
Niagara-Orleans League: Newfane knows all about must-win games. Needing a victory at Albion for a share of the league title, the Panthers delivered with a 51-41 victory. Both teams finished 11-1. It's the first time since 1996 Newfane has won or shared the title while Albion shared last year's crown with Roy-Hart.
Newfane had four players in double figures, but it was 6-foot-2 junior Laura Hambruch who led the way with 31 rebounds.
"That obviously was a huge factor for our win, not allowing them to have second and third opportunities at shots," said Newfane coach Ken Woodring. "But the biggest difference was the [19-4] third quarter. We shut them down and really moved the ball around better."
Katie Ciurzynski hit a jumper with six seconds left as Akron edged Roy-Hart, 41-39. . . . Kayla Evans scored five of her 14 points in overtime as Medina downed Barker, 35-29.
Niagara Frontier League: Kacie Mills recorded a quadruple-double of 16 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds and 10 steals in Kenmore East's 60-30 rout of Lew-Port. . . . Double-doubles by Michele Schaffer (22 points, 11 rebounds) and Meagan Smith (14 points, 16 boards) highlighted Niagara-Wheatfield's rout of Niagara Falls, 66-44.
ECIC: Barb Kiliszek scored eight of her game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter to help Lancaster pull away from Williamsville North, 40-30. . . . Mary Kate Comfort netted 22 points for Orchard Park in a 51-45 decision over Sweet Home. . . . Kaitlin Roseti had 11 points as Williamsville East held off Iroquois, 35-30, to move to 10-1. . . . Tara Schiltz had a school-record 22 rebounds to go with 14 points as Holland downed Alden, 65-46.
Canisius Cup: Shakeena Cunningham (18 points) hit two free throws with 10 seconds left to give McKinley a one-point win, 56-55, at Buffalo Arts. . . . Meagan Johnson-White had a career-high 45 points as Seneca kept Emerson winless, 62-29. . . . Kimberly Vega scored 29 points as da Vinci beat Lafayette, 58-50. . . . Jordan Maheran had 20 points as City Honors rallied to beat East, 45-43.
Monsignor Martin: Kendra Brim's 28 points and Emily Urbanski's 10 points and 10 rebounds carried Nardin past Mount Mercy, 61-44.
CCIAC II: Kari Barmore had 20 points and 12 rebounds as Cassadaga Valley beat Silver Creek, 53-37, to clinch the league title with a 13-0 record.