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Moser leads K-West icers

Scott Moser scored his third goal of the game on the power play with 10:20 left in the third period Monday to give Kenmore West a 5-3 victory over Frontier in a Western New York Federation League game at Amherst Pepsi Center.

"Scott is definitely one of the premier players in the league," West coach Kyle Pray said. "He was an all-league Federation player last year amd he's picked up his scoring this year and showing himself as the dominant player he is."

Nick Panepinto had a goal and two assists for the Blue Devils (12-4-1, 5-3-1 Federation). Kenmore West is tied for third place with Lancaster. Frontier is 0-8-2 in league play.

"It was a big win for us," said Pray, whose team harbors hopes of advancing to the state playoffs. "Two public schools go to the states. Williamsville North, Lancaster and us are in a battle for the two top spots."


Falls loses in Big Apple

Rice High of New York City wore down Niagara Falls (9-1) with its all-out full-court press and handed the Wolverines their first loss of the season, 70-49, in the Big Apple Invitational at Hunter College in Manhattan.

Jonathan Flynn had 22 points and Rahshon Tabb had 11 for Niagara Falls, which trailed only 27-26 at the half. Rice outscored the Wolverines 22-4 in the third quarter to take charge. Chris Fouch had 17 to lead Rice, ranked No. 9 in the East by USA Today.

"We didn't shoot very well and we started to wear down a little bit in the third period," said Falls coach Giulio Colangelo.


Canisius names football coach

Brandon Harris, who has 13 years coaching experience, has been named the head coach of football at Canisius. Harris comes to Canisius from Phoenix, Ariz., where he served as an assistant coach at Brophy College Preparatory School. He was an assistant coach when Brophy Prep won the 2005 Arizona Class 5A-Div. 1 state title.

Harris is a graduate of the University of Idaho, where he lettered in football. He worked in advertising and marketing before returning to coaching full time.

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