Nwora named MVP
Jordan Nwora poured in 32 points and pulled down 17 rebounds to give Park a 79-64 win over Middle Early College to win the Pastor-Cooper Memorial Boys Basketball Tournament. Nwora was named most valuable player. Kyle Harris scored 17 points with eight rebounds and four assists. For Middle Early College, Fred Foster scored 24.
OP opens with win
Orchard Park opened up the boys basketball season with a 74-47 win over Alden in the Iroquois Tournament. It was the first game back for coach Jim Gibson, who coached the Orchard Park team from 1994-2000 before taking over the baseball program. Gibson will coach both teams this year.
Dan Frelicher and Ben Wereski each had 18 points for the Quakers while Dylan Anderson added 10.
Amherst wins tourney
TC Brown led Amherst to a 58-46 win over North Tonawanda to give the Tigers the championship in their own Tipoff Tournament. Brown had 20 points, 10 steals and eight rebounds to take most valuable player honors. Amadi Ikpeze was an all-tournament selection with 14 points and 13 rebounds while Nathan Woldu had 16 points. In the consolation game, Adam Southern scored 21 points for Clarence in a 58-32 win Oracle Charter. Jake Ireland added 13 for the Red Devils while Shakur Bridges led Oracle with 14.
Foltz leads Newfane
Emily Foltz had 16 points and led the Newfane defense with seven steals as the Panthers earned a 45-35 win over St. Mary’s at the Maryvale Tournament. Oliva Littman led all scorers with 17 points for Newfane (2-0).
Erica Martinsen had a triple-double night to lead Williamsville East to a 64-25 win over Wilson in nonleague girls basketball. Martinsen scored 33 points, hitting four three-pointers, and added 12 rebounds and 13 steals.
Cromwell shows range
Erika Cromwell was on fire from long range. She hit seven three-pointers and finished with 27 points for Nichols in a 97-49 win over Christian Central Academy. Her identical twin, Lauren, added 18 points with three three-pointers while Lindsay Hogan had 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Wendell gets shutout
Amanda Gaffney had two goals to help pace Williamsville to a 4-0 win over Kenmore/Grand Island in girls hockey. Mia Wendell made 14 saves to earn the shutout as Williamsville improved to 2-0.
Conschafter wins Scaffidi Award
St. Joe’s senior Ryan Conschafter has been named recipient of the Phil Scaffidi Alumni Scholarship Award.
The award, in its 34th year, is presented annually to an incoming senior who best illustrates the spirit and sportsmanship of St. Joe’s alumnus Phil Scaffidi (Class of 1974).
Conschafter started three seasons for St. Joe’s varsity team as a running back and linebacker. The school’s student body vice president also runs track during the spring and does volunteer work.