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High School Extra (Dec. 22): Big wins for Msgr. Martin girls hockey, McKinley boys hoops

Monsignor Martin wins by shut out

In a battle of unbeaten teams in the girls hockey federation standings it was Monsignor Martin that came away still perfect.

Monsignor Martin improved to 5-0 and handed Williamsville its first loss of the season with a 3-0 decision Monday afternoon. It was the first loss for Williamsville in seven games (6-1).

Molly McDonnell opened the scoring in the first period for Monsignor Martin. Brynn Wopperer and Fiona Danahy scored empty net goals in the third to secure the win.

Junior Brianna Gawronski made 30 saves in the shutout.

“She robbed, I mean robbed, Williamsville of an open net,” coach Linda Mroz said of a Gawronski save with a 1-0 lead and four minutes left in the game. “I’ve never seen this kid’s legs go across the net like that. This is one of the best games she’s played in three years for me.

“The rookies and freshmen are coming up into the ranks nicely, falling into place and knowing their roles. This team is unbelievable as far as how quickly they’ve come together. ... It shows the character, talent and heart and passion and trust every player on this team has.”

McKinley tops East

A strong two quarters helped No. 4 large school McKinley pull away from No. 4 small school East for an 82-58 win in a Yale Cup Division I boys’ basketball game.

The Macks outscored East, 45-20, in the second and third quarters to improve to 6-0 overall.

Avius Outlaw led McKinley with 19 points. Rayquan Goree had 16 points, six rebounds and five steals.

For East, Willard Anderson Jr. scored 22 points.

Turner seals I-Prep win

While they never trailed during the game, International-Prep/Grover Cleveland needed two free throws from William Turner with 10 seconds left in the game to quell a charge from Olmstead and hold on for a 64-61 win in Yale Cup Division II boys’ basketball.

Davon Gant had 18 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for I-Prep (4-3) while Daniel Santiago had 17 points and four three-pointers.

Brandon Roach led Olmstead with 31 points.

Fox sets rifle record

Noah Fox broke his own record with a 293 as Alden defeated Iroquois, 1086-987 in an ECIC rifle match. Fox set the school and league record last year with a 285.

Barden shot gives Clarence win

Molly Barden scored with three seconds left to give Clarence a 53-52 win over Sweet Home in a non-league girls basketball matchup.

Clarence took a 20-17 halftime lead but a big third quarter put Sweet Home up, 37-35, after the third quarter.

Carly Reynolds had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Red Devils (3-2) while Ella Rose Eckert had 13 points and 10 rebounds.