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High School Extra: Williamsville, Monsignor Martin girls advance to hockey final

Girls hockey final set

Holly Schmelzer scored from a difficult angle at 3:28 of the third overtime to give Williamsville a 4-3 victory over Orchard Park/Frontier and a berth in Friday’s Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation championship game against Monsignor Martin on Friday at the Northtown Center at Amherst.

The winning score slipped under the goalie’s pads and barely crossed the goal line.

Kaitlin Drew-Mead scored a pair of goals and Brynn Wopperer had an unassisted one in defending champion Monsignor Martin’s 3-1 win over Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence to reach the title game for the fourth time. McKenna Rushford scored for the Katz.

Frangelica Bautz scored unassisted on the power play for Orchard Park/Frontier at 10:54 of the third period to tie the game. The teams then skated through two 7ø-minute scoreless overtime periods and halfway through another. The teams had split 2-1 games in the Fed regular season.

Leah Czerwinski scored a pair of goals and assisted on another for Williamsville. Jenna Woods, who assisted on the winning goal, had a goal and two helpers. Mia Wendell, an eighth-grader at Transit Middle School, made 40 saves for Williamsville.

Taylor Gehen, who also had an assist, and Meghan Roche had the other Orchard Park/Frontier goals.

North ties for title

Williamsville North (13-7, 10-2 ECIC I) gained a share of the division boys basketball championship with a 66-39 triumph over Lancaster, avenging a loss Monday to the Legends. Maceo Jack had 28 points and 12 rebounds for the Spartans. Sean Hill had 12 points and 11 assists.

North’s last title came in 2014.

International Prep at Grover needed points in the third quarter and Davon Gant responded. The I-Prep senior scored 10 of his 34 points in the third, including his 1,000th career point to lead the Presidents over City Honors, 67-55. Gant had 10 points in each of the first, second and third periods. … Jason Dowell of Emerson reached 1,006 career points, scoring 29 and collecting 10 rebounds in the Eagles’ 72-60 win over MST Seneca. Domonic Prince poured in 35 for MST Seneca. … Brandon Roach of Olmsted scored 44, including 9 of 11 on threes, in the Owls’ 72-43 win over Lafayette.

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