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What to watch for Tuesday
1. Girls basketball - Pastor-Cooper Memorial at Daemen
A triple-header featuring some of the top girls basketball talent in Western New York is the top attraction Tuesday.
Sacred Heart (0-0) and Tapestry (1-2) start the showcase event at 5 p.m. Junior guard Micaela Ryan is the top returner for the Sharks, who won their first Catholic state title in almost 25 years last season. Tapestry features double-double machine Nia Caver, who averaged about 20 points and 15 rebounds a game as a junior.
Amherst (0-0) and Lake Shore (1-0) then meet in the middle game at 6:45 p.m. Niagara-commit Claire Wanzer is the top player for the Tigers. She averaged just over 19 points per game on last season's 11-9 team. The Eagles look to build off their breakout 2015-16 campaign that ended in the Class A Far West Regionals. Raeann White scored 21 and Shayla Scanlon 12 in Lake Shore's 52-40 season-opening win over a solid Fredonia squad.
Cardinal O'Hara (1-1) and Williamsville South (0-0) finish it off in the headliner at 8:30 p.m. The Hawks, a perennial power, finished a tough New York City road trip 1-1 with a win over over St. Anthony's and a loss to Long Island Lutheran. Canisius-bound senior Anndea Zeigler averaged 14.5 points per game on that trip, while senior Cori Dickson and sophomore Angel Parker each averaged 11. This is about as tough a season opener there is for the Billies, who still have plenty of talent left over in senior Zaria McCullough, junior Lauren Lassiter and eighth-grader Amari DeBerry despite graduating five seniors from last year's Class A-1 champs.
2. Boys basketball - Williamsville South at Williamsville North, 7:30 p.m.
These crosstown rivals meet for the third season in a row, with Williamsville South winning each of the past two matchups.
It's the first game of the season for South, who return a first team All-Western New Yorker in junior point guard Greg Dolan. He's proven himself as one of the best players in the area, so how his supporting cast fares this season will determine how far the reigning Class A state semifinalists will go. The progression of fellow juniors Josh Foster and Cody Sanford could be key.
North also lost plenty of talent from last season, but pulled out a 47-35 win over Medina Friday in the Cataract Classic. Senior Corey Swiech and sophomore Joe Nusall each scored 11 points, while senior Jairus Huggins netted nine.
3. Boys basketball - Olean at Maryvale, 7:30 p.m.
Olean (2-0) heads north for a nonleague showdown with fellow Class A-2 school Maryvale (0-0).
The Huskies, the reigning Class A state Federation runner-up, dominated its tip-off tournament with a 41-point win over Maple Grove and a 21-point win over a quality East Aurora team. Senior guard Monty Shoemaker led Olean with 18 and 24 points, respectively.
It's the first game for the Flyers, who lost six to graduation from last year's 15-7 team, but return leading-scorer Ray Blackwell (14.5 points per game) and key contributor Ted York-Brown (8 ppg). Senior Adam Meyerhofer offers some size at 6-foot-3 on a roster that mostly stands under 6-foot.
4. Girls basketball - Depew at Frewsburg, 7 p.m.
While Olean heads north, Depew (2-1) makes a trip south to Frewsburg (0-1) for a nonleague tune-up.
Senior Aviance Clark (23 points per game) and Tess Borgosz (13 ppg) are both averaging double-digit scoring figures early in the season, which includes a West Seneca Tournament championship and a 60-59 loss to Wilson in the headliner of the Wilson Showcase on Saturday.
Frewsburg, a Class C school, is coming off a 60-55 loss to Class A Olean. Senior Olivia Lynn scored 17 points and grabbed 21 boards, while sophomore Gabby Iuculano scored 19 and senior Kaitlyn Blanchard 16. The Bears didn't graduate any seniors from last year's 21-2 season.
5. Girls hockey - Orchard Park/Frontier/Lake Shore vs. Williamsville, 4 p.m.
A pair of 3-0 teams meet at Northtown Center to sort out first place in the WNY Federation.
Orchard Park has been dominant outscoring opponents 17-1 so far this season. Williamsville's offense has been equally impressive with its 15-6 goal differential, each win coming by a three-goal margin.
- Boys basketball: Hamburg Lions Tip-Off Tournament
- Boys basketball: Health Sciences at North Tonawanda, 4 p.m.
- Boys basketball: Orchard Park at St. Francis, 7 p.m.
- Girls basketball: Lancaster at Orchard Park, 7:30 p.m.
Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.
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