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Homeroom Announcements: Wednesday's big games & more

Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports.

What to watch for Wednesday

1. Girls Basketball - Frontier at Lake Shore, 6:30 p.m.

The clear-cut game of the day features No. 2 large school Lake Shore (5-0) and No. 5 large school Frontier (5-1) in a nonleague matchup.

The Eagles, last season's Class A champ, have started off with five straight wins, including three over ranked schools Fredonia, Amherst and Depew. Senior Raeann White leads the team in scoring with 15.4 points per game, while classmate Shayla Scanlan averages 14.2 points and nine rebounds per game. Freshman Tashawni Cornfield also averages double figures at 10.4 ppg.

The Falcons have won five in a row after an opening two-point loss at Section V's Irondequoit. The most impressive one came Dec. 16 in a 41-36 win at No. 8 large school Orchard Park. Third-year sophomore Kennedy Izzo (14.2 ppg) and freshman Claire Kruska (13.8 ppg) are the top scorers for Frontier.

2. Boys basketball - Ellicottville at Franklinville, 7:30 p.m.

The top boys hoops contest has No. 8 small school Ellicottville (6-2) heading to a CCAA East II rival in honorable mention small school Franklinville (4-2).

When comparing like opponents, Ellicottville split with Randolph (both three-point decisions) and lost a two-point game to Chautauqua Lake. Franklinville beat Randolph by 13 points, and beat Chautauqua Lake by 18.

Junior Elliot Bowen is averaging 18.6 points and 14.6 rebounds per game to lead the Eagles. Classmates Austin Grinols (13.4 ppg) and Griffin Chudy (11.4 ppg) also average double figures.

For the Panthers, junior Sam Erickson's the top player averaging 28.7 points and 13.2 rebounds per game. Fellow junior Isaac Kopp averages 15.2 ppg.

3. Girls basketball - Mount St. Mary at Mount Mercy, 6 p.m.

No. 10 small school Mount St. Mary (8-4) and Mount Mercy (6-1) get their Monsignor Martin Association play started today.

The Thunder have won four straight, including nice wins over large schools Grand Island, Williamsville North and Kenmore West. The Magic have won six in a row since an opening loss at Rochester Mercy, and also have wins over Williamsville North and Kenmore West.

4. Boys basketball - Springville at Cleveland Hill, 6:30 p.m.

Cleveland Hill (5-4, 3-0) hosts Springville (4-3, 2-1) in an early ECIC IV game.

The Golden Eagles have opened league play with wins over JFK, Tonawanda and Holland. Senior Paul Woodward is the only player averaging double figures with 13 ppg.

The Griffins also have league wins over Tonawanda and Holland, with their loss coming by two points at No. 4 small school Lackawanna before the holiday break. Sophomore Mason Goodridge (14.9 ppg) and senior Marcus James (14.6 ppg) are the top offensive threats.

5. Boys hockey - Lockport vs. Niagara Falls, 8 p.m.

Lockport (0-6) looks for its first win of the season when it takes on Niagara Falls (1-5) at Cornerstone Arena in the lone hockey game of the day.

Hunter O'Donoghue leads the Wolverines with four goals and six points. Michael Olszewski is next with one goal and a team-high four assists.

Ryan Boci (goal, two assists) leads the Lions with three points, while Dylan Skalman is the team's lone multi-goal scorer with two.

Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.

#PrepTalkLive updates: While we follow ALL the high school action via our Prep Talk team, we encourage YOU to also tweet updates from the games you are attending with the hashtag #PrepTalkLive attached.

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Tuesday's roundup

Prep Talk: Anastasia's march toward WNY win mark is a team effort

High School Extra (Jan. 4): Timon ends Canisius' WNY win streak, plus much more

High school scores & schedules (Jan. 4)

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After school

- As always, we'll monitor today's action in our #PrepTalkLive post

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