Homeroom Announcements: Wednesday's big games & more - The Buffalo News
print logo

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 bowling - Section VI Championships

Airport Lanes in Cheektowaga is the site of this year's Section VI girls bowling tournament. Bowling starts at 9 a.m. and is expected to finish up around 4:30 p.m. Follow live scoring updates at section6bowling.com.

2. Boys basketball - Jamestown at Williamsville North, 7:30 p.m.

No. 9 large school Jamestown (12-6, 10-1) and Williamsville North (10-9, 6-5) end their regular seasons with an ECIC I matchup with a division title at stake for one team.

After a 74-46 loss at Lancaster on Monday, the Red Raiders need a win to ensure at least a share of the league crown. The Legends also end their season tonight with a home game against Frontier.

The Spartans held a 27-22 halftime lead at Jamestown in the first meeting on Jan. 13 before eventually losing, 59-50. Jairus Huggins (14 points), Jacob Belote (11) and Joe Nusall (10) all scored in double figures for North. Jamestown star James Rojas outscored them all combined as he went for 37 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks.

3. Girls basketball - Wilson Tournament

Cheektowaga vs. Cleveland Hill, 6 p.m.

The opening game of the tournament features Cheektowaga (8-10) and Cleveland Hill (13-5). The Warriors are led by junior Ranya Rumph, while the senior duo of Sydney Turley and Jayla James lead the Eagles offensively.

Mount Mercy vs. Wilson, 7:30 p.m.

No. 6 small school Wilson (15-3) hosts Catholic foe Mount Mercy (13-9) in the nightcap. The Lakewomen are coming off a 47-40 win yesterday against Albion to finish with an 11-1 Niagara-Orleans League record. Rachel Senek led the way with 21 points, eight rebounds and six steals. The Magic are led by seniors Mallory Ashe and Beth Hughes.

The tournament championship will be Friday at 7:30 p.m. Consolation at 6 p.m.

4. Boys basketball - Lackawanna at Holland, 7 p.m.

In ECIC IV action, Lackawanna (14-4, 11-2) visits Holland (11-7, 9-3) as the Steelers look to stay atop Springville in the divisional race. A Holland win would mean that three teams would have three divisional losses.

Lackawanna routed Holland, 80-40, when these two teams met on Jan. 13. The Dutchmen were down only 19-15 after the first quarter, but the Steelers outscored them by 36 the rest of the way.

Noah Grabar had game-high honors for Lackawanna with 22 points, including five three-pointers. He was one of its four scorers in double figures. Brennon Lewandowski led Holland with 12 points.

5. Girls basketball - Niagara-Wheatfield at Newfane, 7 p.m.

Honorable mention small school Newfane (12-7) hosts Class AA Niagara-Wheatfield in a final nonleague tune-up with the playoffs on the horizon.

The Panthers finished Niagara-Orleans League play yesterday with a 61-42 win at Akron. They finished in second behind Wilson with a 10-4 league record. Paige Emborsky (20 points) and Emily Foltz (15) combined for 35 points.

The Falcons don't have a player who averages double figures, but Taylor Benton, Alyssa Ward and LeGary Jackson each score at least six points per game for a team that finished in the middle of the Niagara Frontier League this season.

Honor roll
- Boys basketball: East Aurora at Maryvale, 7:30 p.m.

Playoff schedules
- Boys basketball (coming soon)
- Girls basketball (coming soon)
- Boys hockey

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.

* * *

Tuesday's roundup

Boys swimming
Story: Hamburg swimmers dominate sectionals as Kennedy sets record
Photo gallery: Section VI Championships at the ECC's Flickinger Center

Prep Talk Athletes of the Week
Male: Matthew Gasuik of Nichols hockey
Female: Micaela Ryan of Sacred Heart basketball

High School Extra (Feb. 15): Timon tops No. 1 St. Francis, plus much more

Smiles at the Timon-St. Francis basketball game

High school scores & schedules (Feb. 15)

Western New York leaders
- Boys track & field
- Girls track & field

* * *

After school

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

Follow The Buffalo News' high school sports coverage with Prep Talk on Facebook and Twitter.

There are no comments - be the first to comment