East had such an easy time in its 86-40 Class C-2 sectional boys basketball victory over Barker that coach Starling Bryant had time to enjoy the atmosphere at Jamestown Community College Tuesday night.
A huge first period by East star Willard Anderson set the tone for the rout. Anderson scored 21 of East’s 29 points in the opening frame and spent the rest of the game getting his teammates involved in the scoring. Anderson finished with 29 points and had 12 assists and eight rebounds in the victory.
"They were kind of over-matched," Bryant said of the losing Raiders. "Willard came out and hit three threes in a row to start the game."
Bryant will return to Jamestown CC for Friday night’s C-2 championship game against Randolph.
"it was a great atmosphere," Bryant said of the surroundings in the Jayhawks’ gym. "It was my first time here and I was pretty impressed. It was a rowdy crowd, an intense crowd. It was fun."
Besides Anderson, East received strong performances from sophomore Waunya Shaw, who had 14 points while junior center Justin Allen had 14 points and 12 rebounds.
"The Big Three did a great job today," Bryant said.
Nathan Luckman scored 26 points for the losing Raiders.
Randolph triumphed over Frewsburg, 51-37, in the other C-2 semifinal.
In a Class D semifinal at Jamestown CC, Franklinville defeated rival Ellicottville, 66-48, to earn a place in Friday’s final against Sherman, which defeated Clymer on Monday night in a semifinal.
Frontier blanks foe
Frontier added a closing flourish to its Class AA quarterfinal victory over Kenmore East. The Falcons shut out the visitors, 10-0, in the final quarter to wrap up a 53-21 victory over the Bulldogs.
"We started out tough and did a
good job of shutting their players down and disrupting their offense," said Frontier coach Rich Mihalik. "We kind of wore them down a little bit."
As for pitching a shutout in the fourth: "We didn’t do anything special. We just kept changing our defenses," Mihalik said.
Ten different players participated in the scoring for Frontier with Kennedy Izzo leading the way with 14 points. Claire Kruska had nine points, six steals and four rebounds for the winners.
Elsewhere, No. 1 seed in Class AA Clarence defeated Orchard Park, 52-25, and No. 6 Lancaster upset No. 3 Lockport, 51-44.
Molly Mahony scored all 14 of her points in the second half to lead Lancaster to its victory. Mahony made 7 of 10 free throws and took in 11 rebounds as Lancaster scored its first playoff victory since 2012.
Fredrickson twins lead Ellicottville to ski title
Top 10 finishes by twins Logan and Hayly Fredrickson led Ellicottville to the New York State High School Athletic Association alpine combined team championships Tuesday at Bristol Mountain in South Bristol. It was Ellicottville's first state championship in the event. The Eagles were fifth place in 2016.
The 13-year-old Fredrickson sisters are eighth-grade students at Ellicottville Middle School and coached by their father Kelly Fredrickson. The team trains at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville.
Logan Fredrickson was fourth with a combined time of 2:04.55 for her two runs in the giant slalom on Tuesday and Hayly was 10th in 2:06.13 to give Ellicottville 49 points for the day and an overall total of 99 in the team scoring. Honeoye Falls-Lima of Section V was second with 97 points and Mamaroneck of Section I was third with 89 points.
In the slalom on Monday, Logan was ninth with a combined time of 1:39.38 for two runs while Hayly was 13th in 1:42.86.
Candice Kashara of Williamsville was fourth in Tuesday's giant slalom in 2:02.57.
The Ellicottville boys team of Jesse Both and Adrian DeOrbe finished seventh. Nolan Evans of Williamsville was sixth in Tuesday's boys giant slalom (2:02.69).