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High School Extra: O'Hara girls keep streak going with win in opener

Cardinal O'Hara, which has not lost to an opponent from Western New York since 2013 and has won the last four Monsignor Martin Association girls basketball championships, got its season off to another impressive start Wednesday night.

Coach Nick O'Neil was able to play all eight members of his current team -- and all scored -- in a 78-32 victory over visiting Frontier. The Hawks allowed Frontier just six points in the first half, all in the first quarter, before experimenting with some different defense in the second half.

The Hawks had five scorers in double figures led by Cierra Harrison's 16 points. Robby Sommerville had 11 points and Kiara Johnson 11. The Parker sisters, freshman Aaliya Parker and her senior Angel, combined for 22 points.

Ranked No. 1 among Western New York large schools in 2016-17, O'Hara graduated two first-team All-WNY players Corean Dickson and Anndea Zeigler as well as honorable mentions Shilah Parker, yet is the favorite again in the Monsignor Martin league.

O'Hara will face Amherst in next week's Pastor Tournament at Daemen College.

Iroquois opened its season with an 83-41 triumph over Middle Early College in a first round game of the Chiefs' own Matt Foster tournament. Junior Sarah Wittek had 17 points for the Chiefs while senior Taylor Quinn added 16 and junior Meghan Porsio had 11.

Iroquois will face Mount St. Mary in the championship game on Friday.

West Seneca East and Eden win in tourney

West Seneca East and Eden won first round games in the West Seneca West Tip-Off Tournament and will play for the championship on Friday.

East defeated the host Indians, 51-34, with eight players scoring led by Kelsey Kaufman's 11 points.

Eden (2-0) triumphed over Depew, 48-20, in a game that will be counted as one of their two ECIC IV games. Freshman Brooke Woodard, who is one of the Raiders' captains, led the winners with 16 points. Carolina Szuflita had 13 points, Rachel Wach had nine rebounds for the Raiders.

Health Sciences rolls to 70-point win

Health Sciences Charter (2-0) rolled past Cleveland Hill, 92-22, in a first-round game of the Lancaster Tip-Off Tournament
Davonte Gaines led the Falcons with 20 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 13 steals. TayVion Nelson had 22 points and Kameron Briggs 14 as six different Health Sciences players scored in double figures.

Dunkirk defeated Lancaster, 57-51, in the other game.

Mazgai leads Starpoint icers

Tom Mazgai scored a goal in the first and second periods for Starpoint in its 2-0 WNY Hockey Federation victory over Kenmore West at Hockey Outlet in Wheatfield.

 

 

 

 

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