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High school basketball: Greg Dolan honored, stars as Will South wins big

Former Williamsville South boys basketball standout Phil Stasiak presented current Billies star Greg Dolan a commemorative plaque during a pre-game ceremony Friday night for passing the 2011 grad as the program’s career scoring leader.

A two-time All-Western New York first team pick, Dolan broke Stasiak’s previous record of 1,641 points when he scored 39 in a 74-46 win at Hamburg on Jan. 3.

Friday’s 74-40 ECIC II win over Williamsville East was the first home game since the occasion.

The Billies used a 23-1 second quarter to blow open a 20-11 lead after the opening frame.

Dolan had a game-high 30 points and also added six steals, while Devin Degree scored 11 points. Sophomore Cal Shifflet led the Flames with 11 points.

Kenmore East 59, Kenmore West 55: The Bulldogs beat their crosstown rivals in boys basketball for the first time since 2008.

East junior Nate Murdie hit five threes and scored a game-high 27 points. Nine of his 11 fourth-quarter points came from beyond the arc. Center Nic Calhoun came up with eight huge blocks for the Bulldogs, who held a 26-23 halftime lead.

The Blue Devils were led by Andrew Fron’s 18 points.

East 80, I-Prep/Grover 45: Double and triple teams couldn’t stop Willard Anderson from nearly outscoring the Presidents himself, as the returning All-WNY second-team selection dropped a season-high 41 points. The senior had six three-pointers and added eight assists and six steals as well.

“He put in a lot of work tonight,” East coach Starling Bryant said. “He never had a free look. We were setting multiple screens and every shot was contested.”

Anderson heated up after scoring six points in the first quarter. He scored 15 of East’s 24 in the second quarter to extend East’s 16-10 lead after one to 40-22 at the half.

Girls basketball

Newfane 46, Wilson 37: Neither team led by more than four until the Panthers went on a quick six-point run midway through the fourth quarter to take a 37-31 lead.

A Megan Knoll free throw broke a 31-31 tie and was followed up by a three-pointer from Paige Emborsky (14 points) and a putback layup from Alexa Littman.

“It was just a classic N-O battle,” Newfane coach Kevin Klumpp said. “Both teams knew each other, knew all their plays, everything they were going to do.”

The last time the Panthers swept the rival Lakewomen was 10 years ago, the same year Newfane last won a Niagara-Orleans League title.

Wilson’s Emily Kelly shared game-high honors with 14, while Skylar Munnikhuysen added 12. Newfane’s Emily Foltz scored 10 points.

Mount St. Mary 53, St. Mary’s of Lancaster 42: An 18-8 third quarter gave the Thunder (13-2, 2-1) the margin they needed to earn a Monsignor Martin Association victory over the visiting Lancers.

“We had a lot of turnovers in the first half,” Mount St. Mary coach Fran Snyder said. “We really knew it was a big game. I just think we settled down a little bit in the second half.”

Junior point guard Lois Garlow handled St. Mary’s full-court pressure well, scoring 24 points while also assisting on five baskets and coming up with four steals. Classmate Grace O’Brien added nine points and pulled down a career-high 21 rebounds.

Bridget Mazurowski and Caroline Zanghi each had 11 points for the Lancers.

Kenmore East 56, Kenmore West 33: The Buldogs used a 20-4 first quarter and 15-8 third to complete their doubleheader boys and girls basketball sweep over West.

East’s Serena Sordetto led all scorers with 23 points, while Carianne McCarthy scored 13 and Alexis Lagattuta 11. McCarthy also grabbed eight boards.

Jenna Romano was the only Blue Devil in double figures with 10. She hit two three-pointers.

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