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Niagara Falls handled the pressure the best way it knows how. By applying some of its own. The Wolverines relied on their signature attacking defense to defeat Williamsville North 61-42 and claim their third straight Section VI Class AA championship Saturday in front of an estimated crowd of 1,500 at Buffalo State’s Sports Arena. Winning its 12th sectional title in 18 se…

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During a timeout early in the third quarter, the West Seneca West student section began chanting: "It's too easy." The unbeaten Indians made it look as such because of pressing defense that made a North Tonawanda crew that plays reigning Class AA champion Niagara Falls twice a year uncomfortable – leading to lots of turnovers, easy baskets and a shot at the title. Th…

The No. 1 and No. 3 teams in the News’ small school rankings met Monday night at Buffalo State with more than a spot in the Section VI Class B-2 final on the line. “It’s kind of personal,” Health Sciences standout Davonte Gaines said of the matchup with Middle Early College. “We’re all friends. We hang out every day. So it was more about bragging rights.” Turning up the …

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McKinley considers the Buffalo State College Sports Arena as its home away from home. In order for the Macks to get a chance to play at BSC during the Section VI boys basketball tournament, the perennial title contender will have to take a slightly longer road than usual just to get to Championship Week in Class A-1. The seeding for the boys and girls basketball play…