In one of her school’s most memorable regular season performances, freshman Erica Martinsen poured in a school record 40 points as the Williamsville East girls basketball team beat Lake Shore, 54-48.
The previous record for most points in a game was 37 by Lindsey Brent in 2001. Martinsen shot 13 for 27 from the floor and was 8 of 13 from the free line. Her effort also included a school record six three-pointers breaking the mark of five held by Megan Lankes in 2005. On defense, Martinsen had eight steals.
She was 4-4 from the line in the game’s last 90 seconds. “We needed all of her points to win the game,” said coach Chris Durr. “Quite frankly, I didn’t realize she was at 40. Three of her threes were with people in her face and many of her twos were off the dribble. It was just an outstanding shooting performance.”
Sarah Young and Julia Blujus had 14 points each as Sacred Heart ran its record to 5-1 with a 56-47 win over Aquinas.
Starpoint wins in Ad-Pro
Brock Kroening made two free throws with 35 seconds left as undefeated Starpoint edged Walsh, 51-50, in the AdPro Public/Private Challenge.
Walsh missed a 1-and-1 opportunity with seven seconds left. Kroening finished with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Ben Walters added 15 points while Ian Emerick had five assists for the Spartans (4-0).
Clay Lewis scored 18 points to surpass 1,000 in his career for Holland in a 42-35 loss to Niagara Catholic in the Public/Private Challenge. Elijah Griggs led the winners with 17 points. Niagara Catholic’s defense held Holland to 12 points in the second half.
Guard Dan Scott, just an eighth-grader, erupted for 26 points as Christian Central evened its record at 3-3 with a 68-61 win over Emerson.
Cody Johnson had his third 30-plus game in the past seven starts as Cassadaga Valley beat Buffalo Science, 53-44. Johnson finished with 30 points and 17 rebounds. Shane Parson added five assists and five steals as the Cougars moved to 5-2.
Dawson Bielecki had 18 points and Ben Erickson 14 as Franklinville won its own tournament for the second year in a row, beating Olmsted, 54-42.
Vesper Duals go to Lions
Lockport finished 5-0 to win the Eighth Annual Jon Vesper Duals at Clarence. The host Red Devils were second at 4-1.
The Lions beat Clarence, Iroquois, Akron, Starpoint and Amherst.
The event is named for Vesper, the school’s beloved wrestling and soccer coach, who died suddenly at age 40 from a heart attack in March 2007.
Undefeated wrestlers were: Cory Day (Iroquois), Mitch Seaver (Lockport), Dylan Arena (Clarence), Ryan Burns (Clarence), Anthony King (Iroquois), Anthony Orfice (Lockport), Steven Kapuscinski (Lockport), Marquise Sanders (Lockport), Tristin Altmeter (Iroquois), Brad Straw (Lockport), Kirk Feeney (Lockport), Nate Schwab (Clarence), Ryan Schlager (Clarence) and Nick Audino (Clarence).
Lancaster hockey beats Joe’s
Junior Brandon Voight of Lancaster scored the game-winner in the first five minutes of the third period as Lancaster handed St. Joe’s its first loss, 2-1, in a Federation game at Northtowns.
Voight also assisted on his team’s first goal by Shawn Cross. The Redskins moved to 1-2 while the Marauders fell to 6-1.
Sweet Home gave up a goal with 6 seconds left in double overtime and lost, 2-1, to Geneseo in the finals of the 30th Batavia Invitational Hockey Tournament at Falleti Ice Arena.
Sweet Home took a 1-0 lead in the second period on an unassisted goal by freshman Sean Doyle, his first of the season. Geneseo tied it two minutes later. Goalie Zach Farkas had 34 saves for the Panthers (3-3). Kevin Torrillo, Andy Czyz and Matt Gademske of Sweet Home were selected to the All-Tournament team.
Nichols girls hockey wins 4
Nichols won four games in two days to defend its title in the Deerfield (Mass.) Invitational. On Saturday, the Vikings (7-1) defeated Rothesay Netherwood School of Nova Scotia, 4-1, and Vermont Academy, 2-1.
On Friday they beat Deerfield Academy, 2-1, and Stanstead College (Que.), 4-0. Goalie Madison Welch gave up just three goals in four games. She had 36 saves in the final against RNS. Bridget Prentiss scored the game-winner. Abby Welch had a goal and an assist against Vermont.