Ken West earns win
The entire game, Kenmore West couldn’t pull away. Sweet Home kept hanging around until finally time ran out and the Blue Devils came away with a 56-55 boys basketball win in the first game of the Kenmore Tournament.
The final three minutes of the game vacillated between a one- and three-point lead for Ken West. Jordan Heine had a 15-foot runner go off the glass in the final seconds for Sweet Home. The Bulldogs secured the rebound and the win.
“If this happened two weeks ago we would have lost and imploded,” Ken West coach Mike Meetze said. “We’ve learned from our losses. We make a bad play on offense, we get back to play defense. Even though we made some bad decisions, they stayed calm and worked together.”
Trent White had 13 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks while Terrell Ford had 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists for Ken West.
Heine finished with a game-high 18 for Sweet Home.
Nardin wins in 2 OTs
Better defense and strong play late in the game led Nardin to a 52-45 double overtime win over Mount St. Mary in the Art Dobson Memorial Tournament. The Gators went on a 7-0 run in the second extra session to secure the win and improve to 4-2.
Leah Bellitto had 22 points and hit key foul shots down the stretch.
“This was a big win for us because we fell behind but kept our poise,” coach Jack Coppola said. “We made the plays at the end when we had to. It was good for them to see what they have to do to come back and that was tighten up our defense and that made a difference.”
Maycock record watch
Mckenna Maycock is just 31 points away from becoming the all-time leading scorer in Western New York girls’ basketball history. With a big game, she could reach the mark Saturday.
Maycock and her Randolph team play at 11 a.m. against Bradford (Pa.) in the first round of the IAABO Classic in the Reilly Center at St. Bonaventure University.
She has 2,496 career points, shy of the mark set in 2012 by Crystle Marion (2,527) at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf.
Maycock’s visit to the Reilly Center will give a preview of next season. The guard signed a national letter of intent to play for the Bonnies in 2015-16.