Williamsville icers win
Jenna Lukomski made 17 saves for the shutout in backstopping a 2-0 win for Williamsville over Frontier/Orchard Park in the Western New York Girls Ice Hockey Federation play at the Northtown Center at Amherst. Holly Schmelzer’s goal turned out to be the game-winner for Williamsville.
Taylor Story scored both goals and Lauren Pray made nine saves in recording the shutout for Kenmore in a 2-0 victory over Lancaster/Iroquois in a Federation game at the East Aurora rink.
I-Prep wins 10th
International Prep at Grover Cleveland started the boys basketball season slowly, losing its first two games. Since losses to Lockport and St. Joe’s the Presidents have been on a roll and taken the lead in Yale Cup II.
Xavier Maye scored 29 points and took down 10 rebounds to lead I-Prep to its 10th straight win, 67-50, over MST Seneca on Wednesday. Davon Gant supported Maye’s effort with 15 points and 14 rebounds.
I-Prep has rattled off seven straight Yale Cup victories, all but one by double-digits. The Presidents are 10-2 overall.
In other Yale Cup I games, Michael Simpson scored 23 points and had 18 rebounds, six assists and four blocks to lead Emerson over Buffalo Arts, 75-61.
City Honors topped Lafayette 90-76, as Matt Cieslik (27 points) and Ryan Langhorne (23) led the way. Jordan Summers had 14 points and nine steals for the Centaurs.
Sacred Heart on top
In Monsignor Martin Association girls basketball, Sacred Heart, the No.2 ranked large school in Western New York, remained unbeaten in league play with a 52-30 triumph over St. Mary’s of Lancaster. The Sharks built a 27-11 halftime lead. Kathleen Ryan had 24 points in the victory. Julia Blujust had five assists and Sarah Young pulled down 10 rebounds as Sacred Heart improved to 12-2 overall and 6-0 in Monsignor Martin games to keep pace with unbeaten Cardinal O’Hara, the No. 1 large school in Western New York.
No replay for Raiders, Canisius
State Class AA football champion Jamestown and state Catholic champion Canisius will not play each other next season, according to an email sent to the Buffalo News.
Jamestown declined the offer to meet for the second season in a row because it gets hit hard by graduation.
It made sense for the two to meet last season, the first time the Section VI Class AA and Monsignor Martin champion met in a game since 1998. Both had talent-filled rosters with championship experience. Both wanted to win state titles so they figured the best way to do that was to play each other.
More than 6,000 attended the game at Strider Field in which Canisius won 27-14, an outcome that wasn’t secure until the final couple minutes of the game.