North Tonawanda outlasts Niagara Falls
Scoring points off its defense and settling the pace of the game helped North Tonawanda to a 69-63 overtime win over Niagara Falls in an NFL boys basketball matchup.
The Lumberjacks went on a 10-2 run in the extra period to secure the win and move to 8-0 in league play.
“The hardest working teams are always the last to surrender,” NT coach Ryan Mountain said. “We were hoping they couldn’t come at us with havoc defense for four quarters. The game started to slow down for us and we were able to make a couple of good decisions with the basketball and execute better down the stretch in the fourth quarter and OT.”
Chris Woodard scored 22 points with 12 rebounds and five steals while Colby Moultrie had 18 points for NT. For a postgame video, go to Buffalonews.com.
Panebianco leads Jamestown
With an outburst of offense in the third quarter, Zack Panebianco led Jamestown to a 68-58 win over Amherst in nonleague boys basketball.
Panebianco scored 18 of his game-high 33 points in the third quarter, including four three-pointers in a two-minute span.
“He had a tough first half, but to his credit he came out in the third quarter and didn’t have any hesitation,” Jamestown coach Ben Drake said. “He came out with a killer instinct and when he does that, especially at home, it ignites the team and the crowd.”
Stephen Carlson scored 14 with 10 rebounds for Jamestown (10-2).
TC Brown led Amherst with 20 points.
Clough nets 1,000th point
Nicholas Clough notched his 1,000th career point for Williamsville East but the Flames suffered a 65-51 setback to rival Williamsville South.
Sam Castronova had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Billies (13-1, 9-0 ECIC II).
Clough scored 25 points and hit five three-pointers.
Kenmore, Williamsville post shutouts
A pair of shutouts ended the regular season in Western New York Girls Federation Hockey. Lauren Pray backstopped Kenmore to a 3-0 win over West Seneca/Hamburg while Jenna Lukomski made 14 saves for Williamsville in a 6-0 win over Amherst/Sweet Home.
Kenmore and Williamsville earned byes into the Section VI semifinals.
Thursday’s sectional quarterfinal matchups at the Northtown Center will be: Orchard Park/Frontier vs. West Seneca/Hamburg (4 p.m.) and Lancaster/Iroquois vs. Amherst/Sweet Home (5:30 p.m.).