Burgard-Bennett in final
It will be Burgard versus Bennett Tuesday night in the championship game of the ninth annual Bennett Invitational.
The Bulldogs trailed after three quarters but outscored International Prep/Grover, 28-17, in the final quarter for a 71-64 victory.
Burgard was led by football standouts Isaiah Jamison (23 points), Cordell Cain (18) and Donta Jones (14).
“I think we were just in better condition,” said Burgard coach Willie “Hutch” Jones of the Bulldogs’ fourth-quarter dominance.
Davon Gant was high scorer for I-Prep with 22 points.
Bennett had an easier time, defeating City Honors, 51-25, outscoring the Centaurs, 19-4, in the second quarter.
“With our speed, we really took it to them in the second quarter,” said Bennett coach Randy Rakowski.
Eleven players scored in the Tigers’ victory, led by junior guard Robert Maldonato with 10 points. Jordan Devers had nine and Derrick Bishop six in the victory.
Freshman Daniel Scott scored 43 points and sophomore Patrick Ranallo added 32 as Christian Central (4-1) outgunned Emerson, 96-90, in overtime. Ranallo had 10 rebounds in the victory and Devon Rogers 8 boards. Emerson star Jason Dowell, a junior, had 35 points before fouling out near the end of regulation.
N-W icers get first win
Niagara Wheatfield broke into the win column in the Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation on Monday with a 4-2 victory over Lancaster at HarborCenter.
Garrett Downie, Chace Woods and Kasey Haseley scored first-period goals for the Falcons and Nick Peters added an empty-net tally. N-W had lost its first two league games to St. Joe’s and Orchard Park. It was the second straight loss in league play for Lancaster (0-2).
Frontier girls win bowling
Frontier’s girls shot 2,768 and led wire to wire and finished 44 pins in front of second-place Tonawanda to win the Maryvale Kick-Off Tournament. Tonawanda jumped from fourth to second with a 962 third game. Brianna Mieth of Lancaster led all bowlers with a 642 series. Tonawanda’s Dayna Daugherty was next with 625, Madison Rogacki of Maryvale had a 255 high single.