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High School Extra: Jan. 5, 2016

Flick’s goal wins for Frontier

Senior Tyler Flick scored off a rebounded shot with two minutes left in overtime to give Frontier a 2-1 victory over cross-town rival Hamburg Monday night in a Western New York Federation boys hockey game at Hamburg Town Rink.

The winning goal came after a turnover in the Hamburg end.

The Falcons tied with game with 4:22 left in the third period on a goal by Logan Warner.

Ryan Kaska had 31 saves in goal for Frontier.

Sharks win league opener

Sacred Heart (6-2) ranked second behind Cardinal O’Hara in the Buffalo News Large School Poll for girls basketball opened its Monsignor Martin Association schedule with a surprisingly easy 71-40 victory over visiting Park School.

The Sharks took charge early, taking a 19-3 lead after the opening quarter.

“Our defense played really well in the first quarter,” said Sacred Heart coach Debbie Laux. “We had Kathleen and Micaela Ryan out front in our 1-2-2 zone and they created a lot of turnovers with their height.”

Kathleen Ryan led the victory with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Micaela Ryan had 10 points. Point guard Danielle Hore had 10 points and 12 assists. Sarah Young scored 12 points and had nine boards.

“We’re starting to jell,” Laux said. “Danielle Hore has played well the last couple of games. She’s seeing the floor and running the offense well. Shootingwise, Kathlen Ryan is taking some great shots. Her percentage is pretty high. She’s shooting over .500 percent.”

Seychelle Mikofsky had 19 points and Precious Adamson 12 for the losing Pioneers.

Coming up for Sacred Heart are nonleague tests against Mercy of Rochester on Thursday and Williamsville South on Monday before the return to Monsignor Martin action.

Mount St. Mary wins in OT

Freshman Grace O’Brien sent the game into overtime with two free throws at the end of regulation and Mount St. Mary went on to a 56-52 triumph over Mount Mercy in Monsignor Martin girls basketball.

Kelly Burns had 22 points for the Thunder. O’Brien’s clutch free throws were her only points of the game. Meighan Murphy chipped in with 13 points for the winners.

Mallory Ashe led Mount Mercy with 14 points.

The visiting Magic led, 26-18, at halftime. Mount St. Mary cut the margin to 32-28 after three quarters.

Fredonia wins 7th straight

Fredonia, ranked eighth in the boys basketball small schools poll, built a 52-30 lead over rival Dunkirk after three quarters then had to withstand a three-point shooting barrage by the Marauders for a 63-53 win in a CCAA I matchup. Dunkirk outscored the Hillbillies, 23-11, in the final period.

“They came out and hit four threes,” said Fredonia coach Greg Lauer.

The win was the seventh in a row for Fredonia which started the season 1-2. Next is a league showdown at Olean on Thursday night against the No. 1 ranked Huskies, who are also ranked No. 1 in the state.

“It’s a good challenge for us,” said Lauer.

Patrick Moore led Fredonia’s victory with 16 points. Eric Swoyer had 13 points, while Michael Joe Pucci (12) and Jarod Burmaster (11) also hit double-figures.

Chad Butts (15 points) and Tyreek Buchanan-Ruiz (11 points) each hit three three-point shots for Dunkirk.

Monty Shoemaker scored 19 points, including five threes, and was one of four Olean players in double-figures in a 70-31 rout of Falconer.

It was the seventh win without a loss for the Huskies. Falconer is winless in four CCAA 1 games.

Spartans-Tigers meet

A girls nonleague basketball game Tuesday night at Williamsville North will feature two teams ranked in the top ten of The Buffalo News Large Schools Poll and two of the best players in Western New York. The host Spartans (8-0), ranked No. 3, will take on No. 10 Amherst (5-1). North senior Ericka Taplin has scored 20 or more points in six of her team’s games so far this season. Junior Claire Wanzer of the Tigers has 127 points and a 21.7 average so far. Amherst’s lone loss was to East Aurora in ECIC III.

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