O’Hara’s Zeigler goes over 1,000
Anndea Zeigler of Cardinal O’Hara went over the 1,000-point mark for her varsity career, scoring 19 in the No. 1 ranked Hawks’ 67-24 victory over Niagara Catholic in a Monsignor Martin Association girls basketball game Wednesday night.
The junior guard went into the game needing 11 points to reach the 1,000 plateau. She reached it with a first quarter when she had 12 points. Zeigler’s point total included 364 she scored as a seventh- and eighth-grader for Buffalo Arts.
The O’Hara career record is 1,617 points by Leah McDonald, who graduated in 2013.
All 12 O’Hara players in Wednesday’s game scored in the victory, the fifth in a row for the Hawks (13-1, 5-0) since their loss to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic of Cranberry Township, Pa., which was the No. 1 ranked Class A team in Western Pennsylvania and undefeated before a loss to No. 2 Vincentian on Monday night.
“Anndea is a very skilled player,” said O’Hara assistant coach Dan McDermott. “She handles the ball well, hits from the outside and can flash to the basket. She’s a very well-rounded player.”
Elsewhere, Burgard’s Jaylin MacAdory, a senior, had a triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 11 steals in a 44-38 victory over Bennett in Canisius Cup play among Buffalo Public Schools girls basketball teams. … Olivia Schmidt of Holland scored 19 points in a 54-34 ECIC IV win over Alden. Schmidt needs 44 points to reach 2,000 for her career.
McKinley escapes in OT
No. 3 ranked large school McKinley needed to go to overtime to keep its perfect record in Yale Cup boys basketball play with a 79-71 victory over No. 5 ranked small school Middle Early College. A 27-point output by senior Shaquan Jones led the Macks to their 12th victory overall, 7-0 in Cup play. Joseph Staton had 21 points and Fred Foster 20 for the Kats, who suffered their first loss in Yale Cup play.
McKinley needed to rally in the fourth quarter after trailing 53-50 at the third-quarter mark.
Besides his scoring, Jones had 13 rebounds and five steals for McKinley while teammate Avius Outlaw had 18 points, nine rebounds and five steals.
Eighth-grader leads Kenmore/GI
Kenmore, the defending Section VI Girls Ice Hockey Federation champion, is having a middling season. Wednesday, though, coach Jeff Orlowski’s team, now combined with Grand Island, defeated Lancaster/Iroquois, 5-1, at Holiday Twin Rinks to even its league record at 4-4-2.
Abigail Blair, an eighth-grader from Grand Island, scored twice for the winners. Seniors Emily King, Taylor Story and Lina Mirabella had the other goals for the winners.
Junior Andrea Colon, a converted field hockey goalie who is learning the position as a first-year player, made 11 saves for Kenmore/Grand Island.