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High School Extra (Dec. 2): A sister act for OP/F/LS girls hockey

The Orchard Park/Frontier/Lake Shore girls hockey team allowed a goal in its game against Msgr. Martin on Thursday. That’s a new feeling for the team, as it was the first goal it has allowed in three games this season.

Winning, however, is nothing new. The OP/F/LS team earned a 5-1 victory to go 3-0 for the season.

“It was one of the best girls hockey games I’ve seen,” coach Bob Klimowicz said. “Both teams were equal. We played a strong game and forechecked well.”

Emily and Mary Kromer are sisters and linemates. Each had a goal and an assist in Thursday’s win.

“They’ve got a lot of speed,” Klimowicz said. “They play really well together.”

Jessica Peters also had a goal and an assist for OP/F/LS. Defensive player Brooke Becker chipped in with her fourth goal of the season.

MST Seneca sprints to win

For three quarters, MST Seneca and Middle Early College played a good high school basketball game. In the fourth quarter, the contest turned into something of a track meet.

“We were able to beat the press and get some lay-ups,” Seneca coach Scott Kirsch said.

The teams combined for 52 points in the final quarter. Seneca scored 29 of them to Middle Early’s 23, and that was the difference in a 68-63 win on the opening night for the two teams.

Guard Earl Howard had 23 points to lead Seneca, with 10 of them coming in the fourth quarter.

“He did really well last year as a freshman, and he had a really good summer,” Kirsch said. “He started realizing in the summer how good he is. He’s a decent-sized kid, and with his body as a sophomore he can dictate his will while playing”

Howard was helped by Dominic Prince, who had 20 points.

“He had 12 in the fourth quarter,” Kirsch said. “He’s my workhorse guy. At both ends of the floor, he works his tail off. He gives everything he’s got. He’s not pretty out there but he finishes.”

Elsewhere, Iroquois downed Alden, 65-39, in the Greg Martin Tournament. Jack Edwards led the Chiefs with 15 points.

A title for Depew

In girls basketball, Depew won its third straight tournament. The Wildcats defeated West Seneca West, 54-30.

Aviance Clark finished with 22 points, including four three-pointers, to lead Depew. She was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Tess Borgosz had 16 points. Brianna Dotterweich had eight points.

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