Falcons look healthy again
Health Sciences Charter School arrived on the local boys basketball scene last season as a team to be reckoned with. Coach Tyree Parker's Falcons posted an 18-4 record and they look like they will be just as tough to be this season.
Health Sciences outscored Cleveland Hill, 43-27, in the second half and went on to an 80-51 triumph over the Golden Eagles Wednesday night in the Lancaster Tipoff Tournament.
"We have the same team back. We only graduated one starter and we have five guys who moved up from the JV team," Parker said.
Junior guard Tyron Lott led the Falcons to their second victory of the season with 22 points, eight assists and 10 rebounds. Wize Threat had 17 points, while 6-foot-6 Davonte Gaines had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore Kameron Briggs added seven.
"That’s our big four right there," Parker said.
The Falcons will face host Dunkirk in the championship game on Friday. Dunkirk edged host Lancaster, 75-73 in Wednesday's other game.
Nichols girls win hockey opener
Nichols opened its girls ice hockey season Wednesday with a 3--0 victory over Havergal College in Toronto. With only three seniors on the roster, the Vikings count heavily on underclassmen this season. Sophomore Katelyn Knott scored twice and freshman Alexa Carlon had a single tally. Junior goalie Jada Brenon was credited with 15 saves in the shutout.
The Vikings have a busy weekend in store with four North American Prep Hockey Association games in the Toronto area over three days.
Nardin wins opener
Nardin opened its basketball season with a 53-26 triumph over Archbishop Walsh of Olean. Senior Alexandra HNartnett had 12 points and sophomore Judy Spira 11 for the Gators, Kieghrae Hund led Walsh with 15.