Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports.
What to watch for Monday
1. Boys basketball - Amherst vs. Williamsville South, 7:30 p.m. at Daemen
With Amherst moving up from ECIC III to ECIC II, Western New York basketball fans get a double dose of "The Battle of Main Street" this season.
The Tigers sit at 3-0 with wins over East, Lancaster and Iroquois. Seniors Da'Shawn Hines (15 points per game) and Marcellus Cooper (13.3 ppg) have led the way so far for Amherst, which lost to the Billies in the Class A final at Buffalo State last season.
South is 2-0 with convincing wins over village rivals Williamsville North and Williamsville East. Returning first team All-WNYer Greg Dolan piled up 28 points, seven rebounds, six assists and six steals against the Spartans and 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists against the Flames.
2. Girls basketball - Amherst vs. Williamsville South, 6 p.m. at Daemen
The first game of a doubleheader at Daemen College features the lady Tigers and Billies.
The Billies sit at 1-2 with a division win over Williamsville East and losses over tough Cardinal O'Hara and Section V Pittsford Mendon teams. Eighth-grader Amari DeBerry has been impressive averaging 19.5 points and nine rebounds against WNY competition. Senior Zaria McCullough's averaged 14.5 ppg in those two games.
The Tigers are 1-1 with a season-opening loss to Lake Shore and a division win over Iroquois. Niagara commit Claire Wanzer's averaging 15 ppg, while Emma Stelley's averaging 10. Amherst beat South, 60-56, the last time these teams met in the 2013-14 season.
3. Boys hockey - Clarence vs. Hamburg, 8:30 p.m.
Clarence (2-0) and Hamburg (1-0-0-1) battle for first place in Division 2 at HarborCenter tonight.
The Red Devils have 4-2 and 3-1 wins over Bishop Timon-St. Jude and Frontier, respectively. David Cosentino's the early points leader with three goals and an assist on the season.
The Bulldogs lost to Timon, 4-3, in overtime and shut out Kenmore East, 5-0. Jason Delmont (two goals, two assists) and Jacob Hangen (goal, three assists) each have four points through two games. Three-year starting goalie Griffin Coppola recorded his first career shutout against East.
4. Girls hockey - Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence vs. Monsignor Martin, 4:30 p.m.
Third-place Monsignor Martin (3-1-1) and fourth-place Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence (3-2) match up at the open-air rink at Riverworks in the lone girls hockey game Monday.
After a 1-1 tie against first-place Williamsville (4-0-1) on Thursday, Kaitlin Drew-Mead scored four times in a 5-0 win over West Seneca/Hamburg/Eden on Friday.
CASH lost to second-place Orchard Park/Frontier/Lake Shore (4-1) on Thursday, 5-1, to snap a three-game win streak. Julia Mings (12 goals, 4 assists) and Emma Faso (five goals, eight assists) are the top scorers in the Federation.
5. Girls basketball - Nardin vs. Sacred Heart, 6 p.m. at Villa Maria
In Monsignor Martin Association action, Nardin and Sacred Heart are both 2-0 to start the season and meet at Villa Maria.
Sacred Heart junior Micaela Ryan has had a hot start to the season with a pair of 18-point outings against Tapestry and Mount St. Mary. Sophomore Jennifer Grimm added 16 against Tapestry. Freshman Siobhan Ryan scored 11 against MSM.
Abigail Adams scored 20 points for the Gators in a win over Nichols, while Alexandra Hartnett scored 12 in their other win over Walsh.
Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.
#PrepTalkLive updates: While we follow ALL the high school action via our Prep Talk team, we encourage YOU to also tweet updates from the games you are attending with the hashtag #PrepTalkLive attached.
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