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Homeroom Announcements: Tuesday's big games & more

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 Tuesday

1. Girls basketball - Amherst at Lockport, 6:30 p.m.

No. 6 Amherst (2-2) heads to No. 10 Lockport (3-1) in a nonleague battle of large schools.

The Tigers have division wins over Iroquois and Willimasville East with their losses coming to Lake Shore and Williamsville South, the No. 2 and 3 large schools, respectively, in the latest News polls. Niagara-bound senior Claire Wanzer, an All-WNY third teamer last year, leads the team averaging 16 points per game. Sophomore Emma Stelley averages 10.3.

The Lions have rattled off three wins since an opening loss to No. 1 small school East Aurora. Senior Kathryn Krchniak averages 13 ppg, while classmates Miracle Douglass and Carissa DiTullio each average 6.5.

2. Boys basketball - Olean at Chautauqua Lake, 7:30 p.m.

No. 6 small school Chautauqua Lake (5-0) puts its undefeated record on the line in a CCAA I matchup against honorable mention large school Olean (4-1), last year's Class B state champ.

The closest game for the Thunderbirds this year was a 59-57 win over No. 8 small school Ellicottville last week. They've won every other game by at least 20. Junior Devin Pope's among the top scorers in Western New York, averaging 27.6 ppg. Classmate Aaron Swan averages 11.6.

Olean, which bumped up to Class A-2 this season, has an impressive 21-point win over No. 2 small school East Aurora on its resume. Its lone loss came at A-2 foe Maryvale two weeks ago, 59-54. The trio of senior Monty Shoemaker (17.4 ppg), sophomore Mike Schmidt (12.2 ppg) and senior Tristen Snyder (11.4 ppg) lead the Huskies offensively.

3. Girls hockey - Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence vs. Orchard Park/Frontier/Lake Shore, 4 p.m.

Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence (4-3), the highest-scoring team in the Federation, and Orchard Park/Frontier/Lake Shore (5-2), the team with the least goals scored against it, meet at Northtown Center in one of three girls hockey games on today's schedule.

FLOP is coming off a 3-2 loss last night to first-place Williamsville. Despite the loss, they've still only allowed eight goals this season and are the only team to yield less than 10. Megan Roche scored her fourth goal of the season yesterday and has a team-high 12 points. Brooke Becker recorded her sixth assist and 10th point of the season on Roche's goal.

CASH, with 39 goals for on the season, is known for its offensive firepower. Julia Mings leads the Fed with 14 goals and 20 points, while Emma Faso is first with 10 assists and second to Mings in points with 18.

4. Girls basketball - Allegany-Limestone at Frewsburg, 8 p.m.

No. 8 small school Frewsburg (3-2) takes its two-game winning streak into this nonleaguer. Sophomore Gabby Iuculano averages a team-high 18.8 ppg, while seniors Kaitlyn Blanchard and Olivia Lynn (11 rpg) average 16.2 and 11.6, respectively.

Despite an 0-3 start, Allegany-Limestone still received some votes and was honorable mention in this week's small schools poll. Fourth-year junior Morgan Davis is averaging a double-double with 15.7 points and 10.7 rebounds through those three losses. Classmate Brooke Giardini is averaging 15 ppg.

5. Boys basketball - Kenmore West at Grand Island, 6:30 p.m.

Honorable mention large school Kenmore West (2-3, 2-1) heads to Grand Island (6-1, 2-0) for a Niagara Frontier League showdown.

Both of Kenmore West's wins have come against NFL foes Lockport and Lew-Port. All three of its losses have come to top 10 large schools: No. 5 St. Francis, No. 6 McKinley and No. 7 Niagara Falls. Seniors Tyler Aquilina and Tal James have been the offensive leaders for the Blue Devils.

The Vikings, whose lone loss came to Depew by two points, beat Niagara-Wheatfield and CSAT in NFL play so far. Sophomore Cam Sionko and senior Mario Wright head a balanced offensive attack for Grand Island.

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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Monday's roundup

Western New York wrestling rankings (Dec. 20)

Western New York boys swimming leaders (Dec. 20)

High school scores & schedules (Dec. 20)

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After school

- As always, we'll monitor today's action in our #PrepTalkLive post

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