Mike Ester celebrated his first game as the new boys basketball coach at Tapestry Charter with a 71-55 victory over Nichols. Dorian Plummer led the Thunder Hawks with 20 points. Tarik Eubanks had 17 and Mike Towns 14 in the victory.
Tapestry led only 20-17 after the opening quarter but took charge in the second, 21-10.
"We put on our half-court press and got a few steals and they had one of their best players injured," Ester said. "I'm happy with the play considering it was our first game."
Tapestry will play at Wilson on Thursday in its next game.
Eden girls edge Hutch-Tech in OT
Sophomore Camryn Klawon stole the ball at midcourt with 10 seconds left in overtime and was fouled. She made one of her two free throws to give Eden a 44-43 win at Hutch-Tech in their nonleague girls basketball game Tuesday night. The winning point was Klawon's only point in the game. After she scored, sophomore Rachel Wach attempted a last shot for the Hutch, but it was blocked at the final buzzer. Brooke Woodard led the Raiders with 15 points. Smith had 16 for Hutch.
Eden started two eighth-graders and a freshman and has only three players on the roster older than sophomore year.
CASH wins with three goals in the third
Clarence/Amherst/Sweet Home (CASH) scored three goals in the third period to edge Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew (LID), 5-4, in Western New York Girls Hockey Varsity Federation play at the Holiday Rinks.
Renee Lauer, a senior at Sweet Home, scored twice for CASH (2-0) but a winless LID (0-3) team made it a struggle all the way. The teams were tied at 2-all after two periods.
Lilli Adimey, Madison Leeper and Madison Achtyl had the other goals for the winners, Leeper and Achtyl are eighth-graders at Clarence Middle School. Casey Adimey assisted on two of the goals for the winners.
Morganne Dee, Morgan Zaccarine, Jillian Blas and Jersey Phillips scored for LID, whose goalie Sophia Will had 31 saves. Senior Gina Denisco had seven saves for CASH.
West Seneca/Hamburg/Eden met Kenmore/Grand Island in a later game Tuesday at Lincoln Ice Arena in the Town of Tonawanda.
Adrianna Harmon made 34 saves for Hamburg/Eden/West Seneca and barely was able to hold off Kenmore/Grand Island in the third period for a 3-2 victory at Lincoln Rink in the Town of Tonawanda. Emma O'Neil scored twice as HEWS built a 3-0 lead after two periods. Carleigh Sutfin scored unassisted for the other goal.
Kenmore/GI rallied on third period goals by Kaylynn Savoy and Nina Stockman. Ellie Simmons made 17 saves for Kenmore/GI.