Lake Shore senior Jonathan Park scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the Eagles to a 64-51 boys basketball win against Lackawanna on Thursday in the Hamburg Lions Tournament hosted by Frontier.
The Steelers closed the half on an 8-0 run to take a 27-25 lead, but Lake Shore starting the third quarter on an 11-2 run and never looked back.
Ajay Cybulski added 17 points for winners. Noah Grabar (17) was the high scorer for Lackawanna. which lost to Health Sciences in the Class B-2 final last season.
Lake Shore plays in the final on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. against host Frontier, which won a 35-28 defensive battle against Hamburg.
Kyle Ebert scored 13 points for the Falcons, which led 19-13 at. Jacob Genzel had eight points for Hamburg.
In the Greg Martin Tournament, host Iroquois outscored Kenmore East in the fourth quarter, 20-6, for a 50-40 victory.
Five players had at least seven points for the winners. Martin Fredia and Andrew Hettzendorfer scored 10 each. East’s D’anzo Young had 16.
The Chiefs play Saturday at 12:30 against Sweet Home, which beat Alden, 72-58.
“They’re a veteran team with good guard play and a couple good bigs,” Iroquois coach Todd Kleitz said. “Should be a good test for us.”
Big quarter sparks OP
A 22-point second quarter propelled the Orchard Park girls basketball team to a 63-29 win at Nardin. The score was 9-6 after one and 31-13 at half.
Quakers senior Sam Fischer scored a game-high 17 points and also had eight rebounds and two assists. Classmate Danielle Hore added nine points. Nardin was led by Lindsay Karas’ 11 points.
Comeback for MMHSAA
Trailing, 3-2, at the end of the second period, the combined Monsignor Martin Association (2-0) girls hockey team scored two goals in the last 3:35 to pull out a 4-3 win over Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park (2-1) at North Buffalo Rink.
Gracee Donovan scored the tying goal, while Kayla Blas netted her second of the game 1:38 to go. Izzy Friedman scored the other goal for MMHSAA, and goalie Isabella Battaglia made 26 saves in the win.
FLOP’s goals came from Gabby Demeo, Taylor Gehen and Emily Kromer. Tori Cottrell saved 19 shots.
Elsewhere, Holly Schmelzer scored twice in a 4-2 Williamsville win over Kenmore/Grand Island at the Northtown Center. Amanda Gaffney and Rachel Juneau also scored for Williamsville.
Jenna Lukomski made 23 saves. Kaylynn Savoy and McKenna Home scored for Ken/GI. Ellie Simmons had 38 saves.