Lois Garlow of Mount St. Mary is one of the hottest scorers so far in the Western New York girls basketball season.
A junior for the Thunder, Garlow scored 34 points Wednesday night in an 80-57 victory over Nichols on top of the 29 she scored against Cheektowaga on Monday and the 22 she put on Iroquois last week.
Garlow, who is also a lacrosse standout, transferred from Park City, Utah High. In addition to her scoring she had eight assists in six steals for coach Fran Snyder's Thunder.
Imani Dockery led Nichols with 23 points.
Lumberjacks win easily in TNT game
Led by senior Trevor Book and the rest of its senior core, North Tonawanda started its season in resounding fashion, 92-24, over TNT rival Tonawanda.
Book had 23 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to lead the Lumberjacks.
"When your best player is your hardest worker, you're going to have a pretty good team," said NT coach Ryan Mountain, speaking of Book.
"Our two other seniors, Sean Ferry and Ryan McNeill, also played extremely hard. They didn't score as much but they filled up the stat sheet in other ways."
McNeill had six rebounds and five assists. Ferry hit a couple of three-pointers in his eight points.
"We had 21 assists as a team. That's what we're most proud of."
Sweet Home built a 10-point halftime lead on the way to a 55-50 nonleague victory at Jamestown. Evan John had 15 points and Stephen Trueheart 11 to led the Panthers to their third straight win of the season. It was the opening game for Jamestown.
O'Hara needs rally to win Pastor-Cooper game
Cardinal O'Hara, which hasn't lost a girls basketball game to a Western New York opponent since 2013, had to rally in the fourth quarter for a 63-57 triumph over Amherst in the third game of the in the Pastor-Cooper Memorial tripleheader Wednesday night at Daemen College's Lumsden Gym.
The Hawks trailed 32-20 at halftime and 47-43 after three quarters.
O'Hara got the spark when it needed it most from Mia McCarthy, Angel Parker and Aaliya Parker. McCarthy had 15 points while Angela Parker had 13. Aaliya Parker chipped in with nine points.
Emma Klein (14), Morgan Halt (10), Ella Wanzer (10) and Emma Stelley (10) led Amherst. All four are underclassmen. Wanzer is a freshman.
Wilson pitched a shutout in the first quarter and went on to a 54-32 victory over Buffalo Arts in the opening game . Emily Kelly led Wilson with 14 points, eight rebounds and six steals while Skyler Munnikhuysen had 11 points, six rebounds and six steals.
The Lakewomen had a 12-0 advantage after the opening period.
"We came out pretty strong defensively," said Wilson coach Brian Baker. "We got some turnovers and were were able to turn them into some quick baskets and we were able to rebound pretty well. Kelly and Munnikhuysen each had three steals in the first quarter. They really got our defense going."
Destiny Barber led Arts with 11 points.
Gabrielle McDuffie scored 18 points to lead Olmsted over Tapestry Charter, 45-38, in the second game. Jayda Smith had 20 points for Tapestry.
Kenmore East girls rally for win
Kenmore East rallied from a seven-point deficit after three quarters to deliver a 60-55 victory over St. Mary's of Lancaster. It was the Bulldogs' third victory in four starts under new head coach Les Simon.
Simon took over for Jack Blanch this season after the Bulldogs had gone 19-2 overall and 14-0 in Niagara Frontier League play in 2016-17.
"I inherited a very talented team with a great system in place that was schooled very well," Simon said. "One-hundred percent of the credit goes to coach Blanch and the girls."
Serena Sordetto led Kenmore East with 20 points, giving her 908 for her career. Lexi Lagatutta had 18 points and Carianne McCarthy 13 for the winners.
"We were trailing all the way until there was two minutes left. That's when Sordetto and McCarthy showed heart in the face of adversity," Simon said.
Kenmore East will play at rival Kenmore West on Friday.