The Newfane girls basketball team switched from a full-court zone pressure in the first half to a man-based press, which forced a lot of Grand Island turnovers and led to a 49-42 nonleague win. The Panthers were up at half, 18-16.
Paige Emborksy had a game-high 25 points, nine from beyond the arc. Emborsky and Emily Foltz combined for all 15 of Newfane’s fourth-quarter points. They went 6-8 from the line.
Newfane hosts perennial Niagara-Orleans League power Wilson on Monday. The Panthers haven’t beat the Lakewomen in a decade.
Eagles clip Cardinals
Three players scored in double figures for the Ellicottville boys basketball team in its 52-43 nonleague win over visiting Randolph. Seniors Elliot Bowen (16 points), Griffin Chudy (16) and Austin Grinols (14) paced the Eagles, who had a 28-22 lead at halftime. Isaac Wakefield scored 14 and Tyler Hind 13 for Randolph, which lost in the Section VI Class C final last season.
Elsewhere, Roy-Hart beat East Aurora, 45-37, in the Cataract Classic at Niagara Falls. Jacob Bruning had 18 points (three threes), 11 rebounds and five steals to lead the Rams.
Former Buffalo News Player of the Year Jason Rowe is off to a winning start as head coach of Bishop Timon-St. Jude. The Tigers defeated Notre Dame College School of Ontario, 80-72, at Timon.
Master Radford had a monster game for the winners, pouring in a game-high 34 points to go with 20 rebounds. St. Francis transfer Julian Cunningham added 16 points, five assists and five rebounds in his Timon debut, while Tahron Goudelock finished with 21 points and three assists.
"It feels great, the team played hard," Rowe said.
St. Francis used 19-12 first and third quarters to pull out a 77-70 victory over Holy Trinity (L.I.) of Hicksville in the first of two games at St. Joe’s.
Bo Sireika had a game-high 26 points for the Red Raiders and added eight rebounds and five steals. Junior Lucas Theisen scored 16 and grabbed 11 rebounds.
The host Marauders blew out St. John the Baptist of West Islip in the nightcap, 75-49.
Senior Jack Capen scored a game-high 27 points and Kevin Durkin had 14. Both had two three-pointers.
Sweet Home on scoring tear
The Sweet Home boys hockey team moved to 3-0 on the season with a 5-0 shutout over Lew-Port at the Northtown Center.
Kyle Newdorf had two goals and an assist. Joe Torrillo piled up three assists.
With 9-1 and 11-0 wins over Amherst and Niagara Falls, respectively, the Panthers have outscored their opponents 25-1 this season.
Vikings end long drought
The Grand Island wrestling team defeated Niagara Wheatfield for the first time in 37 years with a 47-27 win against the Falcons Wednesday.