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High School Extra: Kenmore West gets first hockey win

Michael Barker and Tim Buyea each had a goal and an assist in Kenmore West's first victory in WNY Federation Division 2 boys hockey, a 4-3 triumph over Hamburg at HarborCenter. Ethan Yotter had three assists for the winners (1-3-0).

The Blue Devils built a 3-0 leads on goals by Barker, Tim Seyfang and Cameron Crosier before Michael DeSpirts scored twice for Hamburg. Buyea's goal at 3:06 of the third turned out to be the winner.

Noah Machlkowski's goal in overtime gave Lancaster a 1-0 victory over Canisius. Zachary Foley and Jacob Jakson assisted on the goal.

Monsignor Martin ties for first

The Monsignor Martin team moved into a first-place tie with Williamsville in the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation with a 6-2 victory over CASH (Clarence-Amherst-Sweet Home) at RiverWorks.

Kayla Blas, Sophie Robinson and Emily Matthew scored two goals each for the winners. Izzy Friedman had three assists.

Jamie King and Camryn Brownschidle scored third period goals for CASH after Monsignor Martin had built a 6-0 lead.

Isabella Battaglia made 28 saves for CASH. Hanna Barrett had seven stops for Monsignor Martin (4-1-0). It was the first loss CASH.

Newfane ends drought versus Wilson

Newfane outscored Wilson, 11-3, in the final 3 1/2 minutes for its first girls basketball victory since 2007 (41-32) over the Lakewomen, 45-38, in the Niagara-Orleans League.

Paige Emborsky with 21 points and Emma Foltz with 19 led coach Kevin Klumpp's Panthers to victory over the neighboring rivals before a packed house at Newfane.

Wilson led 35-34 before a steal and layup by Foltz put Newfane in front. A free throw by Megan Knoll, baskets by Foltz and Emborsky and two free throws by Alex Littman pushed the lead to the final seven-point margin.

Newfane led, 15-5, after the opening quarter but Wilson rallied to close to 23-21 at the half, and it was tied at 29 entering the fourth quarter.

Klumpp is operating with eight players who are holdovers from the Newfane team that tied for second behind Wilson in the N-O last season.

Rankie leads Starpoint's win in OT

Adam Rankie scored two baskets to get Starpoint off to a 60-56 lead in overtime and the Spartans went on to a 66-58 win over West Seneca East in ECIC II boys basketball.

Jake Walters made a pair of free throws with 5  seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime tied at 58-all. Walters had 16 points and 15 rebounds as coach Ben Scaffidi's Starpoint team evened its league record at 1-1. Justin Mott had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Spartans while Rankie finished with 16 points.

Junior Zamari Mitchell of West Seneca East  was high scorer in the game with 31 including six three-point baskets. It was the season opener for East.

Akron boys off to 4-0 start

Akron, which won only three games last season, is 4-0 already this season after holding off Holland for a 58-54 victory Monday night.

"I think we've exceeded our total for the last two seasons," said Tigers coach Adam Gerstung.

Akron led, 32-29, after a fast-paced first half but was up by 13 in the fourth quarter before Holland hit a barrage of threes.

"Their last four field goals were threes," Klumpp said. "They are young and small and pushed the tempo. There were 19 threes made in the game."

Junior point guard Jake Siska scored a career-high 14 points, including three treys, to lead the Tigers. Senior center Weylon Abrams and freshman guard Adam Mietz had 11 points each. KJordan olbmann had 18 points for Holland.

"Hopefully, we're building something," said Gerstung, who is in his 12th season as coach of the Tigers.

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