Biersbach nets 1,000
Depew senior forward Chad Biersbach scored his 1,000th point yesterday in Depew’s first game in its own holiday tournament.
The Wildcats defeated City Honors, 75-65.
Biersbach scored 25 of his game-high 31 points in the first half, needing just one point to reach the coveted 1,000-point mark.
He then became the fourth player in Depew history to score over the century mark when he made a three-pointer.
In the other game of the tournament, St. Mary’s/Lancaster avenged a 14-point halftime deficit, beating Cheektowaga, 67-43.
Depew plays St. Mary’s/Lancaster in the championship game Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Cheektowaga and City Honors will meet in the consolation game at 1 p.m.
Pair net 1,000th point
Kenmore East’s Serena Sordetto and Cheektowaga’s Ranya Rumph also reached the 1,000-point plateau Thursday.
Sordetto scored 18 points in the Bulldogs’ 38-29 loss to Grand Island.
Rumph had 14 points for the Warriors (1-5, 0-2) in a lopsided loss to ECIC III foe Iroquois, 88-30.
Joe’s, North tie
St. Joe’s and Williamsville North’s pivotal WNY Federation boys hockey game was filled to capacity at the Northtown Center as the Marauders and Spartans battled to a 2-2 tie.
Andrew Bruno opened the scoring before St. Joe’s would get goals from Max Wopperer and Jimmy Grable.
Anthony Trigilio tied the game up for good midway through the third period, scoring a power-play goal.
Ben Weppner made 29 saves for St. Joe’s. Reily Moyer made 34 saves for North, currently the top ranked team in the state.
In other action, Grand Island defeated Kenmore East (1-4, 1-3) for the first time in school history, winning in resounding fashion, 9-0.
Parker Morrow had three goals and three assists. Dylan Russo added three goals and two assists of his own for Grand Island.
Foley to Team USA
Nichols freshman Maureen Foley was named to the US Squash team for the British Junior Open in January.
The tournament will be held in Birmingham, England and be played on Jan. 3-7.
Foley is no stranger to the British Junior Open. This will be her second time participating in the tournament, last appearing in 2015. It is her third time playing for Team USA.
Prior to that tournament, Maureen will join her older sister, Claire, in the Scottish Open (Dec. 28-30) in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Starpoint Wall of Fame
Angela Kudla-Lawrence, Adam Sidebottom and former coach Susan Rexford will be inducted into Starpoint’s Sports Wall of Fame on Jan. 12 in between the Junior Varsity and Varsity boys basketball games at approximately 6:15 p.m.
A reception for inductees and their guests will be held in the high school cafeteria prior to the event.