Casey Adimey scored with 16 seconds left in regulation to give CASH (Clarence/Amherst/Sweet Home) a 3-2 victory over WNY Girls Varsity Ice Hockey regular season champion FLOP (Frontier/Lancaster/Orchard Park) on Monday at RiverWorks.
Emma Faso assisted on the goal, her third point of the game. Faso scored twice in the first period. Adimey assisted on Faso’s first goal. Charleigh Rondeau helped on the second.
FLOP already had clinched the No. 1 seed in Section VI playoffs with wins over Monsignor Martin and Williamsville last week, but the loss could cost FLOP the No. 1 seed for the Federation playoffs depending on the outcome of Monsignor Martin’s final two league games.
Lancers rally past Mercy
Plagued by foul trouble, St. Mary’s of Lancaster was outscored 18-2 in the second quarter and fell behind by 15 at Mount Mercy. Coach Jason Kline’s Lancers turned it in the second half behind the play of Myla Kline, Parris Maroney and Caitlin Bish, to win 44-40.
It was the third straight victory for the Lancers, who are 3-3 in Monsignor Martin girls basketball with games against league powers Cardinal O’Hara, Sacred Heart and Mount St. Mary already in the books.
"Both our starting forwards (Caroline Zanghi and Lauren Nawojski) got into early foul trouble with three each and sat out most the second quarter and Mercy was hot in the first half," Kline said.
Kline scored 10 her 12 points in the second half, including eight in the third quarter. Maroney had nine of her 11 points in the second half.
"It was a better team effort defensively," coach Kline said.
Alesia Hamm had 21 points for Mount Mercy, 13 in the second quarter alone.
Timon keeps rolling
Bishop Timon-St. Jude (13-2, 5-1 MMA) continued its recent tear in Monsignor Martin boys basketball with a 72-49 triumph over St. Mary’s of Lancaster. Playing their first season under coach Jason Rowe, the Tigers have won five straight since a 72-59 loss at Canisius on Jan. 3. Julius Cunningham led Monday’s victory with a career-high 27 points. Master Radford had 12 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocked shots. World Alero, a 6-foot-7 junior, had 11 points. Christian Szablewski had 18 points for the losing Lancer.
Chiefs need OT
Iroquois needed overtime to defeat Lake Shore, 77-73, and say undefeated in ECIC III girls basketball.
The Chiefs tied the game on a free throw by Riley Reidel with 11 seconds left in regulation. Taylor Quinn scored five of 24 points in overtime for Iroquois.
Shawni Cornfield scored 31 for the Eagles before fouling out.
"We couldn’t contain her," said Iroquois coach Stephen Sokolski. "Lucky for us she fouled out in the middle of the fourth quarter."
Davis over 1,000 again
Morgan Davis of Allegany-Limestone pulled down 17 rebounds and went over the 1,000 mark for her career in a 69-27 triumph over Silver Creek. Davis, who went over the, 1,000-point mark earlier in this season, reached 1,000 with her 13th rebound of the game.Morgan Davis of Allegany-Limestone pulled down 17 rebounds and went over the 1,000 mark for her career in a 69-27 triumph over Silver Creek. Davis, who went over the, 1,000-point mark earlier in this season, reached 1,000 with her 13th rebound of the game.