Lockport wins NFL title
Ashlynn Johnson hit four 3-pointers to help Lockport girls basketball defeat Kenmore East in the first NFL crossover basketball championships.
The Lions held Kenmore East’s star Serena Sordetto to 10 points in the 47-35 victory.
“The defense of Jasmine White and Kourtney Krchniak was unbelievable,” Lockport coach Joe Catalano said.
Daizha Webb and Johnson each had 13 for Lockport, while Carianne McCarthy scored 14 for the Bulldogs.
The NFL championship was the first in a stretch of three games in three days for the Lions. Lockport plays Albion today in the Lockport Sports Promotion Tournament.
Niagara Falls defeated Lew-Port, 76-46, on the boys side of the NFL crossover championships.
Maple Grove earns upset
Maple Grove boys basketball used a big fourth quarter, outscoring Tapestry 20-11, to defeat the Thunderhawks, 76-70.
Maple Grove’s Carson Crist scored 28 points, including eight in the fourth quarter.
Red Dragons coach Rob Collver said Crist was a monster on the boards, lifting his 9-11 team to an upset against the 14-6 Thunderhawks.
“It’s huge, especially going into the playoffs,” Collver said of the emotional importance of the win. “We really talked about getting momentum into the playoffs because it’s a whole different season.”
Two survive hockey playoffs
Daniel Pfalzer scored two goals and an assist for St. Mary’s/Lancaster boys hockey, helping the Lancers defeat St. Francis, 5-2, in the private schools quarterfinals.
Brendan Krawczyk had a goal and two assists for the Lancers.
St. Mary’s will play No. 1 Canisius on Monday.
Amherst defeated Williamsville South, 2-0, in the small school play-in game. The Tigers play 7-Kenmore West today at 7 p.m. at Northtown Center.
Flis stars at All-Catholics
St. Francis’ Parker Flis averaged a 206 as his Red Raiders prevailed in the boys bowling Monsignor Martin All-Catholics. St. Francis edged out second-place St. Joe’s, 2251 to 2144.
Flis, the All-Catholics MVP, is one of seven bowlers who qualified for the NYSCHSAA state tournament, scheduled for March 3 at Classic Lanes. Joining him is Mike Weber of St. Joe’s, Cameron Hall of Canisius, Ryan Crapo, Eli Williams and Jordan Schindler of St. Francis and Aiden O’Lay of Cardinal O’Hara.