Siobhan Ryan, a junior who is on pace to become Sacred Heart’s all-time career scoring leader, went over the 1,000-point mark in a 71-33 triumph over Nardin at Villa Maria Academy on Monday.
Ryan, who had 26 points in the game, reached 1,000 in the fourth quarter. First, she hit a 3-pointer to get close and was fouled on a 2-point basket moments later. The made free throw put her at 1,000. Ryan now has 1,008 career points.
In addition to her scoring, Ryan had five rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocked shots.
It wasn’t a one-player show. The Sharks had five players who scored between seven and nine points each.
"We had a solid team performance tonight," said Sharks coach Carrie Owens. "Everybody made that extra pass and we rebounded well."
Lake Shore 9-0 in ECIC III
Perhaps a little rusty at the start after missing some practice days due to the weather, the Lake Shore girls basketball team got it together in the third quarter and went on to a 53-37 win over visiting East Aurora for a sweep of their season series with the Blue Devils.
"We were down 21-11 in the first quarter and down by four at the half," said Lake Shore coach Danielle Arnone. "We were having a hard time putting the ball in the hoop."
Things were different in the third quarter, when the Eagles outscored EA, 14-1.
"We came out strong, put the press back on and the girls came out with a little fire," Arnone said.
Noelani Cornfield led Lake Shore with 15 points while Sophie Snyder had 14 and Celina Park 13. Tashawni Cornfield had only seven points, but came through with 12 rebounds.
"She was working hard down there," Arnone said.
Senior captain Sarah Tully led East Aurora with 22 points.
First-place Lake Shore is 9-0 in ECIC III play with three division games remaining.
West Seneca East girls get first win
After 11 losses, West Seneca East’s girls basketball team won its first of the season, a 47-42 victory over visiting Holland in a nonleague game.
Sophomore Kathryn Kociszewski and junior Grace Cebulski each had 10 points to lead the Trojans. Freshman Sarah Colby, a recent addition to the varsity, and sophomore team captain Sam Kaufman contributed nine points each.
Park wins minus two starters
With two starters out with injuries, Park School began a busy week in Monsignor Martin Association boys basketball play with a 51-41 triumph over St. Mary’s of Lancaster.
After trailing 28-11 at halftime, the visiting Lancers outscored the Pioneers 30-23 in the second half. St. Mary’s had 21 points in the third quarter, doubling their first-half total.
"They are a good shooting team," Park coach Rich Jacob said, referring to the relatively close margin. "And we had the opportunity to play some other guys."
Guard Noah Hutchins missed his second consecutive game with a muscle sprain and the Pioneers also were without JaiDen Dunn, who is out with a sprained ankle. Harrison Abrymaitis, making his second start, and Desmond Davis filled in for the injured player.
Caleb Hutchins had 10 points, 10 rebounds and four steals for Park. Ebuka Quentin Nnagbo had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Park (13-2, 6-0 Monsignor Martin) will play at Bishop Timon-St. Jude on Wednesday before Friday night’s showdown at home against Canisius.
Monsignor Martin B League leader Cardinal O’Hara had six scorers in double figures in a 93-42 victory over visiting Archbishop Walsh of Olean. Henry Smith had 19 points for O’Hara, 15 coming on five 3-point baskets.
Xavier Laverty had 19 points for the Eagles.
Two goals in third wins for St. Joe’s
Mitch Floccare scored a short-handed, unassisted goal with 1:38 left in the third period to snap a tie and send first-place St. Joe’s on to a 3-1 boys hockey win over Williamsville North at HarborCenter.
The Marauders are 11-0-2 in the WNY Federation Division 1 with one regular-season Fed game left to play.
Jack Gilbert scored unassisted into an empty net with 2 seconds left for the Marauders.
Connor McKendry put St. Joe’s in front with a goal at 10:20 of the opening period. William Redding and Joe Nist had the assists. North tied it in the second period when Jacob Okulewicz scored with an assist by AJ Ferenczy.
Trevor Galante had 22 saves for St. Joe’s. Henry Braun had 33 stops in net for the Spartans (6-5-1 Fed).
Weather changes schedules
The threat of inclement weather is leading to changes in the Section VI championships schedules for indoor track and field, swimming and diving, and wrestling, officials announced Monday.
The class wrestling meets are scheduled for Saturday with a snow date of Sunday being added.
Cheerleading is scheduled for Sunday as planned.
The class diving meet is now scheduled for Feb. 5 at Maryvale High School with a 4 p.m. warmup and 5 p.m. start.
The class swimming preliminaries have been moved from Thursday to Friday at Erie Community College City with Class B at 10 a.m., Class C at 2 p.m. and Class A at 6 p.m. The prelims had been scheduled at three separate sites.
The championship finals are Saturday at the University at Buffalo with Class B at 11:30 a.m., Class A at 3 p.m. and Class C at 6:30 p.m.
The indoor track and field championship meet for freshmen and sophomores at Houghton College has been moved to Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. The meet had been canceled last week.
Coaching clinic dates set
The Western New York Football Coaches Association will hold the first of its series of Monday night clinics at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the Elks’ Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway in Lancaster. The sessions will offer clinicians from college teams, pizza, wings and refreshments.
University at Buffalo co-offensive coordinator (running backs) Andy Kotelnicki will be featured at the first clinic.
Clinics also are scheduled for Feb. 25, March 11 and 18, and April 1 with coaches from Colgate, Bates, Brockport State and Alfred.
At 7 p.m. on April 15, the clinic will be at the Buffalo State Sports Arena and feature head coach Christian Ozolins, his staff and players to offer "Offensive Drills for Best Play."
Coach of the Year awards and Master Coach degrees will be presented.
Clinics are free to WNYFCA members and $10 per clinic for non-members. Dues are $20 or $50 for an entire coaching staff.
Checks payable to Trench Trophy Award Inc. can be brought to the first session or mailed to Chuck Huber, 1302 Ransom Road, Lancaster, 14086.