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High School Extra: Lew-Port basketball takes NFL by beating Falls

Lew-Port boys basketball upset the number two large school in WNY – Niagara Falls – 75-71 in the Niagara Frontier League championship.

Freshman Roddy Gayle led the way with 29 points, junior Jack Bernstein had five three-pointers for 17 and Jalen Duff had 10 points.

Niagara Falls led 54-51 at the end of the third until Jack Clayborne, Duff and Gayle combined for a 7-0 run, allowing the Lancers to go up four and hold on for the final 3:47.

Brooks breaks 1,000
Lockport senior Malik Brooks reached 1,000 career points.

Brooks finished with 26 points to put him at 1,019 as Lockport beat Grand Island, 78-49.

Brooks reached the mark in only two-and-a-half seasons after a leg injury sidelined him for half of his junior year.

Brooks will play football for Monmouth next year.

GI perfect in league
Grand Island girls basketball secured its first Niagara Frontier league championship since 2011-12.

The Vikings defeated Lockport, 45-33, with Samantha Bailey’s 11 points, 12 rebounds and five assists.

Prep Talk AOW
St. Francis wrestler Dominik Thomas and Williamsville ice hockey player Jenna Cavalieri have been named the Prep Talk Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Sgroi Financial, in voting by visitors to

Thomas claimed his third consecutive state Catholic high school championship at 182 pounds and earned the Most Outstanding Wrestler award. He received 44.6 percent of the vote.

Cavalieri scored the winning goal Saturday in overtime of the New York Public High School Athletic Association championship game after having two goals and an assist the day before. She received 40.4 percent of the vote.

Voting is conducted on, beginning each Monday. The voting concludes Thursdays at noon. To nominate an athlete for consideration, send an email to

In the girls basketball box for Medina-Akron in Wednesday’s paper, the scoring totals were incorrect. Maddie Williams had 25 points and six three-point field goals. Kharise Johnson had five points.

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