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Buffalo girls win twice in BCANY Hoop Festival

Buffalo girls (2-1) won Saturday games over North Country (85-44) and Capital Region (74-70) and will play in a consolation round game at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday against Nassau County in the Basketball Coaches Association of New York Summer Hoops Festival in Johnson City.

Amelia Strong (Cardinal O’Hara) led the victory over North Country with 13 points and nine rebounds. Lydia Sweeney (Grand Island) had 11 points and four assists, Myla Kline (St. Mary’s) had 10 points, Logan Street (Iroquois) had nine points and nine rebounds, Gabby McDuffie (Olmsted) had 11 points and three steals and Shawni Cornfield (Lake Shore)
had eight points, six rebounds and five assists.

Cornfield led the victory over Capital Region with 23 points and four rebounds. Sweeney had 13 points and five assists while McDuffie had 11 points and three assists and Streety 10 points and five rebounds.

Buffalo, the defending Hoops Festival boys champion, lost to Southern Tier and Capital Region to finish 0-3 for the tournament. Hudson Valley, which routed Buffalo, 100-46 on Friday, won two more games on Saturday to advance to the semifinals. HV defeated Rochester, 90-83, then Southern Tier, 76-65, behind the play of guard Orlando Sawkins of Mount Vernon.

Damien Call of Rome Free Academy won the slam dunk contest which was highlighted by the first female contestant in the history of the event. Olivia Olsen, a 6-foot-2 junior at Niskayuna sent the crowd into a frenzy when she threw one down in the warmups.

Buffalo finished second to Rochester in the 3-point shooting team competition.

Garlow scores three goals
in Haudenosaunee's World lacrosse win

Hong Kong’s Mya Wei Ting Wang scored the game’s first goal on a free position shot then the Haudenosaunee scored the next 14 on the way to a 24-5 victory in the third day of pool play in the World Women’s Lacrosse Championships in Peterborough,

Western New York girls Borrelli Award winner as the Player of the Year Lois Garlow was among 10 goal scorers for the Haudenosaunee. The former Mount St. Mary star who is headed for Coastal Carolina College later this month, scored three
goals and assisted on three others for the winners.

Other scorers for Haudenosaunee were: Leini Blair Johnson (3 goals, 2 assists), Scotia Snyder (1-5), Christine Mirabella Lazore (3-1), Jacelyn Lazore (3-1), Kendall Sage Tabobandung (3-1), Grace Callison Foreman (3-0), Jalyn Jimerson (2-1), Brooklyn Hill (2-1), Maggie Jimerson (1-2) and Scotia Snyder (1-1).

Haudenosaunee (3-0) will face Puerto Rico next to complete pool play.


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