Williamsville East and Newfane will square off in the championship round of the Lockport Rotary boys basketball tournament after each team won in the opening round Friday.
The Flames downed Starpoint, 93-58. Kevin Early and Max Schneider combined for 49 points, while senior Cal Shifflet had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Their finals opponent, Newfane, topped host Lockport, 62-45. Sam Capen led the Panthers with 17 points, while Garrett Srock had 12 points and 10 boards for his first double-double of the season.
The tournament finals are at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Lockport High.
Haskell opens season with big game
Danielle Haskell picked up right where she left off last season with a 30-point performance for Franklinville in a 54-42 win over Maple Grove in the Southwestern Early Bird Invitational girls basketball tournament at Southwestern High.
The Canisius commit averaged 28.5 points per game last season as she was named the 2019 All-WNY Player of the Year.
Lockport girls dominate at tourney
Lockport’s girls basketball team advanced to the championship round of the Red Jacket Invitational tournament by defeating Edison Tech, 70-14, at Red Jacket High School in Shortsville.
Camri King led the Lions with 19 points. Jasmine White had 18. Ashlynn Johnson had seven points and also knocked down the team’s only 3-pointer.
The Lions are the only Section VI team at the tournament. They’ll play the winner of Red Jacket and Wilson Magnet at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Pastuszynski lifts Alden to win
A 24-point, 10 steal performance from Grace Pastuszynski helped to lift Alden over Roy-Hart, 50-26, in the opening round of the Alden State Bank Tournament at Alden High School.
Allie Petchke was second on the team with eight points. She knocked in two 3-pointers as well.
Held officially commits to Dukes
West Seneca West lacrosse star Miranda Held officially committed to Duquesne University by signing her letter of intent on Friday. She will play lacrosse for the Dukes.
Held finished her junior season with 36 goals in 18 games, adding 26 assists for a total of 62 points.
“I am really looking forward to experiencing what Duquesne has to offer me and my future,” Held told The News in October.
Croll has big day for Amherst icers
Amherst’s Matt Croll had a big game for the Tigers’ hockey team in an 11-8 win over Section V’s Rush-Henrietta at the Northtown Center.
Croll had five goals for Amherst. Ryan Stark scored twice and had an assist while Josh Wolski had a goal and two assists.