With four seconds left, Allie Petschke drained a 3-pointer from the wing to give Alden a 40-38 win over Newfane in a nonleague girls basketball game Friday.
The Panthers had led by nine at halftime. Alden began to have success with fast breaks against Newfane’s pressure defense and cut the lead to one late.
After Newfane hit a free throw, the Bulldogs drove to midcourt. Petschke inbounded the ball and got behind the Panthers’ man defense.
Coach Lance Cayea said the play was designed to go inside, but Newfane’s tough defense sniffed it out. Petchke went for the 3-pointer instead.
Haley Tyburski had two blocks and six assists for the Bulldogs. “She played tremendous defense,” Cayea said.
Center Maddie Abbott had nine rebounds for Alden.
Barmore gets 1000 points
Panama senior Cameron Barmore earned the 1000th point of his high school career in an 86-55 win over Cassadega Valley.
Barmore, a 6-foot-6 forward/guard, had 25 points in the win. Coach Chris Payne said Barmore was double-teamed throughout the game.
McDougald gets 211th win
Willie McDougald wrote his name into the Niagara Falls record book with his 211th career wrestling victory at Friday’s Linda Knuutila Memorial Tournament at Niagara County C.C.
McDougald is now the Wolverines’ all-time wins leader, overtaking Irvin Buck, who set the record in 2010.
White to coach at WSW
Former Hilbert College assistant coach Fred White has been named as West Seneca West’s next boys lacrosse coach.
White had been with Hilbert since 2011. He was a three-year player for Frontier High School, where he led the team in ground balls his junior and senior seasons.
Haberl signs with Bona
All-Western New York first-team shortstop Kennedy Haberl from Iroquois has signed to play at St. Bonaventure.
A switch-hitter, she has a school-record .474 batting average and holds school records for season batting average (.545), on-base percentage (.579), hits (48) and stolen bases (27).
Haberl also is the career leader in runs, stolen bases and doubles among her other accolades.
Elsewhere, West Seneca East runner Emma Grzebinski signed to run cross country at Daemen College. Grzebinski was co-captain of the Trojans squad and finished second at the West Seneca West invitational this fall.
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