Niagara Gazette — staff reports
The Niagara-Wheatfield girls basketball team won its first game under new head coach Kevin Schucker on Friday night, beating Kenmore East 54-33 in a Niagara Frontier League game at N-W High School
Kirsten Klettke (14 points, 11 rebounds) and Allyson Czaja (12 points, 10 rebounds) each had a double-double for the Falcons (1-3, 1-2).
“It feels great,” Schucker said. “We went up against two tough teams in Lockport and Niagara Falls. It was nice to come home and be able to get one.”
N-W will next play in the Tonawanda Tournament on Dec. 27 and Dec. 30.
“It’s nice to get a win going into the tournament,” Schucker said. “We’ve played well, just not enough to beat Niagara Falls and Lockport. Hopefully we’ll come back with some momentum going into league games.”
Kendall Mills led the Bulldogs (1-4, 1-2) with 25 points.
Lockport 62, North Tonawanda 23
Alyssa Wagner scored 16 points and Sara Franco added 12 more for the Lions (4-0 NFL).
Wilson 56, Albion 36
Emily Lasher scored 14 points and added eight rebounds, five assists and five steals for the Lakewomen (4-2, 2-0 N-O), who outscored the Purple Eagles (1-3, 1-1) by 13 in the third quarter. Kaylee Stoelting added 11 points and eight boards for Wilson, while Dana Smith chipped in 11 points, seven rebound and four steals.
Ken West 63, Lew-Port 27
Junior Katie Proy scored a game-high 20 points and sophomore Samantha Britton added 12 for the Blue Devils (3-2, 3-1 NFL). Emily Muller led the Lancers (0-6, 0-3) with seven.
Lockport 40, North Tonawanda 38
Colin Dougherty scored a game-high 13 points to lead the Lions (3-1 NFL). Michael Awad led NT (1-2) with 11 points.
Niagara Falls 55, Grand Island 51
Junior Devin Scarborough scored 17 points and sophomore Breon Harris added 10 for the Wolverines (3-3, 3-1 NFL), while senior Ryan Ross scored a game-high 22 for the Vikings (1-6, 0-4). The teams combined to hit 12 3-pointers, including three apiece from Harris and Ross.
Ken West 72, Lew-Port 50
Alex Price scored a game-high 23 points and added seven rebounds, seven assists and two steals for the Blue Devils, who open 4-0 in the NFL (4-1 overall) for the second straight year. Noah Whalen added 17 points and seven rebounds, while Adam Fron chipped in 10 points. Craig Paige led the Lancers (5-2, 3-1) with 16 points.
Ken East 57, Nia.-Wheatfield 48
Adam Geib has scored 20 or more points in every game this season, and that streak continued as the senior scored a game-high 28 to lead the Bulldogs (1-2 NFL) over the Falcons (0-4). Kasey Hasley led the way for N-W with a team-high 12 points, while Nathan Williams scored 11.
Albion 49, Wilson 30
Kyle Bradley scored a game-high 13 points for the Lakemen (0-4, 0-2 N-O), who weren’t able to overcome a one-point performance in the second quarter.
Niagara Falls 47, St. Joe’s 31
Gabreal Hooks (99), Baha Shihadeh (120), Palmer Archie (126), Donny McCoy (132), Anthony Vargas (220) and Timere Ralands (285) each won by pin for the Wolverines in a non-league meet.
Lew-Port 54, North Tonawanda 48
Mitch Sembert (200-yard individual medley, 500-yard freestyle), Jason Zeames (100-, 200-yard frees) and Dave Broderick (50-yard free, 100-yard butterfly) were dual winners for the Lancers (4-4 NFL), who took every event but one. Colin Davidson won the 100-yard backstroke for the Lumberjacks (0-8).
Niagara Falls 100, Nia.-Wheatfield 81
Bryce Karcz won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly for the Wolverines (5-3 NFL), who beat the Falcons (5-3 NFL) for the first time in five years. Dan Peltier won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke for N-W.
Grand Island 55, Ken West 39
Tim Winder had the biggest day for the Vikings (7-1 NFL), winning the 100-yard backstroke and swimming legs of the first place 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays. Justin Sagasta won the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard individual medley for the Blue Devils (2-6).
Lockport 111, Ken East 65
Derek Secord took the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke for the Lions (8-0 NFL), while Matthew Peiffer (100-yard backstroke) and Justin Moser (10-meter diving) were winners for the Bulldogs (1-7).