Tonawanda News

December 20, 2013

HS SPORTS: Two double-doubles help O'Hara girls win

The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — Cardinal O’Hara girls basketball improved to 7-0 on the season with a 65-41 win at Williamsville North on Thursday.

The Hawks were led by a pair of double-double performances. Kelsey McCarthy scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while Keyonte’ Edwards recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds. Edwards also had seven steals.

Jontay Walton led O’Hara in scoring with 19 points, along with eight assists and five steals.

Sophomore Ericka Taplin led the Spartans (2-3) in scoring with 16 points. Andrea Kiely and co-captain Anne Principe scored six points apiece.

Niagara Falls 54, Grand Island 31

Toni Polk had a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds while Victoria Pryor led all scorers with 16 points for the Wolverines, who improved to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in NFL play for the second straight year. Ijo’Ana Laster added 11 points and nine boards in the win, while Dakaylah Winfield led GI (0-5, 0-3) with eight points.

Niagara Catholic 44, Buff. Seminary 36

Christina Schulte scored 13 points for the Patriots (4-1), who bounced back after their first loss of the season. Melissa Whisker added eight while Precious Adamson chipped in seven in the win, which gave NC a sweep over Buff. Sem. in two games.


Park School 73, St. Joe’s 65

Two Park School players dominated in scoring as Derrick Cheatom scored 26 points and Randy Golda netted 22 to lead the Pioneers (5-1, 1-1) over the Marauders (1-2, 1-1).

Justin Jones led St. Joe’s with 24 points. Justin Hollins scored 19 points, including two three-pointers. Jack Scaglione added eleven points.

Will. South 70, Starpoint 49

Julian Mott, Ian Emerick, Christian Nodine and Brock Kroening each scored nine points for the Spartans (2-3, 1-2 ECIC II), who were done in by a 21-9 second quarter. Kroening added 11 rebounds while Nodine came down with seven.


North Tonawanda 4, Lew-Port 3

Marty Clark scored the game-winning goal and added two assists for the Lumberjacks, while Sam Rydewski found the back of the net twice and added a helper.

St. Joe’s 3, Will. North 2, OT

James Bassett scored the winner in overtime off a feed from Anthony Pontello for the Marauders (3-3-0-1), who topped one of their top rivals. St. Joe’s fell behind twice, but Brad Kaminsky and Bryce Donovan each scored on shots from the point to tie the game. Bassett added an assist on Kaminsky’s goal.


North Tonawanda 4, Niagara Falls 3

The Jacks (5-1) edged the Wolverines in points, even though Niagara Falls (3-3) outscored North Tonawanda in total pins, 3371 to 3336. Dillon Snopkowski rolled a 717 series for the Jacks, which included games of 254, 259 and 204.

Michael Blackburn and Nathan Fink led Niagara Falls with 608 and 607 series, respectively.

Niagara-Wheatfield 5, Kenmore West 2

Collin Kitcho rolled games of 234 and 223 as part of a 649 series while Brian Churpita and Nate Maloney had series of 621 and 620, respectively, for the Falcons (6-0). Ken West’s (2-4) Jason Stopka rolled a 222, 236 and 219 for a 677 series to lead his school.

Overall, the Falcons knocked down 3626 pins while Ken West knocked down 3173.

St. Joe’s 3, Timon 0

St. Joe’s outdueled Timon, knocking down 3071 pins to 2607 pins overall. Kevin Bienko rolled a 269 game and a 728 series while Connor Schepperly scored a 255 as part of a 619 series. Nick Panepinto rolled a 225 and 601series for the Marauders, while Kevin Zitzka rolled a 224 game and 579 series.

St. Joe’s improved to 17-7 on the season.

Lew-Port 5, Grand Island 2

Nick Nawrocki led the Lancers (4-2) with his 673 series that included a single game of 254. Colton McGraw had Grand Island’s leading single game with 223, while Randy Thomas had the highest series at 638.


Niagara Falls 7, North Tonawanda 0

Angela Gabriele led the Wolverines to a win over the Lady Jacks by 258 game and 646 series, while the team downed a total 3272 pins to North Tonawanda’s 2720.

Hailey Johnson rolled a 594 series for Niagara Falls. For North Tonawanda, Abbey Kieffer led with a 206 game and 533 series.

Lockport 6, Kenmore East 1

The Lions (3-3) knocked down a total 2924 pins while Ken East (1-5) dropped a total 2589. Lauren Pieroni led the winners with a 636 series that included games of 244 and 235. Kim Michalski led Ken East with a 227 game and 542 series.

Niagara-Wheatfield 7, Kenmore West 0

Marissa Stashak led the Falcons (4-2) with a 590 series that included a 229 single game. Julia Brown finished right behind her with a 214 game and 581 series. Emily Philips led Ken West (1-5) with a 481 series.

Grand Island 5, Lew-Port 2

Christina Sutton led the Vikings (5-1) with a 659 series, rolling games of 206, 227 and 226. Bonnie Chelikowsky rolled a 515 series.

For Lew-Port (0-6), Alexis Wade had the leading series with her 553, while Veronica Flynn had the highest individual game total at 199, part of her 532 series.


Tonawanda 41, Lackawanna 33

Tim Barnard, Dylan Mayer and Christopher Mara scored pins against their respective opponents, while Sam Sparacino won his match for Tonawanda on a technical fall.