Tonawanda News — Lauren Pray recorded 32 saves and Anna Gallivan scored for the Kenmore girls’ hockey team in the third period, but it wasn’t enough to come away with the win as they fell to Potsdam 2-1 in the state semifinals.
The loss, which ended Kenmore’s hope for a state title following a third straight Section VI championship, was tough for the team to swallow, according to head coach Jeff Orlowski.
“When you have so many teams who are closely matched in talent, and you end your season ranked among the best teams in Section VI, it’s a tremendous accomplishment,” Orlowski said. “Losing to Potsdam in the state semis and missing out on a chance to advance deeper in the state playoffs is definitely tough for our team to take, no question. But I’m very proud of the way we competed tonight and how we competed all season long.”
Kenmore plays in quarterfinals of the Federation Tournament at the Northtown Center on Monday.
Lew-Port 45, North Tonawanda 43
Woodard scored 16 points as the Jacks fell to 10-6, 8-5 NFL. The Lancers moved to 11-5, 8-5 NFL.
Ken West 83, Ken East 50
Noah Whalen scored 18, Alex Price scored 15 and Trent White scored 10 as the Blue Devils moved to 12-3, 11-1 NFL. Adam Geib scored 13 for the Bulldogs as they fell to 4-13, 3-10 NFL.
Park 82, O’Hara 56
Jovel Littlejohn led the Hawks with 16 points as they fell to 3-11, 2-9 MMA.
Grand Island 51,Nia.-Wheatfield 50
Ryan Ross had 15 and Jadon Wegren added 11 as the Vikings moved to 7-9. 4-9 NFL. Despite Nathan Neilsen’s 14 points and Denzel Fuller’s 12, the Falcons fell to 1-15, 0-13 NFL.
Lockport 74, Niagara Falls 67
Colin Dougherty scored 20 points and Moziah Townsend and Charlie Sobierski added 19 and 18 respectively as the Lions moved to 13-3, 12-1 NFL. Devin Scarborough scored 17 and Mikey Bermudez scored 14 for the Wolverines (4-11, 4-7 NFL).
Ken West 51, Ken East 45
Samantha Britton scored 19 and Katie Proy scored 13 as the Blue Devils moved to 8-7, 8-3 NFL. Kendall Mills scored 14 and Julia Snitzer scored 13 for the Bulldogs as they fell to 5-6, 5-4 NFL.
North Tonawanda 47, Lew-Port 29
Liz Wildt scored 14 points, had 13 rebounds and added 10 steals for a triple-double in the Lady Jacks’ (2-15, 2-11 NFL) win over the Lancers (0-17, 0-13 NFL).
Nia.-Wheatfield 53,Grand Island 21
Kyrie Jackson scored 12 points and Kirsten Klettke scored 10 as the Falcons moved to 9-7, 8-5 NFL. Kali Hausrath scored 12 for the Vikings (2-12 NFL).
Niagara Falls 67, Lockport 39
Victoria Pryor led the Wolverines (14-2, 12-0 NFL) in scoring with 20 points in their victory over the Lions (11-4, 11-2 NFL).