The Tonawanda News
Tonawanda News — Ben Stich scored a team-high 19 points and Connor Pumm added 15 points of his own to lead the Tonawanda Warriors’ (7-6, 5-3 ECIC IV) boys basketball team past the JFK Bears (0-9, 0-6 ECIC IV) by a score of 52-38.
The Warriors’ performance was one that was solid, but will still need some work, according to head coach Hank Hughes.
“I think we came out strong tonight from the get-go and never really let up. We played some very unselfish ball,” Hughes said. “The only problem I really had was that we were just two-for-16 from the free throw line. That part of our game is going to need some work, but other than that, I think we played well.”
“Stich played a very intense game tonight and Pumm was a catalyst for us along the boards all night long,” Hughes said. “They were outstanding.”
Ken East 63, I 51
Adam Geib led the Bulldogs (3-10, 2-7 NFL) in scoring with 22 points and Aaron Tucker chipped in with 14 points of his own to claim victory over the Vikings.
St. Joe’s 55, O’Hara 50
Justin Jones was the catalyst behind the Marauders’ (8-6, 3-2 MMA) defeat of the Hawks (8-4, 1-4 MMA) by scoring 27 points in the contest.
Starpoint 63, N-W 55
Christian Nodine scored a team-leading 20 points and Ian Emerick added 10 points for the Spartans (6-6, 2-4 NFL) in their win over the Falcons (2-11, 0-9 NFL).
Ken East 5, Ken West 2
Dominic Germano led the Bulldogs (4-8) to a 2944-2719 victory by bowling a high-game of 224 pins. Ryan Hussar recorded a high-series of 562 for the Blue Devils (2-9).
Canisius 2, St. Joe’s 1
Kevin Bianco rolled a high-game of 279 and a high-series of 679 in the Marauders’ 3056-2889 loss to the Crusaders.
N-W 6, NT 1
Nate Maloney had a high-series of 735 pins in the Falcons’ (12-0) 3898-3482 win. Maloney and the Lumberjacks’ (9-3) Antonio LaBarbera each recorded a high-game of 255.
Niagara Falls 4, Lew-Port 3
Michael Blackburn notched a high-game of 244 pins and Nathan Fink added a high-series of 604 to lead the Wolverines (6-5) over the Lancers (6-5) 3468-3445.
Grand Island 5, Lockport 2
The Vikings’ (5-7) 3104-3059 win over the Lions (2-9) was due in large part to Quinn Corrao, who bowled a high-game of 279 and a high-series of 719.
Ken West 4, Ken East 3
Emily Phillips rolled a high-game of 210 pins and a high-series of 573 pins to lead the Blue Devils (3-8) past the Bulldogs (2-10) 2529-2469.
NT 6, NW 1
The Lady Jacks (11-1) defeated the Falcons (8-4) 3157-3021 thanks to Rebecca Conlan, who bowled 233-603. The Falcons’ Marissa Staschak rolled a high-game of 246 and a high-series of 625.
Niagara Falls 7, Lew-Port 0
Hailey Johnson rolled a high-series of 675 to help the Wolverines (10-1) down the Lancers (0-11) 3514-2598. Alexis Wade bowled a high-game of 229 for the Lancers.
Lockport 5, GI 2
Lauren Pieroni bowled a high-game of 226 pins and a high-series of 577 pins to lead the Lions (5-6) past the Vikings (7-5) 2998-2736.
St. Joe’s 67, Wilson 12
Caleb Long, Nick Martone, Abraham Baker, Mike Wielgas, Nicholas Pace and Erriono Giardina were the catalysts behind the Marauders’ victory by winning their matches via pinfall. Jakai Harrison and Eesaa Abdur-Rahman picked up their wins by decision.
GI 60, Lew-Port 42
Jordan Piershalski led the Vikings to victory by contributing to wins in the 200 medley relay, 50 freestyle, 100 fly and the 400 free relay.