Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — During the game, it seemed the opposite happened. Niagara Falls met the Blue Devils’ ability to shoot from deep, each team hitting five threes, but it was Badowski’s ability to get to the basket or the free throw line that made the difference.
While the Wolverines looked content to swing the ball outside the perimeter on a number of possessions, Badowski was turning the corner hard and bracing for contact as he attacked the lane. Ten of his 23 points came from the line, where he finished without a miss.
Crumpton led Niagara Falls in scoring with 13 points, while Wilkes finished with 10. Badowski was the only Blue Devil in double figures.
The Wolverines drop to 1-1 after upsetting Bishop Kearney on Friday night. They’ll open their Niagara Frontier League schedule at 7 p.m. Friday at North Tonawanda.
Brunswick, the No. 8-ranked team in Ohio, moves to 2-0.
Depew 49, Niagara Catholic 40
In the first game of Session One, the Patriots (1-1) fell in a sloppy showing by both teams. Bryan Thomas led NC with 13 points, while Andrew Adamson chipped in 12.
NC trailed 23-13 after the first half, but a 15-8 third quarter pulled them back in the game. Turnovers, foul trouble and missed free throws would cost them down the stretch.
Leading scorer Jonathan Jackson was held to five points and missed much of the second half with four fouls.Follow high school sports reporter Mike Meiler on Twitter @mikemeiler for updates on your local teams.