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March 5, 2014

Lady Warriors run away with it

Wilson's girls hoops season ends with B Finals OT loss


Tonawanda saved its best for last Wednesday night, beating Wilson, 43-41, in overtime, to claim its first ever Class B girls basketball championship at Buffalo State College's Alumni Arena.
Head coach Jay Hall's Lady Warriors (17-4) got a game-high 24 points from senior guard Kaylyn Compeau, including four in overtime, as Tonawanda advances to the state Far West Regional at 11 a.m. Saturday at Finger Lakes Community College against the Section V (Rochester area) Class B champion. 
The winner of that game advances to the state “Final Four” March 14-16 at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.
Sophomore guard Dahnea Harrison had a huge second half with 9 points for Class B-1 third seed and evental champion Tonawanda. Senior co-captain Alanna Herne added 6 points.
“Now that we've come this far our confidence is boosted that much more now,” Compeau said. “We know the next team is going to be tough, but we're going to just keep working harder each time.”
The Class B-2 champion Lakewomen struggled shooting throughout, but were led by their senior forward Emily Lasher with a team-high 17 points. Senior Kaylee Stoelting added 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 steals for head coach Brian Baker's team, which finished 19-3 overall.
“We had a great run. Our kids played hard and fought back to the very end,” Baker said. “We got down but we hit some key shots by people who've been doing it for a lot of years. We're definitely going to miss the seniors. Hats off to our girls. They had one heck of a year.”
The game looked more like a rugby match than a basketball game at times with scrums galore and the possession arrow coming into play repeatedly throughout.
Stoelting hit a free-throw to give Wilson an early 1-0 lead, but Compeau came right back with a running jumper off the backboard that set the tone for the rest of the day and the Lady Warriors were up 2-1.

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