Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

Sports

February 17, 2012

LHS/Shen in Kiwanis final tonight

Guyton cans 28 for Lady Lions in bounce-back win over Olean

LOCKPORT — Dominating wins by cross-state powerhouse Shenendehowa and the Lockport Lady Lions sets the stag for a fantastic finish tonight in the 30th Kiwanis Girls Basketball Classic at Lockport High School.

Lady Lions senior forward Marisa Guyton did everything but hand out the souvenir T-shirts, scoring a game-high 28 points as Lockport beat Olean, 65-39 in the nightcap of two varsity contests Friday night. Shenendehowa was equally impressive in beating Lancaster, 71-51, in the varsity tournament opening game.

Guyton went into beast mode during warm-ups, then poured in 12 points in the first quarter, adding 11 more in the second for a career-best 23 points at halftime, as head coach Bill Shaw’s team cruised to their 14th victory in 17 games overall this winter season.

“It’s great the way we’ve come back from a tough loss to play so well,” said Guyton, referring to Lockport’s loss at Grand Island on Tuesday that gave the Niagara Frontier League title to the Lady Vikings for a second straight year.

“It felt good to play well again, but we’ll need to play well against Shenendehowa. I was very impressed with them. I saw shooters everywhere. And they’re fast.”

Senior Emma Sobieraski had 13 points and junior guard Alexis Cheatham added 11 for Lockport. Kaylee Pearl topped the Lady Huskies with nine points. Emily Bantelman added eight.

“I thought we played well in the first half,” Shaw said. “We moved the ball well and we moved well without the ball. I thought we were lazy an sloppy in the third. We’ll need to be a more consistent team to win (tonight).”

Shenendehowa senior all-everything Emily Weber was outstanding, scoring a game-high 29 points for Shenendehowa but super sophomore Mary Kate Cusack was also impressive with 24 points as head coach Ken Strube’s team moved the ball well throughout Friday’s win.

Weber and Cusack both hit four, 3-point buckets in the contest. Junior Alyssa Marsal added 12 for Shen (16-1).

The contest featured the return to the Lady Lions Den of former LHS junior varsity hoops coach Karen Catalano, now the Lady Redskins head coach. Catalano, a district guidance counselor, said the game was a good test for her team.

“It was exciting playing here. We hadn’t been truly tested, except for Jamestown, until tonight,” Catalano said. “They shot the lights out on us.”

Senior St. Bonaventure-bound center Katie Healy played a strong game for Lancaster, with a team-high 22 points. Sophomore Sarah Saba added 13. “Katie always plays well for us. She’s a house,” Catalano said.

There are four games in today’s Kiwanis Tournament finals. At 1 p.m., Grand Island meets Olean in the junior varsity consolation game, the JV title game at 2:30 pits Lockport against Lancaster, the varsity consolation game between Olean and Lancaster will begin at 6 p.m. and the varsity title contest between LHS and Shenendehowa is expected to begin at about 7:45 p.m.

• BOYS BASKETBALL

Lew-Port 52, Starpoint 43

PENDLETON — Nick Caso and J.D. Gara each scored seven points to lead 12 scorers for the Lancers (8-10). Andrew Rankie (12 points) and Stan Speaker (11 points) led the Spartans (1-17).

1
Text Only
Sports
  • 140730 Abdallah MAIN art.JPG Abdallah ranked No. 2 in the world by WKA

    Lockport professional kickboxer Amer Abdallah has been ranked the No. 2 Cruiserweight in the world by the World Kickboxing Association.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Miller, Erin 2014.jpeg Miller sets 2 national lift records

    Lockport’s Erin Miller has successfully begun to channel the strength she acquired by shot putting and hammer-throwing into powerlifting. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140730 Bills Future ART.jpg Trump says he may not be the new Buffalo Bills owner

    Donald Trump says he is unlikely to be the next owner of the Buffalo Bills because he’s “not going to do something totally stupid” to make the team his.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140721 Canal Derby MAIN ART.JPG Medina man snags top prize

    A Medina man was the grand prize winner of a new fishing boat, motor and trailer at the 2014 Erie Barge Canal Fishing Derby Awards Banquet on Sunday at the Gasport Fire Hall.

    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • 140719 Bills Camp MAIN ART.jpg LHS grid Lions set to open at the Ralph

    The Lockport football Lions won't need to qualify for the sectional playoffs this fall in order to play a game at coveted Ralph Wilson Stadium — home of the National Football League's Buffalo Bills.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140719 Bills Camp SEC ART.jpg Bills will open camp Sunday

    Home-run hitters generally strike out a lot

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140718 Ennis MAIN ART.jpg Ennis earns five-year deal

    The Sabres re-signed center Tyler Ennis on Thursday to a five-year contract worth about $23 million.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140716 Area Sports ART.jpg Taylor made victory in Florida

    Lockport heavyweight Joe Taylor improved to 6-0 as a professional by winning an IKF tournament last week in Florida.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140717 Together Again MAIN art.jpg Reed & Kelly: Together again

    Andre Reed will have his old signal-caller right there with him to celebrate in Canton.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140714 World Cup MAIN.jpg Goetzekrieg

    With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

    July 13, 2014 2 Photos

Featured Ads
Sabres
Bills
AP Video
Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Judge OKs Record-setting $2B Sale of Clipper Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's 49ers Open Posh, High-tech Stadium in California Jeter, Trout Lead AL to All-Star Game Win Kluwe: I Hope Vikings Make Investigation Public College Football Championship Trophy Unveiled Cleveland Expects Economic Boom From Lebron Argentina Fans Sad but Proud in Loss Germany Wins the World Cup 1-0 Raw: German Players Head to World Cup Final LeBron: Move Back to Cleveland 'Exciting' Netherlands Beats Host Brazil 3-0 to Finish 3rd Raw: Stunning Timelapse of WC Final Host City Joy Fills Streets of Cleveland As LeBron Returns FIFA Rejects Suarez Appeal Against Biting Ban World Cup Final Pits Argentina Against Germany
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide