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Natalie Whitman, left, led Starpoint with 28 points during the Lady Spartans' win over Bennett on Thursday.
Mark Mulville / Buffalo News

H.S. Girls Basketball: Grand Island dominates in advancing

Williamsville North, Wilson among teams moving on to sectional semifinals


No. 2 seed Grand Island is playing like a team determined to repeat its Class A-1 championship, rolling past No. 10 Lake Shore, 52-18, Thursday night in a Section VI quarterfinals game. Kallie Banker had 17 points and nine assists to lead the Vikings (14-5). Danielle Wegrzyn added 11 points, Brooke DeMarco scored 10 and Cassie Oursler grabbed 11 rebounds.

Class AA: Top seed Lockport jumped out to a 16-point halftime lead on the way to a 54-38 win over No. 8 Clarence. Caroline Randall led all scorers with 21 points for the Lady Lions (16-3), while Lea Sobieraski had 15 points and 10 rebounds. ... Taylor Swiatek scored 18 points and Cassie Hardick blocked seven shots in No. 2 Orchard Park's 49-39 win over No. 10 Kenmore West. ... Corrin Genovese scored 18 points and No. 3 Williamsville North overcame a three-point deficit entering the fourth quarter to score a 64-57 win over No. 6 Frontier. Nikki Attea and Allie Ahern had 15 points each for the Spartans (16-4).

Class A-1: Natalie Whitman and Ashley Wallace carried the offensive load for No. 5 Starpoint in a 65-40 win over No. 4 Bennett. Whitman had 28 points and Wallace finished with 21 for the Lady Spartans (12-5). ... Joelle Pollak scored 16 points and Katie Blanch had 14 to lead No. 3 Kenmore East (16-3) to a 54-37 win over No. 6 Iroquois. ... Top seed Williamsville East (12-7) defeated cross-town rival Williamsville South, 59-47, behind 17 points from Becca Rumschik and 13 from MacKenzie Klun. Sarah Marcus led South (6-14) with 24 points.

Class A-2: Loren Daniel had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds as No. 2 East beat No. 7 Cheektowaga, 55-44. Also for East (14-3), Nakeeia Ross grabbed 17 rebounds ... Kristine Ripson had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds as No. 5 Lew-Port knocked off No. 4 South Park, 54-34. Chelsea O'Laughlin added 14 points for the Lady Lancers (11-8), while Tashika Brewster led South Park with 12. ... Xavier-bound Shaquita Smith had 23 points, 15 rebounds and six steals to lead No. 3 Amherst over No. 6 Albion, 58-40. Ashley Fields and Rachel Schepart added 11 points each for the Tigers (16-3) ... Top seed Pioneer had little trouble with No. 8 Maryvale, 56-27. Leading the Panthers (17-2) were Ashling Flannery (13 points) and Jenna Crabb (12 points).

Class B-1: Emily Wendell had 14 points to lead No. 3 Fredonia past No. 6 Tonawanda, 61-28. Jessica Johnston added 11 points and Aidan Geise had 10 points and four steals for the Hillbillies (11-8). ... No. 2 Olean breezed past No. 7 Newfane, 76-32, behind 21 points from Rachel Bantelman. Marissa Levia added nine points and eight rebounds for the Huskies (16-3). ... No. 5 East Aurora forced 34 turnovers in a 59-39 win over No. 4 Lackawanna. The Blue Devils (8-11) also grabbed 28 offensive rebounds in the win. Christina Wright scored 13 points and Ashley Friess added 10 for the winners. ... Hailee Herc scored 21 points and grabbed 19 rebounds and twin sister Hannah added 13 points and 12 rebounds as No. 1 Eden easily dispatched No. 8 Depew, 58-39.

Class B-2: Nicki Triscuit had 16 points and five steals as No. 7 Southwestern (8-11) bounced No. 2 City Honors, 53-19. Jennie Thies added 15 points in the win. ... Jenna Harrington had a solid all-around game with 17 points, 10 rebounds and three steals in Roy-Hart's 60-45 win over No. 6 Falconer. Also for the third-seeded Lady Rams (14-3), sister Kim Harrington had 16 points and nine rebounds and Jessie DeWaters added 13 points and six assists. Falconer (7-12) was led by Jessica Edstrom's 14 points. ... Caitlin Martin led No. 4 Allegany-Limestone with 19 points, eight rebounds and four steals in a 65-35 win over No. 5 Akron. Also for the Gators (16-3), Samantha Stayer had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Lindsay Stoddard narrowly missed out on a triple double with seven points, 10 steals and nine assists. Gus Hallet-Jonathan led Akron (10-9) with 13 points. ... In typical balanced fashion, top seed Wilson got points from eight different scorers in a 56-37 win over No. 8 Gowanda. Jessica Curry led the Lakewomen (18-1) with 21 points. Sam Buckner grabbed 18 rebounds.

Monsignor Martin: Leah McDonell had 17 points, 15 rebounds and seven steals as Cardinal O'Hara (11-14) pulled away late from Niagara Catholic in the Monsignor Martin play-in game.

Erin O'Brien scored 13 points to lead Nardin past Holy Angels, 48-34. Alicia Jancevski added 11 points in the win.

The Monsignor Martin playoffs get started with the quarterfinals Saturday at Canisius College. Seedings will be announced today.