Holley ends victory drought; Kendall wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 11 December 2017 at 9:20 pm

Snapping a long 25 game plus losing streak, Holley scored a basket in the final second to nip visiting Rochester Prep 54-52 this evening in a non league boys basketball contest.

Holley pulled even at 52-52 on a free throw by Nick Schutz with nine seconds to go. The Hawks then scored the game winner on a basket by Patrick Bower with just under a second remaining off a pass from Ryan Andrews.

Bower finished with a game high 28 points and Andrew Moseman 11 points and 10 assists.

Trailing 11-7 after one period and 29-23 at the hlf, Holley pulled even at 39-39 at the three-quarter mark.  Bower tallied 10 in the second period, 7 in the third and then 9 in the decisive forth stanza.

“We stuck in there,” said Holley Coach Wil Prince. “We’re very happy to get the win. It’s been awhile.”

Now at 1-3, Holley next visits Oakfield-Alabama on Wednesday.

Kendall 71, Barker 62
Nate Warters scored 26, Mason Kuhn 18 and John Rath 16 to spark Kendall to a 71-62 non league win over visiting Barker.

Warters scored 10 in the third period and 6 in the fourth as Derek Edick added 5 and Kuhn 4 down the stretch for the Eagles.

Kuhn also had 10 rebounds while Warters and Mickey Gardner both had 8 and Rath 6 assists and 4 steals.

Malik Smith scored 17, Zach Richbart 14, Evan Ecker 13 and Nick Brandt 10 for Barker which trailed 36-27 at the half.

Girls Basketball
Newfane 45, Wilson 38
Newfane defeated rival defending champion Wilson for the first time in 10 years by a 45-38 margin in the Niagara-Orleans League opener.

Trailing 35-34, Newfane closed with a flurry. A layup off a steal and a jumper by Emily Foltz ignited the Lady Panthers decisive rally which also included a three by Paige Emborsky and two clutch free throws by Alexa Littman.

Emborsky finished with 21 and Foltz 19.

Anna Frerichs led Wilson with 12.