N-O teams split in sectional semifinal games

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 March 2023 at 4:30 pm

Niagara-Orleans League teams went 1-1 in Section VI semfinal round basketball playoff action Thursday.

No. 3 seed Wilson downed No. 7 Cassadaga Valley 59-45 in the semifinal round of the Class C girls playoffs.

Peyton McInnis scored 21, Cait Cliffe 13, Lila Frerichs 10 and Rian Faery 9 for Wilson which captured the N-O championship this season with a 12-0 record.

Wilson will next face top seeded Randolph for the Class C title on Saturday. Randolph downed No. 5 Portville 58-38 in the other semi.

In the Class B2 boys semifinals No. 3 Newfane was defeated by No. 10 Fredonia 53-49.

Evan Myers scored a game high 27 and Ben Dickinson added 11 for Newfane which took the N-O title with a 12-0 record.