Bulldogs Have Big Night
Before the Ladyjacks knew what hit them it was too late.
Serena Sordetto scored 19 points and earned Player of the Game honors as Kenmore East defeated North Tonawanda, 63-20, in Niagara Frontier League girls basketball Tuesday night.
Improving to 4-2 in league the Lady Bulldogs opened with a 17-0 run and never looked back. Carianne McCarthy sank six of the Bulldogs first eight points to finish with 13 points on the night.
Kendall Mills (11 points) and Lexi Lagattuta (10) were also in double digits for the Bulldogs who held a 40-9 lead at halftime.
While his team’s offensive output pleased head coach Jack Blanch, the challenge was not getting too relaxed and falling into moments of sloppy play.
Sticking to the game plan was key.
“We definitely had our mind set on this game. We wanted to get a lot of layups today. Cut and drive to the basket and I really think we reached our goal,” Sordetto said.
“We got a lot of open layups and we just played well as a whole. We passed the ball when we were open and we didn’t force shots.”
For the Ladyjacks, who just came off of a strong performance winning the Tonawanda Holiday Tournament last week, this game was a test of character. A reminder that even though they have made positive strides forward there is still work to be done.
NT was led by Lindsay Piotrowski who had 11 points.
Ken East capital Kendall Mills, playing in her first home game since reaching the 1,000 point mark at Lewiston-Porter on Dec.13, was recognized prior to the game with a ceremonial ball. Next up for the Lady Bulldogs will be the rival Blue Devils at home Friday as part of the Battle of Ken-Ton boys/girls double header.
Kenmore West gutted out a heartstopping 35-34 win over CSAT on Tuesday.
Alexis Rivera led the way with 18 points for Ken West. While Anna Quinlan had nine points and Emma Pfohl was tough on the boards with 10 rebounds.