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Lockport 73-Jamestown 51

AMHERST, N.Y.-Lockport rolled over Jamestown 73-51 Friday night in the girls Class AA semifinals at Sweet Home high school.

Lockport got a huge game from # 23 Marisa Guyton who poured in 31 points to lead the Lions. Another senior, # 14 Emma Sobieraski had 14 points and # 53 sophomore Sara Franco had 10 as the Lions dominated the Red Raiders from start to finish. For Jamestown # 32 Karisha Tapia had 16 and # 2 Ann Campion, a freshman had 14 points.

Lockport coach Bill Shaw told Two On Your Side's Stu Boyar "we knew it was going to be a high scoring game, we knew we were going to score a lot of points. Jamestown, that's kind of the game they want you to play. We just knew we had to defend them a little bit better and I thought we defended well tonight."

Lockport will play Lancaster for the Class AA championship Tuesday at NCCC. Tipoff is scheduled for 8-pm.

 

 

NEXUS Niagara Promotes Hassle-Free Border Travel

BUFFALO, NY - For $50, you can get over the border and back hassle-free. That's what the Peace Bridge Authority was reminding people today.

They have started what they are calling a grassroots campaign called NEXUS Niagara to encourage people to purchase the pass.

Brighter Lamps for Street In Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, NY - For years now, some Niagara Falls residents and business owners have complained that Pine Street is too dark at night. Now, the city is finally doing something about it.

Soon after decorative street lamps were installed on the street in the late 1990s, many people said they simply were not bright enough to light up both the street and the sidewalk at night. Some said it made the street an easy target for criminals.

Monday night, several feet of copper wiring was stolen from the outside of Family Dollar store on Pine Avenue, knocking out the power for a full day. One person who did not want to be identified told 2 On Your Side, crimes like this could've been prevented had there been brighter street lamps.

Mayor Paul Dyster (D) says there has been a plan in place for about a year to replace the 72 decorative lamps all at one time.

Niagara Falls Man Charged with Raping Teen

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - A 21-year-old Niagara Falls man has been charged with raping a 14-year-old girl.

Detectives arrested Zachary Lowman of 87th Street in Niagara Falls, NY  and charged him with Rape 1st and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Lowman is accused of raping a 14 year old girl in November 2011 while she was under the influence of K2, AKA synthetic marijuana. The victim told detectives that Lowman invited her back to his house where the two smoked a K2 cigarette. After which the victim began to "feel numb and began to shake" the victim also said she had no control over her body and could not speak.  At one point the victim passed out. When she woke-up she realized she was being sexually assaulted.

Detectives say Lowman admitted to them that he smoked K2 with the victim, but said the two had consensual sex and that he believed the victim was 18 years old.

Class AA Semifinals: Niagara Falls 47 - Williamsville North 44

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Niagara Falls held off a late Williamsville North charge to advance back to the Section VI Class AA championship game.

The Wolverines held a slim 23-21 lead at the half, but pushed the margin to 10 after the third quarter.  The lead would grow to as many as 14 in the 4th, before the Spartans started to rally. 

Williamsville North sophomore guard #10 Sterling Taplin scored a game high 26 points, including 13 in the 4th quarter to help cut the Wolverines lead down to three.  Taplin, who passed the 1000 point mark for his career, missed a long three at the buzzer that would have tied the game. 

Niagara Falls was led by #1 Jaleo Wilkins who finished with 15 points.  #10 Jermaine Crumpton added 11 points in the win. 

The Wolverines advance back to the Class AA finals, where they will have a rematch against defending champion Jamestown.  Tip-off is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. at Buffalo State. 

White House Salute: WNY Veteran Meets President

  A Western New York man and his wife had the rare privilege of meeting President Obama and enjoying a formal White House dinner during a special salute to veterans Wednesday night in Washington.

  Petty Officer 2nd Class Lawrence Benson is now serving at the Coast Guard Station in Buffalo. But he previously served with the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2004 and 2005. He learned about the formal dinner which honored veterans and submitted his resume to the Defense Department. He was very surprised when he was selected and received a special invitation to this gala event. Benson says the Pentagon selected representative veterans from each state and branch of service.

Rock Fans: Sing With Chicago and Fight Breast Cancer

Rock Fans: Sing With Chicago and Fight Breast Cancer

Grammy-Winning Band Chicago and American Cancer Society Team Up for Third Year of the Hit Promotion