Cornfield scores 1,000th point in Lake Shore loss

Photo courtesy of Section 6 girls basketball Twitter Shawni Cornfield of Lake Shore, holding the ball in the front row, scored her 1,000th career point Tuesday against Amherst. The Lake Shore Lady Eagles, seeded third in the Section VI Class A-2 girls basketball bracket, lost to second-seeded Amherst Tuesday, 70-63 in overtime, at Kenmore West.

OBSERVER Staff Report

BUFFALO — The Lake Shore Lady Eagles’ season came to an end in heartbreaking fashion on Tuesday night, falling to Amherst, 70-63 in overtime, in the high school girls basketball Class A2 Semifinals at Kenmore West Senior High School.

Lake Shore (16-6, 3-seed) rallied from a 12-point deficit to take the lead with under a minute to go, before Amherst (16-6, 2-seed) tied the game on a three by Leah Shutts with well under a minute remaining in regulation.

Shawni Cornfield had a layup roll in-and-out at the buzzer that would have won the game for Lake Shore. The Lady Eagles were outscored 12-5 in overtime.

Cornfield led the Lady Eagles in scoring this season, while eclipsing the 1,000 point mark in her career on Tuesday.

Only a sophomore, Shawni and twin sister Lani Cornfield will both likely return to Lake Shore with two years of their high school careers remaining.