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Teams collect money for American Cancer Society

by jmaloni
Thu, Feb 23rd 2012 07:00 am

The Niagara-Wheatfield junior varsity and varsity girls basketball players were big winners off the court, raising more than $1,000 for the American Cancer Society. They collected donations, sold donor cards and pink wristbands to raise the money. The N-W marketing classes joined their effort and sold pink cancer shirts, donating $2 from every shirt sale to the cause. When it is all tallied, they expect to have raised nearly $1,500.

Both teams were winners on the court as well on Feb. 17 against Lewiston-Porter. The varsity girls won 65-58, led by Rachel Pawlak's 21 points and Melissa Smith's 17 points. The junior varsity girls won 32-13, as Allison Rickard and Bailey Milleville combined for 16 points.

Pictured, from left, are varsity captains Kelsey Nielsen, Jessica Hastings and Kenzie Oddo with junior varsity captains Bailey Milleville, Kelsi Linton and Hannah Carrier.

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