Bishop Dwenger and Homestead got commanding victories Wednesday night in the opening round of the Memorial Cup Playoffs, the city championship tournament of high school hockey.
Jared Lamothe had three goals and three assists to lead Bishop Dwenger to a 7-2 victory over Summit City at Lutheran Health SportsCenter. Ron Frank had 23 saves, as Dwenger earned a spot in Saturdays semifinals against Leo.
Homestead got goals from eight different players in an 8-1 victory over the FW Bruins. Hunter Norris had 24 saves for Homestead, which will next face Carroll.
BISHOP DWENGER 64, LEO 52: At Leo-Cedarville, Grady Eifert made 8 of 18 shots, including 5 of 10 from 3-point range, to finish with 23 points for the Saints. He also had six rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Teammate David Peters had 11 points, after making all five of his shots, and he had five rebounds.
Leo was paced by Adam Davisons 16 points.
HOMESTEAD 100.25, NORTHROP 95.75: Taylor Ross led the Spartans by winning the all-around competition with a score of 34.8. She won the vault (8.75) and balance beam (9.0). Northrops Izabelle Nelson was second in the all-around with a 33.1.