• HS BASKETBALL: Pollak takes place in history

    By Dave Ricci
    The Tonawanda News - Feb. 3, 2010

    Joelle Pollak set a record, but she’s happier that her team got the win. Finally, it’s over. No more talk about breaking records. It’s just about the game.

    Leading Kenmore East to a 53-38 win over Niagara-Wheatfield in Niagara Frontier League girls basketball action Tuesday night, Pollak netted 25 points, including four 3-pointers, and became the all-time leading scorer in Kenmore East basketball history. She now has 1,461.

    Needing just three points to eclipse the record of 1,438 that was set by Mike O’Bryan in 1993, Pollak hit a pair of free throws two minutes and 11 seconds into the game.

    The historic bucket came just over two minutes later, when Becca Simmons grabbed a rebound in the Bulldogs end and threw a pass out to Pollak, who dribbled up court, pulled up and shot from 3-point range.