Sara Ziegler had a game-high 18 points and 11 rebound as Olean (3-0, 2-0) eased past Fredonia (1-4, 1-1), 55-24, during CCAA Division 1 girls basketball action Tuesday night.
"Olean's a very good team and they execute their offense very well," Fredonia head coach Carol Zirkle said.
The Lady Huskies built a 17-6 lead after the first quarter, then used a 19-2 second quarter to build a 36-8 lead at the break. Olean outscored Fredonia in the third quarter, 12-6, before the Lady Hillbillies scored 10 points to the Lady Huskies' seven over the final eight minutes.
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Fredonia’s Maddy Crandall drives past Olean’s Kaylee Pearl during CCAA Division 1 girls basketball action Tuesday night, at Fredonia High School.
"I was happy at how we played at times," Zirkle said. "I think it's a learning experience. We need to pick up the intensity. We showed flashes at times, but then we did things that were not acceptable at any level of basketball."
Alicia Deering led the Lady Hillbillies with five points while Bre Dahn added four points and a team-high six rebounds. Morgan Genovese and Olivia Pucciarelli each had four points in the loss.
Gowanda 45, Allegany-Limestone 36
ALLEGANY - Lexi Farner had a game-high 21 points and a team-high nine rebounds to go with four assists as Gowanda (2-5, 1-1) defeated Allegany-Limestone, 45-36, during CCAA Division 1 girls basketball action Tuesday night.
"I think the girls were motivated and came out looking for the win," Gowanda head coach Megan Hinelein said. "They played well."
Down 12-11 after the first quarter, the Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Gators, 17-6, over the next eight minutes to take a 28-18 lead into halftime. Both teams put up eight points in the third quarter, before the Lady Panthers edged the Lady Gators, 11-10, in the fourth.
"We have a long break before our next game," Hinelein said. "We don't play until the beginning of January, so we have some things to work on."
Markie John had eight points in the win, adding seven rebounds while Breann John chipped in eight rebounds four points and two steals.
For Allegany-Limestone, Katie Scott and Halee George each had nine points in the loss.
Silver Creek 40, Salamanca 33
SILVER CREEK - Down three starters, the Silver Creek Black Knights (1-1, 3-3) received contributions from multiple players in a 40-33 victory over Salamanca (0-2) on Tuesday in CCAA Division 2 girls high school basketball.
Silver Creek's Jordan Brooks led the way with 24 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks while 5-foot-4 jayvee call up Kalee Dexter had a phenomenal game with 10 rebounds.
"I was blown away," Silver Creek coach Tammy Rice said of Dexter. "I expected her to be fast, but she was boxing out and was doing a great job on the weak side. It was nice to see."
Holding a 19-18 halftime lead, Silver Creek went on a 12-4 third-quarter run. The difference in the second half was Silver Creek's ability to shut down Salamanca's Shae Smith, who scored all 12 of her points in the first half.
Jayde Lewis contributed in the win with six assists while Cora Utegg pulled down seven rebounds.
"It was a good win for us," Rice said. "Lots of girls had to give us minutes. Utegg and Dexter and Amber Hemphill got minutes and worked super hard."
Silver Creek returns to action Friday at Portville.
CCAA Division 3
Chautauqua Lake 45, Maple Grove 17
MAYVILLE - Chautauqua Lake (5-0, 1-0) took advantage of an off night by Maple Grove (1-3, 0-1), winning the CCAA Division 3 girls basketball opener for both schools, 45-17.
"Maple Grove, to their credit, I watched them play a great game against Clymer (Monday)," Chautauqua Lake head coach Eric Schuster said. "They'll come back. I expect them to greatly improve as the season goes on."
The Lady Thunderbirds went up 7-0 after the first quarter, then allowed just two points in the second half, taking a 20-2 lead into the break. Things didn't get much better for Maple Grove in the second half, as the Lady Thunderbirds outscored Maple Grove, 25-15, for the 45-17 final.
"I thought we played really well," Schuster said. "We contested every shot. We didn't score as many as we like to, but we played defense and took care of the ball for the most part."
Jenna Einink led the way for Chautauqua Lake with game-highs in points (10) and rebounds (15) while collecting eight steals, six blocks and five assists. Courtney Hewes had nine points and four assists in the win while Ashton Albanesius chipped in nine points.
Nickara Liddell had a team-high six points for the Lady Red Dragons.
Panama 62, Forestville 46
FORESTVILLE - The Panama Lady Panthers (1-1, 1-0) were the aggressor Tuesday night in downing the Forestville Lady Hornets (4-2, 0-1), 62-46, in CCAA Division 4 girls basketball action.
"The aggressiveness wasn't there," Forestville coach Sierra Finch lamented about her team. "Just not aggressive enough."
Forestville turned the ball over 32 times.
The visitors outscored Forestville in every quarter on their way to victory. Brittany Lenart led Panama with 16 points and six rebounds. Allison Strickland chipped in with 12 points and Carly Abbate had 10 points and four assists while Brianna Marsh had six rebounds and five steals in the win.
The Lady Hornets were led by Alisha Szumigala's 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven steals. Sydney Youngberg had 14 points while Cherish Pope finished with 11 rebounds and six assists.
Forestville returns to action Thursday when it travels to Maple Grove.
Sherman 71, Ripley 18
SHERMAN - A monster game by Elle Reed was enough to propel Sherman to a lopsided victory over Ripley, 71-18, in girls CCAA Division 4 basketball action on Tuesday night.
Reed delivered the exceedingly rare quadruple-double (the second of her career) as she poured in 30 points, 12 of which came by virtue of the 3-pointer, to go along with 11 rebounds, 11 steals and 10 assists.
Led by Reed, the Lady Wildcats (3-0, 1-0) took a commanding lead at the end of the first quarter, 25-5, and then ballooned the advantage to 27 points, 37-10, at the break to cruise to victory.
Also for the winners, Bridget Yaw chipped in with 22 points and Danielle Reed led with nine rebounds.
For Ripley (0-2, 0-1), which was held scoreless in the fourth quarter, Melanie McCutchen led with 10 points and nine rebounds.