The first time the Silver Creek Black Knights (10-2, 5-2) and Dunkirk Lady Marauders (1-10, 0-6) met in a CCAA West I girls high school basketball contest, it took three overtimes and a controversial ending to decide a winner.
This time around, Silver Creek made sure to put the game away in regulation with a 46-30 victory Monday.
After an offensive struggle for both teams in the first half, the Black Knights took control in the second half as they outscored Dunkirk, 30-21, for the victory.
OBSERVER?Photo by Roger Coda
Dunkirk’s Maddie Crandall looks to shoot while being guarded by Silver Creek’s?Jordan Brooks during Monday’s CCAA?West I girls high school basketball game.
Silver Creek held a slim 7-6 lead after the first quarter and a 14-10 lead at halftime.
"Defensively, we were solid the whole game," Silver Creek assistant coach Kevin Rice said. "That's what kept us in it until we found the basket."
Jordan Brooks once again paced the Black Knight offense with 19 points, 19 rebounds, nine blocks and four steals.
Jade Lewis had an all-around solid effort with eight points, five assists and five steals while Darrien Spruce and Sarah Adams each grabbed six boards for the winners.
Maddie Crandall and Analeah Hernandez were Dunkirk's top scorers as they each scored seven points. Brittney Morgan finished with five rebounds in a losing effort.
Both teams are back in action Thursday as Silver Creek hosts Frewsburg and Dunkirk will travel to Fredonia.
Cattaraugus-LV 35, Forestville 24
FORESTVILLE - The Forestville Lady Hornets (2-12) couldn't get much offense going Monday as they fell to Cattaraugus-Little Valley (1-9), 34-25, in CCAA East II girls high school basketball.
After falling behind 14-10 after the first quarter, both teams combined for just six points in the second frame as the Lady Timberwolves led 18-12 at halftime. Cattaraugus-Little Valley went on to outscore the home team 16-13 in the second half to hold on for the win.
Makenzie VanZile was Forestville's lone bright spot in defeat with 14 points and 18 rebounds. Faith Mierzwa hauled down 13 rebounds in a losing effort.
SHERMAN - Roxanne Toy was the rebounding and scoring standout for Sherman (5-3, 9-5) in Division 2 West girls basketball Monday night.
Toy grabbed 22 rebounds and added 16 points as the Lady Wildcats defeated Brocton (2-8, 4-6), 73-25.
Page Zenns, who is back this year after missing the season last year with a knee injury, came off the Sherman bench and netted 16 points as well. She had 13 points in the second and third periods.
Bridget Yaw scored all of her 10 points in the opening eight minutes when Sherman took a 23-1 lead.
Jessica Merle sank a free throw to provide Brocton with its only points in the first chapter.
Talia Coccarelli became the fourth player for Sherman in double figures by swishing 12 points and making six steals. Jurnee Hannold also had six steals while Yaw added seven rebounds and four assists.
Jessica Putcher sank seven points for Brocton and grabbed eight rebounds to tie teammate Merle. High in rebounds for Brocton was Jessica Delcamp with nine rebounds while Hannah Truitt had four steals and three assists.
Clymer 51, Westfield 25
CLYMER - A fast start, led by Kayla Gilkinson, sparked Clymer to a win.
Gilkinson scored five of her seven points in the 17-5 first quarter lead and Clymer (5-2, 8-6) went to post a 51-27 verdict over Westfield (1-7, 1-12).
The high scorer for Clymer was sophomore Libby Heil, who was just recently brought up from the jayvees, and had 11 points.
M.J. Trisket grabbed nine rebounds and Carlie McAfoose added seven for the winners. Gilkinson led in steals with eight steals and Trisket also had six assists.
Marissa Okerlund had 11 points and five rebounds for Westfield.