Lady Cougars win on the road, 47-38

OBSERVER Staff Reports

CATTARAUGUS — The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars girls basketball team picked up a solid road win Tuesday, defeating the Cattaraugus-Little Valley Lady Timberwolves, 47-38.

Cassadaga Valley played a strong second half, outscoring the Lady Timberwolves 29-18 to pick up the victory. The Lady Cougars were led by sophomore Brooke Repine, with a team-high 16 points and 13 rebounds on the night. Sophomore Bella Ruiz added 10 points, including two three-pointers, while senior Paige Hitchcock had eight points to go along with 11 rebounds.

Junior Erin Washburn led Cattaraugus-Little Valley with nine points.

Cassadaga Valley plays Maple Grove next on Friday, while Cattaraugus-Little Valley plays Genesee tonight.


SILVER CREEK — Clymer outscored Silver Creek 21-4 in the third quarter on its way to a 45-28 victory in high school girls basketball Tuesday.

“We had a lead in the first (quarter), and somewhere in the mid second quarter we started making a ton of mental mistakes under pressure,” Black Knights coach Tammy Rice said. “We came out in the third quarter and made a lot of bad decisions off their press. Clymer had a ton of offensive points off pressure situations and running the floor well. We rebounded in the fourth quarter, but by then it was too late.”

Silver Creek’s Abby Rice led all scorers with 14 points. Clymer’s Ashley Covey had 13 points.

Abby Rice was also the Black Knights’ top rebounder with nine. Jaeleigh Cruz had six steals for the team.

The Black Knights are off to North Collins on Friday.


ANGOLA — One night after its season-opening victory over Fredonia, the Lake Shore Lady Eagles fell to Sacred Heart, 58-43, in the home-opener at Lake Shore. Sacred Heart’s two leading scorers, sisters Michaela and Siobhan Ryan, out-scored the Lady Eagles on their own, tallying a combined 45 points between the two. Michaela, the game’s leading scorer with 27 points, surpassed the 1,000 career point mark in the victory.

Much like last night’s victory, Lake Shore did not rebound as well as first year coach Danielle Arnone had hoped.

“We didn’t box out, just like last night at Fredonia,” said Arnone.

For the second night in a row, sophomores Sophie Snyder and Lani Cornfield led the Lady Eagles in scoring, with Snyder leading the way with 13. Snyder made 9-of-10 free throws on the night, which Arnone characterized as “incredible.” Cornfield also added nine steals.

Though the talented sophomores played well two nights in a row, the Lady Eagles were not able to top what Arnone called “a very talented team” in Sacred Heart.