Ellicottville holds on for win against Pine Valley

OBSERVER Staff Reports

SOUTH DAYTON — The Pine Valley Lady Panthers came all the way back from an early 14-point deficit, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Ellicottville as the Lady Eagles held on for a 50-41 victory in CCAA Division 2 East girls basketball.

“(Ellicottville) came out strong. We seemed like we were in slow motion in the first half,” Pine Valley coach Dave Pihlblad said. “They got up to a 14-point lead. We responded really well in the second half. .. We got it down to a one-point lead … then Ellicottville made their free throws down the stretch to put the game away.”

In the closing minutes, the Lady Eagles converted four of their six attempts from the free throw line.

Kayla Hohl scored a game-high 25-points for the Lady Panthers, and piled up 10 steals and five rebounds. Kaylee Crisanti put up six points and five steals in the loss.

Pine Valley (10-6, 5-3) now moves on to play at Forestville, Thursday.

Shawni Cornfield scores 35 in overtime victory

CHEEKTOWAGA — The Lady Shore Lady Eagles won in overtime at Maryvale, 65-61, in an ECIC Division 3 girls high school basketball game Monday.

As always, the Lady Eagles (12-4, 8-2) were led by the Cornfield sisters. Shawni Cornfield poured in 35 points and added nine rebounds and seven steals, while Lani Cornfield contributed 13 rebounds, 11 points, six steals and five assists. Lake Shore’s Jalyn Jimerson had 11 rebounds, eight points and six assists.

Maryvale’s top scorer with Ashley Smith with 20 points. Smith hit the three-pointer that forced overtime.

The Lady Eagles return to action Wednesday at home against Pioneer.