Hohl, D’Agostino week’s top performers
The Week in Review for local sports, Jan. 28 to Feb. 3:
TOP FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Kayla Hohl, Pine Valley
This is actually a double performance as Hohl scored 20 points on two days in a row against North Collins. She didn’t just make a difference in scoring. Several of her eight steals were key in getting the Lady Panthers off to a fast start in a 70-14 win in South Dayton on Thursday. On Friday at North Collins, she also added six rebounds, six steals and five assists in a 53-16 victory.
TOP MALE PERFORMANCE
Carter D’Agostino, Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers
The senior forward had a hat trick as the Steelers hammered visiting Olean, 7-1, on Thursday night. His linemates, Jared Hayden and Nolan Mages, had big nights too, each of them tallying a goal and three assists.
D’Agostino followed it up with another hat trick against Wilson-Newfane on Saturday.
Dunkirk girls basketball
The Lady Marauders are only 6-10 on the season but boosted their CCAA West 1 record to 3-6 with two big victories during the last week: a 59-55 win in Olean on Thursday and a 73-63 victory over visiting Falconer on Saturday. Dunkirk had to sweat out a close road game in Olean, always a tough place to play, on Thursday, only clinching the victory when Alexis Tofil hit a couple free throws with just a few seconds left. The Lady Marauders needed a different kind of focus for Saturday’s game: It was rescheduled twice — from Monday to Wednesday, then Wednesday to Saturday — because the illness-ravaged Lady Falcons couldn’t field a team. But once the Lady Falcons finally came to town, Dunkirk was ready for them.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“It definitely feels better taking an hour and a half bus road home after a win than a loss.” — Black Knights boys basketball coach Rob Genco, after his team went to Portville, located in eastern Cattaraugus County about a 70-mile drive from Silver Creek, and won on Friday.