Hohl, D’Agostino week’s top performers

OBSERVER File Photo Pine Valley’s Kayla Hohl grabs a rebound back in December against Cassadaga Valley. Hohl scored 20 points on consecutive days this week to lead her team to two victories over North Collins.

The Week in Review for local sports, Jan. 28 to Feb. 3:


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.


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.


“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.