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Rice sets Silver Creek scoring record

High School Hoops

Silver Creek’s Abby Rice looks to pass during a game last season. OBSERVER Photo by Braden Carmen.

OBSERVER Staff Reports

WESTFIELD — Abby Rice already reached her 1,000 career point milestone, as just a freshman, at Silver Creek last season. Tuesday, she hit another incredible milestone, as the Black Knights star sophomore set a new school record with 1,173 points with 18 points on Tuesday night in a 42-34 victory over the Westfield/Brocton Lady Wolverines at Westfield Academy. The previous record was held by Silver Creek great Jordan Brooks, who finished her senior season in 2014 with 1,165 points.

On Tuesday night, Rice’s 18 points went along with nine rebounds and six assists. Her teammate, Kiera Brennan, contributed 16 points and 11 rebounds in one of her better games to date, according to Silver Creek head coach Tammy Rice.

Silver Creek was down seven points at halftime, but regrouped in the third quarter with 17 points in the period. Westfield/Brocton had eight 3-pointers on the night. Westfield/Brocton, for the second straight night, was led by Katie Bodenmiller with 11 points and Mary Conklin with nine points.

Fredonia 60, Cassadaga Valley 34

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies “took care of business” on Tuesday night, according to Fredonia coach Dan Vona, with a 60-34 victory over the Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars in a non-league girls basketball game at Cassadaga Valley High School.

Anna Buchanan had a big game for Fredonia (2-2) with 16 points and 14 rebounds, leading the team in both categories. “She did a great job boxing out tonight. It was great to see,” said Vona.

Fredonia senior Nagely Vazquez scored 14 points, while fellow senior Kazlin Beers had 11 points, nine rebounds and nine steals. Bella Ruiz led Cassadaga Valley (3-2) with 12 points, while Sarah Meder and Meghan LeBaron each had six points for the Lady Cougars. LeBaron also had four rebounds and four assists, while Kaylee Pattyson had nine rebounds and six blocks.

“It was a good, fun game for us. We showed good fundamentals and everything went according to plan,” said Vona.

Fredonia also won the JV contest 42-28.

Next up for Fredonia is the Lady ‘Billies’ home opener, Friday, against North Collins. Without a JV team at North Collins, the game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. tip-off.

BOYS: Global Concepts 64, North Collins 59 OT

BUFFALO — The North Collins Eagles fell just short of a comeback victory on Tuesday night, with a 64-59 overtime loss to Global Concepts in a non-league boys basketball contest in Buffalo.

“It was a great game. My kids played hard,” said North Collins coach Jan Warren. “They hustled to the end and they left it all out there.”

Down nine points with three minutes to go, North Collins (0-4) came back to force overtime, but could not come away with the win. Tyler Robinson led the Eagles with 17 points and eight rebounds. Matt Sweet had 16 points, while Dominic Fricano had 12 points.

“Tyler Robinson was making plays for us all night long,” said Warren.

North Collins was doomed by poor free throw shooting, as the Eagles went 8-for-26 from the line.

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