Lady Marauders top Olean for second straight game
High school girls basketball roundup
OLEAN — Kymi Nance scored 26 of her game-high 30 points in the first half as Dunkirk rolled to a 73-54 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West victory over Olean on Tuesday evening.
Nadara O’Dell and Olivia Smith each added 12 points for the Marauders (18-1, 10-1), who led 26-7 after the first quarter and 45-24 at halftime.
Jessica Beehler chipped in 11 rebounds and 10 assists while Octavia Porter also had 11 rebounds in the win.
Leah Williams led the Huskies (2-17, 1-11) with 14 points.
Gowanda 46, Salamanca 41
GOWANDA — The Gowanda Lady Panthers took down the Salamanca Lady Warriors 46-41 on Tuesday night.
Salamanca was led by Nizhoni Kennedy’s 14 points, while Kylee Dowdy had eight points.
Miya Scanlan had 21 points in the victory, while Paige Gabel had eight.
The Lady Panthers (4-13, 1-8) play their final game of the regular season against the Silver Creek Lady Black Knights on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m., while Salamanca (7-10, 7-1) will next play the North Collins Lady Eagles on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Maple Grove 45, Fredonia 40
BEMUS POINT — The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies dropped a close game to the Maple Grove Lady Red Dragons on Tuesday night, losing 45-40 at Maple Grove High School.
“We got a little spark in the third,” said Fredonia coach Dan Vona. “But we were a little sluggish tonight. Maybe it was the off day yesterday, knowing they’d have a game today, but that’s no excuse. We had a lot of sloppy passes.”
The Lady Red Dragons (11-8, 7-4) led 28-16 at the half, but Fredonia (11-8, 6-5) had a strong third quarter, outscoring Maple Grove 13-5 to only trail by four heading into the final quarter. Fredonia was even able to take the lead in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t hang on to close out the victory.
Fredonia was led by Anna Buchanan, who scored 13 points, while Kazlin Beers had 10, and Nagely Vazquez had 11 boards and four blocks.
Maple Grove’s Anna Tranum led the way for them with 22 points.
Fredonia has one game remaining before the playoffs begin next week, as they’ll host the Panama Lady Panthers at Fredonia High School on Friday night at 7:30 p.m., in what Vona described as “a tough one.”
Holland 63, Silver Creek 45
HOLLAND — The Silver Creek Lady Black Knights ran into a juggernaut on Tuesday night, falling to the Holland Lady Dutchmen 63-45 on Tuesday night at Holland High School.
The Lady Dutchmen (17-1, 11-1) were led by Claire Pikett’s 18 points, 22 rebounds, four assists, four steals, and six blocks.
Myla Kline also had 17 points and four steals and Ava Linder had 14 points, nine boards, and four assists.
Silver Creek (10-9, 2-7) were led by Kiera Brennan’s 21 points and five rebounds, while Abby Rice had nine points, nine assists, 11 boards, five blocks, and two steals.
Silver Creek has one game remaining before the post season, as they take on the Gowanda Lady Panthers on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Sherman 52, Cassadaga Valley 34
SINCLAIRVILLE — Despite leading 19-17 at the half, the Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars fell to the Sherman Lady Panthers 52-34 at Cassadaga Valley High School on Tuesday night.
While the Lady Panthers (15-4, 8-2) found their backs against the wall in a low scoring half, they rallied in the third with 14 points and exploded in the fourth with 21 points to blow by the Lady Cougars (11-9, 6-4).
Sherman was led by Maggie Myers with 15 points, while Mackenzie Gratto had 13 points, and Paige Gratto had 12.
Cassadaga Valley was led by Sarah Meder with 12 points, while Kaylee Pattyson had eight points, five boards, and three blocks.