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Close games abound in area high school girls basketball

PANAMA — Sherman missed a runner in the lane as time expired and Panama held on for a 35-33 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West victory Friday in a rematch of last season’s Section VI Class D championship game.

The Panthers’ Mandy Brink hit a 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter and scored the Panthers’ first bucket of the fourth quarter to make it a 10-point game, but the Wildcats (2-5, 0-1) battled back.

Back-to-back 3-pointers from Paige Gratto and Hayden Fisher cut the Sherman deficit to four, but Panama’s Kaitlyn Horton scored on the other end to push the margin back up to six.

The Wildcats’ Kaitlyn Lindsey answered with back-to-back buckets inside to make it a two-point game with what turned out to be the final points of the game.

Sherman missed a 3-point attempt with 43 seconds left, but rebounded a Panama (5-4, 1-1) miss and got the ball back. The Panthers’ Maddie Lisciandro then came up with a steal in the final 20 seconds. Sherman stole an inbounds pass and called timeout with 1.7 seconds remaining before its final shot glanced off the rim.

Brink scored a game-high 14 points to go along with eight steals, eight assists and four rebounds. Lisciandro had 13 rebounds, four steals and two assists while Kylie Morgan had eight rebounds.

Hayden Fisher led the Wildcats with 13 points; Jenna Fisher had nine rebounds and six steals; Grotto had eight rebounds and four assists; and Lindsey had four steals.

SHERMAN (33)

JFisher 3 0 6, Persons 1 0 2, PGratto 2 0 6, Wagner 0 0 0, TGratto 0 0 0, Swan 0 0 0, HFisher 4 2 13, Lindsey 3 0 6. Totals 13 2 33.

PANAMA (35)

Bailey 3 0 6, Brink 6 0 14, Schauman 1 0 2, Range 0 0 0, Morgan 1 0 2, Horton 1 0 2, Harvey 0 0 0, Lisciandro 2 0 4, Odell 2 0 5. Totals 16 0 35.

3-point goals-PGratto 2, HFisher 3, Brink 2, Odell.

Sherman 8 3 12 10 – 33

Panama 11 10 10 4 – 35

Jayvees: Sherman won 37-33.

CLYMER HOLDS ON LATE

MAYVILLE — Alexys Neckers was fouled on a drive with 33 seconds remaining and made both free throws to give Clymer a 50-49 lead en route to a 52-49 Division 2 West victory over Chautauqua Lake.

The teams were tied at 41 with 4:25 remaining before Makenna Woods hit a pair of free throws and Karlen Honey hit a turnaround in the paint to give the Pirates (9-1, 2-0) a 45-41 lead.

The Thunderbirds’ Lily Woodis hit a 3-pointer with 2:55 left to pull her team within a point before Natalie Gilkinson gave Chautauqua Lake a one-point lead when her shot inside bounced in with 2:10 left.

Neckers then drilled a 3-pointer with exactly one minute remaining on the clock to make it 48-46, but Woodis answered with another 3 to make it 49-48 with 49 seconds left.

Neckers gave Clymer the one-point lead with her two free throws and Aurora Ordines made it 51-49 with another free throw after a Thunderbirds turnover.

Chautauqua Lake (2-4, 1-1) turned the ball over twice in the final 18 seconds, and after Mikala Einink made a free throw with three-tenths of a second left, the Thunderbirds missed a desperation 3-point attempt at the buzzer.

Neckers led the Pirates with 17 points and three steals; Honey had 16 points and 10 rebounds; and Einink had five rebounds and four steals.

Woodis scored 18 of her game-high 28 points in the first half for Chautauqua Lake. She also grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked three shots. The 28 points tied a career high. Natalie Gilkinson chipped in nine rebounds.

CLYMER (52)

Ordines 3 1 7, Einink 1 2 4, White 1 0 2, Woods 2 2 6, Neckers 6 2 17, Johnson 0 0 0, Honey 6 4 16. Totals 19 11 52.

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE (49)

Obert 2 0 4, Olson 1 1 3, Wolcott 2 2 6, Donato 2 0 6, Gilkinson 1 0 2, Lindsey 0 0 0, Woodis 10 2 28. Totals 18 5 49.

3-point goals-Neckers 3, Donato 2, Woodis 6..

Clymer 23 4 7 18 – 52

Chautauqua Lake 16 14 11 8 – 49

Jayvees: Chautauqua Lake won.

WILLIAMS BANKS IN WINNER

The girls from Olean and Fredonia experienced a rollercoaster of emotions in the final 4 seconds of their Division 1 West game.

The Huskies’ Leah Williams banked in a turnaround 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining to give her team a 36-33 victory over the Hillbillies at Fredonia High School.

After a timeout, the Huskies stole an inbounds pass and Anayah Parks-Barker added a final free throw.

Just seconds earlier it looked like Fredonia had won the game when Nevaeh Zadzilka hit a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left to put the Hillbillies up 33-32.

“Congrats. That’s just a fun game,” Fredonia head coach Dan Vona said postgame. “As a coach, the players just have to take that as a fun experience. Even though we lost, it was a victory for us. We hung in there great.”

Olean led 32-30, but turned the ball over on an inbounds play with 19 seconds remaining.

The Hillbillies returned the favor on their next possession, but a tie-up on a loose ball gave the ball back to Fredonia before Zadzilka’s go-ahead shot.

Zadzilka led the Hillbillies with 9 points, Ashlynn Delcamp had seven rebounds, Alana Holt grabbed five rebounds and Ella Koopman had five assists.

Williams led the Huskies with 11 points and JoJo Gibbons chipped in 10.

OLEAN (36)

Gibbons 3 3 10, Burt 1 0 2, Parks-Barker 2 3 7, Kratts 2 0 5, Williams 3 4 11, Fayson 1 0 2. Totals 11 10 36.

FREDONIA (33)

Davis 2 2 6, Delcamp 2 0 4, Gullo 2 0 4, Matos 1 0 2, Tabone 1 0 3, Zadzilka 3 0 9, Holt 2 0 5. Totals 13 2 33.

3-point goals-Gibbons, Kratts, Williams, Tabone, Zadzilka 3, Holt.

Olean 11 6 10 9 – 36

Fredonia 7 13 3 10 — 33

Jayvees: Olean won.

WELTY SISTERS CARRY PORTVILLE

PORTVILLE – Mallory Welty had 21 points, seven rebounds and three steals to lead Portville past Cassadaga Valley 66-34 in the Central Division.

Lilly Bentley added 18 points and seven rebounds; Mia Welty had 16 points, five rebounds and three steals; and Jackie Scanlon had six assists and three steals for the Panthers (8-2, 2-0), who led 35-22 at halftime before a 22-4 third quarter put the game away.

Aliyah Hopkins led the Cougars (3-5, 0-2) with 15 points, eight rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals; Emiley Anderson had 14 points and two steals; and Hailey Anderson grabbed six rebounds.

CASSADAGA VALLEY (34)

Horton 0 1 1, Johnson 0 2 2, EAnderson 5 0 14, Hopkins 4 5 15, HAnderson 1 0 2. Totals 10 8 34.

PORTVILLE (66)

Kosinski 0 0 0, MaWelty 7 4 21, Lyle 1 0 2, MiWelty 6 0 16, Scanlon 1 0 2, Haynes 1 0 2, Artlip 1 0 3, Sickles 1 0 2, Bentley 7 4 18. Totals 25 8 66.

3-point goals-EAnderson 4, Hopkins 2, MiWelty 4, MaWelty 3, Artlip.

Cassadaga Valley 11 11 4 8 – 34

Portville 18 17 22 9 – 66

FRANKLINVILLE RALLIES

SOUTH DAYTON – Franklinville outscored Pine Valley 15-5 in the fourth quarter to rally for a 48-39 East Division win.

Tarryn Herman hit a runner with six minutes remaining to tie the game at 37-all. Megan Jackson followed with a jumper in the lane that came on a fourth opportunity after Franklinville grabbed three offensive rebounds during the possession. That gave Franklinville (6-3, 3-1) a 39-37 lead, its first since the game was 3-2 in the opening minutes.

Jackson added a pair of free throws, Herman hit another driving layup and Sofia Bentley added a layup during the game-changing run.

Jackson and Bentley each finished with 12 points while Herman had 10.

Danielle West led Pine Valley (3-6, 2-1) with 10 points and seven steals while Cassidy Vincent and Vivian Libby each had seven rebounds.

FRANKLINVILLE (48)

Pfeiffer 0 0 0, Jackson 3 6 12, Marchese 0 0 0, Tatlow 0 0 0, Bentley 4 3 12, Courtney 0 0 0, Slavinski 1 1 3, Rivera 1 0 2, Herman 3 4 10, Frank 2 5 9. Totals 14 18 48.

PINE VALLEY (39)

RTunstall 0 0 0, Hohl 0 0 0, Hardy 3 0 7, DWest 5 0 10, Kruszka 0 0 0, AWest 2 0 4, Campbell 2 1 5, ATunstall 2 0 4, Dahl 0 0 0, Miller 2 0 4, Libby 0 0 0, Vincent 2 1 5, Hayes 0 0 0. Totals 18 2 39.

3-point goals-Bentley, Hardy.

Franklinville 6 13 14 15 – 48

Pine Valley 12 12 10 5 – 39

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