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Tough league opener

Despite early lead, Silver Creek falls to Sherman in D2 West

Silver Creek’s Rachael Beadle drives the lane on Sherman’s Teagan Gratto during Monday’s Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West girls basketball game in Silver Creek. OBSERVER Photo by Ashleigh Brown

SILVER CREEK — Junior Kelsey Wagner scored a career-high 21 points to lead Sherman to a 49-20 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West win over Silver Creek.

The Black Knights (2-1, 0-1) actually led 10-7 after the first quarter, but the Wildcats (3-0, 1-0) outscored the hosts 42-10 the rest of the way.

Wagner scored 9 points during a 16-2 second quarter before adding three 3-pointers in a 26-8 second half.

Tayden Persons added 9 points and nine rebounds, while Isa Kioko had three assists in the league opener for both teams.

Gracelin Stevens led Silver Creek with 10 points.

Black Knights’ Lucille Jimerson fights for possession of the ball. OBSERVER Photo by Ashleigh Brown

SHERMAN (49)

Gabel 2 0 5, Emory 0 0 0, Kioko 1 0 2, Persons 4 1 9, Crawford 1 0 2, Wagner 6 5 21, Gratto 1 0 2, Martin 0 0 0, Safford 2 0 6, Christensen 1 0 2. Totals 18 6 49.

SILVER CREEK (20)

Olsen 0 0 0, Karnes 3 0 7, Blair 1 0 2, Daniels 0 1 1, Holden 0 0 0, Stevens 4 2 10, Jimerson 0 0 0, Kelly 0 0 0, Beadle 0 0 0. Totals 8 3 20.

3-point goals–Gabel, Wagner 4, Safford 2, Karnes.

Silver Creek’s Khloe Karnes hustles to contest a shot by Sherman’s Kelsey Wagner in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West action on Monday. OBSERVER Photo by Ashleigh Brown

Sherman 7 16 17 9 — 49

Silver Creek 10 2 6 2 — 20

DICARA POURS IN 30

DUNKIRK — Senior Molly DiCara scored 30 points to lead Dunkirk to a season-opening 66-17 nonleague victory over Brocton.

Shyla Karin added 15 points for the Marauders, who led 15-2 after the first quarter and 24-7 at halftime before a 17-0 third quarter.

Zoe Spiller paced the Bulldogs (0-4) with 8 points.

BROCTON (17)

Spiller 3 1 8, Bundy 1 0 3, Kryniski 0 0 0, Nickerson 0 0 0, Paff 0 1 1, Carlton 2 0 5. Totals 6 2 17.

DUNKIRK (66)

Santos 0 0 0, DiCara 12 4 30, Karin 6 1 15, Whitmore 0 0 0, Hernandez 3 1 7, Szymczak 1 0 2, Collazo 2 0 4, Rodriguez 1 0 2, EPacheco 2 0 4, JPacheco 1 0 2, Cole 0 0 0, Serrano 0 0 0. Totals 28 6 66.

3-point goals–Spiller, Bundy, Carlton, DiCara 2, Karin 2.

Brocton 2 5 0 10 — 17

Dunkirk 15 9 17 25– 66

MAPLE GROVE WINS OPENER

FORESTVILLE — Claire Price scored 14 points and Rebekka Roberts added 12 as Maple Grove opened its season with a 49-22 nonleague win over Forestville.

The Red Dragons (1-0) led 17-5 after the first quarter and 27-11 at halftime.

Carilene Sliwa led the Hornets (0-3) with 16 points, six steals and five rebounds, while Madison Christian picked up five steals.

MAPLE GROVE (49)

Trim 1 0 2, Johnson 2 0 5, Cornell 4 0 8, Halstrom 3 0 8, Roberts 6 0 12, Price 6 2 14. Totals 22 2 49.

FORESTVILLE (22)

Christian 2 0 4, Sliwa 6 3 16, Yarbrough 1 0 2. Totals 9 3 22.

3-point goals–Johnson, Halstrom 2, Sliwa.

Maple Grove 17 10 10 12 — 49

Forestville 5 6 9 2 — 22

WESTFIELD EDGES PANTHERS

SOUTH DAYTON — Tanleigh Bestine scored 24 points for Westfield in a 50-40 victory over Pine Valley.

Eva Gnadzinski had 11 points; Sydney Hotchkiss grabbed nine rebounds; Mackenzie Schumaker had 8 points and seven rebounds; and Bestine had four assists for the Wolverines.

Danica Farnham led the Panthers with 10 points and Danielle West had 9.

CARDINALS HIT 13 3S

BUFFALO — Randolph buried 13 3-pointers en route to a 59-46 nonleague victory over Nichols.

Skylar Herington had 32 points, nine rebounds and three assists to lead the Cardinals, while Quinn Pence added 15 points, eight assists, six rebounds and six steals. Zoey Dickerson grabbed five rebounds.

Madisen Wilson led Nichols with 16 points, Brianna Barr-Buday had 13 and Evelyn Walcott had 11.

RANDOLPH (59)

Bowles 2 2 8, Pence 6 0 15, Herington 10 4 32, Bushey 0 0 0, Steward 0 0 0, Dickerson 2 0 4. Totals 20 6 59.

NICHOLS (46)

Ball 0 0 0, Barr-Buday 5 3 13, Colpoys 0 0 0, Cruz 2 0 5, Diamond 0 0 0, Sheppard 0 1 1, Walcott 5 1 11, Wilson 6 0 16, Locke 0 0 0. Totals 18 5 46.

3-point goals–Bowles 2, Pence 3, Herington 8, Cruz, Wilson 4.

Randolph 11 15 16 17 — 59

Nichols 6 14 13 13 — 46

NECKERS HAS CAREER HIGH

CLYMER — Alexys Neckers had a career-high 32 points, seven steals, five rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots to power Clymer past Falconer 56-24 in nonleague play.

Elli Bodamer chipped in 13 points, seven rebounds and four steals, while Ava Nyweide had 7 points and four rebounds for the Pirates (2-0), who led 28-9 at halftime.

Ashley Smith had 7 points and seven rebounds; Augustine Krenzer had 7 points; and Ellyson Baglia grabbed 10 rebounds for the Golden Falcons (0-2).

FALCONER (24)

Helms 0 0 0, Krenzer 2 2 7, Lincoln 0 0 0, Rhinehart 1 1 3, Harper 0 3 3, Smith 3 1 7, Neal 0 0 0, Holmberg 0 0 0, Baglia 1 2 4. Totals 7 9 24.

CLYMER (56)

EJohnson 0 0 0, Heslink 0 0 0, Nyweide 3 1 7, White 0 2 2, Burchanowski 0 0 0, Neckers 11 7 32, LJohnson 1 0 2, Bodamer 5 0 13.

3-point goals–Krenzer.

Falconer 5 4 10 5 — 24

Clymer 13 15 13 15 — 56

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