Third quarter haunts Black Knights in 50-35 defeat

SILVER CREEK – McKenna Maycock’s 30 points were too much for the Silver Creek Black Knights (3-2, 5-4) to overcome as Randolph (5-0, 8-2) reigned supreme with a 50-35 victory Friday in CCAA Division 2 girls high school basketball.

Silver Creek led, 12-11, after the first quarter but trailed just 25-22 at halftime.

In the third quarter, the Lady Cardinals went on a 16-4 run to take the lead they would never relinquish.

“It’s the story of our season for sure,” Silver Creek coach Tammy Rice said. “We made some defensive adjustments and just came out flat.”

Mandy Finch contributed in the win with seven rebounds, six steals, five assists and three points. Meanwhile, Megan Fisher had four points, seven rebounds and three steals for the winners. Maycock also had 12 rebounds, five steals and five assists.

The Black Knights were led by Jordan Brooks’ 14 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks. Jade Lewis did her part with eight points, six assists and five steals while Kelsey Orr had five points and as many boards in a losing effort.

Salamanca 52, Cassadaga?Valley 46

SALAMANCA – It took an extra period to decide the outcome, but Salamanca’s defense kept Cassadaga Valley off the board in overtime to pull out a hard-fought 52-46 win.

The Lady Warriors held a 25-16 lead at the half, but the Lady Cougars (1-4, 3-7) came out firing in the third with a 22-13 run and took a 1-point lead heading into the fourth and increased the advantage to 43-38 with five minutes to go, but Salamanca (2-3, 6-4) kept on fighting, and after a final stop with 21 seconds to go in regulation, the game was tied at 46-46. Salamanca was dominant in the overtime, shutting out their opponent, 6-0, to get the victory.

Shae Smith scored 16 points and had a double-double with 14 rebounds, Keely Watts also netted 16 points, McKayla Sluga hit 12 points and Alyssa Coustenis added seven rebounds

For Cassadaga Valley, Kristi Zink drilled 14 points with 10 boards for the double-double and Shawana Miller added nine points and pulled down 12 rebounds.