Big quarter leads Lady Cougars to 55-23 win


SINCLAIRVILLE – Cassadaga Valley (4-7, 2-4) led Portville by only one point, 10-9, after the first quarter. Then the Lady Cougars exploded for an 18-5 edge in the second quarter and never looked back en route to a 55-23 victory on?Monday in?CCAA?Division 2 girls high school basketball.

”Ashley Carroll caught fire and hit a three and two twos right off the bat,” Cassadaga Valley coach Mark Petersen said about the second quarter. ”That kind of got us going.”

Shawana Miller had a double-double for Cassadaga Valley with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and she also blocked six shots. Kristi Zink added 10 points and eight rebounds.

CCAA?Division 1

Olean 53, Gowanda 23

GOWANDA – For the final three quarters of Monday’s CCAA Division 1 girls basketball game between Gowanda and Olean, the scoring was fairly even.

Unfortunately for the Lady Panthers (3-3, 4-7), the Lady Huskies had already built a huge lead thanks to a 20-2 first-quarter advantage.

Olean rode that big lead to a 53-23 win.

Maggie Moore dropped 18 points while securing 11 rebounds to lead Olean. Sarah Ziggler added 13 points for the winners.

Kayla Issac paced the Gowanda attack with nine points – on three treys – and added three steals on defense. Markie John grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds in the loss.

Gowanda will try to get back on track Thursday, with a home game against Dunkirk.