Bomasuto has career night as Lady Marauders fend off Gowanda

GOWANDA – Joyce Bomasuto had a career night in helping the Dunkirk Marauders (5-2, 7-4) defeat the Gowanda Lady Panthers (3-4), 46-39, Thursday in CCAA Division 1 girls high school basketball.

Bomasuto scored 13 points while teammate Lacey Clark had 17. The duo helped lead a spirited 21-14 run in the third quarter to give the Lady Marauders a lead they would not surrender the rest of the way.

“Lacey and Joyce did an amazing job picking up the intensity in the second half,” Dunkirk coach Sarah Bogardus said. “Joyce stepped up huge. It was probably her best game of her career. She was just all over the place. She was aggressive offensively and defensively. She was the spark that got us going in that second half. I think that Joyce realized tonight she is capable of playing that way every game. It was huge for her confidence. It helps us realize we do have other threats and people that can step up.”

After falling behind, 18-14 at halftime, Dunkirk outscored the home team 32-21 in the second half.

Clark also had six rebounds while Bomasuto had three rebounds and four assists. Khee Nance contributed in the win with 11 points, nine rebounds and six assists.

The Lady Panthers were led by Lexi Farner’s 18 points and 11 rebounds. Kayla Isaac added seven points and three steals while Markie John, Bri John and C.J. Sawatis combined for 29 rebounds.

Dunkirk returns to action Thursday when it hosts Southwestern.