Dunkirk takes down Southwestern
DUNKIRK – Khee Nance’s 17 points and 10 rebounds paced the Dunkirk Lady Marauders (6-2, 8-4) to a 51-39 victory over the Southwestern Lady Trojans (3-5) in CCAA Division 1 girls basketball Thursday.
Dunkirk head coach Sarah Bogardus credited her team for a great start, out-pacing the Lady Trojans 14-4 in the opening frame.
“I think we did a very good job coming out with energy,” Bogardus said. “We did a very nice job of putting defensive pressure on the guards, which got our defense going.”
A 23-9 Dunkirk halftime lead was challenged in the third quarter as the Lady Trojans held a 20-13 advantage in the period. Bogardus credited Southwestern for coming out with “really good momentum” to begin the second half.
Nance added seven steals and four assists in the win while Dimari Maisonet added six points, four rebounds, three assists and five steals for the Lady Marauders.
Bogardus credited Selena Ruiz (six points, four rebounds, two assists) for a great effort.
“Ruiz had a really huge game for us,” Bogardus said.
Olean 51, Fredonia 28
OLEAN – The senior-laden Olean Lady Huskies (8-0, 10-2) jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in defeating the Fredonia Lady Hillbillies (3-5, 3-9), 51-28.
Olean’s trio of Rachel Painter, Emily Bantelman and Sara Ziegler combined for 41 points to lead the Lady Huskies to victory.
The home team jumped out to a 16-10 first-quarter lead and cushioned the advantage to 32-17 by halftime. In the second half, the Lady Huskies outscored the visitors, 19-11.
Morgan Genovese led Fredonia with seven points while Emily Crandall and Kirsta Wheelock each had five in a losing effort.
Allegany-Limestone 47, Gowanda 42
GOWANDA – The Allegany-Limestone Lady Gators used an advantage at the charity stripe to down the Gowanda Lady Panthers (3-5, 4-9), 47-42.
The visitors shot 12-of-18 from the foul line while Gowanda was 4 of 13. The win avenged a loss earlier in the season to Gowanda.
The Lady Gators jumped out to a 32-18 halftime edge. However, Gowanda came storming back in the second half as it outscored the visitors, 24-15.
“That’s the problem,” Gowanda coach Megan Hinelein said. “We always try to make a comeback in the fourth quarter and it’s too late.”
Kayla Isaac led Gowanda with 16 points while Markie John had six points and 15 boards. Lexi Farner and Bri John each had seven rebounds in a losing effort.
The Lady Panthers return to action next Thursday when they host Southwestern.