Maple Grove defense too much for Cassadaga Valley

SINCLAIRVILLE – The Maple Grove Lady Red Dragons used a pressure defense which led to several fast-break points in taking down Cassadaga Valley, 60-37, Friday in the opening game of the Lady Cougars Tip-off Tournament.

Maple Grove’s Emily Swanson had an all-around stellar performance as she poured in 26 points, added 10 rebounds and four assists.

The Lady Red Dragons built up a 15-6 lead after the first quarter and held a commanding 34-15 halftime advantage. The visitors went on to outscore the Lady Cougars, 26-22 in the second half for the win.

Alison Winchester contributed in the win with 13 points and five steals while Ellie Lockwood had 10 points and three steals in the win.

Ashley Repine was Cassadaga Valley’s leading scorer with eight points. Madison Reuther, Meghan Ames and Preslie Johnson each had six points in a losing effort.