Fredonia defense shines in 43-37 win
SILVER CREEK – The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies (6-1, 4-0) were able to remain undefeated in league play Friday night with a huge 43-37 win over the Silver Creek Black Knights (5-1, 2-1) in a CCAA West I girls high school basketball matchup.
Freshman Hannah Cybert led Fredonia with a career-high 16 points. Morgan Genovese filled the stat sheet with nine points, nine rebounds, four steals and three assists while Caitlyn Cybart pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.
“It was a very tough game,” Fredonia coach Carol Zirkle said. “It was very competitive. Jordan Brooks is a phenomenal player. She has a lot of skill. We focused on her and it might not look like we did a good job based on her stats, but they really did. This was a whole team win and our success is due to the fact they push themselves in practice,”
Brooks led Silver Creek with 24 points to go along with 18 rebounds and six blocks. Jade Lewis added 11 points and nine assists in the loss.
“I thought we started strong, but had some turnover that led to baskets on their end,” Silver Creek coach Tammy Rice said. They are a very fast and athletic team. We had a difficult time matching up against their speed. They played good man-to-man and we couldn’t get into our offense. This gives us some things we need to work on.”
CCAA West II
Westfield 51, Brocton 35
WESTFIELD – The Westfield Lady Wolverines (1-8, 1-3) picked up their first win of the season Friday with a 51-35 victory over the Brocton Lady Bulldogs in a CCAA West II matchup.
Rachel Allen led the Lady Wolverines with a solid all-around performance. Allen scored 11 points while adding eight steals and five assists.
Hannah Truitt also had 11 points in the win and teammate Carrie Knopp had 10 points of her own to go along with six rebounds.
Morgan Bennett scored a team-high nine points for Brocton in the loss.
“It was our first win of the season, so I’m really happy,” Westfield coach Matt Eggleston said. “We finally seemed to be able to push the ball. We were able to get out and fast break, which really helped.”
Chautauqua Lake 69, Sherman 33
MAYVILLE – Four players hit double figures as Chautauqua Lake put on a dominant performance Friday night, posting a 69-33 victory over Sherman (2-1) in CCAA West II girls basketball, its third league win of the season.
The Lady Thunderbirds (3-0, 6-1) scored early and often, leading by 35-16 at the half and were topped by Ashton Albanesius and Courtney Hughes with 14 points, Jenna Einink had 13 points with seven steals and Tara Hunt added 11 points.
Albanesius also hit the double-double with 12 rebounds, Ryleigh Hawkins also pulled down 12 rebounds and Hewes had five steals.
For the Lady Wildcats, Shenley Luden and Talia Coccurelli both produced seven points and Roxanne Toy had five rebounds.