Chautauqua Lake throttles CVCS

SINCLAIRVILLE – The Chautauqua Lake Lady Thunderbirds (7-1, 4-0) used a stingy defense and a strong transition game to handle the Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars, 73-15, Wednesday in CCAA West II girls high school basketball action.

The Lady Thunderbirds received scoring from nine different players, led by Jenna Einink’s 18 points and Ashton Albanesius’ 17. Courtney Hewes contributed with 11 points in the win. Abanesius pulled down 13 rebounds while Einink added nine steals.

“I really thought defensively, we contested everything they shot,” Chautauqua Lake coach Eric Schuster said. “We played pretty well on defense. We got out in transition. We scored quite a bit in the first half once we started running.”

That transition game helped the visitors take a 22-8 lead after the first quarter and a commanding 45-10 halftime advantage.

Chautauqua Lake went on to outscore the home team 28-5 in the second half for the victory.

The Lady Thunderbirds travel to Clymer on Friday.

CCAA West I

Maple Grove 50, Dunkirk 45

BEMUS POINT – It was a close battle all night long, but Maple Grove (2-2, 4-5) had just enough to pull out a 50-45 victory over Dunkirk (0-4, 1-6), on Tuesday.

The Lady Red Dragons led by seven after two quarters, 20-13, and both teams played an intense second half with Maple Grove leading by just four as the final quarter began, but the Lady Marauders were unable to gain any ground.

For the winners, Emily Swanson earned the way with 23 points, 12 rebounds and four assists, Amie Adams added 12 points and five rebounds, and Alison Winchester had five boards.

Sydney Charles produced 13 points and had seven rebounds, Maddie Crandall connected for 13 points and four assists and Sarah Hanson added 10 points and seven rebounds.