Chautauqua Lake girls roll
Jan. 23 - The Chautauqua Lake Lady Thunderbirds put together a dominating performance in Westfield as they took down the Westfield Lady Wolverines, 79-15, in Division 2 West girls basketball.
Jenna Einink led the way with 20 points, 16 rebounds and nine steals. Ashton Albanesius added 12 points and 10 rebounds while Ashley Moulton had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Courtney Hewes charted 13 points for the winners.
The Lady Thunderbirds outscored the home team 26-1 in the first quarter and held a commanding 41-1 lead at halftime.
Westfield's leading scorer was Kari Knopp with six points. Emma Fermier and Rachel Allen each had six rebounds in the losing cause.
Brocton tops CVCS
BROCTON, Jan. 23 - The Brocton Lady Bulldogs (2-5, 3-6) picked up their second straight win with a 46-26 decision over Cassadaga Valley (1-6, 1-10).
Brocton jumped out to a nine-point lead after the first quarter and a 26-13 halftime lead. The Lady Cougars hung tough in the third quarter as they were only outscored, 14-13. However, Brocton held the visitors to without a point in the final eight minutes for the victory.
Jessica Putcher led the way for the winners with 18 points and six steals while Jess Merle contributed with 11 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. Morgan Bennett had nine boards in the win.
Meghan Ames led the Lady Cougars with seven points and six rebounds while Ashley Repine had six blocks.
Brocton bullies Forestville
BROCTON, Jan. 21 - Jess Putcher and Jess Merle had 14 points each as Brocton (2-5) upended Forestville, 49-33, during non-league girls basketball action.
"It was nice to see a team win," Brocton head coach Ken Purcell said. "Everybody contributed. We got off to a good start and we were able to score in all four quarters. And that led to a victory."
Putcher chipped in six rebounds and six steals while Merle added nine rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs, who went up 19-5 after the first quarter and 29-17 at halftime. In the third quarter, Brocton outscored Forestville, 14-8, before the Lady Hornets put up eight points to the Lady Bulldogs' six in the fourth quarter.
Alisha Szumigala scored a game-high 15 points while adding 11 rebounds for the Lady Hornets. Also for Forestville, Faith Mierzwa had 10 points and Amanda Weaver five assists.
Chautauqua Lake soars past Pine Valley
SOUTH DAYTON, Jan 21 - Ashton Albanesius had a team-high 15 points while adding 11 rebounds as Chautauqua Lake (9-1) edged Pine Valley (9-2), 51-43, during non-league girls basketball action Tuesday night.
"I'm not happy because we had opportunities," Pine Valley head coach Tim Nobles said. "But I was pleased that we battled them and we competed with them. It was a really good test to play them."
The Lady Thunderbirds jumped out to a 21-12 lead after the first quarter, before taking a 27-24 lead into the break.
"We didn't press them because we've pressed them before and they handled it," Nobles said of the defensive strategy he had the Lady Panthers employ. "It is the same team they've had for three years. We played a lot of half-court (defense). We were right with them."
Chautauqua Lake outscored Pine Valley 13-9 in the third quarter and 11-10 in the fourth for the 51-43 win.
"We were down by 11 at one point in the first quarter, or beginning of the second," Nobles said. "And we came back and knocked (the lead) down to three and two in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter we got it down to six and got two steals in a row and didn't convert on either one."
Jenna Einink helped the Lady Thunderbirds with 13 points, 14 rebounds, eight steals and seven assists while Courtney Hewes chipped in seven points and six steals.
For the Lady Panthers, Kayla Mansfield had a game-high 19 points while adding 11 rebounds and four steals. Also for Pine Valley, Kayleigh Brunswick had six points while Katie Hoth chipped in five rebounds and three steals.
Panama pulls away from Westfield
Jan. 21 - Emilee Sperry scored 14 points to lift the Panama Lady Panthers (6-2, 2-2) to a 41-29 victory Tuesday over Westfield (1-10, 1-4) in CCAA West II girls high school basketball in Westfield.
After both teams battled to a 12-all deadlock in the first quarter, the Lady Panthers took a 22-16 halftime lead.
The Lady Wolverines battled back in the third quarter to cut the deficit, 28-23, heading into the final frame. However, Panama outscored the home team, 13-6, to leave Panama with the victory.
The Lady Panthers dominated the boards as Kelsey Johnson pulled down 11 while Brianna Marsh and Brittany Lenart each had 10.
Westfield's offense was led by Rachel Allen as she scored 14 points, four steals and two assists. Lindsay Harp added five rebounds and eight blocks in a losing effort.