SILVER CREEK - The Lake Shore Lady Eagles used a big third quarter to knock off Forestville, 39-26, Friday and capture first place in the Hae Jude girls high school basketball tournament.
Michaela Stepniak was named the Tournament MVP as she finished Friday's contest with eight points, eight rebounds and three assists.
Josilyn Benton was named to the All-Tournament team and finished with five points, three assists and a steal for the winners.
Forestville came out strong in the first quarter and took a 10-2 lead. However, the Lady Eagles used a 14-7 second-quarter run to trail by just one, 17-16, at the break.
In the third quarter, Lake Shore took the lead for good with a 14-1 run.
"We got off to a slow start," Lake Shore coach Andrea Conrad said. "We were 0-for-6 at foul line in the first quarter. We had ample opportunities to score, we just weren't putting the ball in the basket. In the third quarter we went into a full court man-to-man press. They couldn't deal with the pressure."
Sydney Youngberg and Ryanne Dugan each scored six points to lead the Lady Hornets.
In the consolation game, the Silver Creek Black Knights (1-2) dropped the Gowanda Lady Panthers, 41-31.
"The girls worked hard for the entire four quarters," Silver Creek head coach Tammy Rice said. "The First game we played we got outscored in the third (quarter) and we came out and played a good third (Friday) and it helped us win the game."
Silver Creek worked an 11-8 lead after the first quarter while taking a 19-15 lead into half time. Things didn't get much better after the break for the Lady Panthers, as the Black Knights put up 12 points to Gowanda's seven, taking a 31-22 lead into the final eight minutes. Silver Creek closed out the game with a 10-point fourth while Gowanda finished scoring nine points for the 41-31 final.
Jordan Brooks led the way with a game-high 24 points for the Black Knights while adding 16 points and five blocks to her ledger. Jade Lewis chipped in eight points and five assists in the win.
Lexi Farner led the Lady Panthers with 14 points and seven rebounds while Bre John added eight points and as many rebounds. Emma Weyand led Gowanda in rebounds with 13 while adding six steals.