SINCLAIRVILLE - Cassadaga Valley (4-7, 2-4) led Portville by only one point, 10-9, after the first quarter. Then the Lady Cougars exploded for an 18-5 edge in the second quarter and never looked back en route to a 55-23 victory on?Monday in?CCAA?Division 2 girls high school basketball.
''Ashley Carroll caught fire and hit a three and two twos right off the bat,'' Cassadaga Valley coach Mark Petersen said about the second quarter. ''That kind of got us going.''
OBSERVER?Photo by Lisa Monacelli
Cassadaga Valley’s Kelcie Brown runs the offense during Monday’s CCAA?Division 2 girls high school basketball game against Portville.
Shawana Miller had a double-double for Cassadaga Valley with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and she also blocked six shots. Kristi Zink added 10 points and eight rebounds.
Olean 53, Gowanda 23
GOWANDA - For the final three quarters of Monday's CCAA Division 1 girls basketball game between Gowanda and Olean, the scoring was fairly even.
Unfortunately for the Lady Panthers (3-3, 4-7), the Lady Huskies had already built a huge lead thanks to a 20-2 first-quarter advantage.
Olean rode that big lead to a 53-23 win.
Maggie Moore dropped 18 points while securing 11 rebounds to lead Olean. Sarah Ziggler added 13 points for the winners.
Kayla Issac paced the Gowanda attack with nine points - on three treys - and added three steals on defense. Markie John grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds in the loss.
Gowanda will try to get back on track Thursday, with a home game against Dunkirk.