The Dunkirk Lady Marauders (1-12, 0-9) suffered yet another overtime loss Monday night as they took the Falconer Lady Golden Falcons (7-8,4-6) into double overtime, but ultimately fell 48-45 in a CCAA West I girls basketball contest.
Trailing 32-25 entering the fourth quarter, the Lady Marauders turned it on in the final stanza and with under a minute left, Alexis Clark hit a 3-pointer to tie the game and force overtime.
OBSERVER?Photo by Roger Coda
Dunkirk’s Samiyha Toomer drives to the basket against a Falconer defender during Monday’s CCAA?West I girls high school basketball game.
After a back-and-forth overtime period, Dunkirk found itself with the ball at the end of the extra frame. The Lady Marauders were able to get a shot off to beat the buzzer, but unfortunately for Dunkirk, the shot didn't fall.
Dunkirk again battled throughout the second overtime and once again found themselves with the ball, down by two, with less than 10 seconds left. This time, the Lady Marauders were unable to get a shot off and turned the ball over.
Still, Dunkirk had another opportunity to get off a 3-point attempt at the end of the game, but again, the shot failed to drop.
"We had our ups and downs," Dunkirk coach Sarah Burnett said. "We played a really good fourth quarter and fought back from a big deficit in the third. Both teams went back-and-forth and overall, it was a really good game."
Sidney Charles recorded a double-double for Dunkirk with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Clark finished with nine points to go with 10 rebounds and four blocks while Maddie Crandall finished with nine points, five rebounds and five steals.
Emma Steele scored a game-high 20 points and came away with seven steals in the win while teammate Abby Courtney added 10 points, six rebounds and three steals.
Frewsburg 45, Fredonia 37
FREWSBURG - Fredonia (9-2, 11-3) has suffered two Division 1 West losses and both have been compliments of Frewsburg (7-1, 9-5), with the second Monday night by a 45-37 margin.
It was the Bears' fifth win in a row.
Frewsburg wrapped up the win with a big 24-13 fourth quarter after trailing, 24-21, at the end of the third quarter.
''I think we just went cold (1-for-7) from the field,'' Frewsburg coach Jeff Collver said about the third quarter. ''Their defense was real good. They ramped up their defense coming out from halftime.''
Then the Bears turned on their defense in the fourth quarter.
''We just focus on playing the best defense and what happens on offense happens,'' Collver said.
Emily Hair led Frewsburg with 10 points, four rebounds and three assists. Olivia Lynn had nine point and 10 rebounds while Emilee Johnson had nine points and four assists
Morgan Genovese led Fredonia with nine rebounds and four steals. Krista Wheelock had nine rebounds and five assists, and Hannah Cybart pulled down six rebounds.