Blanchard Shines In Bears’ Victory Over Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK – Freshman Kaitlyn Blanchard enjoyed her finest varsity game for Frewsburg on Thursday night in Division 1 West girls basketball.

Blanchard, who is averaging around nine points a game, hit 24 as the Bears (6-1, 8-5) defeated Silver Creek (4-3, 9-3), 57-48.

Blanchard made three of her four 3-pointers in the first quarter as the Bears went on to a 17-10 advantage.

She scored nine points as well in the final quarter.

Emilee Johnson sank 10 points and Emily Hair added nine, including two 3s, for the winners.

“Even when we covered their shooters, they were still making them,” Silver Creek coach Tammy Rice said.

Blanchard also had six steals, Johnson five steals and Hair five assists.

Jordan Brooks had 25 points, 26 rebounds and five blocks for Silver Creek. Kalee Dexter added eight rebounds and Cora Utegg had seven in the losing effort.

FREWSBURG (57)

Blanchard 7 6 24, Hair 3 1 9, Eklund 1 2 5, Johnson 4 2 10, Swartzman 1 0 2, Lynn 1 2 4, Whippo 1 1 3, Davis 0 0 0, Gardner 0 0 0. Totals 18 14 57.

SILVER CREEK (48)

Brooks 9 7 25, Spruce 0 0 0, Dexter 1 2 4, Jimerson 1 2 4, Lewis 2 3 7, Utegg 3 1 7, Orr 0 0 0, Adams 0 1 1, Williams 0 0 0. Totals 16 16 48.

3-point goals: Blanchard 4, Hair 2, Eklund.

Frewsburg12 17 13 15 – 57

Silver Creek13 10 15 10 – 48

Jayvees: Silver Creek 30, Frewsburg 5.