Panama Girls Hang On For Victory Over Brocton

PANAMA – Panama celebrated Senior Night in style with a 56-46 victory and it was anything but easy as Brocton (2-9, 4-10) gave the Lady Panthers (7-4, 11-4) all they could handle late in the game in Division 2 West girls basketball action on Monday.

Things seemed to be going Panama’s way and the Lady Panthers led 30-16 at the half, but the Lady Bulldogs kept fighting as Panama turned the ball over later in the game.

For the winners, Taylor Bowen led the scoring with 16 points, Kelsey Johnson had 13 points and seven rebounds. Brittany Lenart completed a triple-double with 11 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and seven blocks. Emily Sperry pulled down 11 rebounds and had eight assists and Brianna Marsh picked up five steals.

Jessica Putcher led Brocton with a game-high 22 points and added seven steals and three blocks. Jessica Merle scored 12 points and had eight boards, and Morgan Bennett also pulled in eight rebounds.

BROCTON (46)

Gerholdt 0 0 0, Stanton 0 0 , Putcher 10 0 22, Merle 5 2 12, Bennett 3 2 8, Jusko 0 0 0, DelCamp 0 0 0, Kuschel 2 0 4. Totals 20 4 46

PANAMA (56)

Bowen 8 0 16, Sperry 3 0 6, Marsh 2 2 6, Lenart 3 5 11, Manwaring 0 2 2, Smith 0 0 0, Johnson 6 1 13, Strickland 1 0 2. Totals 23 10 56

3-point goals: Putcher 2

Brocton 8 8 12 18 – 46

Panama 11 19 13 13 – 56

Jayvees: Panama 65, Brocton 17

WESTFIELD TOPS CVCS

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Lady Wolverines (3-12, 3-8) held off the Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars, 27-22.

After the teams battled to a 10-all tie at halftime, the Lady Wolverines outscored the visitors, 7-4 in the third quarter, and 10-8 in the fourth for the win.

Rachel Allen led Westfield with 15 points and five steals.

“Not many other girls scored, but a lot of them played very good defense,” Westfield coach Matt Eggleston said. “It was a nice team effort. Not much shows up on the scoresheet, but they were playing great defense.”

Kari Knopp had seven rebounds and Carson Hauser dished out three assists.

The Lady Cougars received four points from Preslie Johnson, Ashley Repine and Joey Horton. Repine also had 15 rebounds and 12 blocks.

CASSADAGA VALLEY (22)

Reuther 0 2 2, Ames 1 0 2, Horton 0 4 4, Ruiz 0 2 2, Repine 2 0 4, Johnston 1 2 4, Johnson 2 0 4, Totals 6 10 22

WESTFIELD (27)

Hauser 1 1 3, Culbreth 0 1 1, Allen 5 4 15, Jopek 1 6 8, Totals 7 12 27

3-point goals: Allen

Cassadaga Valley 6 4 4 8 – 22

Westfield 5 5 7 10 – 27

Jayvee: Westfield won

SHERMAN WINS

CLYMER – Sherman and Clymer (8-3, 10-6) always play each other tough and Monday night as no different as the two teams battled all game long, but the Lady Wildcats (7-4, 10-7) had just enough at the end to earn a 59-49 win.

Sherman held a slim 21-18 lead at the half and was up by just four points at the end of the third quarter but Bridget Yaw scored seven of her game-leading 24 points and Talia Coccarelli netted seven of her 18 points in the final period to put things out of reach for Clymer

Also for the Lady Wildcats, Roxanne Toy led in rebounds with 16 and Yaw added eight rebounds and four assists.

For Clymer, Kayla Gilkinson topped the scoring with 15 points and had seven boards. Carly McAfoose grabbed eight rebounds and M.J. Trisket had five assists and four steals.

SHERMAN (59)

Luden 0 1 1, Coccarelli 5 5 18, Hannold 1 1 3, Christmas 3 0 6, Zenns 0 0 0, Myers 1 0 2, Yaw 8 8 24, Hannold 0 0 0, Houle 0 1 3, Toy 1 0 2. Totals 20 15 9

CLYMER (49)

King 3 2 8, Gilkinson 6 2 15, Reinwald 2 0 5, Wade 2 0 4, Trisket 3 0 6, Einink 0 0 0, Heil 0 0 0, Summers 2 0 5, McAfoose 2 2 6. Totals 20 6 49

3-point goals:

Sherman 9 12 16 22 – 59

Clymer 5 13 15 16 – 49

Jayvees: Clymer 38, Sherman 25