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By Douglas Sciorra

Hornell girls fight back in 62-61 loss to Pavilion; update on Hornell boys

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Hornell’s Maddie Moore had another strong game for Hornell, scoring 12 points. Steve Harrison photo.

By JOHN ANDERSON

Forget class sizes, Pavilion’s Lauren Kingsley and Karlee Zinkievich are considered two the best girls’ basketball players in all of Section V.

The juniors have racked up sectional titles since their freshmen seasons and average 15.7 and 12.9 a game, respectively, for the 12-1 Gophers. The team moved up to Class C this season and are still state-ranked.

Against Hornell on Tuesday night, Pavilion raced out to a 35-22 lead. The underdog Red Raiders fought back to the buzzer and lost, 62-21.

Zinkievich scored 18 of her game-high 29 points in the second half.

The loss was another victory for the young Hornell squad, that continues to improve each game and young players are gaining valuable varsity experience.

Hornell had balanced scoring with three players scoring 12 points a piece.

Jordyn Dyring had 12 points, five assists and five steals while Jane Spitulnik had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Maddie Moore had 12 points and five rebounds.

If you saw the Section V schedule and it says the Hornell boys host Marcus Whitman tonight, that game is not taking place. Hornell coach Kirk Scholes said Marcus Whitman would not be able to field a team tonight and the game is postponed.

The next game for the boys will be home on Friday as they host Dansville, JV game at 5:30 p.m., varsity at 7 p.m.

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