By CHRIS BROOKS, managing editor, wellsvillesports.com
CANISTEO — Senior Night for the Lady Redskins of Canisteo-Greenwood was a complete success from start to finish, as three different scorers all recorded at least 10 points to set up a strong start and hold it down until the very end, sending their four seniors out in style over visiting Campbell-Savona with a 60-27 home win on Friday.
There was no better start than what Canisteo-Greenwood (15-0) started the night with in the opening eight minutes, rolling off to a 16-2 run to record the first of three big runs against Campbell-Savona to set the tone for the evening.
Among the scorers was Lillian Mullen, who landed three triples to put towards a game-high 21 points. Brooke Burd was not far behind, scoring 21 points to pair with eight rebounds off the glass, while Sara Coddington posted 10 points to pair with five rebounds and five steals. Adding special teams help along the way was Bailey Mullen, who chipped in four rebounds and four assists.
Before the game, the Lady Redskins honored their four seniors for their contributions to the program over the seasons, sending Burd, Coddington, Triniti Tigner and Emily Reitnauer out in style with the victory to close out the week.
Canisteo-Greenwood will return to action on Tuesday for their final regular season home game, as they host the Lady Rebels of Cuba-Rushford in a 7 p.m. contest.
Campbell-Savona 2 5 4 16 – 27
Canisteo-Greenwood 16 12 20 12 – 60
CAMPBELL-SAVONA: Hollie DeMong 3 0-0 6, Ashlynn Stratton 2 1-3 5, Hannah DeMong 1 1-1 3, Karissa Champion 2 4-6 8, Jalynn Machuga 2 1-2 5. Totals: 10 7-12 27.
CANISTEO-GREENWOOD: Bailey Mullen 1 0-0 2, Lillian Mullen 9 1-1 22, Peyton Peters 2 1-1 5, Brooke Burd 9 3-5 21, Sara Coddington 4 2-6 10. Totals: 25 7-13 60.
3-point goals: C-G 3 (L. Mullen).
Total Fouls: C-S 17, C-G 11. Fouled out: Machuga (C-S).
Cuba-Rushford 44, Genesee Valley/Belfast 37
BELMONT — Between Cuba-Rushford and Genesee Valley/Belfast on Friday, it became a coin flip. After each team traded a first half run to create a level playing surface for the second half, the action began to tighten down by the start of the third quarter and into the last eight minutes.
When it was all said and done at the end of the night, the Lady Rebels made sure they were the team that came out on top, as they survived a second half shootout with Genesee Valley/Belfast to narrowly find their way on top with a huge 44-37 victory over the road in Belmont.
The first half saw each team’s sharpshooter take the main stage, as the spotlight shone brightly on Cuba-Rushford’s Taylor Searle and Genesee Valley/Belfast’s Mary Hamer for much of the battle, beginning with Searle in the opening quarter. The Lady Rebels (6-6) rode an early wave of momentum from the beginning to the end of the frame behind the senior’s contributions, as she posted nine of the team’s 15 points in it to engineer a 15-8 lead.
The tables were turned to close out the half by Genesee Valley/Belfast (7-6), as Hamer then took over shop herself with the team’s big run in response, recording six points to pair with an array of foul shots at the charity stripe, en route to a 14-8 finish in the second quarter to cut their deficit down to one at the break.
In the second half, it was anyone’s game. Both teams kept fighting across a back-and-forth battle, one that saw the Lady Rebels come out on top in the third quarter with a 35-31 lead after a pair of Searle three-pointers helped set the tone. The last eight minutes saw the defenses begin to buckle in, in what was another narrow advantage garnered by the visitors in blue, as they added to their lead to maintain their position out in front for good.
Searle led all scorers on the floor with a game-high 28 points for Cuba-Rushford, including five of the team’s six three-pointers. Brynn Lavery chipped in with seven points, while Shae Maples had four.
Hamer finished with 20 team-high points to propel Genesee Valley/Belfast on the attack. Following behind was Abby Sullivan, who collected six points. Adison Grusendorf had five points.
Both teams are back on the hardwood Tuesday night, as Cuba-Rushford now pays a 7 p.m. visit to undefeated Canisteo-Greenwood, while Genesee Valley/Belfast heads down the road to Belfast to welcome in Arkport/Canaseraga for a 6 p.m. contest.
Cuba-Rushford 15 8 12 9 – 44
Genesee Valley/Belfast 8 14 9 6 – 37
CUBA-RUSHFORD: Cloey Larabee 1 0-0 3, Shae Maples 2 0-0 4, Brynn Lavery 3 1-2 7, Taylor Searle 10 3-10 28, Emma Retz 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17 4-12 44.
GV/BELFAST: Anna Drozdowski 2 0-0 4, Abby Sullivan 2 1-2 6, Kendra Bigelow 0 2-2 2, Adison Grusendorf 2 1-2 5, Mary Hamer 10 0-3 20. Totals: 16 4-9 37.
3-point goals: C-R 6 (Searle 5, Larabee), GVB 1 (Sullivan).
Total Fouls: C-R 12, GVB 15. Fouled out: Retz (C-R), Drozdowski (GVB).
Andover/Whitesville 66, Hinsdale 7
HINSDALE — The rebound was on for Andover/Whitesville on Friday after a tough defeat to the hands of the Wellsville Lady Lions, as they bounce right back to end the week on the most positive of notes, setting the tone in the first eight minutes and never looking back on a 66-7 road win over the Lady Bobcats of Hinsdale.
Vanessa Hall ignited the offense towards victory behind her game-high 27 points. Gabbi Hall chipped in with nine points of her own, while Zoe Baert scored eight points to further Andover/Whitesville’s (8-3) cause underneath the glass. The visitors in purple started off the night red hot from the field, as they posted a 25-2 run of Hinsdale through the first eight minutes to bring the hammer down immediately, setting the tone for the remainder of the night.
Hinsdale (0-13) was led by Jaylee Jimerson, Jenna Sutton and Kaleigh Buckles, as each scored two points. The Lady Bobcats will get set for a 6 p.m. road trip to Mount Morris on Monday.
Andover/Whitesville will also return to action after the weekend on Monday, as they continue their road swing to Scio where they will meet with red hot Friendship/Scio, winners of seven of their last eight games, in a 7:30 p.m. contest.
Andover/Whitesville 25 11 17 13 – 66
Hinsdale 2 3 0 2 – 7
ANDOVER/WHITESVILLE: Lexy Palmatier 2 0-0 5, Vanessa Hall 11 2-4 27, Graci Lewis-Ellison 3 0-0 6, Gabby Terhune 3 0-0 7, Makaila Brewster 1 0-0 2, Zoe Baert 2 4-6 8, Gabbi Hall 4 0-0 9, Kennedy Bledsoe 1 0-0 2. Totals: 27 6-10 66.
HINSDALE: Jaylee Jimerson 1 0-0 2, Jenna Sutton 1 0-0 2, Sarah Tuttle 0 1-2 1, Kaleigh Buckles 1 0-0 2. Totals: 3 1-2 7.
3-point goals: A/W 6 (V. Hall 3, Palmatier, Terhune, G. Hall).
Total Fouls: A/W 1, Hinsdale 6. Fouled out: None.
Bolivar-Richburg 3, Arkport/Canaseraga 1
RICHBURG — Arkport/Canaseraga was able to fight their way back against host Bolivar-Richburg after being pushed to the brink, but the Wolverines were able to finish the job in a close affair in the final set with the Wolves on Friday, completing a four-set win on their home floor by a 25-19, 25-21, 12-25, 25-23 count.
Leading the charge for the Wolverines (8-4) was Hunter Walp on the offensive frontlines, garnering a team-high six kills to pair with two blocks and two aces. Ryder Easton followed with a humongous night from the service line, collecting 12 service points to go with three aces and three digs on defense. Setter Ian Unfus handed out nine helpers to set up the attack, pairing them with two aces, two kills and two blocks.
Arkport/Canaseraga was led by Curtis Hartman from the service line, garnering seven aces, three kills and an ace. On offense, Noah Drouin had five kills along with four big denials at the net.
The Wolverines are back on the floor Monday night with a big 6 p.m. contest against Allegany-Limestone.