The Penn Yan girls’ basketball team lost Friday night to Geneva with a final score of 51-44 Panthers after starting the week off with their victory over Pittsford-Sutherland.
The team was led by senior Peyton Comfort who had 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 steals. Freshman Jammie Decker had 9 points and 5 rebounds while junior Ashley Sisson added 6 points and 5 rebounds.
South Seneca 67 Dundee 28
The Dundee girls’ basketball team ran into Finger Lakes West juggernaut South Seneca and suffered a 67-28 defeat. Dundee played the Falcons tough early but South Seneca just had too many weapons.
Megan Sutherland led the scoring for Dundee, getting all of her 12 points from beyond the three-point arc. Mackenzie Strait added 6 points and 7 assists, Delaine Nolan had 4 points and 2 assists, while Makenzie Cratsley led with 7 rebounds to go with her 2 points. Hallie Knapp and Savannah Eaves had 2 points apiece.
Dundee 46 Marcus Whitman 40
The team was coming off a win earlier in the week over Marcus Whitman, 46-40. Coach Michael Strait called it a “hard-fought battle.”
Sutherland again led the scoring for Dundee, connecting on five three-pointers for 18 points. Cratsley had a huge game as well, scoring 17 points of her own to go along with 18 rebounds. Knapp added 6 points and 8 rebounds.
When you play inhigh-qualityity league, even improvement can be difficult to measure. Head coach Marty Gibson’s Mustangs have been improving by his account, but it wasn’t enough as Penn Yan fell to Geneva Dec. 21 48-43.
“It’s a little frustrating,” said Gibson of the loss. “We’re learning. We are in a tough league.”
The team was in the game, but Gibson pointed to four areas that need to be cleaned up for his young Mustangs to see wins regularly. The team shot just 41 percent from the free throw line (11-27), made no three pointers, turned the ball over 21 times, and missed 20 layups.
“Those four things are huge,” Gibson explained. “We need to cut that (turnovers) down. Twelve to 15 would be nice. We need to get some kids scoring.”
Even though the team might be frustrated with recent play, Gibson acknowledged that the difficult league play should bode well in the future.
“That’s going to set us up for sectional play,” he said. I’m really confident about sectionals this year.”
The team has few days off with the holiday break, but gears up again tomorrow for the Penn Yan Holiday Tournament. The Mustangs will face Wayland-Cohocton Thursday and Hornell Saturday. Rochester Early College International High School is the other team to play in the tournament.
South Seneca 79 Dundee 62
The Dundee boys’ basketball team lost to South Seneca last week 79-62.
The Scots were down by three points at the end of the first quarter and just seven points at halftime, but South Seneca kept slowly building its lead.
Austin Gibson led the scoring for Dundee with 17 points. Preston Cratsley added 16 points of his own. Michael Hand and Nick McCurry had 6 points apiece.