Though not a terribly busy week in local Section 5 sports, Penn Yan’s girls basketball team owned the court last week with three dominant wins in a row that brought them to an 11-5 record at this point in the season. Meanwhile, Dundee’s varsity cheer squad brought home a first place win on Saturday and the Whitman/Penn Yan wrestling team finished strong against the South Seneca Falcons at home.


Girls’ basketball


Jan. 27


Penn Yan 52 Rush-Henreietta 28


The Mustangs grabbed a dominant win against the Rush-Henrietta Comets on Monday, bringing their record to 9-5. Sierra Harrison led the girls’ effort, scoring 19 points and grabbing 2 steals. Also for Penn Yan, Ashley Sisson scored 13 points with 8 rebounds, Joddie Decker scored 8 points with 6 assists and 5 rebounds and Jammie Decker scored 6 points and brought in 10 rebounds.


Jan. 28


M. Whitman 38 S. Seneca 35


Whitman beat out South Seneca in a close game Tuesday night, bringing their record to 11-3 in the season. Leading Whitman to the win, Maddie Ryan scored 17 points while snagging 14 rebounds. Whitman’s Katie Deatherage scored 9 points, 11 rebounds and took away 5 steals. Ari Beverly scored 6 points and Emily Paddock added 4 points.


Jan. 29


Penn Yan 57 Geneva 19


Penn Yan scored another lopsided victory when they faced Geneva Wednesday. Leading the way for the Mustangs was Jammie Decker with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Also for Penn Yan, Hayley Anderson scored 11 points with 5 rebounds, Ashley Sisson scored 10 points with 6 rebounds and both Jenna Curbeau and Joddie Decker scored 6 points with Decker adding 9 assists to her team’s efforts.


Jan. 30


Red Jacket 44 Dundee 28


Dundee girls lost to Red Jacket Thursday, dropping their record to 10-6. For Dundee, Mackenzie Cratsley scored 8 points with 7 rebounds and 3 steals. Makenzie Strait also scored 8 points and Hallie Knapp added 7 points and 3 rebounds. Abigail Miller helped her team with 2 points and 5 steals. Dundee’s next game is tonight, Feb. 5 at home against Bloomfield.


Wellsville 34 Marcus Whitman 27


The Wildcats were defeated at home by Wellsville, setting Whitman’s record at 11-4 this season. Whitman’s Maddie Ryan scored 12 points and 5 rebounds, Katie Deatherage scored 6 points and 6 rebounds and Alyssa Chase added 4 points with 6 rebounds. The loss doesn’t diminish the fact that the Whitman girls are currently leading the Finger Lakes West League with a league record of 8-1.


Jan. 31


Penn Yan 72 Newark 34


The Lady Mustangs hit their third big win in a row in their game against Newark, with five of Penn Yan’s shooters scoring in the double digits. Leaders for Penn Yan included Sierra Harrison and Jammie Decker, each scoring 14 points in the game. Ashley Sisson and Hayley Anderson each scored 12 points and Joddie Decker added 11 points and 6 assists. The win raised Penn Yan’s record to 11-5 for the season.


Boys’ basketball


Jan. 28


Geneva 74 Penn Yan 40


Penn Yan lost to Geneva Tuesday with the Mustangs’ record falling to an even 7-7. For Penn Yan, Griffin Emerson scored 7 points, Kyle Berna scored 6 points and both Devon Gerhardt and Austin Meredith added 5 points.


Jan. 28


Honeoye 54 Dundee 45


Details were not available for this game.


Jan. 31


Newark 63 Penn Yan 24


Penn Yan took a hard loss to Newark Friday, dropping their season record to 7-8. Newark outpaced the Mustangs from the start, with Penn Yan trailing 13-41 at the halfway mark. For Penn Yan, Kyle Berna scored 8 points while David DeSorbo and Griffin Emerson each added 7 points. Penn Yan’s next match will be at home against Waterloo Feb. 4. We’ll have the results next week.


Red Jacket 55 Dundee 40


Dundee lost at home Friday to Red Jacket High School, sending their already disappointing record to 6-10 for the season. Dundee’s Steven Webster scored 16 points for his team. Dundee next plays at Bloomfield on Feb. 4. Check back next week for those results.


M. Whitman 52 Rochester Prep. 36


The Wildcats came away with a big win against Rochester Prep Friday night, bringing their record to 10-5. Though the game looked to be turning in the other direction toward the half, Whitman regained their early edge thanks in part to two rebounds turned half-court passes from Seth Benedict to Connor Tomion that resulted in points on the board each time. For Whitman, Benedict scored 9 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, Liam Prendergast scored 14 points and 11 rebounds, Connor Tomion also scored 14 points and Jordan Lahue added 7 points. Whitman next faced off against Lyons Feb. 4.