Dundee edges Penn Yan 53-51 in season opener

Gary Pinneo

The Dundee Girls Basketball team defeated their Yates County neighbor Penn Yan in the season opener for both teams. 

The visiting Mustangs raced to a 35-27 lead at the half and their trip up Route 14A looked like it would beproductive. But the hometown Scots had other ideas.   Dundee, on the strength of a 15-6 third quarter, came from behind to notch the close win.

Dundee was paced by a huge 24 point effort by Casi Strait.  She also hauled down four rebounds and had two steals. 

Teammate Nikki Muoio scored 21 points for the victorious Scots. They both had three 3-pointers and hit some important free throws late in the game. 

Kate Zebrowski had a crucial steal in the hectic final quarter. She also pulled down six big rebounds.

Penn Yan was led by Kaitlyn Sloan's 15 points.  Rachel Roddenbery added 12 points and Kate Disbrow, 10.

Dundee jumped off to a 1-0 record with the opening win.  Penn Yan falls to 0-1 in the young season.

ROMULUS 63

DUNDEE 60

The Dundee Scot Girl's Basketball team dropped a heartbreaking 63-60 decision to the always strong Romulus Warriors in Dundee on Friday night.

Dundee jumped out to a 19-6 lead after one quarter , hoping for their second win on the young season.  But Romulus rallied and edged ahead 39-38 after three quarters.  The final stanza was nip and tuck. 

Dundee's Sami Clingerman drained a 3-pointer to tie the game in the fourth quarter and force overtime.  Romulus controlled the extra stanza, outscoring the Scots 9-6 and came away from the gym with the hard fought win.

Strait continued her hot shooting for Dundee.  She rang up 27 points to lead Dundee's offense.

Muoio added 12 points. Clingerman contributed 10 points, including the big game tying trey.

Dundee’s record slips to 1-1, 0-1 in the Finger Lakes West.

GENEVA 50

MARCUS WHITMAN 17

The Marcus Whitman Girls Basketball team played their fourth game in a week, hosting Geneva on Tuesday night in Rushville.

The result was not quite what they had hoped for.  Geneva dominated every quarter to defeat the young Whitman squad, 50-17.  The Lady Panthers stormed to a 31-7 halftime lead and cruised the rest of the way.

Hannah Barnett scored 6 points to lead the Wildcats.  Jessica Dean and Andrea Eckert added five and four points respectively.