The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity girls basketball team lost Monday night by a score of 56-49 in a tough game at Lake Shore.
Mackenzie Owens led the Griffins with 19 points in the loss. Nyah Solly and Ivette Lewandowski scored 10 each.
Unfortunately for the Griffins, they couldn’t get the defensive stops to rally past Lake Shore.
“The girls were down by as many as 12 points but cut it to four points in the second half,” coach Bob Gainey said. “Unfortunately, not rebounding and finishing defensive possessions proved costly in the loss.”
Springville (9-5) plays host to East Aurora on Wednesday.
Powered by Mackenzie Owens’ 31 points and four steals, Springville grinded out a tough win on Jan. 23 in Depew.
“The girls once again showed excellent toughness on the defensive side of the ball and made shots in crucial situations to get the win,” coach Bob Gainey noted. “Leading the charge defensively was Nyah Solly as she held Depew’s top point scorer to just three points through two and a half quarters of play. Unfortunately, Nyah fouled out of the game in the third quarter and Depew’s top player finished with 16 points. Despite that, the team had crucial possessions where they moved the ball beautifully and got layups against Depew’s zone defense. The girls hung on in the end as they battled for 32 minutes.”
Ivette Lewandowski chipped in 12 points and Nyah Solly, Meg Rehrauer and Belle Oakley (nine rebounds) each scored two points in the win.
“Rachel O’Neal did a great job rebounding and moving the ball offensively, she really helped the zone shift to get good looks for her teammates,” Gainey said. “Gracie Attebery played hard and continues to show improvement on both sides of the ball.”