The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity girls basketball team concluded its season on Saturday afternoon away from home with a tough 51-38 loss to East Aurora.
Mackenzie Owens scored 12 points for the sixth-seeded Griffins (14-8) in their Section 6 Class B1 quarterfinal loss. Ivette Lewandowski added eight points and five rebounds, Bella Oakley had seven points, six boards and two blocks and Meg Rehrauer had six points and six boards.
For No. 3 East Aurora (17-4), Isabella Wier and Haley Potenza had 13 points each and Kate Rachwal had 10 points. The Blue Devils advanced to the B1 semifinals set for Thursday against Iroquois.
“The girls got down by nine early on but closer the deficit to one point at the half,” coach Bob Gainey said. “The girls came out on fire in the second half and took a four-point lead in the third quarter. Unfortunately, the girls ran out of gas and couldn’t sustain the momentum. Despite the loss the girls accomplished so much on the season and should be very proud of themselves.”
The SGI girls were ranked No. 10 in the Buffalo News’ Western New York Small School poll last week before concluding their season.