BUFFALO — The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity girls basketball team has started its season 2-0 after a 50-32 win over Williamsville East in the first round of the Sacred Heart Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 5.

The girls started off slowly going down 7-2 in the first quarter, but turned it around on the way to a 23-12 halftime lead, then scored 18 points in the eight-minute third quarter to put the game away.

“Once again Nyah Solly was superb as she had many hustle plays and nailed two three-pointers,” coach Bob Gainey said. “Mackenzie Owens had to handle immense pressure from the opposing defense but she did a great job getting her teammates involved and making the right play.The defining moments of the game came when Meg Rehrauer took the floor and played aggressively on both ends.”

All eight players on the SGI varsity roster scored in the game, led by Ivette Lewandowski’s game-high 13 points and Mackenzie Owens’ 12 points. Nyah Solly had nine points and Meg Rehrauer scored six points.

SGI plays host to division rival Depew on Friday for its home opener, then plays in the Sacred Heart Tournament championship on Saturday at 3 p.m.