The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity girls basketball team won its home playoff game Tuesday night over the Tonawanda Warriors, 61-23.
After scoring 25 points in the first half, SGI (14-7) came out running in the second half with 23 in the third quarter alone. Mackenzie Owens poured in five three-pointers on the way to 21 points.
“It all started with their defense as Meg Rehrauer and Nyah Solly led the way,” coach Bob Gainey said. “Mackenzie Owens was dynamite from the perimeter … Belle Oakley once again was a force defensively.”
Oakley chipped in eight points while Solly and Rehrauer combined for 21 points.
Ivette Lewandowski also scored eight points and Gracie Attebery added four off the bench.
Lexus Frears scored 10 for Tonawanda (8-14)
Springville advances to the B1 quarterfinals, traveling to No. 3 East Aurora (15-4) on Thursday. Springville lost 45-37 to East Aurora on the road Jan. 7, but won on its home court 53-46 on Jan. 29.
Springville 63, Pioneer 24
Mackenzie Owens led Springville to a regular season finale victory in Yorkshire on Feb. 20 with 20 points, seven rebounds and five steals
Also for SGI, Ivette Lewandowski had 19 points and six boards, Bella Oakley scored 11 points with two blocks and two steals and Meg Rehrauer scored eight points with three steals.
“The story of the none was none other than Belle Oakley,” coach Bob Gainey said. “Belle has been playing the best basketball of her career over the past month, not only did that level of play continue but she added a new dimension, the three-point shot.”