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The Daily News | GIRLS HOOPS: Notre Dame, Elba , Batavia all cruise; Letchworth downs Geneseo

BATAVIA — Two-time defending sectional champion Notre Dame got its season started right on Tuesday night at home.

Senior Callie McCulley had a monster night with 32 points, 10 rebounds, six steals, four assists and four blocks as the Fighting Irish took care of visiting Albion 54-35.

Stevie Wilcox also had a nice night in the win with 10 points, eight rebounds and a pair of steals; the Fighting Irish led 28-17 at the half and cruised from there.

Morgan Rhodes added six points in the win.

Brylie Hapeman had nine points and Kendall Derisley added eight for the Purple Eagles, which fell to 0-2.

Notre Dame will meet rival Elba at home on Thursday night in an early-season GR tussle.

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Ryann Stefaniak got her final season off to an impressive start as she finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and four steals, while Kenzie Reigle netted 10 points to go with four assists and a trio of steals in the big win for the Blue Devils.

“We played a solid game as a team on offense and especially on defense,” Batavia head coach Marty Hein said. “Good team win. Very proud of how we did, but it’s only one win.”

Bryn Wormley also hit double figures for Batavia with 10 points, while Janae Colkey added seven points, four rebounds and four steals, Meg Houseknecht finished with six points and five boards and Emma Krolczyk chipped in with six boards.



The Lancers had four players in double figures and hit 14 3-pointers as they rolled to their second straight lopsided win to start the season.

Adrianna Long hit all four of her 3-point attempts and all eight of her free throws for a game-high 20 points, while Taylor Augello finished with 14 points and added four rebounds in the win.

Elba has now beaten a pair of Section VI Class B1 teams (including Albion) by an average of 55 points.

Leah Bezon finished with 13 points and five rebounds and Maddie Muehlig added 12 points and six steals as both hit a trio fro beyond the arc.

Maddi Howard dished out 10 assists and added four steals in the win for Elba, which was up 50-8 at halftime.

Camri King had six points and seven rebounds for Medina.


Taylor Gadd had a game-high 23 points as the Blue Devils moved to 1-1 on the young season.

Aubrey Santoro added eight points and Makenna Jarnot netted seven in the win for Attica.


For the second time in a week, the Tigers edged the Raiders, despite trailing 19-15 at the half.

Anna Lewis led Lyndonville with 11 points, including seven in a 13-9 third as the Tigers rallied to tie the game, while Alecia Hinkson chipped in with 10 as Lyndonville moved to 3-1.

Gabby Baker and Sydnie Luckman each had 10 points for Barker (0-3).

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LETCHWORTH 38, GENESEO 33Kristin Hastings finished with a game-high 17 points and the Indians used a 14-7 third quarter to open up a 30-17 lead en route to the win.

The Blue Devils rallied in the fourth behind Faith Hainsworth and Kaniya Jackson but would come up short thanks to clutch free throws from Hastings, Jane Bliss and Hannah DeRock.

Letchworth held Geneseo to just 10 first half points with their man-to-man defense.

“It was a great way to start of our season,” Letchworth head coach Mike Grasso said. “Geneseo is a very talented team and we were able to pull out the win. We are very young but the ladies play tough.”

Faith Hainsworth led Geneseo with 14 points.

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