OAKFIELD — The Oakfield-Alabama girls basketball team continued its impressive start to the season on Monday night but visiting Albion didn’t make it easy.
Brianna Smith just missed a double-double with 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists but the Hornets were never able to pull away from the pesky Purple Eagles, winning 64-53.
Oakfield-Alabama opened up a 21-4 lead after the first quarter and would twice open up 20-point leads but Albion wouldn’t go away.
Kelsey Schlagenhauf also had a nice night as she finished with 12 points and six rebounds, while Danica Porter had 10 points, three assists and three steals and Shelby Carlsen netted nine points to go with five boards in the win.
Also for the Hornets, Tori Mandel chipped in with five points, five steals and four assists, Lizzy Toal grabbed six caroms and Karly Smith scored all five of her points late in the third quarter as Albion was closing in.
Paige Derisley led the Purple Eagles with 14 points, Natalie Lathrop had 12 and Lexi Wolck added nine in the losing effort.
O-A improved to 4-0, while Albion dipped to 1-3.
NOTRE DAME 46, LETCHWORTH 38
Callie McCulley and Stevie Wilcox each had 11 points as the Fighting Irish rebounded from a loss last week to Elba.
Notre Dame would jump out to a 14-7 lead after the first quarter and would never trail from there.
Gabi Goodrich led Letchworth with 10 points.
“Fun basketball game tonight,” Letchworth head coach Michael Grasso said. “Notre Dame is a good opponent and well coached. I am proud of how the girls never gave up and kept competing even though Notre Dame would go on a run. Our girls have character, they work hard and don’t give up. As a coach, you can live with that effort every night. We will just keep getting better and that is a credit to the girls and how hard they work.”
LE ROY 47, BYRON-BERGEN 46
Libby Loftus scored a team-high 16 points and Jillian Curtis added eight points and eight rebounds as the Oatkan Knights edged the Bees.
Kiaya Condidorio added seven points and Bryn Luckey finished with six as Le Roy moved to 2-2.
AKRON 49, LYNDONVILLE 29
Darion Johnson scored a game-high 22 points and Elise Leeds netted 13 as Akron ran away with the win.
Akron jumped out to 9-0 lead before Lyndonville battled back but then used a 14-4 third quarter run to pull the lead out to a commanding 170
Alecia Hinkson led the way for Lyndonville with 11 points, while Anna Lewis had six and Ella Lewis chipped in with five.
Akron is now 2-2, while Lyndonville fell to 3-2.
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