BATAVIA — Don’t look now, but the Batavia girls basketball team is now over .500 after their fourth straight win, over Greece Olympia on Monday night. The Lady Devils began the season with three straight losses, but now, having won four in a row, are 4-3 on the year.
“I’m happy that we have changed our mentality and are now playing team basketball,” said Batavia head coach Marty Hein.
Batavia seized an eight-point win over the Lady Spartans at the end of the first quarter and went on to explode for 24 points in the second while holding Olympia to just five points. At the break it was 43-16 in favor of Batavia and the rest was history.
Mackenzie Reigle led the way for Batavia with 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, while fellow senior Bryn Wormley scored 18 points in the victory. Haylee Thornley added seven points and Kennedy Kolb scored six points for the Devils.
“Our team will always be led by Kenzie and Bryn. Both are chasing 1,000 points,” said Hein. “But we’ve learned to include the other players. That is what it will take to make a sectional run.”
For Olympia (2-4), Serenity Rodgers scored a team-high 13 points and Asia Phillips scored 12 points.
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The Hornets took a seven-point lead at the half, but B-B came storming back to take a one-point advantage into the fourth quarter. O-A outscored B-B, 15-6 in the fourth for the win.
“It was a nice win against a very young, well-coached and improving Bergen team,” said Oakfield-Alabama head coach Jeff Schlagenhauf.
Kelsey Schlagenhauf scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Hornets. Schlagenhauf has had 10 rebounds or more in all five of her team’s games this season. Brooke Reding added a strong night with 16 points, while C.J. Ryan scored seven points and seven rebounds for O-A.
For B-B in the loss, Dayi Caballero scored a game-high 21 points, while Ava Wagoner added 13 points.
The Bees are now 2-4, the Hornets improved to 3-2.
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Maddie Muehlig scored her 1,000th career point as part of a 21-point night which helped lead the Lancers to their seventh straight win to begin the season. Brynn Walczak added 17 points for Elba, while Leah Bezon chipped in 15 points.
MaKenna Jarnot scored 16 points as Attica fell to 3-3.