BATAVIA — Zach Gilebarto continued his torrid start to the season with 38 points in a Blue Devils’ win over crosstown rival Notre Dame on Sunday. Gilebarto finished his big afternoon with five three-pointers and went a perfect 13-of-13 from the free throw line. On the season. Gilebarto has missed just one free throw and is 32-of-33 from the charity stripe through Batavia’s first six games.
“Zach has been like a machine through our first six games,” said Batavia head coach Buddy Brasky.
It wasn’t just Gilebarto who exploded for the Blue Devils against the Irish, as Stone Siverling recorded 26 points in the win.
“Zach and Stone were really dynamic,” added Brasky. “They gave us a really solid inside-outside punch.”
Batavia led by 10 at the half and went on to outscore Notre Dame by seven in each of the final two quarters to secure the win.
Luke Rogers scored nine points on three three-pointers for the Devils. For Notre Dame, Jordan Welker led the way with 17 points on five three-pointers, while Colin McCulley finished with 12 points and Jimmy Fanara was right behind him with 10 points of his own.
“I thought our overall defensive pressure wore them down,” said Brasky. “It was a good team win.”
Notre Dame is now 2-2. Batavia is 6-0.
It was the first time the two teams played since the 2017 season.
OAKFIELD-ALABAMA 36 WHEATLAND-CHILI 32
The Hornets buzzed past the Wildcats behind Kelsey Schlagenhauf’s fourth straight double-digit rebounding night. Schlagenhauf finished with eight points and 13 boards in the O-A win, while freshman C.J. Ryan chipped in nine points and nine rebounds.
For W-C in the loss, Hannah Beldue dropped 19 points.
The Wildcats are 0-5. O-A improved to 2-2.
BYRON-BERGEN 49 LYNDONVILLE 42
Two Bees scored in double figures on their way to 2-3. With the loss, Lyndonville is now 1-4.
A tie game at the half, Byron-Bergen outscored the Tigers 15-9 in the third quarter to take a six-point lead into the fourth quarter. In the fourth, Lyndonville overcame a nine-point deficit as Ella Lewis drained a free throw with just under three minutes remaining to tie the score. Sasha Schramm then scored for B-B on a drive to the basket just seconds later which retained the lead for the Bees. Dayi Caballero went 4-of-4 from the free throw line in the last minute to seal the win for B-B.
ALEXANDER 52 HOLLEY 27
The Trojans remained red-hot with a blowout win over the Hawks. Alexander is now 5-0.
Hailie Kramer had another big night with 21 points to go with four assists, while Alyssa Kramer added eight points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Trojans. Halee Passerell led Holley (0-6) with 12 points.