Skaneateles boys blow out Caz, Westhill

At 3-1 on the season, Skaneateles would host Hannibal on Tuesday before a rest period that, including the holiday break, will cover two weeks.

Moving to the girls side, Skaneateles seemed to catch a break in facing Cazenovia - but still watched that other group of Lakers prevail 62-38.

Cazenovia was playing without Ashley Stec, its Manhattan College-bound senior forward. Stec had sprained her ankle in Cazenovia's season-opening win at Bishop Ludden on Dec. 10.

Trying to take advantage, Skaneateles pushed the early tempo and found some success against Cazenovia's defense. Yet it still trailed 23-15, and when the attack cooled off, Cazenovia got away, eventually building its margin to 52-28 by the end of the third quarter.

Elizabeth Lane had 13 points, including a trio of successful 3-pointers. Ashley Sheldon had seven points, while Jackie Leslie produced six points. Cazenovia featured Raeanne Clabeaux, who had 21 points, and Ellen Burr, who added 16 points.

The Lakers then visited Westhill on Friday night and got an up-close glimpse of a lethal scoring combination during a 73-33 loss to the Warriors.

Westhill, who went 17-3 a season ago (losing in the Section III Class B semifinals to Jordan-Elbridge), got a major boost when Ashley Cianfriglia, who starred at Bishop Ludden, arrived as a transfer, giving the Warriors one of the area's top outside shooters.

Both Cianfriglia and freshman Anna Ross proved unstoppable on this night. Ross nearly matched Skaneateles by herself, earning 32 points as Cianfriglia sank four 3-pointers and had 26 points overall. In defeat, Leslie had 13 points, with Lane getting seven points and Emily Call adding six points.

Skaneateles would visit Hannibal on Tuesday, then rest a week before playing in the Wayne Tournament on Dec. 28 and 29.

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