A busy Friday night of local high school girls basketball saw three teams remain on early-season hot streaks.
At Westhill, sophomore standout Anna Ross helped the unbeaten, state Class B no. 6-ranked Warriors defeat visiting Skaneateles, 49-36, Friday night for its seventh win in a row.
The Lakers, under first-year head coach Jill Blasi (who assisted Sue Ludwig at Westhill last year), entered with its own four-game win streak, but could do little to contain Ross.
By the time the night was done, Ross poured in a game high 26 points, including 13 in a second quarter that saw the hosts take a lead they wouldn't relinquish.
The Lakers held Ross and Westhill in check early and only trailed 13-12 after one quarter. But Ross's second-stanza outburst helped Westhill grab at 30-16 edge at intermission.
"We seemed to kick it into gear in the second quarter," Westhill coach Sue Ludwig said. "It was a good game for us."
Sam Peebles also reached double figures, scoring 12 points. Skaneateles got 11 points each from Elizabeth Lane and Joanna Dobrovosky.
In the night's other big local game, West Genesee improved to 6-1 and gave Baldwinsville its first defeat of the season, riding a fast start in each half to a 47-39 victory over the Bees.
Right from the opening tip, WG applied heavy pressure, and B'ville could not handle it, surrendering the ball often and watching the hosts race to a 13-3 lead.
It turned around a bit the rest of the half, and WG only led 23-18 at the break. Once it was refreshed, though, the Wildcats made the third quarter a copy of the first, outscoring B'ville 16-5 to all but settle matters. WG held the Bees' leading scorer, Maggie Monnat, to just eight points.
Vicki Graveline had another strong outing, dominating in the paint as she got 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Melissa Fumano had 13 points. By contrast, no B'ville player finished with double figures as Angelica Romeu and Morgan Marshall led with nine points apiece.