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Brink Shines

Lifts Panthers To Victory In Frewsburg’s Season Debut

Panama’s Mandy Brink puts up a shot in traffic during Wednesday’s CCAA Division 2 West girls basketball game at Frewsburg. P-J photos by Scott Reagle

FREWSBURG — The Frewsburg girls basketball team gave visiting Panama all it could handle in its first game back from COVID-19 quarantine on Wednesday, but it was the Panthers who had the hot hand down the stretch.

Panama (4-1, 3-0) claimed a 46-42 CCAA Division 2 West victory over the Bears (0-1) thanks to a stellar performance by Mandy Brink that included 23 points, eight boards, three steals and five assists.

For Frewsburg, the challenges in waiting to play its first game have included physical conditioning and mental preparation.

“I thought the kids handled it mentally really well, especially in the fourth quarter,” Frewsburg coach Jeff Collver said. “Not being able to get in the gym was very frustrating. I think the hardest part was my team was getting to the point where they were almost in shape by the time we got into quarantine. So basically they had to condition twice. Any athlete will tell you that the hardest part is the getting-into-shape part.”

Josephine Bailey added 4 points, eight boards and three steals in the win and Hannah Schauman added 5 points and five assists.

Frewsburg's Elise Sposato puts up a shot

Mikayla Jones led Frewsburg from beyond the arc with four 3s in a 14-point effort, while Elise Sposato added 11 points and three steals. Tyra Clark had nine boards, Lizzie Schrecengost 6 points and seven rebounds and Alex Hultberg 7 points and four assists in the loss.

See PANTHERS, Page B2

PANAMA (46)

J. Bailey 2 0 4, Brink 6 10 23, Schauman 2 0 5, Harvey 1 3 5, I. Bailey 4 0 9, Morgan 0 0 0, Odell 0 0 0. Totals 15 13 46.

FREWSBURG (42)

Trocki 0 0 0, Clark 0 0 0, Hultberg 1 4 7, Sposato 5 1 11, L. Schrecengost 3 0 6, Jones 5 0 14, Samuelson 0 0 0, E. Schrecengost 1 2 4. Totals 15 7 42.

3-point goals: Jones 4, Hultberg, Brink, Schauman, I. Bailey.

Panama 6 14 12 14–46

Frewsburg 14 7 9 12–42

Jayvees: Frewsburg 55, Panama 16.

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