Dominant Win

Southwestern Rolls Past Dunkirk 80-30, Beaver Nets 36

Southwestern’s Reece Beaver reaches for a rebound during Tuesday’s Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West girls basketball game against Dunkirk. P-J photo by Scott Kindberg

Southwestern coach Kay Sirianni didn’t have much to say to her team at halftime of Tuesday’s Chautauqua-Cattaraguus Athletic Association Division 1 West basketball game.

The Trojans let their play on the court do the talking.

Noted Sirianni: “I said, ‘I don’t think we need to adjust anything. Let’s just keep doing what we’re doing.'”

Reece Beaver poured in 36 points, Bella Sirianni and Madi McIntyre both had 10 and Lauren Cotter and Braya Beaver collected 8 apiece as Southwestern upended Dunkirk 80-30.

Southwestern (11-4, 5-1) essentially put the game away during a stretch spanning the first and second quarters. Leading the Marauders (8-6, 3-2) 11-9 five minutes in, the Trojans finished the first half on a 33-7 run, pushing their advantage to 44-16 at the break.

Southwestern’s Madi McIntyre converts a layup against Dunkirk in Tuesday’s CCAA Division 1 West girls basketball game. P-J photo by Scott Kindberg

“We spent a lot of time in practice going over our offensive sets, and then when they actually work in a game like you want them to, it’s wonderful,” Coach Sirianni said.

After intermission, Southwestern continued to run its halfcourt offense effectively and the lead grew to 62-23 after three quarters.

“I knew they were going to be great, and my team didn’t show up today,” said Dunkirk coach Quinn Bankoski, who saw the Marauders’ six-game winning streak snapped. ” … We’re making improvement, but we just have to keep working to make even more.”

Reece Beaver also had nine rebounds, five assists and five steals; Braya Beaver collected six blocks and six steals; Bella Sirianni dished out seven assists; and Ellie Pearson and McIntyre grabbed nine and eight rebounds respectively for the Trojans.

“Reece Beaver deserves every award she’s gotten so far,” Bankoski said. “She’s very talented.”

Anadallane Rodriguez led the way for Dunkirk with 10 points and Alyssa Salerno grabbed 10 boards, but the Marauders’ 19 first-half turnovers contributed to the large halftime deficit.

“I think we played aggressive defense tonight,” Coach Sirianni said, “and we passed well.”

Dunkirk travels to Randolph today for another Division 1 West game.

Southwestern is back in action Friday when it travels to Olean.


Salerno 3 0 7, DiCara 1 2 4, Karin 0 2 2, Kenner 0 0 0, Pacheco 2 0 4, ARodriguez 3 2 10, Jacques 1 1 3, TRodriguez 0 0 0, Totals 10 7 30.


Cobb 0 0 0, RBeaver 15 0 36, Cotter 4 0 8, BBeaver 2 3 8, Sirianni 4 0 10, Hamilton 1 0 3, Pearson 2 0 5, Ricker 0 0 0, Totals 33 4 80.

3-point goals — Salerno, ARodriguez 2, RBeaver 6, BBeaver, Sirianni 2, Hamilton.

Dunkirk 9 7 7 7 — 30

Southwestern 22 22 20 16 — 80


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