Allegany-Limestone will take a 16-game win streak into Saturday’s Section VI Class C girls basketball championship game at Jamestown Community College.
The Gators, who have not lost since they fell to Franklinville on Dec. 30, extended their streak by defeating Chautauqua Lake, 47-38, at Jamestown CC on Wednesday night.
Chautauqua Lake knocked A-L out of the C-1 bracket in last year’s playoffs. The Gators returned the favor in a defensive struggle. A-L’s 47 points was its third lowest of the season for a team that tallied as many as 91 in a game.
Three senior co-captains led Frank Martin’s Gators. Brooke Giadini had 11 points, Shaelynn Maley had 10 and center Morgan Davis had nine, 10 below her average. Lily Woodis led the losing Thunderbirds with 13 points.
Allegany-Limestone will face No. 1 Holland, a 63-45 winner over Maple Grove in the second game of the semifinal doubleheader at Jamestown CC. Holland has won 13 in a row since its last loss -- yes, to Franklinville, on Dec. 21.
No more Gowanda upsets
Southwestern, the No. 3 seed, will face No. 4 Wilson for the Class B-2 championship at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Buffalo State Sports Arena.
After upsets at JFK and Eden, the string ran out for No. 10 seed Gowanda, which was overwhelmed by Southwestern’s Trojans, 93-38, in their semifinal at Brocton.
Southwestern owned a 39-point lead (54-15) at the half. The Trojans hit a season-high with their point total.
Wilson, which allowed no opponent to score more than 51 points all season, put the defensive clamps on No. 1 seed Olmsted and defeated the Owls, 43-34, at Kenmore West.
Wilson and Southwestern met in the B-2 quarterfinals a year ago with the Lakewomen winning, 49-37, behind 26 points by Rachel Senek, who has graduated.