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2016-2017 Season

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**The December 15th game has been rescheduled to February 2nd at 3:30 pm in Rome , NY 

 

 

 

Front Row: Elise Watson, Tracy White, Jamila Torres

Back Row: Bryan Booke -Coach, Sabina Bajgai, Jasmine Hollingsworth, Samantha Galioto, Cameron Cole,

                    Wendy Chuba- Assistant Coach

 

 

 

Game Recaps

Thursday, January 12, 2017

 

The Lady Bisons snapped a 3 game losing streak by sweeping the head to head series against our thruway rival the Lady Wildcats from Rochester School for the Deaf.  The Lady Bisons team dynamic had changed from the last game we played against RSD so we were a bit anxious about how we would fare against our opponent who was coming into the contest with some extra motivation to win after falling to us in our first meeting a month prior.  Once the game tipped off, the Lady Bisons showed no signs of nerves in front of a well-attended home crowd by jumping out to a 10-2 lead.  The Wildcats were able to recover a little bit after being put back on their heels as they closed the gap to within 4 points in the 1st quarter.  However, our Lady Bisons were able to throw a few wrinkles at RSD that kept them off balance with the help of solid defense from newcomer Kioney Alvira-Juardo , and  guards Sabina Bagjai & Elise Watson.  We extended our lead back to an 8 point differential heading into halftime but it was clear that RSD was not “throwing in the towel”.   The coaching staff explained to our Lady Bisons  that if we sat back on our modest lead and not continue to match our opponents intensity in the 2nd half that we would allow them back into the game .  As predicted, RSD came out shooting and were able to knock down a few 3 pointers to pull within 2 baskets of a tie.  A quick timeout to re-group and our girls responded as Cameron Cole, Jasmine Hollingsworth, and Tracy White all took turns having the “hot hand” by hitting some clutch baskets and squashing any hopes of a Lady Wildcats comeback.  The Lady Bisons came out victorious by the final score of 37-28.   Please wish our girls congrats on a good win.  As always, thank you to our fans yesterday for your unwavering support.  

Our next game is 1/24/2017 at Oracle charter. 

Coach Booke & Coach Chuba

 

Overall record: 2-3

 

Jan 12, 2017

Player

FGM-A

2PM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

Reb Off

Reb Def

Reb

AST

ST

TO

BS

PF

FPF

EFF

PTS

Sabina Bajgai

4-9

4-9

0-0

0-0

1

2

3

4

6

4

2

2

0

14

8

Tracy White

2-10

2-10

0-0

0-0

0

4

4

0

2

2

0

3

0

0

4

Cameron Cole

6-17

6-16

0-1

1-4

1

7

8

1

1

2

0

3

0

7

13

Elise Watson

0-2

0-2

0-0

0-0

1

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Kioney Alvira

1-5

1-5

0-0

0-0

4

2

6

1

3

0

0

0

0

8

2

Jasmine Hollingsworth

5-13

5-13

0-0

0-0

3

5

8

0

0

2

0

2

0

8

10

Totals

18-56

18-55

0-1

1-4

10

21

31

7

12

10

2

10

0

38

37

 

32.1%

32.7%

0%

25%

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

 

The Lady Bison’s were back on the hardwood after 3 weeks of non-competition.  The injury bug hit our team pretty badly over that span of time and we were forced to play against Amherst Christian with no substitutions. We knew that the Panthers were typically a very skilled squad and trying to compete with a limited number of players would be difficult.  However,  we were going to give it our best as always and remain positive.  With some sound defense under our own basket by Cameron Cole and Jasmine Hollingsworth, it allowed Sabina Bajgai to turn loose and continue her relentless style of play which resulted in turnovers by the other team and kept the game within reach.  At halftime, the Lady Bison’s were only trailing by 4 baskets and although we were tired, we were pretty pleased with our efforts thus far.  The second half was similar to the first 16 minutes of the contest.  The Lady Bison’s hung tough and continued to compete but it wasn’t enough to mount any type of legitimate comeback.  The Panthers eventually pulled away in the 4th quarter and despite a courageous effort by the Lady Bison’s including Elise Watson who was playing in her first game after recovering from a concussion a week before the regular season started, we lost 36-22.  The girls had mixed emotions following the game.  They were disappointed in losing but satisfied with how they played considering our circumstances.  Our next game is against the Wildcats from RSD in our annual I-90 classic at 3:30 on Thursday.  Thank you to our fans for your support.

Coach Booke & Coach Chuba

Overall record: 1-3

 

Player

FGM-A

2PM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

Reb Off

Reb Def

Reb

AST

ST

TO

BS

PF

FPF

EFF

PTS

Sabina Bajgai

3-11

3-11

0-0

3-8

0

0

0

3

2

6

1

1

0

-4

9

Tracy White

0-5

0-4

0-1

0-0

0

6

6

0

0

0

1

1

0

2

0

Cameron Cole

3-11

3-11

0-0

0-2

4

4

8

1

2

1

0

2

0

6

6

Elise Watson

0-1

0-1

0-0

0-0

0

2

2

0

2

6

0

0

0

-3

0

Jasmine Hollingsworth

3-14

3-14

0-0

1-6

1

3

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

-4

7

Totals

9-42

9-41

0-1

4-16

5

15

20

5

6

13

2

4

0

-3

22

 

21.4%

22%

0%

25%

 

 


 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

 

The Lady Bisons played against Central Baptist on Tuesday night. This would be our first game in over a week and our first game without our starting point guard who was injured in a previous contest.  In the past, the Lions have showed up with a pretty skilled team that we have always struggled to compete against.  Needless to say, the odds were stacked against us.  However, the Lady Bisons came out fighting.  We put up a strong defense led by Sabina Bajgai and Cameron Cole, and were able to match our opponents basket for basket with the help of our newcomer Kioney Alvira-Juardo and veteran Jasmine Hollingsworth.  Once the Lions realized that our Lady Bisons were not going to be easily push around as in the past, they began their full court press.  For the most part we were able to handle everything that Central Baptist threw at us and still maintain a 2 point lead heading into the 4th quarter.  Unfortunately, as the game pressed on, we became our own worst enemy and found ourselves in foul trouble.  In the final 30 seconds of the game with the score tied, the Lions became too much for us to handle and ended up winning the game by 3 points.  The final score was 34-31.  It should be noted that despite the loss, our girls played excellent and if they continue to show that type of effort we will have a successful season.  A special congrats to Kioney Alvira-Juardo & Emma Foster for participating in their first varsity basketball game.  There are no games over the winter vacation.

Bryan Booke & Coach Chuba

Overall Record: 1-2

 

Player

FGM-A

2PM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

Reb Off

Reb Def

Reb

AST

ST

TO

BS

PF

FPF

EFF

PTS

Sabina Bajgai

3-17

3-15

0-2

0-2

2

1

3

3

0

6

0

5

0

-10

6

Tracy White

3-7

3-7

0-0

0-0

1

1

2

1

1

1

0

2

0

5

6

Cami Cole

1-4

1-4

0-0

1-3

1

11

12

1

3

3

2

4

0

13

3

Elise Watson

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Jamila Torres

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Moontaha Shalbi

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kioneyshka Alvira-Jurado

3-7

3-7

0-0

0-0

4

2

6

0

1

1

0

1

0

8

6

Samantha Gialoto

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Jasmine Hollingsworth

5-13

5-13

0-0

0-0

1

11

12

2

0

0

0

2

0

16

10

Totals

15-48

15-46

0-2

1-5

9

27

36

7

5

12

2

14

0

32

31

 

31.2%

32.6%

0%

20%

 

 

Tuesday. December 13, 2016

The Lady Bisons took on Maritime Charter school last night in our first home game of the regular season.  Going into the contest, we knew that Maritime had a good team and it was going to be a difficult challenge.  We started off the game in typical fashion with our guards (Jamilia Torres & Sabina Bagjai) attacking the opposition, pressuring the ball, and leading a fast break that helped us build us a marginal  lead.    Jasmine Hollingsworth caught fire underneath the basket and was able to put back 8 points of her own in the 1st half.  We rotated through a few different defenses in an effort to shut down Maritime’s biggest threats but unfortunately it got us into a little bit of foul trouble.  In the second half, the Commodores were able to completely stifle our offense.  A combination of injuries, foul trouble, and not being able to score led to our opponents closing the 10 point gap which we had created and eventually taking the lead in the final 30 seconds of the game.  The Lady Bisons lost 29-28.  It was a great competitive game and one of which will sting for a little bit.  However, the girls played hard and we learned many things about ourselves as a team that we will use for the rest of the season.  Our next game is tomorrow against ESDAA league opponent NYSSD in Rome.  Please wish us luck.

Coach Booke & Coach Chuba

Overall Record: 1-1

 

Player

FGM-A

2PM-A

3PM-A

FTM-A

Reb Off

Reb Def

Reb

AST

ST

TO

BS

PF

FPF

EFF

PTS

Sabina Bajgai

2-11

2-11

0-0

2-4

1

2

3

2

9

5

0

5

0

4

6

Tracy White

2-6

2-6

0-0

1-1

0

3

3

1

0

2

0

2

0

3

5

Cami Cole

0-4

0-4

0-0

0-2

1

10

11

3

4

2

0

4

0

10

0

Elise Watson

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Jamila Torres

3-11

3-11

0-0

3-4

1

1

2

3

4

7

0

0

0

2

9

Moontaha Shalbi

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Kioneyshka Alvira-Jurado

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Samantha Gialoto

0-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

2

0

Jasmine Hollingsworth

4-10

4-10

0-0

0-0

3

2

5

0

1

1

0

3

0

7

8

Totals

11-42

11-42

0-0

6-11

6

19

25

10

18

17

1

14

0

29

28

 

26.2%

26.2%

0%

54.5%

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

 

NEWS FLASH!!!!! The Lady Bisons knocked off the 2015-2016 ESDAA & National Champion RSD Wildcats for the first time in 5 years, 40-24.  The Lady Bisons entered the Wildcats den for our first game of this young 2016-2017 campaign.  We had a huge offseason addition as we welcomed back veteran guard Jamila Torres.  We were excited to see the impact she would have against our biggest rival.  Rochester had lost some of their key starters through graduation but we knew they were still a strong program.  With this being our first game of the season, the coaching staff prepared our players to be ready for some unexpected challenges that RSD may present.  That said, our team started the game immediately attacking our opponent.  It was clear that Jamila Torres and Sabina Bajgai were going to make their presence felt.  It looked as though both players were fired out of a cannon as they were relentlessly pressuring the Wildcats and causing multiple turnovers and steals which in turn led to both guards flying down the court for some easy lay-ups. By halftime the Lady Bisons had doubled up on the Wildcats 22-11.  However,  since it had been so long since we were in this position against our WNY thruway rival the coaching staff preached to our players that we needed to keep our “foot on the gas” and not allow RSD to comeback.  RSD tightened up on their defense in the 2nd half. They began applying pressuring to our guards as we approached half court but we were able to involve our forwards and take advantage of our size and skill in the paint and underneath the basket.  Cameron Cole and Jasmine Hollingsworth controlled the boards and combined for 16 points and 20 rebounds.  Tracy White also stood out with her steady defensive play which wasn’t easy considering she has played guard her entire career and was forced to transition into playing a forward which was completely foreign to her.  As the game came to a close, we were able to substitute out some our starters and kill the clock making our victory official.  Overall it was the best game the coaching staff has seen the Lady Bisons play in a very long time. It was a great way to start our season.  Please wish the girls congrats as we look to build upon our initial success.

Thanks,

Coach Booke & Coach Chuba

 

Overall Record: 1-0