CLYMER, N.Y. — It appeared Clymer’s girls basketball team might end Pine Valley’s undefeated season in Saturday afternoon’s non-league contest.

The Lady Pirates led 12-4 after a quarter and 18-8 midway in the second period. But Pine Valley rallied to spoil the upset bid pulling out a 41-40 victory.

“We led for the entire game, except for the final 10.4 seconds after (Pine Valley’s) Zoe Nelson made a shot to give them the lead,” noted coach Scott Neckers. “With a few seconds left, Jenna Covey made a nice move to get a good look at the basket but her shot didn’t fall.

“The girls played hard all game,” he claimed. “We missed too many wide open layups, and made too many mental mistakes to win the game.”

Pine Valley improved to 6-0 on the season, while Clymer fell to 2-2.

Zoe Nelson led PV with 15 points (nine in the second half) and eight boards as Clymer was outrebounded, 33-28.

Clymer’s Lauren Dunnewold was outstanding with 19 points, seven rebounds, six steals and one block.

Covey canned eight points, Nashia Duryee with six plus nine rebounds. Covey had five boards and made seven steals.

Ashley Beckwith had all three of the Lady Pirates’ assists.

Clymer easily won the junior varsity game, 41-16. Erin Brumagin had 13 points, seven steals and six rebounds. Kate Honey contributed six steals and seven boards.


  CLYMER (2-2): Dunnewold 8 3-4 19, Woods 0 0-0 0, Covey 4 0-0 8, Duryee 3 0-0 6, Blakeslee 1 0-0 2, Beckwith 2 0-0 4, Beal 0 0-0 0, Gustafson 0 0-0 0, Boozel 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 4-8 40.

Pine Valley       4    13   12   12   —  41

Clymer            12     8    10   10  —  40

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