Pittsford at Camden-Frontier – – Girls Basketball – – The Bleacher Denizen – – February 22, 2022 – – by Chuck Krafft

Tonight, the Bleacher Denizen’s ongoing journey takes him to Camden-Frontier High School. (Someday, I hope to complete the applications and paperwork necessary to refer to my journey as an “odyssey.” Alas, as of now, I’m still a mere traveler.) On my “Chuck Krafft” You Tube Channel, I have observed that one never knows where the Red River Valley will lead you. For those of you who are curious, the piano will take you on a journey (but not an odyssey.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w03AhhNk1M8

Tonight will be a big night in the Camden-Frontier gym. It’s Veteran’s Appreciation night; the students at Camden-Frontier High have been raising money to give to the four American Legion Posts in various ways including selling Commemorative T-Shirts and Go Fund Me campaigns. I spoke with Camden-Frontier Coach Jordan Stevenson before the game; he told me that the campaign has already raised over $2000 to be given to the four posts.

Of course, if the Bleacher Denizen is here, there will be a basketball game. Camden-Frontier’s Redskin Girls will be hosting the Wildcats from Pittsford. Camden-Frontier enters the game with a 6-4 record in the SCAA-East and is 8-8 overall. They are led by their only senior, Dakota Sigler, who is tall and strong in the post, but also is able to do a lot of the ball handling. Her size and strength allow her to score consistently in the post. She can also hit the outside shot when needed.

Her sister, Lexus Sigler, also is a tough defender, rebounder and scorer in the post. Recently, she had a 20 point game against Jackson Christian. Jaden Clark runs the point on offense; she is a solid ball handler and passer. On defense, she is a tough perimeter defender who gets a lot of steals. Karley McKibbin is a versatile player who can defend well and score either on the perimeter or in the post. She has a solid midrange jump shot. Rosemarie Cabrera is a freshman who brings a lot of energy to the Redskin perimeter defense and slashes well to the basket.

The Pittsford Wildcats have a 14-1 record in the SCAA-East and are 15-3 overall. I’ve been blogging their games for a few years now and one constant element is the persistent, hard-working Wildcat defense and press. Freshman Ava Mallar has had a number of 20 point games so far. She runs the point and plays the tough defense required of all the Wildcat players. She is a versatile scorer who can hit the three point shot, score from mid-range and slash to the basket. Emily Pidd is a ferocious perimeter defender who can shoot from the three point line.

Kaitlyn Cole is the team captain. She is another strong defender who gets many steals; she is also a threat from the three point line and is one of the best Wildcat rebounders despite being only 5’3″. Elaina Kuenzer covers the middle where she is a fine post defender and rebounder.

I was able to see the entire JV game. The teams started slowly on offense; at halftime, Pittsford got out to a 3-2 first quarter lead and led 8-6 at halftime. In the third quarter, Camden-Frontier (hereafter known as C-F most of the time to save the aging Bleacher Denizen’s fingers from carpal tunnel) outscored Pittsford 8-5 to take a 14-13 lead. Pittsford stopped C-F from scoring any points in the fourth quarter as they scored nine; they won the JV game 22-14.

Alisyn Friskney and Rosemarie Cabrera led the C-F JV scoring with 4 points each. Chloe Ward, Lina Koehm and Harlee Groves all tallied 2 points.

Riley McCumber led the Pittsford JV scoring with 19 points. Karlee Embach had 2 points and Savannah Watkins scored 1 point.

The C-F band led by Kristen Watters did an excellent job playing the Redskin Fight Song. After some remarks telling the crowd of the Benefit project, they played the four service anthems. As they heard the appropriate anthem, Army Veterans, Navy Veterans Air Force Veterans and Marine Veterans took their turn standing so the crowd could honor them.

After this, the C-F choir, also led by Kristen Watters did a beautiful four part harmony rendition of our National Anthem. It was one of the best National Anthem performances I have ever heard at a high school game.

(As I am still a part-time professional musician, I always enjoy saluting high school musicians singing and/or playing well.) For those who are curious, here is one of my original songs from my You Tube Channel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol3R-ZL9568

It is now time to bring you the events of the varsity game through the somewhat open eyes of an Aging Bleacher Denizen who was never able to escape church league when he attempted to play basketball in the medieval days when he was actually considered to be young. However, his basketball career was severely limited once he learned that the basketball powers that be frowned upon his using a siege catapult to launch his three point shots. Who knew?? (Sigh.)

C-F wins the opening tap. Ava Mallar steals the ball for the Wildcats. Karley McKibbin steals the ball for the Redskins. Liz Gerig knocks the ball out of bounds; Pittsford takes possession. Pittsford misses a layup; the rebound goes out of bounds and Pittsford gets the ball back. Liz Gerig hits a layup to give the Wildcats the first two points of the game. Karley McKibbin passes to Lexus Sigler, who is fouled as she shoots a layup. Lexus Sigler hits one of her two free throws to trim the Pittsford lead to 2-1 with 6:36 remaining in the first quarter.

Pittsford misfires on a three point attempt from the side. Elaina Kuenzer gets the offensive rebound for the Wildcats. Ava Mallar is fouled on a six foot shot off the dribble from the baseline and hits one of her two free throws to give her Wildcats a 3-1 lead with 6:04 to play in the quarter.

C-F misses a jump shot from the free throw line. Pittsford misses a three pointer from the corner. Ava Mallar pulls down the offensive rebound for the Wildcats. Pittsford misses a ten foot shot from the side. Ava Mallar gets the offensive rebound for Pittsford. Jaden Clark steals the ball for the Redskins. Ava Mallar steals the ball for the Wildcats. Pittsford misses a sixteen foot shot from the side. Karley McKibbin banks in a ten foot shot from the side for C-F to tie the game at 3-3.

Pittsford misses a three point shot from the top of the key. Emily Pidd steals the ball for the Wildcats. Ava Mallar passes to Liz Gerig, who is fouled on a layup and hits one of her two free throws to give Pittsford a 4-3 lead with 3:55 to go in the first quarter.

Elaina Kuenzer gets the offensive rebound for the the Wildcats. Dakota Sigler knocks the ball away from Pittsford and Lexus Sigler picks it up for C-F. The Redskins miss an eight foot fast break hook shot. The rebound goes out of bounds and Pittsford takes possession. Pittsford misses an eight foot shot in the lane. Kaitlyn Cole knocks a Redskin pass out of bounds; C-F retains possession. Kaitlin Cole steals the ball for Pittsford and passes to Elaina Kuenzer for a layup that gives the Wildcats a 6-3 lead.

Elaina Kuenzer steals the ball for Pittsford. The Wildcats miss a fifteen foot shot from the side. C-F misses a layup. Dakota Sigler pulls down the offensive rebound for the Redskins. C-F misses a layup. Lexus Sigler is fouled on a putback and hits one of her two free throws to trim the Wildcat lead to 6-4 with 1:59 to go in the first quarter.

Pittsford misses a layup. Kaitlyn Cole ties up the ball. The Possession Arrow consults its marketing team and decides to award the ball to Pittsford. The Wildcats miss a three point shot from the wing. June Best reacts to prevent a C-F errant pass from becoming a turnover. C-F is whistled for a traveling violation. Pittsford misses a ten foot shot in the lane. Emily Jagielski steals the ball for the Wildcats. Pittsford throws a pass out of bounds. Kaitlyn Cole steals the ball for the Wildcats. Pittsford misses a three point attempt from the wing at the buzzer.

After one quarter, Pittsford has a 6-4 lead.

C-F inbounds the ball to open the second quarter. Kaitlyn Cole steals the ball for Pittsford and passes to Emily Pidd for a Wildcat layup. Emily Pidd steals the ball for Pittsford and draws a foul. Pittsford misfires on a triple try from the corner. Liz Gerig steals the ball for the Wildcats. Rosemarie Cabrera knocks a Wildcat pass out of bounds; Pittsford retains possession. Ava Mallar drives and dishes the ball to Liz Gerig, who hits a layup to give Pittsford a 10-4 lead.

Kaitlyn Cole ties up the ball; the Possession Arrow and its Regional Headquarters Staff decide to give the ball to the Wildcats. Pittsford misses a three point shot from the corner. Kaitlyn Cole ties up the rebound; the Possession Arrow consults its Legal Staff; it is decided to ignore Ms. Cole’s aggressive hustle and to award the ball to the Redskins. Elaina Kuenzer dives and causes a tieup. The Possession Arrow’s legal team this time awards the ball to Pittsford. Dakota Sigler gets her hand on the ball, but Pittsford is able to recover.

Dakota Sigler blocks a Pittsford eight foot shot from the side and is fouled as she retrieves the ball. Liz Gerig steals the ball for Pittsford. Ava Mallar reacts quickly to save a loose ball and prevent a Pittsford turnover. Lexus Sigler steals a Pittsford bounce pass into the lane. Kaitlyn Cole steals the ball for Pittsford and hits a fast break layup. She is fouled on the shot, but misses her free throw. With 5:10 to play in the second quarter, Pittsford has a 12-4 lead.

Emily Pidd gets the long offensive rebound for the Wildcats. Dakota Sigler knocks the ball away from Pittsford and Rosemarie Cabrera picks it up for C-F. Lexus Sigler inbounds the ball to Dakota Sigler, who hits a layup for C-F. Dakota Sigler blocks a Pittsford shot. C-F misses an eighteen foot shot from the wing. Brianna Lawson hits a fifteen foot shot off the dribble from the side to give Pittsford a 14-6 lead.

C-F travels with the ball. (Basketball cliches can be interesting; I have to wonder how newsworthy it would be to travel without the ball – – I guess that’s just me.) Rosemarie Cabrera knocks the ball away from Pittsford, but the Kaitlyn Cole recovers the ball for the Wildcats. Dakota Sigler knocks the ball out of bounds; Pittsford retains possession. Jaden Clark steals the ball for C-F and is fouled on a fast break layup. She hits one of her two free throws to close the Wildcat lead to 14-7 with 2:53 to play in the first half.

Ava Mallar drives and is fouled on a six foot shot in the lane. She hits two free throws for Pittsford. It appears that C-F may have been fouled on a drive to the basket, but the play is ruled to be an offensive foul and Pittsford gets the ball. The Wildcats miss a three point shot from the corner. Liz Gerig blocks a C-F jumper from the free throw line. Lexus Sigler knocks the ball away from Pittsford, but the Wildcats recover. Elaina Kuenzer passes to Brianna Lawson, who hits a jump shot from the free throw line to give Pittsford an 18-7 lead.

C-F misses a shot. Jaden Clark gets the offensive rebound for the Redskins. C-F misses a layup. June Best gets the offensive rebound for the Redskins. Ava Mallar steals the ball for the Wildcats. Pittsford misses a fast break layup; the rebound goes out of bounds and C-F takes possession. C-F misses a jump shot from the free throw line. Jaden Clark is fouled on a putback; she makes one of her two free throws to pull C-F to within 18-8 with 38 seconds left on the first half clock.

Dakota Sigler rebounds the missed free throw and hits a putback for C-F. Pittsford misses a three point shot from the side. Jaden Clark is fouled and hits one of her two free throws for C-F with two seconds left in the half. Pittsford has no time to shoot before the halftime buzzer makes its presence known.

Pittsford has an 18-11 halftime lead.

Dakota Sigler leads the Camden-Frontier halftime scoring with 4 points.

Liz Gerig has 5 points for Pittsford and Brianna Lawson has 4 points.

C-F inbounds the ball to get the third quarter underway. Jaden Clark passes to Lexus Sigler, who hits a layup for the Redskins. Liz Gerig passes to Emily Pidd, who is fouled on a three point shot from the wing for Pittsford. Emily Pidd hits two of her free throws to give Pittsford a 20-13 lead with 7:09 remaining in the third quarter.

Kaitlyn Cole steals the ball for the Wildcats. Pittsford misses a three point shot from the wing. Elaina Kuenzer gets the offensive rebound for the Wildcats. Pittsford misses a three point shot from the wing. Karley McKibbin is fouled on a fast break layup and hits one of her two free throws to trim the Wildcat lead to 20-14 with 6:44 to play in the third quarter.

Liz Gerig prevents a Pittsford loose ball from becoming a turnover. Pittsford misses a three point shot from the side. Liz Gerig pulls down the offensive rebound for the Wildcats. Ava Mallar passes to Kaitlyn Cole, who hits a three point shot from the wing for Pittsford. Emily Pidd steals the ball for Pittsford; the Wildcats miss a fast break layup. C-F misses a five foot shot from the baseline. Pittsford misses a threeball from the side.

C-F misses a ten foot shot in the lane. The rebound goes out of bounds and C-F gets another opportunity. C-F misses a five foot shot from the baseline. Dakota Sigler hits a putback to shave the Pittsford lead to 23-16.

Pittsford loses the ball out of bounds. C-F is whistled for a traveling violation. Pittsford misses a three point shot from the corner. C-F passes the ball out of bounds. Pittsford misses a driving reverse layup. Elaina Kuenzer knocks the ball away from the Redskins and Ava Mallar grabs it for the Wildcats. Ava Mallar passes the ball to Brianna Lawson, who banks in a three point shot from the side to boost Pittsford to a 26-16 lead.

Ava Mallar steals the ball for Pittsford. Pittsford is fouled on a fast break layup, but misses two free throws. The rebound goes out of bounds and Pittsford gets another possession. Pittsford is whistled for an over and back violation. Jaden Clark passes to Dakota Sigler who hits a layup for C-F, is fouled and makes her free throw. With 2:13 left in the third quarter, the Pittsford lead has been cut to 26-19.

Pittsford misses a three point shot from the wing. C-F throws a pass on the fast break too high and out of bounds. Pittsford is cited for a three second violation. Kaitlyn Cole knocks the ball away from C-F, but the Redskins are able to recover. Jaden Clark hits a fast break layup for C-F. Pittsford misses a six foot shot from the side of the lane. Dakota Sigler passes to Rosemarie Cabrera for a C-F layup that trims the Pittsford lead to 26-23.

Jaden Clark and Karley McKibbin fiercely double team Pittsford and force the Wildcats to call time out to preserve their possession. Pittsford misses a three point shot from the wing. C-F has no time to shoot before the third quarter buzzer blares.

After three quarters, Pittsford has a 26-23 lead.

Pittsford has the ball to open the fourth quarter. Jaden Clark knocks the ball out of bounds; Pittsford retains possession. Pittsford misses a three point shot from the side. Karley McKibbin passes to a C-F teammate who is fouled on a layup, but misses her free throws. An apparent putback is waved off; your semi-observant Bleacher Denizen is not able to determine why. Emily Pidd throws in a threeball from the side to extend the Pittsford lead to 29-23.

Ava Mallar knocks the ball away from C-F and Liz Gerig grabs it for Pittsford. Pittsford misfires on a threeball from the wing. C-F loses a pass out. Pittsford misfires on another threeball from the wing. Jaden Clark drives and hits a layup for C-F to trim the Pittsford lead to 29-25.

Pittsford loses a pass out of bounds. Kaitlyn Cole steals the ball for the Wildcats. June Best knocks the ball out of bounds; Pittsford retains possession. Pittsford throws a pass into the lane and out of bounds. C-F is whistled for a traveling violation. Pittsford misses a sixteen foot shot from the wing.

C-F misses a layup. Lexus Sigler gets the offensive rebound for C-F. The Redskins miss a layup. Dakota Sigler gets the offensive rebound for C-F. C-F misses a layup and fouls on the rebound. Pittsford is called for an offensive foul. A technical foul is called on Pittsford. Jaden Clark hits one of her two free throws to trim the Pittsford lead to 29-26 with 3:56 left on the clock.

C-F inbounds the ball after the technical foul. Emily Jagielski gets her hand on the inbound pass and C-F loses the ball out of bounds. Rosemarie Cabrera knocks the ball away from Pittsford, but the Wildcats recover. Kaitlyn Cole is fouled and makes both shots of a one and one opportunity to give Pittsford a 31-26 lead with 3:08 to play in the game.

Ava Mallar steals the ball and is fouled on a fast break layup; she hits one of her two free throws for the Wildcats. C-F is fouled, but misses the first shot of a one and one free throw opportunity. Karley McKibbin pulls down the offensive rebound for the Redskins. Jaden Clark passes to Dakota Sigler, who hits a layup for C-F. Emily Pidd drives and hits a layup to give Pittsford a 34-28 lead.

Kaitlyn Cole knocks the ball away from C-F and Deveyn Toner picks it up for Pittsford. Pittsford misses a twelve foot shot from the side. Deveyn Toner gets her hand on the ball and C-F loses it out of bounds. Pittsford misses a ten foot shot off the dribble from the side. Kaitlyn Cole steals the ball for the Wildcats. Pittsford misses a three point shot from the wing. C-F is fouled, but misses the first shot of a one and one opportunity. With 1:06 remaining in the contest, Pittsford has a 34-28 lead.

Pittsford misses a three point shot from the side. C-F misses a layup; the rebound goes out of bounds and Pittsford gets the ball. Pittsford is fouled, but misses the first shot of a one and one free throw opportunity with just 27 seconds left in the game. C-F misses a three point shot from the wing; the rebound goes out of bounds and Pittsford gets the ball. Pittsford is fouled, but misses two free throws with 5 seconds left. C-F is not able to shoot before the final buzzer.

Pittsford wins the game 34-28.

Camden-Frontier’s Dakota Sigler had 11 points to lead all scorers. Jaden Clark supported her with 8 points. Lexus Sigler added 4 points; Karley McKibbin threw in 3 points and Rosemarie Cabrera tallied 2 points.

Emily Pidd led Pittsford with 9 points. Kaitlyn Cole and Brianna Lawson each supported her with 7 points. Liz Gerig put in 5 points. Ava Mallar scored 4 points and Elaina Kuenzer added 2 points.

I will be back to see the boys’ teams from these two schools tomorrow night at Pittsford!

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