The Penn Yan Lady Mustangs (4-15) basketball team won the opening tip off last Tuesday. They also won the fourth quarter. But when the final buzzer sounded the top-seeded Newark Reds had won easily 60-27.



Newark senior Sabrina Macaulay needed only three quarters to rack up a career-high 27 points.

The Penn Yan Lady Mustangs (4-15) basketball team won the opening tip off last Tuesday. They also won the fourth quarter. But when the final buzzer sounded the top-seeded Newark Reds had won easily 60-27.

Newark senior Sabrina Macaulay needed only three quarters to rack up a career-high 27 points.

The Reds (18-1) opened up an early 10-2 lead in the first period as Brynn Lauer netted six of her 15 points on the night. Newark led at the end of the first period 14-4.

In the second quarter, the Reds kept paced as they scored another 15 points, enroute to a 29-12 halftime lead.

But it was the third quarter where Newark looked its best, allowing the Mustangs to only four points in the frame. Macaulay poured in twelve points, before she sat out the fourth quarter.

She ended up dropping 9 of 12 from the foul line on the evening.

“I really didn’t think about it being a career high tonight,” Macaulay said. “I was just hoping that we would work as a team and beat Penn Yan tonight.”

In the fourth quarter, the Mustangs outscored the Reds 11-6, as Newark coach Diane Kirnie pulled her starters. Kirnie not only managed to get all of her players some experience on the hardwood, but nine out of twelve girls scored on the night.

“It’s good experience for the girls,” Kirnie said. “These guys are in our league. We want to play hard but we aren’t going to rub it in their face. They played hard and didn’t give up.

“We take it one game at a time. We have a really tough game here Friday night (No. 9 Aquinas) They have played a tough schedule and played a lot of big schools.”

Macaulay also added six rebounds, four assists and four steals as teammate Brynn Lauer netted 15 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists.

Penn Yan was paced on the night by Brianna Bush who scored 10 points.