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Kaycee girls basketball celebrates seniors with an easy win

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Madison Gosney high-fives her teammates

Kaycee High School senior Madison Gosney high-fives her teammates as she runs through the hand tunnel and out on the court on Saturday. Gosney is one of three seniors on the girls basketball team this season.

Kaycee High School’s varsity girls basketball team hosted Hulett on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 6, 2021. Kaycee took a strong lead from the start, finishing the first quarter up 20-0 and maintaining the strong lead for the duration of the game. Senior night was celebrated at half time, recognizing seniors Mary Cleveland, Madison Gosney and Tinley Pierson and their parents for their time with the team. Kaycee finished the game with a 60-10 win and play time for every Kaycee player. 

Mary Cleveland races to recover and ultimately steal the ball away

Kaycee High School senior Mary Cleveland races to recover and ultimately steal the ball away from Hulett freshman Ahnya Ivie-Moody on Saturday. Kaycee made a large number of steels throughout the game to dominate in ball possession.

Sierra Kilts jumps for two points

Kaycee High School sophomore Sierra Kilts jumps for two points on Saturday. Kilts scored seven points against Hulett.

Tinley Pierson sets up for a 3-point shot

Kaycee High School senior Tinley Pierson sets up for a 3-point shot on Saturday. Pierson scored 10 points.

Mary Cleveland sprints down court

Kaycee High School senior Mary Cleveland sprints down court after stealing the ball away from Hulett again in the first quarter on Saturday. Cleveland finished the game with four points and three fouls.

Mary Cleveland and junior Bindi Hill dive together

Kaycee High School senior Mary Cleveland and junior Bindi Hill dive together underneath the Hulett girls to rebound a ball and return it to their teammates on Saturday. They returned the ball to Kaycee and scored with a 3-pointer on the possession.

Face masks and basketballs spread out

Masks are tucked into the mat wall and extra balls were scattered around the edge of the baseline as Kaycee’s varsity girls basketball team warmed up.

Denise Ortega-Chavez, left, and Casey LeDoux laugh together

Kaycee High School freshmen Denise Ortega-Chavez, left, and Casey LeDoux laugh together while teammate Sierra Kilts takes a free throw shot on Saturday. The pair are the only two freshmen on the girls basketball team this season.

Tinley Pierson catches her arm inside Hulett freshman Myah Cornett’s arm

Kaycee High School senior Tinley Pierson catches her arm inside Hulett freshman Myah Cornett’s arm after diving to lunging to attempt a steal on Saturday. Kaycee played the the team in sets of five, starting a quarter with a group of five and then swapping all five out for the new set of five mid-quarters.

Denise Ortega-Chavez reaches for a ball that was thrown out of bounds

Kaycee High School freshman Denise Ortega-Chavez reaches for a ball that was thrown out of bounds by Hulett senior Char Bauman before Denise could reach it on Saturday. Kaycee was given the ball back and they scored on the play, increased the score to 20-0 in the second quarter.

Tinley Pierson jumps for a layup against Hulett freshman Myah Cornett

Kaycee High School senior Tinley Pierson jumps for a layup against Hulett freshman Myah Cornett on Saturday. Pierson scored on the shot increasing Kaycee’s lead to 24-4 in the second quarter.

Mary Cleveland stole the ball away from Hulett freshman Ahnya Ivie-Moody

Kaycee High School senior Mary Cleveland stole the ball away from Hulett freshman Ahnya Ivie-Moody, right, before bouncing into freshman Kaydence Westover and stealing the ball away once more on Saturday. Kaycee was fouled on the play and was granted two free throw shots.

Casey LeDoux returns the ball down court for Kaycee

Kaycee High School freshman Casey LeDoux returns the ball down court for Kaycee during the second quarter on Saturday. All 20 girls on Kaycee’s roster played in all four quarters.

Tinley Pierson, Madison Gosney and Mary Cleveland laugh together

Kaycee High School’s senior players Tinley Pierson, Madison Gosney and Mary Cleveland laugh together in a huddle as head coach Laura Pierson, Tinley’s mom, talks about coaching and knowing the trio on Saturday.The seniors were recognized as graduating seniors during halftime.

Members of the varsity boys basketball team slid onto the floor barefoot

Members of the varsity boys basketball team slid onto the floor barefoot during halftime of the girls game so they could shoot around without gym shoes on Saturday. The team spread around the 3-point line and took turns shooting playing a game of knock out.

Bindi Hill jumps to rebound

Kaycee High School junior Bindi Hill jumps to rebound a Kaycee shot early in the third quarter on Saturday. Hill scored eight points during the game.

Tinley Pierson dives, passing a ball

Kaycee High School senior Tinley Pierson dives, passing a ball around Hulett freshman Natalee Harrison on Saturday. Kaycee won 60-10.

Sierra Kilts dives to recover the ball and return the possession

Kaycee High School sophomore Sierra Kilts dives to recover the ball and return the possession to Kaycee on Saturday. Kaycee freshman Casey LeDoux recovered the ball before it bounced out of bounds.

Denise Ortega-Chavez dribbles toward center court before passing to teammate Jackie Ramirez

Kaycee High School freshman Denise Ortega-Chavez dribbles toward center court before passing to teammate Jackie Ramirez on Saturday. The seniors were put back in the game for much of the fourth quarter to play more time in their senior night game, even though the score did not require more play time from the starters.

Karcee Maya takes a 2-point shot from the corner

Kaycee High School sophomore Karcee Maya takes a 2-point shot from the corner on Saturday. Maya scored eight points during the game.

Madison Gosney recovers a rebound after a missed Kaycee shot

Kaycee High School senior Madison Gosney recovers a rebound after a missed Kaycee shot on Saturday. Kaycee scored on the possession.

Madison Gosney to recover the ball for Kaycee and return it to a teammate

Kaycee High School senior Madison Gosney to recover the ball for Kaycee and return it to a teammate outside the lane on Saturday. Kaycee scored first and maintained a strong lead from start to finish.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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