Dillard's 44 Leads Gates Chili to Playoff Win

(4)Gates Chili senior Cierra Dillard had her best game as a Spartan, scoring 44 points in a 59-54 win over (5)Hilton in the Class AA quarterfinals.

Dillard tied a Gates Chili record with seven 3-pointers, including five in the 3rd quarter.

The Spartans scored 21 points in the 3rd quarter, all of them were scored by Dillard who will play college basketball at UMass beginning next year.

Two weeks ago, these two teams met at Hilton with the Cadets pulling out a 1-point win. Once again, the Cadets were a tough opponent for the Spartans.

While the Spartans took a lead midway through the 3rd quarter, Hilton continued to hang around despite Dillard's terrific night. Cameron Graupman had 16 points including two 3-pointers in the final minute that cut the deficit to two points. Lauren Anten had 15 for Hilton and Amy Hasenauer had 10.

Gates Chili will take on (1)Penfield in the Class AA semifinals on Monday, February 24th at 8:00 from Pittsford Sutherland.

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