Trojans Rally; Blose Hits Game Winner For Panama

GOWANDA – The second half was the difference as Southwestern (3-1, 6-3) came from behind to defeat Gowanda (0-4) in Division 1 boys basketball Thursday night.

”We were having a tough night guarding in the paint,” said winning coach Andrew Krenzer, who saw his team trail at the half, 31-30.

However, after intermission the Trojans picked up the defense and went on a 40-26 run to gain a 70-57 win.

The Trojans used a strong performance by Kyle Radack throughout as he scored 11 points in the second half after having 15 in the first 16 minutes for 26 points.

Alek Peck got hot in the fourth quarter with eight of his 15 points, including 4-of-4 from the foul line. He was 7-of-9 overall from the stripe where the Trojans held a 14-4 margin.

As a team, the Trojans hauled down 55 rebounds, led by Peter Trathen with 16 and Peck chipped in with 12.

Zach Stevens scored 19 points and gave the Trojans lots of trouble inside while Chase Williams followed with 15 points for Gowanda.

SOUTHWESTERN (70)

Baglia 2 0 4, Greenlee 1 0 2, Rybicki 0 2 2, Trathen 5 4 14, Moran 1 0 3, Radack 12 1 26, Schrope 2 0 4, Gustafson 0 0 0, Peck 4 7 15. Totals 27 14 70.

GOWANDA (57)

Shea 1 0 2, Williams 7 0 15, Geiger 1 2 4, Young 3 0 8, Stevens 8 2 19, Brawdy 3 0 6, Benton 1 0 3. Totals 24 4 57.

3-Point Goals – Williams, Young 2, Benton, Stevens, Moran, Radack.

Southwestern17 13 20 20 – 70

Gowanda18 13 11 15 – 57

Jayvees: Southwestern won.

DUNKIRK DOWNS FALCONER

DUNKIRK – Alex Crossan was a monster in the paint Thursday night as he scored a game-high 29 points and pulled down 21 rebounds to lead the Dunkirk Marauders (2-2, 2-8) to an 80-70 victory over Falconer in Division 1 boys high school basketball.

Crossan also added four blocks and three assists while fellow forward Jacob Lockett added 18 points and eight rebounds in the win.

The inside-outside game for the Marauders was working well as Michael Bess was a force beyond the arc with four treys en route to 16 points while Marquel Ruiz added a 3-pointer of his own to finish with 15 points.

After eight minutes of play, Dunkirk held a 20-16 lead and increased the lead to 38-31 at halftime. In the second half, Falconer was never able to regain the lead it once had in the first quarter.

Nick Conti led the Golden Falcons with 21 points while Kyle Petersen had 15 points. Devon Cameron and Mitch Carter combined for 26 points in a losing effort.

DIVISION 2

BLACK KNIGHTS PREVAIL

SINCLAIRVILLE – ”Silver Creek is one of the top teams in Class C,” said Cassadaga Valley coach Rich Clifford after the unbeaten Black Knights stopped the Cougars, 63-42, for their fourth win in the league and ninth overall.

Silver Creek got off to a good start with a 20-8 first-quarter run en route to a 34-14 halftime lead.

Kaine Kettle had 23 points, 6-foot-7 sophomore Billy Brooks 13 and Steve Marcey 12. Brooks grabbed nine rebounds and rejected eight shots. Zeddie Williams added seven steals and seven assists.

Randy Dalaba was high for Cassadaga Valley (1-2. 5-3) with 14 points and 11 rebounds plus three assists. Teammate Mike Lancaster had seven rebounds, three blocks and two assists.

SILVER CREEK (63)

Z. Williams 1 2 4, Brooks 5 3 13, B.White 4 0 9, Kittle 10 3 23, Marcey 5 0 12, Curry 10 2, Bain 0 0 0, J. White 0 0 0. Totals 26 7 63.

CASSADAGA VALLEY (42)

Bender 2 0 6, Ruge 1 0 2, Parsons 1 0 2, Jones 2 0 4, Dalaba 6 2 14, Lancaster 0 3 3, Johnson 2 0 4, Carlson 3 1 7. Totals 17 6 42.

3-Point Goals – Bender 2, B. White, Marcey 2.

Silver Creek20 14 11 18 – 63

Cassadaga Valley8 6 10 18 – 42

Jayvees: Silver Creek 48, Cassadaga Valley 40.

BEARS FALL AT PORTVILLE

PORTVILLE – A well-timed switch to man defense propelled the Portville Panthers past Frewsburg, 52-46.

The Bears (3-6, 0-4), taking advantage of Portville’s zone, had the space to knock down three of its first eight triples and build a 15-8 advantage by the end of the opening quarter prompting a switch to man.

The adjustment proved successful as the Panthers, now 9-1 overall and 3-1 in league, outscored Frewsburg 16-9 in the second period, 12-11 in the third and 16-11 in the fourth to seal the victory.

Portville, which hit 15 of 22 free throws, was led by Josh Watson, who netted at least four points in every quarter on the way to a game-high 23 points. Zach Blask followed with 15 points, eight assists and three steals while Curtis Caya hauled in eight boards.

For Frewsburg, Alex Elderkin scored 14 points, grabbed nine rebounds and made three steals.

FREWSBURG (46)

Smith 1 1 4, Munella 0 2 2, Nelson 2 2 8, Sterns 1 1 4, BJohnson 3 1 9, Elderkin 6 0 14, DJohnson 0 1 1, Caldwell 2 0 4. Totals 15 8 46.

PORTVILLE (52)

Giberson 4 1 9, Caya 1 0 2, Blask 4 6 15, Marcellin 1 0 2, Ewings 0 1 1, Gallo 0 0 0, Watson 8 7 23. Totals 18 15 52.

3-point goals: Blask, Smith, Nelson 2, Sterns, Johnson 2, Elderkin 2.

Frewsburg15 9 11 11 – 46

Portville8 16 12 16 – 52

CARDINALS ROLL

CATTARAUGUS -Randolph’s fast break proved to be too much for Cattaraugus-Little Valley as the Cardinals (3-1, 5-3) took control early and cruised to a 95-56 victory.

Paced by a big night by Nathan Beaver, who poured in 21 points, the Cardinals led by 12 after the first quarter and built that into a 51-26 lead by half time.

Beaver also posted a double-double with 10 rebounds and also had six assists. Bryce Morrison added 18 points, Taylor Miller connected for 12 points and Mitchell Maycock tallied 11 points in the win.

For the Timberwolves (0-3, 3-4), Colt Agnew led the way with 14 points, Sam Agnew scored 11 points, Matt Rupp added 10 points and nine rebounds and Luke Macakanja also had 10 ponts.

RANDOLPH (95)

Hector Garcia 5 0 13, Hilliman 2 0 6, Brown 2 0 4, Maycock 4 2 11, McCalllister 4 0 8, Miller 5 0 12, Morrison 8 0 18, Beaver 9 3 21, Oldro 1 0 2. Totals 40 5 95

CATTARAUGUS-LITTLE VALLEY (56)

Burrows 2 0 4, Hadley 1 0 2, Forester 1 2 4, Reynolds 0 1 1, Rupp 4 210, CAgnew 5 2 14, SAgnew 5 1 11, Macakanja 2 5 10. Totals 19 13 56.

3-point goals: CAgnew 2, Mac 1, Garcia 3, Hilliman 2, Maycock 1, Miller 2, Morrison 2.

Randolph 25 26 22 22 – 95

Cattaraugus-LV 14 12 16 14 – 56

Jayvees: Randolph won.

DIVISION 3

BLOSE HITS GAME WINNER

PANAMA -Alec Blose made the big shot for Panama.

Blose sank a turnaround jumper from 12 feet away with only 3.5 seconds remaining to enable Panama (2-1, 3-4) to pull out a 50-49 decision over Pine Valley (1-1, 2-4).

The Panthers went on a 23-16 run in the fourth quarter after trailing by as much as 33-22. Blose scored 15 of his career-tying 28 points in the final stanza.

With a minute left, Blose hit a field goal to tie the game 46-46 then sank two free throws for a 48-46 lead, but Spencer Sticek put Pine Valley ahead, 49-48, with his third 3-pointer with 40 seconds left.

After that, Pine Valley missed a couple of 1-and-1s giving Panama the chance with time running out and Blose made the most of it.

Pine Valley held the rebounding edge, 44-22, with Bryce Jay grabbing 18 rebounds and Jake Wilcox 12.

Dan Odell assisted Blose with 16 points for the victory.

Jay and Lucas Trombley sank 11 points to lead Pine Valley.

PINE VALLEY (49)

Trombley 4 3 11, Jay 5 0 11, Wilcox 3 0 6, Sticek 3 0 9, Weaver 3 0 7, Raiport 1 0 2, Isula 10 3. Totals 20 3 49.

PANAMA (50)

K. Eddy 0 0 0, R. Eddy 1 0 2, Odell 6 0 16, Blose 10 3 28, Kirby 1 0 2, Rensel 1 0 2, Fransen 0 0 0, Lewis 0 0 0. Totals 19 3 50.

3-Point Goals – Jay, Sticek 3, Weaver, Isula, Odell 4, Blose 5.

Pine Valley9 14 10 16 – 49

Panama10 10 7 22 – 50

Jayvees: Panama won.

WESTFIELD CRUISES

WESTFIELD – Westfield’s defense smothered Forestville (3-4, 1-2) as the Wolverines cruised to a 73-23 win.

After Forestville was able to score 12 in the first quarter, Westfield (4-4, 2-0) held the Hornets to just 11 points in the three remaining quarters – including zero in the third.

“The emphasis tonight was on defense,” Westfield coach Bob North said. “I didn’t think we had been playing good defense until this point. Obviously we did tonight.”

Jon Coe led a balanced Westfield offense with 17 points while Tanner Dahl added 14. Dylan McCubbin chipped in 12 points while earning praise from his coach for his play on the defensive end.

Westfield also outrebounded Forestville, 44-26, led by Dan Tofil’s 10 boards.

Paul Davis led Forestville with seven points while Caleb Makuch and Wayne Hartloft each grabbed six rebounds.

DRAGONS CRUISE

Austin Goerke and Graham Soffel scored 10 points each during the first half as homestanding Maple Grove won its sixth straight and seventh in eight attempts by overwhelming Franklinville (1-6), 73-17.

Behind Goerke and Graham Soffel, the Red Dragons took a commanding 37-7 lead at halftime.

The man-to-man defense was outstanding as it limited Franklinville to just seven field goals and Aaron Germain held standout Collin Seamans to zero points on 0-for-6 from the field. Overall, Franklinville turned the ball over 19 times.

The Red Dragons held a 31-11 rebounding margin with Goerke bringing down 13 boards and Germain nine.

Goerke wound up with 16 points and Graham Soffel 14 points while Germain hit for eight points. Will Soffel had eight assists and five steals.

FRANKLINVILLE (17)

Eason 3 2 8, Finch 1 0 2, Seamans 0 0 0, Erickson 1 0 2, Blecha 1 0 2, Terwilliger 1 0 3, Kryzminski 0 0 0. Totals 7 2 17.

MAPLE GROVE (73)

Tampe 2 0 4, Green 1 0 2, Richardson 1 0 2, Kistner 0 0 0, W. Soffel 2 2 6, Ahlstrom 1 0 3, G. Soffel 6 1 14, Wefing 3 0 6, Germain 4 0 8, Goerke 7 2 16, Beaton 1 0 2, Swanson 2 2 6, Stack 1 0 2, Nelson 1 0 2. Totals 32 7 73.

3-Point Goals – Terwilliger, Ahlstrom, G. Soffel.

Franklinville6 1 5 5 – 17

Maple Grove16 21 21 15 – 73

Jayvees: Maple Grove won.

DIVISION 4

ROBSON, GRAHAM SHINE

SHERMAN – The combination of Ryan Robson and Andrew Graham produced 32 points in leading Sherman to a 67-33 win over Ellicottville.

Robson led the way with 17 points and seven steals while Graham drilled 15 points for the Wildcats, who opened the game with a 14-0 run.

The Eagles (0-2, 3-4) bounced back to trail by five points at the end of the first period, but Sherman (3-0, 6-2) took control from that point on and had 23 steals on defense.

Also for the winners, Jake Card topped the team in rebounds with nine and added five steals and three blocks. Robson added seven steals and Devin Moorhead grabbed five steals and had five assists.

For the Eagles, Alex Steinbroner netted 12 points and Cameron Wilson had 10 points.

ELLICOTTVILLE (33)

Musall 0 1 1, CWilson 2 6 10, SWilson 1 2 5, Morton 1 0 2, Easton 1 0 2, Delity 0 1 1, Steinbroner 5 2 12. Totals 10 12 33.

SHERMAN (67)

Gleason 3 0 7, Graham 6 1 15, Robson 6 5 17, Moorhead 0 0 0, Myers 2 0 6, Luden 2 0 4, Boland 1 0 3, Card 2 1 5, Greiner 3 2 8, Ottaway 1 0 2, Ames 0 0 0. Totals 26 9 67.

3-point goals: SWilson 1, Gleason 1, Graham 2, Myers 2, Boland 1.

Ellicottville 10 10 5 8 – 33

Sherman 15 21 15 16 – 67

Jayvees: Sherman won.

BROCTON PREVAILS

BROCTON – The Brocton Bulldogs successfully defended their home court with a 56-46 win over North Collins.

Jordan Patterson led the way with 17 points, six rebounds and four steals. Brocton (4-1, 2-1) also got a big contribution from Anthony Riforgiato, who accounted for 15 points, 10 rebounds and a pair of steals.

Jared Keppel was basically a one-man show for North Collins. He scored 34 of the team’s 46 points, but it wasn’t enough to erase an 11-point halftime deficit.